Phil Spencer assures gamers that Xbox would do fine even without himself, and tips gamers to check the Xbox One store for upcoming deals.
Amazing what a price cut can do
Amazing what good exclusives & constant updates to your software can do
"Xbox Would Do Fine Without Me" i doubt it, the xbone was a total trainwreck until spencer took the reins.
Yup and also according to many. a price cut would not be doing the x1 any good. Quite the opposite is happening. Phil is doing a great job with x1. He is the best guy for the job.
Yeah i dont see it doing as well without Spencer . I'm not going to call him jesus or anything . But at the very least the perception that he'd be behind all changes or all things positive helped a lot . And he was so far actually behind many of those changes , or in a position to push them further
Spencer did a great job turning around the reputaton of the xbox one compared to Don who made such a mess of things.
@Pea I agree. Xbox wouldn't do fine with out him. At least right now it wouldn't. If Phil stepped down we'll have a Don Mattrick clonw coming through and screwing Xbox all over again. We know this.
Xbox 360 domination over PS3 was Don mattrick.
tbone567 uh? how could the 360 have "dominated" when it launched a full years in front of the ps3 but ended up at pretty much the same worldwide sales number? if i let you start a 1000m 10 seconds before me but i finish at the same time than you...... you aint dominating me kiddo.
In phil we trust. He gave us great games and great software updates!!
It's way more than a price cut, Spencer did many other things.
What exactly did he do??? Did he Just tweet about Xbox deals? LOL Phil isn't the saving grace of xbox. Sorry it is business as usual. Force gamers to try something "new" *cough* kinect 2.0. Make a quick buck and then give them what they want.
Dumping a whole pointless focus on tv and shows , when there was a dire need to rebrand toward gaming ? Most likely fast tracking games ? As opposed as resting upon the laurels of Gears or Halo ? Stealing home exclusivity like Tomb Raider , even if it's a controversial and dirty move ? A sudden change in PR , where instead of pretending you can follow the PS4 and match it each game for the resolutions and "raw power" , you avoid such discussion or outright lying about it ? Stop BSing about the power of the cloud , even if you can't stop advertising a feature ? And temper expectations about direct X 12 on a current console ? I forgot more , and I'd say that the tone definitively changed . Wich is all you can ask from a man in his position anyway . Just like the tone changed with Kaz hirai or Tretton or Yoshida in charge at Sony .
I think Spencer actually made everyone hold themselves accountable for their mistakes. It's like Ratrick allowed people to lie, and was a part of the manipulation.
Just to be clear, the XB1 has not had a 'price cut'. There are now multiple SKUs and some don't include Kinect. There is a 50$ off sale until January. Whether or not MS chooses to make this 50$ off permanent is still up in the air. I would suspect so, but as of now we do not know
They have not had a price cut? You can go to the store and buy it cheaper than when it came out. hmmmm what words could be used to describe this?
Plus great games!!
I hope he will be true to his words regarding the increased PC games support by Microsoft.
The day it went 349 me and my 3 buddies immediately picked one up off Amazon exactly what we were waiting for patiently.....yah baby
I think Xbox One could have been amazing if Phil had been there from its inception, just like Cerny. No more Kinect crap and better tech for sure
He was and he was a huge supporter of their original plan.
Phil was working under Don. Tell me what did you expect Phil to do?
In Phil we trust.
He's been there for years bud.
I'm not so sure if the Xbox brand would have been fine without him. While the initial hate followed by the popularity of the PS4 would certainly have had the alarm bells going, Phil Spencer was needed to steer the ship onto the correct path. I dread to think where the Xbox One would be if Mattick was still in charge.
Thank god Mattick isn't still in control. That guy was a tool.
Up for sale probably.
2- 3 million consoles sold if they were lucky for the year. The x box 1 launch would have been awful if DON was still there. To be honest x box fans and PS4 actually agree on 1 thing Don was terrible, he did the x box brand lot of damage and it took almost 8 months to recover from it. I believe Microsoft learned a lot from those mistakes and i don't expect the same mistakes again when we see the next console
What Phil has been doing is very reminiscent of the early OG Xbox days and that's why I'm already loving this direction way more than the majority of the 360 era. The focus on games hasn't been this strong in years for the Xbox brand and just overall fun is very prominent. Can't wait to see what 2015 and beyond has in store for Xbox!
It would have been lucky to break 7-8 million shipped.
The biggest thing Phil brought to the brand was a likable PR face to the XBox brand. The changes being made would all be corporate board based, with Phil possibly behind pushing them, but no one can deny that Phil is much more personable than the previous management. Even when everything was going poorly at the reveal and E3, Phil was the least deplorable of the old execs.
He actually pulled the Xbox out of the abyss. Don Mattick nearly killed the Xbox; now he's over at Zynga destroying them. Don Mattick= Charles Barkley "turrable"
i like him because hes actually a gamer, besides just a normal business shill.
So is major nelson tho and he still gets tons of flak.. Lol
I don't think it would be fine, he changed a lot for the better. Don't know anyone who could replace him effortlessly.
