Portable gaming's back on track and Microsoft will want a slice, says Tom Pakinkis
Theres not 1 percent chance it will happen. Microsoft themselves have said so, the markets are overcrowded as it is. But then this is only an opinion piece with no facts.
To be honest, I wouldn't buy it if they did. I don't know a single person who owns a windows phone.
Your right, not going to happen: http://www.winbeta.org/?q=n... Microsoft would rather focus on their next gen Xbox, and keep the 360/Kinect package going. I really think they are more interested in becoming a 2 console supporting company, that appeals to 2 demographics.
Thanks but no thanks,Im a big fan of MS and their products but i don't think they should enter that market. besides they already got Windows Phone Which is a great phone and the IDC believes it will take over the iphone within the next 4 years http://gear.ign.com/article...
@Mystogan Yea, right after Android puts them to bed. :-)
M$ can't even make a home console work without tons of issues that cause failures. Does anyone really think they could make a handheld last for even a week?
yes they can it was called the xbox
No it won't happen.
Don't feel like reading all that but it won't happen give it up.
first of all, its NOT happening because MS said they wanted no part of the handheld market anytime soon. plus, its a fucking terrible idea. the reason why the psp gets smashed by the ds is because nintendos name has that ring to it that casuals just go CRAZY for. the psp was a monster of a machine..but casuals werent attracted. psp is more geared towards "hardcore gamers" which only make up a small part of the amount of people buying video games. if MS invented a handheld, it would be just as much of a hardcore graphical monster as anything sony puts out- not very appealing to the BILLIONS of casuals who all bought ds lites. so in that case the only people really in the market for an xbox handheld are the same people who are in the market for a ps vita. psp sold around 70 mil in its lifetime and counting. does anyone really think MS wants to put a handheld up against sony so the two can fight to split that already too-small sales number?
Billions? And 70 million is too small? I guess Nintendo must have been really disappointed with the 80 million that the gameboy advanced sold with 0 competition.
yes actually... considering the fact that the psp is a much more expensive piece of hardware to build than the DS or the gameboy advanced at that time, 70 mill is a bit shy of the mark. dude i dont have to sit here and argue numbers with you.. its pretty common knowledge that the psp didnt perform as well as sony wanted in terms of sales. it wasnt a complete fail by ANY means..it just should have sold a little more than it did..especially considering the ds line has more than doubled its sales. that doesnt mean the psp didnt sell WELL. and also, your missing the point here. xbox handheld and vita would be fighting for the same audience. no one in their right mind would bother to buy both..so say they have similar lifetime sales to the psp: 35 million for such expensive-to-manufacture handhelds is kind of a small number.. billions was obviously an exaggeration...stupid.
markets over saturated... share would be to small
u need to many first party studios for making a handheld MS is just fine with the 360...
They don't need to. Nintendo and Sony can handle my beefy portable gaming, and Microsoft can handle my light mobile gaming. I'm loving the experience I'm getting from my Samsung Omnia 7. Windows Phone 7 has massive potential to make gaming on iOS/Android irrelevant when you see that the phones come built in with XBL as well as the ability to play XBLA games and mobile games, with achievements to boot. It's integrated extremely well and I think THAT is the angle MS should take on portable gaming. If they dared to go up against Nintendo and Sony they'll be killed.
"Windows Phone 7 has massive potential to make gaming on iOS/Android irrelevant when you see that the phones come built in with XBL as well as the ability to play XBLA games and mobile games, with achievements to boot." Microsoft to "Try" to make Gaming on iOS/Android irrelevant. they can try, but I think even Microsoft knows at this point they are going to have to play along side the other Two, the reason being is the chipsets are all the same core so developer's can make a gme that works on all the phones without much problem, which means More Money for all of them if they want to make a 3rd party game exclusive. Other than that you can expect it to not be exclusive, an as a matter of fact in the mobile section right now with Windows Mobile Phones, the GPU's that Microsoft are using are the Adreno 200 which with Microsoft's APi's is fine an all for what games they want to do but much newer Mobile phone GPU's from Qualcomm use the Adreno 205 an soon to be the Adreno 220. Even with the functionality of the Windows Phone, Gaming is not the strongest function for that phone. an pretty much iOS an Android are way ahead at this point. With Nokia on board Microsoft has a good partner, but it's not going to be for a while yet for that to bear any real fruit, all the while other iOS an Android Gaming platforms further increase it's rather Large lead in the Gaming front already as is.
Microsoft Vita? Why would they use that name? It makes no sense. Sony already is using Vita.
LMAO! good joke!....to bad people dont understand sarcasm :\
It is funny. I guess I have to put a smiley face on it.
lol i thought it was funny as hell when i read it and yeah a smiley face might work or you could put some kind of subtle comment before you sarcastic joke to let people know its a joke... something like: HEY THIS IS A JOKE AND NOT A SERIOUS STATEMENT
The closest thing you will get is a windows 7 phone that plays games.
I think it would be neat to see a Xbox Portable system. I think it would be cool to play Halo on the go. I also think if MS had a portable system then Rare could finally get to make the games people want Rare to make again.
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