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Submitted by Itzzlogic 232d ago | news

Microsoft's Major Nelson Confirmed Xbox One Hasn't Been Hit by Production Issues

That story is completely untrue. (Major Nelson, Xbox One)

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Lucreto  +   232d ago
Well it is good news then.

Saying that they would not come out and say there are production issues.
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Tw1tch3D  +   232d ago
The date will show us otherwise and if rumors about Nov. 8th as the release date is true, well there goes another negative rumor down the drain hole.

I mean, if your not an insider, why bother making such ridiculous claims?!....I know why, because they're fanboys. Because it's mostly wishful than it is anything relevant just like hUMA being exclusive to PS4, which wouldn't matter because both have HSA.

Talk about blowing things out of proportion.
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tuglu_pati  +   232d ago
Cool avatar ;)
PSVita  +   232d ago
What in the world are you going on about..
Lucreto  +   232d ago | Well said
Well Microsoft doesn't have the track record of being up front.

Major Nelson said the DRM can't be removed by flipping a switch and the next day it was gone.

Then Greenberg said there was no delays in Europe and hours later there were delays.

I don't fault the people they have a job to do. The behind the scenes guys are telling them to do this. I don't like the Not true, not true oh it's true. They should keep silent and not deny it and then confirm it later.
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ZodTheRipper  +   232d ago | Well said
It wouldn't be their first time lying if you look at the last few months.
SilentNegotiator  +   232d ago
It still doesn't make sense that it got delayed because they couldn't get voice control for a few countries done. The multi-billion dollar company couldn't afford to get another team or two to complete the voice controls for 8 countries?

Seems more to me that they decided not to finish the voice work for the countries that they needed to cut, leaving a much more appealing story to investors of "we need more time to finish the details" than "we're having difficulties keeping up with demand" and without technically lying to investors.
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HowarthsNJ  +   232d ago
NM
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Trekster_Gamer  +   232d ago
Yeah Sony has a great track record.. I mean there system was compromised and they waited a month to tell users... Removing system features like dual booting and ps2 compatibility .. Yeah that's a great track record... Sony is up front my arse...
grassyknoll  +   232d ago
The whole point of hUMA is it's one pool of memory. Xbox One has 2...
Tw1tch3D  +   232d ago
^^^

https://twitter.com/rickbme...

...come again?!
Diver  +   232d ago
How does that put another negative rumor down the drain? They drastically slashed the number of countries where they're gonna launch. A statement about no production probs isn't gonna change that fact. An they can say UI this an localize that all they want but at the end of the day they are launching in far fewer territories.

In the US, the prime Microsoft area they are sold out with a quarter of the stock numbers Sony will launch with.
falviousuk  +   232d ago
@diver can you back that statement up with some facts about how many units bith companies have available in each region for launch and post launch, nope i didn't think so
Diver  +   232d ago
Know how to use the internet? No didn't think so. Just look at retail reports on preorders. This ain't 2005 buddy.
pixelsword  +   232d ago
Wasn't it an insider who leaked that in the first place?
humbleopinion  +   232d ago
HUMA is just a buzzword for Cache Coherency implemented by AMD.
And it's not that much of a big deal: My Samsung Galaxy 3 (and any equivalent ARM based phone) has the same thing.
christocolus  +   232d ago
@lucreto and others

Give ms a break...nelson and greenberg didn't lie about nothing. The console in its current state as at may 21 was built around the drm, ms did indeed have to make adjustments and reprogramme stuff to change that and also how is it being delayed.its releasing in europe but not all regions will get it on day one due to local content customization for the console in those areas so your logic fails..still wonder why some guys are quick to rush to post negative comments here. Do you have an insider at ms who tells you other wise? Or you got someone at china or taiwan at the assembly factory where the consoles are being manufactured? imo if the xbox one doesn't interest you then don't get it....its easy as a b c.
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andrewsqual  +   231d ago
@Lucreto I agree and if a Microsoft employee goes on Twitter and says something around the lines of "Like who cares if we will have to delay the console in all of Europe. You all act like something was never delayed before", IMMEDIATELY fire him and still keep your mouth shut and deny nothing. Because that wasn't a train wreck the last time it happened. :)

