Think there will ever be a Microsoft handheld?

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. Xbox One
  3. Think there will ever be a Microsoft handheld?

User Info: vormis

vormis
3 years ago#11
Windows Phone.

User Info: TheDreadedZero

TheDreadedZero
3 years ago#12
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.

If you're talking about the Xperia Play that was like, 2 years ago.
Nintendo ID: TheDreadedZero

User Info: TBONE_OG

TBONE_OG
3 years ago#13
I'm glad MS doesn't waste efforts on handhelds. Tablet and mobile gaming, as much I don't like them either, are a better choice for them -- it's where the money is too.
Always O.G.

User Info: MidnightJacket

MidnightJacket
3 years ago#14
Lerp85 posted...
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?


The discussion was in the context of playing legit games though, not 5 minute time waster apps that makes up 98% of what's offered in app stores.

User Info: MidnightJacket

MidnightJacket
3 years ago#15
MetalGearOnAcid posted...
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.

If you're talking about the Xperia Play that was like, 2 years ago.


No, it wasn't that one - I forgot about that one. It might not have been Sony, but it was atleast a solid 15 years ago. I remember GameStop (or EB games or whoever at the time) had a small section in the store selling the games for it though.

User Info: thesticker

thesticker
3 years ago#16
Yes and Kinect will be required

User Info: plus1zero

plus1zero
3 years ago#17
Doubtful, but it wouldn't be a big deal for them to try. MS makes the majority of their profit in the absurd licensing fees they charge for servers that 99% of the public never hear about.

User Info: slyman19

slyman19
3 years ago#18
Laylow12 posted...
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.

.


Microsoft is still making more money in a quarter than Sony has in the past 5 years. They'll jump into a new market if they want to.
  1. Boards
  2. Xbox One
  3. Think there will ever be a Microsoft handheld?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived