Exor Dev On Why Microsoft Initially Struggled With Xbox One, Not Enough 1st And 3rd Party Dev Support

Pawel Lekki, Chief Operating Officer, EXOR Studios also comments on whether they will bring their games on the Nintendo Switch.

Posted By | On 16th, Apr. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


It’s no secret that Microsoft had a rough start to this generation. The weird DRM policies and an always online system made Xbox One a hard sell back then. Microsoft later on did a complete 180 on those policies however the blunders of E3 2013 still haunt them. That event alone is perhaps one of the biggest reasons why Microsoft is still trailing behind the PS4 this generation. The Xbox One has been outsold by the PS4 on numerous occasions this generation and given the amazing success they had with Xbox 360, it was unimaginable that this gen will be so hard on Microsoft.

So why is the brand struggling? Pawel Lekki, Chief Operating Officer, EXOR Studios believes that Microsoft initially underestimated the impact of games on the console’s sales. Furthermore, he believes that Microsoft didn’t pushed enough for strong third party development support (the indie development scene was lacking on the Xbox One back then, you can read about it here). “I think they clearly underestimated gaming as the main driving force for console sales,” he said to GamingBolt in an interview. “They simply didn’t put enough effort into providing good 1st party games and great third party development support,” he further added.

However, Lekki believes that the company has now shifted their focus to games so good things can be expect from them in the future. “It looks like they’ve completely refocused on games so I’m expecting good things from the Xbox team in the future,” he added. With the company launching a new iterative console this year, Microsoft are planning to release a great games line-up which will be revealed at E3.

We also asked him about the curious case of Nintendo and how they aren’t going after the PS4 or Xbox One with the Switch and whether they plan to make any games for it.

“We obviously prefer playing with strong hardware, but if players want to play our games on the Switch then we’ll bring them there. We aren’t working on a Switch version of X-Morph: Defense, but I wouldn’t completely rule it out,” he stated.

Thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below and check out X-Morph: Defense’s announcement trailer below. The game is due for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.


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  • greatnessIsaLIE

    Xbox Scorpio is going to wreak the ps4.

    • MickaelSuarez

      Xbox Scorpio is going to wreak the One/S.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Yeah of course it is. It’s going to outperform any console for the next couple of years. Even the xb1 s.lol but mainly the ps4 pro.

    • MickaelSuarez

      The Scorpio is coming one year later, with 6Tflops and will be available at a higher price than the others.

      It must outperform older consoles, just normal…

    • Luke Skywalker

      I guess that’s the new rhetoric going forward, right?

    • MickaelSuarez

      A console marketed as able to deliver “true native 4k” and much more powerful must outperform the previous consoles.

      That just normal.

      PS4 outperfomed by a PS4 Pro: normal
      Xbox One/S outperfomed by a Scorpio: normal
      PS4 Pro outperformed by a Scorpio: normal
      GTX 970 outperformed by a GTX 1070: normal
      RX 480/RX 580 outperformed by RX Vega: normal
      …etc…

    • Luke Skywalker

      you’re under the pretense that if a console comes out a year later then its must be more powerful which is not the case.
      the scorpio wasn’t guaranteed to be more powerful than the competition but Microsoft made it more powerful. oh and:
      – xbox 360 vs ps3. even though the ps3 came out a year later the xbox 360’s GPU was more powerful and more capable.
      – ps2 came out a year after the deamcast but the dreamcast was more powerful.

      according to the examples you gave above, of course it’s normal that a device would be more powerful that it’s predecessor, but when is it normal that one manufacturer’s device will be more powerful than another’s just because it came out a year later? its’ then you realize that what you call “normal” isn’t normal at all.

      lets not try to minimize what is happening in the console space with Xbox and Scorpio, it is something we should celebrate in hopes that the other manufacturers, sony, nintendo will up their games too. it raises the bar and at the end of the day a raised bar is good for consumers and gaming.

    • MickaelSuarez

      “you’re under the pretense that if a console comes out a year later then its must be more powerful which is not the case.”
      Not a pretense, it was marketed as a 6Tflops console with true native 4k since the announcement last year.

      “- xbox 360 vs ps3.
      — ps2”
      Are you serious ?
      The situation is quite different, Sony and Microsoft are using the same supplier: AMD

      “according to the examples you gave above, of course it’s normal that a device would be more powerful that it’s predecessor, but when is it normal that one manufacturer’s device will be more powerful than another’s just because it came out a year later? its’ then you realize that what you call “normal” isn’t normal at all.”
      Same supplier, AMD Tflops vs AMD Tflops…etc…

      “lets not try to minimize what is happening in the console space with Xbox and Scorpio,”
      Neither minimization nor overhype.
      once again, a console marketed as able to deliver “true native 4k” and much more powerful must outperform the previous consoles.

      From Albert Penello:
      “Launching holiday 2017, Project Scorpio is the next member of the Xbox One family and will be the most powerful console ever created with 6TFLOPS capable of delivering true 4K gaming,”
      “But I know that 4.2 teraflops is not enough to do true 4K. So, I feel like our product aspired a little bit higher, and we will have fewer asterisks around the 4K experiences we deliver on our box.”

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      And the games? what are you pretending to use all that power for? playing music?

      Why dont you dare to talk about the exclusives?

    • Learned Handgun

      Did you just figure that out or were you just trying to be a negative Nancy?

