Tag: Xbox One
News PS4 and Xbox One Sales Worse in January 2020 Compared to PS3 and Xbox 360 in January 2013
It was a disappointing January 2020 for all consoles in the United States, but fascinatingly the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One performed worse than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in January 2013. This is pertinent because both instances represent the final January of their respective hardware cycles. Why, then, do current-gen consoles...
News PS4 Is Way Ahead of Xbox One in Total Console Sales, Says New Data
EA spills the beans
As we've known for some time now, Microsoft no longer publicly shares Xbox One sales figures. Meanwhile, Sony's been more than happy to spread word of the PlayStation 4's success on numerous occasions, with the company's most recent statement claiming that the current-gen console has moved close to 80 million units. It's always...
Guide PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X - Which One Should You Buy?
All the differences between Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
The introduction of the Xbox One X brings a new wrinkle to the ceaseless console war: a brand new mid-gen console upgrade vying for your cold-hard cash in the shadow of the more affordable Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 Slim. But with the PS4 Pro already approaching its first birthday, there are fresh...
News Cross-Console Play Between PS4 and Xbox One Was Reality for a Few Hours
Error enables platforms to play together
The whole cross-console conversation has become increasingly tedious since E3 2017, with Microsoft eager to repeat that it’s open to the idea, and Sony casually shutting discussions down – often with silly justifications. But in an interesting twist, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players were actually united...
News PS4 Sales Double Xbox One, Claims Report
Sony supposedly has a gigantic lead
Ever since Microsoft stopped reporting on its Xbox One numbers, actually gauging the difference in sales between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 has been difficult. We obviously know that Sony's system is in the lead - it's been the world's best selling console since 2014, after all - but just how big is the...
News Narrow Margins Force PS4 from Top of US Hardware Charts for First Time in 2016
You win some, you lose some
Outrageously attractive Xbox One fire sales pushed the PlayStation 4 from the top of the US hardware charts for the first time in eight months last month – although speculation suggests that Sony's system was just 10,000 units off the pace. Microsoft's console was widely available for considerably less than the Japanese...
News Sony Really Needs to Address This PS4, Xbox One Cross-Play Thing
Another dev chimes in
This saga regarding cross-play on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is really frustrating, isn't it? As gamers, we obviously want it to happen – but as "industry pundits" (if we can call ourselves that), the way it's being discussed is infuriating. Obviously, Sony has supported cross-platform play with the PC since the early...
News Rocket League's PS4-Xbox One Cross-Network Play Is Ready to Go
But the ball's still in Sony's court
Oh right, we'd forgotten about this. Those of you with really long memories will recall Microsoft suddenly changing its policy regarding cross-network play a few months back, putting Sony on the spot by suggesting that it wants Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players to play together. We're sure that the current...
Talking Point Can Sony Beat Microsoft's E3 2016 Briefing?
That's the Microsoft E3 2016 briefing done and dusted, then, where the showing centred on games such as Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and ReCore. It was a strong if unsurprising show for Microsoft, though obviously the sheer number of leaks didn't help. The manufacturer closed on Project Scorpio, an interative hardware upgrade due...
News PS4, Xbox One Sales Outpacing Predecessors in the UK
Consoles still relevant, it seems
Bad news for all those people who predicted consoles were dying out: the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are doing extremely well in the UK. New data released by GAME reveals that the combined total of new-gen consoles sold tallies 5.1 million units – while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 could only muster 3.5 million...
News Will Xbox One and PS4 Gamers Play Together? Sony's Looking into It
Needs to consider technical, policy, and business issues
Microsoft's decision to suddenly start supporting cross-platform play after years of blocking it – odd anomalies excluded – was announced expertly. Despite the likes of Nintendo and Sony allowing gamers to play with PC players for years – and, in the case of upcoming game Dreii, even...
Reaction Will Sony Enable Cross-Network Play on PS4? Well, It Already Does
Microsoft's always been good at making headlines – and it usually opts to do so when this author's out of the office. It announced today that it will be enabling cross-network play on the Xbox One, a bold new direction from the Redmond manufacturer that… Well, puts yet another of its policies in line with the PlayStation 4...
