VG247: Microsoft's American mouthpiece, Aaron Greenberg said at last week's CES 09 that the company aren't thinking about launching a new console any time soon.
Yeah, right Aaron! We believe you! :)
Exactly what I was about to type.
"we're not even thinking about the next generation at this point" he is actually right (oh the irony) MS is thinking about the NEXT NEXT Generation cause te plans for the next xbox are as good as done I hate that guy
Is the word getting out that the 720 is coming to soon? It seems odd that Microsoft is trying so hard to convince gamers they can play 360 for several more years. I mean, actions speak louder than words. Talk the talk and walk the walk. We know Sony has a 10 year plan. You guys see the new deal Sony has with the new Yankee Stadium? That's really good marketing if you ask me. "A new marketing relationship with the Yankees will see Sony equipment, such as LCD TVs and PS3s, and branding featured just about everywhere in the new Yankee Stadium." http://www.gamedaily.com/ar...
Yeah, you're focusing on this generation aren't you? Getting all those games out for that console your focusing on. All those games.....like, man i can't keep up with that 2009 library. Too many games ya' know. Yup. Gotta WHOLE pile of games on mai wishlist aaron..... idiot. If you are focusing solely on the 360, then here's a starter: - Fix the console
That's because they are fighting for their very lives in this generation, and it doesn't look good. 1 more poor earnings report, or another hardware problem like the RROD will certainly take them out of this thing. If only they hadn't been so overly eager to beat Sony out the door, just to say "we aren't last", they would be in much better shape. Microsoft made a good games console this gen. It was much more powerful than last gen, sleeker, had better features, upgradeable, had top notch shooters at a time when shooters were at their peak. Yet, somehow, they shot themselves in the foot, and then put their foot in their mouth, over and over. They alienate American gamers against the competition, when they really should be worried about themselves. Microsoft still has time to turn things around, but it would take widespread, sweeping measures that initially would be hard for them to accept. #1, Microsoft needs to get rid of Aaron Greenburg. He does nothing to help their public image, and gamers detest him. Shane Kim needs to go too. #2, They need to stop nickel and dimeing the customer. #3, Stop the widespread American media bias. It starts at the top with every single NPD press release. They need to focus on their business model, not how they look to the world. #4, Stop ignoring the facts. The feature chart Sony released last week is 100% true. They need to stop acting like everyone believes their lies, and start giving the customer the value they deserve. The Xbox 360 Elite should be the standard unit for $299 right now. Gamers will pay the extra $100 because they know what they are getting. When the Elite does hit $299 later on, it won't help because of market saturation. Now is the time to do this, not later. Keep the momentum going. I hope everyone can see that I don't hate MS, and I know we need MS in this business, but they gotta stop this "money buys everything" approach, cause it doesn't buy respect. They will not continue next gen if they don't turn this around.
Greenburg needs to stop making press releases, interviews, emails, messages, or any other form of contact with the public. I make more sense than he does, and I'm a hardened, loathsome, pseudo-satire filled ultra-fanboy. Hey MS faithful: The minute Aaron Greenburg stops talking, then I will. Deal?
Can it work the other way around? (not to say I don't enjoy your comments, but I wonder if you could somehow impact ms's Greenberg :o)
they BETTER make the most out of this gen after so much funding of 3 years warranty. MMMilk it
Thanks for the intriguing read I too have had a hunch that Microsoft have been bleeding at the ears with regards to the 360. I'm not saying that your post is indeed fact but the tell tale signs & some common sense deduction, tells me that your not too far off the mark! Great post & a bubble for you sir. @Aaron Greenterd You definitely have witt and a quite sense of humour... I have been tracking you the last day or so and you have some amusing posts on this site, I gotta give you credit for that. Unfortunately it looks like the mods don't share my views.
We all KNOW that sony/M$/Ninty all start thinking about the next generation as soon as their current consoles are out the door! Its been that way for years! We know M$ is well along in the design phase. We know they've been speaking and consulting with chip vendors, intel and IBM etc... as has all the others. STFU greenburg! You are the biggest money at M$! I miss Peter Moore...
Yep Peter Moore was more level headed than this creep. I dont even know if 360 fans like him.
Yeah, I liked Peter Moore.
Eh.. Peter Moore wasn't really any better.
They must be thinking about it.
MS are incapable of coming up with their own ideas but rather wait til new innovations to pop up and than copy, steal or desperately bribe $$.
Does anyone actually like this Greenberg guy? He's a fat-faced cretin.
Its nice to see how much damage Greenberg caused with his comments. Some ps3fags must have been literally crying with rage when he went on that rampage. They hate him with a passion and probably bitterly punch walls everytime he makes ps3 jabs. They get teareyed everytime they see him. Great man *salutes*
(power of)Greenberg: "we're not even thinking about the next generation at this point" "We won't make a 3rd Failed Console, two is enough!!!" ;-D
Knowing MS, or any console manufacturer, they probably have concrete designs for all kinds of chipsets, cards, etc for the next box. I would personally be disappointed if the next Xbox didn't come out by 2011 or early 2012.
another 5000 patents.
