Do you think MS made a mistake making a media box that plays games rather than.

#1MrXmediaPosted 8/22/2014 2:22:17 PM
Focusing on making a high powered gaming console that has features second?
#2destiny1990Posted 8/22/2014 2:27:54 PM
MrXmedia posted...
Focusing on making a high powered gaming console that has features second?


yes.

if they had matched exactly what sony did, sales would 9 million ps4 - 8 million xbox one and we would have had a real battle on our hands just like last gen.
#3DJ break beatsPosted 8/22/2014 2:29:06 PM
No
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#4skermacPosted 8/22/2014 2:31:07 PM
Yes, they shoud not have made it a media box with an option to play games. It should be a gaming console first with options for media. Not do all.
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#5bgwilly255Posted 8/22/2014 2:32:04 PM
No.
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#6astutecolliePosted 8/22/2014 2:35:52 PM(edited)
Well its not a media machine with games secondary, it plays games just as well as any other system, its that the derp they had running xbox before launch thought it was smart to market it that way, but he was muscled out and phil spencer is a games first guy, and you can tell since he took over.

Right away they drop the price, remove kinect, and are promoting the hell out of their exclusives. And they have 2 big ones this holiday in sunset and halo mcc, while the ps4 only has lbp3, so hes doing what he needs to. He locked up tomb raider to go along with halo 5 next holiday which is huge, and their showing at gamescom was very impressive, while sony showed too many indies and were eaten alive in the media for it. It was just a ton of games for ms and little about features and system capabilities. Theyre gonna be just fine. This is their first holiday where they arent $100 more which killed them, the dead summer months are ending so youll see theyll do very well.
#7MrXmedia(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2014 2:38:59 PM
astutecollie posted...
Well its not a media machine with games secondary, it plays games just as well as any other system, its that the derp they had running xbox before launch thought it was smart to market it that way, but he was muscled out and phil spencer is a games first guy, and you can tell since he took over.

Right away they drop the price, remove kinect, and are promoting the hell out of their exclusives. And they have 2 big ones this holiday in sunset and halo mcc, while the ps4 only has lbp3, so hes doing what he needs to. He locked up tomb raider to go along with halo 5 next holiday which is huge, and their showing at gamescom was very impressive, while sony showed too many indies and were eaten alive in the media for it. It was just a ton of games for ms and little about features and system capabilities. Theyre gonna be just fine. This is their first holiday where they arent $100 more which killed them, the dead summer months are ending so youll see theyll do very well.


Wow you really see it that way, ok. But I concede. But this is all subjective but I was specifically talking about the hardware somewhat not what are they doing now that will change things.
#8skermacPosted 8/22/2014 2:40:44 PM
astutecollie posted...
Well its not a media machine with games secondary, it plays games just as well as any other system, its that the derp they had running xbox before launch thought it was smart to market it that way, but he was muscled out and phil spencer is a games first guy, and you can tell since he took over.

Right away they drop the price, remove kinect, and are promoting the hell out of their exclusives. And they have 2 big ones this holiday in sunset and halo mcc, while the ps4 only has lbp3, so hes doing what he needs to. He locked up tomb raider to go along with halo 5 next holiday which is huge, and their showing at gamescom was very impressive, while sony showed too many indies and were eaten alive in the media for it. It was just a ton of games for ms and little about features and system capabilities. Theyre gonna be just fine. This is their first holiday where they arent $100 more which killed them, the dead summer months are ending so youll see theyll do very well.


MS says it's a media console. They never say its a gaming console. They say its a do everything machine when they should push it as a gaming machine. I guess that's why they didn't give it as much power as the PS4 since its not primarily for games in their mind.
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#9MicrosoftLoverPosted 8/22/2014 2:41:58 PM
Was TC trying to be cute or something?

You know, title saying one thing but topic being about another? Or is his writing skills not all there?

In any case...

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#10Tajaz2426Posted 8/22/2014 2:42:21 PM
I think they thought they could take part of the market from apple, Roku, and media boxes of that kind and secondly have the device play downloaded games, with disc games the afterthought and 3rd choice that most people wouldn't be doing.

They assumed all the people that enjoyed the 360 would automatically by an X1 no matter if it's hardware was weaker or not and assumed they would also want the Kinect part of it.

With the amount of Kinect 1.0's they sold, they also assumed they would be able to price the 100 dollar mark up and people would by it. I think their marketing department thought the fanboys would buy no matter what and people would follow suit thinking hey this is media and gaming. The normal thought is I have 20 other devices that play netflix on it, why do I need another media device that plays games.

What they messed up on was the fact that gamers want a gaming machine and not a multimedia device that plays games. In the end they didn't make a dent in the multimedia box market or the console market.

They just misread the market, happens to companies all the time. They have time to fix it.
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