Even as the company backtracks on its unpopular game-sharing policy, a company exec tells CNET that it won't budge on the price for the console, some $100 more than the rival PlayStation 4.
For weaker hardware. This and the camera is why they will continue to struggle. The yield issues won't help come launch either.
Yup, their policies may have changed (for now) but their philosophies haven't. They are still that atrocious, rancorous company who is trying to rule the world with their dictator esque persona. They have backed down for now because of the heat of the moment but if you think this is their last attempt to enslave the consumer you're a fool.
But the most graphically impressive games were on the Xbox one in my opinion, kill zone shadow fall is the best looking ps4 game but according to digital foundry it drops as low as 25 fps.................and drive club looks nothing like the screen shots. I think the gap between the two consoles has been greatly exaggerated, but only time will tell.
Yup, thx to Xbox One "Devkit" running on Nvidia GTX.
So apparently time won't tell?
You havent even seen a Xbox One game yet. You've seen PC versions running on i7s and 780GTX. Multiple times more powerful than the Xbox One will ever be.
Silly fanboy. Wasn't the ps3 suppose to be this all powerful console god(I see you cell) also? MS continues to outsell Sony every month with weaker hardware yet you are positive that the X1 is inferior...ha. Keep drinking that Kool aid son. Horsepower doesn't matter if the driver can't handle the car.
Well, they did say they weren't going to change their mind about DRm
As far as I'm concerned, EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE NOW. PS4: It only changes Xbox One(eighty)'s policies.
I wonder how much money they lost to invest on DRM research that has been thrown out the window. Do you think they will also throw away more money because of Kinect. They will not change it at least not for this fiscal year. Do you not remember EAs reason to lose their Online passes which was DRM they lost money and it just alienated their consumers.
Well I wouldn't exactly say it is lost money, perhaps in the future when DRM does somehow manage itself to be successfully implemented for them it will be a matter of plug and play I guess?
You brought up an nice question about MS DRM research cost.Xbox One was build from the ground up based on DRM.For MS too abandon their plans is going too cost Xbox One owners in an different way because that is money they have too make back...
i think what sucks tho is that the 100 price difference is clearly cuz of kinect, which most people dont even want... or dont want at launch. If they just sold that seperately, they could have come in at 399 price point. But no, they are forcing it on people while upping the price.
It's integrated into the hardware's OS. Plus, it will sell big time to the soccer mom crowd.
They will release a Kinect free version for 399USD.
We will just have to wait for the price drop in a couple of years. Its the nature of the console business. So it will happen.
Well obviously they aren't going to drop the price, they are dropping the drm and used game stuff just so you will pay the 499 price.
C'mon guys. Just give them few more days. They've just been through a bad brake-up. After a few days they'll "listen" to their "fans" once again and reduce the price (just to create another wave of positive sentiment). They don't wanna let all the good news out at once. Good strategy M$
Microsoft has no plan.
It is a bargain that gives you future proof technology. You voice commands, kinet 2 .0 full body 3d scan and accurate trackin, windows 8 kernel, web browser, Dvr for games and skype. The tech in the xbox will be expanded into home automation. Keep in mind MS is a technology corporation. I do believe some of this tech will make it into xbox one. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Someone actually had these sentences pop out of his or her mind and typed them. That floors me.
Really, maybe because you don't understand future proof technology only think of things only as a gaming console.
There was a article a couple weeks ago by Michel patcher starting it cost 269 to produce a Xbox one and 369 for a ps4,Microsoft can take a hundred off and not sweat one bit.there just greedy.
Maybe they'll wait for the positive vibes to die down about changing their online policy, and then wow us with a price drop.
Gamestop needs to give some of the used game sells back to the publishers. Then no one would complain. Because if the gaming industry dies, so does Gamestop.
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