PS4 vs Xbox One: Who Won 2016?

The console war grew more heated in 2016, as Sony and Microsoft took the fight to new frontiers.

Posted By | On 17th, Dec. 2016 Under Article, Editorials | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


2016 was a bit of an interesting year for video games- so many things happened, most that were unexpected (for good or for bad), and a few that legitimately anyone should have been able to see coming. Dozens upon dozens of great games were released, including in places that no one would have thought to look, while loads of titles that people had had high hopes for failed to deliver.

But on the whole, in 2016, it didn’t matter what platform or company you are most a fan of- you got some great games for yourself no matter what. The PC had a banner year, with hits like Total War: Warhammer and XCOM 2 dominating discourse, but even on the smaller, indie game front, it did well for itself, with breakout hits like Stardew Valley. Nintendo had a remarkably eventful year, with the Wii U getting an undignified, early death, after one last slate of admittedly great games (Pokken Tournament, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and Paper Mario Color Splash were all great, and I’m sure even Star Fox Zero has its fans, somewhere), but the 3DS awoke from its slumber, delivering hit upon hit, with Fire Emblem Fates, Monster Hunter Generations, Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse, Dragon Quest 7, Bravely Second, Final Fantasy Explorers, Yokai Watch 2, and of course, Pokemon Sun/Moon. Even the Vita continued to subsist quietly in the background, though its biggest games – Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma, World of Final Fantasy, and Dragon Quest Builders – were all multiplatform titles.

But for many, 2016 was the year when the PS4 and Xbox One war, which had begun to heat up last year, took some rather interesting turns. Oh, sure, the war was fought on a lot of traditional fronts, with new, slimline console revisions, price cuts, bundles, exclusive games, and aggressive advertising- but on the whole, Sony and Microsoft traded blows in battlefields that had never been contested before.

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"2016 was the year when the PS4 and Xbox One war, which had begun to heat up last year, took some rather interesting turns."

At E3 2016, Microsoft made a rather shocking announcement- going forward, all Xbox first party games would also be available on PC day and date, as part of what is the most ambitious Cross Buy program ever attempted. The larger implications of a move like this are clear – Microsoft are attempting to build a gaming ecosystem across platforms, with Xbox itself becoming a hardware agnostic brand more than a line of fixed hardware consoles – and not too far in the future, we may see Microsoft in a dominant position in the industry because of this move. But in the here and now, it meant, and it means, that Microsoft no longer have any exclusives for the Xbox One at all- all games are available on at least the PC.

However, Microsoft were banking on something else, they were banking on there being little overlap between the PC and console gaming market, they were banking on the halo effect around their gaming efforts, with success on either Xbox or Windows feeding into the success of the other, and reinforcing it in the process, and they were just counting on regaining goodwill. Their gambit appears to have worked- because as much as the Xbox One now lacks ‘true exclusives,’ its sales saw a spike in the months following E3, with the Xbox One even managing to beat out the PS4 in several key territories for several consecutive months.

The sales spike can be attributed primarily to the Xbox One S, which was the mid cycle slim line revision that Microsoft introduced for their console, and which transformed their system from the ugly duckling to the beautiful swan- the Xbox One S is a slim, svelte and sexy machine, that is shockingly smaller than the original, with all around improvements on the original design, while adding several new features, such as HDR compatibility, 4K output, and a UDH Blu Ray drive for media playback. It was a complete and total win, and it gave Microsoft, finally, an appealing machine on the market that consumers were actually excited to buy. The Xbox One S is probably going to be the benchmark by which we measure all mid cycle revisions for consoles going forward.

The release of the Xbox One S coincided with several key exclusives for the Xbox One releasing, too- while Quantum Break was a mix bag earlier in the year, the twin launches of Gears of War 4 and especially Forza Horizon 3 propelled interest in the Xbox One to probably the highest it has ever been, finally giving would be buyers an exclusive that looked to be an absolute must have, and that simply wasn’t available on competing platforms.

"The Xbox One S is probably going to be the benchmark by which we measure all mid cycle revisions for consoles going forward."

It also helped that Microsoft continued with their push to be as gamer friendly as possible- they allowed mods to be available on the Xbox One with little to no restrictions, they continued improving their backwards compatibility offerings on Xbox One in quality and quantity, with several key Xbox 360 titles now being playable on Xbox One, and playable far better than they were on their native console. But perhaps, most importantly, Microsoft finally opened up Xbox Live earlier this year, allowing for full cross platform play between Xbox, and any other gaming service on the market.

In contrast, Sony is dropping the ball in a few areas such as their questionable policy towards the availability of mods on the PS4, ultimately allowing them to be available in a vastly truncated, stripped down form on the system. They raised the price of PSN without explanation, they delayed several major games into next year, they offered a Slim console revision that ultimately looked cheap and highly unappealing, and they continued not offering any form of backwards compatibility or digital continuity to their customers.

But all was not bad on the Sony front, no matter what first appearances might indicate- for instance, on the games front, arguably the most important one, Sony dominated this year, with the release of Rachet and Clank earlier in the year, followed by the release of the incredible Uncharted 4, capping the year off with the surprisingly poignant The Last Guardian. You buy a console to play games, and Sony were certainly firing on all cylinders on that front this year.

But Sony’s true focus this year was not on games, or even on competing with Microsoft- it was squarely on the future, as Sony forged on ahead with several forward thinking ideas, and a whole lot of new technology. Chief among these was the PlayStation VR, Sony’s throw of the gauntlet into the VR arena. The PlayStation VR looks to be a highly impressive piece of kit, especially for the price that it is available at, although it currently lacks any compelling software to justify a purchase.

"Sony’s true focus this year was not on games, or even on competing with Microsoft- it was squarely on the future, as Sony forged on ahead with several forward thinking ideas, and a whole lot of new technology."

Another bit of new technology from Sony was something that no one had expected, not so soon after the launch of the PS4- a brand new console. The PS4 Pro is a new console that iterates on the hardware in the PS4, offering a more powerful console that is capable of better graphics and 4K resolutions, while also maintaining full intercompatibility with the existing PS4. It is currently the most powerful home console ever, and if you want a PS4, you should look into spending the extra money and just picking up a PS4 Pro.

