PS4 outsold Xbox One 2:1 in the last three months

30 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

5 Reasons to Buy a PlayStation 4 Right Now.

Sony sold 3 million PlayStation 4 consoles over the last quarter, from April to June. The company was speaking about the success in June of its limited edition console bundle, which features Warner Bros’ chart-topping title Batman Arkham Knight.Bloomberg-Getty Images A logo sits on the front of a Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) games console, manufactured by Sony Corp., in this arranged photograph taken in London, U.K., on Friday, November 15, 2013.

That’s up from 2.7 million at the same time last year and, more importantly, it’s more than double the 1.4 million sold by the Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined. Sony’s flagship game console pulled off a high octane launch in late 2013, and it’s since beat both Nintendo’s Wii U and Microsoft’s Xbox One in global systems sold.

The PS4 supports customized hard drives in addition to the 500 gb one that comes with the system, and Gamestop is taking advantage of that fact as part of their “premium refurbished program.” They’re selling what they call a “supercharged” PS4 for $479.99 that comes with 2 TB of storage: 4 times what you get from a new system. The pack, which includes a grey PS4 emblazoned with the Dark Knight’s silhouette, was available alongside a separate SKU comprising of a standard PS4 and a copy of the title. “We are delighted with the success of both Batman Arkham Knight, with its exclusive PlayStation 4 content, and the limited edition Batman PS4 bundle,” a PlayStation spokesperson told MCV. “It contributed significantly to PlayStation 4 leading next-gen sales for the month of June – continuing our successful streak winning every month this year so far.” Temple of Osiris is a followup to 2010’s Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and once again finds Lara on another supernatural-filled adventure, full of unsafe puzzles and treasure.

It also looks nothing like a first-gen console, designed by architect Mark Cerny to resemble the sort of quiet, elegantly slimline revision we’re more likely to see three or four years into a console’s 10-or-so year lifespan. It’s nothing you couldn’t do on your own, but a lot of people get jittery about poking around inside their expensive electronics, and this is a pretty straightforward alternative. And speaking of games, this months Plus lineup includes six titles that will have you raiding tombs, avoiding giant spiders, creating musical worlds and punching gods in the face.

That’s because third-party studios struggled out of the gate to optimize for the Xbox One’s architecture, running into performance snafus that forced them to make visual compromises. Sony released the 1 TB “ultimate player edition” in Europe on July 15th, but the company doesn’t currently have any plans to release it in North America. If you’re a strict videophile who pores over graphics comparisons at pixel-scrutinizing sites like Digital Foundry, the PlayStation 4 brooks little argument here. Larger hard drives are just good sense for everyone here: the consumer gets more space for an ever-expanding library of storage-intensive games, and the platform owner gets to further remove roadblocks towards making digital purchases.

Not bad at all. “Star Wars Battlefront”, although made exclusive to Xbox One for now, the length of time until it stays exclusive is yet to be determined. More becomes more and more important the more games you buy and play, meaning that Sony and Microsoft’s most valuable customers are going to be the ones clamoring for more space. Of course, it’s not such a big problem that I’ll have to reinstall Dead Rising if I find myself experiencing that particular urge, but it violates a certain collector strain that runs strong in gamers. Sony’s game-streaming technology isn’t the same thing as true backward compatibility, and game streaming can be visually glitchy if your Internet connection hiccups.

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