Month after month, PlayStation 4 continues to outsell Xbox One in the U.S. and in most countries around the world. There are a few hiccups here and there (like back in April) but for the most part, this generation has been pretty one-sided so far.

With PS4 surpassing 25 million units in only a year and a half ( very PS2-like, believe it or not ) and Xbox One coming in at only about 13 million , Sony has a substantial lead. However, if Microsoft is going to close the gap, they have one opportunity: This holiday season.

PS4 doesn't really have any high-profile exclusives to help drive hardware sales this fall; once Uncharted 4: A Thief's End got delayed, I knew Xbox One had an opening. Toss in Halo 5: Guardians , Forza Motorsport 6 and Rise of the Tomb Raider and honestly, Microsoft's console should – by all rights – kick the crap out of the PS4 during the important holiday season. Hell, Xbox One is still cheaper, too. It should be much easier to sell consumers on Xbox One as opposed to PS4, right?

Here's the thing, though: If it doesn't happen, Xbox One may as well just throw in the towel. If it can't take advantage and really create a surge, I can't envision a more opportune moment in the near future. Once we get into 2016 and the PS4 exclusives start to hit hard, I think that system will once again soar. There's also the distinct possibility that the arrival of the Nintendo NX might have a negative impact on Xbox One sales (and PS4 sales, I guess). But no matter what, I don't think there's a better time for Xbox One to stage a comeback.

If that system doesn't pick up some big market share before 2015 is out, this console war is over. Sony wins.

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JaredRocks
JaredRocks
6 years ago

Maybe its just me, but I seem to care a lot less about the "console wars" this generation. I'm glad Sony put out such an awesome console, but at the end of the day all I care about is if I'm having a good time playing games. I'm not too worried about if Xbox is failing or winning.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
6 years ago

@JaredRocks
I argee with you but the reason i dont care about the "failboy" Wars is i own both consoles so i can play games like Halo 5, Forza 6 and I dont have to wait a year to play games like rise of the tomb raider

cLoudou
cLoudou
6 years ago

Both consoles are doing well, even if they fail to catch up and lose the war this generation The XB1 is still selling really well. The PS4 is rivaling PS2 in sales even without that top tier exclusive yet.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
6 years ago

I think you are on to something.

The 3rd party games coming out this fall are mega hits in their own right. Plus, take a look at all the PS4 Bundles that are sure to come out.

Sony has gotten this far being more expensive and without a huge exclusive and I bet that Sony believes they don't need one either.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

yeah this ain't looking good for M$ they do need to pull something out of well their pocket or something cos but in saying that they are both doing reasonably well all things considered the ps4 is just doing isanely well and xbox comparibly speaking doing well okay but on its own it doing just fine which is good.

happy gaming

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

i knew that wasn't going to a popular view but lets try to be realisitic here ben is right from a sales stand point M$ will probably have this holidays but overall sony is kickig their but and thats just the facts theres nothing much more to it

ethird1
ethird1
6 years ago

Bill makes billions off of the United States government and has many ties within. He has plenty of free cash to fight for many years. Whether he does or not we will see.

I just wish Nintendo and Sega would merge with Sony. But then again without competition we would not get half the stuff we have now.

Bio
Bio
6 years ago

Gates hasn't been the CEO of MS since 2000 and hasn't been the Chairman of the board since 2006.

slow and smart
slow and smart
6 years ago

Let them[ms] have the holiday season,let them have about 3[?] months in a year and Sony will have the other 9 months,so the gap between them will only grow.
I mean this gen is about 2 years old,all MS can do is damage control in the USA and that's it,imo Sony has allready won[25 mil.-13 mil the gap is very very big].
But also xboxone is doing great,and they keep on pushing[mods/bc/low price]and in the end it's good for us gamers that they do[It's better that Sony has some competition,even if it is MS].


Last edited by slow and smart on 8/17/2015 6:19:11 AM

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

yeah you are right they can have the holidays sonys got the rest of the year this is true.

frostface
frostface
6 years ago

There is no console war. That's a load of BS. With both consoles being so similar this gen and on the lower end of the PC master-race argument, this gen is all about the games. Console war might have got some clicks last gen but it's just tired and played out this gen.

