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#1 Audioboxer

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 16:45

Link http://www.mcvuk.com...st-year/0126321

Would chalk that up to the price gap, considering the one launched first.


#2 Brian M.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 16:50

Sounds about right. It'll level off soon though unless Sony get their act together stock wise.

I can walk into any store around here and buy an Xbox One - there are still no PS4s on the shelves though.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 16:56

Sounds about right. It'll level off soon though unless Sony get their act together stock wise.

I can walk into any store around here and buy an Xbox One - there are still no PS4s on the shelves though.


Game are doing their usual shoddy tactics of creating their own bundles at ridiculous prices near £600, and not selling the units at RRP.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 17:19

Not bad at all for Sony. I'd say the price gap is a strong possibility for why we are seeing those numbers.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 17:21

Sounds about right. It'll level off soon though unless Sony get their act together stock wise.

I can walk into any store around here and buy an Xbox One - there are still no PS4s on the shelves though.

Same in the US. It's rather embarrassing in terms of public perception because now I have people asking me why the Xbox One isn't selling, when the reality is that they have much more inventory due to limiting their release. I appreciate Microsoft for holding off on shipping an unfinished product, but considering the price points and Sony having solid launch dates ahead with Japan being a huge market for them slated for Feb. 22nd, I think Microsoft needs to get moving if they plan to keep up.

 

Sony has done well on the global spectrum in the past, and seem to be following up strong with the PS4. Competition was hot initially, but I'd like it to stay hot for us as gamers/consumers.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 17:38

Not bad at all for Sony. I'd say the price gap is a strong possibility for why we are seeing those numbers.


The price gap will definately play a role. Yes the extra features of the 360 are nice but for many people 100$ is a lot of money. When you look at the history 500$ consoles have never peformed well. The PS3 started to sell when the price was reduced to 400$. Yes with inflation 500$ is not as much as it used to be but it's still a lot of money.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 17:55

I think Microsoft needs to make sure they don't get stuck in a situation like Nintendo.  Where Nintendo released the Wii U but unlike the original Wii, honestly to this day, has still been unable to show this is why you need the Gamepad.  Microsoft could face the same situation with Kinect.  Microsoft has essentially forced it into the hands of every One owner but they still haven't shown a compelling reason why you MUST have this and thus pay $100 extra.

 

If they aren't able to show that relatively soon then I think they'll be forced to drop the price sooner than they want to.  I don't think they'll drop the Kinect out because it will just fragment the market but it will eat into their costs if they're forced to drop the price early.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:08

I think Microsoft needs to make sure they don't get stuck in a situation like Nintendo.  Where Nintendo released the Wii U but unlike the original Wii, honestly to this day, has still been unable to show this is why you need the Gamepad.  Microsoft could face the same situation with Kinect.  Microsoft has essentially forced it into the hands of every One owner but they still haven't shown a compelling reason why you MUST have this and thus pay $100 extra.

 

If they aren't able to show that relatively soon then I think they'll be forced to drop the price sooner than they want to.  I don't think they'll drop the Kinect out because it will just fragment the market but it will eat into their costs if they're forced to drop the price early.

 

I really like the Kinect for the voice control and being able to control my TV and home theater. I can even adjust the volume with Xbox One smartglass. That alone eliminated my need for an expensive universal remote and I think it was worth the $100 price difference.

 

As for Kinect games though, I agree, they should come up with more ways of taking advantage of it.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:17

I really like the Kinect for the voice control and being able to control my TV and home theater. I can even adjust the volume with Xbox One smartglass. That alone eliminated my need for an expensive universal remote and I think it was worth the $100 price difference.
 
As for Kinect games though, I agree, they should come up with more ways of taking advantage of it.


I just don't like the whole "pay for it even if you're not going to use it" approach.

I, for example, never used the old kinect, and probably won't use the new one when I eventually pick up an Xbox one. It's not my style of gaming, I already have a complicated all-in-one remote to control my kit since I have a lot of stuff, and due to having a wall mounted TV, and an AV rack over the other side of the room, it's pretty much a pain to use anything like that since I'd have to balance it on my TV with a wire running across the floor every time I used it. I also kind of resent paying for something I'm not going to use.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:21

I just don't like the whole "pay for it even if you're not going to use it" approach.

I, for example, never used the old kinect, and probably won't use the new one when I eventually pick up an Xbox one. It's not my style of gaming, I already have a complicated all-in-one remote to control my kit since I have a lot of stuff, and due to having a wall mounted TV, and an AV rack over the other side of the room, it's pretty much a pain to use anything like that since I'd have to balance it on my TV with a wire running across the floor every time I used it. I also kind of resent paying for something I'm not going to use.



MS is 'damned if they do, damned if they dont' basically.

If they want it to mean something for the system, it needs to be bundled, but then they make guys like you angry that resent it being bundled. No clear way out of that.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:23

Link http://www.mcvuk.com...st-year/0126321

Would chalk that up to the price gap, considering the one launched first.

That's mostly what I was thinking too, I'm a huge fan of playstation, but even I admit, cheaper and launched first, were among the leading reasons for that result



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:24

Same in the US. It's rather embarrassing in terms of public perception because now I have people asking me why the Xbox One isn't selling, when the reality is that they have much more inventory due to limiting their release.


Well about all you can do is set the record straight with them and explain the reality of it.

Unfortunately misinformation happens. This happens in general on the internet especially.

#13 Brian M.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:24

MS is 'damned if they do, damned if they dont' basically.

If they want it to mean something for the system, it needs to be bundled, but then they make guys like you angry that resent it being bundled. No clear way out of that.


I agree wholeheartedly - you can't please everybody all of the time!

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:30

I agree wholeheartedly - you can't please everybody all of the time!

 

and if you try, you'll end up pleasing no one!



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:39

I just don't like the whole "pay for it even if you're not going to use it" approach.

I, for example, never used the old kinect, and probably won't use the new one when I eventually pick up an Xbox one. It's not my style of gaming, I already have a complicated all-in-one remote to control my kit since I have a lot of stuff, and due to having a wall mounted TV, and an AV rack over the other side of the room, it's pretty much a pain to use anything like that since I'd have to balance it on my TV with a wire running across the floor every time I used it. I also kind of resent paying for something I'm not going to use.

 

yea, but alot things are like that, in that they come bundle with this or with a built-in that, which inevitable isn't going to be used/needed by a portion of buyers.

 

For example, webcams seem to be on every single laptop now-a-days & I have never used them, ever.