Microsoft doesn’t have to win to do well—but what do they have to do to do well in the first place?
Do the opposite of what they did with the Xbox One launch.
As a xbone fat owner i dont understand what the dislikes for... I mean what you said is the truth and i m a fan of xbox or lets say an ex-fan because of how angry i m toward xbox right now
Strong hardware, games that take advantage of that, less promises of the future and more for the console we buy, actual support, so far they dropped the first xbox after 4 years, the 360 support dried up by the time kinect came around and the one has had minimal support since after launch, they need to get it right this time, as it is I'm waiting to see what they do before buying a new gen xbox this time.
I'd like to add, listen to the gamers and not tell them what they want, then bring on the games. They have made enough acquisitions and I hope they can have a strong lineup in the next year or two.
I disagree, listening to gamers can be bad and have cause them problems before. "Give Kinect more support" we all know what happened next. Forced support when many gamers didn't gaf about Kinect regardless. Listen to your core base and top request. Like they did after XO launch
“Do not sell what the consumers want, make the consumers buy what you are selling.” Bill Gates
@chiefJohn117 "Give Kinect more support" Yea no one was saying that except maybe die hard xbox fans who didn't want to admit it was a failure
At least a 50/50 SP/MP game support as apposed to 5/95 they tend to give.
I debunked that myth so many times. Go look at there game list and jot down how many are mp only, how many are sp only and how many have both. You'd know they barely have mp only games in comparison to sp only or 50/50. You make a lot of ignorant statements. Do research before you type something up
Players ask for more story focused games not just SP only games @chiefJohn117. A good example is Halo and Gears they both have single player and multiplayer. Yet I I'm willing to bed most Gears and Halo players get those games for the MP side of things. Compare to say Uncharted and The Last Of Us from Sony. Both have single player and multiplayer. Yet I'm willing to bet most of the people who buy those games are more interested in the single player story rather than the multiplayer side of the game. It's why I love Sony 1st party games. They focus more on single player and add decent multiplayer to there games. Where with Microsoft in my opinion focus more on the multiplayer and deliver a Okey/below average single player campaign.
@chiefJohn117: If MS game support was healthy in any form, articles such as this wouldn't exist. Also guessing that any list you might have or link to would either be years old 3rd party or feature MP with SP element if not all three. If there's any myth, its that, as they insist that their brand should be doing better, should be getting attacked by Sony fanboys, is that its not having the issues that it is.
Absolutely. If anyone needs proof of this statement, see Sony’s success with almost all their exclusives being single player epics. That’s what I like, that’s what so many other people like- an actual story & captivating, OG game design. Not frenetic, battle-royal multiplayer trash. Don’t understand your downvotes.
Pretty much continue what they are doing, more emphasis on services and streaming and putting their games on Nintendo and PlayStation.
Don't talk about TV TV TV, sports, sports, anything relating to a terrible always-online check-in system, limited used games protocols, mandatory camera accessories, or buying the old system if the new one isn't for you.
The Xbox One today is virtually indistinguishable from the one they revealed seven years ago but okay.
I think that's the point this poster was making. They started off this way and stumbled for years before they finally changed their tune. Those years were mind and market share lost during a systems arguably most important years on the market. If they can launch this new product without doing what they did before, they'll be in better shape by default.
xbox one is being outsold almost 4 to 1 now so I would think they would want to change something
Are we or are we not talking about the LAUNCH of the console?
Making sure Halo Infinite is as good or better than Halo 3 pretty much guarantees a good launch for the console
Who cares really
Core gamers really is not hard to work that one out. That said Microsoft don't need to sell the most consols anymore what they need to do is offer the most games everyone wants to play as they have 30 million users on xbox then how ever many users pickup the next xbox as well as millions of pc gamers. Microsoft need to offer the games and services people want and then they will generate the £ they want. For me microsoft no longer need the Xbox to be the number 1 seller and if more developers take on cross play with xbox and pc the better for Microsoft.
Actual gamers like myself do care. Fanboys of certain system on the other hand, don’t.
Well priced, designed, no defects, no bs limitations.
Just keep on keepin on.
Well i mean first and foremost, Give me a reason to buy it. Like i'm sure it'll be a fine console, but why should i buy a console when every game on it including it's 1st party stuff can be played elsewhere?
They would do better if they announce their services going on Nintendo and Playstation. The same way they stopped with Windows mobile and now they have their services in a partnership with Samsung on their Galaxy Phones.
Nintendo and especially Sony will not allow a third party provider on their ecosystem. Both Nintendo and Sony know that the moment Microsoft is allowed Game Pass, Xbox Live, XCloud onto their systems, developers will shift towards Microsoft's Game tools, Ecosystem.
Hop on with VR and stay 85 percent game focused instead of 15 percent. There newly owned studios will be the face of there brand for quite some time so good exclusives will be needed.
I guess the best thing they can do is have a solid launch lineup and try to price match or undercut Sony. Also they must live up to their claims of having the most powerful system. If they don't they will look really bad.
Make sure the launch price matches the value of the console and have new ips never seen added to the Xbox launch lineup.
EXCLUSIVES!!!! and a mlb baseball game.
2 good AAA exclusives Show a trailer for planned exclusives for next 3 years No kinect and hololen sh** Talk about games and games only and i m sure lot of xbox fans would be happy
Make it dirt cheap ,..
They can do their job... thats it.
No more GaaS
A good launch lineup and no DRM fiasco should do it. They might want to hope their system isn't more expensive than Sony's at launch either.
Don't piss off the fans when the machine is finally announced with a model.
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