How Microsoft should enter the portable space and dominate its two successful rivals.
.. gets my money.
Yup. True Enough. Portable Hd Gaming Device............ Jesus think of the battery Life, Anyone got a Mr. Fusion Portable Energy Reactor??
in Japan two failed xbox's doesnt bode well for the future and i mean console or portable. but good luck to microsoft if they do bring it out,if its good and doesnt suffer a handheld RROD i'd get one
I wonder how big the power brick will be on this one LOL.
as long as that tech is reliable i'll bite i would like two analogue sticks as well kind of annoying that sony didnt put it in their psp cmon just add one more tiny mesh thing its not that hard is it?
Little Ring of Death?
That's funny actually.. anyways I can't post in the other section but this is a bad idea.. just take a look at what happened to the game gear
...I laughed out loud. Seriously, that was funny.
3 year warranty for sure
"Awww man! Disc read error!" "Sorry, we only cover LROD, not disc read errors." "Aw man! It's just like my Xbox 360 :(!"
two analogues sticks would make any new handheld sell. I dont think HD is possible, as Neurotoxin says, the battery would die in about an hour.
If engineered properly it would last longer than you think. With little to no moving parts. It would basically be like a device playing a video because the 360 console would do all of the work. On a small screen to have the same quality resolution as a HDTV it wouldnt have to be the full 720P. If you were to do 480P on your PSP's small screen it would look pristine.
720p on a 6" screen.... Wow this is living!
I wouldn't trust any hardware built by Microsoft even if it was a handheld. Microsoft has already shown how bad they are with hardware with the Xbox 360. The PSP and DS will always dominate no matter what Micrsoft does.
fanboy comment... obviously.... Why don't you mention that the orginal xbox was well made and there was no major hardware issues? Why don't you mention the history of poorly made hardware by Sony as far as console is concern... you know the PS1 drive problem having to put the console upside down to play games... mmm.. how about the PS2 which Sony was forced to recall? or many you don't remember cause you was to little and didn't know how to read... Sony did a great job with the PS3 reliability... but using your logic that a company that does bad with 1 product can't do better on the next... then Sony should never have worked on the PS2 or PS3... anyways... back to topic.... I think if microsoft play the cards well they can win big on this if they continue what they are doing... Soon the Zune will run XNA based game... meaning lots of use created games and apps... If they enabled this handheld to run XNA games and xbox live arcade games... they will have hundreds of games available on day 1 and a huge amount of excitement from the community of hobbist that would love to be able to create their own games on handhelds... XNA may not be as big on a console.. but on a handheld it would... simply because any game made on the PSP or the DS can be easly made using the XNA.... instegration with XBox live... would also be a win...
Just like I wouldnt trust any laptop made by Sony because the battery might explode or any console because it might stop reading discs lol! You go ahead and continue missing out on the best gaming experience in gaming only found on 360 and not PS3 sorry!
You two are just leaving yourselves open to attacks from behind... seriously.. Bladestar, I could argue the exact same things with software/hardware quality of Microsoft products that you're accusing Sony. Fact is, and you don't need to take my word on this (look it up yourself), Microsoft has a sh1tty record for making anything bug-free. Explorer, Vista, Millenium Edition, Microsoft Bob, Windows 3.1, Window CE, BMW iDrive locking-in a Thai minister in his car (Windows of course) and of course the 360, have all had the Microsoft touch of quality.... right... So not to clock you one, but Sony hardware/software has a much better track record. Which brings me to Candystop. Exploding Sony laptops... exploding dell laptops and any other major notebook brand have the same problem. They all source their batteries from the cheapest and (if you were in this industry you'd know) small pool of suppliers. Obviously you know nothing about li-ion battery issues so I suggest you stay out of it.
now that is what i consider a low blow
It was exactly what I was thinking. I have a Zune and have to say that I like it but in the end, any handheld by MS would sell to the devout and that is about it. Outside of that it would be the Zune of gaming and could not compete.
But they don't cover shipping costs. On the long run, Xbox 360 has cost me more than my PS3, since I've had to pay two years of xbox LIVE already and to ship two failed HDDs, not to mention a scratched copy of Rainbow Six. I would never buy a portable Xbox, it would be like a buying a Hand Grenade that randomly decides to explode.
sorry, hand grenades have already been inveneted
lmfao, ok let's continue this... 2 GIGS memory stick for 300 bucks...
lol yeah it has two analogue sticks, but you have to pay £200 for the second one
i would be interested to see what they could do im sure they would implement Live well and they would learn from Sony's mistake and stick on 2 analogue sticks plus since technology has advanced and compressed it would be interesting to see excellent graphics on the go (well, even better than PSP) but i don't see how it could prove a success revenue wise, it would be too hard for them to compete with Sony and Nintendo Ninty has the casuals covered and Sony has the whole media-box blockbuster handheld games thing covered there's no market for MS, so i think they'll probably stay out of this one
be a nice little gadget id get one for sure but that could maybe change if they dont have every thing plus what the psp has but two thumbsticks would be nice imagine halo:portable whatever 0_0 SORRY MENT TO REPLY TO THE DUDE UNDER YOU...
