PS4 Sales Hit Over Six Million Units Sold Worldwide

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PS4 Sales Hit Over Six Million Units Sold Worldwide

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Sony has announced that the PS4 has surpassed over six million units sold worldwide following the console's launch in Japan and other impressive stats.

Sony VP of Marketing - Home Consoles and Handhelds John Koller has announced that cumulative PlayStation 4 console sales have now surpassed over six million units worldwide following its launch in Japan last month. In addition to the impressive sales figure, Koller also shared a few other impressive PS4 stats. In the United States, more than 90% of PS4s are online, which translates to more than 3.6 million live broadcasts and more than 56 million spectate sessions on the PS4 through Twitch and Ustream. Going hand-in-hand with this figure, Koller shares that since January 1, PS4 users accounted for 20% of daily broadcasters on Twitch. The DualShock 4's "Share" button has seen its fair share of use, too, as there has been more than 100 million shares captured by gamers on Facebook and Twitter.

Koller also states that people will be able to share their "greatness" in new ways, as developers are beginning to take advantage of the PS4's interactive live broadcasting feature, which allow viewers to influence live-streamed gameplay. The exec cites the upcoming Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition for the console which will feature a built-in "Broadcast+" mode; where gamers will be able to stream their gameplay gameplay session while the viewers watching on either the PS4 or web browser will be able to influence "positive and negative" feedback effects during gameplay.

This certainly bodes well for Sony's PlayStation division. Unfortunately, we can't stack up how well the Xbox One is doing in comparison, since Microsoft has yet to release official sales figure in the past few months. However, according to the NPD Group's numbers, the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One nearly two-to-one in the US -- at least based on last month's figures.

Should Microsoft be worried that Sony is pulling away in this next-gen console battle or will this change once Titanfall and the next Halo ships for the Xbox One?

Source: Official PlayStation Blog

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So for the first time in more than 10 years, we can make an "It prints money!" gif starring someone from Sony?

Remember when people were doubting that Sony could meet it's lofty '5 million console sold before the end of the year' and the discussion on which 'end of the year'it was, fiscal or Gregorian?

Well, if it was Fiscal then Sony just slammed that mother out of the park then proceeded to whale on the opposition with the bat.

I think the PS4 has nearly overtaken the Wii U with this.

Still the gap over the Xbox One, whilst probably significant at this point, isn't Titanfall significant. Either one could be in the lead by next Christmas and the PS3 showed that you can overcome even being 5 million consoles behind at this stage in the game.

I know that titanfall will shift ones, Halo might get a few more through the door but I can't see microsoft coming back from this initial set back, from just 2 games. Look at 360 and PS3, 360 started the strongest and kind of stayed there ... I think PS3 only caught up 'cos it eventually had a library making it worthy to buy and people slowly saved up for it.

I think the same will happen to xbone, slow start and will slowly build up to be on par with PS4.

Well, they beat their March target of 5 million sales.

Good news that console gaming still appears to be alive.

The man says that 90% of PS4s are online. I wonder what percentage of game sales are digital, considering Sony announced that they made up 48% of total sales on the Vita. I imagine it isn't quite that high for consoles, but I wonder if it's also substantial.

As for Titanfall redeeming the Xbone: it's probably the kind of game that appeals to American audiences. It may be that Microsoft can take back their #1 position in the US. Very unlikely that it will get them close to Sony overall though.

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BrotherRool:
I think the PS4 has nearly overtaken the Wii U with this.

Still the gap over the Xbox One, whilst probably significant at this point, isn't Titanfall significant. Either one could be in the lead by next Christmas and the PS3 showed that you can overcome even being 5 million consoles behind at this stage in the game.

Yes, according to VGChartz the PS4 overtook the Wii U during the week in which it launched in Japan.

Baffles my mind how people continue to buy consoles only to have them collect dust.

BrotherRool:
I think the PS4 has nearly overtaken the Wii U with this.

Still the gap over the Xbox One, whilst probably significant at this point, isn't Titanfall significant. Either one could be in the lead by next Christmas and the PS3 showed that you can overcome even being 5 million consoles behind at this stage in the game.

