Anonymous Sources Claim "Xbox One Will be Behind All Generation"

Sources are claiming that Microsoft's Xbox One won't win this generation.

Whenever we have to use anonymous sources, take it with a grain of salt.

That being said, industry insider Ashan Rasheed, also known around the Internet as "thuway," has been right before. As he recently Tweeted, his sources say that Xbox One "will be behind" throughout this generation. Such information arrived via "the grapevine:"

As most gamers know, the official numbers are in Sony's favor

The current worldwide tally for the PlayStation 4 is 4.2 million units (as of December 28, 2013), and the Xbox One is at 3 million (as of December 31, 2013). Of course, we're nearing the end of January now and we'll need updated numbers. Still, the PS4 is very likely still in the lead by a significant margin, as January is typically not a big month for new hardware sales.

In regards to the PS4, Rasheed had this to say:

The US is the critical region for Xbox

Having dominated the North American market throughout the previous generation, the Xbox brand really needs to hold sway in the US. It has almost no chance of beating out the PlayStation brand in Europe and Asia. From what we're hearing, though, Microsoft might struggle even here...

Published Jan. 27th 2014
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  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    I just don't agree with his statement 'It(PS4) was designed with more forward thinking hardware choices.'

    I don't think enough people know about the mysterious 32MB of eSRAM in the Xbox One. The eSRAM is capable of running 6GB of content without touching the other 8GB of ram. This new ram requires programmers to relearn some things, but once they do, they will be unlocking graphical rendering the likes of which we've never seen.

    Then on top of that is the insanely superior Kinect 2.0 and the new Xbox One controllers that have a completely new designed wifi system so that it can transfer up for 256MB/s using 802.11n. Instead of the old, and what PS4 still uses, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR's 3mb/s. Oh and, up to 656 feet (2 football fields) range. I see wayyyyyy more potential in the Xbox One than the PS4.

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