Momentum can change just that fast in this industry.

Most will agree that Sony's PlayStation 4 has all the momentum thus far. Chances are, it's well ahead of the Xbox One in terms of worldwide sales (last count was 5.3 million for the PS4, by the way).

However, as we all know, powerful new exclusive software can really give hardware a huge boost. Even the legendary PS2 got a lot of help from the likes of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec the summer after it launched, and let's not forget that the first full year of that system's reign (2001) was one of the best software years in the history of gaming. A title like Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall could prompt a momentum shift if it's stellar.

Thing is, it's undeniably the hottest game on the Internet right now. Leaps and bounds ahead of inFamous: Second Son , for example, which is a PlayStation 4 exclusive also scheduled to launch next month. Sony should take note: Despite all the momentum the PS4 has accumulated up to this point, the most talked-about game by a long shot is only playable on the Xbox platform. Yes, it's also available on PC but in the console world, that doesn't mean as much.

Factor in the recent price cut for the Xbox One, and we're seeing a great opportunity for Microsoft to earn back some market share. The question is: Do you think it will happen?

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

It's gonna depend on scores. If the game doesn't do enough things new then it will be hurt be "enough COD already" syndrome. Plus the fact that it's multiplayer only means that if there are enough opening day glitches it will get hammered across the net and no amount of fixes and patches over the ensuing weeks will erase that first impression.

I think it probably doesn't bode well that all of MS's hopes are pinned on this single bought exclusive.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
7 years ago

I see most people that own an Xbox buying this game. But I don't see a huge amount of people buying an Xbox because of this game. Sure it will help sales but it isn't an exclusive. I know I'm going to pick it up for PC once the price drops.

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
7 years ago

I dunno man. Titanfall is the biggest reason I'm debating buying an XBone. I know a lot of friends who are contemplating the same thing. We're PlayStation guys, but Titanfall looks so very good….

Not saying it will make the XBone overtake the PS4 in sales, but don't discount the amount of hype this game is generating. I'm not even a multiplayer FPS fan and I'm weighing the $500 investment.


Last edited by TheAgingHipster on 2/25/2014 11:14:44 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

If your not an FPS fan this game shouldn't make you drop $500 bucks. I've seen the beta, it's nothing new or different. It looks great but it's a typical online fps. You shoot, you die, you run, you hide, you wall run, you shoot, get in a mech, you die and do it over again.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/26/2014 12:02:47 AM

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

Aging hipster its not worth 500 dollars not even close. Its a decent shooter but honestly I didn't really like it. It has some cool ideas but it is insanely casual for my liking. I think it will do well because of this but honestly it feels like Call of Duty only with some elements of unreal tournament thrown in there, like double jump and wall running.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

Bigrailer, it's much more than that. Come on man.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

Why bother? You could play on PC. If you don't have a good PC, you could get a REALLY cheap 360 and play it on that. Save hundreds of dollars.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

Sorry Killa if it was you would've said more. It's much like your comment… lacking. 😉 seriously though did you play in the beta?

By the way, I'm not saying it's going to fail or be a terrible game. I'm just saying in general shooter fans will get something familiar and those looking to get into shooters will get something they can experience in any other fps.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/26/2014 1:28:04 AM

Masszt3r
Masszt3r
7 years ago

I think this game may be just like COD not only in many gameplay elements, but also in being "scoreproof". Even if the game gets low scores, which I doubt, it will sell massively because that's what Xbox owners and MS are clinging to right now.

I don't think Sony should worry because, as some have already stated, it is not an Xbone exclusive; it will sell a lot more on the 360 and PC because there are millions more who already own these two platforms. It will sell in most Xbones, but I doubt the number of people that will spend +500$ just to get it at launch will be noticeable.

Besides, it wouldn't surprise me if EA announces the sequel one or two years after this one is released, which will most likely land on the PS4 as well.


Last edited by Masszt3r on 2/26/2014 9:25:51 AM

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

I have an Xbox One an did play the beta. It was late and didn't really want to say much, just that your comment stood out.

Akuma_
Akuma_
7 years ago

Let's be honest though, the demographic that this game is targeting are the kind of people who couldn't care less about a review score.

This game will sell millions no doubt.

Should Sony be worried about it? Heck no.

Considering Titanfall 2 will be on PS4, and it will probably be out either next year or the year after.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Sony should worry. Titanfall is pulling down incredible praise from every corner of the internet, media and consumers alike, but Sony may not be impacted quite so heavily because it is also going to be available on the PC and 360. That's the real factor that could hamstring a potential explosion in the number of XBO units that are sold.

