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While Sony Made a PlayStation 4 Apartment, Microsoft Created a Whole Xbox One Warehouse in France

by on October 13, 2013 2:16 PM 115

A couple days ago I reported about the Apartment 4 created by Sony France to showcase the PS4, but could Microsoft do any less? As a matter of fact no. As part of the Area One worldwide tour, they created a whole Xbox One-themed warehouse in Paris to showcase the Xbox One.

The Area One was built in the Halle Freyssinet, which used to be an old railways warehouse in Paris, and while While the Xbox One event maybe lacks the posh luxury of the PS4 one, it sure makes it up with size, counting a space 300 meters (almost 990 feet) long and 57 meters (187 feet) wide, summing up to 18,000 square meters (193,750 square feet).

All that empty space was nicely filled with green light (could the green light be missing?) and demo stations as you can see in the pictures below, courtesy of twitter users Xbox FRbabtou dla streetCyrilMarie-LaureCiné Flow, ‏Alexis BCharles PerrotBernard Le PGMAdrien Zirka MiGamerz ViiRuS (that shared the “swag” offered, in the form of a year of Xbox Live. There was also a pen, I guess… I’m sure many cared about that one), SnakeXAlex DanvyHarryLafrancCyrilGuillaumeEppeMister MoreauFuriaaS3Mathieu AmiotFlorian GradelerbaptisteBurn Controllers FRTristan Crawlers. You can also check out the official trailer of the event from Microsoft France and a video of the VIP party by YouTube user Nekst.

So, where would you rather be? Area One or Apartment 4? Sheer size or posh luxury?

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  • EX+

    It’s very… Green to say the least.

  • David Kropodra

    the warehouse is filled with all the xbone preordered units

    • Edward Miller

      Looks very large and empty and … greeen. Microsoft’s money at work.

      • Stereotypical_White_Fella

        Atleast Microsoft has money. Sony has been in the red forever and loses 60 dollars for every ps4 sold

        • Tek G

          if thats your debate for everything you would get slapped in france.

          • Blaze Blue

            Like how your mom did?

        • PhantomVash808

          You are praising a company who has money and are selling there console to the consumer for a profit but bash a company who is not doing well financally and is willing to sell their console for cheaper and take a loss. SMH

        • Josué B. Hernández

          And SONY got out of the red last financial report ;)

        • Drewidian

          So let me get this straight. Sony is selling the PS4 for $400 without the PS Eye and is loosing $60? That means if they had “feature parity” it would have cost $520 and they would be breaking even while MS would still be making a profit.

          Hmmmm… It sounds like Sony knew they couldn’t compete with MS on features and capabilities and since they developed a more expensive base system than MS they had to find a way to change the message. I think they were successful at that by pricing the PS4 at $400 and removing the PS Eye, but in doing so totally removed any real future development for it and while it may mean a short term sales advantage, I think in the long run, MS will win on capabilities. We shall see.

        • ftrain

          Bringing up how much money a company has means nothing to gamers. It’s like you are trying to make yourself look like an idiot.

        • You are flat out wrong

          Microsoft can waste its millions on warehouses, 10 second screenshots on The Walking Dead and nonsensical billboard slogans. Suits me fine. ^_^

        • john

          Moron!! The xbox360 is STILL making a loss!! Every xbox 360 sold, is sold at a loss!! And the fact that PS3 has outsold the 360 worldwide just makes the above statement even worse! Know your facts before you embarrass yourself again.

          • Fweds

            The Ps3 selling better recently because it has been able to drop it’s price really low due to the terrible quality of the super slim, I had one played a game online and the bluray top loading drive sounded like there was a trapped animal inside, took it back and the new one was exactly the same, I am glad I kept the normal slim because the latest one is a cheaply made and an unusable system for me.

          • Blaze Blue

            You jack ass no they are not. How would they be losing money on out dated hardware.

    • Blaze Blue

      What was you looking for the gaystation

  • Tek G

    bonjour this place was epty when i was their

    • Nekrim

      Ptdr

  • foureyes oni

    well it looks very empty. But i think it would be a great place to sell xbox ones.

  • ragingmerifes

    Looks pretentious, empty and overglamoured.

    • Jason Mounce

      Prepare for Emptiness

      ~ Xbox One

      Prepare for Greatness

      ~ PS4

      • Guest

        Prepare for Jason Mounce’s pauperwallet only able to afford a $0N¥ PauperStation 4.

        • thelad

          So by that logic you bought a PS3 on launch?

        • Jason Mounce

          I used $250 on an Astro A50 Headset to be used on my PC/PS3/PS4.