It probably has already has as NPD has WiiU down this year compared to 2013.

WiiU shipments launch to 31st Decembe 2013 - 5.86 million

( http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e1312.pdf )

First quarter 2013 shipment 390,000.

Will Titanfall bring the sale up for Xbox One? I don't think so, maybe.

Halo, yes because that already has a huge fan base. Reason why I said, "I don't think so" is because Titanfall is also on PC and a lot of people would rather get it on PC where it would run smoother and cheaper instead of buying a new gaming system for how ever plus $/ it is. Whereas, Halo 5 will only be on Xbox One... unless they port it to PC also, one day, if ever.

gigastar:
So for the first time in more than 10 years, we can make an "It prints money!" gif starring someone from Sony?

You know, that's not a bad thing. Maybe Tretton, Hirai and Yoshida in it?

Caiphus:
Well, they beat their March target of 5 million sales.

Good news that console gaming still appears to be alive.

The man says that 90% of PS4s are online. I wonder what percentage of game sales are digital, considering Sony announced that they made up 48% of total sales on the Vita. I imagine it isn't quite that high for consoles, but I wonder if it's also substantial.

As for Titanfall redeeming the Xbone: it's probably the kind of game that appeals to American audiences. It may be that Microsoft can take back their #1 position in the US. Very unlikely that it will get them close to Sony overall though.

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BrotherRool:
I think the PS4 has nearly overtaken the Wii U with this.

Still the gap over the Xbox One, whilst probably significant at this point, isn't Titanfall significant. Either one could be in the lead by next Christmas and the PS3 showed that you can overcome even being 5 million consoles behind at this stage in the game.

Yes, according to VGChartz the PS4 overtook the Wii U during the week in which it launched in Japan.

Yep, I gather Sony has already surpassed Nintendo's Wii U LTD sales. Once we hit those fiscal reports, we'll know officially.

omega 616:
I know that titanfall will shift ones, Halo might get a few more through the door but I can't see microsoft coming back from this initial set back, from just 2 games. Look at 360 and PS3, 360 started the strongest and kind of stayed there ... I think PS3 only caught up 'cos it eventually had a library making it worthy to buy and people slowly saved up for it.

I think the same will happen to xbone, slow start and will slowly build up to be on par with PS4.

Important to note, though, MS doesn't have the luxury of Japan, nor that class A first-party lineup, which I attribute to the PS3 catching up with the Xbox 360. Time will tell, but it could literally be just one game that shifts the tide in MS' favor. Is it Titanfall? I honestly don't see it moving as much as MS has hoped.

Paradox SuXcess:
Will Titanfall bring the sale up for Xbox One? I don't think so, maybe.

Halo, yes because that already has a huge fan base. Reason why I said, "I don't think so" is because Titanfall is also on PC and a lot of people would rather get it on PC where it would run smoother and cheaper instead of buying a new gaming system for how ever plus $/ it is. Whereas, Halo 5 will only be on Xbox One... unless they port it to PC also, one day, if ever.

Exactly. Also, Zampella has been adamant on Twitter that "ONLY" this Titanfall will be exclusive, which logic equates to Titanfall 2: Titan Harder hitting PlayStation platforms at some point.

Paradox SuXcess:
Will Titanfall bring the sale up for Xbox One? I don't think so, maybe.

Halo, yes because that already has a huge fan base. Reason why I said, "I don't think so" is because Titanfall is also on PC and a lot of people would rather get it on PC where it would run smoother and cheaper instead of buying a new gaming system for how ever plus $/ it is. Whereas, Halo 5 will only be on Xbox One... unless they port it to PC also, one day, if ever.

This is pretty much my reasoning on the subject as well.

On the one hand, their 2 million beta testers is an impressive figure....but assuming even half of those were PC users, that's a very bad thing for MS. They need this title to sell like gangbusters. Not only did they prop it up as bound to surpass Call of Duty, but they've basically hinged their console's future fortunes on its success. If it doesn't pull CoD numbers, that will make it a failure to them. This is one of those cases where 2-3 million sales actually wouldn't be good enough.

