Four big reasons the X1, not the PS4, will win over the masses. (Article)

#1DeadLock25Posted 8/4/2013 12:20:42 AM
Here is an opinion piece that brings up some valid points. I thought it might be an interesting read for some. What do you think? Do you agree, disagree and why?

http://betanews.com/2013/08/03/four-big-reasons-xbox-one-not-ps4-will-win-over-the-masses/

Please note: This is just one persons opinion, no need to cry and moan about it or resort to insults solely based on his preferences. Lets try to keep the discussion civil and mature.

For those too lazy to read, his main points are:
1) Better specs dont win a console war, nor do they mean better games. Xbox games are more popular in US.
2) MS has outsold SONY (in the US) for months, and will continue to get better.
3) Better online service
4) Modern consoles are entertainment hubs (numbers prove it) and X1 will be just that.

Personally I agree with some of his points to some extent, but I dont think those will be enough to actually win over the masses (not worldwide) It seems to me like the backlash is quite strong and will continue to be that way for quite some time and this will undoubtedly give SONY an edge, not only in the US but in the whole world. Eventually I think the X1 will begin to close the gap between itself and PS4, (and I think that gap will be smaller than this gen) but I think it will always play some form of catch up in terms of sales with SONY.
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#2Decimator11Posted 8/4/2013 12:23:23 AM
Gonna play devil's advocate here.

So two of his points for winning the world's masses are that the respective points are more popular in the US? How does that apply to the world.
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#3lilj812Posted 8/4/2013 12:25:57 AM
How can you logically predict that sales for xbox will increase with all the negative press and feedback they have been receiving?
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#4DeadLock25(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2013 12:28:12 AM
Decimator11 posted...
Gonna play devil's advocate here.

So two of his points for winning the world's masses are that the respective points are more popular in the US? How does that apply to the world.


His article focuses only on the US.

"Xbox 360 is by all accounts the leader of the pack (in the States, specifically - which is where I'm focusing on)."

I was just stating my opinion on worldwide masses.
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#5kayoticdreamzPosted 8/4/2013 12:34:52 AM
Decimator11 posted...
Gonna play devil's advocate here.

So two of his points for winning the world's masses are that the respective points are more popular in the US? How does that apply to the world.


this might come as a shock but the US is the worlds lone super power....our economy as such has the most influence(again dont let this news shock you)
#6SoulTrapperPosted 8/4/2013 12:37:42 AM
http://betanews.com/author/derrickwlodarz/

90% of his blog posts are about Windows and MS, interesting.

Let's look a bit further into what he does.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/derrick-wlodarz/26/820/445

Ah, owner and founder of firelogic, wonder what that is.

http://www.linkedin.com/company/firelogic?trk=ppro_cprof

Oh, so he makes his money by selling and teaching people about (among others) MS products, interesting.
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#7embrandedonePosted 8/4/2013 12:40:16 AM
kayoticdreamz posted...
Decimator11 posted...
Gonna play devil's advocate here.

So two of his points for winning the world's masses are that the respective points are more popular in the US? How does that apply to the world.


this might come as a shock but the US is the worlds lone super power....our economy as such has the most influence(again dont let this news shock you)


This may come as in even bigger shock but the US's grip on the world is slipping. The military budget is getting out of hand, a beast too big to support and no longer

Fun fact: The world is more important now. Movies know this, they no longer cater to American audience and aim for World box office profit.

As Red Letter Media said "We love the whole world now, we avoid insulting other races in movies...we even make Alternate Versions of movies to appeal other countries (Iron Man 3). We love China."

China is the world's most influential super power, not the US.
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#8BloodyDove2vsPosted 8/4/2013 12:43:53 AM
lilj812 posted...
How can you logically predict that sales for xbox will increase with all the negative press and feedback they have been receiving?


A logic sheep will always avoid.
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#9Jstretch19Posted 8/4/2013 12:46:06 AM
1-2 are bull arguments that don't mean much because they make the criteria suit the argument, which anyone can do. Ex. The Xbox One is the best console made by Microsoft that releases in November.

3 there's really no way to tell if Sony's online service will get better now that its a paid service.

4 is surprisingly a valid argument.
#10CapwnDPosted 8/4/2013 12:50:19 AM(edited)
SoulTrapper posted...
http://betanews.com/author/derrickwlodarz/

90% of his blog posts are about Windows and MS, interesting.

Let's look a bit further into what he does.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/derrick-wlodarz/26/820/445

Ah, owner and founder of firelogic, wonder what that is.

http://www.linkedin.com/company/firelogic?trk=ppro_cprof

Oh, so he makes his money by selling and teaching people about (among others) MS products, interesting.


Oh look, here comes Soul Trapper with more of his infamous detective work! Must... keep.. those.. Fires of Dismay burning, right?

Hey Soul... ever track the legitimacy of some of the sources you site? Like that William Usher troll that posts a blog that you ponies love to quote as a news source?
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