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User Info: JebronLames

5 months ago#1
...comparison to the ps4? - Results (129 votes)
Before the x1 was sold, bad publicity about no support for used games, always online, etc.
75.19% (97 votes)
Real or perceived shortcomings in the performance of the console in comparison to the ps4
14.73% (19 votes)
i think something else was the biggest factor, what?
10.08% (13 votes)
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User Info: quincy2000a

5 months ago#2
...as far as the 'bone is concerned, I think this says it all...

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User Info: leelee3105

5 months ago#3
Poor people and kids bought the cheaper one
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User Info: Battleship_Gray

5 months ago#4
I think the botched reveal is the biggest factor. It never really overcame that massive PR misfire, some people still think that stuff is in play years later and it still gets brought up semi-regularly on the boards.

By the time that started to die down the ball was already rolling for the PS4. Popularity creates more popularity, that coupled with more exclusives and better performing games and it was all over.

That said I think it would be closer (with the PS4 still leading) if not for that reveal. The scales were tipped against the X1 before it even released. I was in the definite "no-buy" camp until they backtracked.
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User Info: mcnichoj

5 months ago#5
The people that think the E3 reveal had anything to do with it live inside a bubble.
Most people that play games don't even watch E3. Roughly 99% of people that own any of the current three major consoles probably never knew about MS wanting to ****block GameStop.
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User Info: INKU48

5 months ago#6
Imagine if the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X launched today with similar libraries to each other and the PS4 Pro, with significantly weaker hardware, cost more? That was the situation we had. Microsoft thought the Kinect was a selling point in 2013 but it wasn't.

Why would anyone buy an inferior product at a higher price?

I think bad PR from the reveal contributed but I legitimately think that Xbox had an inferior product back in 2013 and they were trying to sell it for a hundred bucks more than the competition was.

User Info: Opunaesala

5 months ago#7
Lack of exclusives was probably the biggest. The E3 stuff was not a good way to start either. Performance probably wasn't as big of a reason to most people.

User Info: Phlegyas

5 months ago#8
I think the 360 not having as many exclusives as PS3 towards the end of the console generation played a part. Why go with Microsoft when they are making less and less exclusives?

And yeah, they're PR at E3 was terrible. Who thought that was a good idea?
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User Info: Squitchy

5 months ago#9
The price and the dumbass kinect.
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User Info: dr_zomberg

5 months ago#10
price, and all the bulls*** at the reveal. they never recovered from that.
just like the ps3 only recovered from their reveal until late in the gen.
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