    • MickaelSuarez

      Sometimes it’s just great to remlnd something which is quite obvious…

    • Jpilgrim82

      Everyone is still throwing around the assumption that Scorpio is going to be an outrageous price. I bet there will be some shocked people when it’s announced at $399 at E3. Wonder what the narrative will be after that and Microsoft showing a lot of games.

    • Riggybro

      Exactly. For a late 2017 console it’s nothing too special. $399 shouldn’t be too hard to hit.

      If MS continue with more of the same I imagine the narrative will be much the same.
      Consequently the result will be the same too – popular in North America. Rest of the world – not so much.

    • MickaelSuarez

      “Everyone is still throwing around the assumption that Scorpio is going to be an outrageous price.”

      From Spencer:
      “Scorpio will be a premium console. It will cost more than S, obviously, this is how we are building it up. We have not announced the pricing yet, but want to make sure that the investment we are making in the product of Scorpio goes hand in hand with the requirement of high-end consumer and that means a higher price,”

      The last summer, Microsoft sold the Xbox One S 2TB was sold $400 (for a production cost estimated around $324).
      You can hope $400 for the Scorpio, nevertheless it will be surprising.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Well yeah that’s a given.
      You’re the one that said it was going to wreck the ps3.lol

    • MickaelSuarez

      PS4 outperfomed by a PS4 Pro: normal
      Xbox One/S outperfomed by a Scorpio: normal
      PS4 Pro outperformed by a Scorpio: normal
      GTX 970 outperformed by a GTX 1070: normal
      RX 480/RX 580 outperformed by RX Vega: normal
      …etc…

    • sexyboy

      Well 3ds had new 3ds but it only had small improvements in loading performance I hope the same for Scorpio small improvements nothing much.

    • MickaelSuarez

      The 3DS/New 3DS is more comparable to Xbox One/S. 😉

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Like PS4 did it to x1? or not that hard?

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Probably harder the ps4 cpu really held it back from tearing up the xb1.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      I meant in sales and exclusives.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      The ps4 just recently ,this year in fact, began to pump out exclusives.
      Which is understandable after the first 3 year drought.
      The Xbox has no games movement only came from the ps4 had no games movement that began in 2013. Looking at the sales charts of last month. It once again proves that exclusives are irrelevant.
      But in sales the ps4 will continue to hold on to it dominate lead, but it’s hard to say if it will get much bigger with Scorpio being priced at 399.
      I’m sure in the us the xbox will dominate for the rest of the gen.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Oh, you are so wrong! Since you clearly know nothing about PS4 exclusives, let me take you to school:

      Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (Koei Tecmo)
      Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey (Koei Tecmo)
      Batman: Arkham VR (Warner Bros.)
      Battlezone (Rebellion), Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (Koei Tecmo),BlazBlue: Central Fiction (Aksys Games)
      Bloodborne (SIE), Bound by Flame (Focus Home Interactive)
      Rengougun Zen Sekai Sen (SystemSoft Alpha)
      Danganronpa 1•2 Reload (NIS America)
      Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (Koei Tecmo)
      Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (NIS America)
      Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
      Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
      Driveclub (SIE),Dungeons 2 (Kalypso Media)
      Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
      Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
      Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (Aksys Games)
      Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (Idea Factory International)
      Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (XSEED Games)
      Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix)
      Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix)
      Gal Gun: Double Peace (PQube)
      God Eater 2: Rage Burst, God of War III Remastered (SIE)
      Godzilla (Bandai Namco) Grand Kingdom (NIS America)
      Gravity Rush Remastered (SIE) Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign (Aksys Games)
      Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator (Aksys Games)
      Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (Sega)
      Helldivers Super-Earth Ultimate Edition (SIE)
      Horizon: Zero Dawn (SIE)
      inFAMOUS: Second Son (SIE)
      Journey: Collector’s Edition (SIE)
      J-Stars Victory VS+ (Bandai Namco)
      Killing Floor 2 (Deep Silver)
      Killzone: Shadow Fall (SIE)
      Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (Square Enix)
      The King of Fighters XIV (Atlus)
      Knack (SIE) Kromaia Omega (Rising Star Games)
      The Last Guardian (SIE)
      The Last of Us Remastered (SIE)
      The Last Tinker: City of Colors (Soedesco)
      LEGO Harry Potter Collection/span> (Warner Bros.)
      Let’s Sing 2016 (Maximum Games) LittleBigPlanet 3 (SIE)
      Megadimension Neptunia VII (Idea Factory International)
      MLB: The Show 14 (SIE) MLB: The Show 15 (SIE)
      MLB: The Show 16 (SIE)
      Natural Doctrine (NIS America)
      Nights of Azure (Koei Tecmo)
      Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (XSEED Games)
      Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence (Koei Tecmo)
      Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension
      No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
      Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus)
      Omega Quintet (Idea Factory International)
      Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (XSEED Games)
      One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco)
      The Order: 1886 (SIE)
      The Pinball Arcade (Alliance Digital Media)
      PlayStation VR Worlds (SIE)
      Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (NIS America)
      Putty Squad (Maximum Games)
      Ratchet & Clank (SIE)
      Republique (GungHo Online Entertainment)
      Robinson: The Journey (Crytek)
      Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII (Koei Tecmo)
      Root Letter (PQube)
      RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (SIE)
      Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul (Bandai Namco)
      Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo)
      Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (XSEED Games)
      Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (Square Enix)
      Street Fighter V (Capcom)
      Steins;Gate 0 (PQube)
      Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco)
      Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (Bandai Namco)
      Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco)
      Tales of Berseria (Bandai Namco)
      The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (Devolver Digital)
      Tearaway Unfolded (SIE)
      Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (NIS America)
      Toukiden: Kiwami (Koei Tecmo)
      Tropico 5 (Kalypso Media)
      Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (SIE)
      Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (SIE)
      Until Dawn (SIE)
      Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (Sega)
      Warhammer 40,0000: Deathwatch (Hoplite Research)
      Wild Guns Reloaded (Natsume)
      The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (NIS America)
      World of Final Fantasy (Square Enix)

      All of those are BEFORE this year! So you lied or ignored a lot there!

