Nintendo has killed it this past year with the Switch. Using it alongside a PC offers entertainment on the go or elsewhere in the home, but should Microsoft consider a portable Xbox?
MS can't even supply enough AAA games for the Xbox One. So MS making a handheld gaming system wouldn't be a smart move.
This much is true. I read the article and what immediately stood out was "to compete with Nintendo Switch". They can't even compete in the home console market, so what's the point in going mobile against Nintendo who has decades of experience and simply cannot be contended with?
XBox still exist for the most obvious reason, it's owned by Microsoft. Halo and gears could easily go 3rd party and still be as successful, only knowable franchises. Give me Sega any day over XbumB
Image a microsoft gaming device with windows mobile, how coold is that
yep that would be cold
In theory they should be able to do this, but in practice it would probably be a huge waste of time and resource. Microsofts portable market was windows phone, and despite all the astro turfing, non disclosed paid advertising amd even acquiring Nokia they simply couldnt get customers to buy in.
Even the theory has issues. The Switch is based on mobile tech. The Xbox is not. No one needs a portable with half an hour of battery life. Cutting back the system power to give it good battery life in a handheld form would mean its games wouldn't run very well, and no one wants that either.
well they certainly wouldn't be able to be a Playstation clone anymore.
It wouldn't stand a chance against Nintendo who are the undisputed kings of portable gaming. Smart phones are also a factor.
If they made a handheld that just gave you the option you play your digital purchases on the go id be good with that. Same with Sony. Microsoft is all about play anywhere. Give us that option
they'd have to figure out how to make a profitable mobile device first. Zune didnt work, Windows phones dont work.
Didn’t they pose this question decades ago, but with DS instead of Switch?
Ms currently can't compete while having the most powerful machine in a market its been in for 3 generations and now you want them to compete directly against the Switch which has rocketed out the gate while never having set foot in the portable market before?? Not a good idea for them IMO.
No. Wait maybe yes, and maybe it would be the failure needed for them to get out of video games
Yeah, Microsoft has never been an entertainment company like Sony or Nintendo. They are a service company, hence their want of xbox to be a “service” rather than an entertainment machine.
Who writes these articles?
They cant provide games for one console and you want then to have two consoles
No it should make only games, games and games, games, games games. I don’t even know how it type it anymore. How MS don’t get it. It’s easy just make games. You got the money!
i wish . but would never happen
If Sony should not make one. So MS should_________.
Nope they shouldn’t neither sony or Ms should attempt to enter the handheld market. Yet, I will be more than happy to pay 100$ for handheld device that could receive stream from ps4 or xbox with really high encoding techinque and ability to connect to 4G to play on the go. I know ps4 have vita yet sometimes its really lagy at least in my end and it never hit 1080p.
My Surface Pro is all the portable Xbox I need. No need for Microsoft to make a dedicated gaming portable when they already make multipurpose portables...
Personally I think Sony and Microsoft should make portable versions of their current gen systems to allow users to take those experiences everywhere, but it's going to depend on the tech available. I suppose a Ryzen 3 2200g could be used in a portable, if you had a decent cooler for a tablet and a big enough battery. Some emulation software and a way to download data from your physical games to a built-in HDD would work. I say both should make something, maybe just tablets, with built in controllers and stream to TV capabilities, plus a dock with wireless charging for when your battery gets low.
Maybe they should release solid exclusives first.
Not gonna happen. The only thing ms is interested in is dominating the living room.
Switch is selling because it has must-have exclusives. Microsoft needs games, not gimmicks.
They can barely compete on console,so no
Easy answer. No. It’s clear that Nintendo runs the handheld market, and it won’t be touched or rivaled.
yes, the more handhelds the better.
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