A report by The Diffusion Group gives Xbox fans a hope for something that they've always hoped and dreamed for. A portable Microsoft product, to be released by 2008, to compete with Sony's PSP and Nintendo's GBA and DS.
That was a joke.
Last time I checked... Sony was the one producing exploiting bateries for mobile devices...
just couldnt wait to throw that one in huh Blade...... LAME
why would they bring this??? x360 is the least selling console in the world at the moment This will be a mega FLOP just like ZUNE which will cost MS 5 billion in losses. x360 is also a FLOP with decreasing sales worldwide
I think this would be a great idea for MS to do. But the oven glove was funny lol
good joke p4ky b, though. This could be something cool, maybe you can cook eggs on the go with it, or maybe microsoft will learn from their mistakes and make it nice and cool like the PSP. I doubt though it will be as successful as the PSP or the DS(very doubtful it will be like the DS) because of japan =/ Ahh i wish there would be some new game company to release a console, it'd be strange to see a toshiba console... lol imagine an emachines console =O or a dell console.. or HP or something.... maybe nvidia would make a console, hell who knows... but im bored of sony and nintendo, and i hate microsoft.. i miss sega :(
sega was like the ice in a glass of lukewarm tea...whatever that means. i do get what you are saying though. i think it'd be great if sega was to release a handheld system. i'd buy it day one. i miss the good old days....
I wonder how high the failure rate would be if they put out a handheld.
the only reason the 360 had high failure rates is because they RUSHED IT. there would be no reason to rush this portable since the others are already out and aren't all that hyped any more. like the xbox. it got there last, and wasnt rushed because it had nobody to beat. they thought it out, it did good(failure wise) and everybody was happy. OFF TOPIC RANT TIME!!!! I think the same kinda thing applies to the killzone series. people say that 'since the first one sucked, the second one most likely will too' and i just think WTF?!? thats not how it works...AT ALL. people who say that must think that they choose NOT to learn from mistakes, and that their experience with programming and game design in general just stays the exact same as it was 3 years ago when the game came out. that being said, the original killzone got 'good' reviews. around 7's from most places. and this rant wasnt directed at you DJ, im just in a mood :) P.S. please dont give negative feedback/disagrees based on this rant. i just wanted to rant a little x)
Hopefully not as bad as the PS1, PS2, and all the bateries made by Sony that had to be recalled... Interesting how you only focus on the first xbox 360 in the market... what was the failure rate of the original xbox? Do you know the failure rate of the elite on all the new SKU like the Premium that comes with HDMI... or those that have the heat sink? I don't know if you noticed... but if is not that Sony fanboys got tired of posting RROD articles or the number of RROD problems are fading as Microsoft add the heat sink and fix the new SKUs... To bad you are going to be saying the crap for the next 5 years...
if Microsoft wants to keep at the Top of there Game like they are now there going to have release a portable Gaming Product to compete with Rival Companies or it could just issue its Great Games on the DS instead since its the best selling portable gaming Device on Market
why would they be making a portable gaming device,if they were in talks with Nintendo to release some of there properties to the DS?
Another handheld? I don't mind console wars, but handheld wars too now? Bleh...
is a portable device made by Microsoft and the quality of it is amazing.
Yeah, I've had my zune since March & it's been nothing but pure joy. I don't know if this is good or bad but I actually started purchasing songs from the zune marketplace, instead of limewire, now I've only got legal content just because...well...just because!
i always wanted a portable egg frier
To little to late..........if sony cant catch up to the DS the freaking M$ handheld wont ever. Stick to your Ring of Fire!
I don't know... Both PSP and DS have had a MUCH longer time in the market, and have established a fairly big user base. It will defiantly be interesting to see how it will do if it does indeed come out. Hopefully it will get a better reaction then the Halo 360. =P
I agree with MetalProxy,plus handheld gaming isn't that fun anymore,M$ should just focus on the 360.
Have you ever flown on an airplane, taken a long bus ride, or perhaps taken a train? I have family in Taiwan, it's people like me, & business execs, people who are planning on taking long flights in the future & know just how boring it is who will invest in handhelds. That, and how many of your friends had a gameboy when you were in 6th grade? I felt like a loser cuz I didn't, but everybody comes to my house to play Halo now-a-days so it's cool.
I love my DS. I think Nintendo understands what people want from a handheld. I'd rather play Halo on a console anyways.
nonono i have never dreamed on a 360 handheld
I doubt it. Why would Microsoft be releasing Viva Pinata on the DS if they had a handheld of their own coming?
MS should fix the 360 hardware problems first.
did fix it. With the new heatsink and the "Falcon" chipset.
Look at the date from the source: 06-05-2006
Holy crap, nice find. I didn't think their even was a date.
but software wise....like some of the posters before me if msoft is allowing some of their ip's to be released on the ds there is no need to bump heads with a handheld device of their own. Smart move by msoft to simply jump on the Big N bandwagon and get some of their revenue by putting games like viva pinata maybe a perfect dark on the ds make money on the software rather than the hassle of creating a device. I think we will see more partnerships between Nintendo and Msoft in the future. IMO viva pinata ds is the start of something great.
good point. since M$ doesn't really directly compete with Nintendo (not as in the wii being superior to the 360, but as in direct competition with the ps3) it would intelligent to see them work with Nintendo on hand held games. this would allow them to make back some money lost on all of the red rings problems while not having to worrying about all the R&D contests starting a new system. I'm sure if it went well for them, then they would consider making their own hand held.
If M$ think about making a portable game they should make the 360 reliable other wise this won't sell
lol lol that is really a joke the only reason i know psp is still in handheld because of homebrew games app musics movie and other stuff if you look on game chart you never see best seller psp games lumines and monster hunter is only games i buy people use lumines to hack their psp.
them 1.5 models were selling like hotcakes...sony should thank the hackers, the the stupid ports/remakes the dev have been giving them for sales. Their firmware can't even stay ahead anymore. I suspect the same doom will come to the Ps3, you wait. The ds has character, as it gets its one unique games. i do not need to talk about its sales. If Ms wanna stir things up whats it to anyone. just don't but it stupid..simple as that. yeah bash it all you want, it's nothing new. they are making DS games I see so.. I'm not sure about this one.
I just hope microsoft wont make anymore 360 consoles. after elite the halo version just over did it.