Sony is killing Microsoft this console generation

If there was any doubt that Sony was very much leading what is now the current generation of consoles, the sales numbers for the first quarter have come in and boy are they in favour of the Japanese electronics maker.

According to stats posted over at GamesIndustry, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 managed to ship (not sell) 1.1 million units to retailers over the past quarter, while Sony managed to sell over 3.5 million of its PS4 and PS3 systems.

That is an enormous gulf, especially considering Microsoft recently made an effort to bring the price of the Xbox One down by dropping the Kinect, though the gap it created between the version with and the one without was so small that it hardly seems worth it.

Sony ultimately pulled in over $2.5 billion in this past quarter, mostly thanks to sales of the PS4 which also contributed to the 96 per cent boost in sales for Sony's Games division in the past three months.

Nintendo on the other hand posted a reasonable loss of just under $100 million. This is actually quite an upturn for the company however, as it managed to shift over half a million Wii Us in the same period, with over 2.8 million copies of Mario Kart 8 sold as well.

That's a big upswing for the Wii U, which has struggled over the past year and a half but now seems to be making some semblance of a resurgence.

What do you guys think about this console generation? Sony is tearing away at the front, but will Microsoft be able to take the number two spot, or will Nintendo sneak in there?

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Im not impressed with the ps4

Im not impressed with the ps4 and not conviced. Many who own is likes its multi tasking. If they say that the ps3 is as powerful as they say, then they shoulda done that by showing it. But all sony has ever done is show off shi ty games with high res. The last of us sucked , well over rated! Dumbasses that falls for the hype. Just like every crap sony puts out. Sony is used to over hyping every sh it they put out. Killzone??? Lol

Sony learned the leson whilst microsoft ignored it

The main reason Sony lost the last round was because they forced PS3 owners to pay a premium for the blu ray technology when console gamers simply wanted the next generation games which Microsoft coming in at a cheaper price point was able to facilitate thus winning the battle, this time around Microsoft wanted to bundle some BS spy camera nonsense that practically non of the core gaming audience wanted increasing the cost whilst Sony having realise their error from the last round ensured their console was not only cheaper but on paper more powerful. Microsoft made a big marketing m,istake by bundling that spy camera with the console on launch and they have acknowledged this by removing it from newer console bundles.

If I were to buy a console it

If I were to buy a console it surely would be a PS4 at the moment. I really just can't see any appeal of the Xbox One over it, sure Microsoft has certain exclusives like Halo but really compare Halo to any FPS and what you get is a rather generic FPS. Sure it was ones the franchise the consoles had the best to offer but even Halo 1 when it was brand new was generic to FPS standards to PC gaming. Heck I would even choose a WIi U over a Xbox One. At-least I know I would have tons of fun with first party Nintendo titles. Microsoft simply doesn't have anything going for it. Maybe that will change in time but at the moment I wouldn't buy a Xbox One if the price was slashed in half.

What a stupid comment. So

What a stupid comment. So despite having infinite freedom to install and modify most of the games I play at superior resolutions, which load instantly on a SSD system with 16GB of Ram and 8GB of VRam, I should show my wealth by going out to purchase a console which is the equivalent of my 2009 mid range PC so I can own both and then say "I think PC and the Console is equally good as I own both". What an idiot. a total and utter bellend. Maybe you need to sell your console, and use the money to get some rudimentary education?

So what you're saying is, don

So what you're saying is, don't buy a console because it can't handle higher res and better graphics? That's a pretty shitty argument. I do enjoy the exclusive content that's only available to consoles. Sounds like you're missing out "Mr"

I can't even tell a

I can't even tell a difference between this gen and last gen on any significant level. What's it matter anyway? No one releases full games on any platform anymore; they just give you 80% then hold the rest hostage until you pony up more money than they originally asked for. Fuck this and last generation, gaming sucks on every platform now.

Performance Gap

Yeah, the performance gap between the PC and Ps4/Xone is not as great as it was back with the PC and the Ps3/X360 when they first came out. But right now, it's no contest. To have truly exceptional performance, the ps4/xone would have a price tag (maybe) higher than the ps3 at launch?

This new generation is a

This new generation is a total disappointment both technologically and policy wise. The PC isn't great policy wise, since Steam and other Digital retailers have just as nasty contractual problems as consoles but still, there's more hope with PCs. When the Ps3/360 generation started, it took a couple years for PCs to really jump so far beyond consoles that it was obvious PC games looked way better, this generation has just begun and Watch Dogs has already proven the PC is lightyears beyond the consoles, that chasm is only going to grow cosmic in scale when 4k gaming comes around since neither the Ps4 or X1 will do 4k Gaming.

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