In all seriousness though, has there been any retail games to date apart from Forza and Ryse actually shown running on Xbox One hardware yet? The lack of a release date just adds fuel to this.
darkride66  +   232d ago | Well said
So, according to Major Nelson, one of China's leading economic news sources and leader in online media just fabricated the entire story? Out of the blue? Just made the whole thing up?

They certainly aren't running this story as a rumor. In fact, the news is related to the Taiwanese company, Global Unichip Corporation, that's making components for the Xbox One and it's impacting their stock price. Major Nelson had better call up the Taiwan markets and let them know it's not true, that it's just baseless speculation coming out of that region!

http://udn.com/NEWS/STOCK/S...
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creatchee  +   232d ago
They could have been misinformed. That's always possible, no? I mean, it would be the first time EVER that the media has gotten a story wrong and all, but still...
SmokeyMcBear  +   232d ago
that's what I didn't get. Why would a publication in china, the country in which the product is being manufactured, make up a story for hits. They have nothing to gain from this news.
Foxgod  +   232d ago
You clearly dont understand the business model of news if you think they gain nothing from it.
Blaze929  +   232d ago
lol at you all thinking the media understands integrity...
darkride66  +   232d ago
Other news sources are confirming the shipment downgrade as well. Just have a look at the news for the company making parts, Global Unichip Corp. So, maybe they haven't been hit by production delays, maybe that's made up for some unknown reason.

So what part is he denying? The production part? The cut in shipment forecast numbers? We aren't talking no name blogs making these claims here. This news is currently impacting the stock of companies involved in the XBox One's production, and the details are quite specific. You look up the news for Global Unichip and the financial reporters are certainly treating this as fact.

http://www.dividend.com/new...
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BallsEye  +   232d ago
OOooo right I forgot the media always tells the truth...NOT! You there in America should know better since 95% of stuff you see in your TV including news is hollywood BS. Still looking for that WMD in IRAQ?
darkride66  +   232d ago | Well said
@BallsEye. So your claim is that the leading, Taiwan/Asian newspaper dealing with the semi-conductor and electronics industry, trusted source used by CNN, Cnet, ZDNet..etc..etc, they just made the whole thing up including specific numbers, specific parts causing the delay and company's impacted? That's what you're saying? Because semi-conductor newspapers are known for their terrible, tabloid journalism, right? They just make up things like this all the time and sit back and laugh while stocks bounce up and down? That's what you're selling?

There's no way Digitimes is making up all these details for the hell of it, to garner hits. Only someone blinded by their own cynicism would believe that. Expect Microsoft to confirm the ship forecast numbers have indeed been lowered but bet it'll be with a carefully crafted PR response that makes it seem like there's no big deal and everything is perfectly under control.
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XboxFun  +   232d ago
Oh No!! A global plot from China to ruin MS's Xbox One and smear their good name.

Don't worry Darkride, I'm calling James Bond right now to take care of this problem.

Hello operator, get me James Bond and fast it's a world emergency!....Yes i'll hold.
darkride66  +   232d ago
@XboxFun. For once I agree with you, although I'm not the one buying into the crazy conspiracy guys up above who think the media is just "out to get" Microsoft. :)

It is pretty ridiculous to assume that China Economic Daily just fabricated the entire report and all the specifics. Obviously this information has a source within the manufacturing industry in Asia, despite what Microsoft's PR is saying at the moment.
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Narutone66  +   232d ago
Those news sources darkride66 posted are not the same as those you see on the gaming websites. There's a big difference between a gaming news and technology/financial news. CNN and Reuters does linked to those sources darkride66 provided, so they are more plausible than some PR guy's twitter feed.
nukeitall  +   232d ago
So news sources has newer been wrong before?

