The Xbox brand incredible popularity is something most people didn’t think was achievable within this generation especially when it conspicuously failed in every way to make any impact last gen
They would get destroyed if they did right now. Now if they released one a year after the NGP with better tech then sure they MIGHT have a chance but I doubt it as MS has TERRIBLE support for handhelds.
microsofts gaming division is not the versatile for the finance they put into it. they had to pull developtment from 1st party and prevent expansion in them to bring kinect. unless they expand their teams and products its going to be aimed towards kinect right now
last MS portable device didn't do well AT ALL i guess its name was ken or something lets just face it MS sucks when it comes to portable stuff
^they suck when it comes to anything related to Hardware Stuff
I'm still rocking my 30 gb zune with 3-4 years under it's belt....
Yeah that's why the original Xbox is so much more reliable then the ps2. Facts don't matter though continue your Sony jerk circle you bunch of frisky inbreeds.
rush and the ps3 is more then the 360. I think forward if your xbox and its so tough cuz it was then how can you go so far backward i mean falling off a cliff backward and the other moves forward. Were not talking about the past were talking about the current and currently MS HW is no good. Some argue there SW is still no good but i don't agree.
Seeing how MS made the announcement that they would be using ARM chips in their portable devices, you have to wonder if they were just talking about phones or if there was something else in mind! Either way, they "CLAIM" they have a bunch of announcements we will like. Could it be a portable Xbox? Could it be more exclusives? Could it be more games going multiplat? I guess we'll find out in a few days! Also, it could actually work out! There are tons of Indie games on XBL that would be good choices for a handheld. Also, there could be a way to get regular 360 games to fit on the console, similar to how the NGP will do.
actually the whole thing about ARM was for windows pc not windows phone, theyre allowing support for windows on ARM chips
how they gonna fit the 360 into a handheld device without burning the gamer?
Why would they get destroyed? Like it or not MS has made a name for its self in the gaming industry. A hand held this year by X-mas would be perfect for MS - LIVE if integrated correctly would make it a day 1 purchase for me.
Trust me I would LOVE a xbox handheld as much as the next guy but there are just too many things coming out. If they beef up their mobile division and release a year after the NGP without some of the usless features (im sorry the back tracker is stupid) and better tech I will buy it day 1
Yeah you all said that at the start of the current generation, Sony included I don't see them laughing now.
We got one Windows Phone 7!!! they just need to use UNREAL ENGINE on it!
there is no real profit for MS in that market
Actully there is allot of profit for MS. If MS can implement LIVE in there hand held to run like the 360 then MS would make allot pof profit because MS Points.
Nah, they're making too much money with Windows and Xbox. They don't need more.
Microsoft doesn't need to. I'd rather have them work on just their consoles.
I would love a portable Xbox. Especially with XBL on it and if they had achievements add to your regular XBL account, like the Windows 7 phone. A portable Halo, Gears, Banjo, COD on a Microsoft platform with XBL support would be amazing. They could easily sell for a cheaper price, just go after gamers, straight up hand held gaming machine, none of this frilly crap that's not needed.
I'm no fanboy but if I were in a video game shop and one of the staff asked me if i wanted a xbox portable or something,I would simply scoff and just leave the shop.When I think of portable I think,Nintendo or Sony.
portable halo would be epic
What games would they provide in return? I already have Halo on 360 and dont see the need to put it anywhere else.All the other Live Arcade games end up on Windows 7 Phone or the Iphone. Not to mention MS has cut away most of its development teams. I dont give a damn about the Microsoft brand,I want some unique handheld games that aren't ports.That is why Nintendo succeeds at the handheld wars and rake in money leaving Sony and MS in the dust.
LOL please MS just leave that handheld war to Nintendo and SONY your Xbox is already shit not to mention your windows phones
Hey now WP7 are actually pretty fucking nice, I will be getting one as soon as I can upgrade.
microsoft is almost third rite now in consoles and would get schooled by nintendo in portables
MS is making profit with every 360 sold, why would they develop a portable system that wouldn't sell enough to break even?
For once they have been smoking the logic joint. They would lose so much money on such endeavor. Windows Phone 7 is their mobile platform. Don't people do any research or use common sense anymore?
They did... it's called Windows Phone 7 w/ Xbox Live.
Just concentrate all your energy in the 360 and soon the next xbox. The Xbox 360 has made HUGE positive strides since its first xbox. Just keep the momentum going. Stay away from the portable bizz.
Better question wil there be anything left market wise after the 3ds and ngp hit. Sony is going all out on the hardware side it seems, and nintendo is once again going the low end tech route. Hardware is not ms's strong suit to put it mildly, @rush if the original xbox was so solid and ms designed it, how did they fubar the 360 so badly for the first 2-3 yrs care to explain that?. And 360 fanboys or ps3 fanboys if your going to be that much of a dick to the opposite side, are you really surprised you only have 2 bubbles. Call it the opinion of a biased ps3 fanboy, but ms should focus more on the 360 and getting some exclusive new ips(not kinect games), than bringing out a portable when it's first party can barely satisfy it's console owners demands for exclusives. While i will admit the back and between ps3 and 360 fanboys is usually little more than a dick waving contest, the 360 guys going on about superior multiplatform games. Is this really the one of the best bragging points in your arsenal against ps3 fanboys, we used to argue about exclusive games, not multiplatform games. When the multiplatform games reach uc2/k3 and later uc3 visuals, then there might be some argument worth having. Because most multiplatform games i see aren't anything to shout to the heavens, in regards to how powerful your console is. Maybe ps3 owners have our standards set at a higher lvl due to how good sony first party title look and play ect, i have yet to come across a mp title that wows me like many sony exclusives have. Although demons souls did but, more on a gameplay lvl than anything else, here is hoping you 360 guys get some exclusives to merit there being a relevant dick waving contest/console war arguing. Btw if your in depth counting the pixels and looking for the slightest issue on either version, in order to determine the "superior version", your defeating the one of the purposes of owning a console, which is to play the fucking games.
360 portable? LMAO. It will fail big time. The 360 is about to be passed by the PS3 in sales, even after 1 year head start, not to mention the lack of games on the 360. 360 portable would fail.
Well to address the fact that you think the 360 is about to be passed in sales. The 360 Has sold about 51+ million worldwide and has been leading console hardware sales for the last 7 months. The PS3 has sold about 47+ million, thats a difference of about 4 million. Do you know how much a million is? Well its alot. Not to mention you cant surpass something that you cant catch up to. Both machines are doing very well and the PS3 has a stellar line up this year, im also quite tempted by the NGP, the tech inside that thing makes me hard. To just flatly state that something would fail even before specifics are known, now thats just... stupid.
They should stick to working on Kinect.
God damn this article reeks of fanboyism.
For an Xbox handheld to exist, should it be box-shaped? :p I don't think Microsoft would have a strong enough third party support for a handheld, when Sony and Nintendo have already made strides in that area for 3DS/NGP respectively. And what little first party remains, is concentrated on a few exclusive titles and Kinect. Maybe in a couple of years, if they change their strategy.
Windows phone is their gaming handheld! it already contains a good powerful GPU on the order of the xperia play..an adreno 200 which is based by the way on the same core technology that the xbox360's gpu was designed along the same line's. example: MS apparently is also wants to support higher resolution screens so newer SoCs are going to be certified. Because the of the Adreno’s close architectural similarities with the Xbox360 Xenos GPU the company can squeeze more out of it compared on Windows Phone 7 compared to Google on Android (there’s also the fact the Microsoft has total control over the API which is Direct3D Mobile). http://www.mobiletechworld.... the xperia play uses the Adreno 205
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.