          With that money, I could’ve gotten a 3DS or a Wii U, or pay off half of X1′s price that of which is only what X1 is worth at the moment. :) What money I really do have left for gaming will be spent on Games, the things PS4 ‘WILL’ have a lot of. While I suspect X1 to continue the tradition of Timed Exclusives, Exclusive Map Pack DLC’s and its Top Exclusives that are rated 80-90+ after 5-8 years will only account for an amount of games that is equivalent to how many fingers you have on one or both hands. Aka the Forza/Fable/Gears/Halo series all coming back until they make new IP’s or buy new IP’s.

          I’m decisive with my money, buying X1 to me tells me the person either has a Lot of money or has a really bad sense of understanding investments and wouldn’t understand what a waste of money means yet until they’re older.

          • Fweds

            Well I hope it’s not Bluetooth only because they are not going to work on the PS4

            “USB-powered headsets will eventually work through a patch though, but if you have a Bluetooth headset, you’re out of luck. You’ll have to buy a new one for the PlayStation 4″.

          • Jason Mounce

            Naw. 5.8GHz ranged/wireless.

            And yeah, I had read that a bit ago. Hopefully ‘Eventually’ is sooner than later. I’ll just use my old speakers til I can use my headsets on the PS3, til then it’s my PC-PS3 and ‘Soon to be’ PS4.

            I heard X1 has similar news in that manner.

      • ragingmerifes

        I thumbed your comment before reading just because David Tennant.

        • Jason Mounce

          Allonzy~!

  • Epic Rockets

    They must be magician since they created a warehouse. :P

    Honestly it looks empty, even in the videos, peoples are casually chatting around or are sitting on the couches.

  • avi

    looks pretty cool, wish i was there to try it out.

  • Stereotypical_White_Fella

    I love siding with the team that has billions of extra dollers to blow. Lol at sony, they are always in the red and are losing 60 dollars for every ps4 sold. Microsoft will be making profits with xbox one, ps4 will be at a loss, like always. I see them going bankrupt because they made a last minute idiotic decision to be cheaper than xbox one.

    • Shaun Newman

      im with you hahahah this is soo true!

      • You are flat out wrong

        Crawl away, Xbottle. ^_^

    • ex-xboner

      wait, so that’s mean you knew microsoft will be making profits by selling xbox one with high price and yet you still wanna support them ? LOL, what a tool… you deserve each other

      • Guest

        Always better than supporting a paupercompany on the edge of existence.

        • Bankai

          Who’s on the edge of existence?

      • Fweds

        I don’t want to have to tell you this but that is actually how a business makes it’s money.

    • Jimmy Rustles

      This is the ultimate fanboy bias. The PS4 is cheaper than to Xbone and is you ask any businessman what that means they will all tell tell you the exact same thing, PS4 is going to outsell the Xbone. The PS4 already DOMINATES in Japan and I’ve literally never heard a single person IRL say anything good about the Xbone. The PS4 is faster, stronger, has better exclusives, more exclusives, more 1st Party Studios and a better fanbase. BTW, Microsoft still HAS NOT made a profit with the Xbox brand.
      http://www.cinemablend.com/games/PS4-Continues-Dominate-Xbox-One-Polls-Pre-Orders-59268.html
      http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-beating-xbox-one-in-us-poll/1100-6415108/
      http://www.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs._Xbox_One_vs._Wii_U_Comparison_Chart
      http://www.neowin.net/news/report-microsofts-xbox-division-has-lost-nearly-3-billion-in-10-years
      http://www.destructoid.com/microsoft-s-xbox-division-loses-229-million-226215.phtml

      • ElDirtySquirrel

        speaking of “ultimate fanboy bias” ….

      • PhantomVash808

        What are you talking about the Xbox brand is one of Microsoft’s profitable brands thanks to XBL.

      • john smith

        What really matters is the games and online.

      • Vasto Horde

        LOL, what exclusives? Killzone, Knack and Infamous? Xbox One exclusive lineup makes PS4 look like garbage.
        Ryse: Son Of Rome, Killer Instinct, Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Crimson Dragon and Project spark at launch.
        Xbox One shows its the most powerful system with Ryse: Son Of Rome.
        Kinect, Smartglass, Cloud Computing, Best Online with Xbox Live
        Not making money? So they are doing this just for fun? Get this fanboy out of here.

