Xbox Marketing Genius – The New Fragrance

So it looks like there are some very, very sharp cookies indeed inside the Xbox camp!

PS4 so far have dominated the Destiny marketing, making sure that they have all the rights to advertise the game, and it’s worked. The amount of people I speak to that think that Destiny is a PS4 exclusive is far too high. But what could Xbox do with no rights and no assets to work with. They create marketing magic, is what they do!

Being released as press Ads, Xbox have launched a new perfume, and guess what it’s called? That’s right, Destiny. Not marketing the game at all, they have managed to get their name all over Destiny anyway, it’s brilliant. Not only that, but they have partnered with Image Recognition company Blippar to bring their ads to life and be even funnier and more brilliant than before.

Upon scanning the image, a message pops up that they haven’t indeed created a fragrance and they admit that it’s a ploy to tell you about Destiny due to a lack of rights.

It’s a stroke of genius from the company who have seemed to miss the point so many times this generation and hopefully it is a sign that the marketing team will start to get their head screwed on in the future.

If you want to check out the ad and the interactive content available via Blippar, then just download the app and scan the image bellow!

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  • zblacktt

    Genius? More like pretty sad if you read the real ad: Microsoft: “Destiny is actually an epic new first-person shooter, available on Xbox. Thing is, we didn’t have permission to run adverts for the game. So we didn’t. Thanks for smelling that something was up. Now get the game and become a legend” …… Sounds like Bungie doesn’t care much for it’s former Prison warden.

    • Sounds like you need to hop off the Sony cock and learn to take a joke.

      • FuckUrFeelings

        Sounds like sony needed an microsoft first (console) company to make destiny a must buy for ps4.

        • Sounds like someone needs to take a few more English classes. ಠ_ಠ

          • incendy

            Now, now children.

      • zblacktt

        Why so butt hurt? Don’t be made son….. smile more and just buy all the consoles.

        • I’m already a member of the #TrueGamingMasterRace.

          • zblacktt

            Nice little collection. I’ve been at this since 1978. I still own most all of the consoles since launch. I’m sure this was long before you were even on the planet. I was PC gaming on the Apple II, IIc and IIe in the early 80’s. Still own the Intellivision, NES, Atari 2600 and so on down the line… I have duels and triples as well. So yes I fully get it. All those XBox’s because of the Red Ring of Death?

          • Yeah, born in 92. The picture is missing 2 Game Boy Colors, 2 Game Boy Advances, 2 OG PlayStations, SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, and a Game Cube…

            And no, all those Xboxs are not because of RRoDs. One is, but everything else was just played to death.

          • zblacktt

            Right on, thanks for sharing.

      • demfax

        MS does the same thing with Call of Duty. I don’t see any cranky “perfume ads” trying to point out CoD is on Playstation.

        But then you being an ignorant, blind fanboy hypocrite is nothing new.

  • zblacktt

    Genius? More like pretty sad if you read the real ad: Microsoft: “Destiny is actually an epic new first-person shooter, available on Xbox. Thing is, we didn’t have permission to run adverts for the game. So we didn’t. Thanks for smelling that something was up. Now get the game and become a legend” …… Sounds like Bungie doesn’t care much for it’s former Prison warden.

    • Sounds like you need to hop off the Sony cock and learn to take a joke.

      • FuckUrFeelings

        Sounds like sony needed an microsoft first (console) company to make destiny a must buy for ps4.

        • Sounds like someone needs to take a few more English classes. ಠ_ಠ

          • incendy

            Now, now children.

      • zblacktt

        Why so butt hurt? Don’t be made son….. smile more and just buy all the consoles.

        • I’m already a member of the #TrueGamingMasterRace.

          • zblacktt

            Nice little collection. I’ve been at this since 1978. I still own most all of the consoles since launch. I’m sure this was long before you were even on the planet. I was PC gaming on the Apple II, IIc and IIe in the early 80’s. Still own the Intellivision, NES, Atari 2600 and so on down the line… I have duels and triples as well. So yes I fully get it. All those XBox’s because of the Red Ring of Death?

          • Yeah, born in 92. The picture is missing 2 Game Boy Colors, 2 Game Boy Advances, 2 OG PlayStations, SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, and a Game Cube…

            And no, all those Xboxs are not because of RRoDs. One is, but everything else was just played to death.