Titanfall won't shift that many Xbones.

It'll run and look better on PC, it won't run or look much worse on 360, we already saw in the beta that Titanfall can't manage a consistent 60fps even at only slightly more than 720p on the Xbone. A beta a month before release day isn't a beta, it's a demo, much like BF4 it's representative of the game's release day form. It doesn't have the luxury of existing in a competition vacuum the way Halo and Halo 2 did a decade ago either.

The people who insist that players don't notice or care the technicalities of graphics will probably be proved right when Titanfall sells a truckload on 360 a couple weeks after the main release. Then Titanfall 2 will be on PS4 and it will be gorgeous...

The DualShock 4's "Share" button has seen its fair share of use, too, as there has been more than 100 million shares captured by gamers on Facebook and Twitter.

How many of those were accidental when people reached for the now extinct select button?

Hurray for Sony I guess, even though they're going to sell off quite a chunk of their divisions, still a small plus.

I'd imagine TF selling somewhat well, don't know about the Xbone sales since the game hasn't come out yet but it might be a system seller, I also honest'y don't see the point if saying which versions better since we should all know by now that a good chunk of people don't give a rats ass about that, save for those that are super graphical whores that is.

Paradox SuXcess:
Will Titanfall bring the sale up for Xbox One? I don't think so, maybe.

Halo, yes because that already has a huge fan base. Reason why I said, "I don't think so" is because Titanfall is also on PC and a lot of people would rather get it on PC where it would run smoother and cheaper instead of buying a new gaming system for how ever plus $/ it is.

Or hell, even play on their 360 and not bother upgrading to Xbone.

It's baffling how MS keeps referring to it as a killer app.

Yeah, I knew Japanese sells would be fairly significant. According to VGChartz, PS4 and Wii U were both at 5.8 million units sold as of February 22. I'm guessing this information is a little more up to date than that.

munx13:
Baffles my mind how people continue to buy consoles only to have them collect dust.

Infamous Second Son comes out in 17 days. PS+ has also given us plenty of great games for free including Resogun and Outlast. My PS4 was not collecting dust, nor will it be.

Alex Co:

Paradox SuXcess:
Will Titanfall bring the sale up for Xbox One? I don't think so, maybe.

Halo, yes because that already has a huge fan base. Reason why I said, "I don't think so" is because Titanfall is also on PC and a lot of people would rather get it on PC where it would run smoother and cheaper instead of buying a new gaming system for how ever plus $/ it is. Whereas, Halo 5 will only be on Xbox One... unless they port it to PC also, one day, if ever.

Exactly. Also, Zampella has been adamant on Twitter that "ONLY" this Titanfall will be exclusive, which logic equates to Titanfall 2: Titan Harder hitting PlayStation platforms at some point.

From my understanding, he was completely out of the loop on the PS4 Exclusion deal (let's call it what it is) and learned about it when we did. It seems that he was not happy to learn about it. And frankly, I don't blame the man. This really could hurt his game's sales by quite a bit.

BrotherRool:
I think the PS4 has nearly overtaken the Wii U with this.

Still the gap over the Xbox One, whilst probably significant at this point, isn't Titanfall significant. Either one could be in the lead by next Christmas and the PS3 showed that you can overcome even being 5 million consoles behind at this stage in the game.

It is ahead of the Wii U at this point. Kind of pathetic for the Wii U really.

And I'm not convinced Titanfall will result in the XBone closing the gap. They're still about 2.5 million behind the PS4 at least, are more expensive, and I still think a lot of informed gamers have no interest in buying one. We might see a slight bump in North America sales, but they're still selling almost nothing in the rest of the world while the PS4 is selling as much in Europe as in North America, and their Japanese sales are well above either of those markets. I just don't think the interest is there in the XBone or Titanfall to close that gap. In fact, I'd almost bet that many of the people interested in Titanfall already bought the XBone specifically for it.

The Xbone is basically doing WiiU numbers, after losing so much inertia, even with a $100 price cut they would still be second place.

