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...Other reports confirm the popularity of Sony's new console. In January, the PS4 beat Microsoft's Xbox One as the top-selling gaming console, NPD said last month. NPD didn't reveal specific numbers, but Bloomberg said that sales of the PS4 were almost double those of the Xbox One.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57619856-93/sony-playstation-4-racks-up-6-million-sales/
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not surprised.

looks better
plays better
people (wrongly or rightly) trust the platform more (DRM , webcams etc..)

shame, the xboxone is a mean Personal Video recorder and home entertainment replacement but i think that they banked a bit too much on their own twisted corporate ideas of controlling the consumer like dumb cattle and selling out on an EA style always online, pay per use model.

a set top box that can game.
Edited by Pip Boy - 3/4/14 at 7:33am
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Pretty sure xbone will make MS more money in the long run with its advertising in your face and all of that data mining.
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Pretty sure xbone will make MS more money in the long run with its advertising in your face and all of that data mining.

probably so. Their business model is more like Amazon primes though than a traditional console .. they moved it well into the realm of a service delivery platform. The big problem with spending too much time in the office speaking management speak and kissing each others ass is that you forget who you consumer is and what they want and instead make something you think they need.
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Hmm, my brother owns both xbone and ps4, I'd have to say the ps4 is bearly used. It has better hardware but games do not look noticeably different whatsoever.

If only he took my advice in throwing the cash towards a pc instead /sigh
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a set top box that can game.

And it would be nice if it could eliminate your cable companies set top box ( rent a cable card instead to go into the xbox ), but just piggy backing off of a current set top box feels a bit stupid, at least to me.

Overall I've just never been a fan of the whole "buy xbox gold so you can use a free service that is free on every other device except ours because we're greedy and want your money" attitude they've had. Playstation 3 and 4 allow you to watch Netflix, Hulu, or use any other internet related applications without having to purchase Plus, you can use all those services on your computer as well, or even on a smart TV or BluRay player without having to purchase "access" to what you're already paying for. So I do coincide that with greed.

I use my consoles more for Media than I do for gaming, so this was always a big selling point of the Playstation for me. Knowing if I decide I'm tired of games, I don't have to worry about keeping up on the Plus subscription. And no, I don't buy a year or more at a time because I often only game for a couple of weeks every few months on my consoles, at least, online games that is.

So to me, they kind of failed going for the media device. Sure they have some nice features, but needing Gold to use services you've already paid for is stupid in my eyes. They're forcing you to pay for access to your own internet that you've already paid to access.


I do own both though, but I use the PS4 a lot more, just for that reason alone.
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Have one and loving it.

It is a fun console.
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After MS buying Skype solely for the sake of lowering its P2P security just so the NSA could access it, I can't really have anything like a Kinect in my house.
     
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I have a PS4, Well really it's my brothers, but kinda sad people like it so much.

While a decent machine there is a huge lack of development when it comes to the software running on the machine. You would think that someone like sony would be able to create software that not only looks decent but practical. I personally find it kinda funny how big the gap is between the PS4 and XB1 when it comes to the OS/Software running on each device. PS4's seems basic and tossed together, while the XB1 has a vary impressive OS running in the background.

The Controller is also a big improvement, not as good as the 360/XB1 controller but pretty close. Which IMO is great because the PS3 controller was crap.


Also kinda funny sony advertised the PS3 as a media machine while other then bluray just fell flat. 360 was a much better streaming machine. Though now PS4 is even a worse media machine tongue.gif kinda funny sony took that path. Cinavia DRM not thank you Sony. And now that you need to pay for PSN, XBL just looks that much better of a service. As XBL on XB1 not only gives you dedicated servers but a solid secure platform. Can't tell you the number of times PSN was down when I went to go play it, and the number is not small. But the service is a lot better now.


PS4 will be worth it when uncharted comes out, still wishing we picked up the XB1 instead though and just waited to get a PS4.


XB1 is up there in sales as well, the real joke here is the WiiU tongue.gif
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I have a PS4, Well really it's my brothers, but kinda sad people like it so much.

While a decent machine there is a huge lack of development when it comes to the software running on the machine. You would think that someone like sony would be able to create software that not only looks decent but practical. I personally find it kinda funny how big the gap is between the PS4 and XB1 when it comes to the OS/Software running on each device. PS4's seems basic and tossed together, while the XB1 has a vary impressive OS running in the background.

The Controller is also a big improvement, not as good as the 360/XB1 controller but pretty close. Which IMO is great because the PS3 controller was crap.


Also kinda funny sony advertised the PS3 as a media machine while other then bluray just fell flat. 360 was a much better streaming machine. Though now PS4 is even a worse media machine tongue.gif kinda funny sony took that path. Cinavia DRM not thank you Sony. And now that you need to pay for PSN, XBL just looks that much better of a service. As XBL on XB1 not only gives you dedicated servers but a solid secure platform. Can't tell you the number of times PSN was down when I went to go play it, and the number is not small. But the service is a lot better now.


PS4 will be worth it when uncharted comes out, still wishing we picked up the XB1 instead though and just waited to get a PS4.


XB1 is up there in sales as well, the real joke here is the WiiU tongue.gif

although that maybe true to an extent. I have a good enough memory to remember that you were a big Microsoft defender, one of the big fan boys on its launch.. religiously so.

Pinch of salt is needed for anyone who reads that as a given.
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