          • zblacktt

            Right on, thanks for sharing.

      • demfax

        MS does the same thing with Call of Duty. I don’t see any cranky “perfume ads” trying to point out CoD is on Playstation.

        But then you being an ignorant, blind fanboy hypocrite is nothing new.

  • zblacktt

    Genius? More like pretty sad if you read the real ad: Microsoft: “Destiny is actually an epic new first-person shooter, available on Xbox. Thing is, we didn’t have permission to run adverts for the game. So we didn’t. Thanks for smelling that something was up. Now get the game and become a legend” …… Sounds like Bungie doesn’t care much for it’s former Prison warden.

    • TheRedButterfly

      Sounds like you need to hop off the Sony cock and learn to take a joke.

      • Troll_Legend

        Sounds like sony needed an microsoft first (console) company to make destiny a must buy for ps4.

        • TheRedButterfly

          Sounds like someone needs to take a few more English classes. ಠ_ಠ

          • incendy

            Now, now children.

      • zblacktt

        Why so butt hurt? Don’t be made son….. smile more and just buy all the consoles.

        • TheRedButterfly

          I’m already a member of the #TrueGamingMasterRace.

          • zblacktt

            Nice little collection. I’ve been at this since 1978. I still own most all of the consoles since launch. I’m sure this was long before you were even on the planet. I was PC gaming on the Apple II, IIc and IIe in the early 80’s. Still own the Intellivision, NES, Atari 2600 and so on down the line… I have duels and triples as well. So yes I fully get it. All those XBox’s because of the Red Ring of Death?

          • TheRedButterfly

            Yeah, born in 92. The picture is missing 2 Game Boy Colors, 2 Game Boy Advances, 2 OG PlayStations, SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, and a Game Cube…

            And no, all those Xboxs are not because of RRoDs. One is, but everything else was just played to death.

          • zblacktt

            Right on, thanks for sharing.

      • $113353191

        MS does the same thing with Call of Duty. I don’t see any cranky “perfume ads” trying to point out CoD is on Playstation.

        But then you being an ignorant, blind fanboy hypocrite is nothing new.

  • Shawn

    You are clearly a idiot bungie has no ill will toward microsoft in fact microsoft released bungie they didn’t have to do that and in return microsoft still own shares in bungie which in the end microsoft gets money off anything bungie does… Activision is the one who chose to take sonys money in order to promote destiny, makes perfect sense xbox has call of duty. Destiny is a guarantee sell on xbox that wasn’t the case on playstation. I think the only thing sad here is you cause you clearly don’t understand marketing …

    • demfax

      ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

      The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

      It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

      This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

  • Shawn

    You are clearly a idiot bungie has no ill will toward microsoft in fact microsoft released bungie they didn’t have to do that and in return microsoft still own shares in bungie which in the end microsoft gets money off anything bungie does… Activision is the one who chose to take sonys money in order to promote destiny, makes perfect sense xbox has call of duty. Destiny is a guarantee sell on xbox that wasn’t the case on playstation. I think the only thing sad here is you cause you clearly don’t understand marketing …

    • demfax

      ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

      The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

      It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

      This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

  • Shawn

    You are clearly a idiot bungie has no ill will toward microsoft in fact microsoft released bungie they didn’t have to do that and in return microsoft still own shares in bungie which in the end microsoft gets money off anything bungie does… Activision is the one who chose to take sonys money in order to promote destiny, makes perfect sense xbox has call of duty. Destiny is a guarantee sell on xbox that wasn’t the case on playstation. I think the only thing sad here is you cause you clearly don’t understand marketing …

    • $113353191

      ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

      The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

      It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

      This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

  • Whoever came up with this needs a raise! Easily the #1 story of the day, and likely the weekend, that’s leading into Destiny’s release.

    Bravo Microsoft. Bravo.

    • zblacktt

      ALL content exclusive to the PS4 until Fall 2015….. I’ll let you know just how good it really is…. even in 1080p. 😀

      • 😀 Both Xbox One and PS4 are 1080p 30fps. PS4 must be sooooo superior to be able to push out identical visuals.

