Why Microsoft thinks the Xbox One makes sense

Last week’s Xbox One reveal was met with a lot of confusion by many, and resulted in heated arguments over the course of the week. Gamers were concerned with the apparent focus on cable TV and sports, and many were upset by the inherent digital rights management (DRM) and privacy implications of the console’s many reported features.

Microsoft seemed genuinely bewildered.

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AronDeppert1970d ago

Makes sense...

As a paperweight.

MysticStrummer1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

It makes sense to them because as of a year ago, more people were using their 360s for online multimedia than for gaming. That should explain the design and reveal of One.


The reason why One's design is a mistake is in the same article...

"More than 20 million people are paying Xbox Live subscribers who can access the console's entertainment services. A total of 66 million Xbox 360s have been sold worldwide."

That's a lot of potential sales MS is throwing away by requiring One to be periodically online, unless of course MS fans want to admit that about 40 million 360s died of RRoD, thus padding 360 sales numbers.

ginsunuva1970d ago

Too big and heavy for a paperweight. More like a doorstop.

Tapioca Cold1970d ago

it makes a lot of sense, but only in America. it's useless to me here in Korea. Hell I could hardly download game videos from Live with the 360. No, thanks, not worth it. The u.s. will love this machine though.

Hicken1970d ago

Not this guy. Not enough gaming, too much... everything else.

And you know, maybe they'll show a lot more gaming-related features at E3. But it's put a disgustingly nasty taste in my mouth so far; I can't see a reason to get one, right now. And even if I DID see some games I liked- like a new Lost Odyssey, for example- having to HAVE it connected online regularly is a turn-off.

Yes, my PS3 is always connected. But it does't NEED to be. I've had about two weeks this month where my internet was down, through no fault of my own. If it were the XBO, I'd have had no console to play.

And I think there are MANY others here in the US of A who feel the same. Damn shame there are some fools that make us all look bad by being willfully ignorant.

opinska1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

Hell no.. Drm and spyware on my box? Hell no I'm all for PS4!

Typical-Guy1970d ago

Because only a crackhead thinks his joke is funny !

Blaze9291970d ago

"Microsoft seemed genuinely bewildered"

Uh, maybe because they know more then everyone saying otherwise? E3 aint that far away...

yesmynameissumo1970d ago

"Uh, maybe because they know more then everyone saying otherwise? E3 aint that far away..."

Are you talking about 2009 or 2010 or 2011 or 2012's E3?

Sidology1970d ago

In the context of the article, the spacing makes sense, because it takes note of why some crowds were not responding well to Microsoft's reveal and why the company couldn't quite place as to why they were responding in such a manner versus Microsoft's bewilderment of the actual product.

As a company, you hope that people respond well to your product right out of the gate instead of receiving a lot of initial backlash and poor PR. Microsoft has not received that, even though there is a lot of hope peppered throughout the industry.

uuaschbaer1970d ago

Greatest title of an article this generation; the article itself isn't bad either.

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