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(NowGamer)   Sony selling so many PS4s that if you slipped XBox One sales into the figures, it would look like an accounting error   (nowgamer.com ) divider line
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2014-07-31 12:40:55 PM  
www.squidmobile.com
Meh.
 
2014-07-31 01:03:22 PM  
Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?
 
2014-07-31 01:09:24 PM  
Well, technically, if you slipped Xbone sales figures in, it  would be an accounting error...
 
2014-07-31 01:10:04 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?


Fanboys.
 
2014-07-31 01:10:26 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?


Children who cannot afford both and place all personal validity in a material object in a tribal fashion?
 
2014-07-31 01:11:29 PM  
Guess you shouldn't shiat on your customers.
 
2014-07-31 01:11:40 PM  

Mager: Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?

Children who cannot afford both and place all personal validity in a material object in a tribal fashion?


Don't forget idiots who somehow think that less competition in the video game industry would be a good thing.
 
2014-07-31 01:11:47 PM  
Everyone I know who bothered buying a PS4 or an Xbone has been biatching about what a waste of money it was.

/just kidding - I don't actually know anyone who bought an Xbone.
 
2014-07-31 01:11:48 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?


nintendo
 
2014-07-31 01:12:09 PM  

toraque: [www.squidmobile.com image 224x224]
Meh.


I prefer this one

i42.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-31 01:13:45 PM  
Hey, now, Xbox One sales will pick up as soon as Fantasy Football players figure out how to hook their cable boxes into it and... who am I kidding, that whole "enhanced viewing" nonsense was dumb and probably thought up by the same morans that shoved Windows 8 down desktop users' throats.
 
2014-07-31 01:14:20 PM  
What is it with Microsoft and their bullshiat "shipped" figures on all their products? Are they still catching anyone out with that at this point, or do they just keep doing it to cater to irrational fanboys looking for flamewar ammo?

OddLlama: Guess you shouldn't shiat on your customers.


I can't tell if this is a joke or if you've just never heard of Sony before...
 
2014-07-31 01:16:23 PM  
I'd be happy if they just made exclusives illegal.
 
2014-07-31 01:21:08 PM  

Plastic Trash Vortex: Everyone I know who bothered buying a PS4 or an Xbone has been biatching about what a waste of money it was.

/just kidding - I don't actually know anyone who bought an Xbone.


My son has one. It's pretty cool. I like the voice commands thing. I'm not a console gamer, though, so I don't really use it. He likes it just fine.
 
2014-07-31 01:22:20 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?


If I was a game developer, I think I would looks at those numbers.
 
2014-07-31 01:25:16 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?

If I was a game developer, I think I would looks at those numbers.


If I was in the market for a new console, I would also look at those numbers.

Because I want upcoming games to be developed for my console, and ported to the console I didn't buy.
 
2014-07-31 01:26:30 PM  
I bought an XBox One, but the hard drive is effed. Right now it's just sitting in my entertainment center,  begging to be sent in for repair. I should probably get on that.
 
2014-07-31 01:27:11 PM  
i970.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-31 01:27:34 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?

If I was a game developer, I think I would looks at those numbers.


Exactly. Check with Nintendo and see if unit sales matter to developers.

Hint:it does. PC gamers should be happy with current Gen numbers too. More console sales means more development.
 
2014-07-31 01:27:40 PM  
So what is the draw from a software perspective of the PS4 over the 360?

Best I can tell there are few if any significant differences between the two and these sales are straight "we srewed ourselves with bad PR" results for Microsoft.
 
2014-07-31 01:28:26 PM  

toraque: Meh.


in before...Goddamit
 
2014-07-31 01:29:07 PM  
Yay. More fighty shooty games that are exactly like the old fighty shooty games.

But with increased polygons.
 
2014-07-31 01:29:29 PM  

Derp Du Jour: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?

If I was a game developer, I think I would looks at those numbers.

Exactly. Check with Nintendo and see if unit sales matter to developers.

Hint:it does. PC gamers should be happy with current Gen numbers too. More console sales means more development.


...of shiatty ports to PC. No farking thanks.
 
2014-07-31 01:29:34 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?

If I was a game developer, I think I would looks at those numbers.


Gamers should look at those numbers for the same reason.  If you own the console that ends up in the dominant position, then you are less likely to miss out on exclusive titles since developers are more likely to develop for your console or both consoles (although there are obviously exceptions).

/owned xbox360
//own PS4, not a lot of games for this generation yet, but I"m pretty psyched about Last of Us, which I couldn't play on the prior generation console (since I owned the Xbox360).
///you can also be happy about the Market's apparent repudiation of Microsoft's "fark the consumer" approach
 
2014-07-31 01:30:04 PM  

skozlaw: What is it with Microsoft and their bullshiat "shipped" figures on all their products?



