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Xbox One Can Still Win The Next Console War

Chris Morris notes that "the embankment Microsoft faces is a lot smaller than it was a short time ago"

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iBlackyi1095d ago (Edited 1095d ago )

No. They need something big to even be on the same level as Sony. Only at that point the console war even starting. Right now the clear winner is Sony for the most people obviously.

xHeavYx1095d ago

All they need to do is lower the price to $350, get rid of Kinect, promise that DRM stuff won't come back, stop the Kinect shovelware, start making new IPs for hardcore, stop charging for gold to use Netflix and free-to-play games....
So.. Yeah, Xbox is not winning anything any time soon

Rhinoceros1095d ago

We get it, youre not an early adopter. If they did that, I would not buy. Sony needs to add the eye to the box, and make it as strong as kinect to win my heart.

bicfitness1095d ago (Edited 1095d ago )

Is this a satirical post? Yes, they 'should' do about half of those things, but they certainly won't. Netflix is confirmed behind a paywall. Kinect will surely have plenty of shovelware - its never had much else. And the price can be lowered, but they've gone on record stating that they won't: that they just need to explain the value proposition better.

Please join the rest of us back in reality. I'm not saying that MS won't be successful, but they are going into this gen with significant disadvantages and without Sony's PS3 fumbles or hardware delays to help them.

Rhinoceros1095d ago

From a business standpoint, what MS is doing is a risk . Still, one of the benefits of being one of the largest software companies in the world is that you can body those risks with greater vision in mind. There are A LOT of naysayers when it comes to Motion/Voice controls. You also have to expect early adapters along with people who need to wait until they see it at their buddy's house before it's even on their radar. It's just way too early to judge a new, un-tested component of a gaming system as being a completely inconsequential gimmick. I am sorry if you feel differently, but your judgments are PREMATURE. I bought into kinect one, and was disappointed. Still, I was happy to put my money toward proving there's a market for cool innovations in gaming. I knew then that without being mandatory, it would never be utilized like I wanted it to be. It took 100 JUST DANCE games to get here, but we got here.

On policy:
As a business owner myself, I can say that sometimes you don't think of the consumer right away. I create a price point that works for me, and adjust when it isn't popular. You look at things on paper, and try to fill money holes. While I disagree with the things they were trying to do with DRM and independent developers, there was nothing evil about it. The most important thing is being flexible and listening to the consumers, and Microsoft has clearly been doing that. I respect their recent reversals. Whatever you believe is the future of gaming, beit: motion, asynchronous, asymmetrical, remote play, or some other method of immersion si vous plait preferrer, we have to respect each other as GAMERS. Neither side will be robbed of having a core gaming experience. BOTH companies are looking out for the gamers and, thanks to competition, we will see the best of of each vision as it's refined by the gauntlet of folks waiting to receive each tidbit of information.

We need a FULL STOP on divisive, inflammatory articles that rely on speculation. Celebrate our victories within the industry, and respect that while our community is DIVERSE and has different values, we all love to play great games.

mcstorm1095d ago

@xHeavYx MS don't need to do any of that. People need to stop thinking Kinect on the One is the same as Kinect on the 360. It is far form them same. It tracks a lot more and can do a lot more than the 1st one and because it comes on all consoles it will get used by the developers.

It has already had some developers use it in the right way for the core gamers like the KI team where it can track the controller so if you pass it onto a fried it changes the button config to there settings and can even give there charter list.

Vice is 100 times better now as well as it will work with a loud tv so issuing commands to games will also work better as well as being able to multi task with it.

Why are people so stuck in the past on this site? Yes Kinect 1 was not what MS said it would be with Project Natal but when the world saw project Natal the gaming world was loving it, it was only when MS showed of Kinect that the gaming world decided they did not like it. Kinect 2 is what project Natal was and more. People need to stop being stuck in the past at the end of the day Kienct 2 adds more fun for the xbox one as it means core and none core can enjoy it plus it also means the core gamers can also enjoy it with there family to.

Gaming is not just about one type of gamer and at the end of the day MS Sony and Nintendo are all in the game business to make money and they do that by making something for everyone.

HardcoreGamer211095d ago

basicly you are saying it need to become a lower priced with less power ps4.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1095d ago

Stop the Kinect shovelware? They have hardly shown any Kinect games.

