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10 Ways The Steam Box Can Win The Console War

Currently, there are only three companies that dominated the console market; Sony with its PlayStations, Microsoft with its Xboxes, and Nintendo with its assortment of console brands. And as we enter the eighth generation, all three companies will once again go at each other’s throats for the throne in a triple threat, completely uninterrupted.

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MrSwankSinatra1562d ago

Um the steam box (which actually called the steam machine) is not console don't know if you got the memo or not. Steam machines are subsidized pcs not consoles

techuser1561d ago

Technicalities aside, it's going up against the xbox1 and ps4. So yes calling it a console war is appropriate in this context.

Kleptic1561d ago

smh who cares if its a console, or a PC, or an oven...its a 'thing' to play video games on...and its competing with other 'things' that you can play video games on...

Wizziokid1562d ago (Edited 1562d ago )

Fair points in some cases but I wouldn't put it against Nintendo, Sony or MS simply because it's not a traditional console like those, it's more of a mini-pc.

neogeo1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

Maybe if it sells well and they add all the sales on PC steam to the steam box it may stand a chance, but the console alone won't win. I love Steam but the big thing they are missing is 1st party exclusive games. Almost all games on Steam are 3rd party. Valve needs to take a step back and bring us some more Half life, Portal, L4D; and really work hard on making them must have games, no shortcuts.

Fishy Fingers1561d ago

If I put Linux on my PC it becomes a console? Well I'll be....

techuser1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

Maybe just as long as they make it very powerful at a very low price. With a really good lineup of games as well.