Microsoft was trying to sell through their back inventory from the fall.  They shipped good numbers but didn't sell through their full inventory.  The dropped the price and added a game, but there weren't many new orders for units.  So shipped vs sold is a fairly significant distinction.
 
2014-07-31 01:30:22 PM  
Last week I picked up an Atari 2600 at Goodwill for $3, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/ Still tons of fun
// 30 years later I can still roll over Asteroids in under 45 minutes
/// Found a record store that has a ton of carts for sale for $1-2 each
 
2014-07-31 01:30:50 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: So what is the draw from a software perspective of the PS4 over the 360?

Best I can tell there are few if any significant differences between the two and these sales are straight "we screwed ourselves with bad PR" results for Microsoft.


Sony has had some horrendous PR blunders over the years. And miracle of miracles, they're still in business.
 
2014-07-31 01:31:13 PM  
Best source ever. Sony is on pace to for 8 million  so far this month while Xbox 1 has 5 million so far(not bad for not even being in 50% of the territories as PS4). But can the PS4 save Sony? Shipped per sold is stupid, because even if it was shipped it still was sold to some store. If any company want to count shipped, they can send me 20 of their products to test any day of the week.
 
2014-07-31 01:31:27 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: So what is the draw from a software perspective of the PS4 over the 360?

Best I can tell there are few if any significant differences between the two and these sales are straight "we srewed ourselves with bad PR" results for Microsoft.


Ps4 has faster RAM and less OS overhead. Plus they designed the system with dev input and didn't try to screw their customers with a sand paper condom.
 
2014-07-31 01:31:39 PM  
The offerings are still pretty paltry for both.

I kind of want Destiny but I'm more interested in the co-op than pvp, and something tells me there will be a significant lag on new content for the co-op.
 
2014-07-31 01:32:17 PM  
images.lazygamer.net
 
2014-07-31 01:32:18 PM  
Hey guise, remember when all the know-it-alls swore that all the Xbone marketing failures meant nothing and that obsessive fans would buy the console no matter what?

LOLOL

/Solid Xbox user for the past 10 years and still playing my 360
//might buy a PS4 instead
 
2014-07-31 01:33:17 PM  
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2014-07-31 01:33:34 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Derp Du Jour: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?

If I was a game developer, I think I would looks at those numbers.

Exactly. Check with Nintendo and see if unit sales matter to developers.

Hint:it does. PC gamers should be happy with current Gen numbers too. More console sales means more development.

...of shiatty ports to PC. No farking thanks.


Current Gen xbone/ps systems are specialized PCs. Ports should be much better this Gen.
 
2014-07-31 01:34:49 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: So what is the draw from a software perspective of the PS4 over the 360?

Best I can tell there are few if any significant differences between the two and these sales are straight "we srewed ourselves with bad PR" results for Microsoft.


there were roughly 100 reasons why the ps4 has been selling better (plus tax)
 
2014-07-31 01:35:16 PM  

toraque: [www.squidmobile.com image 224x224]
Meh.


Agreed. I am a gamer through and through and I had the last gen consoles but my 2 year old gaming rig will still eat a PS4 or XboxOne for breakfast and still have enough ram to run Doom.... yes Doom! heh... but seriously since console have lost most of the exclusive titles and the ones that are exclusive still, will eventually come out on PC anyway where they will look better and run better the only difference a console has is a controller and I have plenty of those bluetooth connected to my PC so I just can't bring myself to buy a next gen console yet. Maybe one day but no time soon.
 
2014-07-31 01:35:31 PM  

Solty Dog: Yay. More fighty shooty games that are exactly like the old fighty shooty games.

But with increased polygons.


Pretty much.

Neither console is worth bothering with right now. Hopefully this fall/winter season will see a flood of games.


The entire game industry is on the verge of a big change, I think. There are SO MANY gaming options, and SO MANY free Flash-based games available for anyone with a computer and a fast internet connection.

The console market (and the gaming PC market) now have to focus almost entirely on the "die-hard" gamers that are willing to spend money on cutting-edge hardware. But there aren't many of those people left.  Especially since hardware has plateaued in many ways. It's not like the difference between a PS3 and PS4 is mind-blowing. In fact, it's almost a subtle difference.

/cue the "I can see the pixels" idiots who think that anything less than 1080P at 60FPS looks like crap
 
2014-07-31 01:36:17 PM  
Meanwhile Nintendo is doing so poorly, the Dreamcast had sold twice as many units at this point in its if cycle.
 
2014-07-31 01:37:12 PM  

skozlaw: What is it with Microsoft and their bullshiat "shipped" figures on all their products? Are they still catching anyone out with that at this point, or do they just keep doing it to cater to irrational fanboys looking for flamewar ammo?

OddLlama: Guess you shouldn't shiat on your customers.

I can't tell if this is a joke or if you've just never heard of Sony before...


