The Next-gen Xbox announcement is only 12 days away. Microsoft will be announcing the new console on 21st May. The company has to make sure that the new Xbox is exciting enough for gamers to dish out their hard earned money. PlayStation 4 has already been announced, and it is awesome, especially with all the new features. Microsoft has to do one better in order to walk away as the King of Next-gen consoles.

Next-Gen Xbox

Next-Gen Xbox

Lets be honest, Xbox 360 was a big success and we don’t see any reason why the next Xbox won’t make it big. Well, I’ve personally compiled these 5 reasons that give Microsoft’s next-gen console an edge over its competition.

Xbox Live

Even if you hate the Xbox 360, one thing we have to love about it, is the online multiplayer service Xbox Live. Xbox Live has changed the multiplayer scene of the gaming world. It’s not just an online multiplayer service, it offers a wide range of content, from downloadable games on demand to streaming music and videos. Xbox Live has got everything. Xbox Live alone helped Microsoft in selling nearly 80 million units of the Xbox 360. So, we expect Microsoft to bring some new features to the service with the next-gen Xbox and continue its dominance in the online world.

Entertainment Hub

According to rumors, the Next-gen Xbox is not just a console for the gamers; instead Microsoft is planning to make it a main part of your living room. The next-gen Xbox will be able to provide you countless entertainment options from gaming to movies, music and apps. The Xbox 360 already offers a wide range of entertainment options including Xbox Music and several other third-party apps as well. So, Microsoft will just improve upon it and bring more services to the console.

Kinect 2.0

The Original Kinect was a big success for Microsoft and the Kinect 2.0 would also attract gamers who want to play casual games with their family and friends. Kinect 2.0 will be more interactive than its predecessor. Kinect is a must-have device for casual gamers who want to have a great time with their loved-ones. It has the potential to propel Xbox sales to millions.

Third-Party Exclusive Titles and DLCs

Microsoft did attempt to draw this card with the announcement of the Xbox 360 and it worked out really well for the company. So, we don’t see any reason why the company won’t try it again. The big reveal of Call of Duty: Ghost is scheduled for 21st May at the Xbox event, so we’re pretty sure that some aspects of the game will be exclusive to the console only. Many other third-party titles will also make their way to the console with some aspects of the game exclusive to the new console.

Pricing

In the end, good pricing policy will decide the fate of the next-gen Xbox. We have already seen the company testing the subscription based pricing model for the Xbox 360, so it will definitely do it with the next-gen Xbox as well. An Xbox with a $199 price tag on 2 years subscription of Xbox Live could definitely boost the sales. If Microsoft comes up with some decent pricing plans then the competition will have a hard time keeping up with the company.

This is just a speculation of the features that Microsoft can potentially introduce with the next-gen Xbox. Although, the announcement will be much more spectacular and lets be honest, nobody would prefer a “Just for gaming” console over Microsoft’s complete entertainment system for the living room.

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spilltheink
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spilltheink
3 years 3 months ago

lol is all I have to say about that.

FoRgOtN
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FoRgOtN
3 years 3 months ago

spilltheinkI was going to go for something more like, LMAO. This article is a joke…

Joe
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Joe
3 years 3 months ago

spilltheink The author is a clueless moron and he should stick to what he knows which is flipping burgers at mcdonalds. What a clueless idiot fanboy.

Tommy O'Neil
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3 years 3 months ago

@Joe spilltheink  As guys who troll articles and get angry when they see an opposing opinions, it sounds like PS3 might have more fanboys than we know…can I have fries with that?

The Dib
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The Dib
3 years 3 months ago

“and we don’t see any reason why the next Xbox won’t make it big”
Well you must not be looking/listening to close then coz the rest of the world sees plenty.

The Dib
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The Dib
3 years 3 months ago

And most of all, why in the world is there no focus on 1st or 2nd party games??

xboxisshit
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xboxisshit
3 years 3 months ago

bollocks

DrewMetals
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DrewMetals
3 years 3 months ago
Does Microsoft even currently have ANY third party exclusives? Also, Activision wouldn’t screw themselves out of money by releasing “aspects” of a game on one system and not the other. Why would an annualized series hurt their profit. Lastly, why would I pay for Xbox Live to watch Netflix and Hulu when I can watch it for free on my Ps3? I pay the 50 dollars a year for PS+ and they shovel free games at me every month. Before stating that Microsoft is going to win the console war this generation, wait until May 21st. Sony really blew me… Read more »
jerrific
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jerrific
3 years 3 months ago
Sony’s next console literally does everything on this list, other than subscription based payment, (which is still speculation at this point.) In fact, so do the 360 and PS3. Both the 360 and PS3 are already entertainment hubs, Microsoft is just using it as a marketing ploy, it’s nothing new. The Kinect, as well as Sony’s version the Move, is bullshit and doesn’t sell consoles. I challenge you to name one Kinect game that is on par with any of the major releases this last year. Also, third party exclusive content is nothing new, and both Sony and Microsoft will get some.… Read more »
The Dib
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The Dib
3 years 3 months ago

@jerrific exactly!!

