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The Top Destiny Players Are On Xbox: Gee, I Wonder Why

These are the kinds of results that always make me laugh.

I know people just love to believe that all gamers are exactly the same and platform preference doesn't indicate any specific personal opinions. Of course, this would imply that all platforms perform exactly the same in each genre, which is ridiculous, but whatever.

People are freaking out because of an article that shows that Destiny players on Xbox are easily outstripping their PlayStation counterparts. Why? What's so surprising about that? Of course that's going to happen. More PS4 copies of the game have been sold - mostly due to exclusive timed DLC and continual Sony marketing - but that doesn't change the facts:

Look, Xbox has always had its roots in shooters and action games. The brand's defining franchise is Halo. Perhaps the second best-known franchise is a third-person shooter, Gears of War. Call of Duty has been far more popular on Xbox ever since Modern Warfare, for the most part. Xbox is a more mainstream console, whether people want to accept that or not. Mainstream = shooting and action. Want a test? Go to the midnight launch of any huge shooter like a CoD, and see what percentage of people standing in line are getting the Xbox version.

PlayStation has always been more versatile and more diverse. Its franchises range widely and encompass just about every category of gaming. And therefore, it attracts gamers with diverse tastes; it always has. So, if those playing the Xbox versions of Destiny are better, that's mostly because a lot of those gamers are simply more into shooters and action games in general. And by the way, there's nothing wrong with that. It's just the way things are.

Related Game(s): Destiny

Tags: destiny, destiny community, xbox gamers

9/23/2014 9:50:39 PM Ben Dutka

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Ignitus
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 10:20:10 PM
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Is this Xbox Extreme now? A lot of the articles are Xbox focused as of late. I wonder why.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 7:35:45 AM

*clicks back button... scans down articles since the weekend update... sees only this one talking about XBOX.... realizes Ignitus (and many other loonies I don't really associate Ignitus with here today) has fallen victim to dichotomous reasoning*

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 10:35:50 PM
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So 29 out of 50 Xbox players have a better K/D than the remaining PS players and that makes them better? Even if you fail to acknowledge how close those numbers really are, maybe it's because there's more or even better competition. There's one million different reasons for this. Maybe those players are just that good however, the Stat doesn't necessarily mean anything across platforms.

why even acknowledge this? It's relatively pointless.


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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 10:36:48 PM
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Xbox gamers are real familiar with Bungie style games. If Guerrilla Games launched a new ip for both platforms simultaneously that more or less played and felt like a KZ game you could bet PS gamers would do better on the onset.

I felt this way too when DOA came back to Playstation. I always felt the better competition was on Xbox where DOA fans were acclimated to that platform and community. ANd I do notice the best of the best of DOA still are shown playing on XBox 360's in tournament vids.

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SASSYGIRL82
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 10:45:14 PM
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A better k/d just means 1 of several things u camp u got a mod or ur actually better n 9/10 is one of the 1st two

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 11:10:47 PM
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Why is this news?

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frylock25
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 2:19:17 AM

i was wondering the same thing. why arent we talking about ps4 version of gta v getting first person view for in cars and on foot?!? i heard there will be working car interiors! dials and gauges. the speedometer will work

but yes lets talk about xbox some more...

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souljah92
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 4:56:31 AM

^That's some news right there, but no let's talk about how butthurt we get over something on xbox that if it was in a playstation scenario we'd be throwing a party, if gta V really get a first person view though that's gunna be sweet.

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frylock25
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 5:47:44 AM

in gta v for ps4

new content and gameplay created since the launch of gta online: new jobs, new weapons, new vehicles, new properties and player customizations.

a video editor for advanced movie making.

1st person for vehicles that shows interior of the vehicle with working: speedo, tach, dash lights and more.

1st person on foot.
new easter eggs and random story events
new animals
animals in online?
if you transfer your ps3 or 360 file you get free weapons and garage

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frylock25
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 5:48:38 AM

http://i.imgur.com/g3C6Uxu.jpg

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Corvo
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 11:54:21 PM
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If there was a group of ten people, and 3 had bad kdr's and the 7 had good kdr's and then theres a group of 10,000 people with 3000 having bad kdr's and 7000 having good, the numbers would make it seem that the smaller group is better.

People on xbox are not better. The smaller demographic will always have a different percentage than anything else. Thats why out of 100 ps4's being broken, out of the 4 million that was sold at the time was easily looked over because thats a HUGE low percentage of failed consoles.

