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GameStop: Next Xbox will be "a very hot, compelling device"

CEO J. Paul Raines is excited for next-gen but also sees software pricing becoming a "hot debate" in the coming months

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iGAM3R-VIII1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

"AND AS MUCH AS SOME HAVE DISCOUNTED THE Wii U ALREADY AND THINK THE NEW LAUNCHES OF THE CONSOLES FROM SONY AND MICROSOFT WILL MAKE THE Wii U IRRELEVANT, Raines knows better than to count Nintendo out. "This industry has a lot of cynicism and people love to say stuff isn't going to work, but we think the Wii U is a real console that's been disappointing for a couple months,..."

EDIT: some hardcore Wii U supporters wanted the full quote

xHeavYx1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Everybody is talking about the next X-Box except Microsoft, time for them to give out some info!

iGAM3R-VIII1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

LOL I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU

Anyway this article is a good read, most of the things Raines says is right and true, we still haven't heard anything about the next Xbox though and I am starting to think other people know more about the Xbox than MS itself does lool :P, I believe by E3 every gamer will have their choice on what console to get

EDIT: @nukeitall and @WrAiTh_Sp3cTr3 I do not know why you are unhappy, I was saying how that particular point that Raines said was a burn, not the entire quote. I do believe that once Nintendo start rolling out IP's, they will sell more, that is just the way Nintendo are.

JokesOnYou1208d ago

No Microsoft does not need to start giving info on the next xbox, E3 is coming so why would they not want to wait and show all then when the world is watching? Only the obsessed impatient gamers care anyway, most folks just enjoy playing games now and will get excited when somethings announced.

fluffydelusions1208d ago

That is the point...EVERYONE is talking about it :)

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InTheZoneAC1208d ago

I don't think people are eager for the next xbox even if they are talking about it...

thechosenone1208d ago TrollingShow
vega2751208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

really now MS is paying gamestop....really? that's the best you can come up with?

reality check: if MS is rumored to stop used game sales. it will only hurt gamestop and no amount of money givin from MS will stop the decline in their business.which is to sell "used games" and is MS decides to stop used games. do you really think sony wouldn't be far behind since they also lose money from use games.

seriously people don't even try to use their brains these day

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_QQ_1207d ago

i'm sure they will, they've always had the best marketing.

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nukeitall1208d ago

Why leave out the important part of the quote?

"And as much as some have discounted the Wii U already and think the launches of new consoles from Sony and Microsoft will make Wii U irrelevant, Raines knows better than to count Nintendo out. "This industry has a lot of cynicism and people love to say stuff isn't going to work, but we think the Wii U is a real console that's been disappointing for a couple months, but we think there's more there when the first-party titles come out. Nintendo's got a few up their sleeve," he said."

Remember 3DS and it's slow start? What is it doing now?

Nintendo has been in this for the longest time, so I wouldn't under-estimate them.

CBaoth1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Cool I should expect an $80 price cut at E3! Right?

bothebo1208d ago

Lol you just got burned. No way a price cut is coming with retailers and Nintendo already taking hits lol.

Thirty3Three1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

"Remember 3DS and it's slow start? What is it doing now? "

...It's doing even worse...

EDIT.

Also, uhhh... Sony already confirmed a 60-dollar price-tag for their next-gen games...

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31208d ago

Burn what?

"And as much as some have discounted the Wii U already and think the launches of new consoles from Sony and Microsoft will make Wii U irrelevant, Raines knows better than to count Nintendo out. "This industry has a lot of cynicism and people love to say stuff isn't going to work, but we think the Wii U is a real console that's been disappointing for a couple months, but we think there's more there when the first-party titles come out. Nintendo's got a few up their sleeve," he said.

ijust2good1208d ago

The next Xbox will be so powerful it will make a high end PC look like a 32bit console in comparison.

It will introduce the first Holodeck gaming machine and it will come with Kinect 2.0 with AI HAL 1000 which is so power full that it can actually predict the future.

It will be a landmark advancement in many field of technology. It will propel Microsoft to world domination.

gamertk4211208d ago

I guess at least 8 people don't subscribe to your brand of humor, lol.

RonRico1208d ago

Ha ha ha! Man you crazy !)

The_Infected1208d ago

"We've been spending a lot of time with Microsoft, but we have to let them take the lead on this, but it will be a very hot, compelling device. They are doing some really cool stuff, and I'm eager to hear them start their announcements because I think the world is going to stand up and take notice," Raines commented."

