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Microsoft: Xbox One is a "first-class experience"

The Xbox One will be a "first-class experience," Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said last night during a conference call discussing the company's latest earnings report for the quarter ended September 30.

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Kingthrash3601754d ago ShowReplies(6)
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danny8181754d ago

first class? lol the apple approach. I get it now. good luck approaching the game industry with that mentality. See when you buy so much 3rd party exclusivity and have somewhat half of NA marketshare that should be a scary sign. Being that America was xbox territory.

BattleTorn1754d ago

I live in Canada. And I went and demo'd both consoles last night, at FutureShop and the Sony store.

While the Xbox kiosk at FutureShop had two salesman asking if you had the console pre-ordered, what games your into, what turns you on and off about the new system and the controller, the Sony store had zero assistance at the PS4 kiosk.

I was actually a tad annoyed at the Xbox kiosk cause the guys were so obviously told to say the thing they were, and I kinda got the impression that the guy was "given permission" to say he loves Battlefield and doesn't like COD anymore.
I played Forza 5. (Not really a title I plan on buying) I left with a good impression. The Rumble Triggers were amazing!!

When I went the Sony store it was extremely busy due to a VIP sale, and if I didn't know what a PS4 looked like, and what Knack looked like, I would've never have known it was there, no sign, nothing. It was just chilling on a TV stand, with no one around.
I was surprised at how the contrast of the experience made me appreciate the invasive Xbox salemen - cause at least they were there.

I even asked a guy in passing about the ps4, he said "yeah, that's the new one coming out" and kept walking.

To bring it back to your comment, despite not liking the phony Xbox spokemen, I did finish my evening with the impression that they care about my market.

And I realize that that actually matters. It wasn't even how they did it, it was just the fact they did

jmc88881754d ago

I think you got it backwards.

Sony cared when it designed the system and came up with its policies.

Microsoft didn't.

Sony's system sells itself, while Microsoft's doesn't.

But shouldn't you realize that your experience is not a universal one? It is YOUR experience, but aren't you getting ahead of yourself to think that because you had this one experience, it's like that everywhere else, all the time?

Again, even if it were, no amount of fake caring salespeople will change what's in the box, and that's what counts the most.

TristanPR771754d ago

On a presentation on UK there was a person from the public that was incapacitated in a wheel chair, when that person went to the xbone section and asked how can he go upstairs to try the console, the Microsoft representative told him 'sorry we Don't have facilities for incapacitated". When he went to Sony section, the Sony representative told him "sorry we don't have facilities for incapacitated but we appreciate you so here, take a couple for a FREE PS4 at launch'

Using your logic, it is clear that Sony have a more human side and really care more for gamers and that actually matters more to me.

StoutBEER1754d ago

Wow Tristan... liek if u cry everytim

shoddy1754d ago

AA batteries is low class

danny8181754d ago

Yea they pr's are pretty agressive. Did u ever see that interview with major nelson and angry joe? He was very abusive. And yea they are going to act like they care. U do know how much money they have right? Xbox team gets handed blank checks. Money can buy alot. But what meant for those who are confused about my comment, i meant that they are investing alot on a fanbase thats not as large as before. They have to act like they care to see gamers guve them money and make a profit off theyre investment

JOLLY11754d ago

Didn't think you'd get so much hate did ya? I like your story though.

BattleTorn1754d ago

"But shouldn't you realize that your experience is not a universal one? It is YOUR experience, but aren't you getting ahead of yourself to think that because you had this one experience, it's like that everywhere else, all the time?"

So, what? Should I discredit MY OWN experience due to the fact that I don't represent everyone?

So, bascially I should base my choice on others -that's what your saying?

DragonKnight1754d ago

@BattleTorn: Could the fact that the Sony Store was busy with an unrelated, yet seemingly more important, VIP sale be the reason you weren't being bothered by invasive PR schmucks?

Could the fact that you yourself are included in the nearly endless amounts of people that hate pushy salespeople and yet were bothered by the lack of them around the PS4 be a contradiction?

Your story is unusual at best.

UltimateMaster1754d ago

So you're letting some unknown dude telling you what you should and shouldn't buy, instead of seeing the Pros and Cons of each system and comparing them?

