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If the Rumors Are True: 5 Reasons the Next Xbox Will Fail

The battle has begun. As developers begin to squeeze the dying pixels from a fading era of consoles, the inevitable cold war known as the next generation lingers on the horizon. Here, reputations are at stake, fan loyalties wax and wane, and precious consumer dollars dangle from the wallets of the undecided. Make no mistake: This is war.

As Nintendo's Wii U sales continue to hobble, Sony has eased swiftly into its play for the throne with the masterfully hyped announcement of the PlayStation 4. Will the esteemed designers and programmers of Microsoft answer the call with a deafening retort in order to silence the industry with a console destined to rule them all?

Not if the rumors are true. So, what are your thoughts? If any of the rumors are true, are they enough to keep you away from the next Xbox? What is your breaking point, and when is enough enough?

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GalacticEmpire1199d ago

It's likely most of the negative rumors turn out to be false but the damage these rumors are doing to the image of the Xbox brand is quite real. Microsoft have a lot to address before and during E3 and their PR department seem to be sleeping on the job.

Belking1199d ago

There is no damage to the xbox brand. It's mostly only fanboys who were never gonna buy it anyway. Lets wait and see what MS says first.

IRetrouk1199d ago

I do agree that we should wait and see, to say that the bad rumors are causing no harm is very short sighted, remember the whole ps3 has no games, ps3 doom this and that? That didnt help the ps3 at the start did it? Even though it was bull it still put some people off.

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ichimaru1199d ago

Pretty much. I love when people who have no plans to buy the nextbox period say "if MS wants my money....."

KarrBOMB1199d ago

Reply to Ireteouk...

How was the PS3 having issues selling during release? They sold out everywhere for months. I literally went everywhere to find one and they were unavailable.

TekoIie1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Out of interest how long does everyone think the new Xbox will have between its announcement/reveal event and its release date?

The PS4 will have something along the lines of 6 months so lets assume the 720 has a similar amount of time. Do you think that 6 months of facts is going to make those rumours any more valid a month before its release?

Old rumours will get buried, simple as that.

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Oh_Yeah1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

How are the rumors damaging to xbox when most of the mainsteam public/gamers don't get on sites like these to know about any of the rumors...and rumors are just rumors idk about you all but I don't pass any judgement until I have facts.

AngelicIceDiamond1198d ago

"the damage these rumors are doing to the image of the Xbox brand is quite real."

@Empire Lol Omg. There's no damage being done to next Xbox, Its all rumors. Only the internet is where it could "hurt" the next Xbox. Mainstream press virtually knows nothing about about a new Xbox, realistically.

Ilovetheps41199d ago

I just want to see the console already. I want to know what rumors are and aren't true. I've said this before, but I would be astounded if the always online rumor is true, but we will see. It's going to be interesting. I've held my judgment of the system until I hear the facts from Microsoft's mouth.

abzdine1199d ago

i'm sure next xbox is gonna get some good games just like the xbox and 360, but after my tastes and expectations i'm gonna choose PS4 for Sony first party games and the Gaikai integration which sounds mega promising! I also own a Vita and that remote play is a NEED thing for me.

I like the competition between the two, it makes things better for us gamers, and each one will choose what suits best

fermcr1199d ago

You do realize that Gaikai is a ... always online servçe? If you want to play a single player game, you have to be online.

I might be interested in the PS4, but I'm definitely not interested in Gaikai.

jcnba281199d ago

I've been pointing that out to people since the whole Adam Orth debacle and people just refuse to listen. Like you said, to play games on Gaikai you will have to be online.

aceitman1199d ago

@fermcr ,yes just like Netflix but u know that is the only way to play it(its an option u have ) , but its not a physical copy when u want to play offline being forced to be online while having to play the physical copy , which is a thing people don't want.

abzdine1199d ago

what's the problem with that? Do you want Gaikai to be a.. always offline instead? Nonsense!!isn't playing online a.... always online service as well? Or PS+? Why don't people complain?

It's nothing mandatory like next xbox rumors, you are offline you can still play games, you go online you have more stuff and advantages.

Gaikai for me is a killer app because of streaming games on vita, stream game from another PS4 and all cloud gaming stuff.

SideShort1199d ago

Even with my tastes and expectations, I still can't say which system would woo me over till MS announces theirs. If they charge for xbox live, it's PS4 for me. If its always online, it's PS4 for me. Even so, who's to say MS's new console doesn't come with 72 virgins? We just don't know what their selling points will be and we can bet Sony will not simply steamroll over MS without a fight.

Nodoze1199d ago

The silence from MS is deafening. I am thinking that they are leaking this stuff to gauge the reaction to it. As you can see even the reputable sites are now posting about the rumors.

It is high time that someone from MS makes an official response.

FrigidDARKNESS1199d ago

IThink people who make these threads are members of this forum. I have never seen so maby xbox is a failure thread on one site. Its like 10 per day.

The next xbox wont fail at all i think folks should be worried if the ps4 fails because that can spell disaster for Sony.

jcnba281199d ago

As well as all the Wii U doom and gloom articles. These people seem to forget that the PS3 was crap for at least a year after its release.

Clarence1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

Here u go again the 360 launch line up was just like the PS3 lineup
360
Amped 3
Call of Duty 2
Condemned: Criminal Origins
FIFA Soccer 06 Road to 2006 FIFA World Cup
GUN
Kameo: Elements of Power
Madden NFL 06
NBA 2K6
NBA LIVE 06
Need for Speed Most Wanted
NHL 2K6
Perfect Dark Zero
Peter Jackson
s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
Project Gotham Racing
Quake 4
Ridge Racer 6
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06
Tony Hawk

PS3
Games available at launch:
Resistance: Fall of Man (Sony)
MotorStorm (Sony)
Genji: Days of the Blade (Sony)
Formula One Championship Edition (Sony)
Ridge Racer 7 (Sony)
Call of Duty 3 (Activision)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Activision)
Tony Hawk's Project 8 (Activision)
Gundam: Target in Sight (Namco Bandai)
Full Auto 2: Battle Lines (SEGA)
Sonic the Hedgehog (SEGA)
Virtua Fighter 5 (SEGA)
Virtua Tennis 3 (SEGA)
World Snooker Championship 2007 (SEGA)
NHL 2K7 (2K Sports)
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft)
Enchanted Arms (Ubisoft)
Def Jam: Icon (EA)
Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
NBA Street Homecourt (EA)
Need For Speed Carbon (EA)
The Godfather: The Don's Edition (EA)

Pretty much the same thing. The PS3 was just a year later. So I guess the 360 was crap for at least the first year as well.

KarrBOMB1199d ago

This site has always been a PS3 fanboy place. They're not gamers, they're just fans of anything Sony. They'll castigate you for just liking the Xbox. I rarely visit this site and prefer places where people actually like games as compared to systems. I have a 360 and PS3, why limit yourself to one system when each have great games?

kreate1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Well which site would u recommend that doesnt have fanboys?
Where are the site w just gamers?

Urusernamesucks1198d ago

@Kreate definatly not N4g thats for sure

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