Vivi22:

BrotherRool:
I think the PS4 has nearly overtaken the Wii U with this.

Still the gap over the Xbox One, whilst probably significant at this point, isn't Titanfall significant. Either one could be in the lead by next Christmas and the PS3 showed that you can overcome even being 5 million consoles behind at this stage in the game.

It is ahead of the Wii U at this point. Kind of pathetic for the Wii U really.

And I'm not convinced Titanfall will result in the XBone closing the gap. They're still about 2.5 million behind the PS4 at least, are more expensive, and I still think a lot of informed gamers have no interest in buying one. We might see a slight bump in North America sales, but they're still selling almost nothing in the rest of the world while the PS4 is selling as much in Europe as in North America, and their Japanese sales are well above either of those markets. I just don't think the interest is there in the XBone or Titanfall to close that gap. In fact, I'd almost bet that many of the people interested in Titanfall already bought the XBone specifically for it.

Microsoft have slashed the price quite aggressively in some regions. In the UK now an Xbox One with Titanfall is only 50 pounds more expensive than a PS4 with no games at all. (Although still not as cheap as a PS4 with inFamous: Second Son which is going to be amazing).

In Sony's traditional markets, I don't think Titanfall is likely to be a game changer. Sony has always been the more narrative/quirky focused console and it's audience has been happy with that. And inFamous is hopefully going to scratch that itch nicely, along with the nice indie lead. So most of Europe and definitely Japan are safe.

But I think Titanfall is going to be a swinging factor for people who had a 360 but might have changed their minds this time round. That's a shooter strong crowd and we're hitting the 'none of the new consoles have games' stage of the console cycle right now. A multiplayer shooter is a game that you can put hundreds of hours in and it's the sort of game you want your friends to buy so that you can play with them too. If it's as good as people make out, I think that's probably worth a million units in the US.

Also whilst the gaming community has been buzzing about TF forever and the people interested probably did already buy a console for it, the further away from us you go the more people you get who won't hear about how good it is (if it is good) until it's actually released

RA92:

Paradox SuXcess:
Will Titanfall bring the sale up for Xbox One? I don't think so, maybe.

Halo, yes because that already has a huge fan base. Reason why I said, "I don't think so" is because Titanfall is also on PC and a lot of people would rather get it on PC where it would run smoother and cheaper instead of buying a new gaming system for how ever plus $/ it is.

Or hell, even play on their 360 and not bother upgrading to Xbone.

It's baffling how MS keeps referring to it as a killer app.

they gotta call something that.

it's all they've got left in the can.

personally, i'm waiting to see if the huge amount of free dev kits sony sent out and corresponding number of claimed games in development will actually appear as coming to fruition in the future games release schedules.

if they do...then it's all over bar the fat lady singing in the sony staff bar.

Titanfall or not there's no way i'm not hopping on what could well be a re-run of the PS2 generation.

BrotherRool:
I think the PS4 has nearly overtaken the Wii U with this.

It actually has, just barely, according to VGChartz.

Saltyk:
Yeah, I knew Japanese sells would be fairly significant. According to VGChartz, PS4 and Wii U were both at 5.8 million units sold as of February 22. I'm guessing this information is a little more up to date than that.

munx13:
Baffles my mind how people continue to buy consoles only to have them collect dust.

Infamous Second Son comes out in 17 days. PS+ has also given us plenty of great games for free including Resogun and Outlast. My PS4 was not collecting dust, nor will it be.

Alex Co:

Paradox SuXcess:
Will Titanfall bring the sale up for Xbox One? I don't think so, maybe.

Halo, yes because that already has a huge fan base. Reason why I said, "I don't think so" is because Titanfall is also on PC and a lot of people would rather get it on PC where it would run smoother and cheaper instead of buying a new gaming system for how ever plus $/ it is. Whereas, Halo 5 will only be on Xbox One... unless they port it to PC also, one day, if ever.

Exactly. Also, Zampella has been adamant on Twitter that "ONLY" this Titanfall will be exclusive, which logic equates to Titanfall 2: Titan Harder hitting PlayStation platforms at some point.