But whatever, I couldn't careless who is better or not. I've wrecked plenty of xbox nubs on killzone, and battlefield 4 awhile back. I go on pc and play weird f2p shooting games and get first or second place.

What a dumb article Ben, and no offense but wow.

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JackieBoy
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 12:24:33 AM
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Funny how people get this so personally.
I couldn`t care less and Ben can write whatever he wants about.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 1:50:24 AM

I've never been to Ford expecting to buy a Chevrolet.

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kraygen
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 1:59:13 AM

Right, but you're not buying playstation news articles. You're visiting a community who love gaming and are preferential to playstation.

Doesn't mean we can't talk about other forms of gaming.

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frylock25
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 2:24:20 AM

if you look at the comments though so far i would say that the community doesnt want to talk about xbox.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 7:38:39 AM

Wow, a lot of panties all knotted up over a single xbox article that is still relevant to playstation. :p

Is it national complainsies day in the states?

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:50:38 AM

"if you look at the comments though so far i would say that the community doesnt want to talk about xbox."

No, the community doesn't mind if it's a "look how badly the Xbox is doing compared to the Playstation" article. Heaven forbid Ben (or others) writes an article about the Xbox/MS that doesn't say how awful the X1 is doing, how MS caused ebola, or that Phil Spencer eats babies to fuel his dark energy. What's this world coming to?!?

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kraygen
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 1:00:49 AM

Well I'd also like to point out that we are talking about it and if nobody wanted to talk about it, then no one would have commented.

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kraygen
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 1:58:13 AM
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Is there a rating system in the game and this is saying that xbox peeps have higher ratings than ps peeps?

Or is it a level thing or what? I haven't played it so I don't guess I really understand.

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frylock25
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 2:28:30 AM
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I feel people arent really paying attention on this site any more. did any one even notice Ben call mgs v, mgs v: guns of the patriots? the article is still up with it posted that way.

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Big_Boss90
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 4:15:12 AM

I noticed lol people will not dare to disrespect the great ben, ben is never wrong lmao give me a break lol..


Oh and enough with the xbox news please..

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 7:39:36 AM

I think what you're noticing, Big Boss, is not that people over respect Ben, but that they just disrespect you.

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TomBradySucks
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11:52:00 AM

Underdog being a loyal dog protecting the great Ben!

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 12:07:35 PM

You're still going on about that... really? Yes we noticed, but it was so petty it wasn't even worth making a remark on.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 12:17:25 PM

Well, Ben's advantage is that he's not a dumbass. So sometimes I give him the benefit of the doubt. We've had our share of disagreements, though. Most of the time I just disagree in a civil way by merely pointing out an alternative point of view, so perhaps it doesn't sound like I'm at odds with his point of view.

Anyways, it sounds like you want me to cry or something, but since you only seem able to make comments against me and not my points throughout this article, I'm gonna go ahead and chalk this one up as me being right.

Again. :D

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DemonNeno
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 7:06:04 PM

Dare disrespect Ben? Are you kidding me? What have you contributed to the community? Are you capable of writing your own article? Has someone held a gun to your head, threatening to kill you if you DON'T visit PSXE?

Don't visit the site if you're not happy with it. You can bitch and moan all your heart desires, but you (fortunately) won't change what has been written and will be shared.

I, for one, agree with A LOT of what Ben has to say. It's not stated with the intention of making all the boys and girls happy. It's not biased toward making you feel sad. If the truth fills you up with yucky sand in the crevices, then go wash it out. And by wash it out, I man comprehend what's being said.

Or not. Whatever.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 7:53:04 AM

I love you frylock.

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tlpn99
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 6:33:02 AM
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It's a news article the sites not gone to Xbox completely. I see what it's about and decide to read it or not. No big deal really.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 7:17:30 AM
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yeah i guess that is all true but the way sony or more specifically SCE were pushing destiny with the ps4 you would have thought that it would have been the ps4 but then when you explain it like you do be it all makes sense and there is the logic of main stream and shooters/action games and games so we should have seen this coming to a degree

happy gaming

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Kevin555
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:57:12 AM
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Slow news day lads? :D

Just means less Playstation fans are playing disappointing over-hyped games.

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ulsterscot
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11:22:47 AM
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Xbox owners are more likely to be kids with more time on their hands.One of the reasons myself and my buddies went with the PS3 when COD4 came out is because Xbox was filled with annoying 12 year olds who were prestige 10 after a week and would massacre us.

With the rapid deterioration and inevitable demise of other genres / franchises like FF, Sony has seen where the future liies and has created a magnificant FPS comtroller in the DS4 with awesome triggers.