What about a portable Wii? You could easily fit something as powerful as the Wii hardware in a portable. Look at the iPhone It has a faster GPU than the Wii, a 16Gb hard disk, loads more memory, and the CPU is roughly the same - maybe a little bit slower. I don't know what you'd do about the motion control though...? I suppose a lot of the best Wii games don't really need it. Brawl, Kart, Galaxy. Just map the motions to button presses. Does that mean that the iPhone is a current gen console then? It stands toe-to-toe with the Wii specs-wise and came out "this generation" and it has a cool gimick (touch screen motions - flicking through album covers anyone?). EDIT: Should we add iPod touch and the iPhone into the console race?
Beat out BOTH Sony AND Nintendo in the hand held market?? C'mon,let's be realistic here;Nintendo has an absolutely HUMONGOUS presence when it comes to the hand held gaming market,and in the history of hand held gaming,only 1 other hand held platform has been able to sell 30million+ against a Nintendo hand held;And that hand held,is known as the Sony PsP. So forgive me if I have my doubts regarding Microsoft overtaking Nintendo and Sony in the hand held market
MS isnt going to target the child market like the DS. They're going to go after the tween-35 market of users who want a high-technology, innovative experience. I'm betting a handheld is also coming, I wonder if it will be a single device from Danger or a Zune device. No matter, they'll probably skip the 5-10 year old DS market.
that market has already been catered for. its called the psp.
P.R.O.D. Portable Ring Of Death
Please don´t let it happen! Save the money instead and bring us Xbox Vista (thats what I call the next xbox,hehe)with kick-ass Dx10 power or something! Let DS and PSP be, theres no room for a third in the handheld market imo!!
and if you get stranded up in the mountains you will have something to keep you warm or to start a fire with looks like a win win best comment so far: Hand grenades have been invented
why thank you yours was a nice little quip too
with the PS1 and PS2 having issues you go on to say the PS3 seems well made. So over time they have learned then you say the xbox was well made but the 360 is not. So thats a step backwards ok point taken guess i wont be getting this handheld
Ofcourse you will not get it... duhh.... that's like asking a dog to lay an egg.... no one is expecting and anti-xbox/microsoft to get a product made by microsoft... freaken duhhhh... Microsoft does not make hardware... they hire others to make them... currently microsoft is getting involved in hardware and even purchasing companies that make hardware... in order to improve it. You see.. Sony is a hardware company that made many CD players and other electronic devices prior to the PS1... that's hardware experience.. the PS1 and PS2 should of never have hardware problems... microsoft learning curve can only be about picking the right hardware maker to create their components... even you should know microsoft does not make hardware... and the orignal xbox was completely made by other companies... the xbox 360 microsoft was more involved and made a few mistake by using some companies to make some components... but sony makes Sony... they own the assembly lines... you cant compare the two..
"Microsoft does not make hardware... they hire others to make them..." Which is the case for just about all electronics these days -- from everyone.
Well like always the fanboy are posting after readin nothing but the title. Oh well. Anyways if they could actually make something like that work it be a really neat thing to have. However I dont think the connection would work well enough to make something like that. Even the rare drop make people extremely mad and frustrated.
master chief goes portable. i used to like halo until 3 came out. if they make new and interesting games for the handheld then im buying and 2 analog sticks would be icing on the cake
Halo 3 is fcuking terrific, an absolutely epic game in every way. Awesome AI, visuals, music, multiplayer and gameplay. Give it a rest, Halo 3 is a massive success, time to give up on the FUD.
portable gaming is lame
This is definitely an interesting proposal. And it's interesting to see this take on the "dumb terminal" that dominated technology prior to the PC coming along (when all the processing power was done at a central server and the monitor was just that, a GUI interface). This guy ought to patent his idea, by the way.
MS owns the patent which the aritcle explains. It's where the MS handheld rumor originated from.
wonder if it will explode instead of just dying...hmm
are they using Sony batteries?
maybe they should rootkit their games too.
...Does that mean that you'll get the mini ring of death? That's a bad idea for MS. They can't even fix their larger counterpart and they're trying to make a portable one?
The Xbox Portable will be coming late 2009 with a 36% failure rate, horrible graphics and comes with a battery that will give you an hour of gameplay! The XBP will weigh about 9 pounds, with the power brick that is used to power it. The XBP will include the game viva pinata: mini adventures. The XBP will lauch with franchises like: Halo .5, gears of war: the small locust horde, too Migit and also new ips like: 50 mil, Red Ring of Death and 16%. Enjoy!
