Xbox One X Could Face Problems In The Marketplace Due To Lack Of Compelling Content, Says MIDiA Research Group

Games sell hardware, after all.

Posted By | On 14th, Jul. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The Xbox One X is the most powerful, most technologically advanced, most sophisticated console ever made. This is undeniable, and trying to deny or even downplay this is ridiculous. That said, however, hardware alone is meaningless, and people don’t spend hundreds of dollars on consoles to hang their spec sheets on their fridges.

No, instead, it is the games that sell consoles- and given the paucity of quality and compelling exclusives on the Xbox at the moment, the question of why someone would spend $500 on it is extremely pertinent. This is something that the MIDiA Research Group believes too- they, too, think that the system could face problems in the marketplace due to its ‘content problems.’

“I agree that this could be an issue,” MIDiA’s Karol Severin, Lead Analyst, said in an interview with WCCFTech. “Much like with VR, content is King. Consoles don’t sell themselves because of tech specs – consoles sell because of the games catalogues they enable consumers to enjoy. If that doesn’t match consumer expectations, the product won’t be successful.”

I agree- and as I keep remarking, the Switch’s success is the ultimate vindication of the idea that software is king. Here is a system that is weaker than even the Xbox One, and with terrible services, which is selling on the back of solely its exclusives lineup, and breaking records- that kind of a killer game is what Microsoft needs for the Xbox going forward, or they will be faced with the same problem that has held Xbox back from selling well all generation.


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  • DA-ROOSTER

    If playing the superior/best performance versions of current-gen console games doesn’t appeal to you than the Xbox One X not for you

    But for me it’s a day one purchase

    • LifeOnMars

      For me it would have to be as a second console as I can’t live without Playstation exclusives. It makes it very expensive to play the few games that are marginally better than the Pro (Xbox live account + £450) so At the moment it’s not for me.

    • Smart guy

      Actually they look quite a bit better to the point where it’s very obvious. The only thing that barely had a different was between the base x1 and the base ps4

    • LifeOnMars

      Most people who own a Ps4 and want to buy a second console will go for the Switch, the graphics are not anywhere near OneX but the exclusive quality AAA games are.
      I see most of OneX sales coming from unhappy Xbone/S owners .

    • Smart guy

      Idk about that, most ppl who have a ps4 won’t get anything else because of the exclusives for ps4 alone and already have their hands full.

    • C. Hoffer

      I’m pre-ordering my X. I really cant wait to stomp on my One S. I hate it.

    • Mr Xrat

      Tell yourself everything you need to, Kirky. We’ll always be here to laugh at you.

  • S. Cruz

    All depends on how people use it…top 20 games of last year were not exclusives to either console so people are buy 3rd party games more than exclusives and if people want the best looking and performering version of future 3rd party games then the Xbox one x is theoretically the most powerful console for the next 2 possibly 3 years…so then lack of 1st party games doesn’t hurt them. But then there is well its $500 bucks where are the 1st party games that prove this hardware is worth it.

    It’s a wait an see in my opinion, but I’m just a humble gamer.

    • C. Hoffer

      Which site do you use for your ‘top 20 games of 2016’?
      A glance at Metacritic lists Uncharted 4 as number 1 in 2016. Unless I’m mistaken, that is a PS exclusive right there. For 2016 it lists a total of 13 exclusives that were deemed ‘good’ while xbox had 3 ‘good’ games. Were none of them in your list?

    • S. Cruz

      Sorry i meant sales wise not review wise my apologies…top 20 games in in sales of 2016

    • Luke Skywalker

      Metacritic? Are you by some chance mixing sales with ratings??

  • Living While Alive

    Message and research is brought to you by Sony!

    Make. Believe

    • Mark

      Lol

    • Dougdec92

      lol

  • Poseidon team

    There is a long list of games released and unreleased that already confirmed support for X1X. Many will have 4K+HDR support or 1080p & ultra settings, some will support 60fps in 4K, checkboarding, or 1080p. All first party will be native 4K.

    http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1392285

    PS4 Pro released with a similar long list but was doing checkboarding on almost all games (including first party) and was still considered a success.

    Plus the games supported by both show always better resolution/graphics or framerate on Xbox One X

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d69aa1fd7ab86e3de41344cc088f3c3741578ddd25b93bd81746ad058321c9a.png

    With top 20 games from NPD showing only multiplats (except for Pokemon Sun & Moon), and now all the 2017-2016 multiplats running better on X1X I cannot see how this console could lack content for the masses.

    http://www.icxm.net/x/top-20-best-selling-games-npd-2016.html

    • Mr Xrat

      Is this supposed to address the survey’s findings at all?

      I guess denialism and Xbox fanboy blog excuses makes you feel better about the Xbollox’s ultimate pointlessness.

    • Fweds

      Surveys are as realistic as your fake Upvotes, no one cares about them except for you.

