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]: Don't agree with Thom here
by jockm on Sat 29th Jun 2013 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Don't agree with Thom here"
jockm
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2012-12-22

I am genuinely not trying to pick on you but the line between acceptable and staggering is $100?

If you consider the average console purchase typically includes a couple of games, maybe an extra controller, etc, and either way you are probably spending in the ball park of $600-$700 (or more).

I don't mean this to apply to you, but it seems like most of the people I see emphasizing the $100 price difference seem to be doing it because they want to criticize MS, they want to pick that bone. In real world terms maybe you skimp a little on your initial purchase, but either way you are going to spend somewhere between $1000-$2000 (or more) over the lifetime of the console.

Now I do think MS should have launched at $399, I think it just a better price point psychologically. However in real world terms, that $100 price difference isn't really that big a deal. And we all know it is going to come down over time.

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