Microsoft Talks Xbox One's BIG MISTAKE

Game News: Microsoft Talks Xbox One's BIG MISTAKE

Xbox One has made some missteps with gamers over the last few years, but the most notable one was the announcement of their new console, which immediately turned gamers against them. Fortunately, Microsoft seems to be taking the feedback onboard and acknowledging that... yeah, they messed up. Hopefully this is a good sign for what's next?

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  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    However few exclusives they have, Phil Spencer is way better at PR than Don Mattrick was.

  • NaRu7o FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

    2 months ago

    Personally, I don't care if they make the console with or without the disc drive. I only own 1 physical game per console but I wouldn't even have those if it weren't for the fact that those were slightly older used games that were cheap (relative to new, full retail priced copies). I prefer it when I can swap between games without changing discs but, for me, it has to be at a low enough cost to be competitive to the used market, which is possible with how often digital games are on sale and how cheap they can get. The burden then becomes hard drive space. While it's understandable that 500gb means the console will be cheaper, it still doesn't hold my entire library. Even with an extra 500gb attached to it, not even half of my games are available to me at all times (I get the free ones basically every month). More or less, the main argument for physical vs digital is how many games can I have at my disposal at one time? Physical games offer more flexibility with how many you can have in long term storage, but digital gives you a chance to instantly play them whenever you want, assuming you have them downloaded. All that being for someone who has unlimited internet access and high enough speeds. If you don't have either, physical is about the only way you can go.

  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    good for them. Here's hoping that they've gained a better perspective of the gaming world that will lead into better approaches going forward to benefit gamers. That, or they'll just use it as a way to better screw us. Time will tell.


    Also, I'm not convinced that resales are THE reason why so many people prefer physical copies of games (or at least the option). It's a contributing factor, sure, but I buy physical and don't resell them. I like having them on the shelf to see every once in a while or play again later. People do the same with movies and books. I'm not sure how common or uncommon that is. That's a statistic I'd be interested in hearing.

  • SeanTFlynn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Activist

    2 months ago

    I was looking forward to the original model for the xbox one mostly because it was new and different and an attempt to take consoles to the next era. I don't buy physical versions anymore and I liked the idea of being able to give games to my friends at no extra cost to me which they sort of kept if you gameshare with someone

  • RiverRunning

    2 months ago

    It's a start that they admitted the mistake but it's still a case of "It's about bloody time" that they saw the light and what a lot of people have been telling them for years... *sigh*

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Anagram for cHeValiEr.

    2 months ago

    Another page in the ongoing Michener novel of The Console Wars. I wonder who'll have the lion's share in the next iteration? This seems so unpredictable. Who'll make the big mistakes next? Will it be the same people or different people? Add to it that people are equally unpredictable like a stampede in a storm and there's no telling what'll happen next.

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I honestly think the Kinect was the worst mistake Microsoft made. It forced them to have a higher price point the Sony, which gave Sony a bigger market share off the bat. And while I think I've bought more games digital in the last year then I've ever done, I would hate it if a console were to be digital only.

  • Arizona_Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Forced online, forced Kinect which bumped the price and took away power from the already weaker console, no disc sharing, no game reselling, and when asked if we wanted a system that didn't do all this to us we were told well go buy a 360.


    I'm not a fan of the PlayStation but thank God they exist. Can't imagine what either company would do without fear of competition. Turns out when you treat your loyal customers like shit and tell them they get less for a lot more they're gonna have a very very negative reaction that doesn't support you financially.


    This whole Xbox One reveal story should be used by companies for years to come on customer relations. 

    • VaultHunter26 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Arizona_Joe, yeah I am glad that those two companies are always keeping each other in check. Without direct competition, they could do a lot more bullshit and people who like console gaming would have to put up with it. Instead, they can always have a second option and that keeps those two companies always on edge for trying to gain approval of fans. I guess that is one of the biggest benefits of competition and capitalism in the first place.

  • RWBimbie Keeper of Poems

    2 months ago

    For kicks, have a Mica & Adam vid without a ladder for Mika.