News Pachter: There's Nothing Xbox One Can Do to Catch PS4
Divisive industry analyst Michael Pachter has pulled out his crystal ball in a brand new YouTube video, deeming that Sony already has the latest generation on lock. The Japanese giant announced relatively recently that the PlayStation 4 has surpassed 30 million sales worldwide, while Microsoft has opted not to report
News Microsoft Parodies PS4's Infamous Game Sharing Video
In backward compatibility, Microsoft's finally got an Xbox One feature that it can shout about it – and it's sure trying its hardest to make a bit of noise. In a new video on the organisation's UK YouTube account, the company has parodied Sony's famous PlayStation 4 game sharing video – although the punch line isn't quite as well executed...
News Comparing PS4's Sales to the Competition May Be Tough Moving Forwards
Keeping the numbers quiet
Sony was sheepish when it came to console sales last generation, lumping the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 together as part of the illusive "PlayStation Family". It's been a lot more forthcoming with the PlayStation 4, revealing both sell in and sell through figures with alarming regularity. But it seems that Microsoft...
News Xbox Chief Thinks the PS4 May Have Microsoft Beat
"Sony has a huge lead"
It's not often that you see global corporations concede to the competition, but Xbox head Phil Spencer has suggested that the console war is over already. Speaking at the 2015 GeekWire Summit, the suit admitted that the PlayStation 4 already has a "huge lead" over the Xbox One – and he isn't sure that it can ever be...
News Sigh! This Silent Hills Revival Rumour Is a Load of Rubbish
No, Microsoft isn't buying Xbox One exclusivity for billions of dollars
Alright, seeing as IGN is reporting on this one, we'll take the bait: Silent Hills is not going to be announced as an Xbox One exclusive at E3 2015 next month. Well, theoretically it could be, but this brand new rumour which emerged on Rooster Teeth and is popping up all over...
Poll Is It Now Time for Sony to Consider a $349.99 PS4 Price Promotion?
Talking in circles
Stop us if you've heard this one before. Yes, we're back with another familiar article involving PlayStation 4 price points, console sales, and the exact kind of story that's seemingly become our lifeblood over the past few months. Before you dive into the comments to tell us to fix our broken record, though, hear us out: we're at...
News Analysts: Xbox One Will Catch Up to PS4 in 2015
The battle goes on
Michael Pachter put his neck on the line recently, and stated that the PlayStation 4 will maintain control of the console space through 2015 – but this was before Microsoft's big NPD win in November. To his credit, the likeable forecaster is sticking with his reading of the situation, but a predictions post from
News PS4 Loses Black Friday Battle, Research Firm Claims
Sony may want to start thinking about its statement for November’s forthcoming NPD report, as it sounds like the PlayStation 4’s ten month winning streak in the United States could be about to come to an end. Microsoft seriously slashed the price of the Xbox One for the holidays – enabling cons
News Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money
Console maker ain't getting complacent
Everything’s looking rosy in the PlayStation Nation right now. Sony’s next-gen system is running away with the console crown, already surpassing 10 million units, with many more to come this Christmas, we suspect. Moreover, the lineup looks good, with a strong mix of first-party and third-party titles on...
News PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer
There's a new flop in town
Japan may still be considered something of a gaming mecca among some, but its importance in the console space is slowly declining. With many of the region’s biggest developers struggling to adapt to the PlayStation 3 era, and handhelds currently ruling the roost, it’s not exactly a surprise to see the recently released...
News This Is How Sony's Greeting the Xbox One in Tier 2 Territories
The tortoise and the hare
Sony’s sold a serious number of PlayStation 4 consoles since the system’s launch in November last year – a respectable 10 million units to be precise – but it’s had a free run at the market in many regions. While the Xbox One is already available in key countries such as the USA and the UK, it’s only just...
News Sony: PS4's Christmas Lineup Compares 'Very, Very Well' to Xbox One
As with the PlayStation 3 before it, there’s an accelerating sentiment around the web that the PlayStation 4 lacks games. Despite new releases deploying on a weekly basis, many armchair analysts have opted to criticise the console’s first year – primarily its lack of first-party content. Many argue that Microsoft – with...
News EA Eagerly Anticipating PS4 and Xbox One's Christmas Clash
"We sit in the sweet spot"
In truth, the console wars can be kind of exhausting. If you spend much time on multiformat sites or message boards, you’ll probably find yourself wading through a lot of bickering before you get to the content that you’re actually looking for. However, this back-and-forth actually excites third-party publisher EA...
