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  Psion33

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1/08/14 1:26:05 PM#21
Originally posted by Stizzled
Originally posted by Psion33
Originally posted by Stizzled
Originally posted by Psion33

I bought myself one, my room mate one and even my folks one. :)

 

PS4 is my complete entertainment system/console now. :)

Same for me, I'm completely addicted to Don't Starve at the moment.

 

What's that suppose to mean?

 

I have a cellar that is always stocked with 6 months of food. 

Um, it means that I love playing Don't Starve on my PS4.

 

OH. I didn't know that was a game. All I have atm is my batman game. :D

  UtukuMoon

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Joined: 12/03/11
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1/08/14 1:30:25 PM#22

I'm one of  the 4 mill, everything about the PS4 whips the Xbox one. 

Complete living room entertainment at it's best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ymgFyzbDo

  Xiaoki

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Joined: 3/07/04
Posts: 2437

1/08/14 2:13:25 PM#23


Originally posted by lizardbones

Originally posted by strawhat0981

Originally posted by xeniar

Originally posted by Fappuccino Has Sony been able to meet demand?
its not that they cannot meet demand. They delibratly short supply to keep demand high.
How does that help keep them in demand? 


If a product doesn't have a next best alternative, then people respond to short supply of something by wanting that something more. They camp out at stores and are willing to pay a higher price for something, even though the shortage is usually a short term thing. You can see this in consoles being sold on eBay for much higher than their sticker price.

It's very different if there's an alternative product that meets the consumers' needs or desires, but with consoles, that's not really the case. Someone who wants a PS4 wants a PS4 and someone who wants an XB1 wants an XB1.


Only hardcore gamers think that way.


To casual gamers and their family the PS4 and the Xbox One are the same and I have seen a mother ask to buy a PS4, get told its sold out, then buy the Xbox One "because all these game systems are the same right?".


If Sony is holding back supply then its definitely NOT to artificially increase demand it would be to prepare for the Japan release.

  kitarad

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Joined: 12/17/10
Posts: 1246

1/08/14 2:16:00 PM#24

I am curious about the comment on xbox one not yet launching in Japan. Do they expect to sell a lot of units there ? That seems odd considering their penchant for Playstation consoles.

  lizardbones

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Joined: 6/11/08
Posts: 10559

I've become dependent upon spell check. My apologies for stupid grammatical errors.

1/08/14 2:17:23 PM#25


Originally posted by Xiaoki

Originally posted by lizardbones

Originally posted by strawhat0981

Originally posted by xeniar

Originally posted by Fappuccino Has Sony been able to meet demand?
its not that they cannot meet demand. They delibratly short supply to keep demand high.
How does that help keep them in demand? 


If a product doesn't have a next best alternative, then people respond to short supply of something by wanting that something more. They camp out at stores and are willing to pay a higher price for something, even though the shortage is usually a short term thing. You can see this in consoles being sold on eBay for much higher than their sticker price.

It's very different if there's an alternative product that meets the consumers' needs or desires, but with consoles, that's not really the case. Someone who wants a PS4 wants a PS4 and someone who wants an XB1 wants an XB1.


Only hardcore gamers think that way.


To casual gamers and their family the PS4 and the Xbox One are the same and I have seen a mother ask to buy a PS4, get told its sold out, then buy the Xbox One "because all these game systems are the same right?".


If Sony is holding back supply then its definitely NOT to artificially increase demand it would be to prepare for the Japan release.




If the PS4 and the XB1 were interchangeable, then neither Sony nor Microsoft would allow for a shortage in supply. It would be too damaging to their sales. They both know that they can err on the side of lower production to be safe, and they will still sell the same number of units.

**

Console brand loyalty not only exists, it's quantifiable.
Playstation Owners More Loyal
Ignoring everything else about the article, what it shows is that the most likely result of something looking at one console or the other is that they have already chosen which one they want. They know what they want, so having the other one available isn't relevant to their purchasing choice.

For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.

  waynejr2

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Joined: 4/12/11
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RIP City of Heroes!

1/08/14 2:40:46 PM#26
Originally posted by Drakynn

Keep in mind Xbox 360 outsold PS3 at launch by a large margin but in the end PS3 ended up winning in units sold slightly outselling xbox 360 at the end of the last gen life cycle.SO this is a marathon not a sprint.

That being said PS3 managed it's comeback because it was technically superior hardware wise than the 360 AND because Sony has invested heavily in having a lot of1st party development studios creating exclusives for their platforms.Neither is true in Xbox Ones case to date.

Both next gen consoles are selling well enough that Third Party developers will create games for both.however PS4 outselling Xbox One initially may dissuade Third Party devs from making exclusive games for Xbox One which means they have to rely on their currently meager first party development.Also Kinect features will not be a priority for third party developers since PS4 doesn't come with such functionality included and it's maybe over half the console game market currently.

This of course is only my opinion and speculation of course.