    • Mr Xrat

      You’re sounding scared, Fweds. Consider a new hobby like overdosing on over-the-counter medication.

    • Dougdec92

      the top 20 games may be multiplats because they sell on two platforms combined, the ps4 and xbox combined, exclusives sell on at least one platform.For in-depth analysis it is better to compare the percentages of a multiplat’s sales on one platform as against the percentage sales of its corresponding exclusive, there you’ll realise multiplats don t always take the cake like your propaganda always suggest.

  • kee1haul

    And how many times have we seen these companies wrong?

  • Mark

    Forza 7, Crackdown 3, CupHead, and some of the best lookin multiplats all running with a 4k/60fps capture card that I’ll be using everyday? Heeeel yeah I’m on that X1 hype train son, ahaha

    • Mr Xrat

      Trash as well as games that run better on PC? It’s no wonder Xgimps are so insulated from reality.

    • Mark

      Welp….ok then sir

    • kma99

      You dont play pc so how would u know

  • Mr Xrat

    Xgimps are going to be having real issues when the truth they’re been denying for the last four years hits home and they figure it wasn’t just power that made the S**tbox Done a laughing stock.

    • Poseidon team

      Dear Pony, according your overlords at Sony president Shuhei Yoshida and PS4 lead architect Mark Cerny more resolution makes you a better gamer:

      https://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-native-1080p-allows-you-to-be-a-better-gamer/1100-6416145/

      By Sony’s logic X1 X will be a home run for the next 3-4 years.

      Enjoy your Potatostation Pro and fake 4k.

    • Jeandsanchez

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      On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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    • Mr Xrat

      More resolution doesn’t make you a better human being though, which is a problem for the always cancerous Xgimp. It’s OK, all the big multiplats will be checkerboarded “fake 4K” on the Xbollox, which will be an issue when you’re trying to big up resolution after four years eating s**t. 🙂

      Enjoy your third place behind the Switch and PS4 and your PS4/PC sloppy second. 🙂

    • Jose Arcadio Morales

      Fake 4k for all sony fagstation owners

    • Mr Xrat

      Anthem and ACO say hi, bowl cut boy. 🙂

    • Dellajmoore

      Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !pj158d:
      On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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    • So is an Xgimp and an Xrat the same thing? Do you just hate Xbox or do you troll Nintendo articles too? Do you consider the PC a threat to your precious Playstation as well?

    • Poseidon team

      Mr Pony Rat probably consider anything a threat, meanwhile Sony already started streaming exclusives PS4 games via PS Now, and many “exclusives” are also on PC.

      Meanwhile Mr Pony Rat thinks that if a Xbox game releases a game on PC is not an exclusive anymore. But many forget that PCs run Windows, and that’s also the same company. They win if you play on Xbox or PC, even you like or not.

      Only someone with a PhD in extreme levels of Dementia may understand his logic.

    • Mr Xrat

      Apparently the Xgimp thinks that MS putting all its first party Xbone exclusives on the same day as PC running natively with all the bells and whistles because Xgimps don’t buy games is the equivalent of three launch games from 2013 being rentable over a streaming service running at 720p with added input lag.

      Only someone with a PhD in extreme levels of delusion may understand your logic.

    • Mr Xrat

      Xgimp scum are a unique cancer on this industry. The sooner you’re out, the better. And the rest of us can enjoy games free of your whining. 🙂

    • So just the Xbox brand of fanboy then?… And not the PlayStation fanboys who troll all the comments and create multiple accounts to upvote their fanboyism and toxic lies so their message can float tot he top for everyone to see?

    • Mr Xrat

      Sadly for you, I’m a fan of everything – except Xbox. 🙂

    • So you admit you are a fanboy “gimp” just like the Xbox fanboys. At least you admit to being a hypocrite, even though you had to be tricked into doing so.

    • Fweds

      This person is on here 24/7 posting any negative crap he can make up about Xbox.

      Since the Xbox1X has been announced I see him on every console site posting negative comments about it and then upvoting himself.

      Look at his 12 fake ghost name Upvotes, it’s just embarrassing.

    • One The One

      Man, he’s obviously retarded.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Enjoy being a lesser human being and gamer than all those xbots. Resolution makes you a better gamer. Right or was so y and you just full of shiiiit for the last 4 years.

    • kma99

      Pro launched with the last guardian lol. Get out of here with that bull

  • Omar

    The Switch has Zelda which is awesome but I believe it’s selling more on the unique dual nature of its very existence. It does one thing extremely well that no console has pulled off before…..home and portable play of the same games in one system and the games run and look pretty good. The novel idea of the system itself is its biggest seller.

  • If this gen has shown us anything, it is that the PS4 can launch with no games and maintain on top for the following 2 years with virtually no exclusives. It shouldn’t be a problem for the Xbox One X, even with a library of console exclusives.

