Xbox One Head Honcho Phil Spencer praised Microsoft's competitors Sony and Nintendo for tehir E3 outings, expressing the concept that competition is also good for Microsoft.
Respect Phil everybody.
in this day and age steady competition drives this industry so i'm all for it.
Aceman well said. I love both consoles and think they are here for the long run. Both systems are going to have excellent releases in the coming years which shall increase sales by alot. People that think alot of sales for a console come in the 1st year, think again. Most of the sales normally come midway through said consoles life when consoles are cheaper and the consumer has access to more and cheaper games. Hooray for competition!!!
I'm sure Phil has a Wii U and PS4 sitting alongside his Xbox 1 and genuinely wants to play every great game, like a real gamer.
I'm sure he can afford to. Unlike most gamers. You don't need all three systems and a high end PC to be a "real gamer"
That's not the point. Not being able to afford all consoles does not give you the right to bash the ones you can't afford, as people do here. Point: Brand loyalty is stupid and you don't have to blindly follow one company.
Correct, nor does anyone need to be criticized for having a preference. Not saying you are, but people attack each other too often over silly stuff like that.
High end pcs? Well now you're talking crazy! All kidding aside majority of gamers do own multiple consoles, in early 2012 it was around 56% own multiple consoles and i'm that only has increased as consoles got cheaper. Obviously not everyone's earning potential is the same, but I for one will find anyway possible to own any system that has great games. @Eonjay no worries, I think my point may have been misleading, a system or systems does not make a person a real gamer, my point was that real gamers want to play all great games no matter the system.
@KonsoruMasuta I'm not bashing anyone. I simply hate it when people try to define real gamers. That is my trigger and it always has been. If I am still gaming on a XBox 360, does that mean I'm not a real gamer because I don't have all the newest systems? No. If we could all respect each other as gamers, than what we played on wouldn't matter. Please tell me that I am making sense. Even if Phil Spencer only played on the Xbox One, he would still be a real gamer. Stop trying to qualify gamers. Edit: @nifonge: "but I for one will find anyway possible to own any system that has great games" Thats, my point. It doesn't matter what you own. I have 5, yes 5 systems that I regularly use, but that doesn't make anyone with 1 system any less of a gamer. Perhaps I just misunderstood what you where trying to say.
I'm sure most gamers can afford all of them. I can you don't have to be rich. People buy new phones every two years. I think you have to own each console in order to talk about all of them. Nothing worse then people who don't talk from experience.
Right, just like Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer have iPads and iPhones in their houses...
Why wouldn't they? You honestly think they're brand loyatly goes beyond getting something that acutally works?
Fairly sure bill Gates uses a mac, as Steve jobs used a pc. Despite them being rivals, the respect was still there
@ nifonge & Immorals http://www.telegraph.co.uk/... http://macdailynews.com/200... Edit: Maybe Spencer is different? I don't know. But I would love it if someone asked him that in an interview. And unless he comes out and admits to owning a Wii-U like Shuhei or a PS4, I'm more inclined to be believe he follows the MS pattern.
@choujij That's pretty messed up, specially seeing as there is plenty of products better than iPods /phones. Also, "Phil Spencer says he has a PS4 and a Wii-U and enjoys playing games on both." http://www.escapistmagazine...
That reminds me of Yoshida owning a Wii U. His favorite game on the system is still Super Mario 3D World, I believe.
That's right! He bought one for himself and another for his children. These men are amazing and should be seen as an example for the fans that these consoles can coexist just fine.
Phil acts like a gamer first and suit second. With that attitude maybe he could die down this fanboy agenda that goes around the gaming outlets. Instead of fueling it.
I can promise you Phil, and everyone else at MS, Sony and Nintendo are businesspeople first. I ought to know, my wife works at Nintendo (Redmond campus in a management position) and the company I own does a lot of business with MS. They aren't gamers first, I can promise you that. Don't confuse understanding the market (or not, in some cases) with being a gamer first.
Agree , if Phil or Jack played games it will be counted as a work unless it's with family. Understanding gamers is better then nothing though. It raises their sales and make us satisfied.
Hes trying to turn us into hippies and love each other I want bitter rivalry. He should have said sony was naf at e3 and x1 is comin back to wipe out ps4 lead within 6 months :)
I like Phil Spencer, sue me.
Not even planning to get an Xbox One anytime soon and I like the guy! Power to us both. :P
Phil Spencer...a gentleman in a world of fanboys.
refreshingly classy display , too bad sony didn't follow , its much more mature when sony is telling us why to buy their console and instead of why not to buy the competitions .
do people actually fall for this "praising"? He wouldn't be doing this if the were leading and this goes for Sony aswell. where was all this praising last gen? This guy is as guilty as don matrick for leaving the Xbox 360 with a gaming drought for the past 3 years.
Yeah he is just told whatto do by the higher ups. They saw how well the "gamer centric" approach was working for Sony and used that.
good to see that there are still some rational people here.. This whole image people seems to look up to is built by PR professionals. just like disney made miley cyrus look like a perfect person.. (i may exaggerate with miley comparison but you get the point)
He even took to using Sony's catchphrase during E3! "The best place to play"! Had me chuckling when I heard that.
