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Xbox Mini or Xbox TV?

Everyday Digitals - There has been speculation since last year that Microsoft was going to make a serious move into the media streaming market when (or after) it's Next Xbox (720) is released. Microsoft announced last year that more then half have the time their customers spent using their Xbox 360's it was to access entertainment other than gaming. Over the years they have continued to add services and channels to the Xbox Live Gold member tier ($60/yr) to make the gaming device more functional and to attract other parts of the family that may not be gamers. The logical step would be to offer an affordable device that can be sold next to competitors like the Apple TV, Roku and Google TV for a comparable price.

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JoGam1182d ago

Well in the picture, it say Mini. Is this a trick question?

EverydayDigitals1182d ago

Got to read the article. There are two varying possibilities.

nukeitall1182d ago

I hope MS releases this thing. Would love for most of the media functionality of the Xbox without the gaming capability for other rooms.

Don't want to spend money on full blown Xbox consoles just for the media possibility. Oh, also include Kinect!

green1182d ago

Exactly. I would like a mini for my bedroom and the Next Xbox for my living room.

mcstorm1182d ago

Interesting im sure we will hear more at E3. Im finding Microsoft a really interesting company again with the current devices and software they are offering and showing.
I do think they will start to grow again over the next 10 years.

CEOSteveBallmer1182d ago

I can't believe you guys are considering an Xbox device which doesn't play games. When you say Xbox, you think of a gaming machine. Oh well just passing thru and I wanted to see what xbox fans has to say and this is what I see, Still very supportive and not critical of what MS is doing. You guys should know better.

mcstorm1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

Now you see I don't. It was about games but Xbox is now Microsoft's name for its media services. You have Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox Video and Xbox Music and its across Consoles, PC, Tablet and Phones.

Only people who don't keep up to date what Microsoft are doing see xbox as a device that plays games.

jeffgoldwin1181d ago

@mcstorm

Wait so xbox no longer plays games? I must not be up to date on that portion of your trolling.

mcstorm1181d ago

@jeffgoldwin where have you got me trolling from because look back at my posts on here and you will see that's not true. I never said the xbox no longer plays games. Did you even read what I put?

The Xbox name is no longer just about games if you look at Microsoft's new products you will see we now have xbox music and xbox video and also xbox live. Its the Media side of the Microsoft's entertainment division where they are all put under one name.

Yes it is still part of gaming but that is just one part of it like Windows is not just a desktop OS it is a server, Tablet mobile OS.

Next time you accuse some one of trolling make sure you read what people put 1st and also make sure you can backup what you are saying and maybe you will have more than 3 bubbles.

Sgt_Slaughter1182d ago

So, in essence, they would be jumping into a crowded stream box market? No thank you...

CRAIG6671182d ago

They have been in that market for a very long time now and are doing very well too, my wife ain't a gamer but she uses the xbox more than I do for media services such as bbciplayer/netflix/4od etc...

I dont understand the mentality of people saying microsoft should focus exclusively on games, as far as I am concerned the more functions the machine is capable of the more bang for my buck I am gonna get, and it saves having to purchase separate devices causing clutter and taking up hdmi inputs on my TV.

EverydayDigitals1182d ago

Exactly. Gamers shouldn't feel threatened because of the media services. If Microsoft doesn't have 1st party games it's not because of their entertainment options.

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