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Submitted by PositiveEmotions 216d ago | news

TGS: Microsoft on its Vision for Xbox One...

IGN: During an Xbox One platform demo at Tokyo Game Show yesterday, Albert Penello, Microsoft's Sr. Director of Product Management and Planning, was extremely candid about the difficulties of launching a new console in 2013.

When I asked how Microsoft can sell gamers a particular vision of its new system that in many cases won't reflect the reality of what's delivered – i.e. some markets won't have voice recognition at launch, a heap of countries won't have full TV functionality, there will be differences in other services (apps etc) at launch, he had this to say. (Tokyo Game Show, Xbox One)

black0o  +   216d ago
MS it's selling vision to the ppl .. and without any insurance that they'll keep that vision u bought without another 180

#epicfail In my opinion
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nukeitall  +   215d ago
or you can stick with a console with NO VISION, that stays with the defacto standard pushing just more pixels.

That is in my opinion #epicfail on both Wii U and PS4. They are practically the same as before. It seems like the next iPhone every year, has more new features.
black0o  +   215d ago
1st of all the Wii U is a fine unique console with it's own thing

2nd that so called vision which took 7 years of R&D ''DRM, always online, always watching u ...etc'' are gone in just weeks

and the new vision at MS is to do what SONY does
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drsfinest72  +   216d ago
Oh shut up.
eplusr  +   216d ago
Here's the thing with Microsoft for all their billions which make Sony look like a bum standing on the corner begging for money they simply have no sense of taste, style, and understanding of what consumers want.

Examples: Windows 8, Windows Phone, and that long dead joke called the Zune. The day Microsoft gets rid of the dinosaurs beyond just the soon to be retired CEO who dresses like it's still the 90's is the day public perception of them might change for the better as well.

But hey only time will tell they just can't seem to stop shooting themselves in the foot and have no one to blame but themselves apparently they're a company full of masochists.

Hey MICROSOFT here's an idea lower your FN price by $100 and just take the hit to get yourself back in the game that you're losing badly at and it hasn't even started yet. You have zero excuse no to do it considering you've thrown millions if not billions away on Zune, and on Windows Phone.

I want to see you succeed so stop wasting everyones time with failure after epic failure I'm sick to death of it already. At least the Japanese improve upon their mistakes your making America look bad!
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4logpc  +   216d ago
Someone has no idea what they are talking about...
P0werVR  +   216d ago
Why don't you do your DD before stating irrelevant comments.
christocolus  +   216d ago
Dude it doesnt have to appeal to everyone ..but it does appeal to the millions who are definitly getting one...by the way there are other options out there ..go get a ps4 if you do not like the one..cos i dont see ms forcing it down consumers throats..buying one is entirely up to you and so far im happy with what theyve done.
eplusr  +   216d ago
I'm getting an Xbox One and a PS4 all paid for and reserved for day one pick up at Best Buy. My opinion is merely as an American Patriot voicing how bad Microsoft makes America look in the eyes of the rest of the world.

Sony is broke and beats Microsoft on price? I wanted to smash my computer when I first read it. They could have crushed that company and instead let them live to fight another day.

At this very moment Sony looks like gaming God's while Microsoft looks like gaming jokes. It irks me to no end which is why I typed up what I did folks already think the U.S. make's junk and Microsoft is an example of the reason why.

I mean are the patients running the asylum over at Microsoft HQ or what? Because unlike other American's who could care less about an American Company succeeding I actually do care but hey what do I know.
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Bolts  +   215d ago
This isn't an American problem. Take a chill pill. Console giants have been know to dig their own graves since the 8 bit days. This goes for all of them, Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Sony and now MS.
Gekko36  +   215d ago
@eplusr

First off, using the word american patriot makes my skin crawl. Citizen, fine, but patriot makes me think of a cretin from the south, a hillbilly or worst yet, an f'ing repulican (bastards to a man I might add).

As for Microsoft I have no issue with them. I sue there server software and they are second to none. That said if you don't like there software don't buy it. It works fine so I'ts more a choice of asthetics over function. I might add that the ms operating system runs rings around apples OSx.

Windows phone 8 is great in my view, so it's more about your opinion of MS rather than their quality.

Don't apologise for MS, they have no need to apologise. They will continue to evolve as time and technology changes and to be honest they do push the boat out quicker and better handles than most of their competitors.

As for Sony, well they're a Japanese company so I have very little interest is their products, policy or companies. I'll alway opt for korean prodcuts.

