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Steam Box Could Beat PS4 and Xbox One

While everyone has been focused on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 tug of war. Another player could still enter the game and really shake up the scene for both Sony and Microsoft. One device that hasn't been in the spotlight a lot is the Steam Box which will be coming to living rooms at some point in the future. And it looks as if the Steam Box may be having some features and ideas that excited a lot of Xbox One fans. (Next-Gen, Steam)

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ashade  +   968d ago
it can co-op, it can be competitor BUT it cannot beat

we are in the age where 1st party exclusive doesn't be killer-app much, and 3rd party exclusive literaly don't exist anymore

and 3rd party technique will want to be release thier game in asmuch console as posible to gain massive benefit, so as long as the game still release on other console, ppl still stick with thier favor
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   968d ago
Unfortunatley we know nothing about the steam box so this article is pointless.
NameRemoved0017  +   967d ago
"gain massive benefit"

PC games generate more revenue than all the consoles combined. The devs that stick around with them get stacks of cash thrown at them by Microsoft/Sony.
Caffo01  +   967d ago
that's BS.
PC is last in terms of revenue, it's first in another category: piracy.
ashade  +   967d ago
you don't need to destroy his dream, that's too cruel
papashango  +   967d ago
EA's own financial results already stated that the PC makes them more money than the ps3...

how's that foot taste?
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Caffo01  +   967d ago
that's only EA, where are other publishers? and the difference is small and certainly based on BF3 that's a lot of their revenue and a different game on PC.

hdshatter said that PC games generate more revenue than all the consoles COMBINED.

So is that true based on your link ?
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JsonHenry  +   967d ago
@Caffoo01- you are dead wrong. The PC dwarfs the consoles in sales and revenue. Even with the piracy. Here are some articles for proof -
Testfire  +   967d ago
Pc revenue is high, but that also includes Facebook games, sites like Pogo, and the like.
Somebody  +   967d ago
Why don't you guys look up on other articles, outside N4G, from other sources before tearing apart papashango's link? They show a much bigger picture than that one link.

PC fans showed links to support their claims. Console fans brutally refute their claims with...NO links of their own to counter those claims.
Caffo01  +   967d ago
PC delivered $276 million, the Xbox 360 $292 million and the PS3 $267 million.

The_KELRaTH  +   967d ago
It's not just EA, Activision's profits are only 30% from consoles with the bulk from PC's (of that a fair chunk is from WoW).

I'm looking forward to the new space epic "Star Citizen" by Chris Roberts (Wing Commander/Privateer).
Somebody  +   967d ago
that's only EA, where are other publishers?

What about Blizzard and WoW? What about Valve and it's elusive revenue estimates. They don't even make tons of game every year and yet they are making their own console.
3-4-5  +   967d ago
They weren't at E3....they aren't being talked about in gaming sites really, or in the MSM......they aren't outselling PS4 & XB1 & Wii U..

This article/opinion is ignorant.

I love steam but we need to be realistic here.
Upbeat  +   968d ago
The steam box wont even compete. Sony and Microsoft have alot more fans and consumer base than steam.
YourSavior  +   968d ago
I don't see that ever happening.
The_Infected  +   968d ago
I've seen this exact headline a few times on N4G. First of all they'd have to show the Steam Box if they ever do. Also Steam Box want have ND, SSM, Sucker Punch, Evolution Studios, or Polyphony Digital games on their system and the same goes for Xbox One no 343 or Turn 10 games.
Aside from all that they'd have to take a hit to get the price right with comparable specs. I just don't see it happening. Does the Steam Box even exist anymore?
NameRemoved0017  +   967d ago
You can go take your tiny list of console exclusives and cry in the corner. If you toke the ps4, xbone, wii u, 3d and ps vita the PC still gets more exclusives than all those combined.

