Xbox: from third place to third place

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/features/opinion/phil-spencer-long-cast-as-xboxs-saviour-may-be-remembered-as-the-man-who-killed-it/

"If there’s one lesson we can take from the Spencer era it’s that you can enact all the disruptive change you like, but you cannot disprove this industry’s oldest truth: great games sell consoles. A hundred billion dollars later, Xbox still doesn’t have them if anything I would argue its firstparty output has got worse since the shopping spree began and its struggles are, as such, no surprise at all."

"But in our world he has spent ten years and gargantuan amounts of money taking Xbox from third place to third place."

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >great games sell consoles
    I wish that was still true. Consoles nowadays sell better than ever and the game either suck or they don't even exist.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Nintendo Switch proves you wrong. It's weaker than a PS4 and yet it's incredibly close to eclipsing the PS2 as the best selling console of all time. Meanwhile the Series X is only a couple of million sales ahead of the Wii U and losing to the Gamecube and original Xbox.

      Sony is the outlier since they have insane brand loyalty. Even then, Sony has said that the PS5 is in the later half of its lifespan and it's still lagging in sales (and game sales)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The Nintendo Switch
        Handheld. It's selling in line with the DS.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        PS5 is lagging behind internal projections. It went from record sales to slightly less record sales. It's in its last half of its lifespan given typical console lifespans. This isn't rocket science.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          "PlayStation 5-only games"
          The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes.

          A
          Astro's Playroom
          D
          The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR
          Demon's Souls (2020 video game)
          Destruction AllStars
          F
          Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
          H
          Horizon Call of the Mountain
          M
          Marvel's Wolverine
          Q
          Quantum Error
          R
          Rise of the Rōnin
          S
          Silent Hill: The Short Message
          Spider-Man 2 (2023 video game)
          Stellar Blade

          >almost console end of life
          Kek.. this gen has fricking sucked

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Now do switch games accounting for emulation

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Cope more

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Good job exposing yourself as a tendie. Just answer the damn question.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Good job exposing yourself as a coping moron lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Still haven't answered the question lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I already told you Emulation is janky illegal and no portability

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Still dodging the question

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Still coping

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                IDGAF about portability and so do at least 20% of switch users. Switch emulation is not "janky" because you're too moronic to figure it out. PS3 and Xbox 360 emulation is genuinely buggy and janky but Switch emulation is fine with good performance. Plus portable PC consoles exist now anyway like the 'eck, rog ally, etc. The switch has no selling point besides being tech illiterate.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It is janky

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >emulation is janky
                Emulation runs league better than the original console. It's the only way to play even if you were stupid enough to actually own a switch and buy the games.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            half of those if not more are bound to land on PC on the next 2 years, is fricking grim for PS5

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          See, insane brand loyalty.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Where? Are you hearing voices?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nintendo's console business went bust a long time ago. The NES has no heir. The Switch is Gameboy 5 basically (original GB, GBA, DS, 3DS, SWITCH)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just because you despise the games that move consoles (you're right to do so) there are still legions of morons who think they're great games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      consoles really aren't selling. is switch even a console or is it handheld.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a console regardless you fricking moron.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, Sony is only selling with Playstation because of its outstanding PS2 days. Nintendo pulls it weight with exclusives.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah they sell to fricking scalpers lol.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        steamies and their rental games will never understand why normies love consoles

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They killed the only game that carried them. The 360 wouldn't have existed had Halo not been a thing. This is why nobody associated with the shitbox should be taken seriously.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And yet Sony still doesn't have an answer to halo 5 lol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Helldivers is unironically gonna sell more than any Halo game.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you don't actually believe that

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No but it will make more money because funny microtransactions

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              From my experience the mtx in HD2 aren't nearly as predatory as the ones in Halo Infinite.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Halo infinite ACTUALLY isn't gonna sell as much as helldivers though. The good halos don't have predatory microtransactions, and the ones with predatory microtransactions are just ok.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's not 2007 anon, the Golden Age of Halo is long past. Even former ans of the franchise are enjoying Helldivers 2 because it's actually trying to be fun unlike Infinite.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            there are several more billions people alive compared to when halo 1 came out
            every new big hit will sell better than the previous one
            palworld destroyed all kinds of steam records
            whatever fotm rolls out next year will do even better
            this is the reality of demographics

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Haze 2 baby!!!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What is the answer to Halo 5? I doubt it's troubling Sony.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah I love my Xbox SeX

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have fun playing stellar blade.. oh wait you can't
      HAHAHAHHAHA

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >great games sell consoles
    The PS5 has no games but somehow sold anyway, I'm not an Xbot fanboy but Phil was right

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      see

      [...]