I know some people like to turn their noses up and think Playstation owners are a more cultured intellectual bunch that your average 12 year old xbot who only play shooters on xbox - but the fact remains the best selling games on Playstation are also shooters - and most of the guys i know who are 40+ only play COD or BF evey year on Playstation, quite happy in the knowledge that their xbox owning kids with much much more time on their hands are far better at it.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11:37:55 AM

Well you have to look at why the xbox was thought to have a greater number of immature juveniles to begin with:

1. Xbox360 was cheaper than the more premium priced ps3, making the system more appealing to parents to buy for their kids.

2. All xbox360s were packaged with headsets, thus allowing more annoying racist 7 year olds to do their thing. To a parent unwilling to fork over extra cash towards a ps3 for a headset was a big deal.

I never did buy into the whole "ps3 has a more mature community" line. I knew that if Sony ever packaged their systems with a mic, the community would nose dive. And based on all the time I see on battlefield and call of duty on the ps4, my assessment is right.

Hell, I stopped playing KZ shadowfall because I got the game late and got tired of weeks on end of little punks hitting me with tired N-word jokes.

And thats coming from a guy playing every cod ever made. KZ's mini hitlers was OD...

I still love me some playstation though!


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TomBradySucks
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11:55:21 AM

Almost all chatter on either system this gen has been much more tame I feel like. Don't know if that's the result of the systems still being somewhat of a higher cost so there or are less kids buying them, or if more people use party chat. I suspect a combination of both

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DemonNeno
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 7:15:04 PM

Only Playstation DOES tailor to a mature audience more than Xbox. It's just the nature of the software that defines a system. Look at what it offers. The line is a bit blurry with the multiplats defining the new consoles, but that won't be the case forever. Casual gamers enjoy the fruits of simplicity.

Again, your software defines your hardware. Microsoft isn't trying to get serious and offer diversity. They're trying to sell units. Playstation welcomes diversity, which acquires a variety of gamers. Gamers who aren't fond of the offerings you'll find with xbox.

This isn't to say I HATE the Xbox. I just don't have a use for it. If you like it, then that's awesome! Glad you do. (that's not referring to anyone in particular. Just saying)

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11:24:47 AM
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I personally can't wait until the future opens up the possibility of cross platform play.

Imagine being able to go to war against xbox players in a FPS.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11:38:45 AM

Well PC and PS4 owners have been able to play in games like FF14. It's interesting but nothing exciting what's playing. I imagine in an fps it might me more interesting.

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Big_Boss90
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 1:42:51 PM
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Underdog is doing his job, a dog protects his owner after all lmfao...

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 2:20:51 PM

From the immortal words of Lil Jon...

DON'T START NO ISH, WON'T BE NO ISH!

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SayWord
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 4:29:46 PM

Listen I usually cannot stand Ben or his opinions, but that is just all they are opinions. Your comments and just the way you type is very juvenile. Seriously grow up, you are only embarrassing yourself. But then again the internet is a haven for socially challenged individuals...

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:07:30 PM

Thanks sayword, but you know... I'm good.he literally -just- proved my last point. These guys don't bother me. I actually think they're cute in an endearing, yappy chihuahua sort of way.

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surfer
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 4:37:24 PM
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do people really care about this...

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:08:43 PM

I'm sure somewhere, someone does.

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MRSUCCESS
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 4:53:08 PM
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LOok at it from the administrator's point of view...

He wants more incoming traffic. Destiny related articles attract more traffic than let's say... Resonance of Fate. Heck if you scroll on the main page Destiny related articles spark more discussion.

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Solid Fantasy
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 9:11:25 PM
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Well a very small percentage of the reason is b/c I purchased Destiny. I suck hard at most any mutli player. I'm there to help the other team score points and look better by comparison. You welcome planet earth.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 9:28:11 PM
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If anyone has a problem with this article, I don't give a crap.

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kraygen
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 1:03:01 AM

Agreed, I don't understand the article bashing. No one forced you to click on it and read it and then spend your day commenting about how you dislike it and dislike people that like it.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 7:53:25 AM

I take issue with your crap.

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 8:53:49 AM

Is it because he isn't giving it?

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slugga_status
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 11:13:12 PM
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Iono I wouldn't say they're better players...some people are just good at fps games in general. They'd be just as good on the ps4..

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Godslim
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 7:44:05 AM
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*grabs popcorn*

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 8:53:55 AM

laaaaaaaate

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