Besides, wasn't PS3 doing what XBONE is doing now (sales wise) when that first came out? I certainly remember all last gen having to hear about how PS3 needed to catch up with the 360 and by the end of the generation it did. We're barely even two years into this new gen and XBONE isn't selling too bad at all. And I think MS are really doing a solid job re-building the XBOX brand after it's disastrous XBONE introduction to the world.

So no, XBONE don't have to win anything this Christmas. Both consoles are doing their own thing and there's room for both. And when Nintendo release their new console there'll be room for that too.

It's a marathon not a sprint in the life span of console gaming and everyone wins.

(Except maybe PC gamers having to put up with games built around the inferior spec'd games built around consoles. But they get to buy their games cheaper so it all works out in the end).

Oxvial
Oxvial
6 years ago

''Besides, wasn't PS3 doing what XBONE is doing now (sales wise) when that first came out?''

No, 360 was more cheaper than PS3, it was when Sony dropped the price and started to get good exclusives when it catch with the 360, also it had Blu-ray and was a more powerful console, XB1 already drop in price and isn't more powerful than the PS4 or offers something new like Blu Ray was on those days, the only way they can beat Sony it's if they release a lot of good exclusives and I really doubt that gonna happen.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

too true man too true you are right about all that stuff there you are on the money.

Oxvial
Oxvial
6 years ago

The XB1 even with being cheaper gets less quality multis and this it's the gen of the multi's, Sony just beat them with no chance to recover (just wait to see what happens when the PS4 drops in price too), even the biggest MS fanboys I know are buying PS4's this year.

The only good thing MS has it's a pseudo-backwards at the end of this year that gonna eat your HD, better buy a pair of externals if you plan to get those 360 games on your XB1.


Last edited by Oxvial on 8/17/2015 7:37:04 AM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
6 years ago

Unlikely, it's painfully obvious the X1 can't catch up anymore though that doesn't mean the X1 will die, it can't catch up but it would sell.
Just look at the PSP, it can't win against the DS but it is by no means a failure after selling 80 million units.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
6 years ago

"Phil Spencer: I honestly don't goal the team on how many units Sony sells. I think about what we're going to do, and how many Xbox customers we have across 360, Xbox One and Windows – thinking about the combined community of people on Xbox and playing those games, and that number's never been bigger."

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-08-10-putting-the-gamer-at-the-centre-of-our-decisions-phil-spencer-on-xboxs-big-year

Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

I'll be surprised if XB1 doesn't win the holiday season. But I don't care much, either way.

Godslim
Godslim
6 years ago

Who really cares about the console wars anymore both are good, fan boys are just crazy.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
3 years ago

"Phil Spencer: I honestly don&#39t goal the team on how many units Sony sells. I think about what we&#39re going to do, and how many Xbox customers we have across 360, Xbox One and Windows – thinking about the combined community of people on Xbox and playing those games, and that number&#39s never been bigger."

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-08-10-putting-the-gamer-at-the-centre-of-our-decisions-phil-spencer-on-xboxs-big-year

Godslim
Godslim
3 years ago

Who really cares about the console wars anymore both are good, fan boys are just crazy.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
3 years ago

Unlikely, it&#39s painfully obvious the X1 can&#39t catch up anymore though that doesn&#39t mean the X1 will die, it can&#39t catch up but it would sell.
Just look at the PSP, it can&#39t win against the DS but it is by no means a failure after selling 80 million units.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
3 years ago

yeah you are right they can have the holidays sonys got the rest of the year this is true.

Oxvial
Oxvial
3 years ago

The XB1 even with being cheaper gets less quality multis and this it&#39s the gen of the multi&#39s, Sony just beat them with no chance to recover (just wait to see what happens when the PS4 drops in price too), even the biggest MS fanboys I know are buying PS4&#39s this year.

The only good thing MS has it&#39s a pseudo-backwards at the end of this year that gonna eat your HD, better buy a pair of externals if you plan to get those 360 games on your XB1.

