Critical indeed, Microsoft spent 400million on sponsoring American NFL for the next 5 years and if Xbox One doesn't pick up soon they will be in a serious pinch.
What I'm trying to figure out is how you think the NFL is giving any money to microsoft. They aren't giving them a penny for anything.
Well, well, well...Will you look at here...
Despite Multi-Year MSFT Surface Deal, Nearly All NFL Teams Use iPads As Playbooks, Says Apple
They're giving these tablets away and teams are like "uhn un, no. Fuck that. Give me a ipad" :lol:
there are but you missed my point. Xbox doesn't hold "half" of those advantages anymore but it's my fault that i didn't note that at the end. so moving forward, if they don't work on game development, they have the casuals left that don't care two shits about exclusives necessarily but they do care about price, they do care about social aspects of a console.Quote:
Hmmm, thats was my point was it not, there are a lot more important factors in buying a new console then if your last console gave you a good game last month.
now you can argue that casuals make up for most of the game sales and such, COD/GTA and games of that nature make up for most of the market share. but the idea is that these casuals don't stimulate the demand in the beginning and if the demand isn't stimulated, you can't lower the price as fast. this is what happened to Nintendo, they abandoned their core base and then expected them to give a crap when Wii U came around. so it's still stuck at a high price...developers are moving away from it, it's a downward spiral.
of course, Xbox One isn't going to end up that way, no way I'm saying that, but it's definitely going to struggle more than 360 did since there's not much advantage X1 holds anymore this generation, even from a social aspect...actually, PS4 right now is likely more appealing socially due to Twitch/Ustream integration.
what i do believe is that MS does not care much for the core internally, they are trying hard to appease to them right now but they're probably not going to go as hard as they even did with the 360...reason being, their product is more suited for casual and especially non-gamers that Wii U couldn't capture. they don't need the core in the long run but they do right now. one of the reason they're trying to lower the price is because they are basically making it almost a non-brainer for the core that may either be on the edge or already have a PS4.
the pattern where MS stops supporting the console mid console cycle and rely on price/services/DLC deals to keep going. that's not going to work because they had a great console last time that was made for gamers and casuals (it had the price advantage, unified online system, high maintenance servers, slightly better multiplats, more FPS-oriented controller, and Halo/Gears and a few other exclusives were very hot titles) to name a few things and now they don't have this advantage, this time it's more for the casual (that are waiting for a $399 price point) and non-gamers.Quote:
Teams aren't gonna overhaul their current systems just cos MS wants to cosy up to the NFL and make MS devices appear more ubiquitous than they are..
"Ain't nobody got time fo dat!"