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Microsoft wants Xbox to be the entertainment hub for all your devices

In a pre-E3 pep talk, Microsoft highlighted the Xbox 360's ongoing success and teased some plans to keep its momentum rolling. The company has sold 67 million units since the console launched in 2005, generating over $56 billion at retail and earning Microsoft a 47% share of the current-generation console market. An increasing number of Xbox 360s are sold each year and that trend is expected to continue in 2012.

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GribbleGrunger1578d ago

now where have i heard this before?

Clarence1578d ago TrollingShowReplies(4)
TBM1578d ago

Microsoft has made my 360 a paperweight. i can't believe they think Im stupid enough to pay them to play online when i already pay my cable subscriber to use my online.

lack of variety in 1st party exclusives, useless social apps i don't care about, and and forcing me to pay to play online when Im already doing that has all but made up my mind that i won't be purchasing their new console.

nintendo and Sony will have me covered for my tastes in games.

modesign1578d ago

Cstyile- sony was laughing when micro had to waste a billion dollars for there RROD problem.

yesmynameissumo1578d ago

I don't want them to be my entertainment hub.

This will be marked as trolling.

StrongMan1578d ago TrollingShowReplies(1)
Godmars2901578d ago

Where is this 47% coming from, especially considering that there are more Wiis out there. Nevermind that the PS3, despite being in 3rd, still has a chunk of the market as well. And that's just consoles.

Also: hasn't *everyone* been selling less numbers? Again that's just consoles.

mandf1578d ago

Godmars290 You should know by now most of game journalists just make up stuff on the fly most of the time.

CharlesDCI1578d ago

They are trying to pass American numbers as Worldwide again...

egidem1578d ago

Read my mind. They're talking about US/NA numbers, which of course, doesn't represent the whole world.

For example, let's compare it to a region where the Xbox is doing really bad, say Japan.

timotim1578d ago

They are talking revenue generated on the project. Xbox 360, its games, subscription charges, digital downloads and peripherals at retail and online.

user54670071578d ago

It's a GAMES console Microsoft...A GAMES CONSOLE

If you aren't interested in the games industry anymore and you want out why don't you admit it.

The only reason they havent left yet and are turning the Xbox into a media hub is because they don't want to leave the audience they've built up over the years behind, not knowing (or ignoring) that most of their audience are gamers and don't care about this sort of stuff.

I mean trying to change the games industry into something which goes against "gaming" for their own greedy needs is disrespectful to gamers who have followed them since the Xbox.

Least when Sony marketed the PS3 as a media hub with it's main blu ray feature back in 2006 it was presented as that. Now they don't need to worry about it anymore since they had a plan from the beginging and are focusing on the games...you know what make a console.

Honestly I don't understand MS sometimes.

Godmars2901578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )

By the time the PS3 had been announce, Sony had established several healthy in-house developers. With XBox1 was simply looking - expecting - 3rd parties to flock to them on name alone. When they didn't that's when they opened their wallet.

@cstyle:
How doesn't the same apply to MS on their first attempt at a console? Sony at least had the benefit of Nintendo's licensing fees and the cheap space CDs gave with the PS1.

MS came in arrogant. Still are if you look XBL fees and several things they've done in regards to MMOs and first releases. The whole 47% they're pulling out of their butt.

cstyle1578d ago

"3rd parties to flock to them on name alone".

No dude, that is what sony was thinking with the PS3 but it didn't work.

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