      You obviously ignore the fact that NPD’s numbers didnt include Horizon’s digital sales, but it did include the ones of ME and wildlands, that is the only reason they came ahead of Horizon, and Zelda is the main reason Switch is selling the way it is, so you are wrong claiming exclusives dont matter!

      It is almost imposible for scorpio to be priced at $399, wich granted, would make them sell a ton of hardware, yet you still forget that If MS can sell the scorpio at that price Sony can easily lower the price of the PS4/pro acordingly (since they are older and less expensive to begin with) and theres the issue of games, all scorpio games will be available on x1 and PC so it does not have the ONLY ON SCORPIO factor! So is highly unlikely it will “dominate” the rest of the gen.

      Learned a lot? of course you did!

      You are welcome!

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      OK showing me a pile of cap isn’t helping your case. Show me the good AAA games that actually were good and sold well. You’ll find that that list is pretty short.

      lol you’re bragging about killzone, no man’s sky, the order, and last guardian.lol Come on man what’s the point to any of those games 8 mentioned, they are crap. Wildly overrated like HZD. HZD was good but no better than any other game this gen. Rise of the tomb raider and uncharted was more fun.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Lol I already showed you how ps4 has more exclusives than the xbone will ever have.

      Pile of crap? Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, persona 5 are better games than any xbone exclusive ever made! In fact, the xbone has the lowest rated exclusives of any console in the last 20 years!

      Sales? Why would they matter? Anyways, you want to learn about sales? Fine, Uncharted 4 has sold more than ANY xbone GAME ever, not just exclusives, any game.

      And I won’t name all ps4 million sellers, that obviously are more than the xbone ones, suffice to say Uncharted 4, the Nathan Drake collection, the last of us and FFXIV have outsold any xbone exclusive ever!

      Horizon? Better than any xbone exclusive ever not named forza H 3. And uncharted and rise of the tomb raider may have been more fun, the advantage? All three are on ps4 and all three are more fun than any xbone action game.

      What else would you like to learn?

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      I liked plating U4. Bloodborne is not my type of game only because I already play some souls and it’s very time consuming. I’m about 30 hrs in on p5 and it’s a great game.

      It’s hard to prove that a game outsold another game without solid evidence. But I do believe that u4 has outsold any xb1 game. It’s the best game on the console and there are 60 million ps4s out there.
      U4 was a great game but it’s also the only ps4 exclusive to hit it’s top ten in sales. And the only exclusive to outsell halo 5. Without its digital sales number on both games it hard to give an exact number and make a solid conclusion.

      I’m not learning anything new it’s all old news.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Then I am reminding you!

      Well, there you have it! Uncharted 4 is not from this year!

      Yes, you’ll never know digital sales from games because for reasons I don’t like no one really tracks them or forces developers to publish them. But, if the estimates of the physical media suggest those games outsold halo 5 then is more likely than the digital version file the same path!

      Regardless! There are more ps4 exclusives with high scores than xbone ones!

      The ps4 exclusives have sold better than the xbone ones!

      There are more ps4 games than xbone ones in general!

      There are more diversity of genres among the ps4 exclusives!

      And that began years ago, not just this year! This year, frankly, there’s just no competition!

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Yeah they have it going on right now.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Don’t get me wrong I do like certain ps4 exclusives but they just haven’t came out yet. We’re seriously waiting 4 years for a God of War and Gran turismo? I’m a big gt fan so when that Comes out I’ll be on that for a while.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      That’s fine! Personal tastes are very respectable, but they are not evidence! I for one don’t like racing games, and prefer great single player campaigns, so the x1 basically has nothing I wanna play! With the possible exception of sunset overdrive.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      See I used to race carts when I was a kid, and I still drag race at the strip. Sometimes I go to a track near my house that’ll rent you a super car to take on its track. I love racing, driving, and drifting. I also love guns and girls so the Xbox is perfect time for me.
      You are right though for single player experiences the ps4 is a beast.

  • MickaelSuarez

    Nowadays most games are multiplat’, exclusive games are a great way to make a console different from another one or from PC.

    With some exclusives, a console can be appealing.

  • Hvd

    wow gamingbolt you really are surfing the bottom of the barrel devs.this is just more 2 bit no name devs like gaming bolt always uses…lol

    i cant take gamingbolt seriously anymore….lmao

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Where are the xbone 2017 exclusives then?

      No one has taken you seriulsly ever!

