Whilst the PS4 is comfortably outselling its predecessor, the Xbox One is struggling to shrug off the 360. Sales spiked upon the release of Titanfall but beyond this the sales are pretty much at a tie. The expected dominance of the North American market has somewhat fizzled, with the PS4 beating Microsoft up on its home soil. It’s tough viewing if you’re an Xbox One fan, we all know what went wrong but is there any light at the end of the tunnel for the seemingly ill-fated Xbox One?
This weeks debate is on the subject of casual gamers, more specifically it’s based on those who purchase consoles without the intention on branching out beyond the yearly CoD or FIFA. Everyone should know at least one person who buys the latest console just to play either or both of these games. Usually they have no interest in the single player aspect of the game, which is reflected in their gaming history through lack of achievements and trophies. Sure, they are annoying but could they be doing greater damage to the overall gaming sector?
Call of Duty has long reigned supreme in terms of overall sales for a console game. It’s instant accessibility, coupled with its popularity among teenage boys and the esports crowd have seen sales showing no signs of letting up, until now that is.
E3 has long gone but Microsoft missed a vital opportunity to entice the current gaming crowd to their ill fated Xbox One. What could of been a showcase of upcoming showstopping Halo beaters turned in to a bunch of filler games leading up to Halo 5 and the Masterchief Collection. I couldn’t help but feel that this wasn’t the risk taking Microsoft we seen bursting on the scene in the early 2000s. Nowadays their show fills me with cringeworthy moments of failure, making the viewing public sit on the edge of their seat, waiting for the next clanger to be dropped. As much as it hurts to say this, Halo was that clanger this time around.
After many months away from updating the site we have returned. I would compare this act to something Jesus related but look what happened to John Lennon when he tried that. I still wonder why I keep referring to the site as ‘we’ when in reality it has always been run solely by myself. I guess nobody wants to write for this hell hole of a site, which is understandable.
The Xbox One making Kinect 2.0 mandatory when purchasing the console was always going to annoy the masses, but is there logic behind Microsofts most heckled move?
Many moons ago, before the invasion of elitist fanboys, there was a time of peace and respect in the gaming community. A community which valued the opinion of others, a community that would stand by their fellow gamer but alas, these times are a distant, pixelated memory.
News has trickled in that in the battle of big console ‘exclusives’ it is Titanfall that has emerged victorious, well in the UK anyway. Surely America will have similar sales figures, in fact the gap could be much wider as the US is the land of the Xbox.