People never fabricate news? There has never been wrong information in the news affecting stock market?

Contrary to fanboys suggesting Xbox One has low demands, if MS wanted they could use this as an excuse if sales turn out to be low. Instead they say, no production issues. We just increased the clock cycle and specs on our hardware.

Does facts line up with rumor?

Until more official sources confirm, I will stick with facts.

Also, technically all consoles have production issues at launch. There is almost always higher demand than availability.
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IcicleTrepan  +   231d ago
update: thought this was about ESRAM issue. turns out it isn't. the article says it has to do with kinect housing and disc drive. Not sure why they would have problems with either of those.. they are likely buying the drives from another company and just plunking them in...
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The_Infected  +   232d ago
Why don't they just give a damn release date already!
32 > 13..
Sitdown  +   232d ago
You just figured that out? Wow, welcome to 1st grade...
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Deadpoolio  +   232d ago
Yeah not sure why people are all stoked that this is coming from Major Microsoft, like they are going to come out and admit they are having issues, Which I believe there are about 3
mrmarx  +   232d ago
because nobody wants one
SharnOfTheDEAD  +   231d ago
Keep in mind, he also said you can't simply flick a switch to to get rid of DRM in an interview. It's hard to tell what he says is true or not. Also they aren't going to say they are having issues even if it's true, since it'll only cause more damage than good.
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Da Ill One  +   232d ago
Hmm who to believe, A person who gets paid to make MS seem like everything is all good, Or numerous other places who report the news as it happens? Yeah i'm going with he's lying...
JokesOnYou  +   232d ago
OK then can I see these numerous links to other sources that confirm micro IS having production problems?

No you cant provide anything new just old regurgitated rumors connected to the neogaf rumor about yeild issues and cpu downclocking which as it turns out X1 cpu/specs has been overclocked and improved which is hardly something you would see if there are yeild problems. Here we have the source saying the rumors are BS, yes if it was true they likely wouldnt confirm it, but you'd think they would just say nothing at all instead of emphatically denying it. Cleary production isnt as high as demand but thats normal at this phase. Still given the current X1 launch its bigger than 360's was so in terms of production problems unless you have something definitive that says otherwise you are the one making shiii up.

Edit yep u can diasgree but thats still NOT proof.
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HammadTheBeast  +   232d ago
Why hasn't it been approved by FCC yet then?
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Foxgod  +   232d ago
What does FCC have to do with production?
You can ramp your production as high as you can, regardless of FCC.

FCC is just a checklist of approvals to checks for faults.
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FullMetalTech  +   232d ago
Rumors are always gonna be rumors. But this is the same guy who said that you "couldnt flip a switch". Im pretty sure they are also not gonna come out and say they are having problems when it can refelct badly on them with the already 180s they have done. It could very well be they had an initial amount in mind and are shifting units to meet demand at this point. But i honestly cant take this guy seriously anymore.
DragonKnight  +   232d ago
@Foxgod: They can't legally sell the product without FCC approval. If they haven't received that, they'd be wasting money in a high production wave.
Foxgod  +   232d ago
@dragonknight,

If your argument was valid, they would have dropped the production completely, instead of dropping the shipping numbers by a measly 700k.
Which they btw, didnt.
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FITgamer  +   232d ago
Would it make sense to mass produce a product before it passes through the FCC?
Skips  +   232d ago
The same dude who said it's not easy to reverse DRM and went off on Angry Joe, then announced like 4 days later, they'll reverse it later with a patch. lol http://gengame.net/wp-conte...
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HiddenMission  +   232d ago
Here you go...just so you know mods failed this because Major Nelson who has lied during interviews and is the face of XBOX PR said it's not true but provides nothing to support his it's not true statement...so take it what you will.

http://www.hispanicbusiness...

