Price is always a determining factor. If money was tight and you really wanted a next-gen console this year, would you spring for a cheaper Xbox 720?
All depends on the games and content. If they have some games and tons of entertainment then no. Microsoft really needs to show gamers they care and do all they can to give gamers more exclusive games next gen and do something about Xbox Live. Either make it worth the price or make it free to play online. All those factored in would make my decision.
Yeah I agree with Kratos. I do consider myself more of new school gamer (with old school gaming roots). I want games first and my services second. The service is something I consider imortant in these consoles. You are right the games have to be there first and foremost. Which was the problem with the Wii U. Nintendo showcased and promised all these games and while they did have a solid line up, the software is extremely dry. Resulting in slow sales and adopt rate. Now remember the Wii U is significantly stronger than PS3 and Xbox. And even updated its IOS and made the overall system faster. But that means absolutely nothing....with out games.
I want to agree with you but there is one thing I can't forget. Remember, back when the systems had just come out? in the first years MS was paying developers to keep their games either exclusive to 360 or release it earlier, or provide additional downloadable content for 360 (which really sucks for the gaming community IMO) Then as the years progressed, you saw less and less focus on games and more focus on the casual and secondary entertainment. It seems that this game plan has not changed for the 720. In fact only recently there was rumors that they are going after 3rd parties to basically Pay for exclusivity. You have to ask, for how long? This game plan is only viable if they believe that the initial push is all that matters. Then the people who buy into the system will carry the system on for the rest of the generation just as they did with the 360. This strategy actually works for MS, the xbox owners are not upset with MS and MS did make profit so it works for them. So xbox's initial game focus will not be telling of the system's long term focus. Don't get me wrong, I will eventually purchase an xbox, but for now, I will be buying a PS4 for my gaming needs.
it MUST be cheaper, going head to head against SONY in the same time period with the same price is a suicide imo, yeah I prefer xbox 360 this gen (still like ps3) but that's the truth and btw ps2 was one of my fav consoles of all time
personally I think ill buy both, for the best of both worlds, playstation have proven that there 1st party development teams can come up with some truly terrific games, the birth of the 360 had some great games aswell, gow, halo 3 and lost odyssey, but all the quality games on 360 just died away at the same time the ps3 games got better and better, hope the same doesnt happen for next gen.
PS4 is a definite for me. The New Xbox has to have everything the PS4 has, games I'm really interested in (of which the 360 didn't have many for me), and an extremely low price before I buy one. I am not a fanboy of any specific console manufacturer, I actually played my original Xbox just as much (maybe even more) as my PS2. This past generation has been completely different. I bought the 360 for 200 bucks and played 4 games on it. I just don't know if it's worth the investment.
NO NO NO NO
It was "cheaper" this gen but when you added up the subscription service over the years and battery's for your controller it was way more expensive. And their weird currency.. no thank you. I'll stick with PS4. No hidden fees and everything is up front, no bs.
"I'll stick with PS4. No hidden fees and everything is up front" Other than Gaikai, Sony has said nothing about what they may charge for services next gen. You know next to nothing about PSN next gen but you assume it's going to be the same? Logic like this is why your fanbase gets laughed at.
your all wrong
No! Because Microsoft would still make-up for it by charging for Xbox Live.
Ya that would def factor in... Cost is total cost. I dont need a fn forced payment plan ... Not sure how you got disagrees unless ppl anticipate free xbl this gen
I figured this was aimed at hardcore loyalist. Stupid thing to ask. Most people will be looking at capability and features(added value besides games). Many people could care less what the other platforms cost when they been conditioned to seek out what the console does first. No one has a complete picture of these consoles(one is not even announced) I know the xbox will have games, I can't wait to see what MSFT will offer besides games more than anything. People could have purchased a Wii U for cost but people are waiting to see what they came to love is improved apon else where. MSFT seems to be the leader and people know it. Games alone won't win any generation from here on out. until Somebody beats MSFT as the leader in expanding this industry beyond gaming not many people will care about the price of Wii U or PS4. People buying those consoles are already going to do so regardless. The article has it backwards
The article doesn't make any conclusion at all. And I'm sorry, I don't care what bells and whistles a video game system has, it has - and will always be - reliant upon GAMES to sell.
Who thinks Microsoft is the leader? Even you don't really believe that, do you?
talking about a games console and games aren't what your'e worried about? Good job, greenpowerz. You're are the target audience Microsoft is trying to appeal to. I mean what idiot buys a game console for games? That's just asinine. Whenever you're launching a system you're suppose go back to your core audience. These are the people that are going to convince their friends and family to buy one. Microsoft isn't a leader other wise they would have made the xbox360 play HD-DVDs. That would have won them the the HD disc war. They did a redesign of the xbox360 anyway so I don't see why they couldn't. Also the casual audience doesn't really work either. They buy games like once or twice a year if that. You need people that can sustain the industry and that's the hardcore gamer. The guy who buys 4 - 6 games a year. I'm glad you aren't on the board of advisers because you'd be fired. You're strategy is a losing one.
Nope. Microsoft exclusives interest me only slightly more than Nintendo's, and paying a rental fee to play the online mode of a game I already bought is not going to happen.
doesn't matter... i'll prolly end up with both sooner or later lolz
The price of the Next Gen Xbox was never an issue I was ever concerned with. My concerns were when will it be released ,features, games but seeing as how I have never been disappointed in my prior Xbox purchases i see no reason to worry at all.
Hell No! Who in his sane mind would want to help fund Bill Gates' eugenics, Chem Trails, Autism Vaccines and the Dumbing Down of America, GMO Mosquitoes, global depopulation agenda just to play games? http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.naturalnews.com/... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Gaming is about having fun and enjoying life not helping to fund the demise of millions of people. I want my games and entertainment from a reputable and clean source not a genocidal monster like M$.
Yes, even if more expensive
When it comes to the next xbox. 2 year standard warranty or total BUST. Restoring consumer confidence in the hardware should be job one.
Regardless . Yeah.
If it's as exciting as the PS4, then hell yes!
I'll never get an Xbox as long as microsoft charges for multiplayer services. When I purchase a game I like to know I can enjoy the multiplayer when I get home without worrying about a subscription.
Yes I did it but no longer unless xbl is drastically better next gen.. Its unlikely
nope. I dont feel like playing Halo again.
no meh! PS4 day one
consider it? this question must be for a squirl- giraffe? you consider having a baby. you consider what kind dealing with a bad haircut from a bad barber. you consider to take the fat girl on an unsuccessful booty hunting club night. you don't consider one of the greatest console gaming systems ever created. you just buy it!
Nope I like variety Sony 4 Life.
variety? name a style of game that's not on an Xbox console? variety is not limited to the systems exclusive titles. call of duty is bigger than any exclusive title for any console so how's that for your variety obsession?
but when comparing them directly a man will not consider third party games that are the same on each console and play the same. A man will consider exclusives because that's the part where they're different. Online models and price play a small factor when the exclusives are better on one system. PS3 is still more expensive and yet exclusives and online sell it.