Is Xbox One winning the software war?

According to the weekly sales chart it appears that gamers who have shown interest in Microsoft’s Xbox One console are also interested in one game in particular and it’s not a Microsoft first party title or exclusive. The Amazon charts place Call of Duty Ghosts as the most pre-ordered Xbox One game, with Battlefield 4 in close second – other games are way down the chart around 50/100 for Dead Rising 3. For the PS4, the most pre-ordered game, is once again, not a system exclusive but none other than Ubisoft’s Watchdogs. What’s interesting to note here is that it’s one thing to have consoles flying off the shelves, and another to have consumers actually buy the games. Considering Microsoft’s recent u-turn on its policies, it’s clear people still like to purchase game discs from retailers. Also, according to Amazon’s most ordered of the year 2013, Xbox One sits at 70th whilst the PS4 is in the top 5. If Xbox One has less pre-orders, then it’s a good showing that its games are being pre-ordered in high numbers.

With Microsoft claiming Call of Duty victory with its special relationship with Activision regarding DLC appearing on Xbox One/360 first, it’s clear this arrangement bodes well considering the massive user base that enjoys the game and the fact more gamers are showing interest in the Xbox One version of the game.

All things aside regarding the hardware and policies of each console, the real battles for both companies are with the software, and at this juncture, one of the most popular gaming series, is being favored on the Xbox One (according to one online UK retailer).

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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  1. YP June 21, 2013 |

    rankings on Amazon change daily, stop bringing it up

  2. Freedcomic July 12, 2013 |

    Yes I think Microsoft has the better software. When you compare the two consoles and their software features. Xbone destorys PS4. Their’s just more things you can do. You can get all the multiplats shown at PS E3 with voice commanded tv a larger era of apps new game titles never before seen tv and custom microsoft tv series. My phone can be a universial controller for my entire living room. All I’m missing is the ability to turn on and off my light in my house and then LIFE IS GOOD. Alongside my entertainment gauranteed I got my favorite Microsoft exclusives with the new upcoming ones to enjoy. It’s very hard to compete with Microsoft in software. It’s what they started off as. I’d honestly would rather spend the extra hundred. Even if PS has more terraflops it still not better in software in my opinion and I’m willing to bet that years to come there will be even more features to come like maybe implanting phone capabilities in the xbone so I can call people’s cell number from my xbox or vice versa. That would be insane!

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