Amazingly enough, however, Sony managed to botch even the PS4 Pro- their messaging for the new console was all over the place, with Sony failing to communicate why owners of the standard PS4 should even bother upgrading to the PS4 Pro at all, and they had a misguided focus on pushing 4K with the new system- misguided, because the PS4 Pro is not powerful enough to push native 4K resolution for most games, having to resort instead to an admittedly ingenious upscaling technique called checkerboard rendering, and also because the PS4 Pro lacks compatibility with UHD Blu Ray drives, meaning it can’t play physical 4K media either- which comes off as a bit surprise, to be honest.

Even all that aside, the simple fact that the PS4 Pro plays all PS4 games better should have been a simple enough pitch- and yet, that doesn’t work either, since so many games that get PS4 Pro patches somehow end up performing worse on the more powerful console than they do on standard PS4 systems. It has just been a mess all around- and this is without getting to the elephant in the room.

You see, while the PS4 Pro is the first iterative home console ever released, it was not the first one ever announced. That honor goes to the Xbox One Scorpio, which Microsoft announced at E3 this year. The Xbox One Scorpio looks to be an update to the standard Xbox One in the same way as the PS4 Pro is an update to the PS4, at least conceptually- and conceptually is as far as the similarities go. While the PS4 Pro is a highly conservative and modest update, Microsoft went ham with the Scorpio, offering as much as 6TFLOPs of GPU processing power. Which is absolutely crazy and insane, and which gives Microsoft the most powerful console ever made when the Scorpio launches next year, ending the PS4’s power advantage over Xbox once and for all.

xbox scorpio

"The Scorpio doesn’t exist yet, and we don’t even know what its specs will be beyond the 6TFLOP target for the GPU, but the fact that the possibility of a far more powerful system existing has been raised means that the PS4 Pro was, to many developers and gaming enthusiasts, obsolete before it was even announced."

Discourse around iterative consoles has been dominated by the Xbox One Scorpio, and all discourse around the PS4 Pro has been overshadowed by the impending new machine- which is an ingenious trick by Microsoft. The Scorpio doesn’t exist yet, and we don’t even know what its specs will be beyond the 6TFLOP target for the GPU, but the fact that the possibility of a far more powerful system existing has been raised means that the PS4 Pro was, to many developers and gaming enthusiasts, obsolete before it was even announced- Microsoft have managed to win the war for mindshare for iterative consoles before their iterative console ever released.

And really, that perhaps is Microsoft’s greatest victory this year- Sony ended up launching three new key pieces of hardware, with PlayStation VR, PlayStation 4 Slim, and PlayStation 4 Pro, as well as two of their most acclaimed games ever with The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4, and yet somehow, Microsoft ended up dominating the news cycle anyway. Whether it was because of their continued backwards compatibility initiative, or their ambitious Xbox Anywhere program, or the Xbox One S, or their push for cross platform play, or the impending Xbox One Scorpio, or whether it was because of so many consumer friendly moves by Microsoft, such as some great games on Games with Gold, free games being offered to everyone as a goodwill gesture, the inclusion of the UHD drive in the Xbox One S, or the lax restrictions placed on the availability of mods on the system, Microsoft generally ended up winning a lot of brownie points this year.

Did they win 2016? I want to argue that they won in terms of simply doing more and having more of an impact. But if, in the end, you were simply looking for better games – and really, the games is what we’re all in this for, the games are really all that matter – then, yet again, PlayStation 4 was the winner in 2016. Yes, Forza Horizon 3 is amazing, and Gears 4 turned out surprisingly good, but neither came close to matching the trio of Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted 4, and The Last Guardian, not to mention the PS4’s continued dominance in the quantity of third party games, and quality (in terms of it playing them better).

But even if Sony won 2016 in terms of games, the ground is shrinking rapidly beneath them. Going forward, the hope is that Sony get their act together again, and not be so complacent, because as things stand right now, Microsoft is on the cusp of actually roundly beating Sony in all categories come 2017.

Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, GamingBolt as an organization.


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  • quantum

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Typical pointless pramath garbage troll bait article to fire up the fanboys.

  • Sylmaron

    What a terrible terrible ‘article’. Why do I even bother….

  • Mohammed Allha

    I am not being a Sony fanboy but let us objective here yes X1 s was a huge success for Microsoft but guess what it was successful for only 4 months!!! And the other 7 months and i am guessing that even December the ps4 outsell the x1 and not to mention uncharted 4 sales outsold both gears of war4 and foroza 3 combined!!! Not to mention that the ps4 has one of the best exclusives so far with big titles from Japan and from Europe and the us
    Yeah maybe the x1 won the battle but the ps4 won the war

    • PEDROVNONE

      I think you use drugs… or maybe you are just a $ony fan boy.

      You are speaking strictly about sales, but what about new content and features? Xbox Won easily this year. “in you opinion”, Ps4 has the best exclusives, but, “in my opinion”, Nintendo and Xbox own the best exclusives of all time. I

      Its impossible to know now the final sale figures of Xbox exclusive games because Microsft doesn’t reveal the total number of the digital sales. Not to metion that GoW4, Recore, Forza Horizon 3 and Dead Rinsing 4 are also available on Xbox for Windows 10 and it potencialize the sales, Microsoft is the company selling more games in digital media.

      The war is far from over.

    • Dougdec92

      So then why was MS so happy to trumpet Xbox one s 4month lead when Sony had been leading since 2013?, it’s about the sales, Xbox started winning when it stopped competing with Sony, for this gen Sony is competing with the future

    • kma99

      Microsoft trumpet it because these journalists go and ask them. they dont go to the media nor does sony the media goes to them for statement once an announcement had been made as to who won what. it keeps the fanboys at war and keeps you clicking on these sites, just like u did now.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Is that why Microsoft tweeted about it? Because journalists were interviewing them?

    • Dougdec92

      I read stuff on this site and other game sites too, it is clickbait sometimes I agree but arguably it is a fact that Sony are up and away and MS will do better on giving out those great experiences to its userbase, other than the controversial UWP. Unless we work in the boardrooms of these companies, our news come from these sites, we argue it out and out of the fanboyism we check our facts

    • kma99

      Most of the stuff here is opinion based. Its not true news. Even when it is they put in alot of negative connotations to stir people up

    • PEDROVNONE

      Don’t be stupid. Following your logic, Wii was the best console of a generation ago.