Reported as spam. Take it to the open zone son.
I support Sony and ps3 but thats just really childish fanboys push things to much (sigh)
Those wouldnt pass security checks on airports due to security precautions.
first day purchase if microsoft came out with one
Hell you'd buy a Microsoft authorized dildo if they had one.
i would buy won if it had the specs to compete with the psp. i take it you and the others have got a sony branded dildo. you seam to share it between the 20 of you's
i take it every one in here is a retard??? if u care to read the full story it plainly states it aint a hand held console but more of a wireless portable device for the 360 to play games on the move. why is this site riddled with thick retarded ppl???
yes why is this site full of retards i.e you portable gaming device = handheld, attachment to the 360 or not its still a handheld i suggest you calm down and think about who the retard really is here
as "dominating its rivals" then, yea sure, they can do that rofl.
"no, it's NOT like a PSP, it's... original, it's... different, it's... special, it's..." ANOTHER ME-TOO POS FROM M$!
I have a PSP and I do love it. A XBOX handheld would be very welcome. Updated Graphics and real hard core games. I say bring it on M$ my PSP needs a bigger stronger friend.
Xbox Live Jade Membership (Mobile) -$50 Microsoft ONLY memory cards (1GB)-$249.99 Charge & Play kit--$39.99 3 year warranty (if the new portable isnt released in 6months)--$89.99 Microsoft Attachable Fan/Cooling System--$29.99 Clip on Keyboard-$19.99 PLUS the actual "X-boy"-$339.99
Yea I agree that the High Def would kill the battery life. But if they did add a High Def screen, I would hope they would change it where you could change it into different power modes. So that you could tone down the resolution and brightness to save battery life while your on the road. But at home you would be able to plug it in a power supply to get full power.
will never happen. theres so many flaws in this dream its untrue, a xbox version of a PSP maybe but not this
sonys playstation 3 portable is going to be more convenient, watch, their already makeing a ps3 "skinny"
all the ps3 fan boys are jealous that if microsoft comes out with a hand held it may be better than psp
They can't even make a console right, what makes you think they're gonna make a handheld any better.
This site is just getting plain ridiculous. Such a sony fanboy site makes me sick. I can understand one standing behind their purchase but to purposely go on other threads just to flame is absolutely childish and retarded. I say MS should release one, but only release in NA and EU and everywhere else except in Japan. For once let the Japanese gamers have to buy it on ebay from the States and let us have the opportunity to sell it to them at such inflated prices. Serves them right.
yea its called remote play the psp is already doing that with games and liar and on yea sony actually makes games for the psp as well so this machine sounds like garbage and another way for ms to use other peoples ideas classic
Nobody cares about the ZUNE, and nobody would care about the MSP.
The Zune -- in its first generation iteration -- commanded the 2nd greatest share of HD-based digital audio players. Zune, as a brand for music sales and devices *will* be coming to Xbox 360 and the next Danger phone. Believe it. Who cares about Zune? Anyone in the industry with a brain. MS is a relentless competitor and innovates at an incredible pace, its constant improvement drives its competitors ahead too. You've clearly never used a Zune. I've got a pair in my home, and they are terrific machines.
Have any of you realized just how damn biased you are? F*cking bladestar is over there quabling about batteries which are a sh*t tech anyway. Batteries are temporary energy sources that use a CHEMICAL REACTION to generate power. Hardly perfected, don't you think. Dell computers have the highest reputation for spitting out sh*tty computers with gimp HDD's and power supplys, right? Had to replace mine actually. Anyway no one is innocent of pushing out sh*t gear. Ipods? Sh*t. Iphones? Sh*t. 360's? Sh*t.(Don't turn this into a fanboy comment, this is completely based only on CURRENT hardware configurations avaliable on the market. Taking total disregard to the software the machine can play.) Dells? Sh*t. A LOT of Tv's? Sh*t. Most Cellphones. Sh*t. Do you seeeee where I'm going with this? Machines are sh*t, but the point is we use them, and we always will no matter how much they suck, because despite total crap, they maintain functionality. They make our lives easier, to an extent. And they give us something to do. So should the ENTIRETY of a corporate industry catch sh*t for releasing one operationally challenged machine? F*ck no. So shut the F*CK up fanboy scum, get over the fact that the 360 has RROD, or that the wii has fad-like attributes, the ps3 has a lack of awesome titles. If you're too busy keeping others down there is no way to keep yourself up. Promise. As for the portable gaming market, it's saturated, there is almost no wiggle room to penetrate it. The only reason Xbox even got into the gaming market was because at the time Sony was the only REAL presence. Now the market has three giants in it and I dare any of you to fathom another console pushing in. It won't happen. Same for the portable one.