Do you understand the diskless One is the return of the DRM? (no used/resale)

#1aken909Posted 2/1/2014 8:34:37 AM
Do you understand the diskless One is the return of the DRM? (no used/resale) - Results (263 votes)
Yes
79.85% (210 votes)
210
No
20.15% (53 votes)
53
This poll is now closed.
Why else remove the disk drive? They only cost 35$ at retail and less than $20 in bulk.
#2krystylaPosted 2/1/2014 8:38:14 AM
aken909 posted...
Why else remove the disk drive? They only cost 35$ at retail and less than $20 in bulk.


Because they don't want to part w/ Kinect don't want to make a price cut and want to make the original SKU more appealing.

From a business perspective it's very smart.
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#3aken909(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 8:53:49 AM(edited)
krystyla posted...
aken909 posted...
Why else remove the disk drive? They only cost 35$ at retail and less than $20 in bulk.


Because they don't want to part w/ Kinect don't want to make a price cut and want to make the original SKU more appealing.

From a business perspective it's very smart.


That doesn't make any sense at all.

How does this change bring in a new customer for the unit with a disk or increase it's value?

If they wanted to sell more units with a disk why not just lower the cost of that unit? There are other ways to cut $10-20 off the cost like making it smaller with less plastic and unneeded metal bits, smaller motherboard and other refinements.

Or an even better idea less stupid advertising, reduce the number of stupid expenses like spending millions to line the streets with Ones playing Forza during the super bowl and less sports car taxi cabs.
#4bob15xPosted 2/1/2014 8:56:09 AM
aken909 posted...
Why else remove the disk drive? They only cost 35$ at retail and less than $20 in bulk.


And do you realize that MS had a plan in play to allow you to resell their games? And that plan is still in the wokrs? They said this during e3 and all the no thinking gamers ignored this
#5pwnater777Posted 2/1/2014 9:02:02 AM
M$ is too stingy to stop pushing their gimmicky little GovernmentCam 2.0 and want people to have to repeat voice commands until they work rather than logically enjoying a cheaper console while just using a controller the way console gaming always has been, and always will be meant to be played.
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#6aken909(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 9:02:23 AM
bob15x posted...
aken909 posted...
Why else remove the disk drive? They only cost 35$ at retail and less than $20 in bulk.


And do you realize that MS had a plan in play to allow you to resell their games? And that plan is still in the wokrs? They said this during e3 and all the no thinking gamers ignored this


Yes, but do you realize gamers said no to that, which is why they removed it?

No one wants Microsoft to decide what the resale value will be, we want the market to decide.

Microsofts plan wasn't a true resale system it was a system where Microsoft decided the value, not the consumer or the market by virtue of how many disks there are in circulation or the consumers perceived value.
#7josh924Posted 2/1/2014 9:08:52 AM
Do you understand that a discless Xbox One is just a rumor at this point?
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#8aken909(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 9:14:01 AM
josh924 posted...
Do you understand that a discless Xbox One is just a rumor at this point?


Yes, which is why i'm trying to make sure it doesn't become reality by making sure people understand why Microsoft is leaking/considering this "rumor". And if it's not true hopefully Microsoft will see people don't want it before they consider it if they already aren't.
#9Ironman06Posted 2/1/2014 9:15:44 AM
I understand that you're wrong
#10aken909(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 9:19:11 AM
Ironman06 posted...
I understand that you're wrong


About what exactly? And in what way? Please elaborate.