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Microsoft Probably Not Giving Next-Gen Console War to Sony

Hardcore Gamer: Online-only functionality and registration keys are idiotic in its own right, but combining them into a giant soggy mass of utter failure would be the equivalent of Microsoft deciding that Sony and Nintendo really do deserve far more marketshare than they'd otherwise have if a more competent competitor wasn't trying so desperately to blow its brains out.

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aceitman1329d ago

if ms doesn't test the xbox 720 real good and come out like the 360 with the red ring of death,with sony coming out 1st they will from that alone.so hear me out ms test,test,test, I will not buy a xbox 720 until I see if it is not having problems.and when I buy one when it dies u die with it, and it will be the last thing I buy from you. and to the disagrees I went thru 8 red rings of death five mine 3 of my sons. one ps3 and that lasted me 7 years.

007Bond1329d ago

As a MAJOR Xbox fan I agree with you this hardware failure is unacceptable especially for the price of 1 console alone.

BanBrother1329d ago

@aceitman
How many 360's have you bought?

I don't plan on getting a 360 day one for many reasons, but a big reason would be that I want to hear about the hardware first. Lucky I didn't buy a launch 360, although the 'newer' model I bought got the RROD (the falcon chip model).

fr0sty1329d ago

We also said that MS would never commit suicide by abandoning a focus on exclusive core titles in favor of casual motion titles.

Look how that worked out. Not saying they'd do the whole always online/no used games thing, but I wouldn't put it past them either.

FamilyGuy1329d ago

Conundrum:

People won't be buying the next xbox if they cant share and trade in their games.

People won't need the ability to share their games since none of their friends will have the next xbox anyway because they won't buy one sense they'll know they cant share or trade in their games.

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RememberThe3571329d ago

I trust Edge over the authors gut.

This is stupid from the perspective of a gamer, as we wont be buying their games. But what if gamers aren't really what they're going after here? If they have focus grouped the audience they want to pull and seen that they don't care about these things, they might be fine shedding the gamer and grabbing the casuals.

I half don't believe it either, but at this point it's he said she said, and Edge has a bit more credibility.

Bathyj1329d ago

I dont think this is going to happen.

People need to stop reacting to every rumour like its a forgone conclusion.

delboy1329d ago

Say that to gamestop who's bleeding money because of rumors.
Whoever started that rumor will sleep with fishes if it turns out that it was just a rumor.

noobfromindia1329d ago

gamestop, amazon : xbox 720 -> now shipping broken

399$ only, additional 100$ for replacement, and only 50 more dollars for additional 5 day warranty.

* in no way is amazon or gamestop responsible for fire / death/ mad seizure if your xbox stops working or blows up in your face.

black9111329d ago

A large Majority of 360 sales came from idiots repurchasing 360 consoles after they got the RROD. What will Microsoft Do next gen without Hardware Failure issues?

alb18991328d ago (Edited 1328d ago )

A broken product cant be good for a technology company like Microsoft. Microsoft did lose a lot of money replacing this units so i don't think so.
I can say that a lot of Ps3 sales comes from people who wants to buy a cheap blueray with some functionalities too....which is stupid too.

Coltrane_C1328d ago

Been Say that for years... people never take that into affect...My buddy bought 4 xboxs because of RROD

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