Tommy O'Neil
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3 years 3 months ago

@jerrific It literally blows my mind that you can, with a straight face, suggest that an opposing opinion is “fan-boy porn” all while defending the opposite opinion to the point of, if not anger, aggressiveness. YOU, my friend, might as well be the fan-boy centerfold in Sony’s latest magazine. ^-^

Shane
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Shane
3 years 3 months ago

Faith ONeil Its funny that you call everyone that replies a fanboy but can’t do so without adding an attack on sony in the process….pot and kettle. im sure alot of people replying here have the 360, wii and ps3 like myself. that puts you and the article creator in a minority since you obviously own only the one. Maybe you should be clued up more on the entirety of the market before making baseless claims about domination.

Tommy O'Neil
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3 years 3 months ago

@Shane Faith ONeil  Im simply replying to what you said. Your original comment called the article “fanboyish” and this comment called it “fanboy-porn”..so yes, sorry, I take that as calling the author a fanboy. I do not think that is out of the realm of the obvious. 
As for consoles, there is an xbox360, a PS3 and a Wii in my home, as well as a PS2, and N64 and an xbox. I feel incredibly well versed in the console world, thanks. Either way, I prefer the Xbox 360.

Shane
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Shane
3 years 3 months ago
Faith ONeil  There it is, you prefer the 360, i could tell that from the get go. Great, good for you, its got some great exclusives. Now tell me with a straight face console market domination for one console isn’t anything more than a dream to you? both the nintendo and sony gaming brands are too well known for any console to completely dominate. And anyone wishing for domination is a fool, the competition is good for everyone. If this article wasn’t baseless it would have points with the counters from competitors rather than just waffling about what one of… Read more »
Tommy O'Neil
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3 years 3 months ago
@Shane Faith ONeil I do not think that there is currently domination of any kind. But if you think that Sony and Microsoft aren’t both longing and competing for it…then there is only one fool here and that is you. I think we both realize that in a world with this kind of close competition, both consoles will eventually become copies of each other in an effort to out do the each other. When that happens, the best price will win. I dont pretend to know who will come out on top…but I dont think this is a baseless article. I… Read more »
JeremiahEnrile
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JeremiahEnrile
3 years 3 months ago

an Android hardcore fan made this article. So now he has an expert opinion on Xbox…..

LEGIT_ELITE
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LEGIT_ELITE
3 years 3 months ago
This is why xbox will dominate? seriously?!Xbox Live is the biggest scam of the 21st century. The PS4 and Steam will and do offer features that equal or exceed presumably for free. So this wont make the 720 “dominate”.The entertainment hub…really? My tablet, pc, the PS4, Vita, smartphone, tv all offer the same features next gen consoles will offer in terms of other entertainment so why would this make the 720 dominate? Kinect 2.0….really? this will not make them dominate especially if 3rd party would support it. The PS4 will have the same features and MORE due to having the… Read more »
keysy
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keysy
3 years 3 months ago

LEGIT_ELITE thanks you, Xbox live is a scam and i wish gamers would realize that

The Dib
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The Dib
3 years 3 months ago

LEGIT_ELITE well said dude!

Reality slap
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Reality slap
3 years 3 months ago

The fact is MS tripled there marketshare this gen while Sony lost 50% of there’s. I know on the Internet especially n4g you would think Sony is on the rise but it couldn’t be more wrong , everybody I know at one time had a ps2 but this gen they all switched to xbox 360 and sales prove that, all MS has to do is keep the momentum and trends in there favor and next gen PS4 will all but be forgotten lol.

keysy
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keysy
3 years 3 months ago

@Reality slap i’m not sure why that switch would have anthing to do with next gen . It kinda doesnt make sense  because if im correct more people played nintendo then switched to nintendo and last gen showed that nintendo was on top so im a bit confused on your logic

BrillDavis
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BrillDavis
3 years 3 months ago