      You can convince yourself about that, but gamers like me are more concerned about playing than monitor sales figures.

    • Dougdec92

      Ohk then play your games, enjoy your services, yh you pay for them and let me enjoy mine, they’ll look bad to you but its great for me because I chose it, I and 40million plus people…thanks.

    • PEDROVNONE

      I’m not stopping you from playing your games, I’m just clarifying the lies told by many haters on the Xbox console, games, features and services.

      If you don’t like the Xbox then let the area of about 50 million live gosd subscribers playing and communicate in Peace.

    • Dougdec92

      Ohk keep playing then bro, I love your religiosity, I will stop monitoring figures and just play my games along with 40million plus gamers…that’s my opinion

    • PEDROVNONE

      Buy two more remasterizations 4 to help the Chief Financial Officer of Sony, this is the only game that you like.

      I wonder why Sony in its gaming division sells twice as many consoles as compared to Microsoft but the earnings history of Microsoft’s Games Division compared to Sony’s Games Division of recent years have not profited more than 35% more than the Microsoft in any quarter, but $ony should have profited at least twice.

      This is a strong indication that Sony didn’t profit as much as Microsoft for each console sold and doesn’t sell as many games First and third parties as Microsoft in proportion to the amount of consoles sold. And also fails to maintain or reach the +-50 million subscribers.

      But if you don’t believe me, do a search and see for yourself.

      I say all this just to make it clear that I’m not worried about the survival of Microsoft and Sony, I don’t care if Sony has 40 million subscribers, i don’t use this kind of argument to justify the console I chose, but I take this opportunity to highlight how much you are wrong about who profits more or sell more. Sony is the number one selling consoles, but its in second place in terms of games and services. PS4 consoles are collecting dust.

    • Dougdec92

      We could play a card game of exclusives but Nintendo holds the aces because they have nostalgia inducing games , they’ve never really loved getting out of their elderly franchises, but pls not Xbox

    • PEDROVNONE

      Xbox games are pretty good too

    • J.j. Barrington

      Features? What about games?

      It might be “impossible,” but we can get a good idea. Windows 10 isn’t popular, and if it were, you can be sure Microsoft would brag about it.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Windows 10 is very popular.

    • crazy_black_man-

      No it isn’t.

    • Tomaterrrx

      400 million Windows 10 devices says hello.

    • crazy_black_man-

      They nagged the crap out of every customer that upgraded to it to do so. But guess what. Not me. They can take that Windows 10 and that Xbox disaster and shove it.

    • Tomaterrrx

      And? The OS is still on nearly half a billion devices. I was nagged to upgrade and I’m still on Windows 7 on my PC. Does that make me or you some kind of saint? What is your problem with not having Windows 10 while it was FREE? I’ve upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 so that I can play some xbox game on there. Most of the reviews are positive. Have a look yourself.

    • crazy_black_man-

      My problem with it is that I’m the consumer. I didn’t ask for an upgrade, I didnt want an upgrade, and if I wanted it, l can easily afford to purchase the upgrade as I have always done in the past. This upgrade was offered through brute force whether it was free or not, I don’t care. I don’t care to play those stale Xbox One games on my PC, and no one with DirectX 11 particularly needed to have DirectX 12. No thank you. I like being a consumer with the power to simply say no. Come to think of it, I also didn’t like when MS changed the Xbox360 operating system to complete with the Wii U and they went and forced those gay avatars on people. I didn’t even have a 360, but it still irked me that they did that. You didn’t have a choice but to have that stupid crap on your hardcore gaming console, whether you liked it or not. PlayStation has always catered to adults more than kids and I’m glad the PS4 games reflect that. Don’t force your crappy new OS on me, and keep nagging me to upgrade because it’s free. No thank you. I didn’t ask for it.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Learn how to paragraph dude. You make it damn hard to read.

      Wow. Your comment is like 100% fanboy 0% common sense. MS forced you to download the update? Ok, you had 30 days to go back to Windows 7 or whatever OS you were on. Why do people keep b******* about this?

      I don’t see what your problem with DX12 is but if your hate for MS is really that strong that you are limiting yourself as a gamer then find a new hobby.

      I’m enjoying those ‘stale’ xbox games. Currently replaying the mission with the mexican cheerleaders on Sunset Overdrive and then I’ll cruise around in Forza Horizon 3 for a while. Then I’ll probably play some U4 multiplayer after that. I’ll go to my one of my buddys house later and play on their Wii U. Local multiplayer is really fun. See that? Appreciating all the gaming platforms is amazing. Your primal hate for one company is limiting yourself as a gamer.

      ‘I also didn’t like when MS changed the Xbox360 operating system to complete with the Wii U’ What are you even saying? Since when did the 360 compete with the Wii U? Avatars weren’t forced. The last time I tinkered with my avatar was like 5 years ago. Didn’t see anything forced. The only time I ever see my avatar is when I’m looking at my own profile or another person’s profile.

      ‘PlayStation has always catered to adults more than kids’ What has this got to do with Windows 10?

    • J.j. Barrington

      To be fair, that includes free upgrades- and it’s not like we knew what it would be like before we upgraded- as well as the Xbox itself. That also includes phones and tablets, so it’s not really a good indicator of how much it’s liked.

    • Tomaterrrx

      The phones and tablets are not popular at all. Only 1 million Windows phones sold in Q2 2016. Moreover most of those devices won’t even receive the Windows 10 update. The preview program, while not available for everyone gave a pretty good taste of what the OS will be like so people had a good understanding of the OS before they upgraded.

    • J.j. Barrington

      But, just like on laptops and tablets, the upgrades to Windows 10 were for… well, everything, as long as it could handle it.

      All I knew was that it couldn’t be worse than Windows 8. I made the jump, never looked back, and with the exception of the forced updates and Cortana being all over my screen, it’s not bad at all.

      All that said, 400 million is just a number. Without context- how many enjoy it, how many didn’t even ask for it, how many are because of buying new laptops/computers/phones,tablets, how many come from Xbox, etc- it’s just there to sound impressive.

    • Tomaterrrx

      You’re right, 400 million devices doesn’t really have any context. I was just trolling crazy black man. I can still assure you Windows 10 is quite popular from my experience and a lot of my friends.