        • ftrain

          Bringing up exclusives really? Microsoft only tries to compete in exclusives for the first 2 years, after that they just give up and bring out a few. It’s also not the most powerful system so I have no idea how you thought it was. http://i.imgur.com/zl10SZ0.jpg

          • Vasto Horde

            Only a fool would belive what you just posted. Where are games like Alan Wake, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Fable and State Of Decay? LMAO
            Also I don’t own a Xbox 360. I have an Xbox One preordered so that’s what I am talking about.

            Compete? Microsoft destroyed Sony last gen. Check the sales of Xbox and Xbox 360 then check PS2 and PS3. Sony flopped last gen and Microsoft gained. That’s success.

          • ftrain

            Are you retarded? Look at the words above, you are the fool here.

          • Vasto Horde

            Are you retarded? Check the exclusives afther the first 2 years and then check the sales numbers of PS3 compared to PS2. They flopped.

          • ftrain

            What are you talking about? You are making no sense now, I was showing you how Microsoft stops supporting exclusives after the first few years unlike Sony who supports the whole generation and has higher rated exclusives. 86 average compared to Microsoft’s 82. I have no idea what the PS2 has to do with it. Did you hit your head again retard?

          • Vasto Horde

            You said Microsoft stop making exclusives afther the first 2 years which means 2007 and you are wrong. Here is the real list of exclusives with dates for all systems.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_exclusives_(seventh_generation)#Xbox_360

            As for PS2 I put it plain and simple. PS3 was a flop compared to PS2 and Xbox 360 was a major success compared to the original Xbox. That’s the only thing that matters and not exclusives. Microsoft was way more successful then Sony was last gen.

          • Kyle

            I really don’t want to get into sides here but don’t use wikipedia…

          • ftrain

            You missed the whole point, the picture was for retail exclusives from 2010-13 which is completely correct. It was meant to show how Sony supports for the whole generation while Microsoft slows down support after the first 2 years which they do. They mostly pay for 3rd party exclusives which most of the time also come to ps3. The other point you made about PS3 being a flop compared to ps2 is the dumbest thing you could say. Every console is a flop compared to ps2 because it is the #1 selling console ever by %50. The 360 doing better than xbox is because xbox only sold %16 of the PS2. In reality the PS3 has sold more than 360 and sells more every week even though it has 1 year more on the market.

          • Vasto Horde

            Are you that stupid? You keep trying to change up everything you say. A company is not trying to make the best selling product of all time when they make a product. They try to be successful and when they make a successor they try to be even more successful. Sony failed at this.
            So you are saying that PS3 was supposed to sell less then PS2? LMAO

            I am done with you and I will leave you with this. A small almost bankrupt company like Sony is not even in the same league as M$.

            http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efkk45fddkl/no-1-microsoft-3/

          • ftrain

            “You keep trying to change up everything ” take your own advice, you are the one that keeps changing things up. i am still talking about the same thing since the beginning, you are the one who brought in PS2 and xbox sales compared to 360 and ps3. It had nothing to do with it, but for some reason I still responded to that part of the comment because everything is a flop compared to ps2. I mean will you stop being retarded for at least one comment and actually stay on topic? Now you are talking about which company is bigger and makes more money like that has anything to do with the topic I was talking about. You are a huge hypocrite and clearly lost this moron.

          • Langkasuka

            This is only an opinion so I won’t quote source or anything; I’d say the global sales between 360 and PS3 is pretty close to each other as we’re closing in for the current gen. The next-gen is like an even playing field, it’ll be interesting to watch how sales come in by 2014.

          • HunterCai

            So it means psmove is useless?

        • You are flat out wrong

          Hyping up Ryse? Really? Please leave, marketer.

          • Fweds

            Rise looks great .
            Just been reading that Battlefield 4 on the PS4 will now only be 900p and not 1080p.

          • You are flat out wrong

            Ryse looks like warmed-up dogshit.

            900p is apparently how it performs without optimisation, until confirmation we can assume both next gen versions will be 720p. Meanwhile, most other PS4 games will be 1080p. sogood.gif

          • Fweds

            Reading through your comments if it were a PS4 exclusive your comment would of read something like.
            “Ryse looks like the best game I have ever seen”.

        • Bankai

          If you were paying attention to anything that was happening this year alone, you would see that Sony has far better first party support than Microsoft. That’s why Microsoft had to buy Ryse, Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising and many other third party titles that were originally going to be launch titles for the PS4, as well.

          The PS4 is more powerful than the Xbone regardless of what you say. “Kinect, Smartglass, Cloud Computing, Best Online with Xbox Live?” PlayStation Camera, PlayStation App, Gaikai and no one knows who has the better online right now, but PlayStation Plus is far better than Live – not to mention Remote Play.