The thing that boggles my mind is that with Titanfall, MS has a new-styled multiplayer FPS that adheres strongly to the CoD formula. Respawn, by all accounts, have crafted a phenomenal experience in making it familiar, yet different and the world has responded. Why can't Sony do that? They've experimented with MP-only games before. MAG was an FPS capable of handling 256 players at the same time, but from what I gather, what ultimately held it back was its mechanics, which just weren't up to snuff. Why didn't they get Guerrilla assisting on it, considering that's their FPS studio, and combine their expertise in that field with Zipper's experience in tactical battles?
Why did they focus so heavily on experimental gameplay with Starhawk when Warhawk already offered a very strong basis for iteration?
They were high concept ideas; while Titanfall is an iterative one. That's a lesson that Sony would do well to learn, methinks.

Fabi
Fabi
7 years ago

You hit a lot of great points.

I think the biggest issue will be how different is the 360 to XBO version. I really think most people are just gonna play it on their 360. Especially because most of their friends are gonna be on there playing it already.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
7 years ago

It didn't off crossplay, it doesn't offer a huge amount of strategy, and it looks like COD with mechs.

I hate fast-paced FPS with a gimmick.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Mayhaps you hate it, LV, but it's what most everyone else does want. The CoD formula is still solid as hell, but it needs that extra wow factor for people to be excited, and that's what Titanfall offers.

The audience has spoken, and the masses do not want SOCOM tactics, and cross-play is just a little bonus that almost no-one does anyway.

Fabi
Fabi
7 years ago

I think PS fans sometimes forget it's not about what they think is good or what they think should sell. It's pretty much unanimous around all sites that it's a damn good game. I don't care about it one bit because I don't play online, but I realize I'm in the minority.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

Most people are still on the hype train. Even after the beta people aren't as excited about the gameplay as they are the idea behind the gameplay. I've seen the beta, and I have friends who were in the beta. My impression is it being onlinemp makes the mech more of any standard vehicle like a tank in BF4. I think they were intended to be like kills streaks in CoD. Otherwise the gameplay is CoD with a tiny hint of Crysis. If you want CoD with vehicles this is it. If you want something new or innovative well look elsewhere because it's a typical online shooter.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

Jesus Christ, come on bigrailer!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

Where we going?

Akuma_
Akuma_
7 years ago

At the very most, Microsoft has possibly a 2 year window of opportunity to turn Titanfall into it's money maker.

I don't see any other exclusive titles (TF isn't exclusive) being a big enough pull to bring people to the Xbox.

Once Titanfall 2 hits the PS4, that's it for them. The opportunity is over.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
7 years ago

Sony shouldn't worry at all. MS is known for attracting the FPS crowd and this is just another COD. Sony will win this generation by pumping out exclusives (Titanfall isn't even an exclusive!) and continuing to listen to its fanbase.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

This. Titanfall is really good and solid, but Sony doesn't have to worry. I personally know friends who will buy an Xbox one for Titanfall. But Sony has a huge lead to worry.


Last edited by Killa Tequilla on 2/26/2014 12:55:32 AM

PC_Max
PC_Max
7 years ago

I think Titanfall being a multiplayer game will be the boost the Xbox1 needs and it will launch the system back in to the competition AND I would say back in the lead in the US and UK.

Should Sony worry. YES. They do not have ANYTHING out or coming out soon that will excite people. Second Son looks great, but its a single player game and unlike Titanfall will not have a replay value once a gamer plays it after a few times through.

Do I want this to happen? No. Should Sony start looking at some [email protected]@ mulitplayer game to be competitive in that part of the market? Yes. Is it important to do so? I think so.

I do not and will not play this game, Titanfall, but those who love the genre will and then some. And the DLC for it will keep the excitement going for a while. Unless there are some real major issues with this game, it will be a major success.

Sony needs to keep moving forward with games. I am sure they will in time.

Keep playing!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
7 years ago

Most of the people that will buy Titanfall either already own a gaming PC or an xbox. While it will certainly increase sales for MS it will in no way greatly decrease the margin Sony has on MS. You can save this comment for a few months from now when it's all said and done.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

I know some that will buy an Xbox One for Titanfall. So yes, this game will sell hardware.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Yeah but what's MS got after Titanfall? Just a game where plants shoot at each other.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

I bet the number of systems Titanfall moves for XB1 won't be as great as the increased PS4 sales Sony is getting from recently releasing in Japan.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

Microsoft has Halo and Gears of War. After that, who knows. They better up the exclusive dose.

Akuma_
Akuma_
7 years ago

@PC_Max
I think you are GREATLY overestimating the effect Titanfall will have. Especially when it is on 360 and PC.

MS has Halo (which they will continue to re-release to sell more), Gears (which is 3 years away), Quantam Break (not much excitement or info around this will enjoy Alan Wake style sales), Project Spark (similar success to LBP I think), Sunset Overdrive (meh).

Their biggest sellers will be Halo.