MxRBrobaFett1754d ago

Well I was hanging out at Gods house and there was a horse with only one leg and he asked how he could make it up the stairs to play xbox one and god was all like "sorry bro no handicap rails" and just then Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester stallone came in and grabbed the horse and catapulted him up the stairs and then gave him infinity xbox ones and all Funion rings it could eat forever and a hot bangin ass wife too!

Shut up Tristan your story was fake and stupid

nypifisel1754d ago

So you like when people tell you what you should like? Instead of deciding for yourself? Well then I guess you'll love the Xbox One. Sony doesn't think you're an idiot!

Magicite1754d ago

so u judge consoles by few people from 1 random spot?

MxRBrobaFett1753d ago

Nope that story is fake and stupid too. Now stand up

neoMAXMLC1753d ago

Whatever helps you sleep at night, Breezy.

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Abash1754d ago

If CoD Ghosts isn't 1080p native like the PS4 version is, the "first class" line is going to bite them in butt

JackISbacK1754d ago

yeah you are right they realy gona be hurt biut this rumor is wrong because look at ac black flag it is a more demanding game than cod ghost and it runs at 720p 30fps on xbox 360 and obviosly 1080p on ps4 and we know xbox one is not only 2x but 10x more powerful than xb360 if.if a game like ac black flag which is more demanding then cod ghost and is able to run in 720p on xb 360 and is proof that cod ghost is also more likely to be running on 720p on xb360 so how cod ghost will run on 720p on xbox one ,it is not possible in hell .a more demanding game can run better on a older console and some guy claiming that new console is no update and will play on same resolution as its old version use to play ,this is most weakest rumor i ever listened and is hyped so much ,yeah resolution is not told by activision but we can compaere it from ac black flag whose xb 360 resolution is anounced and we know well ac black flag is more demanding than cod ghost .if you not believe me go look and check out both games recommented specs you will notice ac black flag is lot more demanding game than cod ghost.

Pogmathoin1754d ago

Great comment Danny... Maybe in the years to come someone will decipher it...

MrCastle1754d ago

@Danny
I have no idea what you are trying to say....

Gozer1754d ago

-Dedicated Servers for all MP games via the Cloud
-Voice Control
-Voice Recognition
-Motion Controls
-Game DVR
-Multitasking
-Smart Match
-Revamped Reputation System
-IR Blaster
-In Game Video Chat
-Smartglass support
-Xbox Music
-Xbox Video
-Custom Soundtracks
-Game Improvements via the Cloud
-Controller with Rumble in the Triggers
-Web Browser

Sounds 1st class to me.

quenomamen1754d ago

U forgot less powerful GPU, less desirable RAM, complete 180 on consumer policies and by all accounts lower resolution multiplat games all for $100 more.
1st class all the way.

BBBirdistheWord1754d ago (Edited 1754d ago )

@ gozer

+well said

I may get downbubbled by the fanboys for this, but it is worth saying.

I like that MS was trying to push gaming forward.
I am really sick of the same old same old game formula. More pixels =/= more fun necessarily.

We have had enough FP shooters to last a lifetime and if one has a few more pixels matters little.

It should be about fun.
Sad to say I have been getting bored by the same old game formula wrapped up in flashier, prettier graphics. Not saying graphics and fps are unimportant, but innovation has been sorely lacking.

I think MS is first class for improving kinect and bundling kinect2.0 in every sku.

That was a big, risky thing to do and the hate from opposing fanboys has been immense. However, I believe that this is the only way that we can get get innovation into gaming again.

I am sick of the same fpshooters, side scrolling shmups, jrpgs, and formulas that are repeated every year. It sounds like we all are. That's why counting pixels has become the most popular thing to do on this gaming site.

DragonKnight1754d ago (Edited 1754d ago )

Had to Spam this list didn't you? Just had to make sure everyone saw the list you spent so much time coming up with because the first reply you made was hidden by the Trolling comment.

"Dedicated Servers for all MP games via the Cloud."

-Virtual Servers

"Motion Controls"

-Old

"Game DVR"

-PS4 has a better one and announced it first.