    • Mr Xrat

      Keep up the damage control for your no games joke.

    • You’re making fun of me for pointing out “Xbox has no games” is a lie? I guess I’m the loser here then. Not the liars and the fanboys. No, no… I’m the one doing damage control, right? lol

  • Dougdec92

    Games maketh a console.

    • Fweds

      How did that work in the PS4s case ? It had no games at launch and it had hardly any games over the first two years beyond indie title’s and yet it sold well.

      Ahhh of course it was the 900P vs the native 1080p multiformat game comparisons that did it, yes the PS4 sold on its extra power capability, but now it is in the reverse situation.

    • Dougdec92

      So in indie games aren’t games?, if MS was quite reluctant to use that to bolster their lineup and Sony did and had loads of them then indie games aren’t games?. MS sorry to say like to copy Sony when they see what Sony does as profitable… Look at MS e3 conference… Look at the indie games that are in there and MS also touts them as exclusives. The same as Sony did, so please don’t make it look like games don’t sell a console. Look to the Wii, the ps2 and definitely the ps4. MS is partial to Asian themed games and believe it or not their market is also significant. Also stop with the power and resolution crap, it is only fanboys like us that went politicking and after all almost 5percent of the install base were made within 24hours of each platform launch, not enough for people to go comparing. MS messed up because of their initial policies on Xbox one and it cost them. Switch is underpowered in a manner of speaking but it is successful and it has compelling games called exclusives so no matter how you turn it games will make a console and never ever power. You wait till 2018 comes around with Sony dropping off Spiderman, god of war, days gone , Detroit become human and a whole bunch of Japanese games and this if for the first half of 2018, let’s say it is for marketing and the release the 4 games 3 months apart?, that us a whole year of exclusives and do you know what that will entail?, more ps4 sales and more profit.

    • Fweds

      Didn’t read, can’t read a post without space’s/ paragraphs etc it’s just a jumbled mess.

      Try making whatever point it is you are trying to get across in far less words or at least make them readable.

      By the way congratulations on your other post “Mrxrat” gave you 10 Fake Ghost Upvotes with his Upvote Bot, dont take them as a compliment though take a read of “MrXrats” posts !!!!

    • Learned Handgun

      That is likely Xrat. He uses different accounts to post in some desperate hope that it will trick people into thinking there are other like-minded people out there. Same with Eliezer.

    • Dougdec92

      I’m sorry to make you sound pretty dumb but this isn’t Xrat. If you don’t have anything intelligible to say to push forward your argument you may as well stop being unlearned.

      Just defend your arguments and stop sounding all desperate when your rear has been handed to you.

    • Learned Handgun

      lol, you think you just made me sound dumb? your whole comment was pathetic.

    • Dougdec92

      Sorry, didn’t know you couldn’t read, would post abridged versions next time for you.

      There is a paragraph here, hope you like it. I don’t post stuff to be complimented. We were having a discussion. At its core it is between you and I. To whomever it makes sense will choose to vote and if you’re sore about having no likes trust me I’m more matured than you’re not to rub it in your digital wounds.

      Hope you could read this?

  • KidIncredible

    play station fans are reaching… listen if you hate the Xbox one x just say it… dont lie and spread hate… be honest more…. stop thinking of reasons to dislike a xbox that isn’t even available till November, let it come out and try to remain free of bias, people will respect you more for being fair

  • greatnessIsaLIE

    Yeah except that it’ll have over 2000 games to choose from to play. Plus sveral thousand more if you count the countless consoles it can emulate.

    After 3 months it’ll probably have more native 4k games than any other console out there. And no not just indie and sport games.

  • StarkyLuv

    As soon as I saw the name of this clickbait article I knew Pramath was the author.

  • Eliezer Barreto

    Since March, may and this month will be no difference, the PS4 is outselling Xbox one 4 to 1 globally lolll. On May for example Xbox one sale 320 thousand units on the whole month loll PS4 1,450,000 millions units loll hahaha June the same macrh 3 to 1. Ripbox

    • One The One

      Zzzzzzzzz… Moron.

  • Mr Xrat

    “May be checkerboarded”
    “May be checkerboarded”
    “May be checkerboarded”

    Try reading, Mr Irony. I love how even Xbox fanboy blogs can’t escape it.

  • Fweds

    His comments are as realistic as his Upvote Bot, look how obvious it is on this topic where he has used the bot, they all have 10 fake ghost Upvotes.

    He actually got 1 REAL Upvote on one post !.

  • Fweds

    You should keep that list up to date and post it as a reply to at least one of Mrs Xrats comments every time she posts on a new topic.

  • Mr Xrat

    Can’t wait to see you half-wits try and measure “better effects!”

    “Designed for Xbollox” You mean the game demonstrated on a PC, Xgimp? Xbox fanboy blogs have to try harder!


 

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