Did Microsoft pull off a SONY 2006?

#1Second_HokagePosted 4/14/2014 11:26:06 AM
In terms of getting cocky and overpricing the system compared to the competition?
#2Jedi454Posted 4/14/2014 11:27:51 AM
Well the Xbox One is selling A LOT better than the Ps3 this far in it's lifecycle, so what does that tell you?
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#3heffley19Posted 4/14/2014 11:27:54 AM
Did Gamefaqs pull a Gamefaqs and allow another stupid and pointless thread of trolling?
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#4aszsithPosted 4/14/2014 11:28:26 AM
Well, since Sony sold more consoles in gen 7, does your comparison extend to the possibility that this could happen as well?
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#5Second_Hokage(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 11:32:23 AM
aszsith posted...
Well, since Sony sold more consoles in gen 7, does your comparison extend to the possibility that this could happen as well?


In terms of at the start of the gen. Anything can happen, like xbox one dropping down to $350 without kinect to compete or something.
#6LEGEND_KILLERRRPosted 4/14/2014 11:34:10 AM
Second_Hokage posted...
In terms of getting cocky and overpricing the system compared to the competition?


it was close but when they fired Don and his crew lol it really turn around. now that Phil Spencer is boss everything looks like its going to be ok
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#7ejay8320Posted 4/14/2014 11:38:45 AM
aszsith posted...
Well, since Sony sold more consoles in gen 7, does your comparison extend to the possibility that this could happen as well?


It could happen, but show some supporting evidence of how it could happen... despite taking a big hit in the US and UK(mostly due to launching 1 year later) the PS3 still had great sales in the rest of Europe and of course Japan and other asian countries over the years. This is what allowed the PS3 to eventually catch up. Not to say the Xbox one can't catch up, but Xbox lost a great deal of market share in their major markets and has a really bad image(worse than what sony had on the PS3 launch).

At this point and time I just don't see any signs the xbox can catch up, but the generation has just started, so things can change.
#8flame030191Posted 4/14/2014 11:43:55 AM
No, Nintendo did this.

MS was just being douchey about the X1 pre-launch. Now that they have Phil Spencer, maybe he can right their wrongs.
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#9Enigma149Posted 4/14/2014 11:50:39 AM(edited)
Not quite.

Comparing the price of the X1 and PS3, the X1 costs $500, while Sony's system was priced close to $700 (after adjusting for inflation). Comparing the 360 to the PS3, the 360 was $465 (after adjusting for inflation), while the PS3 was $235 more...not the $100 more the X1 is (even ignoring inflation, it was still $200 more).

At E3 2006 (and the ensuing months), Sony was extremely cocky, with comments like, "People will get an extra job to pay for our system." This cockiness didn't end until several months after launch, much to the amusement of the gaming press: http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/09/ce-oh-no-he-didnt-part-xxiv-jack-tretton-wants-to-give-you/

Microsoft was cocky ("Deal with it"), but this cockiness pretty much ended by mid-July. At the same time, while Sony kept pretty much everything about the PS3 people mocked (like the price, Sixaxis, etc.), the only complaint Microsoft didn't reverse was the inclusion of Kinect (ironically, people made fun of them for reversing their policies to what their consumers wanted...for some reason...).
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#10DojoMaxPosted 4/14/2014 12:03:57 PM
Enigma149 posted...
Not quite.

Comparing the price of the X1 and PS3, the X1 costs $500, while Sony's system was priced close to $700 (after adjusting for inflation). Comparing the 360 to the PS3, the 360 was $465 (after adjusting for inflation), while the PS3 was $235 more...not the $100 more the X1 is (even ignoring inflation, it was still $200 more).

At E3 2006 (and the ensuing months), Sony was extremely cocky, with comments like, "People will get an extra job to pay for our system." This cockiness didn't end until several months after launch, much to the amusement of the gaming press: http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/09/ce-oh-no-he-didnt-part-xxiv-jack-tretton-wants-to-give-you/

Microsoft was cocky ("Deal with it"), but this cockiness pretty much ended by mid-July. At the same time, while Sony kept pretty much everything about the PS3 people mocked (like the price, Sixaxis, etc.), the only complaint Microsoft didn't reverse was the inclusion of Kinect (ironically, people made fun of them for reversing their policies to what their consumers wanted...for some reason...).


Boom
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