Think there will ever be a Microsoft handheld?

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User Info: MetalGearOnAcid

MetalGearOnAcid
3 years ago#1
They'd be inexperienced compared to Nintendo and even Sony but if they looked at what Nintendo and Sony have been doing and worked off that it could start strong..
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User Info: Lerp85

Lerp85
3 years ago#2
They tried once already and failed.
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MetalGearOnAcid
3 years ago#3
Tried once with what?
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User Info: 2ndAtomisk

2ndAtomisk
3 years ago#4
Maybe he's talking about Zune or something. I don't recall any Microsoft handheld gaming systems ever being released.
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User Info: Lerp85

Lerp85
3 years ago#5
They tried from what I know to make a handheld system, that was when zune or what ever first came about, and it did not take.
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User Info: userfrigginame

userfrigginame
3 years ago#6
No. They're already focused on making the Xbox One a multimedia device. I believe they'd think that a dedicated handheld gaming device would only inhibit their vision of gaming. I think the only handheld gaming they'd be pursuing is tablet gaming.

User Info: Laylow12

Laylow12
3 years ago#7
Surface is failing, Zune failed and Windows 8 failed. XBOX ONE hasn't failed but its losing market share to PS4 in its strongest area North America. I doubt with all that happening they're anxious to get involved in a new market.

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User Info: weAREtheB0RG

weAREtheB0RG
3 years ago#8
Honestly I think Microsoft is happy enough just making Windows Phones. I doubt they would bother with a dedicated handheld, which is fine by me. Not every company needs to do everything just because the competition does.

User Info: MidnightJacket

MidnightJacket
3 years ago#9
staticxtreme5 posted...
Honestly I think Microsoft is happy enough just making Windows Phones.


This is what I was thinking. BUT, if a handheld were developed that also functioned as a phone and was around the same size as a Galaxy, I'd be all over it. I've got a 3ds and a Vita, got bored with the 3ds and have been nothing but dissapointed in the lofty expectations of the Vita.

There was a phone produced by I think Sony maybe 10-15 years ago that functioned as both a phone and game system, and I don't think it did too well. But the games were beyond awful and on par with poor Atari games. You were better off getting a flip phone and playing snake.

All that said, Apple has filled this niche I suppose with all the app games.

User Info: Lerp85

Lerp85
3 years ago#10
MidnightJacket posted...
staticxtreme5 posted...
Honestly I think Microsoft is happy enough just making Windows Phones.


This is what I was thinking. BUT, if a handheld were developed that also functioned as a phone and was around the same size as a Galaxy, I'd be all over it. I've got a 3ds and a Vita, got bored with the 3ds and have been nothing but dissapointed in the lofty expectations of the Vita.

There was a phone produced by I think Sony maybe 10-15 years ago that functioned as both a phone and game system, and I don't think it did too well. But the games were beyond awful and on par with poor Atari games. You were better off getting a flip phone and playing snake.

All that said, Apple has filled this niche I suppose with all the app games.


You want what just about any smartphone is already?
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