        • demfax

          You must love being constantly wrong all the time on anything to do with hardware or sales numbers. How’s that tier 2 launch going?

          If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

          If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

          Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          • drjonesjnr

            Stop being a fan boy

          • demfax

            Don’t get me wrong. Xbox is a decent console and it has good exclusive games. Just pointing at constantly wrong fanboys that can’t help but serve themselves huge plates of crow.

          • ;D Nothing wrong about the XO/PS4 games being identical. You’re grasping at straws (again) that have nothing to do with the conversation at hand.

          • demfax

            They are not identical. Digital Foundry proves that PS4 multiplat games consistently run at higher res, framerate, and/or visual quality over Xbox. You are ignorant and constantly wrong about anything to do with hardware or sales.

            If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

            There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

            If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

            Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

            No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

            Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          • – w – Yes, good, let the copy/paste run through you. Run back to your spiel that has nothing to do with the conversation.

            (Like hell anyone actually reads your crap.)

          • demfax

            Another malicious, blind shill replying to facts, reality, and reasonable arguments by flinging feces and screaming like an animal.

            You are the one that’s in denial and delusion about sales reality, constantly wrong and gobbling tons of crow, while acting like a rotten fanboy.

            You have a toxic combination of delusion, ignorance, constant wrong-ness, and fanboy crap flinging.

            Look how quickly you latched onto a bad extrapolation of 16k pre-orders at a Chinese retailer.

            PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
            Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

            Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

            Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

            Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

            Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

            The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

            PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

            PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

            XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

            They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

            XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

            360 2005: 1.178m
            XB1 2013: 3.051m

            360 2006: 6.811m
            XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

            That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

            360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

            PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

          • demfax

            I expect some strong meltdowns from delusional shills as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

          • You are flat out wrong

            “800,000,” ahahahha! God you’re a moron.

          • demfax

            It’s amazing how quickly they latch onto baseless speculation and pretend it’s a fact. The ignorant straw grasping is real.

      • Da GeeZ

        And the content is utterly insignificant compared to the breadth of Destiny. Xbox Won owners will have better gear after a few days playing the game. It’s a pitiful amount of DLC for the failstation4.
        1080p at 30fps… BOTH machines 🙂
        Xbox Live has better servers
        Xbox Won has the better controller
        The FPS genre is Xbox.

        • zblacktt

          This a joke right? Do you even sells…. are you 12?

          • demfax

            That thing is a good example of mentally ill fanboys off in their own delusional bubble.

            Expect some strong meltdowns as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

        • demfax

          If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

          If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

          Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
          Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

          Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

          Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

          Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

          Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

          The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

          PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

          XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

          They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

          XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

          360 2005: 1.178m
          XB1 2013: 3.051m

          360 2006: 6.811m
          XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

          That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

          360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

          PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

        • demfax

          You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

          Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.

    • andy

      Yes this was their plan since day 1. Rumours of an underpowered, DRM riddled, next gen TV console really did them massive favours in early 2013, especially after the game and indie filled PS4 reveal. Then the ACTUAL Xbone reveal happened and…….well do I really need to explain everything that happened up to this point yet again???

      Bravo morons. Bravo.

      • Da GeeZ

        You sound like a desperate sonyfanboy who can feel the Xbox Won slowly but surely creeping back up and into the lead, it will take time, but you desperate sonyfanboys are getting really jittery across the internet… you guys know the Xbox Won has all the games atm, you know it has a better environment for the games… you know the ps4 has NO GAMES… it’s hilarious to watch the sonyfanboy get more and more rabid as the months roll by.

        Game on folks…game on 🙂

        • You are flat out wrong

          Still trying too hard, Alex. 🙂

        • demfax

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
          Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

          Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

          Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

          Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

          Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

          The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

          PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

          XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

          They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

          XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

          360 2005: 1.178m
          XB1 2013: 3.051m

          360 2006: 6.811m
          XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

          That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

          360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

          PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

        • demfax

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, hatred, and FUD. All you have are worthless lies and fanboy hatred that accomplishes nothing. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them. You are sick in the head and need help.

          PS4 has many great games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 10+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

          According to Listwar PS4 has 113 games released right now, 76 upcoming retail games, and many more digital download games.

          PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, and lots of indies (Resogun DLC, Counterspy, Hohokum, Velocity 2X, etc.).

          PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

          PS4 has 35+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

          PS4 games rated 73+ on Metacritic not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, TLOU Remastered, The Swapper, ZEN Pinball 2, Star Wars Pinball, The Pinball Arcade, Pure Pool, Fez, Rogue Legacy, Sound Shapes, Sportsfriends, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, SteamWorld Dig, Awesomenauts Assemble, Titan Attacks, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Escape Plan, Outlast: Whistleblower, Hohokum, Velocity 2X.

          1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

          Sony’s largest 1st party studios like Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games, and Santa Monica are working on unrevealed AAA games. Expect big 1st party AAA reveals in the future. Sony’s 1st parties are well funded and the games division is making a profit.

          Sony showed the following games at Gamescom 2014:

          Sony exclusives: The Tomorrow Children, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Alienation, WiLD, Rime, DriveClub, The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3

          Timed console exclusives: Dreamfall Chapters, HellBlade, The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Volume, HollowPoint, Runemaster, Nom Nom Galaxy, Pix the Cat, Papers Please, In Space We Brawl, Ether One, Qube 2, Snow

          Multiplatform games: Silent Hills (P.T. playable teaser), FarCry 4, Destiny, Shadow Of Mordor

          Sony announced a ton of new Japanese games for PS4 at TGS 2014.

          PS4 is selling on price/performance, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, improved PSN since the PS3 days, and PS+ value. It’s seen as the best console for multiplatform games.

        • demfax

          You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

          Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.,,

      • drjonesjnr

        Well said mate Microsoft xbone is irrelevant even the wii u has sold more

    • You are flat out wrong

      Always knew you were deluded but not this deluded.

      Still butthurt Bungie “betrayed” you, son?

      • demfax

        Expect some strong meltdowns as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

    • demfax

      ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

      The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

      It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

      This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

  • Whoever came up with this needs a raise! Easily the #1 story of the day, and likely the weekend, that’s leading into Destiny’s release.

    Bravo Microsoft. Bravo.

    • zblacktt

      ALL content exclusive to the PS4 until Fall 2015….. I’ll let you know just how good it really is…. even in 1080p. 😀

      • 😀 Both Xbox One and PS4 are 1080p 30fps. PS4 must be sooooo superior to be able to push out identical visuals.

        • demfax

          You must love being constantly wrong all the time on anything to do with hardware or sales numbers. How’s that tier 2 launch going?

          If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

          If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

          Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          • drjonesjnr

            Stop being a fan boy

          • demfax

            Don’t get me wrong. Xbox is a decent console and it has good exclusive games. Just pointing at constantly wrong fanboys that can’t help but serve themselves huge plates of crow.

          • ;D Nothing wrong about the XO/PS4 games being identical. You’re grasping at straws (again) that have nothing to do with the conversation at hand.

          • demfax

            They are not identical. Digital Foundry proves that PS4 multiplat games consistently run at higher res, framerate, and/or visual quality over Xbox. You are ignorant and constantly wrong about anything to do with hardware or sales.

            If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

            There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

            If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

            Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

            No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

            Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          • – w – Yes, good, let the copy/paste run through you. Run back to your spiel that has nothing to do with the conversation.

            (Like hell anyone actually reads your crap.)

          • demfax

            Another malicious, blind shill replying to facts, reality, and reasonable arguments by flinging feces and screaming like an animal.

            You are the one that’s in denial and delusion about sales reality, constantly wrong and gobbling tons of crow, while acting like a rotten fanboy.

            You have a toxic combination of delusion, ignorance, constant wrong-ness, and fanboy crap flinging.

            Look how quickly you latched onto a bad extrapolation of 16k pre-orders at a Chinese retailer.

            PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
            Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

            Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

            Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

            Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

            Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

            The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

            PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

            PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

            XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

            They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

            XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

            360 2005: 1.178m
            XB1 2013: 3.051m

            360 2006: 6.811m
            XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

            That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

            360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

            PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

          • demfax

            I expect some strong meltdowns from delusional shills as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

          • You are flat out wrong

            “800,000,” ahahahha! God you’re a moron.

