Microsoft's Best Decision?

Discussion in 'Xbox One - Games & Content' started by xcrimsonstormx, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. xcrimsonstormx
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    At this point would it be easier to just drop the whole Xbox One concept, give sony a head start and make a new console that people will want to buy?
     


  2. Psionic Roshambo

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    The confusion is that Microsoft doesn't really care about gamer's as such.... Microsoft wants a "set top box" an all in one machine that will be the hub of entertainment. The whole games console thing is just a Trojan horse for this to happen. Although to be honest the market they are shooting for isn't quite ready yet, the tech is still expensive and in reality the hardware isn't quite up to snuff yet either for what a family would need.
     
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    People will buy the XBone regardless of DRM or not.

    People also bought the Dreamcast.
    People also bought other home consoles that didn't sell well and got discontinued.
     
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  4. Snailface

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    Why? Its a box that plays next gen games -- core competency checked. And its not like a start-over is going to change their image and reputation.

    It would just be a waste of money and time to start over. Maybe drop kinect to save hardware starting cost, but that would be difficult at this point with devs expecting it on all machines.
     
  5. GameWinner

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    Well, Sony didn't start over with PS3 so why should Microsoft?
     
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    Any chance to reference Lord of the Rings is a good one. ^_^

    Denethor=OP's idea
    Gandalf=Common sense

     
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  7. emigre

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    Sony did relaunch the PS3 though.
     
  8. GameWinner

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    You mean with the Slim and price drop?
    I kinda forgotten that they did that. :P
     
  9. Ron

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    It wouldn't be easier at all to spend upwards of 3 years to go back into R&D to create a new console from scratch, at worst, they'd skip out on this generation completely while doing so.

    People will still buy it anyways.
     
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    i like how the dreamcast was brought up in here, as if to say that was a bad console?
     
  11. xcrimsonstormx
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    Even with the DRM drop or whatever it still only seems like a very small upgraded 360.
     
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    There's no sense in starting from scratch. People like me who want the exclusives will buy it.
     
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    The Dreamcast had some amazing games and IP's. Dreamcast also didn't flip flop uncertainly about DRM, and alienate their user base.
     
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    The Xbox One has a ton of feature upgrades over the Xbox 360.

    The PS4 on the other hand...
     
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    Imagine the huge fuss Microsoft releasing a new console after their failures would cause, they would be criticized even more for admitting their failure.
     
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    Still it got poorly sold.
    No matter what the cause, people will still buy the Xbone.
    Maybe not as much but it'll still get sold.

    I miss the DC :c
     
  17. Gahars

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    At this point, it would be much more expensive (and damaging) to scrap the whole thing and start over instead of just releasing it and attempting to smooth out the problems post-launch.

    Sometimes, you just have to suck it up and sleep in the bed you've made for yourself.
     
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    As long as Windows is pretty much the only option for companies (due to "exclusive" software for Windows, ie. they are crap for other OSs), Microsoft can pump money into any business they like. The Xbox is a stable brand and regardless of the craptastic E3, they'll still sell it. At least enough to make it worth it.

    The worst thing Microsoft could do now is scrap the console as a whole. It's been developed, advertised, produced (at least most of the components, if not the assembly too) and games are/will be printed. It would be the end of the MS gaming division and the Xbox brand if they forfeited now.
     
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  20. Lilith Valentine

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    Honestly I am not that big a fan of them to begin with in the video game world, but dropping their system outright to make a new one won't solve anything, if anything it will only damage them and the system's reputation more.

    Edited out my stupidity.
     
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  21. Scuba156

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    If another company was more qualified then they would already be doing it or would have done it.