Clarification: guess you should not shiat on your customers more than the compitetion. You aslo should not base your product on lies.
 
2014-07-31 01:38:51 PM  

Derp Du Jour: Jim from Saint Paul: So what is the draw from a software perspective of the PS4 over the 360?

Best I can tell there are few if any significant differences between the two and these sales are straight "we srewed ourselves with bad PR" results for Microsoft.

Ps4 has faster RAM and less OS overhead. Plus they designed the system with dev input and didn't try to screw their customers with a sand paper condom.


This.  Most games that appear on both consoles look better on the PS4 for this reason.  Also, Sony has been actively courting indie game developers, while MS was shiatting on them.  I believe MS has now followed Sony's lead, but they're late to the party (just like they were on not making Kinect mandatory, allowing used games to be resold, etc).

The X-Box's big claim to fame (from reading fanboy battles on other sites) is that they make it really easy to jump between games and live TV.
 
2014-07-31 01:39:57 PM  

Egoy3k: Mager: Lando Lincoln: Who should care about this, other than shareholders of Sony / Microsoft stock?

Children who cannot afford both and place all personal validity in a material object in a tribal fashion?

Don't forget idiots who somehow think that less competition in the video game industry would be a good thing.


Eh... if everyone could play with/against each other that would be a good thing.

From a game development perspective though, yeah, we definitely need more competition.
 
2014-07-31 01:40:14 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-31 01:40:27 PM  
I won a PS4 in a raffle the other day. Fairly exciting, but I don't really have a clue what games to get (or what games to wait for).

From the last gen I own a Wii and an XBOX 360. Played them quite a bit, but haven't gamed in a while. The last PS I owned was PS1.

Can someone help?
 
2014-07-31 01:41:39 PM  

Plastic Trash Vortex: Everyone I know who bothered buying a PS4 or an Xbone has been biatching about what a waste of money it was.

/just kidding - I don't actually know anyone who bought an Xbone.


I won an Xbone, which solved by buy decision. But so far the Destiny Beta was the only appealing software on either console.

To that end, somewhat surprising that Sony is outselling Microsoft. The Xbone media features are probably the best thing available on either console today. Which isn't saying how great it is, but how terrible the games are that are out right now.
 
2014-07-31 01:42:39 PM  
I don't own either one :(

I think my 3DS XL is my most recent "console" purchase.

I mostly play RPGs and it seems like most of the good ones come to PC anyways, so I haven't bothered to keep up.
 
2014-07-31 01:42:52 PM  

Carn: toraque: [www.squidmobile.com image 224x224]
Meh.

I prefer this one

[i42.tinypic.com image 850x478]


I love the fat old fark in that picture. Still living at home, owning a fleshlight, never touching the inside of a woman in his long life. PC Master race.
 
2014-07-31 01:43:37 PM  
Most likely I will buy an Xbox one when Destiny is released.  In the past I was an xbox guy mostly because of Halo, which I've been a fan of since I was playing four player splitscreen back in the day.  Now the decision to go the xbox route is almost entirely because it is the system most of my circle of friends plays on.

Speaking of Destiny, I watched a buddy play the beta last weekend and I'm still not completely sold.  I've seen it described as Halo meets Diablo and if that is true I'll probably enjoy it.  We'll see.  Honestly I'm more exited about the Master Chief collection, which I can't help but feel is stupid of me because I already own all of those games.  The updated multiplayer maps look pretty sweet though.
 
2014-07-31 01:44:04 PM  

Derp Du Jour: Jim from Saint Paul: So what is the draw from a software perspective of the PS4 over the 360?

Best I can tell there are few if any significant differences between the two and these sales are straight "we srewed ourselves with bad PR" results for Microsoft.

Ps4 has faster RAM and less OS overhead. Plus they designed the system with dev input and didn't try to screw their customers with a sand paper condom.


PS4 also went with AMD's video card knowledge and setup, instead of Xbox one going with their own video card solution and directx type instructions.
 
2014-07-31 01:44:11 PM  

Saborlas: [i970.photobucket.com image 842x386]


Didn't you try that in the last thread and nobody bought it? Because I have to say, I find a lot less cheaters in PC games, and when they are there they are dealt with promptly. Not in a new patch, or through numerous reports to Xbox, but right then and there with a permanent ban from whichever admin of the server is logged in at the time. You sound like you're desperate for some foothold from which to say "I hate PC gaming."
 
2014-07-31 01:44:28 PM  

Electrify: Meanwhile Nintendo is doing so poorly, the Dreamcast had sold twice as many units at this point in its if cycle.


It is sad to see Nintendo doing so poorly. If Nintendo had come out with an entertainment system similar to Xbox One (play games, but integrate with cable boxes / Netflix / Hulu / YouTube) they might be doing pretty good right now. But they didn't.
 
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