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Submitted by Gioteck 395d ago | article

Next Xbox Marketed as a games console?

Gioteck asks, will the next Xbox be marketed as a games console? (Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Sclavius  +   395d ago
ummm I should hope so
Skips   395d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
adorie  +   395d ago
I'd be pissed if it was marketed to the hardcore with empty promises, just to get their money for initial sales, then make haste to the casual.

Why would I be pissed? I don't know, I just hate when people get burned by businesses trying to take advantage. I'm a rare one, I guess. I give a poop about the next person. :)

E3 needs to come quickly. I want to see what the Next-Box can do and hopefully Microsoft doesn't forget the people who helped build the Xbox brand. Gamers.
fabod86  +   395d ago
Should have been otherwise?
Kinda funny that they have to specify that it plays games XD
green  +   395d ago
It will be marketed as an entertainment device and games are a form on entertainment.
Minato-Namikaze  +   395d ago
Ehhh, I want a games console that doubles as an entertainment device
amiga-man  +   395d ago
I find it funny that Blu-ray is also a form of entertainment but ironically microsofts so called entertainment console won't be able to play them.
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green  +   395d ago
Please could you post a link to a CONFIRMED source that says that the next gen XBOX will not be able to play Blu-ray movies?
stuna1  +   395d ago
@ green

I think he's speaking on the rumor that the nextbox won't play blu ray disc based games.
theWB27  +   395d ago
Will it be so hard if for the last 5 years or so Microsoft has blatantly gone the rout of wanting to be your entertainment device. Even going so far as getting it's own tv model off the ground. Turning it into a tuner.

They will market it as a game console that does all these other things they've been building toward. Not hard to keep up with that.
CommonSenseGamer  +   395d ago
Add to that a list of codecs that neither will support.
LessThan2Tflops  +   395d ago
Can they market it as "it only does everything"?
stage88  +   395d ago
It's an entertainment device that also plays games.
That's exactly what i want.....

(No it isn't)
Gildarts  +   395d ago
If it has awesome games then why not? Why is having good entertainment options so bad?
stuna1  +   395d ago
Because most get entertainment through alternate sources! Just looking at how Microsoft handles the entertainment media on the 360 now, would make most second guess getting the nextbox, considering most entertainment media will be behind a pay wall.
gamertk421  +   395d ago
I can't wait for the XES (Xbox Entertainment System).
Jek_Porkins  +   395d ago
Game console with a lot of other features, sort of how Nintendo called it the Nintendo Entertainment System instead of anything to do with video games, but obviously the initial buyers of a console are the core gamer's.
PS4isKing_82  +   395d ago
Microsoft has lost focus off of core games. They know the money is in kinect, movies and other media apps and services. While the Xbox will probably always play games, that's no longer Microsoft's primary concern anymore I believe, reason why so few games are exclusive and all the recent square enix games are only headed for ps platforms. It's actually starting to look like next gen will belong to Sony by default as Nintendo and Microsoft are going off in their own directions.

Nintendo currently has an identity crisis with the wiiU and the next Xbox is going to want to do everything but play games and spy on you 24/7.
from the beach  +   395d ago
They'll continue to try and warp the traditional terminology - 'experiences', 'entertainment hub' - to appeal to non-gamers but really, let's let their PR folks worry about marketing it.

I'm buying it to play the games and will keep an open mind about whatever other features are in there as well.
edonus  +   395d ago
They just get dumber and dumber everyday.

What else would market it as. It will have 90% of the games the Ps4 has on it and they both will play movies and stream music and tv shows and connect to the internet. Ps4 and the Nextbox are in the same market just like the Ps3 and 360 are.

These articles are circle jerk sessions for Sony lovers. Its quite pathetic actually especially when you see how many of them bite and buy in to this garbage.
Jek_Porkins  +   395d ago
I meant to agree but accidentally clicked disagree, I gave bubble up though because that was one of the most coherent things I've ever heard here on N4G. You are 100% right, the Xbox 720 and PS4 will have 90% to 95% of the same exact games! Exclusives make up the other part, but when compared to third party games is a pretty small number.

As long as they don't stop making games, stop third parties from making games for the console, who cares?
It makes sense to market it however it's going to appeal to the most people.
BlackTar187  +   395d ago
are you saying your okay with your gaming system starting out with the notion of having less games then the other company? See if xbox has 90% the same games ps4 will have about 97% of the same games. Now as a gamer and im assuming you are in this hobby for the games first then i don't see how you gladly accept that stat and are happy about it. I mean God when ps3 first came out xbox was all WHERE ARE THE GAMES then when that got turned upside down it was something else. Or the fact xbox crowd lol'd at ps3 being a entertainment hub but then MS went that direction and now that argument is now gone. Just seems like people need to admit that maybe you guys care very less about the games and care more about the device and what it can do other then games. Then stop visiting Gamesites complaining that the whole communities are turning pro ps3. Just seems like this war xbox fans basically started in 2007 is like a moving line in the sand kinda like MS focus in the last couple years. I mean go to IGn its a couple xbox fans complaining about ps3 fans calling it a ps3 site then this site and a couple others. Its pretty clear some of these communites are sticking to a system that is going to be mostly about games compared to a company that is completly fine with saying games are not first its about entertainment as a whole. I dunno you can call me a fanboy but i do play every system i am old enough to make logical and educated opinion about all 4 of them(i count my PC)and i just call it like i see it.