He totally deserves to be on top of Xbox brand, and MS needs Phil to be there. He is a genuine guy and, most important, a gamer. I appreciate almost every step they took to make Xbox One a great system for gamers, while focusing on other services that mainstream users may always be interested in.
I like the xbox brand again because of Phil Spencer... when Don Mattrick was at the helm I honestly couldn't stand the brand anymore. I love Spencer, he's a quality guy and really turned the ship around.
Spencer is just the symbol of the Microsoft 180. If Spencer wasn't around, there would just be another symbol. Spencer is being humble and truthful (and you know...I like that.)
Seems like Phil would be a good guy to work for
Thanks to Phil Spencer xbox one is reborn.
IMO It is a joke for anyone who thinks 1 person "turned" the xbox brand for better or worst. We are talking about a multi-billion doller corporation that is headed up by groups. Phil Spencer and Don are nothing more than spokesmen for "groups" of people who make the decisions. NOT Phil or DON. Its no different than the President of the U.S. speaking out ideas and decisions that were made by his committee. Phil Spencer did not save the Xbox. Microsoft realized they could not force Kinect 2.0 into anyone homes for more $$$. So they price drop the Xbox one without Kinect...Its obvious that people will purchase it because of that. It is obvious that this was the plan all along. By the way, I love both Microsoft and Sony. But lets look at the reality of it, they are just wanting more $$$ in general. MS and Sony are not really on your side. The game developers are the guys who listen to your feedback and deliver!
Unless that company is Bungie they were very fast to drop the Xbox gamers that made them. We that play destiny on the xbox one get less of the already slim pickings of the game because Bungie hopped into the pockets of sony rather than keeping with the gamers that were with them since the start.
Bungie's contractual obligation to microsoft was up.
The brand wouldn't ne fine without him unless he cloned himself and put it in charge. He brought the Xbox brand back to hardcore gamers. 'Nuff said.
How exactly did he bring back Xbox to hardcore gamers? Was xbox never a hardcore gaming console? I thought it was.
I believe it "could" be fine without Spencer...as almost anyone was better than Don Mattrick. That said why test fate?
If they stuck Don Mattrick the dork that stuffed MS X1 for the first year saying it is online only and the kinect is mandatory if they still had him the console would be completely dead but MS is not dumb they dropped him like a bad habit now the console is on the up which is great thing. Now MS please dump Major Nelson that would be awesome.
He better be careful what he says the MS corporate overlords make take him seriously and try to cut him.
Hasn't this guy been a part of Xbox from the very start? I don't understand how Phil got messiah status, but ok.
He has and many thought he should have been calling the shots a while back instead of others. Now that he has been in charge the entire vibe for Xbox has been better.
He's no messiah , but like said before , the tone changed . And he did cut some of the BS floating around , that was hurting the console's rep , instead of helping it . And again , that's mostly what you can ask from an exec in his position . Some clear posture on gaming , features , and marketing . Not so much a con man promising everything intangeible "from the clouds"
I'm not saying that Phil hasn't turned the vibe for the X1 around majorly, or he isn't a breath of fresh air when it comes to the execs at MS, but wasn't he like the vice president of MS studios or something? He had to have had some pull and say so in the development of the X1 and some of the decisions that were made with the console early on.
And same goes for Yoshida , Hirai and anyone at the top of any big company . Unless you just dumped cash and bought it , the top guy will always be someone that was part of the previous regimes . Doesnt mean they didnt condone some nefarious views and ideas ... but doesnt mean the necessarily did either , and didnt fall in line with head honchos .
He's done a lot for Xbox. He's essentially turned an almost complete disaster of Xbox image into top console for the holidays. In just one year. I would say that's pretty good. I expect his reign to continue throughout the consoles life. Not just the holiday like some think.
Lol no it wouldn't. He's the only smart one left to run the Xbox division. He leaves and the division will go down the crapper. He is the best thing to happen to Xbox in a LONG time.
He's a very positive figure head to have leading the division. I like him but he is correct. The real work goes on behind scenes and he gets a lot of the credit for it. I like his direction though.
Even if it could have been done without him his professionalism in the job has my respect. Seen so many others who either point fingers at predecessors or snub the competition when things don't go there way. Phil is carrying more than he realises.
Is he hinting that he might leave ms sooner?. Just speculating.
Let's get something straight. Spencer gets the kind of love that Cerny used to get. He is a massive asset to Xbox One. Even if you weren't a forum geek, he will have helped attract some games companies to publish on Xbox One and encouraged anyone who saw a games conference presentation. Before Spencer you had people from the 1980s and used car salesmen talking about 'water cooler' moments. What is this- 1993? Spencer gets gaming and he was very smart and honest to praise Sony for what they do because Xbox One needed to be a bit more Sony in its line up.
Oh you Spencer. We all Know without you Xbox would probably be burning in a ditch somewhere.
after 7 years of gaming on the xbox360, I still don't want anything to do with the xbox one. Even might get a PS4 this holiday, which will be my first time ever buying a PS product. I still think Phil is a nice guy.
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