I think this is pretty interesting. "The world will stay up and take notice" seems like they have something pretty big on their hands.

solar1208d ago

no it wont. it doesnt have 8gb of DDR5.

CalvinKlein1208d ago

Very hot? I hope it doesnt overheat like the old 360

STREET x KING1208d ago

Ha!! Jokes on you cus my first 360 broke way before it had a chance to overheat!!!

I kid!! I kid!!

AngelicIceDiamond1208d ago

BTW his optimism towards the new Xbox means MS is not blocking used games.

sengoku1208d ago

lol you should reed what this same ceo has to say about the wiiu as he is so excited for it he craps his pants?? lol
according to him the wii-u is a real next-gen console.
sure it is. but can it do nexgen graphics??

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donniebaseball1208d ago

I wonder how different/similar it will be from PS4. I think with the open, developer focused approach Sony is taking, Microsoft may have to open up. Indies do not like MS...

fr0sty1208d ago

My guess is similar, but more economically priced hardware (similar enough to run the same games), and a focus instead going on bundling kinect with every system and pushing for the device to be an entertainment hub. Expect a big focus on media, not just games.

IronFistChinMi1208d ago

Sony had to go on the charm offensive with indies with the PS4, considering how they treated them in the past year...

https://twitter.com/superer...

https://twitter.com/superer...

majiebeast1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Those tweets are bullshit by a Kotaku writer.

-Sanzaru is already working on a new project for Sony.
-Nihilistic im glad they almost got destroyed.
-Superbot has themselves to blame Sony advertised the hell out of PSASBR but alot of stuff was missing polish.
-Lightbox should have made Warhawk 2 wasnt impressed by Starhawks RTS stuff.
-Jaffe leaving eat sleep play days before twisted metal shipped, didnt help nor did trying to run the studio from home help.

ALLWRONG1208d ago

"Indies do not like MS."

Yet! there are more indie games and devs on the 360 than any other console this gen.

nukeitall1208d ago

They also have the most financially indie friendly console platform. Nobody else offers $100 for full publishing rights on consoles, and look what that got MS?

Nothing, but a bad reputation. Should have done what the other console manufacturers do, charge thousands of dollars for the dev kit *AND* be selective at the same time. That will SHUT THEM INDIES UP!

IronFistChinMi1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

That Durango, he's so hot right now!

The quote below makes me excited to see what they've got in store, can't wait!

"They are doing some really cool stuff, and I'm eager to hear them start their announcements because I think the world is going to stand up and take notice,"

Heisenburger1208d ago

Hansel, he's so hot right now. Hansel.

DonkeyWalrus1208d ago

Don't ask questions. Just give in to the power of the tea.

sengoku1207d ago

come on get real like the world is going to stand up and say wow!! really?? whatever.
what ells is he going to say?
i left the meeting and crapped my pant because it was so funny??

JeffGUNZ1207d ago

Or he could just say nothing, wait for MS announcement/reveal, see the feedback, then comment. Why is it so hard to believe that the next xbox might be amazing? You know if the next xbox is on par or even slightly better spec wise then the PS4, doesn't mean it will be better in the long run. It's clear E3 is the big day and until then, just wait to see it before you write them off.

sengoku1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

sure M$ could have something great and i'm not worried at all about whatever the outcome might be of the next generation. (really could care less)

i'm just saying that what this guys says is just comical kinda like Micheal patcher, total nonsensical. its just funny how people cling to his every word while it's obvious he over dramatizing.
come on the world will stop, and stand up to look at what M$ has for a next-gen console?? really?? it's funny come on..

Jaces1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Talk's cheap, want to see what they got before getting excited.

Theo11301208d ago

Did he just confirm that it red rings?

donniebaseball1208d ago

Haha. Yeah "hot" may not be the best word to use when it comes to Xbox hardware!

iNFAMOUZ11208d ago

no i think he just confirmed the ps4 will fail

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DigitalSmoke1208d ago

7+ Agrees...
And every single one who did is a total tool of a person, forever.

lastofgen1208d ago

Considering all the negativity surrounding the next xbox from websites that are simply guessing and looking at these "leaked documents" which could have been easily made up, one positive thing comes up for the next xbox from someone who probably has talked to microsoft about the next xbox and seen it and you want to cast it aside??