@Foxgod

You must have never worked in manufacturing before and it shows. You don't build hardware if you can't ship hardware. If the FCC came back and said several different key components failed then additional production costs would have to allocated to the Operations overhead to get the product up an running. This would translate to every affected unit would costing more...which would mean a loss at sell. Rework per unit costs can be very pricey and manufactures do everything they can to avoid this.
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Foxgod  +   232d ago
Yes, its pretty common to start production ahead of FCC.
Because everybody knows the FCC regulations, so company's already know the requirements.
No company is gonna waste time and money by waiting for a formal approval of the FCC.

And usually, anything that doesnt pass FCC (bad shielding in cables for example) can be fixed after the product has been produced.
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creatchee  +   232d ago
@HammadTheBeast

"Why hasn't it been approved by FCC yet then?"

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Albert Penello says: "And FYI – we passed FCC certification back in early summer, before PS4."

So can we put THAT rumor to bed too now, or are you all going to continue screaming "LIAR!" everytime a MS employee says something?
JokesOnYou  +   232d ago
lol creatchee good find. Still fcc approval is not hard, they simply ensure code specifications that dont interfere with govt protocols and safety issues. Some bringing up fcc as if it means a production process or whatever is better. I mean if fcc approval was the default "its quality tested" label we wouldnt see products fail including RROD or YLOD defects.
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rainslacker  +   232d ago
I'd imagine most of the chips and specs involved in the X1 are already approved by the FCC. They just need final approval on the final design of the box. Sony was producing systems before they had FCC approval, and no company would announce a time frame for release unless they were sure it would pass FCC approval. These engineers know their stuff.

Now if by some off-chance they didn't get FCC approval(highly unlikely) then you'd see them having a huge issue, as it would mean possibly disassembling and remaking the offending part within the box. Not a cheap thing to do.

@Jokes

I think that label you're referring to is actually UL listing. It's an insurance thing to insure that the device won't blow up and stuff. Makes people feel all cozy, however I don't think that it is necessary to have in order to sell a product. It also doesn't insure that the device will be mostly free from defects.

FCC is there to insure that the devices don't interfere with other things that are protected from interference, typically communications and other electronics protocols. It's not hard to get FCC certification if a device is designed to get it. Most of those protocols are so standard, it's already in the design
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JokesOnYou  +   232d ago
Rainslacker, yes that is what I was trying to get at. I mean the fcc approves almost anything unless there is some type of huge flaw, seriously if a manufacture cant pass fcc standards their R&D dept must be ran by 12 yrs because almost everything takes fcc regs into account in the early stages of development and unless you are a brand new company its like second nature to pass them because fcc standards are very unobtrusive to allow as much market innovation as possible= its good for economy.
DragonKnight  +   232d ago
@Foxgod: Not if they had filed to go through the FCC and are waiting for it to pass.
green  +   232d ago
Lol at Hammadthebeast and co using FCC. The ipad 3 was announced on the 13th of March 2012, then cleared by the FCC a day later. The product then hit shells a week after that. Time of FCC approval does not mean a damn thing. http://www.engadget.com/201...
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dmitrijs88  +   232d ago
the retardness is strong within this one
Deadpoolio  +   232d ago
You realize the eSRAM is connected to the GPU right? Just because you speed up your CPU 6%....Again 6% doesn't have anything to do with the GPU being fried due to overclocking caused again by the eSRAM connected to the ready GPU....

I'm also not going to take major Microsoft's word for it, anyone with half a brain cell knows they aren't going to come out and admit it...There are also other issues that have been mentioned not just having problems with the GPU overheating..Again GPU
SpinalRemains138  +   232d ago
Where's the date then?
NukaCola  +   232d ago
Relax Jokes..

