I think microsoft is gonna make bank on this thing, it has a place in every home that watches tv, makes any tv into a smart tv. There gonna make a lot but lost a lot of core gamers, but compared to casual gamers and people that want to upgrade their entertainment system its a small piece of the pie they are losing for a big chunk of new money.
You could be right. But how many "casual" gamers do you know out there? I have a brother in law that hardly play video games. I asked him if he is going to buy an xbox one since its an "all in one" system. He said he doesn't need those all in one system that xbox had to offer because the PS4 also is an all in one system and plus sony as a brand is so much better than microsoft in terms of electronics. Xbox one is essentially another PC which make sense because Microsoft are known for computers. Why would one want to buy another computer when they already have better actual computers out there? Xbox was dominant in the past years because they concentrate on gaming and thus creating huge numbers of xbox fans all over the world. They make majority of their money from those gamers. If they lose their core customers which are hardcore gamers and only concentrate on getting "casual" gamers or people who doesn't give a crap about buying a game console in the first place, they will be done in no time. I don't see many people who are not into playing video games thinking about buying any gaming console just so they can have a better entertainment system for their tv. If I never play video games, why would I waste money getting a product that are capable of doing part of the things I never use? If I want an entertainment system for my TV, that last place I want to go to is my neighborhood gamestop. The WII U already beating them in console wars and casual gamers because people who buy the Wii usually are parents who barely play video games and only buy it for thei little ones to play those little kid games. And now the PS4 will technically destroy any competition and grap all the hard core gamers from xbox because Playstation have a much better online gaming community now. I seriously think this is the beggining of the end for Xbox as a company. They broke the camel's back when they will be charging customers to play used games and not backward compatible. I dont know if PS4 going to be doing the same thing but the marketing genius for xbox just screwed the pooch.
Edited by epicwolf, May 29, 2013 - 07:39 AM.