But the WII outsolde both xbox 360 and PS3!

  Xiaoki

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Joined: 3/07/04
Posts: 2437

1/08/14 3:07:59 PM#27


Originally posted by lizardbones

Originally posted by Xiaoki

Originally posted by lizardbones

Originally posted by strawhat0981

Originally posted by xeniar

Originally posted by Fappuccino Has Sony been able to meet demand?
its not that they cannot meet demand. They delibratly short supply to keep demand high.
How does that help keep them in demand? 


If a product doesn't have a next best alternative, then people respond to short supply of something by wanting that something more. They camp out at stores and are willing to pay a higher price for something, even though the shortage is usually a short term thing. You can see this in consoles being sold on eBay for much higher than their sticker price.

It's very different if there's an alternative product that meets the consumers' needs or desires, but with consoles, that's not really the case. Someone who wants a PS4 wants a PS4 and someone who wants an XB1 wants an XB1.


Only hardcore gamers think that way.


To casual gamers and their family the PS4 and the Xbox One are the same and I have seen a mother ask to buy a PS4, get told its sold out, then buy the Xbox One "because all these game systems are the same right?".


If Sony is holding back supply then its definitely NOT to artificially increase demand it would be to prepare for the Japan release.




If the PS4 and the XB1 were interchangeable, then neither Sony nor Microsoft would allow for a shortage in supply. It would be too damaging to their sales. They both know that they can err on the side of lower production to be safe, and they will still sell the same number of units.

**

Console brand loyalty not only exists, it's quantifiable.
Playstation Owners More Loyal
Ignoring everything else about the article, what it shows is that the most likely result of something looking at one console or the other is that they have already chosen which one they want. They know what they want, so having the other one available isn't relevant to their purchasing choice.


Next time read your link beforehand.

An online survey of 155 people? Really?! Hilarious.


Also, did you forget that these things need to be manufactured? Its not like they can wave a wand and magically whisk up a million consoles.

Did you ever think that maybe, just maybe, that the shortage of supply isnt because of some insidious plot but because they dont have consoles made?

  _rch

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Joined: 6/30/04
Posts: 34

1/08/14 3:12:06 PM#28
oh, gosh.. i thought this were a forum for a specific genre on the PC console.. sorry i seem to have missplaced myselfe.
  Kyllien

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Joined: 3/22/13
Posts: 315

1/08/14 3:15:06 PM#29

So let me get this straight.

In 4 weeks Sony sold 4 million PS4s

The Xbox One came out a week later and ..

In 3 weeks Microsoft sold 3 million Xbox Ones.

I don't really see a difference between them at this point so early since release.

(for the confused the math equals 1 million units sold per week for each one)

And as always there is not logical reason to be a fanboy of either one.  Either you want to play a game or you don't.  You buy the console that has the games you want to play.

  Kyllien

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Joined: 3/22/13
Posts: 315

1/08/14 3:18:59 PM#30
Originally posted by kitarad

I am curious about the comment on xbox one not yet launching in Japan. Do they expect to sell a lot of units there ? That seems odd considering their penchant for Playstation consoles.

Do you mean their penchant for Nintendo consoles?

  DamonVile

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Joined: 11/22/05
Posts: 4650

1/08/14 3:23:59 PM#31
Originally posted by Kyllien

So let me get this straight.

In 4 weeks Sony sold 4 million PS4s

The Xbox One came out a week later and ..

In 3 weeks Microsoft sold 3 million Xbox Ones.

I don't really see a difference between them at this point so early since release.

(for the confused the math equals 1 million units sold per week for each one)

And as always there is not logical reason to be a fanboy of either one.  Either you want to play a game or you don't.  You buy the console that has the games you want to play.

Stop trying to be all logical and drink the damn hateraide!

People are like cats. When they die, you get a new one.

  Nadia

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Joined: 7/26/03
Posts: 11424

1/08/14 3:24:55 PM#32
Originally posted by Kyllien
I don't really see a difference between them at this point so early since release.

broken down

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/174239-ps4-sells-4-2-million-units-in-2013-beating-the-xbox-one-comfortably

As of December 28, the PS4 had been on sale for 43 days and sold 4.2 million units. By December 28, the PS4 was available in 48 territories. If we divide 4.2 million by 43 days, we get a figure of around 98,000 units sold per day

By December 31, the Xbox One was available in 13 territories. 3 million in 39 days equates to around 77,000 units per day

 

worth noting the PS4 is available in more territories

 

  TerminalDeity

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Joined: 12/11/13
Posts: 78

1/08/14 3:25:43 PM#33

All I know is that my local Target store had no PS4s last weekend, while they still had launch-day Xbox Ones. The clerks were very vocal about how no one wants the Xboxes. 

I am a PC gamer, and don't own either. Just saw this thread on the front page, and thought I would chime in.

