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

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.

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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  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2014, at 11:12 AM, R7C wrote:

    Seriously? ANOTHER Xbox One article?!

    Do you idiots at the Motley Fool report on anything else now days? There are at least two of these hack job articles a week. What's changed in the last two days?!

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2014, at 11:24 AM, KirbStomp99 wrote:

    Just because XBox One isn't selling as many units as PS4 doesn't mean they are struggling and that "Titanfall" is the systems only chance.

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2014, at 3:18 PM, fonzi wrote:

    This is getting so ridiculous. Xbox One sold over 90 percent of what the PS4 sold in terms of unit sales in February this year, and if you consider the price tag, Xbox One technically made more money.

    And if you're asking if one game can save a console, the answer is yes. Look at the original Xbox. It's called Halo. And Halo will be back and everyone will buy another Xbox again.

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2014, at 3:23 PM, sternfan wrote:

    I hate these stupid Motley Fool articles.

    Doom and gloom.

    The XB1 already experienced a big surge in sales at the end of February, and Titanfall had to push it even farther. I doubt they've caught up to Sony, but the gap has to be fairly slim...

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2014, at 4:22 PM, jackofdeath wrote:

    This site is run by idiots. Xbox one is selling better than the 360 and is the leader in money maid on the new consoles. I'm sure it sells more software... software is how the big companies make money... not hardware. I don't understand why people think systems sales is what determines something. It is software sales... games that determine profit. What a dumb headline. The console business is doing very well and they don't even have many games or apps available for them. MS and Sony are making a killing right now. This will be the last time I come to this site. Just a propaganda machine.... Don't really understand the reasoning behind it... oh yeah TItanfall is the best shooter right now and kicks ass!

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2014, at 6:34 PM, elle233 wrote:

    Wow! 70% of the voters here seem to think Titanfall will wipe the floor with Call of duty:

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Andrew Tonner is a tech specialist for The Motley Fool. He is a graduate of The University of Arizona with a degree in Finance.

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