What is there to fall for? Nintendo and Sony had good showings at E3 this year. It's perfectly logical to give them props and market competitors quite often show respect for each other. Sure there is good will to be gained by Microsoft showing respect for their competition, but that doesn't automatically qualify anything they say as marketing BS. It's pretty sad to see people so hell bent on hating the "opposition" that they see some conspiracy of evil in pretty much everything.
phil spencer, goal 1, keep using xb1 in the same breath as nintendo and ps4..... dude is desperate
I have been very critical of Microsoft from the beginning of the launch of XBox One. But I think they really are doing the right things to turn it around, and I have been fighting the urge to pick up the (kinecktless) One. Especially now with the price drop. I can barely stand it any longer. I may have to cave. My wife is going to be pissed.
Same but still no where near ready to buy an x1. As i said before , when they release at least 15 games i like then i may consider buying it then selling it as fast as i could so that i don't lose a lot of money IF they fooled us again.. Really like the positive steps though ^^ .
Out of the big three at least Phil shows respect and has class more than I could say for any of the suits at Sony. We know Sony feeds the trolls well by making stupid comments and jabs at the competition. I'll give Sony props though they make good products and nobody can argue with that
Ok ok enough praises and start kicking ass....
Like I said from the day Microsoft promoted Phil has Xbox head honcho, This was the best move they have made in years. his down to earth and humble approach in the business put him beyond any execs they had in the past.
Yup, Sony and Nintendo ARE raising the bar...and Microsoft keeps lowering it.
If that's the case then it was empty promises since it was never set to prevent it from getting lowerd.
Two companies raised the bar while one company fell below it. PS4 and Sony doing amazing things IE Morpheus IPs and strategy. Nintendo though struggled, stood by their product and more focused on quality this time. Microsoft brought a product, underpowered, over priced, then crippled the system by taking out the very thing they said was the heart of it all and set them apart, the camera. You didnt see Nintendo chuck the pad when they weren't selling, they stood by their product and there brand which says a lot. What MS did is weak and deserted a lot of gamers who did believe in kinnect and spent that 500 dollars on what they called day one systems and the others. MS will say and do anything to take people's money, and yes all companies wanna money. But MS's methods leave us the gaming community with a substandard system as well as substandard buisness practices.
Do people really think that Xbox are ditching the kinect? Just because they removed it doesn't mean that they are not still utilizing it. What they did is give all the people who were whining about it and saying "I will never get an Xbone with that camera forced on me" an option. I would much rather have my Xb1 WITH the Kinect than without and it was well worth the $499 I spent on it! Also, there is nothing Sub-Standard about it. Even though it doesn't have the "Specs" of the PS4, it is still a better and more powerful system than my last Gen systems!
Phil Spencer appears to be a very 'Gracious' character. I think it's cool he shows humility. Especially since so many MS heads have been 'Souless' suit wearing statues in the past.
Respect from a sony gamer
Phil, that rascal. I kinda like that guy.
Phil is very likeable. Hands down the best move after the Xbox one reveal was putting Phil in charge. We can see the moves he has made already. (Xbl paywall, games w gold on 360\xb1) its a start on the right direction. Still a lot of ground to make up on Sony.
I believe with Phil at the helm, Microsoft could find that creative spark they have been missing since j Allard left the company. I m a PlayStation fan and own a ps4 but got an x1 second hand so I won't miss out on some great exclusives.aren't we all tired spending more time checking vgchartz to know which brand is selling more instead of just playing games? Just think about it!
Funny. Yesterday there was that article about some dude from Naughty Dog saying he " hopes the X1 sells good because it's good for competition " or whatever. The comments turn into a sh!t show then this article appears and the same exact thing happens. Incredible.
Cats like Phil make you want to buy an XBox. Stay classy!
Honestly- the direction they're taking the Xbox division is promising. Truly, if the console NEVER reaches a strong 1080p in resolution every time, I'll (as well as others)will be okay, Just as long as they throw all they can into obtaining new IPs and continue to listen to consumers.
what bar every conference was like a brofest. pow pow shoot em. kill him. e3 gets worst every year
Agreed, they act like they are rockstars these days, it's bull.
Phil's absolutely right and it does him or the Xbox One no harm. I feel that all 3 consoles deserve to sell. The Xbox One's due to have Sunset Overdrive , Quantum Break, Crackdown that may be of particular interest to me. And Nintendo have been the real surprise of E3 2014 with Splatoon, Toad Treasure Trackers, Yoshis Woolly World and Mario Maker, The Legend of Zelda trailer - as well as more for the old school or hardcore e.g. Starfox hint, Super Smash Bros amiibos, Bayonetta 2. Nintendo were previously on course for the WiiU to only mainly sell to the 'always buy Nintendo' crowd. Now the WiiU has its best chance to start doing more respectably. If it can end up selling close to what the Gamecube did it will actually represent a success of a turnaround considering its launch figures and considering that the original Wii sales were a bit of a seasonal fluke. And bear in mind that the Gamecube cost a lot less than the WiiU so selling close to that would no bad thing at all. People had no great reason not to buy a GameCube when the GameCube was so cheap to buy.
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