  • Jpilgrim82

    So Sony has a few games as of late and suddenly Xbox has no games? Are people serious with this crap? I guess this is the preemptive damage control for Scorpios power advantage. What about the first couple of years when Sony hardly had jack for exclusives. The narrative then was exclusives didn’t matter because third party games are what everyone is buying. The last couple of holiday seasons Xbox was flooded with exclusives while Sony had nothing. This new narrative that Xbox has no exclusives is just plain dumb and for the gaming media to join in on this garbage is just irresponsible reporting.

    • Luke Skywalker

      sony’s sparse line up

    • J.j. Barrington

      And yet, didn’t they have a lineup that year comparable to Xbox?

    • LordCancer Kain

      new? its a narrative that goes back to xbox, the difference between the one and the original one is now microsoft isn’t investing in new studios or ip and they closed almost all of their studios during the xbox 360 to chase casual and pay for the red ring disaster. 3rd party developers are routinely burned by poor sales of xbox exclusives from namco to remedy, how does scorpio change any of that?

      microsofts biggest problem is it appoints apathetic execs like albert penello, and phil spencer, and so long as xbox remains apart of microsoft it will always treated with disdain from execs climbing the ladder and investors who see it as a loss maker. exactly the same way playstation was when it was part of the sony behemoth propping up failed vaio, cell, movie and music divisions.

      xbox needs to be spun off into it’s own division so it is not held back by corporate politics, or worse used as an experimental platform at the expense of gamers to push other non gaming agendas like both xbox 360 and xbox one have been.

      you should be less worried about what sony is doing and screaming at microsoft for abusing its brand and consumers not defending the poor decisions that have lead them to where they are now.

      a perfect example is when you have executives like albert penello taking shots at ps4 pro boost mode instead of selling gamers new and exciting games because they have closed all their studios and have no ability to deliver something new. that is an xbox problem that specs will not solve, that wont grow or reward their consumer base, and you should be mad at microsoft for.

    • Luke Skywalker

      i’m am all for penello taking shots on ps4 pro boost mode etc because Sony and their execs have always taken shots at Xbox at every E3 conference. I guess you forgot the “this is how we share games” shot sony’s execs took at Xbox right? does it only matter when Microsoft does it, but it’s fair game and acceptable when sony does it? if so then that’s a simple word: hypocrisy.

      I believe Xbox is fine where it is, it was build and developed under the Microsoft umbrella and that’s where it belongs. I love that Microsoft is integrating Xbox into it’s other products and that can only mean good things for gamers. there new refund policy is a great consumer facing policy something the competition is surely lacking. do you remember the NO MAN’s SKY issue where a lot of gamers were burnt? yeah, a sony exec said gamers who wanted refunds were “thieves”. I love that Microsoft is offering cross-buy and play anywhere. they are excellent consumer facing features which wouldn’t be possible if Xbox wasn’t under the Microsoft umbrella. so it is great for consumers that Xbox is not a spin-off product and is being integrated into the grand scheme of things under Microsoft.

    • LordCancer Kain

      well i guess the difference is when you take shots from a weak position you gain nothing especially when you end up walking them back as panello did with his comments about boost mode and microsoft did with there anti-consumer games sharing drm.

      many gamers are thieves, whole genres of games like mmo and free to play exist because gamers are thieves. microsoft never gave me a refund on fable what makes no man sky criers so special?

      many developers sell a vision and fall short for one reason or another but microsoft has proved unwilling to allow developers to evolve and the creative freedom to make the games they want even the games we want to play. nobody except microsoft wanted fable journeys/anniversary and we know now that the developer didn’t want to make those games at all.

      it seems rather pitiful to me that they would not allow lionhead to make fable 4 because of poor sales yet when offer came into to purchase lionhead and fable they refused.

      it is as if microsoft some sort of necro fetish of collecting dead ip, three consoles and only one perfect dark? what about jet force jemini? rare made legendary ip and innovated until microsoft purchased them.

      xbox opened up consoles to western developers and in the beginning when microsoft was investing in building the brand and new ip xbox was an exciting console to game on but they gave up on alot of that with the xbox 360 to chase the sudden success of the wii. they traded the core for the casual and the damage was permanent. instead of getting new games we wanted to play they made great studios like lionhead make kinect games and then closed them down.

      if your fine with xbox where it is, being out sold and out performed and many third parties refusing to bring niche games that broaden a platforms appeal because of poor sales, ok, but i am not. they can do alot better.

    • Beautifull analysis.. yeah Microsoft/xbox are done.

      The Scorpio does nothing to save the brand.

      When Gran Turismo Sport drops on the Ps4 everybody will forget Forza and there goes the xbox..

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Few? ps4 has had more than a dozen exclusives this first 4 months! vs how many for the xbox one, 2? 3?

      Thats no narrative, its reality!

    • One The One

      Perfect.

  • Mike Clyne

    Mainstream-wise, Xbox has never been overly huge. It got a bit of a boost early on in the 360 days due to Sony making the mistake of the PS3 being too expensive and some people buying more than one 360 due to red ringing.
    But Microsoft has admitted XB1 is selling faster than 360 did in the same amount of time.
    So it’s not that Xbox is hurting as much as this is only as popular as it ever was.
    Xbox only had great sales in America and pretty good in Europe, whereas the Sony brand, up until the PS3 brand, was much bigger and sold worldwide.
    In fact, after years of correcting things, PS3 still beat 360 in console sales eventually. Not due to people leaving Xbox, but due to the fact once it was affordable there are simply more Playstation fans. There always has been.
    PS4 selling as it has is the same way PS2 was selling. After the bump in the road of PS3, it simply has it’s crowd back. Sony has always been popular since it entered consoles.
    Xbox, compared to since it entered consoles, is actually as popular as it ever was. It simply never had the amount of fans/consumers of Sony. It’s sales this gen are the same type of gap as PS2 had over the original Xbox.
    Which I’m not saying as a some kind of Sony gloat. My point is even with Xbix’s pr failures a couple years back and the kinect trainwreck, they are still doing well. Just because they aren’t Sony numbers, that doesn’t make them a failure.
    They’re trucking along making profit. They’ll likely never be as big as Sony worldwide, but they’re not leaving or going out of business either.

