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DonFerrari said:
Machiavellian said:

Yes there are people that buy. The deals are clear before launch so he can decide to buy or not the version that would miss the dlc.

The fact that it is more important to someone doesn't make the missing skin more relevant than one year game lock.

And in case of tr they were even more guilty because of the piss announcement trying to pass as permanent exclusivity while Sony make it clear that it would come first to their console.

You only make a decision to buy or not buy if you have both systems.  If you only have one you just miss out.  Also you are just saying missing skin but in destiny you missed out on not just skin.  You miss content which included maps, skins, strikes etc.  Its just not one piece of content is quite a bit.

The only thing wrong with the TR announcement was that MS should have shut down all talks about any other system until after their agreement.  I am only thinking of this for the business case.  MS can say the agreement is timed which is fine, but allowing talk about another system during that time frame defeats having a timed window.



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ThisGuyFooks said:
darkenergy said:

+1

This thread just shows that there are people who simply doesn't like Xbox and it is showing it. Then there are comments like this:

^^ Now this is a comment I would like to see more unfortunately that isn't entirely possible.

Your comment immediately gets thrown out the window when you mention Phantom Dust flopping, that game is FREE TO PLAY and player count has reach over a million some time ago lol.

I think it gives more validity to the "Microsoft is in desperate need of" point of mine, that the only Xbox One semi-hit of the year is a Free to Play game tho

Actually no it doesn't, it's more people trying to desperately downplay Microsoft.

DonFerrari said:
ThisGuyFooks said:

Take it however you want, but Xbox is in DESPERATE need of a game hit.

This year has been rock bottom for Xbox when it comes to sales, Hardware and Software sales.

The Xbox One is Down YoY, it is being outselled by the 3DS in the US, every single exclusive that has released this year has flopped.

Halo Wars 2 performed horrible. Voodoo Vince and Phantom Dust too.

Forza 7, released today, is currently at No. 48 in the Amazon Top 100. Again, released TODAY.

Cuphead is at 31.

Now you tell me. Is Microsoft desperate for a hit or not? 

Forza 7 sales represent unprecedent antecipation for X1X release.

darkenergy said:

+1

This thread just shows that there are people who simply doesn't like Xbox and it is showing it. Then there are comments like this:

^^ Now this is a comment I would like to see more unfortunately that isn't entirely possible.

Your comment immediately gets thrown out the window when you mention Phantom Dust flopping, that game is FREE TO PLAY and player count has reach over a million some time ago lol.

And your alignment shows as well... and when did free to play reaching 1M on 30M userbase meant success?

Last I heard Shu Yoshida was sad that the indie games on PS4 PSN+ had less than 50% download ratio.

1 million for a cult classic game from the Xbox era isn't a sucess? Whatever you say.

ThisGuyFooks said:
Machiavellian said:

One thing you have to give Sony credit for, when they pay for exclusives, they make sure it never sees the light of day on another console.  MS only seems to be interested in timed exclusives.

That's because Sony has more money than Microsoft so they can lock up the games permanently.

Last I check Microsoft is one of the wealthiest companies worldwide.



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darkenergy said:

ThisGuyFooks said:

That's because Sony has more money than Microsoft so they can lock up the games permanently.

Last I check Microsoft is one of the wealthiest companies worldwide.

Sure, but doesn't mean the XBOX division can get as much money as they want. Microsoft has done that in the past, but I believe they are at a point where XBOX have to prove that they can be profitable on their own to stay relevant in the Microsoft family. I actually think they hang on a pretty thin thread right now. Everything seems moving towards making the XBOX brand nothing more than a service included into their Windows business.



“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

Porcupine_I said:
darkenergy said:

Last I check Microsoft is one of the wealthiest companies worldwide.

Sure, but doesn't mean the XBOX division can get as much money as they want. Microsoft has done that in the past, but I believe they are at a point where XBOX have to prove that they can be profitable on their own to stay relevant in the Microsoft family. I actually think they hang on a pretty thin thread right now. Everything seems moving towards making the XBOX brand nothing more than a service included into their Windows business.

There could be something to that. Shannon Loftis said that they're pursuing games that have a social aspect to them, as opposed to dumping millions into new AAA IPs. Not saying they won't keep making that kind of game, but that's why it's really important for MS to have the game to themselves right now. Maybe Xbox will evolve into a living room Steam-type platform.



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