The Lost E3 Interview (part two)! GamePro speaks with Shane Kim about the Xbox 360 failure rates, 'fessing up and taking responsibility, plus Microsoft's plans (if any) for getting into the handheld market.
He gets better with every interview. I respect the fact he says his ideas in clear and concise way and doesn't bash any of the other companies.
I agree. I enjoy his interviews more than I did with Peter Moore and Co.
Although its interesting they always ask about Sony, whereas in the vice versa, Sony are rarely ever asked about Microsoft.
The core system was a blight on Xbox brand. It should have been done away with a long time ago. Actually, it should simply have never been.
Your right Json, it serves to segregate its own community and not producing a standard for devs to work with. They're just lucky the divide between core and premium systems isn't more 50/50, that people are smart enough to stay away from it.
The core is the de facto standard for the 360 simply because all games must be compatible with it. In my opinion that's not all bad. Developers are forced to be innovative since they don't have an option to offload huge amounts of game data to disk. That doesn't necessarily limit the quality of the games, either.
Thats no longer true though. COD4 requires hdd space to play.
@Shiro - the CoD4 needing requiring HDD was debunked. They said the artists just stuck the icon on there as a placeholder.
Wasn't this already posted, for everybodys sake its right on the home page
its not a duplicate.
Still about the same boring suject(s). How much more fessing up can you do.
Part 20 year 2015: MS Xbox 360 failure rates, 'fessing up and taking responsibility.
Just a bit agitated today...seems the 'trollicus-blastomi' disease is rubbin' off on me too LOL j/k
Another boring debate, on something that everyone aready knows.
Come on already and drop that worthless core system. What a waste of time and money. If you buy the thing get the premium or the Elite!
Whats with this statement from the interview "We have a ton of confidence of the content portfolio of xbox 360 and xbox live and thats why your not seeing a price reduction from us." Interesting!
The core is a blight, as stated above. It's sad when companies have to try and reach out to different price groups, then people who pay more get shafted by those who want to pay less.
Jesus your face is stupid
Core @ $249 + in-pack memory card = direct competition for the Wii.
I know I keep mentioning that in posts, but I really think it will happen. Now, will it sell...?
"You say the Xbox 360 is a very complex piece of machinery, and while that's valid on one level, Sony's PS3 has equally advanced hardware... and their failure rates are pretty low."
Really killed the interview. Kim was like WTF i have no clue. LOL.
yeah, really lol. =))
he is still a new guy though, give him time. :)
lol, i want to be an interviewer grillin him on that
"They've got a much bigger product than we do. Physically it's bigger, so they made some design decisions I'm not sure we would have, but that said, I think it's way too early to say what Sony's issues will or won't be."
Somebody should have told him, they pack the PSU *inside* the case, not into a external brick :)
Oh, I found another one: "[PSP] has to be a big distraction for Sony.", well, yes, and the PS2, too. Both sell more then then 360 and both make profit. Must be very distracting for Sony.
And if they really want to match the PS2 result, they better - quote: "So yes, we do plan for the Xbox 360 having a long life cycle, and the tail will be determined by the consumers.", because it will take 10+ to reach that number. I however doubt that. In 5 years not having an HD medium won't work any more. And, I disagree (also with Sony), that in the near future download will replace a physical medium.
I agree with you guys - the Core was a mistake. I think we've already seen the difference in games like Oblivion where the loading and pop-ins were pretty bad as opposed to running on the PS3. I can't imagine how Rockstar will be able to make GTA4 run as well on the 360 as it will on the PS3 with no HDD to cache to. I imagine this may be part of the reason for Microsoft paying for exclusive content - they need something to combat the fact that the load times may be longer etc.
Question = ""Thinking back to late 2005, I remember being astonished that Microsoft was able to release the Xbox 360 in such a short time. But now, unfortunately, the Xbox 360 is seeing some high failure rates. Could these failure rates be partly blamed on the rush to get the system out in '05?"""
ANSWER - ""You know I'm not a hardware guy, and I think it's fine to speculate that it might have contributed to the failure rate. But at the end of the day, what you're talking about is a very complicated piece of consumer electronics. There are 1,700 components, 500 million transistors, and it's just a very complex high-end piece of machinery"""
the funny part - ""You know I'm not a hardware guy"" and then he goes on to say this "what you're talking about is a very complicated piece of consumer electronics. There are 1,700 components, 500 million transistors, and it's just a very complex high-end piece of machinery"" lol for not a hardware guy - sure talks like he knows his hardware hahahaha with numbers and all
hahahahaha man MS is a joke
When he said he wants to reach a 100 mil like sony did with the ps2 i wander if he is seriouse because the ps2 was a great system for a decent buy not saying that 360 isn't either i just doubt that they will reach their goal i say maybe 30-40 mil and thats if the steal a lot of the ps2 fanboys, and being generouse
He has quite a bit of damage control to do after they got rid of Moore. Seems like he is trying at least without the stupid stabs at the competition.
He's spouting the MS line, w/o really understanding it. MS always puts someone up who is likable. That's also part of theor strategy. "don't hate me, i'm just a pretty girl". Shane doesn't know the difference between a resistor, register, or transistor.
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