If you don't like the games, don't buy them. There are plenty of great games for Xbox that aren't kinect related.

walkincarpet1095d ago

or not....if MS removes Kinect the X1 will lose one of the key differences that makes it superior console compared to PS4. As it stands PS4 is PS3 with better graphics while X1 is a game changer. MS is going in the right direction with changes but will lose a huge fan base and even larger casual base if Kinect is removed.

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Timesplitter141095d ago

I dunno. With the recent announcements, I feel that the X1 is back into the race and has been having the spotlight lately. It definitely has a long way to go before catching up with the PS4 due to the E3 disaster, but now it seems we have two very solid consoles that can compete with eachother

ABizzel11095d ago

It's possible, but highly unlikely IMO.

YNWA961095d ago

Clearly from a fanboy point of view, Sony have won this war. They even call it a war.... MS fanboys are wasting there time arguing this. For everything positive, Maria will throw a 1,000 links at you, followed by, oh people atack me... I am so sweet and innocent. Also, I have never seen Georgenoob be rude to anyone here, yet only 1 bubble left. Sony fanboys are devastated to see the dominant PS2 legacy demolished, and even if they beat out 360 by a million or 2, thats still a huge setback. So please fanboys, give them space, they need it.... its like a million jar jars screamed out then silence....

IanVanCheese1095d ago

if by my life or death I can protect you, I will. you have my bubble vote.

JunioRS1011095d ago

Hooray Hirai! Hooray Hirai!

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shibster881095d ago

Of course they can, they pissed up e3 and they pist off gamers and they try and redo the policies, when if they cared about you(the gamer) they wouldnt of had them in the first place would they, ill get loads of disagrees but hay ifni loose a bubble or be it but ill have my ps4 amd sony can happly have my money.

SuperLupe1095d ago

They had them in the first place becaus thats the vision they had for THEIR console.

Sony's vision for the PS4 is a turbo charged PS3. MS's vision for the Xbox One was a digital console always connected to the internet for reasons inherent to a console pushing digital to 100%.

Now the Xbox One is is pretty much just like the PS4, a turbo charged version of its predecessor. Thanks to Kinect though they can differentiate themselves.

That said I wasnt ok with MS's policies pre-DRM drop and still cant believe to this very day how they managed to be so competely wrong on almost every aspect. It may have been ok in 6/7 years time from now but right now that vision of things was simply out of touch with the reality of todays market.

majiebeast1095d ago

Sony's vision is gamers
Microsoft's vision was screw over gamers and tv and sports.

Kryptix1095d ago

This is what I think gamers feel about Microsoft. Think about someone, a friend, prank calling you. He talks all this bs for many minutes, about robbing and killing you and then ends the call by saying, oh, I was just playing around, here, I'll make up it for you someday and never do that again. Of course you're going be angry, and that anger slowly dissolves, but are you going to trust this person the same way? Nah, that person has to prove their word and gain your trust back. How can we trust Microsoft right after what happened? They have to release this console, check if everything they said is true and maybe they'll get the trust back. But this can take years to see Microsoft doesn't end up breaking promises after cashing in at it's peak. Then you got Sony, listening to gamers since before E3. Shaping up the PS4 to be something gamers will love. Pre order numbers did not effect what the console is while Microsoft waited till first week preorder numbers to change. Sony is a step ahead, they don't need to reverse anything and continue to do what they were doing. That's why Xbox One won't do better than the PS4 because that's what it's trying to be now, like the PS4 while the PS4 is ahead, improving with every step.

B-radical1095d ago

Ofcourse they still can......none have even released yet.

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No_Limit1095d ago (Edited 1095d ago )

Who cares about this imaginary war. Both systems will sell great. I have no doubt Sony will sell more systems due to the fact they have more following and a greater advantage in Japan and most of Europe but when it all comes down to it, we are literally talking about Apple vs Android here. There will only be one winner in terms of overall sales but both will have their fans and market share well established in the upcoming years and it will be great for gamers due to the competition.

For me, I am getting the XB1 first due to me liking the Live service and the games at launch. I will also get a PS4 late next year when Naughty Dog release their AAA game.

I can care less who sells more in 5 years as this is not a PS2 vs Dreamcast scenario here.

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