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The Xbox One Topic
Topic Started: May 21 2013, 12:13 PM (7,232 Views)
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No backwards compatibility

A huge fail that won't go down too well IMHO.
It's basically the same but souped up tech / architecture as the 360 so including a "360 mode" must be possible.
This will drive up costs for Xbox One users who will feel the need to buy lots of 70$ games for their shiny new console AND drive down the value of existing Xbox 360 collections.
The opposite has happened to the best Gamecube titles... they increased in value because the Wii will happily play them.
Edited by Mk II, May 21 2013, 01:17 PM.
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How on Earth did they give it a $500 USD and a 500 Euro price tag (420 pounds)? That is completely unfair to the European gamers.

Simple: the Euro price includes VAT, currently at a whopping 21% here in Holland.
Add higher distribution costs and expenses for localized manuals etc. and you get close to 500 euro.

But anyway: a 500 euro price tag puts it firmly out of Xmas present range for most average consumers.
Add another 200 for some games plus a monthly subscription fee for online play.
All that for slightly shinier graphics?

I've said it before: Microsoft will find it hard to convince non-fanboys to buy this console, in particular here in Europe where the whole TV integration thing probably won't work.
Edited by Mk II, Jun 11 2013, 02:50 AM.
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Jun 13 2013, 11:49 AM
And this is why I am now a PS4 Wii U buyer.
there... fixed that for ya :)
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now they look like they dont know where their [sic] going

That's probably because they really don't.
Microsoft Corp. is playing a dangerous game of "will we, won't we" regarding a possible sell-off of the gaming division.
That does not bode well for longer term consumer confidence in a new platform.
After all, you have to invest a serious amount of dosh.
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