From my understanding, he was completely out of the loop on the PS4 Exclusion deal (let's call it what it is) and learned about it when we did. It seems that he was not happy to learn about it. And frankly, I don't blame the man. This really could hurt his game's sales by quite a bit.

Yep, that's it. He was blindsided by the deal EA made since the original deal was a timed exclusivity with the Xbox One. We don't know how much MS paid for Titanfall, but can it cover the potential 6 mil PS4 + 20+ (or is it 30+?) mil the PS3 installed base has? Knowing EA, they won't let that big of a consumer base escape the Titanfall juggernaut.

Imagine if only a fourth of the PS3 and PS4 players bought Titanfall? That's still 3-5 million units easy.

Good for Sony, though I'm sure this will lead to some silly claims of doom for the Xbox One and Wii U.

As for the Xbox One, Titanfall will likely pull some slack (it will have a strong console following no matter how much the PC gamers would prefer otherwise). Halo 5 will be a system seller no doubt, though I doubt that it has the star power as it had until Halo Wars.

CriticalMiss:

The DualShock 4's "Share" button has seen its fair share of use, too, as there has been more than 100 million shares captured by gamers on Facebook and Twitter.

How many of those were accidental when people reached for the now extinct select button?

Uhh...none? It takes a couple of steps to do so. It's not instantaneous.

I had no idea you were a snarky anti-PS4 person...

Pink Apocalypse:

CriticalMiss:

The DualShock 4's "Share" button has seen its fair share of use, too, as there has been more than 100 million shares captured by gamers on Facebook and Twitter.

How many of those were accidental when people reached for the now extinct select button?

Uhh...none? It takes a couple of steps to do so. It's not instantaneous.

I had no idea you were a snarky anti-PS4 person...

Erm, I wasn't being snarky. And I don't see how my comment was 'anti-PS4' either for that matter.

CriticalMiss:

Pink Apocalypse:

CriticalMiss:

How many of those were accidental when people reached for the now extinct select button?

Uhh...none? It takes a couple of steps to do so. It's not instantaneous.

I had no idea you were a snarky anti-PS4 person...

Erm, I wasn't being snarky. And I don't see how my comment was 'anti-PS4' either for that matter.

I didn't see that in your comment either, if anything this site has started to become Pro PC (obviously) and Pro PS4 (little of 3) and Anti Wii U, 360 and One, regardless of news it's mostly negative and negative topics surrounding the 3 consoles.

I'm expecting a few more articles or more topics of "Wii U is doomed", "Xbone is doomed", "PS4 has won console race forever ftw!", or just the plain old "Why buy a console?" threads.

I've been to other sites so far since this article came out and they've been more or less positive and hardly felt the ened to mention the Xbone and Titanfall let alone the Wii U. (Like Alex Co seems to do every time one console is mentioned he has to mention another to spark a pointless debate that really isn't needed at all)

Random financial advice:
the stock has been slowly dropping since it peaked last year may-july and they said they would sell 5 million consoles by march and they overshoot it by 1 million.
I say buy, but beware sony has a lot of "eggs" in its basket

CriticalMiss:

Pink Apocalypse:

CriticalMiss:

How many of those were accidental when people reached for the now extinct select button?

Uhh...none? It takes a couple of steps to do so. It's not instantaneous.

I had no idea you were a snarky anti-PS4 person...

Erm, I wasn't being snarky. And I don't see how my comment was 'anti-PS4' either for that matter.

I wasn't sure whether to take your comment as snarky (as it could imply the statistics are only that high due to accidental button presses) or honest curiosity. As Shadow-Phoenix mentioned, it seems there's a lot of negativity on the forums these days.

As Pink Apocalypse said though, there are a number of steps you need to do in order to actually share video or screenshots when you hit the Share button. So far, I've only saved one video, and I didn't even publish it online, it was just for my amusement. It is quick and easy, but no one is going to accidentally publish anything.

Evonisia:
Good for Sony, though I'm sure this will lead to some silly claims of doom for the Xbox One and Wii U.

