Xbox Co-Ceator "Consoles aren't dead. They've won"

Edge - Xbox co-creator tells us consoles are everywhere and explains why the success of games on iOS is "a total victory".

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omi25p2664d ago

Not untill we see what the next generation of consoles can do.

UnwanteDreamz2664d ago

Wont matter what they can do. Wii proved name recognition and software is enough. PC can't kill consoles no matter how fast or pretty.

BeastlyRig2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

But PC keeps new and innovative ideas alive!

Love it.. tell me I am lying? excluding LBP nothing really fresh from the consoles this gen..

Is this not a big statment?

"And let’s be realistic. Consoles used to be 80% of the industry as recently as 2000. Consoles today are 40% of the game industry"

- http://www.industrygamers.c...

And when it comes to indie games pc wins!

"Steam revenue for Zeboyd Games beat out Xbox Live sales in just six days"

"Speaking with on the Zeboyd Games blog, via Gamasutra, Boyd said the Steam sale was a “tremendous success,” compared to the revenue gained being on XBL Indie Games Service for “over a year and a half.”


awsome game btw..

And if console win anything it's the casual audience which allways = big money!

Core gamers should be thanking casual games — Ubisoft

get ready for more motion controls!

- http://www.thatvideogameblo...

"Hardcore Elder Scrolls gamers may not be all too happy with the new path that the franchise is taking, what with Bethesda claiming recently that they want the new iteration to be "really accessible" to the "average person"."


"Hitman: Absolution to be “more accessible” to the masses, still for the core"

sorry to be a party crasher though I was just sayin..

thugbob2664d ago

There are people saying consoles are dead lol?

darthv722664d ago

There are far more gaming capable pc's out there than consoles. Yet just because a pc can game doesnt mean it is being used for that. You can't say the same about a "game" console. That is pretty much the sole purpose.

I'd say 10% of the consoles are not being used for gaming (media players mostly) where as that percentage is much much higher on the pc side (schools, business...)

Why does this matter again?

badz1492664d ago

That what I was thinking lol. I've heard many times that pc gaming or handheld are dying, but consoles? Can't see it happening anytime soon. What is this? Pc fanboys' wet dream?

HeavenlySnipes2664d ago

have better graphics on their games but for the most part, the best games this gen are console exclusives

Red Dead Redemption
Super Mario
Gears 2/3
God of War

The list keeps going. A lot of games get better with mods on PC (GTAIV, Oblivion etc..), but consoles receive a majority of the best games.

omi25p2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

I was talking about power and performance. Didnt realise it was about sales.

Also i never said console's are dead.

Imalwaysright2664d ago

@ BeastlyRig The most hardcore games ive played this generation are: Demons Souls and Ninja Gaiden so yeah...

gamingdroid2663d ago (Edited 2663d ago )

Well, the PC's demise if you want to call it that is due to oddly enough being an open platform. As such, it paved the way for too many variations (in hardware), inconsistent experience and the costly upgrade cycles (even if you didn't need to, you felt compelled to).

Like time and time again, it has never been about flexibility or even "best" technology. It has ALWAYS been about ease of use, even among hardcore gamers.

That is what made the Wii succesful and again Kinect. That is what made consoles win over PC.

By almost all accounts, PC is by far superior to any console out there, but that didn't matter. Same thing with Xbox 360/PS3 compared to the Wii. Still didn't matter!

DeadlyFire2663d ago

PC gets multiplatform console average looking games + exclusive hardware intensive monster games. As well as the most accurate controller the Keyboard & Mouse combo never loses on that deal.

A central unified online network? no. There is the STEAM, Origin, and LIVE options.

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-Mezzo-2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

People bought over 190 Million Consoles this Gen alone, i don't see how anyone even doubted they were losing.

I Agree with the Co-Creator.

fluffydelusions2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Gaming aside, consoles are the #1 device people also watch Netflix on so it's not strictly just for games either.

evrfighter2664d ago

That's all I used my ps3 for was netflix. In the end I sold it before it got a price reduction so I got a pretty penny back from it.

Imo if you use your console strictly for netflix. Now would be the time to sell. At least then you'd have a couple hundred put aside for wii-u

zero_cool2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

I am set with PS3 for at least 3 to 4 years more because ps move,3D & vita connectivity expands the entertainment value & possibilities on PS3 so i don't need another console yet. Also im pretty sure plenty of other PS3 gamers feel the same way as well & im willing to bet plenty of game studios have invested in a lot of game projects this gen for the next 3 to 4 years so i doubt most game studios are even close to being ready to move on to next gen.

ElementX2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

I'm sorry, but I wouldn't consider PS Move as insurance toward the future of the platform. I own Move, 2 Move wands and 1 Nav, but I seriously haven't used it in months. I used to play Sports Champions all the time but since then, I never found a use for the Move. I tried Killzone 3 with Move, but it just felt weird. It took some getting used to, but even after I got the hang of it, I still went back to the dualshock controller.

hamoor2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Consoles will NEVER DIE!

the three consoles are about to hit 200 million console sold combined!!!

Thats and lets not forget the 200 million ds+psp


that, and software are more successful;
Call of duty sales EVERY YEAR tops 20 million
halo and gt 5 are above 8 million sold for each
there are 20 million pokemon game sold every year
28 million mario kart
Gears and uncharted are 5+ million sold
25 million new super mario bros
10 million super smash brawl
18 million GTA IV on consoles

So my point if you didn't get it yet, that pc, NOT IN MILLION YEAR KILL ANY DEDICATED GAMING MACHINE.

"rant ends"

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