2418 posts since 03/01/13
on 26 May 2013
300mil units sold LTD confirmed.... no wait!
2630 posts since 03/12/11
on 26 May 2013
I just want to point out that when we transitioned from Xbox to Xbox 360, the same was true. Your friends list stayed exactly the same. If you had a paid subscription, it became an Xbox LIVE Gold account. While you didn't have a Gamerscore or Achievements with the original Xbox LIVE, it wouldn't have made any sense for those not to transition over. The service is the same service, it isn't as if the base services change.
Well yes of course. The only issue with Xbox Live now is that other free services have caught up to it, so Microsoft will have to prove that it is still worth it to pay for it.
4906 posts since 02/07/12
I actually agree. They manage to make you feel like you're throwing a lot away if you switch, though things like Gamerscore and Achievements aren't "real". It's something many MMOs pull off, where people have the mindset that they've invested too much to leave.
Consoles of today are more likely to retain from one generation to the next, I think. Makes me wonder if Nintendo would have lost as many people to Playstation if they had virtual rewards and friend lists back then.
1105 posts since 03/01/13
1915 posts since 21/03/07
Personally, my only tie to either XBL or PSN was the content that I had purchased. Since neither console is B/C, I have zero reason to stay loyal to either service.
This gen 360 was hands down the best choice for 3rd party games and online gaming. Next gen Sony will have better 3rd party games, and PSN will be on par or better than XBL day one. I only play with people I know personally, and as of this moment the general consensus is we will be switching next gen. MS is going to have to show something really impressive with those 15 exclusives, or I think the deal is sealed.
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Kevyn B Grams
5556 posts since 07/06/08
on 26 May 2013
Oh that indie developer, who created one $10 game in its entire career and just signed a deal with Sony, does not like XBL.
He might be a good designer for puzzle games, but there are way smarter people at MS when it comes to cloud computing.
I think it is funny that MS spent bilions on R&D for cloud computing and have thousands of people working on it for years and one indie game designer comes up with this. He never did anything in the cloud except having a mail account on amazon.