Ill still buy and play xbox but i'll never be seen justifying decisions as a gamer first that arn't gamer first directions.

ANyways not an attack or anything just a general response. Have a good day.

Also just to note i played xbox a couple years while owning a ps3 when they released games that were specific to the system. My favorite game being Battlestations Midway MP. I had no favorite at the begining of this GEN and never actually thought of picking one before in all the past gens of systems i have been a part of all the way back to card readers and 486 computers running indiana jones and doom
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BlackTar187  +   395d ago
im sorry it just hard for me to wrap my head around someone who is a 1st hobby gamer (assuming you are) to say Who cares abotu exclusive games who cares about stuff like that. It really makes no sense. No other hobbiest will pick a product that even if small or tiny provides less to the genre/hobbie they enjoy as a + or not even a + just not a negative.
JasonKCK  +   395d ago
BlackTar seeing as how we have zero info on the next Xbox. How is it that you know the Xbox will have less games?
Jek_Porkins  +   395d ago
@BlackTar187

Why would the next Xbox start off with less games? Microsoft has increased the number of studios they have, Black Tusk is crafting 4 new "core" IP's for the next Xbox alone.

I don't think if Microsoft is presenting other options for the next Xbox it means they will have less games, it's just more value. Microsoft has a ton of money yes? So why does it have to be one or the other?

I thought with the current gen the Xbox 360 had the best launch lineup, I would expect Microsoft would want to copy that success, core gamer's buy a console at launch, and we haven't even gotten a single confirmation on anything from Microsoft, so anything up until that point is speculation.
dcbronco  +   395d ago
Blacktar,

Such a small percentage of games makes no difference. It's not like you are assured of missing anything that you really want. There are few PS3 exclusives that I would have wanted. Most of that 5% are games that barely sold. I refuse to buy a console for $600 for a handful of games. The majority of the games I play are multi-platform. In fact the only game on the PS3 or coming to it that I would have any real interest in is Beyond. GT5 with more realistic damage. Things like LBP, battle-royale and Journey don't appeal to me.
BlackTar187  +   394d ago
we all know PS makes more exclusive AAA quality games then xbox. Both MS consoles this is true i doubt its gonna change in the next gen. Those small percentage? A 1/10 is not a small percentage a 10% by your own math.

Second please tell me the xbox 360 launch line up. I had 2 360's i know they had pretty weak games Perfect Dark, Call of Duty 3 what else was amazing? Peter Jackson King Kong? Kameo was dope. Condemned was dope but other then that nothing. The difference in launch line up from ps3 to 360 is so very small just so you know claiming victory in that is pretty petty. Anyways DCBronco please let us know why MS only fans have poisoned the Game industry with fake golalines and nonsense in one sentence please " Most of that 5% are games that barely sold." CLAPS CLAPS very slowly.

Jason are you saying despite the trend the last 4 years you are holding out hope for Xbox to start pumping out Full Disc based games at a higher rate then they have since they arrived on the market with xbox 1? That is just no logical at all.

Also black tusk i can;t seem to google anywhere they say they are working on 4 titles and core at that. I can Google them and see that they have announced 1 major title to be the next Halo type game. Black Tusk is not a big enough company to be working on 4 new Disc released AAA titles at the same time. I mean go ahead and prove me wrong but think about the money the employees the time and resources needed to make such a claim true.

I don't want to get into a defend ps hate MS type attitude here as i will def be buying and playing it i just know that you guys will admit a 1/10 of the games you will lose out on and somehow reason that to yourself. Then we got someone talking about how much games sell as a barometer for quality. its such sad stop calling yourself gamers and start calling your self Xbox only gamers. leave the title of gamers to people who don't let their head get in the way of their #1 hobby.

About black tusk games i found 1 blog post about 4 game buts its 4 games over the lifetime of the new console. So you have a pretty large window there anyways i don't care as much as my posts lead on to believe and for someone to admit themselves as a Multi platform release games only why are you picking sides?
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clintagious650  +   395d ago
Its a durango with a supercharge with 720hp on kinect 2.0 wheels with no steering wheel. You are the controller. Drive safely.
KillrateOmega  +   395d ago
MS really needs to come out with that reveal soon. All of these rumors haven't exactly been giving them good press. Conversely, Sony is having a ball right now :)

While I'm still most likely going to get a PS4, I just want to be able to move past all these rumors and get some actual facts.
Gamer-Z  +   395d ago
When is the reveal?
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   395d ago
They will probably reveal a date of the reveal....and then not reveal the console lol
CaulkSlap  +   395d ago
Kinectbox Netflixing Machine.
amiga-man  +   395d ago
lol.
Hicken  +   395d ago
Can somebody explain to me how Sonic200's first comment was trolling? As best I can tell, it's DIRECTLY important to the discussion here, and yet...

