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Good move by team Xbox. Test the waters of a disc-less console with the current gen. As the guy said, Phil Spencer is all about making bold moves, but he's not dumb. Phil wants to give gamers plenty of options. Releasing a disc-less Scarlett for $399 and a disc version for $450 or whatever. MS is making some serious moves, and I'm all for it.



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I think it's a good idea.



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

Don't understand this what so ever.

First if you already have an XB1 - why would you get a disc less one?
Why would you have a pile of physical games if you don't already have an XB1?

The xb1's that cost $300 usually come with a game. So will the $200 ones come with a game?

Plus you can easily wait for a discount on the XB1, and XB1s for them to drop to $200 or lower.

So what do you gain by giving up an option of using discs?



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Lets see how this goes. The last time something like this happened, retailers stubbornly rejected it (psp go).

At the same time though, we are 10 years removed from that now. Lets see what happens.

A super slim normal model would be nice too. Lets just hope they dont cheap out on it like xbox 360 e, and ps3 super slim.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

This can only be bad news. This is Micro&soft trying to take smalls steps to make their Xbox one reveal happen again. Don't think for a minute that if all games become digital they will allow you to share them, sell them, or even keep them when the services go down in a couple of decades. Greedy corporations trying to fuck their consumers and there are people who will defend this and say it is great for whatever effing reason.



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I'm not gonna hold my breath for this. We'll have to just wait and see.



This is the direction the industry is eventually headed, so better to test the waters now and see how the public responds. Didn't think Microsoft would be the first ones to take that leap though.



Bandorr said:
Don't understand this what so ever.

First if you already have an XB1 - why would you get a disc less one?
Why would you have a pile of physical games if you don't already have an XB1?

The xb1's that cost $300 usually come with a game. So will the $200 ones come with a game?

Plus you can easily wait for a discount on the XB1, and XB1s for them to drop to $200 or lower.

So what do you gain by giving up an option of using discs?

You don't gain anything. You lose UHB Bluray capability. MS earns a new only digital customer though, unable to sell your used games of course.
The X1S will also get a revision btw, so in the end the difference will likely be 50 dollars, not 100.

Last edited by Errorist76 - on 16 November 2018

PAOerfulone said:
This is the direction the industry is eventually headed, so better to test the waters now and see how the public responds. Didn't think Microsoft would be the first ones to take that leap though.

I'll ready the popcorn.



I think this is smart. Sony would be wise to follow suit.