      Pretty much anything is better than Windows 8. Windows 10 doesn’t do any wonders but it works and looks quite modern compared to Windows 7.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Agreed. I like it. Though, honestly, I miss XP.

    • LifeOnMars

      Windows 10 is on millions of computers because it was given away and forced upon by making the previouse verision unsupported and obsolete.But that does not make it good system or liked.

    • Tomaterrrx

      You’re right. Everything you said is correct. I didn’t say whether it was good or not. But the actual OS (apart from it being forced upon) has had generally positive reviews unlike Windows 8.

    • LifeOnMars

      Popular..adjective

      liked or admired by many people or by a particular person or group.

    • Tomaterrrx

      But it is liked or admired by many people. Apart from the people who wanted to stay on Windows 7 (which I’ll admit was a lot of people) and the trolls who make it blatantly obvious that they’re lying everyone who wanted to upgrade found windows 10 to be a rather good upgrade from Windows 7. Have a look at a few reviews.

    • LifeOnMars

      I am using windows 10 on one of my PC’s, but I prefer Windows 7 as do most people.
      I never bothered with Windows 8 and if my PC was running Windows 8 I would have upgraded for certain.

    • Tomaterrrx

      I totally get why you prefer Windows 7 and that’s fine. Windows 10 isn’t a ‘bad’ OS after all. What is bad is Windows 8 lol. That thing was a mess.

    • J.j. Barrington

      As an OS, perhaps. (I won’t get into the questionable nature of its implementation.) As a gaming store? Not at all.

    • Tomaterrrx

      True, the Windows Store is horrendous IMO. The only time I use it is when I purchase Xbox play anywhere games.

    • J.j. Barrington

      It’s not making fans of PC gamers, and that’s what it really needs.

    • PEDROVNONE

      First of all, months ago, the Steam owner already claimed that 34 % of its user also use Windows Store. Despite the Windows 7 is still the most used, Windows 10 OS is the most popular.

      Now give a look why i prefer Xbox One:

      2016:

      Quantum Break – Action adventure (TPS)
      Gears of War 4 – Action (TPS)
      Dead Rising 4 – Comic survival horror open world (hack n slash and TPS)
      Forza Horizon 3 – Racing open world
      Recore – Action adventure plataformer, TPS

      2017:

      Sea of thieves – FPA (First Person Adventure – Action)
      State of Decay 2 – Open World Survival Zombie Horror with RPG elements
      Cup Head – run and gun plataformer
      Crack down 3 – Action – adventure TPS
      Pit People – Action RPG
      Halo Wars 2 – Real time strategy with
      Giantic – MOBA
      Scalebound – Action RPG
      Below – Adventure

      Xbox one has the highest quality, quantity and variety of games available now.

    • J.j. Barrington

      You didn’t do yourself ANY favors, bud.

    • Mohammed Allha

      Look the x1 is not a baf console at all but unfortunately Microsoft f**ked it up unlike the x360 , the x360 had a fantastic exclusives there were even some jrpgs exclusives on the system unlike the x1 Microsoft need to know that FPS and sport games are not the only genres out there

    • kee1haul

      jrpgs are not console sellers. They don’t even sell at all.

    • Mohammed Allha

      what logic is that perosna 5 already sold more than 600k in asia
      And if you looked at the x360 jrpgs they very well in japan and worldwide yeah they are not millions but at least I bought the x360 because of them

    • kee1haul

      600k in asia. Not impressive at all. GTA sold 6 million in UK alone.

    • Mohammed Allha

      Gta is out since 2014 second for a niche game like persona 5 600k is an impressive number, Microsoft needs to know that gamers are not just in the usa & uk yes they are probably 40% or more of the gaming revenues are from them but they should look for other markets

    • kee1haul

      niche. Small market, unpopular games. No one cares.

    • Mohammed Allha

      are you joking?! Persona 5 sold better than foroza3 last time I checked

    • kee1haul

      link or stfu. Find one jrpg that sells outside of japan.

    • Mohammed Allha

      Final fantasy
      Pokemon
      The shin megami tensi games
      Zelda is a japaness game

    • J.j. Barrington

      That was a horrible comeback.

    • PEDROVNONE

      Thats why i prefer Xbox One, it has more variety of games than PS4.

      2016:

      Quantum Break – Action adventure (TPS)
      Gears of War 4 – Action (TPS)
      Dead Rising 4 – Comic survival horror open world (hack n slash and TPS)
      Forza Horizon 3 – Racing open world
      Recore – Action adventure plataformer, TPS

      2017:

      Sea of thieves – FPA (First Person Adventure – Action)
      State of Decay 2 – Open World Survival Zombie Horror with RPG elements
      Cup Head – run and gun plataformer
      Crack down 3 – Action – adventure TPS
      Pit People – Action RPG
      Halo Wars 2 – Real time strategy with
      Giantic – MOBA
      Scalebound – Action RPG
      Below – Adventure

      FPS? Sport? Please, dude, stop using drugs… You clearly don’t know Xbox games

      Don’t complain of the TPS style because Sony also focuses a lot in this style

    • Mr Plinkus

      Just a quick question for you ,
      How do you know Microsoft is selling more games in digital than Sony ? Neither company reveals digital sales figures…..So , how do you know ?

    • PEDROVNONE

      According to EA and other third parties but they also dont revealed numbers. Microsoft extended the Xbox brand for Windows 10, the number of users is certainly higher each day. Don’t tell me no one wants to use the WS because every day I find new people that uses it, most use Steam too. That’s not surprising since in the past Microsoft has always been recognized as the company that sold the most digital games on X360, before stopping to reveal the numbers.

    • J.j. Barrington

      But according to the likes of Ubisoft and others, Sony’s platforms make up more of their revenue.

    • PEDROVNONE

      If you also include the physical media in addition to digital, yes. Sales of games on PS4 and Xbox are not proportional to the total numbers of consoles sold in comparison. Microsoft sells more games, more in digital media.

    • J.j. Barrington

      You got anything to back this up? Because, generally speaking, PlayStation has been a more digital-friendly platform. Or, I should say, digital has been larger on PlayStation, if only because of the ability to swap out to much larger HDDs than for Xbox.

    • PEDROVNONE

      You are wrong and can’t even justify what you said.

