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How Xbox 720 can change and win the next gen console wars

The reveal for the next Xbox is vastly approaching and with that comes much uncertainty. The hardware will no doubt be very similar to PS4's offering, so what can the next Xbox bring to the table? While one answer is very simple, the solution to it would be the most complex yet and can possibly change console gaming as we know it today.

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AngelicIceDiamond1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

Another how a >>>>>>(inser t console here)<<<<<< can win next gen. Do we really need winners? How bout we enjoy the other consoles company Instead of demolishing or destroying a fans said console.

xxLuckyStrike1138d ago

It's MS's gen to lose. If they get too greedy they'll pay for it, if the build on what they currently have they'll win in a landslide.

dedicatedtogamers1138d ago

How can they build on what they have when "what they have" is half of what they had four years ago? Fewer exclusives, fewer new IPs, fewer games overall, unless you're into Kinect...

If anything, Microsoft needs to return to what they had in 2008-2009. You can't build upward if the foundation has lost half its support beams.

Kevin ButIer1138d ago

Make it simple... this is not just for MS. We are moving so fast in terms of capabilities and "multi functionality" that companies are loosing focus on what really matters. GAMING...

stuna11138d ago

I take it you meant to say they need to rebuild on what made them a competitor in the first place! And that is for starter games for their fanbase, which without them they would be nowhere near as successful as they are now! With the start of the next generation they owe it to their supporters to start this generation off better than the last generation.

minimur121138d ago

How Xbox 720 can change and win the next gen console wars....... with an FPS or a kinect game
just like microsoft do
kinect and FPS.
great.

jimbobwahey1138d ago

@dedicatedtogamers

You talk about how Microsoft have fewer exclusives and new IPS, but in the past six months or so Xbox 360 owners have had big AAA exclusives such as Halo 4, Forza Horizon and Gears of War Judgement, along with great new exclusive IPs such as Battleblock Theater.

The exclusive offerings from Nintendo and Sony in the same timeframe haven't really competed at all in my opinion. Of course, it's just personal preferences at the end of the day, but I certainly wouldn't say that Microsoft have been lacking in the exclusive games department lately.

MysticStrummer1138d ago

"It's MS's gen to lose."

Shouldn't they have to win a generation before another one is theirs to lose?

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dcbronco1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

@Kevin ButIer

Actually it's gamers that have lost focus. Many no longer live in a real world where support matters. Even as developer after developer goes out of business or switches to easier markets they make demands that, if not supported with by more than words, will lead to another developer going out of business. Getting good games is nice, but having a continuous revenue stream is a must. If movies, music, casual, original programming and streaming add to a companies bottom line and makes the business worth remaining in then appreciate and accept it. Gamers need to understand that as cost go up the only sustainable business model is expansion.

After all, wasn't it you that once said "It only does everything". That wasn't a bad idea. All evidence shows that most want that.

Kevin ButIer1137d ago

agree @dcbronco, good point

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IIJOSEPHXII1138d ago

Didn't click when I read "vastly appraoching" in the news feed!

first1NFANTRY1138d ago

First of all M$ can start by debunking all the bad rumors surrounding the 720. After that comes games and more games. I'm not buying next gen consoles so watch tv shows. i have cable for that already.

FATALVISI0N1138d ago

I think it's to late for debunking rumors. At first I didnt believe any of it and the whole always online thing began to bother me, and I thought it was just rumor, but after finding what I found by microsoft in their very own blog, sealed the deal for my switching to Sony. "Microsoft to commit 100 percent of its focus on consumer TV strategy with Xbox." I want a gaming console, not a dvr that plays games. Google Tv and Apple Tv shouldnt be your damn competition, they are not gaming consoles.

hellvaguy1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

#firstINFANTRY

MS shouldn't have to debunk anything, especially if several or more ideas and concepts aren't finalized yet. So how can they debunk things that they themselves have not made a final decision on?

Too obvious of a stealth troll. I mean you started off with M$, then went on with the tv show angle. Run along, you been exposed.

forum671138d ago

Most gaming sites needs user's visit...nothing more.

fOrlOnhOpe571138d ago

For the love of God, MS, please reveal and save us from article after article after bloody article of pointless guesswork, wishful thinking and.....and......all the other things that I can't think of.

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