There's still over 6mil Xbones coming out. You will not miss out. Did you pre order your PS4 yet btw?
Foxgod  +   232d ago
7 Million actually.
JokesOnYou  +   232d ago
No, sadly this time with both launching so close I have to choose and honestly these days with work, my girl I don't have as much time for gaming. I can afford them both easily but like this gen if I'm only going to play 1 most of the time it just makes sense to go with my favorite. I'll likely get a ps4 much later on though.
Deadpoolio  +   232d ago
6.2 unless the slash it down again...But then again of course major microsoft is going to come out and say that everything is sunshine and ponies...But cutting 21 countries to 13 and 7 million units to 6.2, says something completely different...It's not something they are going to say out loud if there are problems, which I would tend to believe that obviously there are with number slashing and they still don't even have their FCC cert, which last I heard you need to have before you can even go into production
jmc8888  +   232d ago
What people forget is that the 7 million number was a full calendar year.

So a reduction down to 6.2 million is a big drop at the BEGINNING of production.

Basically I see it as....we're having some sort of delay...whatever that is...big..small...both... and since our 7 million number was based on what we could build if we started by X date, then since we have had those delays we're ~800k behind.

There's no mention whether or not this has been fixed and that they are now up to 100 percent of the production estimates, but simply behind.

Basically they've lost 800k launch units. Now how many they lose or not will impact how many of the other 6.2 million or so planned are actually built.

Losing 800k launch units is a BIG fail, and there is still reason to believe that more could be cut.
hankmoody  +   232d ago
I'd much rather believe an official source than a rumored news article. If someone told you a rumor about a friend of yours, would you flat out believe them or go straight to the source and find out the real story?
gaelic_laoch  +   232d ago
"Yeah i'm going with he's lying..."

He cannot be lying if it is not even in production!
NeutralXP  +   232d ago
Xbox One fans will be getting their consoles earlier then the 8th November and you Sony fanboy will seeing ps4 in 2014 if lucky I forsee manufacturing issues with such poor hardware
LoveOfTheGame  +   232d ago
I prefer Xbox and even I am shaking my head at that statement. If there is one thing Sony is good at it, it's hardware.
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threefootwang  +   232d ago
Sony making poor hardware? Please go on. Lol.

http://www.gamespot.com/new...

Lmao.
SpinalRemains138  +   232d ago
You high, bro?
kenshiro100  +   232d ago
Cool story bro.
Kryptix  +   231d ago
@Neutral
lol Damn, really...Sony? You mean the electronics/hardware giant that has 30+ years of experience making components is going to make something with a high failure rate? You really are blind and stupid. You're one of the very few people on N4G I wanna give a smack across the face for having no sign of intelligence. Not even a family of brain cells live in your head. They all committed suicide from loneliness because you never use them.
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darkride66  +   232d ago | Intelligent
So let's weigh the two scenarios here.

Scenario A: Digitimes, the leading and widely used publication for electronics news related to Taiwan and central Asia reports that Xbox One forecasts have been cut, specifically from 7 million to 6.2 million and states specifically which components are impacted and which company's this is currently impacting. They're telling the truth. Microsoft PR guy tweets, a few words but it's just damage control before they can craft a larger PR statement.

Scenario B: Digitimes and the EDN just made the whole thing up, including specific numbers, company's impacted and components they're having trouble with. Just out of the blue. Made up everything. They're having a laugh right now. And MS PR guy who's job it is to manage this type of problem is actually 100% correct in his 5 word tweet. No truth to any of it.

Which scenario seems the more likely case here?
ArchangelMike  +   232d ago
Dood, where do u think u r? Dis iz N4G. Ur statementz is making too much sence... must.., dis... agree...

Seriously though. You talk way too much sence for N4G.
H0RSE  +   232d ago
If the information does turn out to be false, it is likely a case of scenario C: misinformation.

Why do you and others seem to imply that if the news is false, that it must have been completely fabricated from nothing? You present these "which is more believable scenarios," and present the idea you side with as a rational possibility, and exaggerate the other one to the point of ridiculousness...

