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Shadowblind said:
kitler53 said:
Orca_Azure said:
Shadowblind said:

I wonder if this means it'll have a ton of launch games? I bet Halo: Reach will be Natal compatible. If it gets bundled with natal, its hard to see Natal not becoming big.

MS has really taken in the initiative in public relations with this one. they're hitting the airwaves and talk shows constantly. i'm pretty sure it'll be the "next big thing" if they keep up the media blitz...

...if it releases soon.  if it releases holiday 2010 all the buzz will be long forgotten.  i really wish they'd give some idea of a release date on this.

Not really. Hype will certainly die down from now to the time it launches, but within months of its release it'll be back in TV shows, media, whatnot. People seem to forget that games often announced up to 5 years before release still have fantastic sales and even more hype then ever because of it. i.e. Gran Turismo 5 and FFXIII will probably have fantastic sales, and they were announced long ago.


but they didn't say any date, so i think it will last 2 year even longer at least. then perhaps sony has his motion thing and even more peole have the wii.... nobody will buy it if its release takes too long..



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kitler53 said:
Orca_Azure said:
Shadowblind said:

I wonder if this means it'll have a ton of launch games? I bet Halo: Reach will be Natal compatible. If it gets bundled with natal, its hard to see Natal not becoming big.

MS has really taken in the initiative in public relations with this one. they're hitting the airwaves and talk shows constantly. i'm pretty sure it'll be the "next big thing" if they keep up the media blitz...

...if it releases soon.  if it releases holiday 2010 all the buzz will be long forgotten.  i really wish they'd give some idea of a release date on this.

They don't give a prediction because they wanted buzz and this will not happen for a long time. MS is known for this in the PC industry. This will be the same.



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Squilliam said:
I wonder if they will save the Xbox 360 Slim for that time? Actually further to that I wonder if the hardware itself would be updated, as in a little bit faster than your standard Xbox 360 or say twice the memory. They want to make as big a splash as possible and if they give existing users a reason to upgrade to an Xbox 360 Natal it could give help them make enough waves to get the whole lot noticed by everyone.

Well there goes a thread I was going to introduce . . .

Makes all the sense in the world.  Natal + Xbox 360 Slim + new lower price = September 2010.  Like its all coming together in a big perfect storm or something.  And, I know its a little premature to say this, but if just what I mentioned above plays out, Nintendo and Sony would have a very hard time countering all of that.  What's crazy is we know that MS has just regular games up their sleeves too ...



So, it will be full of RRoD?

j/k. lol.

I'm sure MS will hype the ish out of it. Though I really want to see how they get around the whole lack of all buttons issue for the mass of current genres.



So much buzz about it years from when it will launch.



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KungKras said:
So much buzz about it years from when it will launch.

years? nah it'll launch fall 2010 with a massive marketing campaign, bet on it.




nojustno said:
KungKras said:
So much buzz about it years from when it will launch.

years? nah it'll launch fall 2010 with a massive marketing campaign, bet on it.

This is not how MS works. It will not launch for a long time, bet on it.



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it will be big, bigger than whatever that sony has.



Nightmare24 said:
it will be big, bigger than whatever that sony has.

Going by this gen, that means nothing



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lol I'm sure everyone will flock to stores to spend their money on Natal. What is it $100? $200?

I'm still betting it does respectabley, but isn't revolutionary like people think. I bet only a few arcade games and maybe some lame 3rd party games actually utilize Natal, no high budget games like Halo, Gears or Forza.