Also want an idea of games that will probably be on the Xbox? The ones that say Games for windows at the top will either be on 360/xbone also 99% of the time.
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Caffo01  +   967d ago
yep, tons of exclusives on pc, none AAA, lot of crappy indie games.
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DarkBlood  +   968d ago
Can someone help, my steam wont open all of the sudden and its driving me nuts lol
o-Sunny-o  +   968d ago
If it starts at 1000$ then no not at all. I only think the game prices will be good...on Steam sales and stuff on their store.
nick309  +   967d ago
Steam box first needs to show exclusives then we'll see about it .
hennessey86  +   967d ago
They could drop a bomb
And make half life episode 3 exclusive along with left for dead 3 and portal 3
TopDudeMan  +   967d ago
Well steam box is just going to have games that steam sells, so it already has tonnes more games than PS4 and XB1 combined.
DeadlyFire  +   967d ago
Well technically Steambox will be on a Linux based OS so it has a clean slate with no games just yet. I am sure it wouldn't be hard to make many current PC games Linux compatible though.
JsonHenry  +   967d ago
^^ A lot of the games on steam are PC/Mac/Linux ready. And don't forget that just because the games are running on Linux doesn't mean that Valve or the company wanting to sell the game through steam on the Piston can't go in and write the code needed to emulate a windows environment or just write it completely with Linux in mind. It is the same thing (with less complications) as making a game for the PS3 that is also made for the X360.
Moncole  +   967d ago
The Steam box is a PC so every game thats on Steam and is a PC executive will be a Steam box exclusive.
Linwelin  +   967d ago
Yes it is a PC but it will be running Linux, not windows meaning Steam has a lot of work to do :D

I think it is great that steam are going for linux, i just hope they don't put a massive price on this, something around the price of the PS4 would be amazing.
A-laughing-horse  +   967d ago
I think it could absolutely hang with the big boys
Angeljuice  +   967d ago
How exactly? Nobody has heard about it outside of pc nerds. They already have pc's, why would they want this? They don't have the backing to get the box into the mainstream conciousness, it will be dead within a year.
Fishy Fingers  +   967d ago
Until it's confirmed to actually exsist, I shouldnt worry about how it compares.
Psychotica  +   967d ago
It's way to expensive and we can already connect a PC to a TV, it's not rocket science. I would also rather use a PC that is upgradeable than bother with that.
Linwelin  +   967d ago
Too expensive, wait what ?

The steam box is competition for Xbox and PS i think.
latincooker214  +   967d ago
damn with the noise going around with PS4 XboxOne we just got done with E3 i totally forgot about this SteamBox system.
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boing1  +   967d ago
Who will buy it? PC gamers? And there is also brand awarness. My mom doesn't know what Steam is, but knows exactly what Playstation and Xbox is. Very long way to go if they want to compete on even ground.
LordAtrocity  +   967d ago
I think the steam box idea was meaning that Valve weren't developing actual hardware, instead third parties could support it, that piston console that released for $1000. Steam will provide the software, like big picture but tbh I think its a better investment to just buy a PC. I dont think Steam is an exclusive kind of platform, they wont stop games going on to console I reckon. I really think Steam will support the consoles and stick with PC.
Trago1337  +   967d ago
I agree :)
ElementX  +   967d ago
it won't do very well. Linux doesn't have much game support and there are less than 200 Linux games on Steam while Windows has tons
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Confickercrash  +   967d ago
The Steam Box looks like it will be more expensive than the PS4 and XbOne. Also, required hardware updates is needed to play the newest games. Because of the steam box's customisation capabilities, there is a strong possibility for more fragmentation.
kwyjibo  +   967d ago
It will never beat the consoles because it doesn't support disks or used games.
avangerironman  +   967d ago
for $1000 not a chances :)

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LAWSON72  +   967d ago
If steam box had a fair price, ran all steam games, and had future valve exclusives it could probably do very well.
Grave  +   967d ago
It wins if it launches with Black Mesa Source, HL2 and all of its episodes, and Half-Life 3.
MoveTheGlow  +   967d ago
Steamboxes, the official ones at least, were last described as using Linux, in an obvious "I'm taking my toys and going home" move from Newell since he hated Windows 8. The amount of DirectX-undoing Steam would have to do to make all of their best games compatible, and the amount of wheeling and dealing they'd have to do with publishers to make their future games not dependent on DirectX would be ridiculous. Ever since the Linux talk, as much as I love it as an OS, I'm firmly in the "Let's just talk about the PC" camp.

Or, well, Idunno, maybe they just stream everything. That would get thousands of dollars of hardware out of the way, but make broadband a big factor. Considering they're already digital-distribution... and they're pretty freakin' good at managing server infrastructure... hmmm...
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