Microsoft should be the first console to ditch the discs and go 100% downloadable content
Should ditch discs? NOOO
Seriously. I love having boxes, discs, and manuals, and I enjoy going to the store to get games. Also, there are large portions of America that don't have access to quality Internet service.
There's also the issue of usage caps working against the download-only model. Perhaps MS might release a download-only SKU, but I can't see them abandoning the disk-based model any time soon.
@AceofStave,that makes alot more senses about them making there system not run used games. cuz all games will be keeped in your hardrive
I know right.... I don't were that far a hea to go all digital maybe next next gen or the gen after that. I mean MS have trouble fitting games onto their discs now, imagine the download time if it was digital, especialy if there new, next gen titles.
Seriously?!? Why do people keep saying this? Where are people going to buy the hardware when it gets dropped by retail outlets? Consoles are already expensive, and retail would require a large markup if games aren't sold in stores (PSP Go). Anywho, excited to see the specs of all three systems.
if they do make it completely digital download, it better lower the cost of games significantly...cause im sure part of the huge cost in games comes from manufacturing and distribution of the dvd/bluray games
but the costs to press discs and the casings are seriously cheaper now than they once were. If anything, a digital download system would be more $$$ due to server overhead and maintenance. That kind of support doesnt come cheap if something goes wrong.
Haha this is funny. Although Microsoft did say Xbox 360 last console to have a disc. I do expect discs and I expect that this console will have GE's HVD format. Why well. Its a format that plays DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Size is bigger and Microsoft can afford to throw it in the system. I doubt they will use 500 GB discs though maybe 100 GB discs at most. Blu-Ray sports 100 GB discs as well so it should be a pretty even format battle this time around between the two. I am not certain of Nintendo's intentions, but they usually make their own format. Either way though I do expect OnLive/OTOY/Gaikai to make it to a console platform this generation in the later end of it.
Ditching discs will be one of the most horrific mistakes for console gaming. Especially people like me who have built a great collection of xbox and xbox 360 games. I would have to replace those invisible XBOX 720 cases with an I Owe You slip.
This should be the name of the next system.
havent companys tryed that already the phantom onlive and psp go all failed if the next xbox is goingto be like that its going to be a flop or doa arrival i cant wait to see ps4
I miss my Dodge Durango :(
Remember the PSP GO!!!!
its a great little psp. Only those who dont have one use it as a punching bag when making a point. No umd drive but new features the other psp models didnt have. Like being able to dock it and use it as a console with real controller interaction. Sony didnt think it through with the GO and priced it out of the hands of gamers. For those who have one know how cool that little thing really is.
It be like PSP Go but worst, because you are talking about a home console with new tech. Where PSP Go was a PSP with no disc support.
I never want gaming without physical storage for games. I save a lot buying used and I make a lot selling old one on eBay. Plus I like looking at my collection
Just out of curiosity, if a game retails in store @ $60 - how much $ would be saved if it was digital download?
10% less so you are looking at saving 5-6$ Sad part is you lose out on the retailer competitiveness. where stores can price match or beat the competitor....there wouldnt be one in a digital only system. All content would come from the publisher or service provider.
Hmmm, no discs would definitely stop second hand sales. Not a fan.
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