If M$ really believed in going all digital, why have a blu-ray drive?

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User Info: SaQu1B

SaQu1B
3 years ago#11
Not everyone has fast connection to download games. Microsoft wanted to give customers a choice to get retail games and install it on hard drive so after that disk won't be necessary. Valve games have retail releases b/c of the same reason.

User Info: DarkHiei

DarkHiei
3 years ago#12
Ok folks move along, no need to educate those without the capacity for critical thinking.
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User Info: micheal82

micheal82
3 years ago#13
BradleyManning posted...
micheal82 posted...
They needed retail outlets to sell it.


M$ already has retail outlets to sell it:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/DisplayHomePage


One chain of stores is not enough when the other systems can be found everywhere. Onlive failed because nobody sold the thing.
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User Info: HiddenRoar

HiddenRoar
3 years ago#14
chrish909 posted...
So it can play blurays. Are you ok tc? You didnt fall down a flight of stairs did you?


That would imply MS doesn't believe in its own vision of going all digital aka Physical Media.

One would wonder if it is you that has fallen down a couple flights of stairs or not if you have that bad of a reading comprehension.

User Info: cpcjlc3

cpcjlc3
3 years ago#15
I believe I should have a Bentley, doesn't mean I won't get a Chevy to motor around in the mean time.

MS knew that not all people would want.digital, so they added a blu-ray drive.

User Info: BradleyManning

BradleyManning
3 years ago#16
HiddenRoar posted...
chrish909 posted...
So it can play blurays. Are you ok tc? You didnt fall down a flight of stairs did you?


That would imply MS doesn't believe in its own vision of going all digital aka Physical Media.

One would wonder if it is you that has fallen down a couple flights of stairs or not if you have that bad of a reading comprehension.


Someone gets it.

User Info: _Sovereign_

_Sovereign_
3 years ago#17
Because they fully understand going 100% digital is not a viable business solution, and in doing so they would have to compete with Steam, who treat digital games as digital games and charge accordingly. By offering both however, they can trick people to pay retail prices for digital files.
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User Info: BradleyManning

BradleyManning
3 years ago#18
_Sovereign_ posted...
Because they fully understand going 100% digital is not a viable business solution


Which would mean they don't believe in going all digital.

User Info: Thewinner14

Thewinner14
3 years ago#19
It's supposed to be a media hub, no BRD would mean it couldn't play movies. Even if they went all digital for games they would have still added in the BRD for movies.
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User Info: FinzFan4life

FinzFan4life
3 years ago#20
Options, Options everywhere.

They want to go all digital but that takes time. So in the mean time you can still buy physical.

And to the numbskull who was like well you can just buy movies digitally, yeah your right but how does that help the movies I already have.
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