As for the Xbox One, Titanfall will likely pull some slack (it will have a strong console following no matter how much the PC gamers would prefer otherwise). Halo 5 will be a system seller no doubt, though I doubt that it has the star power as it had until Halo Wars.

I don't know if Titanfall will move many X1 units. It's a new IP for one. Also it's too cannibalized of a release with it coming out on Xbox 360, X1, and PC. Not saying it won't move X1 Units, but after Titanfall what the hell else does the X1 have for interesting exclusives? Nothing with a release date yet. And nothing that will sell consoles.

And that's were Sony has an advantage, they have access to Japanese imports and there's still a big audience for those games. Along with the fact that the PS brand doesn't rely on 1st exclusives as much as Nintendo or MS do thanks to the usual bucket loads of sleeper hits from Sony's 2nd party Studios. Games like Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Demon's Souls and others can just show up on Sony consoles with next to advertising and sell at least 1 or 2 million. And those titles drop often. Nintendo's got bad relationships with the 3rd party and MS just can not get love from Japan.

Alex Co:
Titanfall 2: Titan Harder

Pleas please please please tell me thats official. that would be the joke of the year!

fix-the-spade:
it won't run or look much worse on 360,

Considering that they already delayed 360 because of technical problems, the question is will it run at all, not that it will look much worse. Of course it will run much worse. you simply cant have AI NPcs in battles of titanfall level with 512MB of RAM. they will have to make large sacrifices.

CriticalMiss:

The DualShock 4's "Share" button has seen its fair share of use, too, as there has been more than 100 million shares captured by gamers on Facebook and Twitter.

How many of those were accidental when people reached for the now extinct select button?

likely very few as hitting that button does not automatically start sharing, but rather does a popup where you can choose, so if they count content shared this is already counted out.

Shadow-Phoenix:
if anything this site has started to become Pro PC (obviously) and Pro PS4 (little of 3) and Anti Wii U, 360 and One, regardless of news it's mostly negative and negative topics surrounding the 3 consoles.

The problem is that reality became Pro PC. Current consoles are just shitty PCs with some games held ransom and renamed exclusives. Consoles lost all they were unique for from PCs this generation, and ahvent delivered the advantages of PC.

Strazdas:

Alex Co:
Titanfall 2: Titan Harder

Pleas please please please tell me thats official. that would be the joke of the year!

fix-the-spade:
it won't run or look much worse on 360,

Considering that they already delayed 360 because of technical problems, the question is will it run at all, not that it will look much worse. Of course it will run much worse. you simply cant have AI NPcs in battles of titanfall level with 512MB of RAM. they will have to make large sacrifices.

CriticalMiss:

The DualShock 4's "Share" button has seen its fair share of use, too, as there has been more than 100 million shares captured by gamers on Facebook and Twitter.

How many of those were accidental when people reached for the now extinct select button?

likely very few as hitting that button does not automatically start sharing, but rather does a popup where you can choose, so if they count content shared this is already counted out.

Shadow-Phoenix:
if anything this site has started to become Pro PC (obviously) and Pro PS4 (little of 3) and Anti Wii U, 360 and One, regardless of news it's mostly negative and negative topics surrounding the 3 consoles.

The problem is that reality became Pro PC. Current consoles are just shitty PCs with some games held ransom and renamed exclusives. Consoles lost all they were unique for from PCs this generation, and ahvent delivered the advantages of PC.

I have that trademarked! EA/Respawn needs to pay me eleventy million dollars to get it!! :D

Strazdas:

fix-the-spade:
it won't run or look much worse on 360,

Considering that they already delayed 360 because of technical problems, the question is will it run at all, not that it will look much worse. Of course it will run much worse. you simply cant have AI NPcs in battles of titanfall level with 512MB of RAM. they will have to make large sacrifices.

You're assuming the 'technical problems' were with the 360 and not the Xbone. The 360 version will have smaller textures and less particle effects to use less RAM, but it's not going to look that different upscaled from 720p than the Xbone version will upscaled from 792p. I bet the AI will be fine, Halo has had four players and dozens of AI running around since 2007, the Beta AI in Titanfall were dumb as rocks too, I find it hard to believe they're that taxing on hardware.

