Playstation 4 and the Xbox One will finally be hitting stores in a few weeks

With the upcoming releases of both Playstation 4 and Xbox One drawing near next week, recent data shows that the Playstation 4 is taking the lead. It seems that Sony has the upper hand for now. For gamers waiting for the next generation of consoles, we are almost there, so be more excited. Sony’s PlayStation 4 launch is just a week away on Nov. 15 and Microsoft’s Xbox One launches a week after on Nov. 22. In early buzz, more people are talking about Sony’s new entry. Almost everybody is excited for the Playstation 4.

In the US and Canada, every PS4 box will contain a special promotional voucher that can be redeemed for a 30 day free PlayStation Plus membership trial, a 30-day free Music Unlimited service trial, and a $10 Sony Entertainment Network wallet credit for the PlayStation Store. According to Sony, early adopters will be able to experience everything PlayStation Plus for PS4 has to offer and access millions of songs through Music Unlimited starting at midnight on November 15th when the PlayStation 4 launches in the United States and Canada. Additionally, the $10 PlayStation Store credit can be used towards anything for sale in the store including PS4 launch titles. Unfortunately, the PlayStation Plus trial is available to new subscribers only.

Playstation 4 is really worth your money. When PlayStation was blowing Xbox out of the water, the percentage of ‘undecided shoppers’ among those discussing the consoles has soared, from 17.1% this summer to 28.4% by Oct. 30. Unfortunately, Microsoft has recovered in the tone of its buzz, from twice as many negative mentions in Aug. to a level playing field going into the month of launch. A deeper dive into the social numbers by enterprise software company SDL also shows Microsoft may quietly outperform its rival. SDL uses a “product commitment score” to rank shoppers’ intent to purchase and interest in one brand using algorithms that search millions of Web sources for keywords that actually demonstrate purchase intent. People at comparable points in the buying process will tend to say similar things .

“PlayStation is strongly winning the gamers, but our hypothesis is that Xbox One is learning from the lessons they learned last year of playing to the dual market.”           – Liz High

Will Xbox One really learn from its mistakes? Well, we will know soon enough. Having competition is always welcome because it makes each company strive harder to bring quality games and services to their customers. The Xbox 360 outsold PS3 last year, but still a lead that goes against what you’d expect based on the relative amount of social buzz for each console so far. The Playstation 3 didn’t have a good start but at the end it seems to have better exclusive games compared to the Xbox 360.

Sony could also benefit from fresher advertising, as its main television campaigns for PlayStation have run for weeks, and its embracing of ‘the gamer’ means it could also make up ground in non-gaming retail locations like big box stores. In this time of the year, where there are new consoles launching, it is indeed a love letter to all gamers all over the world. Who will win this generation? We will know soon enough, at the end of the day, it’s all about games.








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