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How many units will the XBSX sell lifetime

Under 60M 6 12.50%
 
60-70M 8 16.67%
 
70-75M 4 8.33%
 
75-80M 10 20.83%
 
80-85M 7 14.58%
 
85-90M 4 8.33%
 
90-100M 4 8.33%
 
100M+ 5 10.42%
 
Total:48
eva01beserk said:
yo33331 said:

I agree.

And maybe in future there won't be new model that replace the Series S, but instead the Series X will replace the Series S as the low budget model and there will be new more powerful up to date model which comes into the Series X place.

They can release as many consoles as they want. But if they drop support to soon for any fans won't be happy. 

I don't think MS is the type of company which drops support and production of its product before the next one is out



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SKMBlake said:
eva01beserk said:

They can release as many consoles as they want. But if they drop support to soon for any fans won't be happy. 

I don't think MS is the type of company which drops support and production of its product before the next one is out

My thought the same. I believe MS is stuck with the Series s and later in the generation Its gona hold back their games. 



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It's hard to say because there's a lot of unanswered questions.

What happens if at some point MS just decides to yank most of their non-Minecraft IP catalog from the Playstation and make all of that XBox exclusive?

Call of Duty, Elder Scrolls, etc. etc. all exclusive probably tilts a fair number of players into MS' corner.

Also the long term impact of Game Pass is hard to predict, it may get to a point where it is such an insane value that one seriously can't ignore it when comparing XBox to a Playstation.

The other factor is I don't think Activision-Blizzard is the last big gaming purchase Microsoft makes. Imagine they get EA or Take 2 (gulp).



eva01beserk said:
SKMBlake said:

I don't think MS is the type of company which drops support and production of its product before the next one is out

My thought the same. I believe MS is stuck with the Series s and later in the generation Its gona hold back their games. 

Even with a mid gen Series Pro Xtreme model, couldn't MS just drop Series S to 720p/60 worst case? The CPU should be able to keep up, so just drop the resolution and upscale.

Many who have a Series S will just live with it for the rest of the gen, and those who can't, can upgrade to a Series X.

I could see MS dropping Series S production mid gen if there's a $499-$599 Pro Xtreme model, along with a $299 Series X.



yo33331 said:
Kyuu said:

The real question is... what if the original Series S is no longer mandated in the middle of the generation? What if developers can choose to skip the console and only develop for higher grade Xbox consoles (Series X and whatever it is replacing the S). Wouldn't that destroy the concept of "generations" as we know it with respect to Microsoft/Xbox? Or would that be another GameBoy Color sort of situation where they will be counted as one system even though they're clearly not, because several late games will not be supported by the S in favor of the X and the S successor.

I mean the name "Series" itself is an implication that Microsoft might follow a "minimum requirement" model of sorts, making it a hybrid between traditional consoles and PC. Very high chance this is what they will do if Series S's small RAM proves problematic for the more ambitious future games.

This is one of the many reasons why Xbox is unpredictable to me. People have different ideas as to what constitutes a generation.

I agree.

And maybe in future there won't be new model that replace the Series S, but instead the Series X will replace the Series S as the low budget model and there will be new more powerful up to date model which comes into the Series X place.

This was actually how a lot of Xbox fans thought Microsoft would handle the One X. A MS representative laughed at the term "generation", making some people assume the original One/One S will be dropped in favor of a so called "forward compatible" One X.

Unlike the PS4 Pro, the One X didn't have a clear purpose and was never labelled a "midgen upgrade" by Microsoft iirc.



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ConservagameR said:

Even with a mid gen Series Pro Xtreme model, couldn't MS just drop Series S to 720p/60 worst case? The CPU should be able to keep up, so just drop the resolution and upscale.

Many who have a Series S will just live with it for the rest of the gen, and those who can't, can upgrade to a Series X.

I could see MS dropping Series S production mid gen if there's a $499-$599 Pro Xtreme model, along with a $299 Series X.

Exactly. Series S can be selling for 199$ or even 149$ sometime after 199$ pricetag let's say, and be the lowest end machine of all running everything at 720p/30 or 60. It won't be a problem for the casual or base gamers. Than the X at 299$ can be like the Pro model of the 360 era, the middle one, and it will run games at 1080p or 1440p (in future cuz by then 4k may become tough for the X) and the new by then model maybe Series Z or Xtreme or whatever to replace the X at 399$ or 499$ and can play everything in 4k.

Kyuu said:

This was actually how a lot of Xbox fans thought Microsoft would handle the One X. A MS representative laughed at the term "generation", making some people assume the original One/One S will be dropped in favor of a so called "forward compatible" One X.

Unlike the PS4 Pro, the One X didn't have a clear purpose and was never labelled a "midgen upgrade" by Microsoft iirc.

Yep.. Although I think they could do it .. They could do the Xbox One X as the entry level now (replacing the S) selling side by side with the Series X.



Depends on whether gamepass can give Xbox Series a similar boost as Kinect



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ConservagameR said:
eva01beserk said:

My thought the same. I believe MS is stuck with the Series s and later in the generation Its gona hold back their games. 

Even with a mid gen Series Pro Xtreme model, couldn't MS just drop Series S to 720p/60 worst case? The CPU should be able to keep up, so just drop the resolution and upscale.

Many who have a Series S will just live with it for the rest of the gen, and those who can't, can upgrade to a Series X.

I could see MS dropping Series S production mid gen if there's a $499-$599 Pro Xtreme model, along with a $299 Series X.

If the gpu was the problem then sure. But the complain the devs are saying is the ram amount.

Games for the Series are being made to fit the ram of the Series s and then upscale to the Series X. I guess they can make 2 versions to take advantage of both but it will take time and money. And Xbox studios cannot afford to be any slower. 



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Microsoft is not going to drop support for the Series S anytime soon, no chance. But in 6-8 years or so, I do wonder whether they will allow developers to support just the X but not the S. It would be a bit of a bait and switch, but it would also be a waste to not allow games that can run well enough on the X but would be too compromised on the S.



ConservagameR said:

Xtreme

I can def see MS releasing a Series Xtream and a Series Stream



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