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It kind of started out I thought Microsoft would be OK, but lately it seems people are preferring Sony. I think it boils down to the nearly useless Kinect. Let’s face it, a few dance games and that’s about it. Carmack called it the zero button mouse, which I thought was kind of funny. I don’t know how Sony’s motion system is working out, but I would think it would be a lot more useful on the controller.
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Its too soon to condemn the console, remember when everyone spelled doom for the 3ds?
Wait until the price drops, then we will know.
At the moment it’s too damn expensive and there aren’t enough games out for it.
Plus I don’t think the games that are out are a generation better than 360 games. You saw it with the PS2, the games available for the PS2 were not as good as the games coming out on the PS at the same time. It takes developers a while to find the new features of the new console and make good use of them.
Initial games come out and basically all people have done is get their engine working on the new platform. They haven’t extended the engine, added anything new. or anything like that.
how I look at it, is how the previous generation performed.
xbox 360, i liked it better, but thats because im a programmer, and the generic technologies got into the all the games, and it worked for me, cause i was into specular water reflection and stuff like that. the xbox games seemed more like something I would make?
playstation 2, (its not 3 because i never used a playstation 3) sony, on the other hand, the games had shading on them where i couldnt even figure out how they did it. there were some pretty good cinematic cutscenes too… it was less obvious to me how they shaded the graphics.
But they both looked good… but maybe windows 8 pissing people off had something to do with it… cause its going to be like it…
I think the stupid Kinect system is one of the problems.
It was optional on the 360, which is fine. If you want people posting youtube videos of you looking like a prick, that’s up to you.
But building your game system around it, well that’s just Microsoft logic.
Microsoft Logic : Mik.ro.soft Log.ic (Phrase)
Taking something that no one wants and trying to make it a USP for a product.
Usually as a result of Apple finding something that people really do want, achieving huge sales volumes, and making lot’s of money.
Examples include the office paper clip, and Metro.
By the way try this link http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Microsoft , made me laugh.
Yeah, I think it’s Kinect. The advertisements for it make everyone look stupid. It also has a latency problem which really wasn’t fixed from the last one from the only person I know that tried one. The trouble is, if you use Kinect, you can’t use a controller, and it’s not good enough as an input device for that. So, you can only make these dance games and a couple steering games.
hahaha yeh its ok if your female, but some shortish fatish balding programmer doing his groove thing isnt really going to work that well. hahahahahahaha
If you look at their previous consoles, they both generated roughly 10 million sales / year over the span of their lifetimes. If they can both maintain that quota, then they’ll be fine. Based on current reports, Xbox sits at 3.9 million versus PS4’s 5.3 million. That’s still not much of a difference and both are still on track (with better traction for Sony) to meet their current trends. Now when you look at Nintendo’s Wii U, it’s sitting on just 5.8 million units sold after being in the market one year longer. Now that’s a platform whose future you can safely worry about if you’re an investor.
They have a new CEO now so hopefully things will get better. They’re numbers are probably good enough to not get washed out like Nintendo. The trouble is, if it gets to be a trend where more and more use one system, then it’s easy to lose ground fast. If it stays roughly even, then they will be all right.
Not to worry, Stephen Elop of Nokia fame was appointed to head Xbox..
Nokia… the company the went from number one to almost bankrupt…………..
They are already trying to increase sales.
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They would definitely do better if Kinect was optional. People need to remember the design changed since the original Xbox One inception. The “online-only” fiasco really put a niche in the game. Honestly, I think developers are just being lazy when it comes to unlocking the true potential of the console, citing Sony as “easier”. The Xbox One has a great deal of life, the Playstation 4 is the current lovechild of the industry. Sony made a great console, but it hasn’t floored me. Supposedly, it has more horsepower, but it’s not always the size of the tool that counts. It’s how that tool is used.