NowGamer: "With Microsoft trying to close the gap on the PS4, we ask whether E3 has helped the company to change perceptions about the Xbox One."
I think it has. When the X1 showed its wares last year, some people said it was just a temporary measure to entice gamers (a trojan horse if you will) whilst trying to leverage its multimedia ambitions. This year, with Phil Spencer at the helm and this E3 show, we can remain confident that the Xbox division squarely has gaming in mind. That is its primary focus and there are great things to look forward to not just in 2014, but beyond that for Xbox gamers.
the system was going to sell to those who were interested to begin with. Those who are in the process of deciding will look at the two models (w/kinect and without) on the shelf and go with the one that they feel offers the most for their investment. Dropping the kinect just saves those who had not yet gotten one...$100. Granted they will need to get kinect at some point (depending on the appeal of the game that makes use of it) but they will. Its the games that sell the system and MS had a good showing of multi and exclusive games. Anyone that is a halo fan will most definitely get the MC collection. I know I will and I dont even have the XB1 yet but that wont stop me from buying the collection. When i do get the system...I will have something to play on it waiting for me at home. When it comes to those who already bought into the next gen (PS4/Wii-U) I think it has at least entertained the idea of buying into the XB1 for the games they wont be able to play on their other systems. Which is ideally the direction most gamers go. they would rather not feel limited to a single platform but it is understandable that they have to due to financial obligations and/or room to accommodate multiple systems. Personally, i have never left myself out of the goods from any generation. And im not about to start now. I've already got the wii-u. just need the other 2 to make ME feel good about playing all those cool games coming out later.
I agree, it will shift more units, but its really more of a slight of hand. For at least half of its life prior to releasing the kinectess version, you could get a an xbox one with kinect, and forza or titnalfall, and a year of gold, for about 450-460. The middle of the road deal was 450 for an xbox and forza or titan fall. Either way you are essentially paying more to get a kinectless xbox, than you could have gotten before the kinectless launch. It's a bit of slight of hand by MS, but really for a long time the xbox one has essentially been the same price as a ps4 and thats including kinect, providing you wanted either flagship title forza5 or titanfall. Course i didn't take advantage of any deals unfortunately, but when you buy day one thats what happens.
Indeed they have, as I said before I was waiting for this years e3 to make my decision on which console to get and now as of yesterday my shiny new Xbox one sits below my 65hdtv, XBOX.....ON.
I own both OG xbox and 360 both at launch gamertag evil snuggle . I don't see a reason to buy a xbone juan . I have not seen one xbone executive that you get my to buy one at 400. PS4 has the superior mulitplatform version of 3d party games . Im jelly of Below but it will come PS4. I love phantom dust but it was a japan game now it's going to be american develop i don't like that . microsoft will americanzine phantom dust to a bro boxes game. xbone graphics look last gen 2.0 to me every game expect Ryse it don't have enough horsepower . i might buy one when it's $200 can't see paying more than that for such weak hardware. I loved OG xbox great game must underated game console of all time and dreamcast . [email protected] not everyone has the same taste in game not one of those game interest me at all . corvusmd @ how does microsoft have the best network now microsoft is a ip prover. fanboys fantasies . Xbox live is no better than PSN that is xbone fanboy delusion . Microsoft nor SONY has no control of your internet speed , bandwidth or strength of your connection it your ip provider. Dedicated servers that entirely up to the game developer and game published . I have both xbox live and PSN online multiplayer is identical on both service . Microsoft nor SONY are ip providers and have no control over the internet.
I'd say the perception changing stuff happened before E3. I don't see how E3 changed anything.
They've definitely gone in the right direction. The problem for me specifically though is if they'll stay committed 3-4 years from now, if those same exclusives will still be coming out. That was my main grief with the 360, my last two years before selling the console, just about every game I bought was a multi-platform. I'm going PS4 this gen as a result but hey, I'll still be keeping up to date with all X1 related news, and if they do indeed stay true to their word, then an X1 down the road is always a possibility!
Ehhh I don't think so. Showing a bunch of multiplatform games isn't enough. At least they didn't shoot themselves in the foot this year which can be looked at as a positive.
That's a pretty ridiculous comment since they've shown 8 exclusives coming out THIS YEAR ALONE Halo: The Master Chief Collection (includes Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer beta) Sunset Overdrive Forza Horizon 2 Ori and the Blind Forest Dance Central Spotlight Disney's Fantasia: Music Evolved Project Spark Killer Instinct: Season 2 To claim that they are the ones leaning on multiplats is to be ignorant of the truth.
He knows that! You didn't need to waste your time typing out a list.
And what was the big focus for the beginning of their presentation? Oh, that's right, yet another Call of Duty. Sorry, if they want me to feel that they care about exclusives, maybe they should focus more on their exclusives. I'll get CoD on my PC for the SP campaign just like I do every year. I'll get the new BF on my PC for the MP, and I'll get all of the exclusives for my PS4. The only thing the XB1 has that I'm excited about is Forza, and Microsoft's decision to once again make sure that the several hundred dollars I put into my racing setup is a waste on their system ruins that excitement.
In all fairness...ki season2 isn't a actual game but a doc...hardly worth a mention.... Project spark and sunset overdrive were at last years e3....other than that you are right.
@NCAzrael , "And what was the big focus for the beginning of their presentation?" "Sorry, if they want me to feel that they care about exclusives, maybe they should focus more on their exclusives." and what was the big focus for the beginning of the Sony's presentation, again? @Kingthrash, "Project spark and sunset overdrive were at last years e3" So was The orders :1886, the difference is both of those games on XB1 will be out this year.
