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Should Microsoft’s Grand Strategy Center On Gaming?

Justin Hebert:"Microsoft has certainly been taking its lumps these days. Between their failures in the tablet market and the Xbox One debacle, it is tempting to count them out. Yet there are a few recent events that make me hesitant to label them a dinosaur. If these seemingly random events are indeed part of a pattern or grand strategy, Microsoft’s legion of haters may soon be eating their own words."

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Thestreets1037d ago SpamShowReplies(2)
showtimefolks1036d ago

also to answer the question of article yes they should be focusing on gaming but they won't because they want Kinect 2 to be a main thing for casuals

also MS can do/say all the right things right now, what i am more worried about is how will they support us in 3-4 years? when in their minds the core market will be maxed out will we be left out again like we were with xbox360 for past 3 years?

it wasn't that long ago they were almost totally against gamers but they had to take many things back not that they actually wanted too

MasterCornholio1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

At this point they cant afford to concentrate on TV TV TV SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS.

Which is why i believe that if Julie (i think thats what she is called) is smart she will focus the XBOX brand on gaming more than multimedia features.

But meh since gamers are a minority i doubt that our opinions will matter.

ABeastNamedTariq1036d ago

YES. We, the core gamers, are the ones who line up to buy a console on day one. We don't do it for sh*ts and giggles! We do it to play some games! Extra social or TV TV SPORTS features and all are great, but gamers game first and foremost (well most do). Not many people (if any) are going to buy a console day one just for Netflix or to watch TV (when, you can, I don't know, watch TV like before).

The good thing is, they seem to be starting off right. They announced a lot of games. But I still think they should've taken Sony's route; they could've shown a few games at this convention, leave some more for later. But it seems they decided to go the blitz route. They're not going to have to much more to show. While Sony has like, 15 or so games left to show, 12 (11 if The Order is included) of which are new IPs? (Side note: I find it funny how just because MS showed a lot of games, some people think they have more exclusives overall. They just announced more.)

Anyway, MS just needs to keep up the momentum and keep making me want to buy that system next year. They can focus on the gamers, or try and aim for everyone, and we will respond accordingly.

The_Sneauxman1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

I think they shouldn't avoid the "elephant" in the room and focus primarily on games while making a genuine experience.

With this new Xbox their new direction is now the entertainment system. I understand opening up and appealing to a broader spectrum but the truth is, is that what people buy an Xbox for is GAMING. We have Cable, Tv, etc. so why even shift focus and try to tackle this giant out of their range. In my opinion this just doesn't seem right.

*Edit: It's as if they're grasping for straws and hoping the cow can jump over the moon

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