Either 1.) they are lying and the next Xbox will be released in one or two years meaning 360 will be left out in the cold, 2.) they are telling the truth and either getting out of the console business entirely or they are indeed gonna try the ballsy approach and stick it out for the entire generation with Sony. All three of these scenarios are bad any way you look at them. Scenario one: Xbox fans will be screwed over once again just like last generation with a console that is only supported for like five years. Scenario two: Sony needs the competition and as much as I detest Microsoft's approach to the industry (attempting to conquer the industry rather than grow the industry with innovation, original IP, and quality service) I really feel they need to stick around, but I'm not sure the 360 is technically able to take the high road of staying in the game for six or seven more years. Just my opinion, but there it is... PSN: Frodo25
Wow, he must really think that gamers are naive and complete idiots. All console manufacturers are at least in the concept stage of the next gen, if not past concept stage. Even Sony whose console is just now starting to be utilized properly. I do think this gen will last longer than the previous gen though.
I do like to think that too. Both Co. have invested SO much this generation. We haven't seen most of our games being MGS4 Gears2 GT5 Killzone Uncharted quality yet. And it doesn't have to end when consoles get maxed out. Creativity is always on the rise regardless. I do however like to see Wii end since it's slowing down the real next gen console's market penetration, I am certain.
Well, they better improve their hardware if the 360's going to stay around for a few more years.
Why would they be thinking about the next generation when there is so much going on now. It is only smart to plan for a long run with the current consoles, especially during a recession.
......i don't think you understand how the console industry works. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will all be researching and designing the next console right now. If i remember, Sony started work with the PS3's processor back in 2002, only 2 years after ps2 launched. Microsoft will be looking into the next xbox now, and so will nintendo with their next console. It takes a lot of design and research and you have to start now to get some sort of idea where the industry is heading. Short answer: Yes, they are thinking about the next-generation right at this point
I kind of realized after I posted that there was no way MS wasn't looking forward to new ways to make money. I do believe that they aren't even close to done with the 360, but it's impossible to deny that they aren't thinking about the future at this point. A successful company has to be constantly looking ahead.
IF they arent thinking of the next generation, it only means they dont plan to stay in the VG market. Making a new console is atleast 4-5 years of work.
Peter Moore sucked.I preferred J Allard
More PR BS I'm sure a new one is in the works but this time I bet there not going to release until they actually do some R&D this time and not have a 33% failure rate like the 360.
they better start the 360 already starting to show its age
Allard was better, but all of them are just PR douche's
Another MS comment akin to "Failure Rates are within Industry Standards"....lmao
Live has exploded into what is easiest the biggest and best online community and they are making tons of money on software. Yet some people still think they will release a new one every four years just by going off of their behavior from ONE GENERATION-that being the first generation MS was ever in the console industry. There is a lot of happy people within Microsoft's gaming division right now. Just don't pull a Sony and act like all your fans will buy it just because it has Xbox on it. We have seen what that gets you.
Yeah, a better console that doesn't break down, uses high-definition storage media and has more advanced games then the 360. Man, we got dooped
Its the gamers choice to be hosed by MS rip off 50 bucks per year..thats why MS is racking in the bucks as you say.. I was a charter GOLD LIVE member and was off it for the past year, than got a gold sub for Xmas so I am back on for another year. Its still to me a total rip off for 50 bucks per year. I dont like Home either, but at least its free and the PS3 browser and its support is dang good. MS is making another mistake, but not including a browser. Netflix sucks for instant viewing..old crusty B rate reruns..nothing new...We have a cable DVR and PC DVR and that owns netflix To each their own
Obviously a lie. I'm 100% sure that some of MS's closest developers were already given some kind of very rough specifications to work with. 720 and maybe even PS4 launch titles are already in the making (or will be within the next year), even if they're just in the initial planning stages if they want to launch somewhere between 2010-2013.
He's either a really bad lier or a bad product manager.
he is really scared you can tell...why else mention anything about another console? When was the last time sony mentioned the ps4? Ummm never
I hope they're thinking about it. If Xbox gets canned this year and PS3 really takes off, then what? R&D, assemble a console and release it in a year? I think not. This is just more of Greenbergs tomfoolery. They're definately looking at next gen. Hell their only advantage is being early.
I wouldn't go that far as to say that (it is a bit unfair). They did come out with some great titles, paid through the nose to influence third party devs to create exclusives & dlc, along with dropping the price at a crucial time did help with that 8 mill lead. Although you do state the truth... being the first to that next-gen market was their main reason for the lead they presently have (5 mill in year 1 when they were all alone).
Would like to see another company try their hand in the console arena. If they are coming out with a new system then plans are in the works especially if they want another year head start. They do not want to launch against any next gen system at the same time. they know what will happen.
you reckon we have to buy their consoles every 18 months?
Of course they are thinking about it, but they probably won't release another console anytime soon. The recession and the fact the Xbox 360 is doing pretty well this generation makes it likely that Microsoft will keep the console alive longer than the Xbox last generation. I think we will see the next Xbox and the PS4 in 2011 or 2012.
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