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10 Ways to Ensure Success of the Xbox 720

From the PlanetXbox360.com feature article:

"With Nintendo’s Wii U just around the corner, I thought that it may be a good time to begin looking forward to the next Xbox’s launch. For one, when considering what Microsoft has done in the past (shortcomings and successes alike) it becomes a tad bit easier to form a picture of what they may be planning to unleash come fall 2013 (the time period I expect that the new console will hit shelves). Here’s a list of a few things Microsoft should do to ensure that the Xbox 360’s successor is not a flop."

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LaurenKB1231448d ago

Good list, for me it comes down to launch exclusives and price...

Yi-Long1448d ago

.... backwards compatibility is a MUST.

SlapHappyJesus1448d ago (Edited 1448d ago )

Big factor.

Really important in trying to draw in early adopters.

DryPancake1448d ago

I'd like to have a way to put my old save data from my 360 onto the new consoles. Also to have my Xbox live account transferred too.

dcbronco1448d ago

Sorry but that list sucks to me. For the most part a lot of things named are a given.

10. Don't call it the 720.
9.MS has never forgotten about the hardcore. That is a Sony fanboy lie. CoD, BF and most of the hardcore games that people actually buy are on the 360. And sales matter because it is a vote with your wallet.
8. No mass failures. Like that was on purpose. And before some idiot says they might rush it remember they started working on it back in '05.
7. Don't make the HD proprietary. That one is should be number one. Or maybe BC.
6. Don't have a bad launch line up. Does that really need to be said.
5. Don't just make a cheap PC. They have over 200 Computer Architects in-house. They aren't just buying off the shelf.
4. $699. Yes, you're right. That one also seems like a given.
3. MS spend a ton of money getting timed exclusives and they go out of their way to make their system easy to program for and to support developers with engineers.
2.I agree the hard drives need to be huge. TB huge.
1. Of all of the gaming companies MS has been the one to really push variety. A lot of the complaints has been that the 360 does too much. Looking at the leak and the announcements of Surface and Smartglass it seems they have not lost sight of how important it is to do many things.

But two out of ten isn't bad.

UltimaEnder1448d ago

Games games and more games; the Xbox LIVE content is cool too but don't lose focus on the games...

AO1JMM1448d ago

Exactly, You deserve a bubble.

M_Prime1448d ago

and keep your gamerscore...

ReDDeaDDan1448d ago

It should JUST be about the games. I can do everything else on a rusty old laptop, I want my console to use every cent of its power on bringing me amazing gaming experiences.

dcbronco1448d ago

I want it to do as many things as possible. Having two separate CPU/GPU units makes it so that they don't interfere with each other. People need to get used to machines having many purposes. It the way it's going to be from now on.

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Blankman851448d ago

Free online multiplayer. Bare bones Xbox Live Silver, with Internet Explorer and multiplayer for free. They can keep their chat and party and cross chat and cloud for Gold, I just wanna play online for free.

dcbronco1448d ago (Edited 1448d ago )

Sony is on the verge of going out of business and people still demand a service that cost the company hundreds of millions a year to run for free. Cause and effect, folks.

But Sony did that to themselves.

I know, I know. You just want good games. And you only care about the games.

Belking1448d ago

As long as it has some good launch games it will do o.k... I know for a fact that Just Cause 3 will be one of those titles.

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