@NCAzreal So because they lead of with COD they aren't focused enough on their exclusives? Which 1st party didn't show any third party content? It's hard to argue that they aren't focused on 1st party, when they are delivering quality 1st party hits, at a faster rate than any of their competitors. I get it, YOU don't like anything other than Forza, but most gamers would find plenty of xb1 exclusives to play this holiday.
xbox one is dead. PS4 demolishes it even in US and E3 won't change that April NPD: PS4 Outsells Xbox One for Fourth Consecutive Month http://www.pushsquare.com/n...
That was April. It's now June. Get over it.
Justin Bieber also led sales for months. Is all other music dead?
Serious question , did sony ever announce how many ps4's they sold in April ?
Ofcourse it changed perceptions. Maybe not that of fanboys. X360 sold more based on NPD for 32 straight months but what did Microsoft win...nothing
I think it was all positive, but that not all the negative perceptions about it have been washed away, namely the fact that, despite Microsoft's best efforts, they have sort of blundered through this deal from the beginning launch. Misreading the market, and some greed of course, but overall all this positivity has come from being so poorly recieved on so many levels to begin with. So it isnt quite the same as coming out if the gate with all cylinders firing rather than building momentum months after the fact. Time will tell, if they keep it up they will still stand a fair chance in the ol console war, IF they can manage to avoid any other mishaps.
In my opinion if you had a negative view before (and you were justified in having one), and the show, or the past few months for that matter, havent changed your perception then it will never change and you'll miss out on some memorable gaming moments
Well, better than last year. People quickly forget evil.
Even Jack Tretton gave MS's conference an 'A'
No I didn't.
He did live on Spike TV, you could tell even he was surprised how good it was.
Microsoft will regain the number one spot later this year. Master chief collection is enough to do just that. Not to mention the other 7 exclusives coming 2014 as well.
"Microsoft will regain the number one spot this year." To do that they would have to be number 1 in the first place....
Lol, no they won't, unless you talking only about the United States, then maybe... I doubt that as well TBH
"Microsoft will regain the number one spot later this year." They've never been number one, and right now they're in third, so that would be quite a feat. OT - The stuff that would change perceptions happened before E3 in my view. I don't think E3 changed a thing.
I definitely think it was a step forward, but the problem is they took two steps backwards last year and they still trying to catch up. The court of public opinion obviously matters, and I think they did a lot to clear out most of the negativity sounding them, but they still need to really push to catch the PS4. Also keep in mind there are those, that no matter what they do, show, or say will never sway opinions.
Ive enjoyed my system since day 1... i was already good.
I'd say to anyone with an open mind, the chances are highly yes. Anyone that just enjoy games and is a gamer, yes. Now this doesn't mean that they will like X1 more than PS4 or Wii u, because it's all opinion based. However, MS is showing that it's really working on bringing lots of games and have a rather wide variety on what those are. They are showing that despite having a console that does other entertainment aspects well, they are first and foremost a game machine. They have the best network of the three by far, they are working on giving developers more tools, and they are helping to cultivate new promising IPs (whether third party or first). Everything they have been doing as of late is a benefit to gamers. I personally like my X1 the most of the 3, but I know not everyone feels that way. Yet, if you step back and just look at it as another way to entertain you...and not a competition with the other two...I can't really see why a gamer wouldn't be interested in having one (assuming they have the money...$#!& is rough these days). Want a game machine?...here's games...rather fun and amazing games...wanna get in on the new trend of making nearly all next gen games have a seamless online co-op aspect? Here is the system with the best network.
They have been getting crushed by the ps4 thanks to last years E3, but thankfully they have turned things around and are doing a lot of things right. This E3 was good, but not amazing, so if the really want to close the gap and even have a chance at surpassing the ps4, they need to be better than the ps4, don't be like ps4, be better(not talking about resolution) Cheaper, more/better games, offer better free games, have features that the ps4 doesn't have(like party chat on the 360), make a better UI, etc.. Since the ps4 is more powerful then why isn't the xbox $350?
microsoft changed for the better of the gamer and business. if the gamers not happy then the company most def. won't be happy. as long as microsoft keep this up, i'll remain an xbox consumer :-) GAME ON!
I'm a bit curious: did you stop being a fan when what they were doing was bad for gamers? Or have you, like many around here, been a staunch supporter, backing even the anti-consumer practices?
ive always been a multiconsole owner, but my personal favorite console brand is the xbox brand because im a huge fan of halo and gears of war. but that would've all ended if they wouldn't have gotten rid of that idiot don mattrick. phill spencer wasn't the reason for me sticking around. getting rid of don was! phill spencer just added to my satisfaction of the direction of the xbox brand.
Full of xbox fanboys here today I still wouldnt purchase an x1 ps4 still has more games in the works aswell as unannounced games and alot of games from ms are multiplat and come a few years time when games get more demanding ps4 will still achieve a higher rez
So Xbox doesn't have unannounced games? Like what they showed for E3 is all they have a couple of years? A lot of games for the PS4 are multiplat too...
@Whitey2K "Full of xbox fanboys here today" Xbox fans commenting on an article regarding the Xbox One...that's crazy, right?!? BTW, what are you doing here?
I think Whitey2k is trying to bubble up :)
This is an article regarding Xbox right, I would say the people should have an interest would be people with an xbox. What we don't need is more trolls bashing articles for 'their opinion.'
Yeah was happy before now I am ecstatic at the game line up thanks MS.
It started to then Yusuf Mehdi opened his mouth and reminded us that nothing has changed: http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
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