@Reality slap So you’re claiming that gamers will be loyal to a company…and to back that up, you’re showing how gamers will abandon one company for another at the drop of a hat. Do you see the logical flaw?

keysy
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keysy
3 years 3 months ago

sounds crazy but isn’t Xbox live just software that couldn’t run on psn because of memory. Not sure how that is a bonus and isn’t PlayStation plus a better deal for your money. IM also sure that that puts the xbox  pricing above the ps4. Since last time the xox was more expensive than the ps3  with all its ala carte add ons. kiniect sucks and im not sure but what thrid party exclusive has ever been a major hit on xbox beside halo and gears which microsoft only owns  halo?? call me confused but this article seems like shit

HarryRoyall
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HarryRoyall
3 years 3 months ago

keysy Third party games is like the indie games….just to clear that one up for you

Dustmeister
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Dustmeister
3 years 3 months ago
The PSN accomplishes mostly everything Xbox Live does, only it’s free. The PSN does not have cross-game chat but I do not believe that feature moves consoles so it’s a moot point. The main thing is that the PSN has all of the content Xbox Live has plus many award winning PSN exclusive games, so there’s no way that Xbox Live on its own would move more consoles because of its content. In a world where internet is cheap and everything runs on the internet it’s almost criminal that Microsoft forces users to pay just to have access to online… Read more »
oo7PorscheMGS
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oo7PorscheMGS
3 years 3 months ago

Why don’t you wait until the console is actually announced before you even START to “predict” such stuff without much INFORMATION to go on… it’s pathetic.

oo7PorscheMGS
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oo7PorscheMGS
3 years 3 months ago
Because nobody with a reasonable mind would even consider your article as informative.   You talk about “exclusive” games and yet no “exclusive” games have been announced.  Someone could make the same article about the PS3 and talk about “exclusives” (hey, BF4 was shown on the PS4, that MUST mean it will have exclusives on the PS4, that must mean the ps4 will dominate!).   Then you talk about Pricing lol, as if you know that just because they priced their past console in such a way that it means their future console will be priced at the same price… Read more »
Gi
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Gi
3 years 3 months ago
Nothing great about Xbox Live! Blops2 disconnects more on there then on PS3 (I have both). Also, many people down talked the PS3 for having a web browser, video streaming, etc. Claiming it does everything but what its supposed to do, play games. REMEMBER? Now the 360 followed suit by adding many social and video features. And they even added Internet Explorer. Do  you know that people can watch Netflix on the PS3 without a Playstation subscription? Not only do you have to pay Netflix, you have to pay Microsoft to use Netflix on the 360. I look at it… Read more »
hahahaha
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hahahaha
3 years 3 months ago

worst…. write up…. ever…..

BOOYA
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BOOYA
3 years 3 months ago

@hahahaha Typical twats presenting their ass to M$!!

Lt_Dan
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Lt_Dan
3 years 3 months ago

The fact is, Microsoft still hasn’t profited from the xbox brand overall. While the 360 was a success, it wasn’t the best selling console by any means. The ps3 is likely going to outsell the 360 this generation. That means that Microsoft will have made to losing consoles. Not to say that the 360 wasn’t a success, but using this gen to say that next gen will win is stupid. We don’t even know what the next xbox is yet.

myles
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myles
3 years 3 months ago

xbox live is a huge freaking scam and the only way i will ever go back to xbox is if they eliminate their monthly fee for something that is free with their competitors

BOOYA
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BOOYA
3 years 3 months ago

@myles DUH!! Even if you didn’t have to pay, its still shit mate!

Sceptic
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Sceptic
3 years 3 months ago

Umm.. The only thing on that list that I see which PS4 doesn’t have is Kinect 2.0.. and the US fanboy-base

soniageek
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3 years 3 months ago
Okay so let’s recap here: First off, the author is entitled to his opinion. Second, of course he is a fan,that’s the reason why he wrote it.  Same on the other side with PS, if an article was written about 5 reasons why the PS4 will dominate, there would equally be some against the idea. Third, we don’t have to hurl insults because the author is a fan. Seriously guys, HE IS A FAN, he loves the Xbox, and obviously you all love the PS – so do I to be honest, but I’m not about to insult him or… Read more »
BOOYA
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BOOYA
3 years 3 months ago

soniageek Why not? If someone is being a moron – surely we can call him on it?!

soniageek
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3 years 3 months ago

@BOOYA soniageek By all means Booya, go forth and call him names…you are entitled to an opinon <<< See what I did there?
By the way, ease up on the swears dude!

