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Some people store more on their drive than just saved games. That's like saying because you can play a game with only 2 gigs of RAM, no one else should ever have a reason to need more.
Yea so do I.
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rolleyes.gif who buys a kinnect, even if it was with a deal? And a 320gb harddrive? That's funny, I've been using my 20gb since day one. Still no reason to update.

my PS3 has a 500GB drive with tons of music and HD content..
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What I find interesting in these comparisons is that they do not mentions usually Steambox at all just like there exists only 2 game consoles in the current gen. I personally would put Steambox in the list as third "console" this generation.

Granted, there is not much to compare against steambox, as its basically just a PC with big-screen-friendly UI sitting on top of some underlying linux distro. However, for the average Joe who just wants to relax in front of his TV I'd imagine that depending on the pricing Steambox could turn out to be one of the viable options. Depends ofc on what kind of games will end up in there and what kind of pricepoints will these steamboxes be sitting compared to the next gen consoles.
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What I find interesting in these comparisons is that they do not mentions usually Steambox at all just like there exists only 2 game consoles in the current gen. I personally would put Steambox in the list as third "console" this generation.

Granted, there is not much to compare against steambox, as its basically just a PC with big-screen-friendly UI sitting on top of some underlying linux distro. However, for the average Joe who just wants to relax in front of his TV I'd imagine that depending on the pricing Steambox could turn out to be one of the viable options. Depends ofc on what kind of games will end up in there and what kind of pricepoints will these steamboxes be sitting compared to the next gen consoles.

They'll ignore it for as long as they can, once it's released and grabs some market share they'll start paying attention. What will freak them out is how different the business model is for a product like Steambox, no licensing or approval process for peripherals and accessories and the box itself won't be sold at a loss...or even by Valve at all.

This generation of consoles are essentially crippled HTPC's with motion and voice detection features...can't help but feel like Microsoft should have licensed LCARS from Warner and gone for some home integration features as well.

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rolleyes.gif who buys a kinnect, even if it was with a deal? And a 320gb harddrive? That's funny, I've been using my 20gb since day one. Still no reason to update.

I got it because I wanted everything else and figured I was still saving money.

How you can last on a 20GB drive I have no idea...I was on a 20GB drive and it regularly filled up, but then again I like installing the games on the HDD to reduce load times.
    
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I wonder how different the numbers would be if some people didn't buy 2 - 3 360's due to RROD's.

You didn't have to buy new consoles for RROD. MS handled that situation very nicely.

Some people though did buy 2 xbox's like me. I bought the original one, then i bought the slim one. (I liked the new look tongue.gif )

Same with PS3.
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Good God, Microsoft. You're really asking for failure--Windows 8 and this?
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Good God, Microsoft. You're really asking for failure--Windows 8 and this?

Did Nintendo ask for failure with the Wii?

Surely the target market is a younger demographic, but with MS's approach, anybody can really be part of the demographic. It's up to how they market it. Probably market it 3 different ways. To kids, to "hardcore" gamers, and to "media enthusiasts."

Other than that, the disparity between the consoles can only be realized by the developers exploiting the differences. It looks like PS4 exclusives will have the upper hand on the PS4, though I'm still curious as to how much of a gain MS can get out of these virtual consoles. The 4 consoles in 1 approach can be interesting if used correctly.
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Bad news keeps on coming. Microsoft's next-gen Xbox One will be region locked;

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/30629/microsoft-s-next-gen-xbox-one-will-be-region-locked/index.html
 
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