REMINDER: Microsoft is worth $280 billion; Sony is worth $83 billion

#1ClickHereNowPosted 7/18/2014 4:57:12 PM
Sales don't really matter when the manufacturer of the Xbox One can buy any exclusive they want if they so want it.
#2ExempliGratiaPosted 7/18/2014 4:58:14 PM
This topic isn't going to end well.
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#3StrongBlackVinePosted 7/18/2014 5:05:55 PM(edited)
Xbox division does not have access to all that money Windows and Office generate. Investors would never go for that. Nice try though.

If money was no object Xbox One would be $199.
#4iamdanthamanPosted 7/18/2014 5:06:53 PM
This is a total troll post and I know it, but I'm just going to leave this here:

I love Xbox, but I really think that they showed their hand with the all in one thing that they view the xbox not as a gaming device alone, but as a way into consumer's living rooms. They have dominated the PC market for so long, but they know that the market is trending away from traditional PCs and they want to make sure they get a slice of the new pie that is forming.

They obviously could buy up a large game publisher if they wanted to dominate the game market, but they don't necessarily want to do that. They care more about competing with apple in delivering content no matter where you are. Especially now with the new CEO re-branding the company from a devices and services company to a cloud based technology company.

The Xbox is just one platform that they will deliver that content to consumers, so while more Xbox sales would be good, they don't care as long as you are using one of their many platforms for media consumption.
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#5dnmtPosted 7/18/2014 5:09:06 PM
ClickHereNow posted...
Sales don't really matter when the manufacturer of the Xbox One can buy any exclusive they want if they so want it.


Yeah, but they don't want it. Oh well.
#6Homie_202Posted 7/18/2014 5:10:55 PM
MS isn't going to just dump money into the xbox plain and simple. The xbox brand has NEVER turned a profit in it's life span. It has been nothing but a money pit. So yes Microsoft has more money but playstation actually makes Sony money unlike the xbox for Microsoft.
#7PizzatarianPosted 7/18/2014 5:15:13 PM
dnmt posted...
ClickHereNow posted...
Sales don't really matter when the manufacturer of the Xbox One can buy any exclusive they want if they so want it.


Yeah, but they don't want it. Oh well.


Do you not remember what happened with Titanfall and Sunset Overdrive?

http://www.dailydot.com/gaming/sony-titanfall-ps4-xbox-one/

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sunset-overdrive-exclusive-to-xbox-one-because-microsoft-allowed-insomniac-to-own-the-rights-to-its-creation/1100-6419558/

This clearly shows that Microsoft is more than willing to work with developers in order to bring exclusives to the Xbox One.
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#8ClickHereNow(Topic Creator)Posted 7/18/2014 5:16:49 PM
The clear fact is, Microsoft WILL buy exclusive games for their system and can do so moreso than Sony can. They shelled out MILLIONS for Rare who they just wanted to develop tech demos. In the long run, as these exclusive games are only on THE ONE, sales will pick up.
#9StrongBlackVinePosted 7/18/2014 5:26:45 PM
ClickHereNow posted...
The clear fact is, Microsoft WILL buy exclusive games for their system and can do so moreso than Sony can. They shelled out MILLIONS for Rare who they just wanted to develop tech demos. In the long run, as these exclusive games are only on THE ONE, sales will pick up.


Sony owns a lot of studios so they don't need to buy as many games as Microsoft. Do you think running those are cheap? Although they still do occasionally like BloodBorne.

Nintendo and Sony are self-supporting gaming entities. Microsoft is making it up as they go along.
#10StrongBlackVinePosted 7/18/2014 5:27:16 PM
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