Xbox One delay gives the PlayStation 4 another edge

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One
The PlayStation 4 has been leading the Xbox One on all fronts over the past two months. When it comes to developers, fan support, and even pre-orders, the PS4 has come out on top. And now Sony’s console is getting yet another advantage in the next gen console war. And a very big one.

Last week, Microsoft shocked many with the announcement that the Xbox One launch will be limited from the initial 21 countries, down to just 12 countries. Places like Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Russia, and others, will have to wait until early 2014 to get their Xbox One.

The PlayStation 4 is expected to launch in all those territories this Fall, which will give it a huge advantage of being the only next gen console in those territories for 6 months or so.

However, we still don’t know how many countries the PlayStation 4 will launch in. Sony has kept those cards close to their chests. This turned out to be a great tactic, as they now know exactly where the Xbox One will be delayed. Of course, it’s not like the smaller countries like Belgium and Denmark will account for huge sales, but getting a foothold early can be important, especially since the home console business is generally a zero sum game.

Recently, Swedish developer DICE voiced their support for the PlayStation 4 after Microsoft delayed the Xbox One in Sweden to 2014.

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  • Nintyfan

    Xbox 180.

  • Captain Obvious

    Not the first 8th gen. The Wii U is 8th gen.

  • bizzy gie

    It won’t be the only next gen console for those places.

    Wii U is in those territories.

    • kevin nun—-

      time for Nintendo to market like crazy in those places lol

    • John Andalora

      Rephrased: “which will give it a huge advantage of being the only next-gen console that people will want in those territories for 6 months or so.”

      • Guest10000000000000

        Troll detected.

        • John Andalora

          Congratulations. How long’d it take you to figure that one out?
          No shame in a little trolling every now and again.

          • Guest10000000000000

            Joke

    • Ducked

      True.

      Xbox One only cares about North America and the UK. Since there big portion of sales are from first person shooters, and other 3rd party titles. They don’t have a lot to offer Japan, and there not crazy about smaller markets.

      The United States is the big battle ground, but there’s a world outside the US. That’s what Microsoft is failing to realize, and that’s whats going to cost them. The 360 had a advantage in the US, but now that PS4 is owning the Xbox One in America, they could be seriously in trouble.

      • Guest

        Im not sure if I would really count Japan as a small market haha that has been Microsofts biggest problem is viewing some markets as un-important when in actuality they could help Microsoft make alot more money/increase fanbase.

      • bizzy gie

        Exactly. Spot on.

      • rsco6969

        it’s a shame people to not see past just “shooters” so many great intellectual genres out there don’t get me wrong i like the occasional shooter just not cod revisited every year .

      • Guest10000000000000

        “Ducked”, I have a question.
        Why am I not allowed to post on Wii U Daily?

        • Ducked

          For some reason one of the mods banned you from the comment section. I have no idea why?

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          • zackfair345

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  • Tyler Hilton

    8th gen of videogames started with the 3ds back in feb 2011 , im sure of it so it wont be the first next gen console , like others have said already

  • Andrew

    Rumor: PS4 set to release in “late October,” Microsoft “moneyhatting” Platinum for exclusive Xbox One game & more http://t.co/EoIcrVraNx

  • Ducked

    Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XIV/XV have me sold.
    PS4 being $100 cheaper has me sold.
    PS4 dualshock 4 has me sold.
    LittleBigPlanet 3 and Uncharted 4 will have me sold.

    I’m ready!

    • zackfair345

      yep I pre ordered the PS4 because of FFXV and KH3. I also might be getting saints row 4, I need that to help not to get bored until next year and GTA V I plan on pre ordering

      • Ducked

        Yeah, I’m re-playing the final fantasy series since it’s been a while since I played the game. I’ll also have the 1.5, and 2.5 collection.

        • zackfair345

          yeah me too. but when I get the PS4 and FFXV I’ll be planning on doing a walkthrough for the FF fans. still I can’t wait for the 2.5 remix to kingdom hearts, I’ll actually be able to play final mix

  • Guest10000000000000

    No fanboyism, please

    • Guest10000000000000

      Clel

  • NintendoNoob

    Xbox is fucked, Wii U and Ps4 will destroy

    • Guest10000000000000

      HAHA