    • Evil_Annie_2015

      Exactly. Reported numbers are just good for the console wars, but the fact that MS has a new powerful console to be released indicates its Xbox Division remains very healthy.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Not really. Indeed, the lack of reported numbers- something they were very proud of doing until very recently- doesn’t at all hint at them being “very healthy.”

    • Evil_Annie_2015

      Sure, MS could be hiding actual numbers due to the competition outselling them by a huge margin. I believe they should simply release them no matter what sales numbers they have. Yet, they’re the ones reporting better sales over the 360, and the fact they continue to bring new hardware and investment in games signals to a heatly brand. Also, don’t forget the change in leadership may have to do with that as well.

    • Holeybartender

      FINALLY, someone who gets it like I’ve been telling it. Microsoft is second to Sony’s PlayStation for all those reasons and it’s not just a fanboy argument. You did leave out the other reason the 360 was ever popular and that was the FPS shooter craze that flooded the market during that time. Once people again realized there was more to gaming than the next Call of Duty or Halo,the PS3’s game variety shined through. Yeah they are still popular but they don’t have as much pull as they once did,which is why games like The Witcher 3,Uncharted 4, Shadows of Mordor, Fallout 4 (I know,it has FPS shooter but I don’t consider it as just a FPS),etc. were the system sellers this time around.

    • Good one. I was always a playstation fan but i went xbox360 last gen now im back on the Sony side and i am not going back to xbox.

  • PorHawj2016

    i don’t give a crap about Xbox Scorpio. it has very lacking of exclusive games.. Crackdown 3 look trash.

    • The truth-ier

      personal opinions are great, to bad your English isn’t.

    • Jeremiah

      Don’t you mean ‘too bad’?!

    • J.j. Barrington

      Wow. Nice job there. Trying to insult someone’s English, only to make a grade-school mistake.

    • PorHawj2016

      My Second language is English.. first language is Chinese.. i did very well in English Class from Middle School and High School so i got B plus in that class

    • J.j. Barrington

      You’re better in English than I could claim to be in any language BUT English. I don’t knock people who aren’t perfect, unless they try to knock others, like that guy did.

    • PorHawj2016

      yeah, i was born in USA and live in USA for 30 years now so i am 30 years old now and turn 31 in November

    • Luke Skywalker

      I thought your first language is of your nationality. In other words you are an American therefore your first language is English.

    • PorHawj2016

      yeah my first language is Chinese. my parent moved to USA from China before i born

    • Luke Skywalker

      Where your parents are from has nothing to do do with it. You were born in the United States therefore you are an American citizen not a Chinese citizen. The national language of the United States is English therefore your first language is English.
      Your first language is the national language of the country you’re born in.

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Damn…….”message!”

    • PorHawj2016

      that why someone tried to insult me for my bad English

    • Luke Skywalker

      Oh ok so you grew up learning Chinese/mandarin. English is my second language too and it’s one messed up language. There’s so much contractions in it.

    • J.j. Barrington

      We don’t have an official language. Ostensibly, it’s English, but it’s not official. Kinda annoying to connect the nationality with the language, particularly in a nation full of immigrants like ours.

      … of course, you won’t even see this comment.

    • Rasta4

      Too bad Sony’s single player hack n slash and anime games are coming to PSnow PC. The weakest console, no exclusives, no back compat, no 4k bluray, no digital refunds. 2 scorpios for my household chimp.

    • J.j. Barrington

      You just fail outright.

    • Rasta4

      Yeah you do

    • J.j. Barrington

      Please tell me that wasn’t your best comeback.

      After the rather pathetic generalization of Sony exclusives which leaves out titles like The Show and GT, that shows you know nothing about the PS4 games on PS Now, the “no exclusives” claim that shows you don’t even know your own console of choice, the “weakest console” line that would refer to the Switch or Wii U, and the Blu Ray mention that means you didn’t have anything else gaming-related to throw in there… yeah, maybe that WAS your best comeback.

    • Rasta4

      Shhh little twit…Sony single player hack n slash and anime games are coming to PC. It offers inferior services and very shortly will offer very inferior hardware. Your opinions mean nada to me.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Boring. Buh-bye.

    • Rasta4

      See ya

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      And where are they?

      Xbrick doesnt even have exclusives to be ported to PC!

    • Edonus

      Not to mention all the Ps4 hacky hacky slash slash games are one offs. You play it put it away and never play it again. The games last for like 2 weeks at the most. They just released like 5 games and you could be done with them all never to look back at the again in a single month.

      Not to completely knock Ps4 games but sony sucks at making community based games and competitive games. Their games are mostly interactive movies.

    • Rasta4

      You are 100% correct.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      So where are those 2017 xbox community based games and competitive games? looks like M$ sucks at making …games…PERIOD!

