Darrius Cole (User)

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Actually price would be the bigger indicator of video games sales. The cheaper consoles sell the most.

Seeing how the PS4 is $100 cheaper than the XBO and will have mostly the same games, at the beginning at least, I expect the PS4 to outsell it by a good deal....at least if Sony can keep up with increased demand. #4.1.9
236d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
More like they are tired of make these huge investments to keep the company operational.

However, I think the Xbox is the only place where Microsoft has a foothold in a growing market. Assuming, of course, that they don't squander the foothold with ridiculous Xbox One policies. #3.1.1
238d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Actually, it's more like they must not understand gaming or the gaming market.

The Xbox has had a major mess-up every time. The first Xbox was a plain failure. The 360 got bailed out by the combination of Microsoft's deep pockets and of Sony pricing the PS3 a full $200 higher than the Xbox was at that time. The Xbox One jr. is facing a myriad of problems and looks to be on the route to follow the Xbox 1 sr.

If the Xbox division were to be spun-of... #2.4
238d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Errrr....Sega was in the business before Sony and got put out of the console business. If Sega was any better they would have shown it then. #1.1.4
238d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Still I agree with the guy who argues the Microsoft has to exist somewhere in consumer entertainment devices. PC's are becoming more and more commercial devices. The only hardware that Microsoft has ever had any measure of success with is the Xbox 360. So Microsoft has to stay with the Xbox. They just have to find a vision that will work for it. The vision that they had for the Xbox One is definitely not it.

About monopoly, you can have a natural monopoly, whereby... #1.2.16
238d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
It's not you.

Either Microsoft is having manufacturing issues, or Microsoft underestimated how difficult it is to get its voice recognition software to work in every country in the world.

Now I can not imagine how anyone could possible underestimate something like that. There are A LOT of languages in the world and each language will have multiple regional dialects. How any adult could think that is anything but a gi-normous task is beyond me. #1.8.1
238d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Microsoft wouldn't be rushing their console release would they? Only releasing in 13 countries, Kinect only working in less than half of those countries, and half the countries with a working Kinect being English-speaking all sound like a system that needs more work to me.

If I didn't know any better, I would say that Sony caught Microsoft off-guard by announcing that they would release the PS4 this year and Microsoft has been rushing trying to prevent the PS4 from... #1.9
238d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
I still want to know how many people will be in one room at a time. I want 16 on 16 like KZ2. #8
239d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
@ Tony-A

I bet those reversal did do a lot for them. The the pre-orders that came in immediately after E3 were probably the most hardcore fans who would not be deterred no matter what.

We would have to look at a chart to see how the pre-orders came in week-to-week. I would be willing to bet that they slowed to practically zero (0) after the initial burst and only started to move after the reversals.

Still, if the PS4 wins the US by 2 to 1... #1.1.11
239d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
^^This

It's not about Microsoft as much as it's about EA. #1.3.1
239d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Folks I do have a degree in business, and this is simple economic theory so I know what I'm talking about. This isn't fanboy-talk, this is hardcore business, albeit simple.

It's about controlling the number of buyers and the number of sellers and how those two meet to transact. It's not really about cutting out the middle man.

If lots of buyers can meet up with lots of sellers and each can negotiate their own price, then

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239d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Microsoft doing this will make gaming worse. Gamestop makes gaming better. #6.1.2
239d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
No you don't want this to happen, either. You just haven't thought it through. This would simply set the stage for Microsoft to be the only seller and the only buyer. #4.1
239d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Odds are Microsoft is going to do this. They were planning to do this back when they had their DRM plans. This was the plan all along. They wanted to lock all of the Xbox gamers into selling their games back to and through Microsoft and no one else. But the ownership questions are still the same as they were with a physical disc.

If I can sell my digital game back to Microsoft why can't I sell it to my friend? If I can sell my digital game back to Microsoft, why ca... #1.5
239d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Vegeta, if you think Chi-Chi is going to give you some then you are smoking some potent dope.

But back to the point. Doesn't Bulma prefer hand-held devices? She is more likely to take your Vita than you PS4. #1.3.2
240d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Too late, Ape.

10 Million Kinects made for launch

MULTIPLIED by $100 (at least, reports are that it cost even more)

EQUALS 1 Billion Dollars

No one can just throw away a $1 billion dollars plus research and development cost, not even Microsoft. They are going ride Kinect all the way out and see where it takes them. They are hoping it catches on like the Wii. If they get off of it, it will only be after it almost kills the... #2.3
240d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
Misleading Title #1.6
241d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
It'll can still be his first game. Seeing as the PS4 comes with 14 days of free PS+, he gets Drive Club just as soon as buys his PS4. #4.1.8
241d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
To some degree I think you are correct. I do think that Microsoft learned the wrong lessons from Xbox live.

Microsoft was already a predatory company to start with. That is how they behaved with windows. They lorded their nigh monopoly of PC operating systems over other software companies. They would destroy whole software programming segments by copying and or cloning software and adding it to the OS. They would wedge their way into software markets by making sure that... #9.2
244d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
That's the attitude that comes right before companies, and people, start losing money.

No one can afford to keep screwing things up and buying their way out. #4.1
244d ago by Darrius Cole | View comment
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