"Multitasking"

-Not unique

"Smart Match"

-Whoopity Doo

"Revamped Reputation System"

-LMAO! That's what you call first class?

"IR Blaster"

-You call the same technology that's in a universal remote first class? Why would you need the Xbox One when EVERYONE has a universal remote already?

"In Game Video Chat"

-Also not unique

"Smartglass support"

-YAY FOR MAKING GAMES EASIER!!

"Xbox Music"

-Sony Music

"Xbox Video"

-Sony Video

"Custom Soundtracks"

-Not unique again

"Game Improvements via the Cloud"

-Fiction

"Controller with Rumble in the Triggers"

-Ooooohhhh, we're really into some advanced sh*t right now aren't we?

"Web Browser"

-2006 era PS3 says this: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Sounds like nothing new to me.

@BBBirdistheWord: Trying to push gaming forward?! WTF does tv integration, fantasy football, and restrictive/controlling anti-consumer policies do to push gaming forward?

"I am really sick of the same old same old game formula. More pixels =/= more fun necessarily."

*Looks at Xbox One's launch lineup* No, no they aren't going for the "more pixel" approach at all. Yeah, there hasn't been stories about how Ryse's main character has 85,000 polygons alone. Nope, there are no stories about the cloud making graphics better. Totally not about the pixels at all. /s

"We have had enough FP shooters to last a lifetime and if one has a few more pixels matters little."

*facepalm*

"It should be about fun..."

Restatement of what you said already, showing no evidence that the Xbox One or Microsoft are pushing for "more fun and less pixels."

"I think MS is first class for improving kinect and bundling kinect2.0 in every sku."

Because an ad device whose predecessor had 2 decent, working games being forced on everyone regardless of if they want it, or want to pay the extra $100 for it, is truly "pushing gaming forward."

"That was a big, risky thing to do..."

Because only Sony fanboys have ever had a problem with the Xbox One, Kinect, or Microsoft's policies and no current Xbox user ever had a problem with it at all right?

"I am sick of the same fpshooters..."

Another restatement with absolutely no evidence that Microsoft is actually changing this theme at all.

Xsilver1754d ago (Edited 1754d ago )

its funny you have to pay for the majority of the feature's you just listed when the competition does it for free hmmmmm so i wouldn't say first class especially since a next gen hardware should those feature's free of charge as a added bonus to upgrading your console.

GTgamer1754d ago (Edited 1754d ago )

Damn i didn't know a first console would make me pay to use skype, browse the web even and access my Netflix and etc when i can do it for free on any other device like my phone damn i guess my phone isnt first class:(.

BBBirdistheWord1754d ago (Edited 1754d ago )

@ dragonknight

Cripes, buddy. That has to be the longest wall of text yet posted on n4g. You mad, bro?

I never said that TV was innovation.
I have reported your comment as spam as you are plainly misquoting and misrepresenting my dialogue.

I am excited for the potential of kinect 2.0
I am happy that it is included with every xbo.
Looking forward to new experiences in that direction that take advantage of the installed base of kinect 2.0 once it becomes established.
Of course this doesn't mean that the xbo is lacking in traditional gaming fare. Not sure why you posited that as a negative? You seem really upset?

That's all I am saying.
Don't take it so personally.
We already have so many crazy kid fanboys on here.

DragonKnight1754d ago

@Bird: "Cripes, buddy. That has to be the longest wall of text yet posted on n4g. You mad, bro?"

It's not, and you mis-worded that term. It's "U Mad Bro?" And I'm not, unless you count annoyance at ridiculous comments mad.

"I never said that TV was innovation.
I have reported your comment as spam as you are plainly misquoting and misrepresenting my dialogue."

How can I misquote you when the quote is right there for everyone to see in your comment? Also, you're misusing the report function and can face punishment for that. Half of my comment isn't directed at you, and you don't seem to know what the meaning of Spam is. Spam is either a repetitious comment, or a comment that's not only off topic but also something like an advertisement or, in other words, anything that would be considered junk mail normally. You may not like my comment, but it's certainly not Spam.