I don't think many are implying that the news was completely made up, but rather just not accurate. Perhaps their numbers are off or their information was not confirmed. Perhaps what their info states doesn't translate to the same things that news outlets and the public think it means. I'm not saying that this is the case, I'm just pointing out that even in your "analysis" of which scenario is more likely to be the case, it appears that y9ou show bias, or at least lack vision.
darkride66  +   231d ago
If the news is false, isn't that the same thing as "made up"? Seriously, if it's misinformation that means then it's fabricated and the economic news sources that reported this didn't bother to check their sources. That falls under Scenario B.

Now maybe only parts of the rumor are true, but that still means that the other bits were made up. See also, Scenario B.
H0RSE  +   231d ago
No, it doesn't...

Not having your facts straight and completely making something up, are not the same thing. Not sure why you're having such a hard time comprehending this...
Godmars290  +   232d ago
And yet they've only reduced release markets and shipping numbers?

@JokesOnYou:

Know it doesn't mean anything - or too much perhaps - but RRoD.

Even if its MS they can't afford to have that happen again.
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jackanderson1985  +   232d ago
The shipping numbers is just a rumour but the countries probably a business decision to feed their major markets first. The 8 countries they have cut out have roughly 2-3 million sales of the 360 between them according to some places
Spoons  +   232d ago
Meh, wrong.

I immensely dislike when people say things like "and we all know MS can't afford that again".

You do realize were talking about Microsoft, which we all know very well can afford almost whatever they want.

If were talking about who can afford what, Sony is the one who can't afford to lose this gen. One misstep and it could be the end of them.

Seeing as how they recently sold buildings for billions of dollars and laid off thousands of employees (not to mention their questionable work ethics, see: banishment room) to merely keep the business afloat, and they are not the wealthiest company, they REALLY can't afford another loss.

I'm a business major so take it from me when I say that MS, a multi-billion dollar company has much deeper pockets than Sony, a company valued at around 500 million dollars.
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Godmars290  +   232d ago
By "not afford" I meant in terms of PR. While MS likely has the money to cover post-release production issues, between the history of RRoD and the mess which still is the pre-XB1 launch, if that happens they'll never regain consumer confidence.

Just like Sony wont if they get bad laser diodes like they did during the PS2's launch.

I know for certain if Sony messes up the PS4's post launch that Xbox fanboys will be all over it. And actually with good reason.
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Minato-Namikaze  +   232d ago
I can see the butthurt all over your post, lol.
deputyspade  +   231d ago
Being a business major doesn't qualify you to know about company's financials. Microsoft is actually worth around $260 billion not $500 million, but when Ballmer took over in 2000 they were worth more than double that. They have certainly seen their war chest diminish significatly in recent years. They have had a lot of losses from their entertainment and devices division and the xbox is one of those. They have never made a cumulative profit from the xbox. Recently, a Microsoft shareholder requested they sell off or just cut out the entire xbox division because they weren't making profits from it.
Transporter47  +   232d ago
Can it start producing before passing the FCC?

Edit: Alright thx for the answers, very informative thanks : )
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SmokeyMcBear  +   232d ago
yes you can make anything to you want in other countries, in order to sell it here in the US it has to pass, I believe they expect it to.
Consoldtobots  +   231d ago
oh dear the stupidity in this thread is blinding from the ms fanboys.

here is a little dose of reality. Only an IDIOT would go into mass production before FCC approval.
What if they tell you your Wifi assemble is causing too much interference? What if they ask you to use different shielding in your case? Are you now gonna go back and spend millions more to fix what you already spent millions on producing?

this only makes sense in a fanboy's mind.
HammadTheBeast  +   232d ago
No, at least not in the US.
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4logpc  +   232d ago
You have no idea what you are talking about.
jackanderson1985  +   232d ago
You can produce you just can't sell it major electronic companies do it all the time
No_Limit  +   232d ago
smh @Hammad,