Chill man!
Soldierone  +   216d ago
Sony:
Revenue US$ 72.349 billion (2013)
Operating income US$ 2.448 billion (2013)
Net income US$ 458 million (2013)
Total assets US$ 151.131 billion (2013)
Total equity US$ 28.523 billion (2013)

Microsoft:
Revenue $ 77.85 billion (2013)
Operating income US$ 26.76 billion (2013)
Net income US$ 21.86 billion (2013)
Total assets US$ 142.43 billion (2013)
Total equity US$ 78.94 billion (2013)

They are a little closer as of late, and MS only has Xbox to control. People will buy that early on, and they can sell even more with a price cut down the road.
Sleepless  +   215d ago
And the source is?
nukeitall  +   215d ago
Notice that Sony has an income of half a billion, while MS has more than 40 times that for just 2013.

That is of course ignoring, the fact Sony had to sell a building to net that!

There is a reason why MS is worth almost 15 times more than Sony whom is close to their lowest in long history.
Soldierone  +   215d ago
@Sleepless if you really think I would go through this effort to make up numbers, then so be it. Im not going back to find the source again.

@nukeitall, yeah they sold a building, and just recently bought another building thats ten times bigger..... Probably the only reason Sony's is that much lower is due to two things
1 They don't have a lot of business contracts, or software for business. They do a lot of TV contracts etc... but Windows can be found in offices, schools, everything. Which gives MS more money.

2 They are based in Japan which has a weaker dollar than we do.
dmitrijs88  +   216d ago
M$ vision is clear like todays morning fog behind my window...yawn..
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   216d ago
It all comes down to having the right people planning for the longterm goal.
MS obviously got it disasterously wrong.
DRM will be a reality one day but the World just isn't ready for it yet...especially on Microsoft's terms.
Bolts  +   215d ago
With the right carrot people are usually more willing to accept DMR. The problem is MS only offer the stick while offering the little to no details on the carrot.
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MasterCornholio  +   216d ago
I don't remember who but didn't someone from Microsoft say that they are still on track with their original vision?

Doesn't seem that way to me with all the 180s with the most recent one being the announcement of a downgrade in resolution for Ryse son of Rome.

P.S I say downgrade because in the beginning they said the game was running in native 1080P and they downgraded the resolution to 900P for some reason. My guess is that they are having issues with development and can't get the game to run smoothly at the previous resolution.

Nexus 7 2013
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B-radical  +   216d ago
They never ever used the word downgraded someone clearly got it wrong that ryse was going to be 1080p
MasterCornholio  +   215d ago
Its probably just misinformation which is happening a lot with the Xbox One and the PS4.

Seriously they better be careful with the information that they give out because if they make a mistake some people will accuse them of fraud.

Nexus 7 2013
ShwankyShpanky  +   216d ago
>>I then asked whether it's actually worth the effort, given that streaming and on-demand is clearly the future, and that I personally haven't watched any form of free-to-air or cable TV for close to a decade. Penello believes that I'm on one side of a generational divide, and that “even with the number of cord cutters, live television viewing around the world surpasses cord cutters by a factor of a hundred to one, a thousand to one, so yes, it's still going to be super important for real, average people.”

People in the slums of some third world countries watch TV. People in their 90s watch TV. What kind of delusion allows them to think the entire TV-watching populace is a potential market for the Xbone?

>>But what about the fact that Xbox One won't have the full TV functionality at launch? Penello sees it as a demographic question. “It's not going to be us – it's not the early adopters that this is a problem [for] - which is why we're not prioritising solving it right off the bat, because the price of the consoles will have to come down like they do in every generation, the market will expand, we'll eventually catch up to the people who are probably laggards in TV, and by that time we'll have a more robust story than we have at launch.”

What an adorably roundabout way of admitting that their "vision" entails getting early adopters to pay a premium, even though some of the highest-profile selling points will be unfinished and non-functional. After MS gets their money and have an inevitable price cut, they'll 'prioritize' completion of their product. Just admit that Sony caught you off guard.
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younglj01  +   216d ago
Off topic:IGN comment section is worst then this one holy crap...

On Topic:After reading the whole interview it seems like the TV feature is mostly in beta testing at the moment expect for the US?

With the amount of things he talked about them still having to do was shocking.I really thought at this stage they would have talk too different country providers at this point.The core feature might not be worldwide until late 2014 or early 2015.Hopefully they is able too get their program working by mid 2014.So i can see what type of global features are launched...
Sm00thNinja  +   215d ago
No n4g has by far the worst commenters.... I don't think most of you are older than 11. There's about 8, maybe 9 intelligent people here. This site is the most biased fan site I've ever come across. As for Sony/Microsoft revenue, who cares all that money still put Microsoft in 3rd. Sony is also missing features at launch. A huge one at that, Gakai anyone?
ShwankyShpanky  +   215d ago
But Sony has said from the jump that Gaikai won't be available until next year, and has put minimal emphasis on it as a selling point for the time being, contrary to MS's "TV TV TV TV" pitch.
vividi  +   215d ago
The current vision

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