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#31 Skiver

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 19:41

Why would they see this as a reason to do anything?  Sure they aren't beating Sony, but it doesn't have to be about that.  They quite likely by now have sold over 3 million consoles in 6 weeks at their price point.  If that's not success, I'm not sure what is.  Pretty sure Sony is profiting off their hardware as well.

Because the previous rumours were that MS were considering pulling out of the console market, if sales don't meet their expectations then they may quit while they are making a nice profit then continue and potentially end up down. I also will say, I doubt this is the case or will be.

 




#32 ozzy76

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 19:55

Supply still hasn't caught up with demand on the PS4 side (if nowinstock.net is any indication).

 

PS4 (left) & Xbox One (right)

 

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#33 trooper11

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 20:44

Supply still hasn't caught up with demand on the PS4 side (if nowinstock.net is any indication).
 
PS4 (left) & Xbox One (right)
 
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Not shocking since Sony has to worry about allocating units to many more regions right now.

They just have to keep pushing forward as best they can.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 21:37

It's completely and utterly impossible to compare GLOBAL sales of the two consoles, as they're not both available in the same markets.  You can only really compare individual country sales where they're both sold, anything else is just meaningless.

 

Still, the headline looks good, and since when do places like VGChartz care about journalistic accuracy? 



#35 NightScreams

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:15

Because the previous rumours were that MS were considering pulling out of the console market, if sales don't meet their expectations then they may quit while they are making a nice profit then continue and potentially end up down. I also will say, I doubt this is the case or will be.

 

 

I dunno, MS has quite a rich history of just flat out dropping products, services and features if someone there stubs their toe. They are a very investor centric company that has no clear vision or guidance.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:31

I dunno, MS has quite a rich history of just flat out dropping products, services and features if someone there stubs their toe. They are a very investor centric company that has no clear vision or guidance.

 

I have seen this new FUD "rumor" pop up on a few web sites. People created many rumors before the X1 was released, many that did not pan out. Now that it is being sold they need to try to scare people away with "Microsoft may stop selling it"



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:09

I have seen this new FUD "rumor" pop up on a few web sites. People created many rumors before the X1 was released, many that did not pan out. Now that it is being sold they need to try to scare people away with "Microsoft may stop selling it"

 

I'm a Windows app developer. Trust me, MS are -well- known for abandoning seemingly popular products on a whim.  I'm getting sick of having to learn new techs because they've dropped something and replaced it with something else... *glares at Linq to SQL, Silverlight, WPF, RIAA services and about a dozen others...



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:19

I'm a Windows app developer. Trust me, MS are -well- known for abandoning seemingly popular products on a whim.  I'm getting sick of having to learn new techs because they've dropped something and replaced it with something else... *glares at Linq to SQL, Silverlight, WPF, RIAA services and about a dozen others...

 

Linq to SQL was never meant to be a permanent, it was temporary until Linq to Entities was finished. They told people this, they made it very clear. Some of the other tech, I can understand that being an issue but many of those technologies have lasted far longer than others from the competition.

 

But to pretend like Microsoft will just decide one day to stop selling Xbox will not happen. And the fact that we are even discussing it shows how effective the FUD mill is against Microsoft. They created a supposed replacement CEO (that never considered the job), then created a rumor of the products the never-to-be CEO would cut. Then when it is revealed that person never considered the job, they need to attach these rumors to something else.

 

We see that the supposed 36% rate, even when reported by a very Sony-favorable web site, is not holding up. So we need to be distracted with rumors about Microsoft will stop selling the X1.

 

Be afraid people, don't buy an Xbox because they are no longer going to sell one! Buy a PS4, it is the only one that will be sold by this time next year!



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:21

I'm not for a minute saying they will, but they DO have a track record of doing so; ask anyone that bought a Zune, or a Windows Phone 7 device. :p



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:28

I'm not for a minute saying they will, but they DO have a track record of doing so; ask anyone that bought a Zune, or a Windows Phone 7 device. :p



Zune was never as successful as the Xbox platform is. WP7 is a little different too since it wasn't ended abruptly, they just made a new version of it. The part that upset users was the inability to upgrade a WP7 device to WP8, instead just getting WP7.8. I guess in the end, the feeling is the same as MS just pulling the plug on a platform.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 23:41

I'm not for a minute saying they will, but they DO have a track record of doing so; ask anyone that bought a Zune, or a Windows Phone 7 device. :p

 

Meanwhile they support XP for 12 years (about 11 years longer than the OS released by the competition around the same time). Microsoft has pledged to support Surface RT until April 2017, or twice as long as the competition's first tablet was supported. And I can go on about how Microsoft runs rings around their competition, but apparently the purpose is to find new ways to frighten people away from The Xbox One.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:03

Supply still hasn't caught up with demand on the PS4 side (if nowinstock.net is any indication).

 

PS4 (left) & Xbox One (right)

 

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thats a good sign for PS4.. its already on lead..