The Next-box Will Leave Discs Behind

360 Magazine: The advent of OnLive and Cloud based services could be the beginning of the end for discs.

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Biglet2476d ago

Yes. This will happen.

RedDragan2476d ago

Not for a long time. And this Farrell bloke knows as much about the next Xbox as we do, but then again I cannot help but think the author of the article is trying to put those words in his mouth because there is not one single quote in the whole thing.

Either there are no quotes or the author still hasn't learnt to use the "" symbols.

Persistantthug2476d ago


Nuff said.
But just in case that wasn't enough for you, then just consider that ONLIVE's console version, if you live in the US, you've never seen it in a single retail chain store in your entire life.
You never will.
Why? Because it's locked out.

Computersaysno2476d ago

Business suicide. Although it might work in developed countries where most people have reasonable if not still brilliant net access, the sales of such a machine in still fairly strong territories with poor net access- the africas etc will

By going cloud only you automatically take away a vast amount of your audience including casuals that maybe never even hook their machine up to the net.

Heartnet2476d ago

although un researched i assume countries like Africa dont do m=uch for the sales of video games anyhow

theonlylolking2476d ago

Just have the next halo launch only with cloud service and you will survive.

Computersaysno2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

Africa is a continent lol. South Africa for example has a fairly decent userbase, which picks up quickly as the hardware prices drop toward the end of a generation.

However it has to be bad for a reputation if a company the size of Microsoft or Sony decides to eliminate a lot of people from their potential sales market.

That would end up in a virtual automatic sale for the competitor who still uses disc distribution/retail.

Speaking of retail, it would also mean that would die a death and there would be significant backlash.

Number_132476d ago

I support this move, if their intentions are to fail and fail hard!

kreate2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

sony did it with the psp go, and it failed.

Next-Box = psp go?

there will be physical media in the next generation of consoles especially when games are even getting bigger.

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Dailynch2476d ago

Just hold the console, it's not that bad! Before my music CD's disappeared I would have said this was impossible, but now i think it really is the future for most media content.

JellyJelly2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

The only problem with this strategy is that it requires a decent internet connection.

No internet, no games. That's quite the trade-off and a big loss of potential income and install base seeing as far from everyone who owns a 360 is actively online.

CynicalVision2476d ago

Doubtful, what about all the gamers who want to play their 360 games?

Optical_Matrix2476d ago

Unless you live in Korea or Japan, this is not sustainable. Maybe the generation after the next, but not the 8th generation of consoles.

VampiricDragon2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

hahahahah oh that was funny.........

Physical media is how over 75 percent of new games are purchased.

That goes away the industry is dead

You think onlive is successful? It hasnt sold well enough anywhere to even make profit

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