Activision: Microsoft has to prove Xbox One's premium price is worth it

( Eric Hirshberg talks to us about next-gen, how consoles will continue to be a stable market, and why ATVI is very careful with investments in mobile

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MarkM1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

They did in my opinion , they are giving me a console that does way more ,offers more & will do way more in the future while still allowing me to play a ton of great games.

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BlackTar1871968d ago

Please elaborate. Offers more:

Will do way More:

Ron_Danger1968d ago

His head is in the clouds

MarkM1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

The many TV features , sports add-ons, Kinect w/ Skype, entertainment from their own studios, the ease of switching from one device to another.
These are many of the things I look forward to, also seeing as how the Company is arranging it business model to be more along the lines of hardware & services . meaning all their devices we see an increase in features, Apps & what not.

NewMonday1968d ago


and what "features" are exclusive?


Godmars2901968d ago

The chief criticism is, has been and likely will continue to be that MS puts free services behind XBL Gold to justify paying for it to its general audience.

They allowed Sony to embarrass with them Netflix, something they had as console exclusive for almost a year, and the same thing is going to happen again with all the F2P titles coming up for the PS4 - which actually wont cost people anything to play because they don't need PS+.

AngelicIceDiamond1968d ago

The question is, Was it justifiable behind the DRM always connected console?

With the likes of getting Your digital games anywhere and sharing it with up to 10 of your friends. Like I said before, It would be a potential game changer if they included all of that now DRM free and you know MS can.

Seeing how our "feedback matters" to them they would still opt to those features.

iceman061968d ago

I would agree completely. There are many ways to still prevent piracy while allowing Xbox players to share games. But, IMO, this is a "punishment" of sorts. What MS is saying is you could have had this...but now you are stuck with this...without really realizing that there is a LOT of gray area between DRM and NO sharing with friends digitally.

Genuine-User1968d ago

Even though I disagree with your choice, I am no one to complain or disagree with your decision.
I hope you enjoy the Xbox one.
Good luck with finding variety and creativity.

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Soldierone1968d ago

Not entirely. I think MS needs to shove games out galore and hope that works.

The whole "we cost more cus its better" thing doesn't work. Look at Ps3 at launch. Had Blu-ray among all kinds of other benefits and still couldn't sell. Why? Because 360 was so much cheaper.

Godmars2901968d ago

Because it looked cheaper when it really wasn't. XBL gold says that.

loulou1968d ago

what a shame all those millions who bought 360s didn't know you godmars. you could have saved them money.

iceman061968d ago

Not ONLY gold. But, feature by feature the cost of an Xbox 360 was actually more than a 360. (i.e., HD DVD, Online adapter, HDD, etc.)

BabyTownFrolics1968d ago


"I think from a first impression standpoint the win goes to Sony, at least as it relates to pricing. Microsoft is going to have to win the hearts and minds and convince people that the higher price point is worth it, and that it provides really meaningful capabilities that will be meaningful to consumers. And it's a long game, so I am sure that's what they intend on trying to do."

interesting, price will be a determining factor for many parents this xmas. I could definitely see the ps4 taking an early lead in terms of sales next gen. The question is whether the xbox brand is strong enough to retain its users.

True_Samurai1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

They will

Allsystemgamer1968d ago

They didn't win with the original Xbox or the 360. They ain't going to win now when they have less support then they ever have

True_Samurai1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

Hahaha what? They took over half of Sony's user base with the 360 which caused a huge game changer for the company and caused them to succeed. Your speculation is of a child. You all claim the damage is done and no changing it? Microsoft showed they are willing to back track for the consumers and for our money. Less support? as long as there are people who want the x1 that's all the support they need. Not Lil fanboys like you who act like they know how to run a business and what's good for everyone so sitdown and be a good Lil boy/girl

Allsystemgamer1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

@ true ninja.

I'm no fanboy. I supported Microsoft until now. My live account is h311 rais3r and there is a big fat 7 on my gamer card. Halo is my favorite fps series and I much prefer the 360 controller opposed to the ds3.

I'm sorry your too dillusional to face the facts that Microsoft has never beaten Sony or Nintendo. When it comes to the console race it comes down to who sold more and Microsoft is at the bottom of that list.

M$ was only ahead because of a 1 year lead and a cheaper console at the start. That's it. They made a smart start but they're reversing that now with outdated hardware, policies and a ridiculous price point.

No one aside from casuals like kinect. Even casuals stopped using it. Forcing people to do things they don't want to do NEVER works.

That and the pre orders speak for themselves.

I refuse to buy a product that has outdated parts that you can throw into a PC for cheaper and make it run more efficiently. MS is trying to be apple at this point and it's not working.

Also resorting to putting words ism my mouth is extremely childish. I never said I was speaking for what people should get or what's good for people. Your just a dillusional Internet need trying to defend something that can't be defended. It's a pointless battle. They didn't steal half of Sonys fan base. I wasn't a Sony fan until MS decided to introduce horrible policies. The fact that you got so defensive and mustered speculation just shows your either

A child
Have major insecurity issues
Or sucking M$ d***

My guess is all 3

Sony has my preorder now. Not Microsoft. I had a 360 at launch and I didn't get a ps3 until halfway through its life span. Now kindly take your sorry sad excuses and enjoy being spied on by the NSA and when your mommy wants you to stop throwing a temper tantrum all she has to say is Xbox off.

True_Samurai1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

No temper tantrum here don't catch feelings because I got on your a$$ ^_^ I just decided to give you facts before you spew nonsense. And yet you say horrible policies? That's true but we showed them we weren't putting up with that with our WALLETS. they don't have to care for us as a person or gamer but they WILL and I say WILL care for our money. If they have to bow out because my Benjamins aren't agreeing with them then that's fine with me. Year head start? That's what they needed. Did you see what the ps2 did to og Xbox? They had to start off the HD era sooner. Along with rrod they still came out good. Now that they're getting their shit straight with DRM and Indies, not releasing final specs they're ready. $500 is not too much for what ms is offering. I'm mainly and Xbox person you may even call me a fanboy but for certain just like Sony fanboys I will defend my preferred brand. Lol you exposed yourself as a pathetic Lil person who believes in the NSA in spying through the kinect. No internet to send a signal you little tard :-D

Ron_Danger1968d ago

Am I the only one who finds it funny that Activision is wanting to see value in the price of XB1?

Why o why1968d ago

The only cod I enjoyed was the first modern warfare but those who play it get value judging by the hours I see people put it on multiplayer.. It valuable to those people. I do get your point though

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