Last edited by Akuma_ on 2/26/2014 11:50:47 PM

Kryten1029a
Kryten1029a
7 years ago

Sony had a tremendous advantage last year in positive PR after Microsoft's numerous missteps and an edge like that doesn't just evaporate overnight. Titanfall might sell some Xbones but a lot of people have already dropped money on the PS4 and how many of them are going to make another large purchase so soon after that for one game? Respawn seems to have a winner on it's hands but it'll primarily attract those that are on the fence.

Dell Taco
Dell Taco
7 years ago

I own an xbox one and played the beta last week and the game really is a fresh take on multiplayer. Will it hinder sales because its only multiplayer? I don't think it will. Its an invigorating new IP that has people talking about it everywhere in gaming and tech sites. Sony needs to worry because they just dont have something that's getting people riled up right now. I personally can't wait to get infamous next month but I am also ready for some multiplayer sessions with titanfall.

Also Microsoft knows this will be a system seller and pushing the game in free with a purchase of an xbox one will push quite a bit of people on the fence to just get one. P.S. I just love games and that's why I own both systems and titanfall really is fun.


Last edited by Dell Taco on 2/25/2014 11:31:58 PM

Bio
Bio
7 years ago

Titanfall is gonna be HUGE on PC. On Xbox… maybe not so much.

Everyone I know on PC is down with this game though.

aaronisbla2
aaronisbla2
7 years ago

I think the thing that kills some of the momentum with this game being a major system seller is the fact that it's on pc and 360 as well. This fact can't be ignored. You have gamers that aren't ready to take that next gen step and with this game being available on 360 that kills off some sales. There's over 80 million 360 units out there.

The pc crowd can't be ignored either. The system requirements aren't super high end if i recall correctly, so those who are serious about fps games on their pc should be ok.

What sony should worry about/ focus on is getting more quality exclusives out the door. And don't ignore multiplayer. Not every game needs it But its important to appeal to those gamers who crave it because it keeps them coming back


Last edited by aaronisbla2 on 2/26/2014 12:24:16 AM

ethird1
ethird1
7 years ago

Titanfall is the reason most people bought a Xbox One. It looks like a killer game for sure. But don't hold your breath. Many people don't like this type of game. The same peeps who hate COD that is.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

One, I don't really agree. Two, if people bought the most expensive system on the market in order to play a multiplatform game, there is seriously something wrong.

Oxvial
Oxvial
7 years ago

COD > this game so much.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

My brother bought an Xone because he can talk to it, lol.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

World scored the good denim.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

haha

Corvo
Corvo
7 years ago

People saying how unique and new it is kinda makes me shake my head.

Its you, aiming a gun at other players and shooting them until they are dead. Sometimes you get into a mech, which is a larger version of yourself which you then use to aim and shoot other players. The morons who are hyped for this will get it but it won't be a major system seller. Sony's got around a 2.5 million lead on MS and this won't be the Lightning MS needs.

Get it? cause Lightning is Jesus in FF13-3? Yeah sorry.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

The problem is that 95% of the games use guns in some way, shape, or form. Barely anything is innovative now. All you can do is find new ways to better the same-old.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

That's true, Killa… Even Lightning has a gun on her sword.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

That doesn't fall in the 95% does it?

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

Yes?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

Does lighting have a gun on her sword? I'm confused, you troll.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Lightning had a gun on her sword in the first game, so it falls into the 95%. No playable guns in the latter two, although enemies had guns, so not sure?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Lightning had a gun on her sword in the first game, so it falls into the 95%. No playable guns in the latter two, although enemies had guns, so not sure?

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

This is a first for me.

I've never been called a troll for agreeing with someone before.

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

I have been playing the beta on the PC and I will say it again its not that great. It honestly feels like CoD with wall running and mechs in place of kill streaks.

Its a nice disguise but one that ultimately feels too familiar to me. I like shooters that require twitch but also calm aiming, not ones that picking the fastest RoF gun is the best option. Counter Strike Global Offensive is the best shooter I have played in a while because of its balanced gameplay. You have to be twitchy but calm with your guns bursting.

When I play Titanfall it feels like the same crap as CoD even on the PC, where you just need to get them in the middle of your screen and ADS hold trigger and aim assist does the rest.

I don't think sony should be worried. Its not going to sell too many consoles as most people who wanted this game already have an Xbone, couple that with the fact its on the 360 and the PC and you have a lot of ways to get this game without dropping 500 bucks. And by no means is it going to be a different experience on the Xbone other than graphics which the PC will beat anyway.

TLDR, no sony shouldn't be worried 🙂

Oxvial
Oxvial
7 years ago

I agree it's awesome how MS convinced people this it's a system seller when nobody played the game lol. gameplay it's clunky and for a game that it's only MP something like that it's awful.

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