          Microsoft had a one year headstart over Sony and they allowed them to come back and outsell them. In fact, a lot of 360 sales are the result of rampant RROD. So if Sony outsold Microsoft after coming into the race a year late, then it only seems logical that Sony will outsell them again now that it’s launching around the same time as the competition.

          • Fweds

            Blah blah AND of course you would count all the ps3 YLOD in there as well.
            Instead of looking at sales in a fanboy way look at it from a business side.
            Xbox was up against a huge brand name that owned most of the console market now they taken half that market away from Sony and also now have a huge brand name of their own.

            Sony need to tread very carefully here,MS have a new CEO coming in soon he/she could decide to take it to Sony and go for the price war approach

    • Frank

      Who came up with the idea that MS is making a profit with their overly complicated design which includes an overly complex camera? I strongly doubt it.

    • Dave Michael

      and yet, between the two companies, the console that sold the most this past generation was…..PS3, despite MS having a year headstart.

    • Sup_Puss

      My goodness, how delusional must you be……..ignorance is bliss, but your unawareness is mind boggling. I mean, it’s quite obvious that you’re trolling (no one can be this obtuse)……..but try to do yourself a favor, have some decency and do your trolling somewhere else Frikadeller.

      “I see them going bankrupt because they made a last minute idiotic decision to be cheaper than xbox one.”……..

    • ftrain

      Siding with a company that has more money instead of the product itself, just amazing fanboyism at it’s best. They don’t even sell the most units, glad they are sending you some of their money every week.

      • Guest

        Better than siding with a poor gook company that isn’t even in the brands top 100 anymore and has almost dropped on the most valuable companies top50 in no time.

    • quinten488

      And even with those billions, they still couldn’t figure out what gamers wanted and Sony did.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Newsflash: all consoles turn a loss at launch, even the Xbone. It’ll be worse for them because no one will be buying it! ^_^

      • Guest

        Your name suits your dumb pauper remarks.

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

          “pauper”

          Nope.

    • Bankai

      Actually Sony has been in the green for a while now and those $60 will be made back immediately with software/accessory sales and Plus subscriptions. And if Microsoft put as much money into the Kinect as they say, then they’re selling the Xbone at a loss, no matter what they say.

      Sony won’t be going bankrupt anytime soon, but you’re welcome to keep thinking that. And the pre-orders tell a different story if you think Sony making the PS4 more affordable was an “idiotic decision.” Oh and the decision wasn’t last minute, it was in the works for weeks prior to the announcement at E3.

  • RealityCheck2013

    That will soon fill up with Millions of unwanted Xbox ONE’s :D Or maybe they will dump them with all those E.T games somewhere :D

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Freaking huge! Not surprised since MS can afford it regardless of all the unit losses they had on their Surface RT and Windows 8.

    • Guest

      MS can afford anything, they’re not paupers.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        get lost chauffer.

  • Yo Mama

    So Sony made a PS4 showcase out of a house and Microsoft made their showcase out of a warehouse?

    How fitting, being that that’s where most of the systems will end up.
    PS4 in people’s homes and the Xbox One80 sitting in warehouses.

    • quinten488

      LMAO!

    • Steve

      That was so epic! U made a f…ed day shine a little!

    • Guest

      Only paupers like you can afford a $0N¥ PauperStation.

      • Yo Mama

        That, literally, makes zero sense.

        • Blaze Blue

          Goes along with your retarded gaystation friends.

      • Logic

        Funny you say that I remember when the PS3 was $600 USD and you guys where bitching at the price.

        • Fweds

          It was Sony who told you to Get a second job, not Xbox owners

          • Jason Mounce

            and it was Microsoft who said “No internet for X1? Too bad – Get a 360 instead”

            Their policies have changed, but their attitude will not. :P

          • Fweds

            Or they could of said “Get a second job” and get connected.

          • Jason Mounce

            That also is true. Though it’s not like there’s internet available 100% around the world, which was the main issue argued.

            That and similar to the area I live, the unemployment rate is about 38%. Even getting a job at McDonalds is an ultimate competition that’d make UFC bluff

          • Fweds

            Well to be honest I think those people living in your area have their priorities wrong if they even thinking about buying either of these consoles. (luxury items).

            Ps3 and 360 are now cheap and both still getting top games they also have a massive range of very good low cost titles.

          • Jason Mounce

            I’d assume that majority of Next-gen-jumpers are current-gen owners, if they were slow and didn’t get current-gen because they waited for price drops or were just too busy then I’d think the same would be true for PS4/X1.

