That’s what I figured. Another day, another Sony-fanboy making up numbers.
I was referring to the “2:1” and “3-4:1” outselling, you were talking about.
Besides, if you’re adding the japanese numbers, the numbers are skewed (considering the XB1 numbers are almost two weeks old).
I’m gonna be that guy and say “source?”
Why would that be a disappointment then? If you expect a life-time sales of 2 million and you manage… lets say, 30k in the first weekend. Would that be disappointing?
Shouldn’t change too much. The PS4 isn’t your average Christmas Gift (consider the price).
Nonetheless, it’s not the first weekend that decides the success. It’s the long-term, and I suspect that the PS4 will outsell the Wii U in Japan in a matter of weeks.
So 15k more than the Wii U sold during it’s first weekend. I’m not sure whether to be impressed or not.
I’d say that’s a matter of taste.
Xbox has historically been a huge cash black hole for Microsoft and everyone knows the console market is shrinking.
Isn’t both the XB1 and the PS4 selling faster than the 360 and the PS3?
Also, the 360 broke even 4-5 years ago, afair.
It’s ignorant to call Nokia irrelevant in the mobile business. Sorry to say.
They tanked looong before him.
Oh, that would make sense, yes.
First I was impressed, but then I was hugely annoyed by the constant shifts in tempo.
Wouldn’t wages belong in the “developmental budget”?
Normally, retail stores do not eat the cost of unsold inventory. Whatever isn’t sold is returned to the manufacturer, at the manufacturer’s expense.
Sounds unlikely. Do you have a source?
A few of our customers have a deal, where we “buy back” the remainders, if they sell less than 70% of what they ordered from us.
But 99% of our customers are out of luck. It’s my impression, that that’s the normal way to do it. But feel free to post a source that says otherwise.
If there are a large amount of unsold inventory of Xbox One, it’s a very bad thing for Microsoft.
Of course it is. But there’s no numbers concerning the sell-through percentage. There’s only Razormikes half-assed guessing, and he’s not exactly a trustworthy souce.
So, no, shipped to retail doesn’t count in terms of sales, because it’s not “sold”.
From Microsofts POV it definitely is. They have been sold.
There are twice as many people who would prefer not to have a Kinect at all (based on historical adopt rate of K1’s on the 360).
You’re grasping at straws. You can’t conclude that. Go ask a representative amount of Xbox One owners what their opinion is, and then we can talk.
If it was an optional component, everyone would be happy, not just you.
I wouldn’t. There – proved false.
So you’re saying that the amount of consoles MS sold to the shops doesn’t count as sales?
I’d like some of what you’re smoking.
But nice job, cherrypicking. We both know, that Sony had one (1) month of “2:1” in the US. You’re forgetting what happened in December, obviously.
So another one in a long history of posts by you, filled with non-sense and half-lies.
The only one misreading things here are you. You’re deliberately misreading stuff to make up your own “facts”.
Honestly – it’s really sad to watch you act like that.
You do realise, that I’m not taking you seriously – right?
So nearly 4 million console-sales equals “completely misreading the market”.
Makes sense, I guess… if you’re Razormike. Your antics on The Verge are infamous.
Amen, brother. MS has probably reached 4,5 million now, so it’s looking healthy for the competition.
You sound like the average League of Legends player, that cry “BROKEN!!! OP!!!” every time a new champion is released – even before gameplay videoes have been released.
It’s bordering on arrogance to assume that you alone know better than the entire gaming press.
I never claimed they weren’t important.
But big titles moves consoles. The Wii was obviously different, because of the gimmicks it had, but look at the Wii U. No big titles = no sales.
Agreed. I like those new game modes, where they spice things up.
If graphics really mattered, you’d buy the games for PC.
Claiming otherwise, is just a way to support your console of choice.
If you had a console that JUST had Titanfall, and nothing else…
That’s probably the worst argument in the history of Polygon.
We both know, that most of the indie-games, no matter if it’s on the PS Store or on the Xbox Store doesn’t mean anything to the average gamer. The average gamer wants FIFA, CoD, Titanfall and the likes.
Those are the games that move consoles. Not indie-games. I thought that was common knowledge, but apparantly I was mistaken there.
No it doesn’t.
What really sells consoles are big games like Titanfall, Uncharted and the likes. Not obscure lousy indie-games.