      The Xbox accepts external HD, simple and practical. PlayStation 4 limits gamers to the use of internal HDs and with a maximum of 2 TB of capacity, and to make that happen you will need specific tools.

      For Xbox One you just need to plug and play, so easy!!! This is one of the reasons Xbox is more digital friendly platform, just like PCs.

      You clearly don’t know much about Xbox.

    • J.j. Barrington

      .. only the Xbox didn’t have that capacity at launch- something like a year later, if not longer- and you still haven’t supported your claim that third parties get more from Xbox when it comes to digital. Stands to reason that the PS4 would, since there are twice as many of them: it would be by sheer volume. Not to mention the higher level of ease when it comes to installing on PS4.

      Oh, and the fact that there are more games ON PS4.

      Pretty much everything points to PS4 as being more likely to generate digital revenue.

    • PEDROVNONE

      I already said it before here, if you doubt then do a search. And I’ve given many indications about this with explanation, even talked about the financial results of the two companies. If Sony sells twice as much, so why it does not profit twice? Of all quarterly results Sony never profited more than 35% considering only games divisions of both companies in recente years. I’m not sure if it was for you, but did I mention that here. Only considering this question my argument is (valid and…) unbeatable. Open the page in the comments section on the site and see all my comments because it is annoying to have to type it all over again and again here.

      If we consider 100% of Microsoft and Sony, in comparison, Microsoft crushes Sony easily.

    • J.j. Barrington

      lol, sure.

      You got nothing.

    • PEDROVNONE

      You are living a lie… you are helping the haters to pass the lies to others… if that’s the way you feel happy…

      There’s no point in telling the truth to you because you are not interested …

    • J.j. Barrington

      There’s no truth for you to tell.

    • PEDROVNONE

      And this difference will decrease even more now that sales of Xbox increased much since the announcement of the Xbox One S. Verify the sales result for the month of November, the Playstation family reached 1.1 milion units sold, including the PS4 Pro, PSVR started to fail. The Xbox family reached 1 million units sold, the difference between both consoles was around 100 thound units and it is no longer 2:1. Digital sales are much higher on the Xbox and it comes with the native culture to sell services connected to the internet, as the live gold subscription and and access, added to the the fact that Xbox offer, in the vast majority, games with multiplayer mode and/or co op. The culture on the Playstation family is still focused on games with single player mode only.

    • J.j. Barrington

      “Verify the sales result for the month of November”

      You can verify these numbers how?

      “PSVR started to fail.”

      Oh? You have numbers for that?

      You have NO facts. NO reality.

      You’re a waste of time.

    • PEDROVNONE

      As I said before, it takes time to find links on topics published a long time ago. I’m not here to defend Microsoft, but to make the fan boys wake up to reality.

      Read:

      http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-central-news-discussion/447347-xbox-one-sells-1-million-consoles-november-neck-neck-ps4.html?_ga=1.60148653.1222662323.1480477833

      Do you know how to use internet? try on.

    • J.j. Barrington

      A Windows fansite with an unnamed source?

      See, that’s the problem: you’re relying on rumors. “Our trusted sources inform us,” they say… but who is that?

      Not to mention: that’s ONLY in the US, it DOESN’T include Black Friday/Cyber Monday, and even a small region like Japan has such a difference weekly(see the latest media create numbers for evidence of that).

      Concrete numbers aren’t known for either console on a monthly basis, which is why you can’t actually find them anywhere.

      Nice try, but you failed again.

    • PEDROVNONE

      Did you read the editor’s note? its not a rumor.

      http://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-november-sales-1-million?_ga=1.32361278.1222662323.1480477833

      Yes, only US in entire november.

      The numbers will never be concrete because the survey by the NPD Group does not cover all markets or na entire market of a single country. The head of the Xbox Division has stated that Brazil is its third largest market and the NPD has no survey of sales of consoles in this country for exemple…

      Sony is definitely selling more consoles, but that 2:1 gap does not exist anymore.

      And don’t forget that Sony’s sales total also includes the recently released PS4 Pro.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Not entire November, you tool. There’s a cutoff, and Black Friday was NOT included. After all, both consoles did more than a million that day alone.

      And the editor’s note means NOTHING to me, because it doesn’t cite an actual source.

      Try again.

  • crazy_black_man-

    “Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the advertisers who are paying Pramath to not heavily criticize the Xbox One for being the complete failure that it was in 2016, and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, GamingBolt as an organization.”

    • kma99
    • J.j. Barrington

      About what, you poor excuse for a troll?

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      Why, we don’t have a media box system doing 612p for current gaming.
      But a professional system out now that does 4k native.

    • kma99

      Checkerboarding 95 percent of it while only achieving 4k with indies and last generation ports. Yeah thats sounds amazing. A 4.2 tf machine thats doing 720 on ARK. Lol how’s that for power you dork.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      Ill list our 4knative soon

    • kma99

      Do it now Mr 4k.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      Enjoy your salty Sub-HD mid 20fps media box gaming

      PS4 professional 4K native games
      – Battleborn (Native 4K@30FPS)
      – Bound (Native 4K@60FPS + MSAA x2 upscaled from MSAAx8 in normal gameplay / in VR mode: rendering to 4K internal screen which is then supersampled to 1080P display in PSVR + new effects like volumetric lights + sharper shadows)
      – Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (Native 4K)
      – Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Native 4K@60FPS)
      – Farming Simulator 17 (Native 4K)
      – FIFA 17 (Native 4K@60FPS + Higher resolution depth of field buffer)
      – forma.8 (Native 4K@60FPS + 8xMSAA )
      – Futuridium EP Deluxe (Native 4K@60FPS)
      – Hatsune Miku – Project DIVA – X HD (Native 4K)
      – Hustle Kings (Native 4K)
      – Locoroco (Native 4K + HDR)
      – Let It Die (Native 4K@60FPS)
      – Mantis Burn Racing (Native 4K@60FPS / Native 4K@30FPS for 4 player split-screen / + HDR)
      – NBA 2K17 (Native 4K@60FPS + HDR)
      – Neon Chrome (Native 4K@60FPS)
      – Ni-Oh (Native 4K@30FPS)
      – Parappa The Rapper (Native 4K + HDR)
      – Patapon (Native 4K + HDR)
      – Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Native 4K@60FPS)
      – Rez Infinite (Native 4K@60FPS)
      – Smite (Native 4K@60FPS)
      – The Elder Scrolls Online (Native 4K@30FPS + HDR)
      – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Edition (Native 4K@30FPS)
      – The Last Of Us Remastered (Native 4K@30FPS with the best shadows + HDR)
      – The Witness (Native 4K@30FPS + 2xMSAA + HDR)
      – Thumper (Native 4K@60FPS)
      – Viking Squad (Native 4K@60FPS + 2xMSAA)
      – Wheels of Aurelia (Native 4K@60FPS)

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      Wave your arms at the Kinect like you don’t care and praise Quantum break’s 720p like you don’t care as well.LOL

    • kma99

      4.2 tf can’t get a game to render to even 900p. #pathetic

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      #SubHDmediaBox@PatheticGPU

    • Tomaterrrx

      Reading this you both sound like children. C’mon, dude. You’re better than this.

