The Xbox one isn't doing as well because of it's price. If both were $399 at launch chances are x1 would be in the lead. Stupid MS. sucks the deal is dead because i had friends who wanted this
Price is one of many factors, but had they been the same price the margin wouldn't be as big, however I still believe Sony would have a significant edge. The DRM fiasco still resonates in many peoples minds. The power disparity is pretty important, Xboners play it off now, but most multi console gamers bought 360 multiplats, especially in the beginning because of their performance advantage over the PS3 and since that disparity is even greater this gen it's going to be a problem for the bone and it's attach rate. PS+ has a better perceived value than Gold and it also has a cheaper annual price. The abandonment of the 360 the last 4 years in favor of Kinect and casuals as well as the heavy reliance on 3rd party multiplats as well as focusing too much on limited genres. These are just some of many problems Microsoft is facing along with price and why boxes aren't moving.
Did this kind of stuff go on with the 360 and we've just forgotten?
I got mine in March 06 I think and I can't remember if there was a price cut before or close after.
Yeah, dat early adoption gamble !
I think a 10%-20% price reduction within 4 months is unheard of. The closest to that I can think of is the PS3 price drop that happened in May the following year of it's release which was around the 6 month mark.
When titles like PvZ:GW and Ryse are being listed as reasons why one system is better than the other, you know you're in a launch slump Right now it's basically Infamous vs Titanfall, the rest is negligible. Then again I kept my Xbox 360 during the launch window thanks to Geometry Wars. They're both very solid consoles with really weak line-ups right now.
I wound up with Titanfall on PC, while still "next-gen console exclusive" for the Xbox One, it's amazing how little it takes to run Titanfall really well on PC.