  ElRenmazuo

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Joined: 10/28/06
Posts: 4101

 
OP  1/08/14 3:33:23 PM#34
Originally posted by _rch
oh, gosh.. i thought this were a forum for a specific genre on the PC console.. sorry i seem to have missplaced myselfe.

this is the forum for the specific genre your talking about http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/forum/51/The-Pub-at-MMORPGCOM.html but the genre isnt PC exclusive though

Your in the general gaming section a place to discuss none mmorpg gaming.

there is also a section for none gaming related stuff.

Amazing isnt it? that a website can be more than just its name?

  _rch

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Joined: 6/30/04
Posts: 34

1/08/14 3:49:59 PM#35
ah, well then im sorry. I logged on after a night out at the pub, expecting to get post on what this forum usually has to offer. I've totally missed this direction it has offered and wasn't prepared for it.
  _rch

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1/08/14 3:50:47 PM#36
duble post
  NextGem

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1/08/14 7:13:49 PM#37

Where is the next article that states "sony recalls 3 million units"

Had to go there... I am a jaded playstation user!

  lizardbones

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Joined: 6/11/08
Posts: 10559

I've become dependent upon spell check. My apologies for stupid grammatical errors.

1/08/14 8:28:58 PM#38


Originally posted by Xiaoki

Originally posted by lizardbones

Originally posted by Xiaoki

Originally posted by lizardbones

Originally posted by strawhat0981

Originally posted by xeniar

Originally posted by Fappuccino Has Sony been able to meet demand?
its not that they cannot meet demand. They delibratly short supply to keep demand high.
How does that help keep them in demand? 


If a product doesn't have a next best alternative, then people respond to short supply of something by wanting that something more. They camp out at stores and are willing to pay a higher price for something, even though the shortage is usually a short term thing. You can see this in consoles being sold on eBay for much higher than their sticker price.

It's very different if there's an alternative product that meets the consumers' needs or desires, but with consoles, that's not really the case. Someone who wants a PS4 wants a PS4 and someone who wants an XB1 wants an XB1.


Only hardcore gamers think that way.


To casual gamers and their family the PS4 and the Xbox One are the same and I have seen a mother ask to buy a PS4, get told its sold out, then buy the Xbox One "because all these game systems are the same right?".


If Sony is holding back supply then its definitely NOT to artificially increase demand it would be to prepare for the Japan release.




If the PS4 and the XB1 were interchangeable, then neither Sony nor Microsoft would allow for a shortage in supply. It would be too damaging to their sales. They both know that they can err on the side of lower production to be safe, and they will still sell the same number of units.

**

Console brand loyalty not only exists, it's quantifiable.
Playstation Owners More Loyal
Ignoring everything else about the article, what it shows is that the most likely result of something looking at one console or the other is that they have already chosen which one they want. They know what they want, so having the other one available isn't relevant to their purchasing choice.


Next time read your link beforehand.

An online survey of 155 people? Really?! Hilarious.


Also, did you forget that these things need to be manufactured? Its not like they can wave a wand and magically whisk up a million consoles.

Did you ever think that maybe, just maybe, that the shortage of supply isnt because of some insidious plot but because they dont have consoles made?




I don't think there's a conspiracy. That's someone else. Someone asked how demand could go up because something was unavailable, and the answer is, it just does. If consumers want a product, and that product is unavailable, and a replacement is either nonexistent or undesired, consumers are willing to spend more money on the product they want. People are just like that.

However, I don't think there's a conspiracy with PS4 consoles being unavailable because there is no benefit to Sony. They aren't going to charge more money for their consoles, and all the people who are going to buy a PS4 already know they are going to buy a PS4. The only thing shorting their production does is limit their possible revenue.

As far as brand loyalty, it exists with consoles just like it exists with any branded product. If it didn't the "Console Wars" wouldn't be wars at all. People would just buy whatever was available. The people who are going to buy a PS4 are not going to purchase an XB1 if the PS4 is not available. If that were the case, then the XB1 would be selling more consoles because the PS4's production is limited.

**

We know brand loyalty in consoles exists because if the consoles were interchangeable, then the PS4 would always sell out first, because it's $100 cheaper. Only after the PS4s were unavailable would the XB1s sell. However, people are still buying XB1s. They're buying a lot of them. They must be buying them because they want the XB1 instead of the PS4, even though it's $100 more expensive.

For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.

  Shoko_Lied

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1/08/14 8:45:50 PM#39
Do these companies not even evaluate whether they are releasing worse games with newer consoles? Oh hey, hows the future looking, with all this progress... Lower quality. What's the point anymore? If they progressively get worse as time goes on, they're moving backwards.
  ElRenmazuo

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OP  1/08/14 10:40:53 PM#40
Originally posted by Shoko_Lied
Do these companies not even evaluate whether they are releasing worse games with newer consoles? Oh hey, hows the future looking, with all this progress... Lower quality. What's the point anymore? If they progressively get worse as time goes on, they're moving backwards.

Dont know what you mean...

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