    • kma99

      sometimes u gotta stoop to a kids level. its entertainment to me.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Looking at it that way it kinda makes sense lol. Sorry if I offended you. Sometimes you just gotta fight fire with fire.

    • kma99

      not offended at all. these fanboys are so bent on being right that they will never use logical thinking. why waste energy on someone who refuses to grow up. that’s why i humor myself with their stupidity.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. Don’t ever let anybody insult your momma, er um, I mean, your crappy 2nd place Xbox. Hilariousness!
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b89ee3b8e0b39e2fc70325f47a3308bfabee48d2104e8b92003879f7a2e0f72d.jpg

    • kma99

      there you go. mr Norman Bates of consoles.

    • Mark

      Ahahaaa

    • J.j. Barrington

      He’s not. You know better.

    • Tomaterrrx

      I know. Just havin a bit of fun.

    • Tomaterrrx

      triggered

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      triggered what?

    • kma99

      Like i said, old ports and remasters and indies lol.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      lol salty. Its 4kNATIVE NOW

    • kma99

      Salty about what? You lie and i called u out on it. That would make you salty lol. Where is crazy black man, he puts up a better fight than you.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      I didn’t lie, I showed you our system can do native 4k.
      Your salty it can.

    • kma99

      And i showed u what games can actually achieve true 4k. Sorry if that hurts your feelings.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      In can do professional 4k Native, so my feelings aren’t hurt.
      Xbox users are, as they don’t have a 4k system yet.

      #budget720pGPUbut1080pTVsnapping

    • kma99

      Professional indies lol. Get triggered

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      Enjoy sub HD until your next TV media box is out.LOL

    • kma99

      Enjoy your checkerboarding super sampling jet fighter, red Christmas light on the screen machine

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      It does proven native.
      Our checker boarding is exclusive and used with HDR, and when correctly schooled by the smartest GAF users, can end up better than native anyway.

    • LifeOnMars

      Let’s the list of 4K games you can play on Xbox right now.

    • kma99

      Did i say i cared about 4k? I can just upscale them just like 99 percent of the ps pro line up lol

    • LifeOnMars

      So, you are not waiting for Scorpio .

    • kma99

      I don’t wait on consoles, life is too short to be waiting on superficial crap.

    • LifeOnMars

      Good to know, Now go and play the best games on any console right now on playstation and shut up.

    • kma99

      No thanks. You plan on consoles. I have more adult things to attend to. Now shut up

    • LifeOnMars

      Ooooooo so you are old enough to drink alcohol now, that expains your posts.

    • Tomaterrrx

      All of those are either old games/not very graphically intensive. And there are over 800 games in the PS4 library. Where is te 4k for Battlefield 1 at? Oh, wait.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Didn’t Battlefield drop prior to having enough time to even develop a Pro version?

    • Mark

      Lofao

  • J.j. Barrington

    Isn’t it about time Pramath gets sacked?

    • Mark

      Lol

  • Nettrick Nowan

    “The Scorpio doesn’t exist yet, and we don’t even know what its specs will be beyond the 6TFLOP target for the GPU” I agree with you here–we don’t know. And given that this is Microsoft and, as we were all led to believe, “Xbox One is Kinect,” I’ll believe the Scorpio and its specs when I see them. Meanwhile, I’m quite happy with my PS4 Pro as my main console.

    • kma99

      so you believed cerny when he claimed ps pro as havinh 8.4 tf? oh but its Microsoft that talks out of their backside.

    • J.j. Barrington

      You’re not an idiot at all, oh, no.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      Microsoft hasn’t sued them for the 8.4tf announcement, so its real.
      Its professional specification.

    • kma99

      They cant sue them because cerny was talking about 8.4 in 16 bit computations. Unfortunately for you they do everything in 32 bit and that equates to 4.2 tf. Next time read up before you spout that garbage.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      Only because Microsoft can’t use the same technique, its exclusive.
      Our 8.4TF vs a salty tears 6TF, with hinting of downgrading

    • kma99

      They dont have to with 6tf. Duhhhhhhhhhhh

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      They Can’t anyway

      #SaltyKinect3fansupport
      #tvMediaboxfirst&putgaming2nd

    • kma99

      Prove it then. Dont talk junk, bring your facts. #youfakenuttcase.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Lol what year do you live in. Making up stupid hashtags that no one has ever seen.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      #makinguphashtags@LOL

    • Tomaterrrx

      HAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHH.

      No. -_-

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      #yes

    • Tomaterrrx

      #staydeludedtacticallagfightingtips

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      The have hinted at a soft downgrade to the specs.
      As they said it still has to meet a price.
      This has been heavy praised by xbox fan boys as ok.

    • kee1haul
    • Tomaterrrx

      What are you on about?

    • J.j. Barrington

      Don’t make fun of him. It’s not his fault he was dropped on his head as a baby.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Haha. I’m kinda worried if this is how this kid acts like in real-life. What are the odds that he didn’t buy his PS4 himself?

    • J.j. Barrington

      You have to ask the odds of him actually having ANY gaming consoles.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      wont be 12GB GDDR ram, be some salty downgrades in coming

    • Tomaterrrx

      Spencer confirmed there won’t be any downgrades. Dev kits are out already. Changing the specs would do nothing good for MS.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      I’m not sure now

    • Tomaterrrx

      Cool beans.

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      Only the best beans

    • Tomaterrrx

      Heinz?