          • demfax

            It’s amazing how quickly they latch onto baseless speculation and pretend it’s a fact. The ignorant straw grasping is real.

      • Da GeeZ

        And the content is utterly insignificant compared to the breadth of Destiny. Xbox Won owners will have better gear after a few days playing the game. It’s a pitiful amount of DLC for the failstation4.
        1080p at 30fps… BOTH machines 🙂
        Xbox Live has better servers
        Xbox Won has the better controller
        The FPS genre is Xbox.

        • zblacktt

          This a joke right? Do you even sells…. are you 12?

          • demfax

            That thing is a good example of mentally ill fanboys off in their own delusional bubble.

            Expect some strong meltdowns as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

        • demfax

          If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

          If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

          Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
          Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

          Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

          Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

          Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

          Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

          The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

          PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

          XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

          They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

          XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

          360 2005: 1.178m
          XB1 2013: 3.051m

          360 2006: 6.811m
          XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

          That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

          360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

          PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

        • demfax

          You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

          Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.

    • andy

      Yes this was their plan since day 1. Rumours of an underpowered, DRM riddled, next gen TV console really did them massive favours in early 2013, especially after the game and indie filled PS4 reveal. Then the ACTUAL Xbone reveal happened and…….well do I really need to explain everything that happened up to this point yet again???

      Bravo morons. Bravo.

      • Da GeeZ

        You sound like a desperate sonyfanboy who can feel the Xbox Won slowly but surely creeping back up and into the lead, it will take time, but you desperate sonyfanboys are getting really jittery across the internet… you guys know the Xbox Won has all the games atm, you know it has a better environment for the games… you know the ps4 has NO GAMES… it’s hilarious to watch the sonyfanboy get more and more rabid as the months roll by.

        Game on folks…game on 🙂

        • You are flat out wrong

          Still trying too hard, Alex. 🙂

        • demfax

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
          Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

          Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

          Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

          Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

          Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

          The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

          PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

          XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

          They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

          XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

          360 2005: 1.178m
          XB1 2013: 3.051m

          360 2006: 6.811m
          XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

          That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

          360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

          PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

        • demfax

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, hatred, and FUD. All you have are worthless lies and fanboy hatred that accomplishes nothing. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them. You are sick in the head and need help.

          PS4 has many great games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 10+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

          According to Listwar PS4 has 113 games released right now, 76 upcoming retail games, and many more digital download games.

          PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, and lots of indies (Resogun DLC, Counterspy, Hohokum, Velocity 2X, etc.).

          PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

          PS4 has 35+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

          PS4 games rated 73+ on Metacritic not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, TLOU Remastered, The Swapper, ZEN Pinball 2, Star Wars Pinball, The Pinball Arcade, Pure Pool, Fez, Rogue Legacy, Sound Shapes, Sportsfriends, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, SteamWorld Dig, Awesomenauts Assemble, Titan Attacks, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Escape Plan, Outlast: Whistleblower, Hohokum, Velocity 2X.

          1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

          Sony’s largest 1st party studios like Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games, and Santa Monica are working on unrevealed AAA games. Expect big 1st party AAA reveals in the future. Sony’s 1st parties are well funded and the games division is making a profit.

          Sony showed the following games at Gamescom 2014:

          Sony exclusives: The Tomorrow Children, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Alienation, WiLD, Rime, DriveClub, The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3

          Timed console exclusives: Dreamfall Chapters, HellBlade, The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Volume, HollowPoint, Runemaster, Nom Nom Galaxy, Pix the Cat, Papers Please, In Space We Brawl, Ether One, Qube 2, Snow

          Multiplatform games: Silent Hills (P.T. playable teaser), FarCry 4, Destiny, Shadow Of Mordor

          Sony announced a ton of new Japanese games for PS4 at TGS 2014.

          PS4 is selling on price/performance, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, improved PSN since the PS3 days, and PS+ value. It’s seen as the best console for multiplatform games.

        • demfax

          You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

          Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.,,

      • drjonesjnr

        Well said mate Microsoft xbone is irrelevant even the wii u has sold more

    • You are flat out wrong

      Always knew you were deluded but not this deluded.

      Still butthurt Bungie “betrayed” you, son?

