|Mr Puggsly said:
That's a pretty grand expectation that isn't always achieved. Again, I'm sure Sony had similar expectations with PS3 and Vita. Nintendo had greater expectations for Wii U and 3DS as well. If the basic strategy doesn't work, you make a new one or give up.
Sony made a new strategy with PS3 and worked out okay, albeit a failure compared to PS2.
I'm glad MS isn't content where X1 is right now. That's why they've become competitive and have boosted X1 sales significantly. They didn't lose billions in the past because of marketing, it was the hardware losing money. The OG Xbox was too expensive to produce and they repaired many broken 360s. Much of PS3's losses came from producing expensive hardware and significant price cuts.
They don't need to take the console market to find success. You seem to have the mind set that only first place is success, that's wrong.
Were not talking vita or PS3, this thread is about X1. I understand defending X1 on its own merits is hard but do try and stay on topic. Im sure you can do better then your typical But but but vita or PS3. It really is tire some from you.
For MS its 1st or nothing, they are not a corp that is content with anything but 1st in case you havent noticed. Hell for Sony its 1st or failure, PS3 was a hard pill to swollow for them. Even Ninty is just like that they just have handleds to fall back on when their console is failing. None in any business are content with anything but 1st, 2nd 3rd means you could be doing better having higher revenue and more profit. Its shareholders whining why arent we doing better what are we doing to be #1.
Obviously I'm giving examples of other platforms that were failure at launch that found success. PS3 and Xbox 360 are examples why shouldn't give up quickly.
For you its 1st or nothing for MS, not MS. They support plenty without being 1st. Facts kill your arguments. Maybe its 1st or nothing for Sony given all the markets they left.
MS's response to shareholders has been forget about the Xbox. More importantly, Xbox losses have been shrinking. The 360 recouped its losses, X1 may do the same.
Crackdown 3 for X1S/X1X (4/5) - Infinity Blade III - for iPad 4 (3/5) - Infinity Blade II - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Infinity Blade - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Origins for X1 (3/5) - Uncharted: Lost Legacy for PS4 (4/5) - EA UFC 3 for X1 (4/5) - Doom for X1 (4/5) - Titanfall 2 for X1 (4/5) - Super Mario 3D World for Wii U (4/5) - South Park: The Stick of Truth for X1 BC (4/5) - Call of Duty: WWII for X1 (4/5) -Wolfenstein II for X1 - (4/5) - Dead or Alive: Dimensions for 3DS (4/5) - Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite for X1 (3/5) - Halo Wars 2 for X1/PC (4/5) - Halo Wars: DE for X1 (4/5) - Tekken 7 for X1 (4/5) - Injustice 2 for X1 (4/5) - Yakuza 5 for PS3 (3/5) - Battlefield 1 (Campaign) for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: MW Remastered for X1 (4/5) - Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS (4/5) - Forza Horizon 3 for X1 (5/5)