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      would have 2 be

    • Tomaterrrx
  • I just came here to laugh at the “journalism” displayed here. Research needs to be done which the author clearly has not done. That is all.

  • kevin

    Sony is somehow complacent even though they released 2 new pieces of hardware and 1 revision,had more games released both 1st and 3rd party that were critical and financial successes, haven’t lost once worldwide yet and only conceded a few months that were mostly wiped out by sonys huge November and and most likely December but yeah according to this article their complacent. Now they did give a explanation for the plus price increase nevermind the fact it was the first ever one since plus came into existence and now after finally 6 years cost the same has live. They delayed three games horizon,gt sport and gravity rush 2 but the author wants to act like it was tons and tons and conveniently forget that Microsoft delayed crackdown 3,cuphead,halo wars 2 etc. The author also states that the Scorpio stole all the pros thunder from both consumers and developers yet developers by the boatloads have been making pro patches and the pro by all accounts has been selling extremely well so I don’t get that. Once again gamingbolt writes a fan boy article and embarrasses themselves seriously learn to be objective when reporting and actually fact check things before writing your clickbait crap.

  • Hvd

    PC WON

  • Riggybro

    Just wanted to say Merry Christmas/Happy new year to all the regulars on here no matter what “side” you are on and of course to the REAL winners who were…

    Microsoft, Sony and the game developers who all lined their pockets with your money through subscriptions, overpriced underdeveloped games and cheap low-spec hardware in a tightly manipulated gaming market.

    Keep the $$$$$$$ coming!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS HA HA!

    Peace and love X

    • Aaron blanchard

      Call us all suckers than wish us love and Merry Christmas?? Bah Humbug…..you scumbag!!!

    • Mark

      Lol

  • BelAirBoss

    The author says, “And really, that perhaps is Microsoft’s greatest victory this year- Sony ended up launching three new key pieces of hardware, with PlayStation VR, PlayStation 4 Slim, and PlayStation 4 Pro, as well as two of their most acclaimed games ever with The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4, and yet somehow, Microsoft ended up dominating the news cycle anyway.”

    I must have missed this so called “domination”, along with just about everyone else on the planet. Let me exhibit the real domination to the “author”.

    1. Sony crushed at E3 2016 by giving gamers what many thought was the best E3 presentation ever, which followed what Sony did the year before, which many thought was the best E3 presentation ever. Year on year domination.

    2. Sony crushed at PSX, upping the ante on that event once more, showing that once again, when it comes to fan service, there is nobody doing it better in the business right now, and it’s not even close.

    3. Sony crushed with exclusive games (all year long, by the way), while Microsoft doesn’t have any true exclusives left what with every game also on pc. Microsoft trots out a few “exclusives” over a 3 month period, as usual, and are bone dry for the other 9 months when it comes to “exclusives”, and xbox only gamers are so used to this shabby treatment they, like starving children, gladly accept whatever scraps they are given. Typical.

    4. Sony added a slim console, ps4 pro console (which is selling very well and out of stock many places), and a vr with PSVR that has managed to also sell out of stock many places and has nearly outsold both Vive and Rift combined, in the very short period of time for which it has been available. Meanwhile, for Microsoft, Hololens is vaporware that sold dev kits for 3,000 dollars, and will likely never be an affordable consumer product at retail. I guess Vive and Rift will have to do for Scorpio….for those who can afford it, anyway. Good luck with that.

    5. The ps4 has outsold the xbox one in 2016 again, making it a clean sweep with ps4 outselling xbox every year the consoles have been available. Now that’s domination.

    6. And last but certainly not least, the ps4’s line up of exclusives on tap for 2017 absolutely crushes the paltry offerings Microsoft has shown thus far. Once more, just as in 2016, the ps4 will not only have more games available, but the more highly rated exclusive library as well.

    7. Case opened, case closed, author.

    The author is apparently living in the bizarro world. Yikes.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Whoop there it is!

  • Tomaterrrx

    All this competition is great for consumers. MS got their a** handed to them back in 2013. Now they’re doing everything they can to get people to buy the xbox. As for sony, not a fan of announcing games that are going to be released in like 6 years, but the game they did release are extraordinary. Haven’t picked up TLG but U4 was awesome.

  • Marty8370

    Shocking piece of writting. How can something that not even out for a full year steal the show(Scorpio is nothing but vapourware). Scorpio won’t stop the PS4/PS4 pro dominating. the PS4 huge sales gap ain’t going away/slowing any time soon.

  • kee1haul

    Ratchet and Clank, Last Guardian are better than Gears 4 and Forza Horizon 3? No. Just no. Totally stupid writing there.

  • NeoMahi

    In my opinion, this article is clearly biased towards the Xbox camp. Now don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to an opinion but really Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) won 2016. I think that most would agree that Microsoft won the battle last year as Sony’s game line-up was pretty thin but I don’t exactly find any credibility in his claim that Microsoft won this year. Here’s why I think he’s wrong.

    1) Sony had a solid line-up of games from the start of the year up until this point. He listed Ratchet & Clank, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and The Last Guardian to name a few. I’ve heard time and time over that Sony had the best launch line-up of the VR wars that Microsoft didn’t even bother to go into. VR certainly has it’s place in gaming and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and Microsoft has nothing to show for it. They’re going to rely on Oculus to hopefully support their Scorpio plans, and are going to have to rely on a third-party manufacturer to supply the hardware to their console (which will also happen on PS4) but Microsoft didn’t even make the effort–as usual. This doesn’t even include downloadable games on PSN. Microsoft had Quantum Break (that failed), ReCore was supposed to be a huge deal and flopped so what are we to therefore think of Scalebound? Dead Rising 4 has been hurting. Gamers know they can wait it out a year and plays Sony’s games and get DR4 next year. Gears of War 4 has done fair, though the Microtransactions are back and frustrating consumers. Uncharted 4 just received “Survival” as a FREE update expanding in their multiplayer. So yes, Microsoft have had a fair release of GoW4 and Forza Horizon 3 has done pretty well… That’s it. Sony have always had a great variety of games as well and even managed to steal Titanfall from Microsoft forcing the developers to and publishers to publish on all three platforms.

