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Microsoft To Launch $100 Xbox Lite Before Moving to Durango

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. MxPhenom 216

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    oh god. basically a console is a simplified computer. If you make a console thats upgradable your basically making it like a PC, just itll be dedicated to games/entertainment then other things that a PC is used for now. It would defeat the purpose of a console if they were upgradable.
     
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    I'm with you on this. Consoles users do not want to tinker or worry whether the new game on the horizon will play at acceptable FPS (or even play at all) on their current form of hardware, no, they want it to plug and play; AKA the whole point of this particular side of game business.
     
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    ive a 360 in bits in front of me now, honestly ,how they chargeing more then 100 for it now ,thats 50 quids worth in there minus Hdd , and all in it really is just a shit slightly special use pc with a special xbox trusted platform chip on it

    I did however straight away think , wow can i get a usb adapter for this bitch:cool: the TPM module
     
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    I remember when the Original Need For Speed Underground came out for both XB and PS2 and I was running it on Both a PC and a Laptop with a 9700 Pro and a 9800 256. I remember using optimized defaults (best for everyones settings) which disabled graphics customization and Then I noticed there was Customization of Graphics, I turned up every detail in the game and noticed there was a major difference without any performance hits. I compared XB to Best for everyone settings on PC and both were the same. I upped the Graphics on the PC and Laptop and to Others Surprise the PC Version looked superior.
     
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    Exactly. The Genesis was such a great modular platform. Nintendo did upgrades to a degree as well. N64 had the RAM pack and the 64DD. Jaguar had the Jaguar CD.

    I do hope M$ learns from Sony with it's next console. PS3 was hurt a bit by continuing PS2 sales. Nintendo has faced similar issues on the handheld front. New console should mean cutting off the old.
     
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    yup

    microsoft is probably just trying to cash in on the fact that the next windows will support arm and if they simplify the os and create some cheap xbox tablet or something they can cash in on those games even though they might be available for other arm devices but some will be xbox only just like sony does for the xperia line.
     
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    all the attachments failed miserably. remember the XBOX 360 HD DVD attachment? of course you don't.. because it failed lol
     
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    So whats the point in wasting money on upgrading consoles? You buy a new gen. of console when it comes out and that's it. No need to upgrade and worry about sys req. for years. That's the main reason most people buy consoles. You wan't to spend money on upgrades? Buy a PC and you can play the latest games in 60+ FPS and ultra high resolutions. plus MAKE games,watch internet porn,troll on forums,watch cat videos on YT. Oh the possibilities are endless.:roll:
     
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    +1 on the cat videos :toast:
     
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    No way, i was just thinking the same thing :laugh:
    I think the idea is similar to an Apple TV, a media streaming device that can also play some games. A bit pointless as a 360 can do all that.
     
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    Joystiq thought the same.

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    i think is less powerful
     
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    Look at it this way when Kids and People See the Stuff on Shelves it makes them want to buy it, not if its digital download
     
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    ya

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    The PS3 was hurt by a lack of backwards compatibility and a $600-700 price tag at launch. Most issues with consoles are not because of their previous platform stealing sales, that will always happen. It has to do with their new platform not being good enough. The 3DS for example failed to sell at $300 or $350 at first, but once they lowered the price it was worthwhile. Why are people going to pay $300+ to play the same games they already play on their DS? It probably also doesn't help that the only thing that seperates a DS and a 3DS is a 3D screen.

    The PS2 was like the best selling consoles of all time. If the PS3 had software emulation for PS2, or was always backwards compatibile, it probably would have done incredibly well.
     
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    $700 PS3? $350 3DS? Please tell me you're talking about Australian dollars.. Or perhaps day 1 eBay prices..?

    Oh, and that is the most ignorant comment on this thread yet. But I'll restrain myself from not bashing you for it. A lot of people seem to be doing that already. Bashing others that is.
     
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    I was $100 of on the PS3, launch models were $500 and $600. My bad. The initial investment was about $700 though when you considered Tax and a single game. The 3DS was $300 most places and the price was dropped to a little under $200 after sales were marginally terrible. Once again, I cannot mechanically recall the exact prices of things several years away.

    Really? From a hardware perspective they are basically the same thing minus the 3D Capabilities. Oh wait, sorry, the 3DS is a Gyroscope and Accelerometer for even more gimmicky bullshit. In terms of actual processing power, the visuals on the 3DS are almost identical to those on the DSi (sometimes looking worse since that 3D is atrocious).

    A large number of the extra's on the 3DS are just software things added to make the system seem like more than a one-trick pony.
     
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    3DS had a $249.99 MSRP and dropped to $169.99 7 months later or so. Sales were not necessarily "terrible", not at least compared to the 1st year sales every other gaming handheld has done up to now anyways. But I do agree that even at the $250, the 3DS was not justified.

    I take it you haven't played a 3DS, have you? I'll also restrain from assuming things, but if you compare, say, Mario Kart 7 to Mario Kart DS, surely that statement would be revised. I'm not saying the 3DS is pocket-sized AlienWare, but it is significantly better than the DS. Trust me, if you would own both a DS and a 3DS, you would know.
     
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    Things aren't the same as back then. Now mommy and daddy buy them w/e they want so they stfu and have a baby sitter :shadedshu

    How else does a 10 yr old have an xbox 360 and PS3 with about 60 games each? That's some serious money.

    I'm all about gaming, but kids don't buy anything with money they scrape together.
     
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    Well M$ shit the bed with me on the 360 iv had 3 them god dam Consoles RROD on me,
    my Sony ps2 still works after 10 years and i still use it two this day lol
    Any think M$ make in the Consoles Market now i will give it a big miss.
    Consoles user and p.c gamer i am.

    console = plug in and play
    P.C.= upgrade and play.
     
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    could make a good media streaming box.
     
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    Mario Kart 7 also came out 7 years after Mario Kart DS. Even on identical hardware games tend to max out the systems much further on in the lifecycle--launch title games always look worse than EoL-era games. Comparing something like Halo 3 and Halo Reach you can see this difference.

    I'm not expecting the 3DS to be a portable super-computer, but it's nowhere near the visual capabilities of the Vita, and isn't even as good as an what the iPhone is capable of. If the visuals are better it's not by much. I skipped the 3DS, and have only briefly dealt with a display unit one a few times.
     

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