    • Rasta4

      Patience my little anime humper.
      It takes time to make masterpieces like Halo and Gears. Games with near infinite replay value. Single player hack n slash games that are worthless after beating in 10-20 hours are a dime a dozen.
      Poor little anime humper

    • Eddie Battikha

      Patience LOL WAKE UP GUY, Xbox never cared to invest money into more First Party Studios for more games. They just like to cancel games, Halo has been getting worse after Halo 3 and Gears of war has been getting dry after Gears of war 2.

    • Rasta4

      You again…little twit ?
      Go outside once in a while. Halo 5 multiplayer is a masterpiece boy. That’s why it has more people playing it today…years after release than any PS4 game. Same for Gears. Cry more twit

    • Eddie Battikha

      Awww I struck a nerve, Too bad guy, I tell it how it is Microsoft never wanted to invest more money for more Exclusive games, they just like to cancel Exclusives.

    • Rasta4

      Don’t avoid facts….Halo 5 has more people playing it today…years after release than any PS4 game. Same for Gears. Do you know what that means?.. I won’t mention the 6 studios that Sony closed over the past 2 years…know how many cancelled games that is ?

    • Eddie Battikha

      Dont avoid the truth, Xbox only sells decent in America that’s it. Playstation has the Exclusives and gamers on their side. LMFAO Sony canceled 6 studios and thats still more than how many Microsoft has.

    • Rasta4

      I’ll take that as a submission to the stated facts. Fruitcakes care about console sales…MS make $ and plenty of it. Sony however wrote off $188 million last quarter for those of you that care about sales. Like I said MS has the exclusives I care about and most people since more people are still playing their exclusives than anything on PS4.

    • Eddie Battikha

      https://www.cnet.com/news/sonys-profit-up-despite-ongoing-troubles-in-mobile/ Last Quarter LMFAO, u just lost wat ever credibility u had little boy.

    • Rasta4

      Oops my bad… my numbers were wrong it was a $1 billion dollar write off drone boy.
      LMFAO !
      https://www.google.com/amp/www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-sony-billion-write-down-20170130-story,amp.html

    • Eddie Battikha

      U failed again, that’s Sony Pictures not Sony Playstaion. LMFAO Another rookie blue born last nite.

    • Rasta4

      Who owns both divisions boy ? You want to talk about sales right ? PlayStation performs well for Sony but that’s it. It’s a dying company and asking the sales of a video game console to save it from these massive losses is laughable. If I am buying a console based on sales and stability of the company, I choose Xbox.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      sure, except nioh’s campaign lasts more than all gears or the halo ones COMBINED!

      And where are those 2017 xbox community based games and competitive games? looks like M$ sucks at making …games…PERIOD!

    • Edonus

      Why are you talking to me…… didnt I tell you not to talk to me and never comment on anything I write.

      ****everyone, dont be alarmed. This is my internet stalker. He is infatuated with me. He is a weirdo and a known Sony shill. He has been doing overtime on the disqus comment sections to earn enough money to get his teeth fixed. Pay him no mind***.

    • Rasta4

      I am convinced that Sony either pays these fruitcakes or likely has a 3rd party do it. There is one Sony mental case for each site. Revolver Ocelot, Allen, this Quimicomortal nut job….
      Could be the same mental case with different names ?

    • Edonus

      So you have seen it too. I these same people in all of the Xbox One topics spreading nonsense….. not talking about gaming but spreading non sense.

      Another thing I have realized to is that N4g is starting to run more articles from sites that dont use open comment sections like Disqus. They are starting to use more sites that you have to register with. I think its because the comment shills are starting to lose their effectiveness.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Or to keep losers like you that cant handle the truth and blame the media for it away!

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      LOL so sony has more money to buy press than M$? good one!

      So, if the press is hiding the truth, where are the 2017 x1 exclusives? uncover them!

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Keep crying like a little b¡tch!

      If you are so eager to exhibit your ignorance on the internet, be prepared to have it pointed out by more knowlegdeable gamers.

      So where are those x1 games?

    • Eddie Battikha

      Xbox never had enough exclusives and their campaign games were too short. Halo 5 Metacritic is 84% and that’s the main Franchise game.

    • Edonus

      I dont really know what “enough” exclusives would mean. I consider myself a pretty heavy gamer and I find myself with a backlog way bigger than the games I have gotten to play and beat. I see todays gaming culture as very flash in the pan and wasteful. In truth with the amount of games that come out you would have to be a game addict in order to get through all of them and even then I think you would miss some.
      This brings it back to what are you as a customer looking for in a game. I dont care about metacritic scores and community hive minds….. that stuff is for people that dont know themselves as gamers or consumers. I play games for the challenge… that led me to community and I can like a story. Halo 5 has so much content and innovation its actually unfair to compare other games to it. When reviewers talk about it they have to leave out entire sections just so it can stay in the same class as other games. You can play Halo games for years and never get bored and always have something new.
      Anyway Xbox has delivered lots of exclusives and they have been more innovative and fulfilling than what what been on the Ps4 this gen. If Sea of Thieves delivers what it looks like they are I can see playing that game for 6-9 months if not more easy. People are already done with Horizon, Nier, Nioh, Gravity Rush, and Persona 5 already……. their is probably more people still playing Halo Wars 2 than all those games combined.