You logic is just as bad as NaturOfLogic...no, it might actually be worst.
PimpDaddy  +   232d ago
How the heck does Hammad have 5 bubbles? He constantly trolls XB1 articles and is one of the biggest FUD-Masters I have ever seen on N4G. Can the mods start taking bubbles away from the most blatant abusers on this website please???
jackanderson1985  +   232d ago
The FCC is only for the US they can begin production before they gain approval it's just risky as te FCC might say a certain component is a no no and then they'd have a ton of stock they couldn't sell in the US
4logpc  +   232d ago
Yes
SmokeyMcBear  +   232d ago
So I take it the reduction in production is planned, maybe they messed up the numbers all that while ago. Maybe they don't want to make as much money as they can, makes sense. I would take anything coming out of microsoft PR with a grain of salt. Reports from the home countries where the manufacturing occurs with no apparant gain should be at least considered.
DragonKnight  +   232d ago
This is coming from the guy that said the DRM could just be turned off.

He's Microsoft's PR guy, do you expect him to say "yeah, that's true" and retain a job with Microsoft?
GiantEnemyCrab  +   232d ago
He said it could NOT just be turned off.

He was right. The system will require a day one patch to change the DRM. I don't think they changed the DRM the same day he made this comment so it wasn't as easy as flipping a switch.

He is a PR guy and an annoying one at that.
WeAreLegion  +   232d ago
Agreed with all of that. And yes, he's super annoying.
DragonKnight  +   232d ago
Right, sorry, that was my bad. I meant could NOT just be turned off.

And he wasn't right. That patch effectively turns off the DRM by bypassing the hardware checks.

Either way, he's just a PR guy so he'd never say otherwise.
PimpDaddy  +   232d ago
I have yet to find a "PR" member from any of these console manufacturers that I actually like let alone trust.

Not sure about the rumors of XB1 manufacturing issues. I'm inclined to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt right now. But not because of Major Nelson. I'm the type to not believe rumors till I see facts.
DragonKnight  +   232d ago
PR types suck. But at least Sony has Shuhei Yoshida. He's a President that gives out a good PR vibe just by being his normal troll self.

When it comes to MS though, I think the rumours are a possibility only because not only did they pass up a prime time to announce a release date (I find it hard to believe they'll do so at TGS) but they have been fairly silent about this aspect of the Xbox One. It's not like it's some big thing to keep a secret about. But who knows?
trafalger  +   232d ago
"Either way, he's just a PR guy so he'd never say otherwise."

then that would mean you're the complete opposite. he gets paid to be a pr guy. is sony paying you to be a shill? the question that instantly arises is why do you care so much? if you had a system pre-ordered and want it as soon as possible it would be understandable why you'd be upset, concerned or curious.

"I think the rumours are a possibility only because not only did they pass up a prime time to announce a release date (I find it hard to believe they'll do so at TGS) but they have been fairly silent about this aspect of the Xbox One. It's not like it's some big thing to keep a secret about. But who knows?"

you mean like showing a game console at an unveiling of a new system?
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Niv  +   232d ago
Private Nelson needs to rank up a bt
stage88  +   232d ago
Well he's not going to say it is if it's true.
I reckon they are struggling.
Megaton  +   232d ago | Funny
You really can't believe anything Major Switchflip says. I mean you can, but you really shouldn't.
JessiePinkmanYo  +   232d ago
Bubble up lol agreed 100%
MotoDot  +   232d ago
You are right , he don't even know what exclusive M$ have , he said mgs5 and minecraft are exclusive , and they are not
ssbains   232d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
CPTN MITCHELL   232d ago | Trolling | show
greenyboi  +   232d ago
Well only time will tell if there having problems !? I expect a release date before the end of this week !!
JessiePinkmanYo  +   232d ago
I find it hard to believe a man wearing a raccoon hat and IS an asshat himself. Proof will be in the pudding beginning with a solid release date. Can't wait for both systems!
truthps4   232d ago | Spam
mfletch512  +   232d ago
good
BattleTorn  +   232d ago
If this was truly the case, (which I actually take Nelson's word, that it is) then why not announce the release date...

