Microsoft's Phil Harrison comments on the questionable $499.99 price tag of the Xbox One...
They felt great until Sony kick them in the gut with $399....
smart gamers feel great about the price also because they wont buy it. theyll buy a ps4 instead with more powerful hardware and support the company whos known for having the most quality exclusives
See, it's about choice (and it's why the Wii-U is also struggling). If people don't want to use the camera, TOO BAD! You still have to fork over an extra $100 for a console that is weaker than the PS4 because Microsoft insists that you NEED the camera. The Wii-U is similar. Wanna just use a controller? TOO BAD! Pay us for a tablet that isn't being utilized very well in most Wii-U games. PS4's price seems reasonable because you know you're buying a console, that's it.
Phil Harrison: Xbox One worth the extra no it's not even worth half many would even pay to keep it away from them because of Kinect collecting personal data.
Well, Sony not only hanged on but came back from a $600 price tag. Granted, they didn't potentially actively cut half their prior console's market off or ignore most of a region like Asia.
Well fortunately they have an answer to people with no Internet...it's called xbox 360. *Don Mattrick troll grin*
Honestly, Don Mattrick is right. If someone wants to buy an offline device. Get a 360. or a PS4. or a PS3. or a PS2. or a PS1. or a Dreamcast. or an NES. or an Atari 2600.
Any other console but Xbox One.
Microsoft "feels great" about giving the gamers the middle figure by the looks of things..
We get you, Phil. *wink**wink* You can give up the rouse.
I think he actually is a double agent sabatoging MS.
But will I feel the need to get a second job to buy one?
*cool, hey then can I borrow one of your gam- nope nevermind... *want to rent a game to see if its any good before buyi- Can't even do that, WOW! *Live in the Carribean Islands, India, Germany, China, or Japan? You want to play games on day one? Well too bad! *Have some killer gaming headsets from the 360 you want to use on the Xbox One? Not happening, sorry. *Uncomfortable with Kinect constantly watching you? Sounds like a personal problem. *Want exclusives other than generic shooters? That's not how we role. *Have a great idea for an indie game? Well, then you have to pay us to let you go through this obstacle course first. *xbox live under maintenance? Wanna play some single player offline gam- Oh, crap *want a leading console in hardware and at an affordable cost? Maybe a good looking slimmer case to conserve space? WELL THEN DO WE HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU!!! #DealWithIt
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Agent Phil at it again! :D
Good luck with that.
Not for long, watch what happens to them. ;p
Secret Agent Phil keeps doing his job till the Xbone is the next Saturn or Atari Jaguar.
Shut up, man! I mean, SERIOUSLY! Because the Saturn actually had plenty of awesome 2d fighters and 2d shmups. How dare you compare the Xbox One to that? ;)
Of course they do. But we're the ones who have to pay it.
Not if you're smart not to buy this crap..
Gamers sure don't. Again, this is another example of Microsoft failing to communicate "why". Why is the Xbox One worth $100? We know the PS4 is more powerful, comes in a smaller, sleeker form factor and has the better online service with Playstation Plus. Why should we be forced to pay a premium for Xbox One? Because you bought out a lot of exclusives? Are we forced to make up for that money you wasted on games we might not even like?
Some of these exclusives would be available on PC, or are just temporary. Games like titan fall won't even be available at launch either. I have a powerful PC for those games. I see no point in getting a $500 remote that's just going to be a hindrance to my gaming(much worse than PC)and is going to spy on me so it can shove ads down my throat. All that BS just isn't worth it.
The extra money is for Kinect, a tech that has been shunned by gamers since it's inception. But because it had a good launch with casuals they think we want it. Then they tailor an entire E3 around hiding the fact that it even exists. So they seem aware we don't want it, yet they insist we have it and pay the extra for it. Just one of the many disconnects Microsoft has.
I wonder if they will feel great about X1 sales in few days?
It's going to sell fine this year, hardcore collectors and xbox fanboys will keep it sold out until after this holiday. It's next year when things are going to get interesting. And if the rumors that Sony is supplying 4x the amount of stock than Microsoft, that could be 4 times the installed base coming out the gate for Sony.
4x? Where did Sony find all that ddr5 ram? I've read and heard on podcasts that it's rumored Sony's ram production isn't up to speed yet.
I believe it was over on GAF GameStop employees saying they have only been allotted 5 Xbox Ones and 20 PS4s per store.
That's great Microsoft, because no one else does.
Sony feels even greater
I'm so sick of the "power of the cloud" bullshit they keep trying to pull.
The majority of the world doesn't have an internet connection that is good enough for the cloud. Some are too slow, some have bandwidth caps and some have both problems. A very small minority have a fast and uncapped connection. They say Cloud gaming is the future, but sorry, we live in the present. Maybe in 10 years, the idea of cloud gaming will work, but for now, it's just not good.