Seems to me that many Xbox fans are more than willing to treat Microsoft's current and recent-past actions as if they don't exist, as if they will have ZERO effect on their approach to gaming next gen. Now, maybe we'll get lucky, and Microsoft will double down on the core gaming(for the whole of the gen this time, please?), but I really can't see them passing up the opportunity to try and pull in the same type of crowd- and the same money- that they tapped into late THIS gen.

In all likelihood, the Nextbox will be marketed as an entertainment console that does games, too. I would prefer it be the other way around, but it just doesn't seem that way.

Edit: I shouldda known you'd be the one to respond.

First off, I've NEVER said I have no desire to buy a 360. In fact, I've numerous times said I WOULD, but only under certain conditions. After all, I've yet to finish Lost Odyssey, and I love what I've played of that, so far. There's also at LEAST Vesperia and Blue Dragon that I want to play, plus a couple of ATLUS games; I might even desire a modded system so I can play Steins;Gate after importing it. That you want to continually be a dumbass and try and perpetuate a fallacy is your issue, not mine, but I'd appreciate it if you at least kept things straight.

Second, there's a VERY distinct difference between how Sony has approached their "entertainment" focus, and how Microsoft is doing it, and you'd be an idiot NOT to notice it. Then again, this is you we're talking about, so I imagine all the times Sony has STRESSED- and their actions have proved their words time and time again- that they're about gaming first just went right over your head. Yeah, they have the social stuff, but it's secondary; with the PS4, it's primary purpose is in promoting games and connecting gamers. Microsoft is most obviously not doing the same thing; instead of still pumping out the games, they've spent the last few years pumping out the apps, all of them entertainment-based, and not focusing on what the system should PRIMARILY be about: gaming.

Again, and I don't know how it can be any more clear: Sony is catering to other markets while making sure that GAMING- particularly core gaming- is still their primary focus; Microsoft is doing the exact opposite, focusing on the casual and entertainment crowds first while mostly letting the core market survive off a few trusted IPs and third party offerings.

Can you HONESTLY look at the lineups of the two consoles for this year- games, services, apps, etc- and tell me they're doing the same thing?

Frankly, the ONLY thing you have right is that I don't like Microsoft. The rest of that crap you talk about is some made up bullshit you use to try and make me look like someone I'm not.

And, most importantly, you STILL didn't address why Sonic200's comment was marked for trolling. I find it ironic that you and MikeMyers do the same thing when addressing my comments: you don't actually address them, but attack my preference for Sony, instead.

Is that a silent indication of acknowledgement? That you know I'm right, but don't want to admit it? Why do I NEVER see either of you go after somebody trolling Sony, yet you'll both JUMP at the chance to rebut someone who tells that troll off?
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maniacmayhem  +   394d ago
So you are willing to drink the Sony kool-aid when they say it's a gaming system first and an entertainment system second? Because as stated from mostly everyone Sony is doing the exact same thing MS is by catering to a larger demographic and offering more media/social features to its console.
And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Wasn't Sony's motto "It Only Does Everything". Sony fans ate that up, now when MS is actually trying make good on that saying it's all of a sudden boos and hisses from Sony fanboys and them oh so worried about the 360's core.

And why do you need everything explained to you? Have you no common sense?

"In all likelihood, the Nextbox will be marketed as an entertainment console that does games, too. I would prefer it be the other way around,"

But it still does games, so what is the problem? And why would YOU prefer this when you have already stated you have no desire or reason to ever purchase a 360, you will never be it's core gamer and you hate MS.

Care to explain that?
ichimaru  +   394d ago
in your mind, who do you think reads that wall of text
maniacmayhem  +   394d ago
@Hicken

"In fact, I've numerous times said I WOULD, but only under certain conditions."

It's been SEVEN years Hicken, the 360's console cycle is over. What CERTAIN CONDITIONS are you waiting for.

Secondly look at every console's history when it's ending or coming to an end and tell me their line-up. Because sony delays most of their games and brings them out this year all of sudden they care about the core gamer? What happened last year when their line up wasn't so hot? Oh I forgot, one of your quotes you actually forgave them for this but not so much MS for this year right?

If your all about the games then why not pick up a 360? From you previous statement it seems there sure are a lot of backlog games you want to play for it. Oooh but I forgot there's these CERTAIN CONDITIONS that's stopping you. I like that excuse, I'm going to use it to.

"I would like to pick up a Vita, but under CERTAIN CONDITIONS."

As for Sonic200's comment I could care less which is why I didn't answer it. I had no concern at all only your insane continued stupid remarks. Shall I bring up all the questions I have asked you that you have remained silent on?

And for the last time, since you can't seem to understand this through that thick, insane, concrete skull of yours. I don't have any problem with your preference for Sony. I have a problem with you d-bag attitude, your flip flop, hypocritical comments, your constant berating of others on this site and your complete lack of respect for others and their preference for other consoles.

Now can you understand this? Are we clear?
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