      • demfax

        Expect some strong meltdowns as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

    • demfax

      ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

      The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

      It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

      This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

  • TheRedButterfly

    Whoever came up with this needs a raise! Easily the #1 story of the day, and likely the weekend, that’s leading into Destiny’s release.

    Bravo Microsoft. Bravo.

    • zblacktt

      ALL content exclusive to the PS4 until Fall 2015….. I’ll let you know just how good it really is…. even in 1080p. 😀

      • TheRedButterfly

        😀 Both Xbox One and PS4 are 1080p 30fps. PS4 must be sooooo superior to be able to push out identical visuals.

        • $113353191

          You must love being constantly wrong all the time on anything to do with hardware or sales numbers. How’s that tier 2 launch going?

          If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

          If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

          Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          • drjonesjnr

            Stop being a fan boy 😞

          • $113353191

            Don’t get me wrong. Xbox is a decent console and it has good exclusive games. Just pointing at constantly wrong fanboys that can’t help but serve themselves huge plates of crow.

          • TheRedButterfly

            ;D Nothing wrong about the XO/PS4 games being identical. You’re grasping at straws (again) that have nothing to do with the conversation at hand.

          • $113353191

            They are not identical. Digital Foundry proves that PS4 multiplat games consistently run at higher res, framerate, and/or visual quality over Xbox. You are ignorant and constantly wrong about anything to do with hardware or sales.

            If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

            There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

            If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

            Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

            No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

            Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          • TheRedButterfly

            – w – Yes, good, let the copy/paste run through you. Run back to your spiel that has nothing to do with the conversation.

            (Like hell anyone actually reads your crap.)

          • $113353191

            You’re the one in denial and delusion about sales reality.

            Look how quickly you latched onto a bad extrapolation of 16k pre-orders at a Chinese retailer.

            PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
            Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

            Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

            Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

            Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

            Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

            The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

            PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

            PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

            XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

            They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

            XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

            360 2005: 1.178m
            XB1 2013: 3.051m

            360 2006: 6.811m
            XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

            That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

            360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

            PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

          • $113353191

            I expect some strong meltdowns from delusional shills as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            “800,000,” ahahahha! God you’re a moron.

          • $113353191

            It’s amazing how quickly they latch onto baseless speculation and pretend it’s a fact. The ignorant straw grasping is real.

      • Da GeeZ

        And the content is utterly insignificant compared to the breadth of Destiny. Xbox Won owners will have better gear after a few days playing the game. It’s a pitiful amount of DLC for the failstation4.
        1080p at 30fps… BOTH machines 🙂
        Xbox Live has better servers
        Xbox Won has the better controller
        The FPS genre is Xbox.

        • zblacktt

          This a joke right? Do you even sells…. are you 12?

          • $113353191

            That thing is a good example of mentally ill fanboys off in their own delusional bubble.

            Expect some strong meltdowns as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

        • $113353191

          If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

          If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

          Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

          No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

          Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
          Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

          Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

          Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

          Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

          Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

          The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

          PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

          XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

          They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

          XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

          360 2005: 1.178m
          XB1 2013: 3.051m

          360 2006: 6.811m
          XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

          That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

          360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

          PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

        • $113353191

          You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

          Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.

    • andrewsqual

      Yes this was their plan since day 1. Rumours of an underpowered, DRM riddled, next gen TV console really did them massive favours in early 2013, especially after the game and indie filled PS4 reveal. Then the ACTUAL Xbone reveal happened and…….well do I really need to explain everything that happened up to this point yet again???

      Bravo morons. Bravo.

      • Da GeeZ

        You sound like a desperate sonyfanboy who can feel the Xbox Won slowly but surely creeping back up and into the lead, it will take time, but you desperate sonyfanboys are getting really jittery across the internet… you guys know the Xbox Won has all the games atm, you know it has a better environment for the games… you know the ps4 has NO GAMES… it’s hilarious to watch the sonyfanboy get more and more rabid as the months roll by.

        Game on folks…game on 🙂

        • Revolver Ocelot

          Still trying too hard, Alex. 🙂

        • GrinchOnToast

          RIGHTTTTT…

          The console that has MORE games, has NO games.

          http://i0.wp.com/www.therefinedgeek.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Picard-Facepalm.jpg

        • $113353191

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.
          Tier 2 markets are launching this month to little sales as expected by anyone sane.

