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    Exclamation Motley Fool: 'Xbox One looks like a total failure'

    Do you agree?

    According to financial site The Motley Fool, Microsoft 'may have a problem on its hands'.


    According to this article by financial-service site The Motley Fool, Microsoft's Xbox One is a "total failure" for the company, mainly because Sony's PS4 is outselling it at a rate of 2-to-1 (at least in the US).

    The site adds that, while it's still early in "the console war", investors in third party companies like EA "could ultimately be the ones most exposed".

    Do you agree? Here's the article:

    NPD data shows Sony dominating Microsoft

    According to research firm NPD, Sony's PlayStation 4 was the top selling video game console in the US during the month of January, edging out Microsoft's Xbox One. VentureBeat puts the figures at around 280,000 for the PlayStation 4 and 145,000 for Microsoft's Xbox One. On a cumulative, global basis, Sony has sold about 5.1 million PlayStation 4s, while Microsoft has sold 3.4 million Xbox Ones, according to data compiled by VGChartz.

    The discrepancy is even more notable in light of the fact that Sony still hasn't released the PlayStation 4 in its home market of Japan. At the same time, Sony seems to be struggling with supply constraints, as many retailers in the U.S. have completely sold out of their allotted shipments.

    Moreover, the PlayStation 4 doesn't even really have any video games worth playing. As new consoles, neither the PlayStation 4 nor the Xbox One has a robust catalog of offerings, but with exclusives like Dead Rising and Killer Instinct, Microsoft's Xbox One seems to have the better lineup.

    Why is the Xbox One struggling?

    There are myriad of reasons to explain why Microsoft's console isn't selling as well as Sony's. But the most significant by far is the price difference -- at $500, Microsoft's console is a full $100 more expensive than Sony's machine.

    That $100 difference is likely due to the inclusion of Microsoft's Kinect, an accessory most core gamers (the sorts of people likely to purchase a console early in its life) don't seem to want. At the same time, Microsoft's console is slightly less powerful than Sony's, resulting in marginally better graphics.

    Electronic Arts could be the one most exposed

    The Xbox isn't really part of Microsoft's core business, so in that respect, the lack of sales shouldn't really have too much of an effect on Microsoft's bottom line. But one company that could see an impact is Electronic Arts.

    Titanfall, arguably Electronic Arts' most anticipated game of the year, will be exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox One platform (it will also be available for the PC and the Xbox 360, but the Xbox One version has received most of the focus) There's also Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, a game that, like Titanfall, will be exclusive to the Xbox One in terms of next-generation consoles.

    With a lesser install base, it's possible that both of these games could be a retail disappointment, failing to generate the sales Electronic Arts had been anticipating.

    Still early in the console war

    That said, it's still early in the console war. Sony's last console, the PlayStation 3, was a retail disappointment early in its life, as consumers struggled with its high asking price. Ultimately, however, the PlayStation 3 was able to close the gap with Microsoft's Xbox 360, as Sony gradually cut the price and delivered a slate of quality exclusives. Maybe Microsoft will be able to pull off something similar.

    Nevertheless, at least for now, Microsoft appears to be far behind.
    NEWS SOURCE: Microsoft Corporations Xbox One looks like a total (via) Fool

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!

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    Any article from the Fool's website is complete trash. They're the most biased and inaccurate things you will ever read. While I agree with how much the Xbox One sucks, every article they write has a company name and the word "doomed" with it.

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    The Xbox One sucks right now, but the PS4 is not far from it. Both sucks as next-gen consoles. However, this is only the beginning, exciting things are coming for both systems so...

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    Absolutely right. Xbox one was stared with wrong "step", Kexample, no used game, always onlinee, kinect only on native console ect ect. Ok, after they had remedied, but in all people rest the doubt that all this can return.


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    Since Xbox 360 did so well, they started with all this new crap on Xbone as it would sell itself.....WRONG!
    Nintendo released Wii U without marketing, but with similar name to sell it by name...WRONG.

    Both MS and Nintendo fucked up because of their big success with Wii and 360.

    Both didn't do anything to sell consoles.

    In this business, success one time, doesent mean automatically success next time.

    Samsung can do this.. Release S3, S4, S5 etc.. It will sell shitloads no matter.
    It obviously does NOT work for console sales.
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    Norway just made the worlds first Smart Cruise Ship. Robots working in bars and lots of other high tech stuff.
    This ship have Xbox One's, but they also have Wii U in other ships.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cyyOUZjEIc#t=158

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    MS (and to a certain extent Nintendo) are in a similar position Sony was at the beginning of the last gen high on hubris, which means that it can also recover so long as MS do the right things here on out.

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    As a 360 fan I'm glad the xbox one is failing. I still haven't forgiven them for their original plans for the console. Screw the the fanboy sh*t, fanboys get raped by greedy companies.
    Last edited by soulbwoy; 02-19-2014 at 08:33 PM.

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    Well I managed to get a PS4 on Sunday and I've had the XB1 since the beginning. Basically, the PS4 is a much better deal imho. Graphics aren't everything but when the same game on both consoles is so different then logically you'd go for the better one. In other words my next XB1 game will have to be a better version of a cross platform, Titanfall is boring and Halo has never been ground breaking regadless of what the MS lovers think.

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