    2) The UHD Drive (not UDH). These days (unfortunately) consumers want digital. You want to talk about manufacturers looking into the future, Sony did. It’s also argued it wouldn’t cost much more to install a UHD drive into the console. Yes, it does. Microsoft ended up absorbing the cost of that and took the hit out of their own pocket for that as a means of trying to be ahead of the game. Blu-ray is Sony’s tech developed by Sony and the format was pushed while Microsoft (again who didn’t bother) wanted to use DVD Tech on the 360 and let Toshiba push their HDDVD format on the Xbox 360 through an external drive. Wouldn’t you think the developer of Bluray technology would know what they were doing when they opted to remove it from the PS4 Pro? Additionally, consumers aren’t interested in UHD at this point. They’re still trying to sell it.

    3) Sony won E3. Most people don’t take E3 into consideration when it comes to the console wars but it absolutely does. It gives us vision and perspective on where things are going. We ACTUALLY SEE THE SOFTWARE RUNNING THE HARDWARE. There are a few times when what was announced never comes to fruition (like Agent on PS3) but this year a lot was shown and Sony have shown they’re poised for yet more solid software coming in 2017. We saw a lot.

    4) Microsoft clearly doubt their platform. They realized they screwed up and they know they don’t have the experience to take on Sony and Nintendo so they’re looking at other avenues. Sony are confident in what they’re sending out into the wild not backing down and relying on PC sales. Developers might be, but Sony are not. Microsoft’s confidence in their console has wilted like a flower. They know it won’t sell and don’t want to appear weak and so they’re hoping PC sales will make up for the Xbox One losses but it’s masked in a cloud of smoke under the umbrella that they two will merge in this “we see the future” cross-platform field. No. It’s a PR stunt of: “we’re failing and this is out last resort.”

    5) Finally, Scorpio. PS4 is real. It’s out, we can see it and we can touch it. Nintendo Switch is real. We’ve seen it and we can touch it (vicariously through others). Nintendo had their hardware on Jimmy Fallon and had shown the hardware in action running the new Zelda. Scorpio is still a pipe dream. Anyone can walk out on a stage and say this is what we’re working on. This year, Sony announced what they were doing, had shown it, and it’s now in our hands. We’re experiencing it. The saying: “Don’t count your chickens till they hatch” is just this sort of thing. If you note the press releases as a recent weeks, Phil Spencer and Xbox Executive Fanboy and Microsoft’s cheerler Aaron Greenberg have made multiple statements regarding the Scorpio that seem to downplay what they originally had been talking about. PS4 Pro has proven it runs at 4.2 teraflops, and the Scorpio (if true, again it’s still just on paper) is a RUMORED 6. That’s only a 1.8 teraflop difference (which isn’t a lot) and Scorpio is supposed to “end the console generation” mentality according to Greenberg and be the future. Well, again, it’s only 1.8 teraflops (on paper). How can you claim Microsoft’s victory when you haven’t even seen it in practice? How does a phantom claim Microsoft’s victory? With cross-platform gaming, you can play the Scorpio now on a PC. Like he said, their first-party exclusives on also on PC and will forever be that way moving forward. Why do we need Scorpio then? Sony Interactive Entertainment first-party games are only playable on their hardware, not Alienware, HP, or ASUS. Nintendo first-party games will only be playable on the Switch and 3DS, not Alienware, HP, or ASUS.

    Where hardware is sitting in our Home Entertainment Systems we can see and play now, where the facts were proven this year and the software is there to support it and Sony have provided the most diverse experience with something for everyone both on the software and hardware fronts, 2016 goes to Sony. There was a only a slow on the months sales for Sony where Microsoft came out front was not because of the One S or the UHD drive, consumers were waiting for the Pro and when it was released, sales resumed and outsold Microsoft yet again. Consumers held up until they could get their hands on the Pro. Therefore, Microsoft owned the market last year with software, but Sony took this year and, again, are poised for success with complete confidence next year. Is what I think…..

    • kma99

      if you had to type all that then you clearly have a preference lol.

    • NeoMahi

      It was all one-sided and if you read more of the comments, the majority agree this article was not researched before it was written. All you contributed was a single sentence, so why did you even bother to read the article?

    • kma99

      Most of them would agree with you because you have ps fanboys stinking up the joint. Ms didnt win, sony didnt win. At the end of the day gamers should be the one’s winning.

    • NeoMahi

      That’s more like it. Rather than just showing up and spouting something off, you contributed a valid opinion. Much better. I’ll nod my head and agree with you on that last point. If you’re going to tear into the place and say I stink of Sony and am surrounded by my own kind, at least now you throw in a thought provoking argument. I agree. I wish things were less one sided and pointed out facts instead of going off all biased; in the end the gamer wins, assuming they’re fortunate enough to be able to experience all platforms. I didn’t come from a well off family and didn’t get to have both. I had to go one way or the other. At the moment, I get to own all three. I feel for those that don’t get that luxury but no matter where you go there’s at least something they can enjoy.

      Well said.

    • J.j. Barrington

      If only he actually felt that way.

      Unfortunately, all it takes is reading his other comment just here to see he’s as heavily biased as anybody he’s railing against, and probably more than most.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. This dude ain’t really met him yet.

  • Mr Plinkus

    This is a very badly written article that simply shows the authors biased.
    I don’t understand how the Xbox One beating the PS4 for fours months in the U.S and two months in the U.K and Australia makes Microsoft the ‘winner’ for 2016.
    As I have stated in another article the videogames market is a global business, and for the ENTIRE year Sony has outsold the Xbox One globally.
    This year Sony also released the most powerful console currently on sale (this will change next year) and they have released the lowest cost VR system that is so popular Sony can’t keep up with demand !!
    Software sales ( physical) Sony leads the way , recently in the U.K Final Fanstasy was a 75% 25% split in Sony’s favour (digital sales could be different , but as neither company releases digital software sales , who knows ? )
    ………and yet , Microsoft wins ?????

    I don’t know why this so-called journalist didn’t say the truth ” I like Microsoft more than Sony , so Microsoft won.”

    • J.j. Barrington

      Microsoft MIGHT have released more games- games that they either developed internally or published- though the metacritic everybody loves to use says those games were worse than those released on PS4.

      … just to add to your point.

  • Gamez Rule

    “PS4 vs Xbox One: Who Won 2016?”

    PS4 has won each year since release ☺( not just in sales )

  • J.j. Barrington

    No, but seriously, Pramath, what is this crap?


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