          Time for the fanboys constantly shouting “PS4 in more countries!!” to eat crow.

          Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

          Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump so far. The “boost in sales” is over already. There’s no more ‘a faster rate’.

          Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

          The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated. Most unlaunched European countries already have stacks of grey market Xboxes.

          PS4 will still be outselling Xbox by 2:1 globally by the end of 2014.

          PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales. Xbox is a weak global brand outside of US and UK and it can’t even take those. In European countries like Germany PS4 is outselling Xbox 3:1.

          XB1 is currently ahead of 360 time adjusted, but several months in 2014 it’s been selling less than 360 month-to-month. In other words, unless XB1 sales increase, it will fall under 360 time adjusted.

          They need a serious momentum boost to keep ahead of 360, they’re still in 3rd place behind Wii U, and even Wii U has been outselling XB1 the last few months in global sales.

          XB1 will probably sell less than 360 long term due to a shrinking console market and PS4 taking more marketshare.

          360 2005: 1.178m
          XB1 2013: 3.051m

          360 2006: 6.811m
          XB1 2014 (so far): 1.984m. Pretty much zero chance of XB1’s 2014 outselling 360’s 2006.

          That means even if XB1 sells 2 million in the remainder of 2014, it will be even with 360, then get outsold by 360 sometime in 2015.

          360 went on to sell 8m, 11m, 10m, 13.5m, 14m, 10.6m, and 6.2m in subsequent years up to 2013. You think XB1 can keep up? I don’t.

          PS3+360 > PS4+XB1. Console market is overall shrinking not growing. Shrinking market + PS4 taking a lot of former 360 marketshare = XB1 sells less than 360, almost guaranteed.

        • $113353191

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, hatred, and FUD. All you have are worthless lies and fanboy hatred that accomplishes nothing. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them. You are sick in the head and need help.

          http://www.listwar.com

          PS4 has many great games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 10+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

          According to Listwar PS4 has 113 games released right now, 76 upcoming retail games, and many more digital download games.

          PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, and lots of indies (Resogun DLC, Counterspy, Hohokum, Velocity 2X, etc.).

          PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

          PS4 has 35+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

          PS4 games rated 73+ on Metacritic not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, TLOU Remastered, The Swapper, ZEN Pinball 2, Star Wars Pinball, The Pinball Arcade, Pure Pool, Fez, Rogue Legacy, Sound Shapes, Sportsfriends, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, SteamWorld Dig, Awesomenauts Assemble, Titan Attacks, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Escape Plan, Outlast: Whistleblower, Hohokum, Velocity 2X.

          1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

          Sony’s largest 1st party studios like Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games, and Santa Monica are working on unrevealed AAA games. Expect big 1st party AAA reveals in the future. Sony’s 1st parties are well funded and the games division is making a profit.

          Sony showed the following games at Gamescom 2014:

          Sony exclusives: The Tomorrow Children, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Alienation, WiLD, Rime, DriveClub, The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3

          Timed console exclusives: Dreamfall Chapters, HellBlade, The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Volume, HollowPoint, Runemaster, Nom Nom Galaxy, Pix the Cat, Papers Please, In Space We Brawl, Ether One, Qube 2, Snow

          Multiplatform games: Silent Hills (P.T. playable teaser), FarCry 4, Destiny, Shadow Of Mordor

          Sony announced a ton of new Japanese games for PS4 at TGS 2014.

          PS4 is selling on price/performance, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, improved PSN since the PS3 days, and PS+ value. It’s seen as the best console for multiplatform games.

        • $113353191

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, hatred, and FUD. All you have are worthless lies and fanboy hatred that accomplishes nothing. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them. You are sick in the head and need help.

          PS4 has many great games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 10+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

          According to Listwar PS4 has 113 games released right now, 76 upcoming retail games, and many more digital download games.

          PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, and lots of indies (Resogun DLC, Counterspy, Hohokum, Velocity 2X, etc.).

          PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

          PS4 has 35+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

          PS4 games rated 73+ on Metacritic not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, TLOU Remastered, The Swapper, ZEN Pinball 2, Star Wars Pinball, The Pinball Arcade, Pure Pool, Fez, Rogue Legacy, Sound Shapes, Sportsfriends, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, SteamWorld Dig, Awesomenauts Assemble, Titan Attacks, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Escape Plan, Outlast: Whistleblower, Hohokum, Velocity 2X.

          1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

          Sony’s largest 1st party studios like Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games, and Santa Monica are working on unrevealed AAA games. Expect big 1st party AAA reveals in the future. Sony’s 1st parties are well funded and the games division is making a profit.

          Sony showed the following games at Gamescom 2014:

          Sony exclusives: The Tomorrow Children, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Alienation, WiLD, Rime, DriveClub, The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3

          Timed console exclusives: Dreamfall Chapters, HellBlade, The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Volume, HollowPoint, Runemaster, Nom Nom Galaxy, Pix the Cat, Papers Please, In Space We Brawl, Ether One, Qube 2, Snow

          Multiplatform games: Silent Hills (P.T. playable teaser), FarCry 4, Destiny, Shadow Of Mordor

          Sony announced a ton of new Japanese games for PS4 at TGS 2014.

          PS4 is selling on price/performance, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, improved PSN since the PS3 days, and PS+ value. It’s seen as the best console for multiplatform games.

        • $113353191

          You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

          Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.,,

      • drjonesjnr

        Well said mate Microsoft xbone is irrelevant even the wii u has sold more😉

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Always knew you were deluded but not this deluded.

      Still butthurt Bungie “betrayed” you, son?

      • $113353191

        Expect some strong meltdowns as the tier 2 “failure to launch” continues this month, while PS4 Destiny bundles sell by the truckloads.

    • $113353191

      ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

      The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

      It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

      This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

  • drjonesjnr

    Lmfao lol hilarious Microsoft truly are desperate and this is what desperation smells like.

    • Da GeeZ

      ^^^^ … desperate sonyfanboy, trying to slur a good marketing ploy against sony 🙂

      • drjonesjnr

        Desperate? I believe the ps4 is selling like crazy 10 million >>>> 4 million

      • demfax

        ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

        The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

        It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

        This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

      • demfax

        You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

        Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.,

  • drjonesjnr

    Lmfao lol hilarious Microsoft truly are desperate and this is what desperation smells like.

    • Da GeeZ

      ^^^^ … desperate sonyfanboy, trying to slur a good marketing ploy against sony 🙂

      • drjonesjnr

        Desperate? I believe the ps4 is selling like crazy 10 million >>>> 4 million

      • demfax

        ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

        The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

        It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

        This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

      • demfax

        You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

        Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.,

  • drjonesjnr

    Lmfao lol hilarious Microsoft truly are desperate and this is what desperation smells like.

    • Da GeeZ

      ^^^^ … desperate sonyfanboy, trying to slur a good marketing ploy against sony 🙂

      • drjonesjnr

        Desperate? I believe the ps4 is selling like crazy 10 million >>>> 4 million 😁 Microsoft are the desperate ones hence this rather tragic attempt at trying to take the attention off ps4. Microsoft have the right to advertise cod every year do you see Sony crying saying look its on our console to lmfao Microsoft are a laughing stock

      • $113353191

        ms has similar marketing deals with games like Call of Duty, Madden, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and other games.

        The overwhelming reaction to this ad has been negative. It backfired. Only deranged fanboys are claiming some kind of reverse psych “victory”.

        It’s just more Xbox beating itself up in the public eye, and you’re too delusional and ignorant to realize it even after they pulled the ad.

        This was a bad and hypocritical PR move that backfired and they 180’ed it.

      • $113353191

        You are ignorant, delusional, constantly wrong, and pure evil fanboy waste.

        Big surprise, another article swarming with rabid microsoft shills screaming lies and hatred about Sony and PS4.,

  • andy

    Another website that has to bring this “genius marketing” to my attention. YOU simply fell for it, I still don’t have a fucking clue what it is.

  • andy

    Another website that has to bring this “genius marketing” to my attention. YOU simply fell for it, I still don’t have a fucking clue what it is.

  • andrewsqual

    Another website that has to bring this “genius marketing” to my attention. YOU simply fell for it, I still don’t have a fucking clue what it is.