"I am excited for the potential of kinect 2.0
I am happy that it is included with every xbo.
Looking forward to new experiences in that direction that take advantage of the installed base of kinect 2.0 once it becomes established.
Of course this doesn't mean that the xbo is lacking in traditional gaming fare. Not sure why you posited that as a negative? You seem really upset?"

Nothing you said pushes gaming forward. Kinect is not a new device, the only thing new about Kinect is that it's forced on everyone now, that doesn't guarantee anything at all, nor does it mean games will sell or evolve because of Kinect. Your entire post was a whine fest about the current state of gaming and an implication that Kinect is the Messiah that's going to save it from being generic and it's not. Also, why are you asking me what your opinion is about my mood? Are you not sure if your opinion is that I'm upset (I'm not btw)?

Who took anything personally? Assumptions much?

McScroggz1754d ago

I just watched Ghostbusters last night, are you the same Gozer from the movie? o.0

rainslacker1754d ago

"@ dragonknight

Cripes, buddy. That has to be the longest wall of text yet posted on n4g. You mad, bro? "

Hey now...I take great offense to that. I can easily out wall-o-text dragonknight any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Don't give dragon credit where the credit is mine.

nypifisel1754d ago

"-Dedicated Servers for all MP games via the Cloud"

What the hell do you think the cloud even is? It's just dedicated servers... This just proves what a fking PR dribble "The Cloud" is. This list annoys me not only because it's so uneducated (cloud improvements, lol) but because many of the services will work better on PS4 lol, TV, FILM and MUSIC respectively, seeing how Sony is a huge conglomerate which owns some of the biggest entertainment corporations in the world, MS is just a software company.

JackISbacK1754d ago

you are having many positive points yeah people claimingthat you are wrong are completely wrong because yeah more better gpu does not means that all of the games will look amzing and we know 3rd party games will look same on both consoles ,and exclusives will look amazing on both consoles ,i epriciate that so many feature are provided on xbox one ,yeah sony willl a;lso bring amazing games but ,they are focusing on only making ps4 more powerful than xbox one ,and thoes not know that only updating power of console will not anything new to next gen ,i realy like the aproach that xbox one is realy trieng to make our life more easier .i'am not a fanboy and i'am i hard core gamer and does not means that gamers are foolish i'am an engenier ,i'am an business man and use to play games after my work ,i realy appresiate when some one tries to bring some thing new to table or tries to merge known feature with other product ,which brings something new ,i'am getting both consoles and is having good expectations from both consoles ,but i'am more appresiating the approach of ms .they are making a whole new gaming console which will be amazing in gaming with all new great things ,and my appresiation goes to dedicated servers and merging gaming with new improved kinect this forcibly done addition will bring all new revolution to gaming
people will discourage them but will accept them at some point.and i belive xbox will have amzing exclusive like ps3 this time around.as we kno they are not foll and is playing a big game.and i know they will not want to loose it.

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MethCupcakes1754d ago

We have our best men on the ground right now trying to decipher whatDanny just said.

UnholyLight1754d ago

I feel like I need to be the one that has a jerk-ish response to the "first class" statement.

Noooo they're gonna tell everyone their system is 2nd class or 3rd class!! Obviously they're gonna pump their own tires on this one!?

Hicken1754d ago

They could have just avoided using the phrase altogether. That would have been better for everybody.

"We've made some missteps, but we're pretty confident in the product we'll be putting out to market."

I would be super happy if Microsoft said this. Some acknowledgement of their flubs, coupled with a display of confidence in the current state of things. I hate MS, generally speaking, but such comments- and that continued attitude- would go a long way towards me(and others, I presume) actually accepting their about face as genuine, rather than expecting that they'll go back to their old ways at the first chance.

Let's be honest: they've pretty much intimated that they would. They were quite certain that they were right, and we were wrong. Saying their vision for the future hasn't changed doesn't convince me to buy from them.

Would it be different if Sony said it? Yes. Not so much because I prefer Sony, but rather because they've had a nice enough showing so far that you could believe them. On the other hand, Microsoft seems eager to treat their mistakes like they never happened(and so do their fans, it seems), which naturally won't sit well with people who haven't forgotten.

So the "first class" comment rings hollow, ad honestly just sounds like something else for people to attack them for.

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