Can "Titanfall" Help Save Microsoft's Xbox One?

Titanfall clearly has the buzz to make it a winner, but can the highly anticipated game help Microsoft's Xbox One catch Sony's PlayStation 4?

Mar 16, 2014 at 10:15AM

In case you hand't noticed, things aren't exactly going well for Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One of late.

Coming out of the holiday quarter, Japanese electronics giant Sony's (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 enjoyed a fair lead over Microsoft's Xbox One. However, since then, Sony's PlayStation 4 sales appear to have maintained their strong progress, while Microsoft's Xbox One sales remains a mystery to the outside world.

However, Microsoft hopes its Xbox One has finally found its great equalizer in its heated competition against Sony's PlayStation 4 in Titanfall.

Titanfall

Source: Microsoft.

Can one game really save Microsoft's Xbox One?
Titanfall is the game Microsoft's hoping the give its Xbox One sales their much-needed boost.

The game promises amazing graphics and gameplay, making it the most-anticipated game launch in 2014. And perhaps more importantly to investors, Titanfall isn't available on Sony's PlayStation 4. Microsoft is pricing the game aggressively in hope of grabbing as many sales as possible before the significant buzz fades.

So can Titanfall even the score between Microsoft and Sony? In the following video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner looks at some of the early indications signaling that Titanfall should prove a smashing success for Microsoft.

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