Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jun 2013 18:35 UTC
Games "Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco has mainly focused on Windows 8.1 so far, but the company spent a few minutes talking about the future Xbox One development platform on Thursday. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism group, provided big hints at how developers can target the Xbox One in future." Many Windows 8 Metro applications would work relatively well with Kinect gestures and such - so this makes sense to me. Still don't want a 'media entertainment experience device' though; I want a game console.
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RE[3]: Problem is ....
by jockm on Fri 28th Jun 2013 02:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Problem is ...."
jockm
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Well the XBox 360 launched at $299 AND $399 ( http://www.gamespot.com//news/xbox-360-pricing-revealed-299-and-399... ), where the $399 version was the one with 20G hard drive. Again go look at the bundle prices and day one auction prices, and you will see people were willing to pay a lot more.

But why do you say the XBox One is solely a games console? Because their launch announcements have been emphasizing the One as a multipurpose system that you can play media (from both MS and Netflix, Hulu, et al), use Skype, surf the net, etc. They are selling it as a media center that is also a console.

And finally we get to the problem with anecdotal evidence. The people you know who got the PS3 did so primarily (or so they say) as a Blu-Ray player, but the majority of people I know who got the PS3 did so because they were PS2 owners and were loyal to the sony ecosystem.

Does this mean I think your example is wrong? Of course not. But it does mean that anecdotal evidence is of little use. Objective data rules. I am sure if you go looking you could come up with some solid numbers as to PS3 purchasers intent, and that would be interesting.

But tell me this, are you a gamer? Do you own one of the current generation of consoles? Because if you are not, they you aren't likely in MS's target demographic, right?

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