    • Eddie Battikha

      Thx for the long winded excuses, i tell it how it is Xbox doesn’t have enough exclusives and they never wanted to invest more money for more 1st Party Exclusives.They just like to piss gamers off and Canel Exclusives. Halo has been getting worse sinice Halo 3 and Gears of War most definitely has been getting worse since Gears of War 2.

    • Edonus

      That was me just trying to be courteous to your opinion that the Xbox One doesnt have “enough” exclusives. I could just say your comment is stupid and designed to trick stupid people….. Its like the slogan “Make America Great Again”…… the question is when was “again” and what is “enough”.

      And I play Halo and Gears games as I am a real fan…. so I can say 100% your comment sounds like someone that has just been on the internet listening to the bias gaming media while they peddle that dumb$h!t.
      Halo Reach, 4, and 5 all move faster than Halo 3 with evolved gameplay and mechanics that literally just add too Halo 3 and the story telling has been better since Halo ODST you just gobblin up that BS.

      And Gears of war 3 is the best….. IDK what you are talking about. The only Gaers game that was a stumble was Judgement and truth is Judgement as a full game wasnt even bad…… The campaign was actually really good and the horde mode was excellent…. the problem was they took big steps backward from the MP that was in Gaers 3 and Gears 3 was perfection. Gears 4 is good because it is a throwback to Gears 1 & 2. It a good reintroduction to great TPS.

    • Eddie Battikha

      I moved away from Xbox as it had no exclusives in 2013, I enjoyed Xbox for years and I loved Xbox live. I just prefer Playstation because of their First Party Exclusives. E3 Is Microsofts chance to finally announce Exclusive games, we’ll see how it goes. One thing for sure is that i like how Console gaming is going and the future looks bright.
      Even though Sony has the fan base and Exclusives over Xbox that doesn’t mean Xbox is bad they got their fan base in America and selling better than Xbox 360 was at this time. I really do believe that Xbox will anonunce a couple new exclusives this E3.

    • Edonus

      You dont find it a little odd that you moved away from Xbox when the gaming media was in full force attacking it. That was when the Xbox had more games and features than the Ps4. I give Playstation a chance everyone once and a while because I am not opposed to owning a playstation……. but I always feel let down by them. Like I said…. I like gaming as a challenging activity, something I get to think and strategize. Playstation has always excelled in presentation but the only game I remember ever having a great time with for mire than a week was the Twisted Metal series….. other wise it was GoldenEye, or a Halo game or a Mario Kart or a Gears of War then a sprinkle og multiplats in there.

      This gen has been great to me and Iam more interested in the innovation than anything else. Sea Of Theives and Crackdown 3 have my attention. The whole resolution and framerate war mongering is stupid but I do have a 4k TV so I will be upgrading my X1S.

      If VR picks up I will get a Ps4Pro and a PsVR head set.

    • Eddie Battikha

      When I got N64 back when it launched i loved it the first 2 years, but then I noticed no exclusive good games coming out for it, my friend wanted it and he gave me his Playstation, even though 32 bit looked like crap I couldnt believe how many good games Playstation had and never looked back. I just really like Playstations Exclusive games. I’m currently enjoying my PS4 Pro on my LGB6, I’m not into VR, but PSVR has a legit list of games. PS4 Pro and PSVR would be a good set up at a decent price, u would just need to have a 4k tv with hdr to really enjoy the experience.

    • Edonus

      You havent even seen Crackdown 3 you blind pony. And you clearly under some delusion or that talking point in the pony stables is that MS can never make a game again…….. One of the richest companies in all the world with a major game system will never make games for it……… you sound stupid.

      Almost as stupid as buying a 4k TV and a Ps4 Pro.

  • The truth-ier

    Video games are the only place where you can sell better then the previous gen version, and be talked about as if its a failure.
    It has trailed ahead of the x360, and nobody considered that system that a failure…and almost EVERY big 3rd party game has gone to both systems…just a dumb article to feed stupid videogame fans that show idiotic allegiances to these companies.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Because you’re not selling against the previous gen version. You’re selling against the competition. If the competition is mirroring the best selling console of all time, and you’re maybe half as good, that’s a failure.

      By the way, it WAS tracking ahead of the 360. It’s been years since Microsoft even hinted at that, so it’s hard to say if that’s still the case. Seems doubtful, though.

      Big third party multiplats don’t move systems. Big-name exclusives do. The Xbox is lacking in that department, and what it does has is seeing less popularity than before.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Well, that lead over the 360 has taken a total dive in the last 8 months, probably today the x1 is already behind the 360 in sales in the same period. Would you consider it a failure then?

    • Edonus

      Its just the bias media. Look at this article and yo can see they started out trying to tank the X1 before it was even launched…. like they are trying to do now.
      The talk about DRM…. the X1 never had DRM…. after they ran hit artciles for like 6 months before the launch telling everybody always online was the devil and that they couldnt trade their games MS never had the chance to sell the Xbox One with a clear audience. The funny thing is that we have game now that are always online….. and we see no complaints…. Sony snatching up marketing deals for Destiny 2 which is always online…… so there really was never a issue with consoles being always online the gaming media just y=used the narrative to attack the Xbox one.

  • Mr Xrat

    Nah, mate, it was just because of power.

    P O W E R!

    As Xgimps have told themselves because it’s the easiest thing to quantify and the easiest thing to fix.