I would assume that the 360 version works fine and that Microsoft are delaying it to try and hide the problem(s) with the Xbone version, two weeks isn't long enough for worthwhile development time, if it was three months I'd believe that the 360 version didn't work. I'd like to be wrong, but Microsoft have form for arbitrarily delaying and/or damaging versions of their products on the 'undesirable' platform (Halo 2, Gears of War PC versions spring to mind).

Alex Co:
I have that trademarked! EA/Respawn needs to pay me eleventy million dollars to get it!! :D

The sad thing is, that would actually be legal from what we saw lately.

fix-the-spade:

You're assuming the 'technical problems' were with the 360 and not the Xbone. The 360 version will have smaller textures and less particle effects to use less RAM, but it's not going to look that different upscaled from 720p than the Xbone version will upscaled from 792p. I bet the AI will be fine, Halo has had four players and dozens of AI running around since 2007, the Beta AI in Titanfall were dumb as rocks too, I find it hard to believe they're that taxing on hardware.

I would assume that the 360 version works fine and that Microsoft are delaying it to try and hide the problem(s) with the Xbone version, two weeks isn't long enough for worthwhile development time, if it was three months I'd believe that the 360 version didn't work. I'd like to be wrong, but Microsoft have form for arbitrarily delaying and/or damaging versions of their products on the 'undesirable' platform (Halo 2, Gears of War PC versions spring to mind).

Considering that the delay is happening for 360 and not for Xbone due to "technical difficulties" its fair to assume that the 360 is the one having problems. Well either that or the developers are lieing and delaying the one working version without a reason.
Smeller textures will help GPU load as well as particle effects. yes it may help it bear. Hopefully the 360 version will also move some processing to the CPU, since 360 CPU is faster than that of Xbone (seriuosly, Xbone has a mobile phone CPU, actually a mobile phone with it is coming out soon).
The proposition that it wont look different unscaled from 720p (hah, i seriously doubt Xbox version will run 720. knowing its previuos reasons, try 424p) is ridiculous at best. of course it will look different. far worse. but that wasnt the question to begin with as i pointed out already. this is to be expected when you are running a game on 9 year old hardware.
Now i havent been in the game and dont know how smart the AI was, if it was really the dumb horde AI that suicide rushes everything then yes the 360 may actually run it. 512 MB of ram is very limiting however. there is a reason developers were cutting corners on ram everywhere they could last generation.

They planned to release both versions on the same time, then suddenly technical difficulties made them push it back 2 weeks on 360. This means that its quite possible they actually failed to run the final build on 360 or it worked horribly (think fps drops) and wanted mroe time to fix it. But EA being EA they liek to push unfinished products out the door anyway (Simcity, battlefield, heck there is even a meme "its so unfinished, EA tried to publish it").

Then again you coudl be right and it cam be Microsofts doing.

Strazdas:

The problem is that reality became Pro PC. Current consoles are just shitty PCs with some games held ransom and renamed exclusives. Consoles lost all they were unique for from PCs this generation, and ahvent delivered the advantages of PC.

i wasn't made aware that reality played PC, I also wasn't made aware that every single person on the planet sees console games as "dem dirty terrorists holding dem exclusives I want hostage"

Honestly I do love when people can automatically decide for everyone when consoles have and have lost advantages against PC, as if gaming wasn't fun to begin with but instead was Darwins theory of serious evolution.

Honestly though I've said my piece, I'm not desiring to debate such issues, nor am i wanting to become agitated because someone wants to debate in the first place.

And yet the PS4 still doesn't have a "pause download" button.

I'm serious, there's no way to just pause downloads.

Also, Sony, please update your account system to let sub accounts ether turn into master accounts or allow them to get all restrictions removed. Because mine was made when I was 16. I'm now 22 with my own money and I'm sick and damn tired of having to go through my step-dad's account to add money so I can buy things with my money. And no, I will not just make a new account. That's seven years worth of friends and purchases. This should not be the only solution.

It's like they failed to take into account that as time goes on, people get older. Unbelievable.

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