News Sony Spends More on US TV Ads for the PS4 Than Microsoft Does for the Xbox One
Apparently it's working
The PlayStation 4 is selling like hotcakes – this much we know. However, a much more interesting discussion can be had around how the console has managed to maintain this market dominance. Some argue that the PS4's lower price point has been instrumental in its success, while others point to
News The PS4 Dev Team Were 'Dancing in The Aisles' After The Xbox One's Price Reveal
So were we
A lot has been said about the performance of the two major players at last year's E3. Regardless of your view, it's no secret that Sony's super system has been going gangbusters when it comes to numbers. And while it certainly wasn't the most crucial element, the PlayStation 4's significantly cheaper price tag can certainly take a lot of...
Talking Point Will Sony Have Enough PS4 Material to Topple Microsoft's Game Heavy Show?
Games, games, games
Microsoft’s heavily hyped E3 media briefing this year was always going to be about redemption for the put upon platform holder. With new gaffer Phil Spencer attempting to turn around the organisation’s image, the press conference was filled with phrases aimed directly at fans. “Thank you” was a statement that seemed...
E3 2014 PlayStation and Xbox Executives Slay the Web with a Simple Embrace
This isn't how it's supposed to be
We thought that this industry was all about a war of words and exclusive games – not hugs and kisses prior to the biggest gaming convention of the year. Alas, it seems that new Xbox boss Phil Spencer and former PlayStation president Jack Tretton are eager to prove that the console war only exists on the Internet,...
News Microsoft: PS4 Is Outperforming Xbox One Because PS3 Didn't Satisfy Consumers
Sony is certainly no stranger to silly statements, with its hubris heading into the previous generation providing plenty of memes which still do the rounds today. However, it would appear that Microsoft learned nothing from the Japanese giant’s biggest blunders, as the firm is still making some wince inducing statements regarding the...
Reaction Xbox One's PS4 Impersonation Improves with Kinect Reversal
Microsoft successfully completed its transformation of the Xbox One into the PlayStation 4 today, announcing that the system will soon be sold without a Kinect camera included. This likely represents the last reversal in a throng of backtracks, and the decision has presumably been made in response to
News Oh! The Witcher 3 Will Probably Outperform Xbox One on PS4
Fake your very best surprised face, as it sounds like the PlayStation 4 is about to better the Xbox One in yet another format face-off. In an interview with Eurogamer.net, CD Projekt RED’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski has admitted that there’s a good chance that the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will look and perform best on Sony’s...
News Bungie Denies PS4 Favouritism as Xbox One Owners Revolt
A halo on its head
While it’s all merely fanboy posturing at the end of the day, PlayStation owners will be familiar with the feeling of betrayal. Sony associated franchises such as Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid popped up at numerous Microsoft press conferences during the PlayStation 3 era, cruelly emphasising the end of a number of...
News PS4's Power Advantage Over Xbox One Is Irrelevant, Says Pachter
Doesn't influence purchasing decisions
It didn’t take long for the PlayStation 4 to be crowned the king of next-gen consoles. Speculation regarding the power advantages of Sony’s system was rife prior to release, but the story really exploded when it was confirmed that blockbusters such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black F
News Pachter: Sony Would Probably Like to Get Call of Duty DLC Exclusivity
There are rumblings that changes may be afoot in the Call of Duty content clash. While the series has been historically aligned with the Xbox brand, rumours earlier in the year indicated that Sony may be willing to stump up the cash in order to ensure that the property is associated with the PlayStation 4. And speaking on the latest...
Weirdness We're a Bit Jealous of This Xbox One Indie Game
The only way is 7-Up
Sony may have taken a huge lead in the indie arena, but Microsoft is fighting back with its atrociously named [email protected] initiative. As such, it seems that the PlayStation 4 will actually be missing out on one upcoming indie gem: Soda Drinker Pro. The swigging
News Microsoft Ponders PlayStation's Commitment to, Er, Television
TV, TV, TV
Microsoft may be doing its best to refocus the Xbox One’s strategy on games, but it’s still quietly got television on the brain. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, entertainment executive Nancy ‘Next Water Cooler Moment’ Tellem questioned Sony’s commitment to original content, boasting that the Redmond-based firm has been...
News UK PS4 Stock Shortages Allow Xbox One to Pull Ahead Over Previous Four Weeks
While you can find a PlayStation 4 if you look here in the UK, the console is far from being readily available. The system has been sold out at most major online retailers since the start of March, and that’s been reflected in the software sales, which have taken a tumble over the past few weeks. In fact, it seems like the lack of...