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  • YOUDIEMOFO

    So…….They’re aware of their shortcomings, but they still just want to crap out a new system…?? Yeah they need games as that is what sells a console, but the games need to sell for the “other” system(s) as well.

    I just feel that M$ is going to truly alienate their initial install base. I hope that I am completely wrong on that aspect, but I do not know how they’re going to keep the OG XBOne afloat with that constraint being put on the Scorpio.

    • Learned Handgun

      Have you considered all the hype and excitement from Xbox gamers about the Scorpio, the promise that games will remain compatible with Xbox One, the obvious nature of E3 being where games will be announced, that MS knows it’s the underdog from sales numbers, that MS as a company is doing incredibly well, etc. in your calculations about the future of Xbox?

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      If you depend on the “hype train” then by all means get on it…. I just want what hopefully comes with buying a new (newer) console….and that is good games. And preferably a lot of games in a lot of different genre’s, so that everyone can be happy.

      Yeah the system sounds great, but there have been serious issues with MS putting out quality on top of quantity. I have been long over the standard issue Xbox games of the past and am looking forward to some “fresh” ideas to come from MS. You know…..like other companies have done….successfully.

      Games sell a console and if there are no exclusive games to truly have then there will be no reason to jump on the system. I just hope that all holds well for MS and they can slay some competition with some quality games.

    • Learned Handgun

      Perhaps you missed the part about E3.

      Just curious, but why so negative? There are plenty of AAA games, and MS has only had relatively few exclusives for the last few months. Sony and MS have had few exclusives for the majority of this cycle. Heck, the first year of Xbox One and PS4 was relatively anemic game wise in general, but now there are tons of good AAA games coming out.

      So cheer up. Feel confident that no one will make you pay for a Scorpio. And try not to let other peoples happiness (or decision to join in on the “hype train” as you pejoratively put it) affect your mood. Heck maybe even try to be happy that others are happy.

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      I am very happy as I live an extraordinary life. If you missed the point of the “hype train” comment then yes…..you missed the point.

      The system is boss that MS is going to release, but of course there are some serious issues with their “library” at the current moment. And if anyone says nay on that comment then you seriously need to take the blinders off.

      I want nothing more than this system/MS to succeed, but I refuse to call it a success just over a consoles re-iteration in its life cycle. The games that show true innovation and direction is were it is going to make its mark.

      So here is to hoping that E3 bodes well for the software giant……….

    • Learned Handgun

      Glad to hear you’re happy. Not sure where you read that people said there was no need for new exclusvies, but you’re right, MS does need to come out with some good exclusives. Hopefully MS will announce some at E3, a trade-show where games are commonly announced being the logical place.

      Keep your head up bud, better days will come for you.

  • Rasta4

    No normal people care about sales #s or things that were screwed up 4 years ago…what they do care about is the best version of games. Which will be on scorpio. 4k bluray, Xbox game pass and digital refunds to boot. 2nd place is 1st place chimps.

    • J.j. Barrington

      And Xbox is in second place.

    • Rasta4

      Nope it’s in first twit.

    • J.j. Barrington

      But it’s tens of millions of consoles behind, even more millions behind in terms of units of software sold. It doesn’t have the worldwide presence of PlayStation OR Nintendo, and it’s got the least exclusives of all three brands.

      How is Xbox in first place?

    • Rasta4

      No normal people care about sales #s…..what they do care about is the best version of games for themselves to enjoy. Which will be on scorpio. 4k bluray, back compat, Xbox game pass and digital refunds to boot. 2nd place is 1st place chimp !!

    • MickaelSuarez

      “No normal people care about sales #s or things that were screwed up 4 years ago…what they do care about is the best version of games. Which will be on scorpio. ”
      So it means that you haven’t played a lot of multiplat on Xbox One for years now ?

  • Michael

    Microsoft will never just “focus on games”. Unlike the other 2, their ecosystem goes well beyond that. In other words, they don’t need Xbox as bad as Sony and Nintendo need their product.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Rather, they don’t care about Xbox as much as Sony and Nintendo care about their gaming divisions.

    • Rasta4

      Sony wrote of $188 million last period. The company is slowly dying. PlayStation is the only division that isn’t a massive failure. PSnow, no back compat and no digital refunds should tell you a bit about how they milk their peasant fanbase.

    • J.j. Barrington

      What did they write that money off for?

      If the company is dying, why are they still posting net profits?

      If the other divisions are massive failures, why are they so successful?

      You’re really bad at this.

    • Rasta4

      You drones are Fing delusional. Go look up Sony financial report from last period. They had to write off $188 million. That is a loss little twit not a profit.

    • J.j. Barrington

      You can write off money and still report a net profit.

    • Holeybartender

      That $188 million was 2014 and only on their movie division.

      Sony isn’t dying,ignore him. They have over 6 billion in capital alone,they could rebuy themselves 3 fold if they wanted.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Oh, I know. I just like to see people who are obviously trolling/lying struggle to come up with anything to back up their claims.

    • J.j. Barrington

      And you’re boring, too.

  • V3

    It wasn’t hitting 1080p and was seen as weaker. The amount or quality of games themselves weren’t the issue at launch.

    Titanfall was the big launch window exclusive and it was 792p AND released on the 360. It was constantly beat up in the press over it and rightfully so.

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    Initially? They have that problem now more than ever!


 

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