You know, nix the rumours by putting their money where their mouth is..
Tru_Ray  +   232d ago
That is an excellent point. Why haven't they announced the release date? We are only 2.5 months away from the projected date and we hear nothing but crickets. I wouldn't be surprised if it was postponed until 2014.
BattleTorn  +   232d ago
They've already narrowed the number of countries that it was intially going to launch in.

I don't see a delay until 2014.

If anything, they'd drop a few more launch countries. But no way they're missing holiday season in North America, and UK, among other key territories.
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vigilante_man  +   232d ago
So rumours are MS original end of financial year 2013 in March/April to ship 7M units but maybe now 6.2M. Hope they do not ship dodgy units. I would say lets assume all is fine but they do not have a good track record (RROD).

That's still a lot of units.

Sony are reported to be shipping a minimum 10M units up to a max of 16M (doubtful) in the same time-frame. What is obvious is Sony were much further down the road than MS. I believe MS were looking to 2014 for release originally.

It is likely that Sony will have shipped between 3-4 million more units (assuming both consoles sell out) than XB1. This is down to Sony being ready first this time. XB1 may well sell at least the same as 360 over its lifetime so no need to panic - but the PS4 will be leading sales in 2014.
JessiePinkmanYo  +   232d ago
I'll just put this here. The company producing the chips say otherwise http://callcenterinfo.tmcne...
Consoldtobots  +   231d ago
BOOM
wishingW3L  +   232d ago
they once denied the RRoD too.
voodoogts  +   232d ago
What about when Sony this year had two sell two buildings for 1.4 billion dollars and laying off thousands of workers just to show profit for the company? Is that believable?
Clarence  +   232d ago
@Voodoogts
That comment is why you have one bubble sir.
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wishingW3L  +   232d ago
please elaborate because I really do not understand the relevancy of your comment. It makes no sense at all. XD
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imt558  +   232d ago
Major Nelson just listened his boss and what need to say. That's all.
Clarence  +   232d ago
As if M$ has always been honest about the issues that have plagued their consoles. It took people blogging on the Internet for M$ to admit that the 360 had a major problem.
jessupj  +   232d ago
I laughed and shock my head when I read the title.

The amount of lies MS has spewed this gen and concerning the X1 is too much it's not even funny any more.

But naturally all the apologists on this site are defending Nelson when there's so much evidence to the contrary.
AceBlazer13  +   232d ago
Well have to wait till launch. If the console does launch November and runs with a low failure rate then the rumor was false if there is anything like a rrod again well they had problems and just breezed over them to get the console out.
assdan  +   232d ago
Not saying he's lying because it's probably true, but I don't really take major Nelson for his word. He kinda Bull shits A LOT.
DoubleM70  +   232d ago
But wouldn't you think Major Nelson statement is just as valid to some no name website?
bromtown  +   232d ago
I'd believe this more if it came from Don Mattrick to be honest and he's left haha... Major Nelson is one of the least trustworthy faces gamers see.
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DomceM  +   232d ago
lmfao. yeah ok. You guys still believe this clown?

Semiaccurate wrote a huge article proving that xbox1 was supply blocked. I think id rather believe them than the PR liar aka major nelcrap.
thexmanone  +   232d ago
How can people talk about being delayed, If MS did not even give a launch date?
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quenomamen  +   232d ago
Who the hell believes anything this guy says after the BS fest these last couple months ? I mean really. This guys lies like an old hound, like shag carpeting.
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hoju69  +   232d ago
Major Nelson says on Reddit that they got FCC approval early this summer.

http://www.reddit.com/r/xbo...

I do find it interesting that there is not a single article anywhere supporting that claim. It seems like every highly anticipated consumer electronics product gets their approval splashed up on sites like Engadget. If anyone has a link to one, I'd like to see it.
jessupj  +   232d ago
Major Nelson is so full of crap.

Can't believe a single word he spews. He has zero credibility.
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