With xCloud bundle, Microsoft takes a page from Nintendo’s playbook

Tying Project xCloud to Xbox Game Pass makes the launch of Xbox Series X the beginning of a new generation and the beta test for the following one.

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RazzerRedux48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

"It’s a move that is, in some ways, familiar — even though the technology is new. Back in 2012, rather than engaging in a direct fight with Microsoft and Sony over graphics resolution and processor speeds, Nintendo created a console that focused on something else entirely. By stepping away from the console wars, the company managed, in its own way, to win them.

Nintendo called that strategy “Blue Ocean.” Now Microsoft, it seems, could be looking for a new harbor as well."

Huh? 2012? That's the Wii U. The Blue Ocean strategy revolved around the release of the Wii in 2006.

"This was hardly Microsoft’s first move in the game streaming space this year. On June 22, the company sold Mixer, its Twitch competitor, to Facebook" it didn't. Microsoft shut down Mixer. They didn't sell it to anyone.

darthv7248d ago

Seems the author is amiss in regards to proper fact checking.

Atom66647d ago

Saw that too. I appreciated the overall point they tried to make, but basic understanding of the industry should be a prerequisite to getting these writing jobs.