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Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« on: September 15, 2009, 06:22:39 AM »
Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer reckons you don't want another Xbox machine at the moment, but is focusing instead on offering a "huge return" on your original Xbox 360 investment.

"What Don [Mattrick] was saying was that when Natal comes out it will feel like a new generation has come. I see it as like the launch of the Xbox 360 back in 2005 - there will be a launch portfolio of games to support it," Spencer told Develop.

"And in terms of putting more hardware on the market, what else can we do? Put more memory in it? I don't think that's enough. We like where we are at with the box - 360 currently has a great price point. Consumers don't want another $400 box right now.

"We instead want consumers and developers to know that we are all going to make a huge return on that original investment in the hardware - the one Microsoft made in building it, the one developers made in making games for it, and the investment consumers made in buying the console," he added. "In the current climate that's something people are going to appreciate much more."

Software, said Spencer, is Microsoft's "heart and soul", as the company demonstrated by effectively re-launching Xbox Live with the New Xbox Experience.

"It's not about trying to sell consumers a new piece of hardware at the wrong time, it's about evolving the platform continuously," he explained.

Spencer reinforced Microsoft's commitment to the long-term life of Xbox 360 by suggesting that the console hadn't yet peaked in this, its fourth year on sale.

"When before has there been a console that hasn't peaked and is in its fourth year still growing and offering so much potential?" he asked.


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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 01:38:58 PM »
Senior Director of Xbox Product Management David Hufford has said we may not even be at the mid-point of Xbox 360's life.
"I think it's important to say that the Xbox 360 is the console of the long future for us," Hufford explained. "There is no need to launch a new console, because we're able to give this console new life either with software upgrades or hardware upgrades like Project Natal.

"The Xbox 360 was designed for a long life, and I don't even know if we're at the midpoint yet. We love our prices right now. I don't want to say that technology stops but... we think we're in a good place now heading into the Natal era."

So the 360 could be kicking around for a lot longer yet, if his words are to be believed. When do you think we'll see a new console from Microsoft?

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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 06:20:48 PM »
When do you think we'll see a new console from Microsoft?

Think we're looking at another 3 years or so.  Natal will extend the life of the 360 but think it comes down to cost.  M$ and software dev's can't afford a new platform in the current global economic situation.



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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 07:54:36 PM »
When do you think we'll see a new console from Microsoft?

Think we're looking at another 3 years or so.  Natal will extend the life of the 360 but think it comes down to cost.  M$ and software dev's can't afford a new platform in the current global economic situation.

Not seen the full potential of any of the next gen consoles yet.. so hopefully around 3-6 years more of our 360.. I mean.. when my 360 first came out I didnt have this new cool dashboard.. nor party chat.. or most of these "extra features" if they can add so much in so little time imagine how much they will be able to add in the next 3 years :D valiantly extending the 360's life.. only thing that they might do is make a deal with sony to have Blu Ray 360's or invent a new drive.. since HD lost to Blu Ray.  But then again im not arsed since Im willing to swap disc half way through a game for 2seconds like the old final fantasy! :D

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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010, 04:48:17 PM »
We'll probably see a portable Microsoft gaming platform before a new console.


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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 03:34:58 AM »
We'll probably see a portable Microsoft gaming platform before a new console.



That would be cool.Like the PSP go.Only thing I don't really like about it is the fact that you have to download the games to it.Best thing about the PSP was that you could easily go from one game to another via the UMD's.
Would be cool if you could play Battlefield 1943 on the train etc.

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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2010, 03:15:32 PM »
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Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer reckons you don't want another Xbox machine at the moment, but is focusing instead on offering a "huge return" on your original Xbox 360 investment.

From some of the posters that have bought multiple boxes due to failure, seems that would have to be a really really huge return!  Granted, most bought multiple boxes probably from the lack of having patience on the repair, which I've heard is a quick turn around for the most part.

I'm not sold on a hand held 360.  I've got two PS3s and no PSP, I just don't get it/them.  Why would I want to control my PS3 with a PSP when I could use the dualshock?  Why would I want to log in to my PS3 from afar with a PSP?  Don't mind me, I'm a rurual area guy, I don't 'get' most things 8)

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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 07:12:47 PM »
We'll probably see a portable Microsoft gaming platform before a new console.



I want one of those. Wasnt there something about an Oragami hand held thing a few years back?. Its very vague but I remember seeing a video once
Can't wait for Shenmue 3



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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 09:51:32 AM »
We'll probably see a portable Microsoft gaming platform before a new console.



I want one of those. Wasnt there something about an Oragami hand held thing a few years back?. Its very vague but I remember seeing a video once

Have you seen the 'xPhone' this is supposed to be coming out on?

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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010, 10:11:24 AM »
We'll probably see a portable Microsoft gaming platform before a new console.



I want one of those. Wasnt there something about an Oragami hand held thing a few years back?. Its very vague but I remember seeing a video once

Have you seen the 'xPhone' this is supposed to be coming out on?

Do you mean the Windows 7 Phone? Where you can connect to xbox live.

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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2010, 10:25:59 AM »
We'll probably see a portable Microsoft gaming platform before a new console.



I want one of those. Wasnt there something about an Oragami hand held thing a few years back?. Its very vague but I remember seeing a video once

Have you seen the 'xPhone' this is supposed to be coming out on?

I think all of the above ended up being the Zune HD.  I may be mistaken.


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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2010, 12:23:36 PM »
Can't wait for Shenmue 3



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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010, 05:47:02 PM »
I want a new xbox, that's why I ordered one.  I don't get it ???

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Re: Gamers don't want a new Xbox
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010, 10:30:10 PM »
I want a new xbox, that's why I ordered one.  I don't get it ???

There, there.  /pat on head


 

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