The overall worldwide tally may still favor Sony, but Microsoft can take solace that on home territory it held the competition at bay.
There is no direct comparison between the two consoles. You can't do it on features. You can't do it on games. You can't do it based on any objective criteria. You need to just pick one and play the hell out of it. Why is that so hard?
Sony's launch of its new PlayStation 4 has been blighted by a "blue light of death" syndrome. While some are touting its sales on the first day, there is a surge of bad vibes emanating from the interwebs about hardware failure.
A 250 GB, $299.99 version; a 4 GB with Kinect at $299.99; a $399.99 250 GB and Kinect monstrosity. They each include a select pack of less then stellar games. US retailers will offer a $50 rebate, but Microsoft is going to launch the Xbox One in November, and Sony has the PS4. Microsoft could have done better.
Round 1 to Sony which has momentum on its side with a solid launch date for the PS4, a clear upgrade and downgrade path for older, newer, whatever games and consoles and gizmos. And a pretty stellar line up of launch titles. Meanwhile, Microsoft kind of is there, but kind of isn't firm enough with its intentions. But MS did talk up its stellar launch titles at Gamescon 2013. It's all about the game. So, we won't hate on the playahs.
At the EVO 2013 fighting game tournament, Microsoft revealed how Kinect will detect who is holding a controller and help automatically load a profile for its exclusive Xbox fighter game, Killer Instinct. Same event: Microsoft booed. Go figure.
New game consoles designed by Sony and Microsoft are slated to ship in selected markets during the 2013 holiday season. As previously discussed on TG Daily, the Xbox One and Sony PS4 appear evenly matched with content remaining as the primary means of differentiation.
AMD dominates all three next-gen consoles: the Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4.
Nvidia exec Toni Temasi says he is "glad" the next-generation of consoles are here, "if for no other reason to raise the bar."
David Cage, the director of Quantic Dream, says that everything "looks great" on the PS4, simply because the next-gen console offers power that was totally inaccessible up until now.
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter says Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One console will likely have a starting price of approximately $400.
Industry heavyweight AMD has formed a custom-chip unit that will allow the company to expand beyond the constraints of the anemic PC market to lucrative spaces such as game consoles and tablets.
Sony has released a new PlayStation 4 video teasing its upcoming DualShock controller.
Nintendo may have released it's next-gen console almost a year ahead of Microsoft and Sony, but it is quite clear that most core gamers are waiting for the Xbox 720 (Next) and the Playstation 4 (PS4).
Guerrilla Games technical director Michiel Van Der Leeuw says Sony's long-awaited Playstation 4 (PS4) isn't hobbled by "performance bottlenecks."
The industry has long suspected that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) would not be offering backwards compatibility with older 360 game titles.
A prominent French-Canadian video game designer has confirmed that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) will be "aligned with what Sony announced."
Sony may have redesigned its flagship controller for the upcoming Playstation 4 (PS4), but it seems as if Microsoft has chosen to leave its Xbox 360 controller mostly untouched.
Epic VP Mark Rein says Sony's decision to incorporate off-the-shelf PC components in the Playstation 4 (PS4) is a good one for devs and gamers alike.
The $99 Android-powered Ouya console boasts a definite advantage over its console rivals in terms of price, but can it effectively compete against powerful next-gen systems like Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next)?