Last edited by Oxvial on 8/17/2015 7:37:04 AM

Oxvial
Oxvial
3 years ago

&#39&#39Besides, wasn&#39t PS3 doing what XBONE is doing now (sales wise) when that first came out?&#39&#39

No, 360 was more cheaper than PS3, it was when Sony dropped the price and started to get good exclusives when it catch with the 360, also it had Blu-ray and was a more powerful console, XB1 already drop in price and isn&#39t more powerful than the PS4 or offers something new like Blu Ray was on those days, the only way they can beat Sony it&#39s if they release a lot of good exclusives and I really doubt that gonna happen.

Underdog15
Underdog15
3 years ago

I&#39ll be surprised if XB1 doesn&#39t win the holiday season. But I don&#39t care much, either way.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
3 years ago

too true man too true you are right about all that stuff there you are on the money.

ethird1
ethird1
3 years ago

Bill makes billions off of the United States government and has many ties within. He has plenty of free cash to fight for many years. Whether he does or not we will see.

I just wish Nintendo and Sega would merge with Sony. But then again without competition we would not get half the stuff we have now.

slow and smart
slow and smart
3 years ago

Let them[ms] have the holiday season,let them have about 3[?] months in a year and Sony will have the other 9 months,so the gap between them will only grow.
I mean this gen is about 2 years old,all MS can do is damage control in the USA and that&#39s it,imo Sony has allready won[25 mil.-13 mil the gap is very very big].
But also xboxone is doing great,and they keep on pushing[mods/bc/low price]and in the end it&#39s good for us gamers that they do[It&#39s better that Sony has some competition,even if it is MS].

Last edited by slow and smart on 8/17/2015 6:19:11 AM

Bio
Bio
3 years ago

Gates hasn&#39t been the CEO of MS since 2000 and hasn&#39t been the Chairman of the board since 2006.

frostface
frostface
3 years ago

There is no console war. That&#39s a load of BS. With both consoles being so similar this gen and on the lower end of the PC master-race argument, this gen is all about the games. Console war might have got some clicks last gen but it&#39s just tired and played out this gen.

Besides, wasn&#39t PS3 doing what XBONE is doing now (sales wise) when that first came out? I certainly remember all last gen having to hear about how PS3 needed to catch up with the 360 and by the end of the generation it did. We&#39re barely even two years into this new gen and XBONE isn&#39t selling too bad at all. And I think MS are really doing a solid job re-building the XBOX brand after it&#39s disastrous XBONE introduction to the world.

So no, XBONE don&#39t have to win anything this Christmas. Both consoles are doing their own thing and there&#39s room for both. And when Nintendo release their new console there&#39ll be room for that too.

It&#39s a marathon not a sprint in the life span of console gaming and everyone wins.

(Except maybe PC gamers having to put up with games built around the inferior spec&#39d games built around consoles. But they get to buy their games cheaper so it all works out in the end).

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
3 years ago

i knew that wasn&#39t going to a popular view but lets try to be realisitic here ben is right from a sales stand point M$ will probably have this holidays but overall sony is kickig their but and thats just the facts theres nothing much more to it

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
3 years ago

I think you are on to something.

The 3rd party games coming out this fall are mega hits in their own right. Plus, take a look at all the PS4 Bundles that are sure to come out.

Sony has gotten this far being more expensive and without a huge exclusive and I bet that Sony believes they don&#39t need one either.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
3 years ago

@JaredRocks
I argee with you but the reason i dont care about the "failboy" Wars is i own both consoles so i can play games like Halo 5, Forza 6 and I dont have to wait a year to play games like rise of the tomb raider

cLoudou
cLoudou
3 years ago

Both consoles are doing well, even if they fail to catch up and lose the war this generation The XB1 is still selling really well. The PS4 is rivaling PS2 in sales even without that top tier exclusive yet.

JaredRocks
JaredRocks
3 years ago

Maybe its just me, but I seem to care a lot less about the "console wars" this generation. I&#39m glad Sony put out such an awesome console, but at the end of the day all I care about is if I&#39m having a good time playing games. I&#39m not too worried about if Xbox is failing or winning.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
3 years ago

yeah this ain&#39t looking good for M$ they do need to pull something out of well their pocket or something cos but in saying that they are both doing reasonably well all things considered the ps4 is just doing isanely well and xbox comparibly speaking doing well okay but on its own it doing just fine which is good.

happy gaming