Analysts whose horizons were limited by the obvious realities concluded that the Xbox One would triumph over the PS4. The Console war began in November of 2013 with the PlayStation 4 having a week head start over the Xbox One. What went wrong in the camp of Microsoft? How did they lose grip of a slim lead? We take a look at what could have caused the Xbox One to suffer a devastating blow from Sony this gen.
Both Sony and Microsoft had big budget campaigns leading to the official launch of their next-generation gaming consoles which paid off with an official statement from both camps revealing an incredible sale of one million units of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 on the first 24-hours of their commercial availability.
In early 2014, reports confirmed that Microsoft had moved 3 million units of the Xbox One and 5.3 million units of the PlayStation 4 had flown out of store-shelves. It became obvious; Sony was getting results faster than it had estimated while the Xbox One struggled. Despite Microsoft’s mega marketing, the PlayStation 4 was crushing and is still killing the Xbox One in sales.
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With all the recent talks about the NSA collecting user’s data from big corporation like Microsoft and Facebook. It would be safe to say that gamers were scared of living with a device that has a video and audio recorder permanently starring at their face. You can’t get rid of it and it won’t give you break. Kinect was not a friendly device and gamers were wise enough to realize it.
These days big corporations can no longer shove just about anything down the throat of consumers and expect them to accept it. Microsoft should have known better, give gamers options and they’d definitely stick with you. When Microsoft realized that the mandatory Kinect option for every Xbox One was a dangerous mistake, Sony had already taken a giant leap against its rival console.
Microsoft no longer forces gamers to user the Kinect, but it took them to much time to reach a decision.