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Playstations dominance – Does it spell the end of innovation?

Everyone knows the Playstation has a significant lead over the Xbox One and the Wii U but does this lead to a change in the level of innovation we will see in future consoles? Both the Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U tried to bring something different to the table but these risks backfired and paved the way for the Playstation domination that followed. Are the general gaming public afraid of change? Surely there will be less risks taken due to the public backlash seen against the early Xbox One we seen pre-launch. Keep Reading….

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Europe snubs the Xbox One and Titanfall – Why?

I reported a few weeks ago that the PS4 was crushing the Wii U and Xbox One and that momentum hasn’t ceased. This being despite the release of Titanfall, coupled with widespread official and non official price drops in the continent. Should Microsoft abandon all hope in Europe?
But wait, there’s more!

Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U European sales surprise

UPDATE: March 14th European console sales found here. Xbox One cuts in to PS4s lead.

With both consoles coming under scrutiny for sales performance in recent times, it may come as a surprise that they are virtually neck and neck for weekly sales in Europe. The Xbox One has seen a huge drop off in sales globally, and a territory Microsoft were once strong in is currently shunning them in favor of the PS4.

**UPDATE** – Xbox One now available for same price as PS4 in the UK

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Sales figures for the Xbox One and Wii U show the consoles are much closer than expected. Source: VGChartz.com

With the spotlight of poor sales firmly being fixated on the Wii U over the last year or so, it is the Xbox One which is now struggling. Both have failed to capture the imagination of the gaming public and are both being outsold by the PS4 by 3:1.

Updated graph with the inclusion of PS4, showing its European dominance
Updated graph with the inclusion of PS4, showing its European dominance. Source:VGChartz.com

Upcoming Titanfall for the Xbox One and Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U will look to close that gap but it seems unlikely. The Playstation has remained a favorite in Europe for some time and whilst it’s no surprise that the Xbox is trailing, it is a shock by exactly how much they’re trailing by.

What is probably most shocking is the fact that the PS3 is beating the Xbox One/Wii U consistently on a weekly basis in Europe. Here’s the graph of the PS3 vs Xbox One sales in Europe.

source: VGChartz.com
source: VGChartz.com

Europe looks to be a lost cause to both of these consoles, North America is the Xbox Ones best chance of success and the Wii U will look to boost sales in it’s home country. Is the war already over?

The mentality of fanboys explained – sorted by console they support

You’re probably wondering the reasons why I have made separate posts championing each console. The truth is that it was part of an experiment to see how different sections of fanboys respond. So, if you were one of those who fell for my clickbait I thank you. I shall try to explain the mindset of each fanboy in this post by console they support. Some of you may be able to relate, whilst some of you may be infuriated at the suggestions I make. I will list each set of fanboy in order of aggression, starting with the most aggressive and vocal first. Keep reading…

10 Reasons why you should buy a PS4

Following on from giving reasons to buy an Xbox One and the Wii U, it’s now the turn of the PS4. The Playstation 4 is the console I have to defend the least, with critics and gamers alike universally praising the machine. If you still haven’t took the plunge and bought one then here are reasons why you should do just that. Keep reading…

10 Reasons why you should buy a Wii U

Should you own a Wii U? The console war between Playstation and Xbox has hit worrying new levels. Never have I known so much animosity between gamers, with people all over the internet venting their rage in whatever form they can. This is where we can have the option of either joining the fight, become a neutral or forget about these two and look in Nintendos direction. I will offer reasoning for the latter. Keep reading…

Next-Gen Games? by AllTheCoins

Everyone’s excited for Titanfall. We get it. But where are the other games? Considering “Backwards Compatibility” isn’t an option right now, most gamers are feeling a little jipped and wanna know why they can’t have any more games. Keep reading…