News Sony's PS4 Indie Launch Parity Clause Is More Parody
See what you did there
Microsoft’s holding a gun to the heads of indie developers, forcing them to deploy their wares on the Xbox One at the same time as other systems or forget releasing them on the format at all. This means that smaller studios without the bandwidth to produce multiple versions of their titles at once may be forced to launch on...
News Pachter: Titanfall Exclusivity Due to Industry Thinking Xbox One Would Eat PS4's Lunch
Tides are turning
With an Xbox 360 and PC iteration in the pipeline, Titanfall is not quite the bonafide Xbox One exclusive that Microsoft’s hyping it up to be. However, the Redmond-based manufacturer has ensured that the inaugural iteration in Respawn Entertainment’s first-person franchise will not arrive on the PlayStation 4. What does that...
News Xbox One's Heinous Launch Parity Clause Still Causing Problems for PlayStation Devs
Microsoft may have been quick to react to the negative feedback pointed at most aspects of the Xbox One, but it’s refusing to budge on the launch parity clause that underlines its hastily implemented indie initiative. For those out of the loop, the manufacturer will not allow titles to appear on its system if they’ve already...
Talking Point Should Sony Respond to Microsoft's UK Xbox One Price Cut?
You’ve got to hand it to Microsoft, it knows how to react quickly. The Redmond-based manufacturer has been flip-flopping between Xbox One strategies faster than Usain Bolt in sandals, starting all the way back at E3 where the company controversially defended its abhorrent digital rights management policies – only to yank them...
News PS4 Exclusive RIME Almost Ended Up on the Xbox One
Microsoft rejected the release
It may be one of the most anticipated PlayStation 4 titles in production, but things could have been very different for Tequila Works’ stunning ICO-esque excursion RIME. A document uncovered by underground publication VG Leaks indicates that the Spanish developer actually pitched the title to Microsoft first, as an...
News Microsoft Will Pay You to Dump Your PS3 for an Xbox One
We're like so whatever
Remember that old Avril Lavigne video where the “punk princess” tries to get one over on her nerdy double? Well, this brand new Microsoft promotion reminds us of that. Y’see, the Redmond-based manufacturer doesn’t like your old console, and it thinks you need a new one – so much so, that it’s even willing to pay...
News Whoa, PS4 Software Sales Are Swiftly Outpacing the Xbox One in the UK
Intense console rivalry may not be healthy or productive, but it sure can be a lot of fun – especially when you're on the winning side. We've known for a while that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in the UK, but it's been a week or two since we've had some fancy numbers to gloat about. PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara is on...
News Microsoft Just Made Sure You Won't Be Playing Gears of War on PS4
Missing the Marcus
You may not have realised it, but up until this morning there was a chance that the next instalment in the Gears of War franchise could appear on the PlayStation 4. Despite the series remaining exclusive to the Xbox 360 across all four of its previous instalments, the property was actually owned by independent outfit and Unreal...
News Blimey, PS4 Sales Are More Than Double the Xbox One in Germany
The PlayStation 4 has sold an impressive 250,000 units in Germany since its launch on 29th November. In comparison, the Xbox One – which released a week earlier on 22nd November – has moved 100,000 units. The figures come courtesy of Media Control GFK, and track the period up to the end of December. Sony's powerhouse has now sold a...
News Xbox One Isn't the Only Microsoft Machine That PS4 Is Outselling
It’s still far too early to come to any conclusions, but Microsoft’s period of domination in the UK may be about to come to an end. Industry magazine MCV reports that the PlayStation 4 not only outsold the Xbox One last year in Britain, but it also pulled ahead of the Xbox 360 – despite only being available for around five or so...
News Analyst: PS4 Has Slight Sales Advantage Over Xbox One in North America
On top of the world
Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton may be spending his first full day back in the office hanging up the bunting, as reports suggest that the PlayStation 4 managed to close out 2013 in front of the Xbox One in North America – despite the platform holder launching in more territories than its closest...
News How Microsoft's Hostile Indie Policies Could Impact PS4
Xbox One manufacturer forcing launch day parity
We’ve been holding off writing about Microsoft’s overdue Xbox One indie policies for a few days now, because this is something that really shouldn’t be particularly relevant on a PlayStation-centric site. There’s always wider competitive overlap that we look to explore, of course, but the...