Alexbradley101
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Alexbradley101
3 years 3 months ago
I personally would love a “Just For Gaming” console. Why would you use a clunky interface to watch Tv or films when a hooked up pc or tv box can do the same thing, only it does it better. PC gaming went down hill a few years ago because PC’s did everything and therefore became too complicated for most folk. Consoles got the lead because they did gaming and nothing else. They simplified the system to the point that any monkey could use it and so every kid loved it. Gaming consoles have evolved since then to appeal to more then kids but they… Read more »
rob mark
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rob mark
3 years 3 months ago
I have a Sony Smart TV that has all the entertainment features of a 360 or PS3 and then some more. To navigate trough them is more easy and with the TV remote than a controller( especially if you have a newer TV which comes with a two sided remote control, one touch screen and one buttons). I never use my consoles for anything but gaming and playing Blurays, and this will become the norm as all new TVs will be a media hub. As for paying extra just to switch from using a device instead of the other to… Read more »
BOOYA
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BOOYA
3 years 3 months ago
OK  – this is a really bad list! No one gives a shit about Kinect, and I’m sorry, Microsoft has NO games and NO exclusives you fool!! Your list of reasons is JUST not good enough! And no one will buy an xbox JUST for DLC for Ghosts dumbass! You have absolutely NO IDEA how much its going to cost (I wouldn’t be surprised if the PS4 is cheaper or same price), you have to fucking PAY for XBL, so that shit is out the window! Only America and the UK like the Xbox, and in England they only got… Read more »
HarryRoyall
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HarryRoyall
3 years 3 months ago
@BOOYA Seriously dude, uncool comments. The author admits he speculates and that he is a fan of the Xbox as am I. And the Exclusivity of the Xbox is Halo, Gears Of War, Fable, Kinnect and of course the tremendous amounts of Indie Games on offer which allow game developers to show case what they can produce with the right backing. Xbox is always going to be my fav for this reason, it backs its players and the customer service you get with XBL is just amazing. Seriously though, I think no one will know whos gonna win until the race… Read more »
Mohseen Lala
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Mohseen Lala
3 years 26 days ago

@BOOYA Wow, in retrospect, you were pretty much dead on.

HarryRoyall
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HarryRoyall
3 years 3 months ago
Xbox/Microsoft all the way, better connectivity to there online servers and just an all round much better console.Cleaner Lines sharper graphics and its created by gamers for gamers, the PS is just another Sony con!! Sony wouldn’t even be in this market if it wasn’t for the Gamecube. I find the content and the connectivity of Playstation annoying and just to damn expensive. Xbox wins my vote for the following reason. Easy to use interface, Proper controller free gaming with the use of Kinect. Better Connectivity to online servers and games where it is proper gamers against gamers and just the fact its Microsoft.… Read more »
keysy
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keysy
3 years 3 months ago
I’m bot. A fanboy I loved my Xbox till i had 16systemss. And no in terms of sales who didn’t buy a wii? Plus, why are people so committed to Xbox live? Look how Nintendo stepped up their online ? With 8gb of mem in playstatin 4what differences will there be. Honestly Xbox will have to come hard to compete with peplums on the ps3. Online problems are a thing of the past. With phone as an example what are the differences that really matter connectivity for sharing . One up to the share button and dropped calls. Really unless… Read more »
keysy
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keysy
3 years 3 months ago

And kinetic is on ps4 as well with a mic in controller to talk from further distances. Are you guys notating attention Sony went to developers to make their system . Ms didn’t so much, look at what bungee says about ps4development.

gtkoolaidsman
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gtkoolaidsman
2 years 10 months ago

Andddd PC is better so it doesn’t matter.

KyleClicquennoi
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KyleClicquennoi
2 years 9 months ago

HarryRoyall  I’m not mad and i’m getting the PS4 but i still have eyes on the race. However it seems that the race is tipping in the PS4’s margin by a minuscule percentage

KyleClicquennoi
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KyleClicquennoi
2 years 9 months ago

We just don’t know until they are released.

KyleClicquennoi
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KyleClicquennoi
2 years 9 months ago

Plus  the PS4 is running at 900p quality (that’s between 720p and 1080p) and the Xbox One running at what the current gen consoles are running at (720p) it is going to be tight

KyleClicquennoi
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KyleClicquennoi
2 years 9 months ago

And some people are still butt hurt from the reveal

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