Microsoft says Xbox 360 is its product for people who can't go online

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  1. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    ...they would probably not have any competition. Total.

    Thank the Internet gods that no one is that powerful.

    /sent from my iPhone.
     
  2. tsunami231

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    And I am sorry I still prefer Disc Based games Sales IF i paying 60$ for Game I want hard copy of the game that I use when ever i please. Digital sales is fine on system like STEAM cause STEAM is always NEXT Gen, but consoles are not Once they take servers down for old systems you screwed if you need to redownload a digital game for that system.

    I think TILL the WHOLE world is got HIGHSPEED internet talking 50+ mbits for ALOT less then this 60$+ dollars there charging And we have the means to KEEP backups of everyhthing online and I mean everything Digital Disc Based games arnt going anyway
     
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    MS' phone didn't work out, their W8 and RT aren't making any ripples and now the XBox One doesn't seem very popular. Something is wrong with those guys.

    It's like they expected that the XBox might fail and created a backup in case it would: The refresh of the 360.

    It sure is a new strategy, but it may work better if they just created something that people actually want.
     
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    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/microsoft-defends-the-xbox-ones-licensing-used-game-policies/

     

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    So people that don't like it they are dumb and don't matter. With statements like this good luck M$.
     
  6. Koniakki

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    The quoted "conversation" if you can call it that in the article, was one of the most unprofessional statement I read the last few years.

    Also someone in MS should really get fired or moved to a different department and the ones that hired him to make those decisions should think really hard about their decisions.

    My 0.02c.
     
  7. deltatux

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    They did say that the box is locked to the region you bought it from. So technically if I bought a box here in Canada and moved to the States, my box no longer works.

    I preordered my PS4 ... and I was talking to someone at EB Games, apparently Microsoft is limiting stores on how many preorders they can take per day while Sony is telling them to go wild and get as many preorders as possible. My XBOX Live subscription should expire around the time when the PS4 comes out, so I'm all good.

    deltatux
     
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    I think he meant that unless you are moving to outside of the 21 regions. then buying a new xbox doesn't help you at all.
     
  9. deltatux

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    True, it would be completely pointless lol

    deltatux
     
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    are they trying to lose as much profit as they can? ;D
     

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    POLL FROM FAILBLOG:

    That says it all
     
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    ^^^^ second that.....
     
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    Oh, after windows 8 fiasco then xbox1 failure incoming,
    microsoft is getting smaller and smaller everyday...RIP:)
     
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    Incredible arrogance from Microsoft. Did they learn nothing from Windows 8?
     
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    What they said about Xbox 360 for offline gamers would only have been supported by announcements of continued development for 360 titles, which they didn't do.

    Sony reassured everyone that the PS3 was still a vibrant platform with many titles in development. I don't really think the problem is with the Xbox One (Xbox No, Xbox Done, Xbone) itself, but how Microsoft are failing to sell it.

    Also kinect is hardly a "value" by being included. If my 360 still worked, I would have never gotten a kinect to begin with. This whole motion-controller scheme is even more of a gimmick than 3D.
     
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  16. Loobyluggs

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    Found this video interview by Jack Tretton and, I found myself agreeing with him a lot more than I thought I would of a CEO.

    I believe the interview took place as a post-announcement interview.
     
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    This guy just gets it. "quality over quantity" "we listen to our consumers"
     
  19. Koniakki

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    Anyone know how much their Stocks has fallen if at all that is...?

    I'm sure they took at least some hit off this.

    EDIT:
    Nevermind. Plenty info on it. To answer my own question, it took some hit but I don't think they will loose any sleep over it.
     
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    Repeat of dreamcast anyone?
     

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