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pajeets don't play Xbox moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      >The PS5 has no games but somehow sold anyway
      Come on, stop with the memes. You can say they're shit all you want but R&C:RA, HFW, Spidey 2, TLOU, Returnal, and so on exist. Them being ported literally does not matter because the people who would shift to a PC over a console are not the majority in the world. They're a minority. Those are effectively PS5 games. Yes, HFW can be played on PS4 but it has no DLC.

      The same applies to Xbox. Just because Halo Infinite for example is on PC doesn't mean it's not an Xbox console game to the overwhelming majority of people. The main issue is that all the stuff they're releasing is half-baked, worse than games from decades ago, with less content than those same games, and when they do release games that aren't their blockbuster hits like Gears or Halo they barely advertise them. Did you hear about Hi-Fi Rush before it blew up? I sure didn't. What about Growing outside of that one showcase at I think E3 or Xbox's conference? Ori has been the only thing that has gotten any sort of attention from them. Hell, even Gears Tactics and Gears Pop! got a single mention in one single conference and were never spoken of again. It's the exact same issue Sony had in the PS3 and PS4 era where they'd release games like Dreams, Puppeteer, and Gravity Rush and not advertise them in any way.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You can say they're shit all you want but R&C:RA, HFW, Spidey 2, TLOU, Returnal, and so on exist
        They are shit. Sony hasn't made a worthwhile game since Bloodborne nearly 10 years ago.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Your opinion doesn't matter
          PS5 doesn't have nearly enough games 4 years after its release, but it still has some
          Series X has none.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >They are shit.
            Your personal opinion on their quality literally does not matter when it comes to this. The general public likes them and they sell. They sell systems and sequels. The point is that PS5 has these games. They come out yearly and you at least know what Sony is going to do. With Microsoft you don't even really know what they're releasing, what big games they have, or anything.

            Sony's games are shit and they haven't released a good one since Bloodborne.

            Go on. Try sell me a PS5. It's a dogshit console with dogshit games.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Helldivers 2 and Stellar Blade

              lol

              [...]
              Keep creaming about bloodborne 😉

              Uh oh, the Xdrone is mad lmao
              It really doesn't matter you personally think, Xbox is a failure, Nintendo and Playstation are clear successes.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lmao snoy is upset people aren't sucking off their favorite toy

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Everybody and their mother is already sucking off the PS5 lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Nintendo are clear successes
                Fixed 😉

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          >They are shit.
          Your personal opinion on their quality literally does not matter when it comes to this. The general public likes them and they sell. They sell systems and sequels. The point is that PS5 has these games. They come out yearly and you at least know what Sony is going to do. With Microsoft you don't even really know what they're releasing, what big games they have, or anything.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >With Microsoft you don't even really know what they're releasing, what big games they have, or anything.
            Bullshit

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's true actually
              Xbox showed all these CGI trailers in 2020 or so
              We are 3-4 years later, and still no signs of life from these games at all
              Are you going to post the bullshit ass Xbox roadmap next homosexual?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe still in development but you still have a point.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Moose

              What are some recent games? Hi-Fi Rush was shadowdropped and only became big from word of mouth. Growing died on release. What do we have to look forward to that's not third-party and on other platforms anyway? Forza?

              [...]
              Sony's games are shit and they haven't released a good one since Bloodborne.

              Go on. Try sell me a PS5. It's a dogshit console with dogshit games.

