NowGamer analyses Microsoft's recently revealed Kinect Xbox bundle and why it has missed the chance of a lifetime.
MS has hit the nail on the head imo this is the deal of the decade
4GIG isn't enough for most people MUSIC collection... it's hardly going to be good for MIcrosofts digital future... I mean feature such as Download HD MOVIES Download entire games Install games Download lot's of XBLA content Cannot be used.... atleast make it 60GIG, trust me it won't cost that much more for Microsoft.
You can use up to 32GB on 2 flash drives, but I agree that they should have included a HDD.
i have all my gears/halo saves and extra content as well. I have maybe 10 xbla games on it (the ones I want to take with me) as well as my profile. I still have room left, but i agree. It may be small but it is a hell of allot more than the 256mb on the current arcades. What is actually more impressive is that they are keeping the wifi inside the unit. The fact there is a hdd bay means there will be some size(s) hdd available at a later time. edit: i should clarify, i use the flash drive as a transport between units in my home. I have a 120gb equipped pro and an elite I like to play on in different rooms.
Why isn't 4GB not enough? That is more then enough for the casual gamer. Game Saves are really really small some are smaller than 1 mb and not everybody buys arcade games or music or movies. So this is about choice if people want those type of stuff then they would buy an Elite with the 250GB for the same price. Not everyone knows what Xbox live is and what it has to offer.
Kinect is BEING advertised as a ENTERTAINMENT Navigator as well as a game controller or did you miss the parts of E3 with XBOX 360 controlling media... wouldn't it be good you know if you could store media.
It's for for people just starting... Streaming media will work fine with it
...Kinnect will be a distant memory, like the time I last slept with a woman.
don't feel bad, I too remember once sleeping with a woman.
Ditto...Too bad I am also stuck with memories of when we were not in bed.
Wow that sucks. An entire year? I couldnt imagine.
^You can't be serious, if they would had done a 199.99 4Gig XBOX 360 Kinect Bundle that would had been a true deal. btw don't be sad, I am sure the HARDCORE KINECT BUNDLE is coming, 120 Gig HDD and all that, but they must first sell this to the Casuals.
For hardcore gamers perhaps, but for families on a budget or families looking for a cheap entry to gaming for their kids? I dunno. What do you guys think?
I think casuals already have their wii. They won't pay for a 360 + kinect for the same games with a different coating. They'll enjoy it a bit when they'll see the display in stores, but will walk away after looking at the price tag.
Casuals won't care that it only has 4 gigs cause they'll mostly play Kinect games and the odd arcade game which they can save on 16 gig USBs. The core gamers will opt for the 250 gig 360 S or a PS3 - they don't care about Kinect. Trust me, MS has thought the pricing through, they always charge the maximum price the most profitable number of people are willing to pay - look at Live. Americans will buy it.
...4 gigs of flash memory? Oh come on! This makes it abundantly clear that MS isn’t intending to sell this to the hardcore, IMO.
Why invest when you know is going to be a hard sell, and they even took out things from natal so it would have been more expensive no wonder Nintendo and Sony said no to the company who created natal…
The casual crowd (whom this is clearly targeted at) will likely never sign into the XBox Live Marketplace (or whatever it's called), so they just need enough space for game saves. 4 Gigs is enough for them.
Trust me, if ever a casual user runs out of memory some window will pop-up advertising MS brand USBs and additional harddrives. Remember also, casuals don't buy games that require much DLC, except for GH and RB - but it's not like their buying map packs and 800 MB Shadow Compex games. MS know the core already have a 360 or would by a 250 gig console, they're already taking your money and think it's not enough, now they want what Nintendo's got aka huge profit.
they will still 'trick' gullible people LoL
#1 360 games dont have huge mandatory installs so that isnt an issue. #2 You can add up to 32gb of flashdrive storage. #3 I seriously doubt casuals will be downloading huge amounts of stuff. #4 360 game saves require very little space. Its obvious to me this garbage site has missed the whole demographic of who this console is intended for.
Dude take a chill pill. Regardless of your "excuses" for microsoft the point is this is a slap in the face to gamers. They could have added more internal flash memory for cheap. Hell they could have used 20gig hard drives for next to nothing but they want to hook consumers into buying the console and as those consumers develop a taste for gaming and expand into much more core related content they are forced to buy a hard drive that is going to set them back another 1-2 hundred bucks.. Its typical microsoft deceit and americans just cant get enough of it..
Did you read this properly? You said: "Its obvious to me this garbage site has missed the whole demographic of who this console is intended for." They said: "If Microsoft truly wants to establish a solid five year plan for Kinect, as per the company’s strategy, and capture the young market to keep them gaming exclusively on Xbox consoles from now, through their teens and into the sweet 18-25 spot, then it has to produce a Kinect variant with staying power. The same goes for families looking to invest in a viable multimedia device that they can enjoy for years, but this, unfortunately, is not it." Sounds like they know exactly who Microsoft is aiming for to me?
ZING that was brutal fastrez... lol
i want too see kinect take off but i just really dont see it happening not with the new price mark, this bundle is fantastic however they really should of done a larger memory on the unit
They didn't go with the larger unit because it would have made the bundle more expensive. MS knows that the average consumer doesn't know what the hdd space in a console is for when they're buying a console--they'll just buy the cheapest one. Once they realize they need more space, though, they'll be forced to buy MS's 500% mark-up proprietary hdds. This way, MS wins all the way: they fooled you into buying the console, and they got you to buy their expensive HDD. Why would they do it any other way?
Shows just how much MS is willing to sacrifice to con people into buying their console. "Hey look at our bundle: for less than the price of the PS3, you get the console, Kinect, AND a game." Except the console will need a hdd upgrade within the month--an outrageously-priced proprietary MS hdd. Not to mention paying for Live if you want to play online, which is free on PS3. So, if you want to play on your 360S w/ Kinect bundle for MS's projected 5 year life-span, you'll have to shell out almost 400$ extra. Bet you'll wish you'd gone with the PS3 by the time you realize that, huh? Well done MS, you fooled all these poor uninformed casual gamers and parents.
Does the Wii have a HDD upgrade? Nope... How much memory comes with the Wii?? Certainly not 4gig. The Wii market is where they are setting their sites. PERIOD
This bundle is clearly aimed at casual gamers who 1.) Won't ever expand their hard drive 2.) In all likelihood will never subscribe to Xbox Live Is the bundle limiting? Yes. But the fact that Microsoft offers choices completely eliminates the idea that they're trying to con anyone into doing anything. You buy the appropriate bundle that caters to your preferences --it's really as simple as that.
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