Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 21:38 UTC
Games At an event earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the next Xbox - the third model, but confusingly named Xbox One. The big focus was TV, integrated Kinect, and all the other stuff we all expected to be forced down our throats. I think it took them 25 minutes to actually come to what should be the core of the story: gaming. Nothing groundbreaking in the gaming department, except for how Microsoft intends to handle the used games market and borrowing games from friends: pay up, buddy!
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reshwindblade
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2013-05-22

I am from Malaysia and it is harder to find modded Xbox in my area. It is funny since you are just making a sweeping statement / generalizing that everyone buys pirated.

I am not going into the reason why Xbox 360 is not officially available in Malaysia as that will be a chicken and egg story. However majority of Malaysians who do own a Xbox 360 are all original. Most of them care about the achievements and online play. (Playing Black Ops 2 or Halo 4 online)

There is even a HUGE second hand market here, as you can see from our local forums (https://forum.lowyat.net/Xbox) many people buy and trade used Xbox 360 games. What this new Xbox One is going to do in ensure most Malaysians find more better ways to pirate the device. I know the majority of xbox 360 (and even PS3) gamers now started buying original cause they can resell it, if they cant, well then they will look else where. (either at a competitor or pirate it). The average salary for most Malaysians is RM2000-RM3000, when one game cost RM150++, you should know why they need to resell it ;)

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