Yeah, no surprise there, but do you see this actually happening? I see so much backlash, and refusal to buy the 720 if it ships like this, that they'll quickly revise their stance. Even aside from the douchebaggery of trying to eradicate used game sales, they are completely throwing under the bus everyone who has built up a substantial 360 library (I'm not one of them, so I don't really care). My opinion: it'll never happen.TomSEA said:
Wow...that's quite a deviation from past models. Absolutely no surprise though as they try and get rid of the 2nd sale market once and for all.
I see Gamestop getting sucked up by Bestbuy or someone as a line of business specializing in custom and used peripherals and an online game buying service like steam, origin, etc. Guessing with win8, we'll be able to play PC games streamed via our next-gen xboxs to our bigscreens, and there will also be console optimized titles. This would be stupid on MS part not to implement. If they miss the opportunity, the rumored steam box may thrive, if they nail it, the rumored steam box is DOA.Tygerstrike said:
Whats worse then a sold state drive is the fact that high speed will be needed to download. Sure theres high speed internet in major metro areas. But I live in the sticks so high speed is a myth. And I like to occasionally pop in one of my on XBOX games for a quick trip down memory lane.
The fact that they are trying to get rid of businesses like GameStop just goes to show exactly how greedy they are. Gaming has always been a business that allowed you to borrow your freinds copy of a game to play it.
Whats going to suck even more is the rental business. How does Microsoft expect to get those games out there if its not in an easily transferable media. Like CD. It will mean the end of a few businesses. I certainly hope Microsoft plans on a tough fight ahead. Sure the big box stores will carry the console but most ppl buy their gear and games from places like GameStop. Im sure GS will prolly not carry the new system if MS tries to play hardball.