          • You are flat out wrong

            I miss Don Mattrick. That guy was such an excellent representation of the Xbone audience: boneheaded and daft.

            Still, at least they have Larry Hryb to fill in now.

          • Jason Mounce

            No worries, they still have Adam Orth and Albert Penello to make us all laugh. Don Mattrick was just one of many who made many of us not want to support Microsoft or just simply sit back, eat popcorn and enjoy the problems they cause amongst their rabidly deranged fanbase with their delusional dreams.

          • You are flat out wrong

            Orth got sacked, Penello’s kept his head down ever since Ars Technica ripped apart his attempt to lie about the Xbone’s specs. Funny ones left are Phil Spencer (smug git who wears suit jackets with t-shirts), Phil Harrison (messed up the PS3 launch then messed up the Xbone’s messaging) and Yusuf Mehdi (TV TV TV guy from reveal, told marketers recently how great the Xbone would be). However, Stephen Elop’s coming in soon to takeover the hardware division and he destroyed Nokia. Good omens there.

          • Jason Mounce

            I honestly was fine with Phil when he worked with Sony, he was a REALLY good speaker and really helped handle a lot of the pressure, fire, drama and heat during the launch, he did what I felt he was capable of doing to relieve the media-drama from firing up.

            As for him working with Microsoft….he’s not really been able to do too much to control the problems….I can’t blame him, you can’t go to Phil and tell him to make it so people don’t see the bullet wound in their own feet. “PHIL, We shot ourselves in the foot a few times! Do you mind making a public speech about how it’s not REALLY a bullet hole, but that it’s simply a Reaction that our bodies were having an uncontrollable breakdown by HOW AWESOME THE CLOUD IS?!” – “You can do it!”….

            Phil: “Uhhm….”.

          • Fweds

            And of course Sony’s policy of not revealing any of their original DRM plans etc at the time was the good old honest way to treat customers.

            Look how long it has taken them to tell you current Bluetooth headsets won’t work, Gaikai won’t work in Europe etc and the Blueray drive is going to be noisier than the PS3 blueray drive.

          • Jason Mounce

            Speaking of PSN+ being more apparent and whatnot?

            Ehhn. I find that all either subjective, or variable on what they can get fixed if so later on. Bluetooth not being built in just being as a means of making sure the budget and price of $399 remains fair both to consumer and themselves, can’t have everything ontop of a good price.

    • Jim Neerland

      Although I strongly disagree with the fanboyism in your statement and believe they will both sell crazy well, I gotta say that was comical and original, I applaud you sir.

    • Guest

      Exactly. This warehouse looks cold, dull, desperate, with zero personality……. probably just like the folks who developed the Xbone.

  • Guest

    Ugh, what’s with the eye blinding green theme? It’s so immature and trashy. What is this, a seedy rave?

    • Voodoo O

      Hater going to hate. Slave station 4.

  • Vasto Horde
  • truthishard

    well the asianese xbox knock off the PSpoor is a system for the poor..so its no wonder they can only afford a small space

  • You are flat out wrong

    The Xbone is dead in Europe. What a shame.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    • Guest

      Paupers like you will be dead in the ditch faster than a bum on Christmas eve.

  • Voodoo O

    Slavestation 4 ?

    • You are flat out wrong

      Hahahaha, there’s nothing impressive about Wryte-Off, Kinect crap, $20 downloadable 360 ports, two week timed DLC or a PC game. ^_^

    • paul rolland

      Lol Finny that most of them games are cross platform with PC so of course they won more awards

  • Voodoo O

    Company that Mark Cerny worked for but now went under…

    • Guest

      The Vita is his doing as well and that’s deader than the Dreamcast. What a PoS!

      • You are flat out wrong

        The Vita is a solid piece of hardware; it’s HQ’s crap pricing decisions and failure to get content that’s hurting it.

        And even then, it’ll still sell more than the DOA Xbone! ^_^

  • John

    Too bad none of us in France give two shits about the xbox!! Hahahahahaha – they can make a big deal all they want we will go Oohhhh Ahhhh, then remember its Microsoft laugh a bit at the xbox then go buy a PS4 :)

  • Guest

    LOL, anything $0N¥ can do with the PauperStation4, MS can do better. GTFO of business $0N¥!

    • Guest

      Tp bad they cant make better games

    • paul rolland

      To bad they cant make better games

  • You are flat out wrong

    Good to see misterxmedia’s moronic goons have found this page. ^_^

  • paul rolland

    Looks like it has wheelchair access this time

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