Will the increased pc support effect the sales of the x1? It has to. The sales are already low and struggling against the competition. How can I gain momentum when there's another viable alternative.
The will be a more powerful X1 releasing, so i imagine that will boost the sales alot. All games now are forword and backword compatible.
You want to play MS games and 3rd party games but dont care about Graphics? Buy an Xbox1.
Your only into consoles and want to play the best looking MS games and the "best" looking 3rd party games? Buy an Xbox1S/Xbox10..
You want the best looking MS games and the best looking 3rd party and 3rd party console exclusive games Buy a windows10 PC.
You want to play them MS games on the Go? Buy a Windows 10 Phone.
Its clear to see where MS is going with this. Console install base is not whats important its "Total User" Base thats important.
For instance it sounds much more better if MS is looking to get a game on their platform to say "Well we have 80 million users on our Platform" instead of "We have 20 million users on our xbox1 systems".
But what i also think is, if MS release a more powerful Xbox1. Sony might follow and release a more Powerful PS4. This could be the end of our normal console gens.
No, what would happen is what happened with Sega, the Console would not sell, the Developers would not support 10 Versions of the same console, and the console would die.
People need to understand that Microsoft, already is selling Xbox One, the cheapest possible, making a lot of other versions would cost money, and the Versions would be expensive like Steam Machine, and would have Little to No Support, who would support a User-base that is splited, rather than support the Multiple times bigger Playstation 4's User Base ?.
And the "Total User Base" is not what is important, the Console User Base, is the only thing that matter, if you release 20 Versions of the same Hardware, you can end up having people Purchasing multiple times your Hardware, and this means that you will sell less Software for the previous one, and Microsoft, cannot make Everything Cross-buy, each version would make a Return small for the Third Party companies.
Steam's 200 Millions of users spend over 2 Billions of US$ On Steam, more than 500 Millions on Dota, and Counter Strike.
Playstation's 80-100 Millions of Active buyers, spend over 12-15 Billions of US$ with the Brand, so the Console user base give much more money than Pc's User base.
Microsoft, would only sell first party tittles on PC, would lose Third party sales of Xbox One, and would never be able to compete with Steam, because with just 1 Click, you can change from Windows Store, for Steam, in the same device, the same is not possible on Consoles, and Steam, have better deals, and better pro-gamer policy.