              >Go on. Try sell me a PS5.
              Why does anyone need to sell you a PS5 specifically when you've already written it off? You're just plugging your ears that millions of people bought HFW, Spidey 2, Returnal, and so on. Rift Apart was what, 3 million according to internal leaks?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There's so many Sony shills on Ganker I genuinely want to know whats the appeal of a console with no good games and that Sony lied about incessantly with the "Magic" SSD which was just a regular PC SSD

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >whats the appeal of a console with no good games
                Again, those same games you're saying are "no good". How are you not getting this?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There are no good games on it. How are you not getting it, marketer.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just because you don't like anything doesn't mean there aren't millions of people who do. Why is that so hard to get through your thick fricking skull?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                OK enjoy tlou2 remaster 2 HD edition

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >"Millions of people eat shit so you have to do it like me!"
                I'd rather not.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What games do you like, anon?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He's trolling you anon. Lol. Ganker hates Sony so you're not allowed to be positive at all about the brand here.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No people hate insecure snoys

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I do find it funny how much of a hate-boner Ganker has for Sony, then suddenly when an amazing game like Rebirth comes out it's revealed how many anons actually do own a PS5

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                phil was lying for far longer remember the unlimited cloud power before crack down 3 and the greatest game lineup in the history xbox that includes a timed exclusive Tomb raider before phil was crying about timed exclusive

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ESL grammar
                GOOD MORNING SIR

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                im still right and prove me wrong

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Post hand

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bloodborne sold under 4 mil and was a 20fps slideshow. It was niche shit propped up mainly by discussion from turbo autismos online.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stellar blade mogs everything

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has more games than Xbox so all the consolegays who aren’t tendies flocked to the PlayStation because of how utterly more shit the Xbox was as an option

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It really is amazing that xbox has failed to put out any noteworthy first party games since GoW2 and Halo 3. Then again, they kept 343 around for so long that xbox was destined to fail.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FIRE HIM, FRICKING FIRE HIM

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a better console than PlayStation. They should focus on that. Remove paid online. Make more classic style games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Paid online keeps the br out

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When I played Blazblue Calamity Trigger online in 2009 there was a 250+ ms latency brazilian arakune player who added me to friends and would challenge me every time I logged on

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > It's a better console than PlayStation
      Consumers don’t think so, or we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Make more classic style games
      I don't think modern AAA can make those video games anymore. They only make cinematic trash as if they're compensating for failing to get a career in Hollywood and attempt to teach you politics and how to behave because they believe their paying customers are inferior Untermenschen which they must educate. It's either this or a wholly insipid, hollow shell of a "game" stuffed to the gills with microtransactions and designed with malicious intent to cause addiction in the audience so they don't go play something else.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hi-Fi Rush is the best game I've played in years and it didn't sell for shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd play it but have no reason to upgrade to a Series because that's all I'd play.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm going to grab a Series X once they go cheap to play all the backwards compatible, upgraded Xbox 1/2/3 exclusives and games with no/bad PC ports.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm going to grab a Series X once they go cheap to play all the backwards compatible, upgraded Xbox 1/2/3 exclusives and games with no/bad PC ports.
          That's exactly what I'm going to do. But also use it for the 4k bluray as well.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm going to grab a Series X once they go cheap
          So... never?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >trains playerbase to view indie games as not worth buying
      >game that looks like an indie game doesn't sell

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it was on the Gamepass. You can't give a game out for free and expect people to buy it full priced later down the line.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's why they're porting it to PS5 now too. So fricking moronic. The first universally loved Xbox exclusive since Ori hitting PlayStation a year after launch.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Xbox exclusive
          It was never exclusive. I played it day 1 on PC.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            People played TOTK two weeks before launch on PC but tendies here are still pretending it's an exclusive. PC gets everything at this point.

            Then again you're a moron for paying full price only to put 10 hours in the game when you could've just subbed to gamepass for a month.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Just because you can emulate it on PC doesn't mean it isn't a Switch exclusive. Emulating is technically legal but distributing ROMs certainly is not, and all it takes is someone to notify Nintendo for them to take legal action and for distributors to end up millions in debt to Nintendo.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Torrents = decentralized distribution
                If Nintendo could've stopped it they would've.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They already stopped yuzu

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You say that, but the moment Nintendo was notified of Yuzu they sent the ninjas after them. Nintendo can't kill ROM distribution or emulation, but they can make it significantly harder.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah unsupported illegal janky emulation with no portability doesn't count

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              1 million people pirated it on PC vs 20 million buying it on switch. It is insane mental gymnastics to say it's not a switch exclusive. Yes, you can emulate it on PC. Most people that want to play TOTK aren't going to do that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's not the reason, they knew PS5 users don't buy games so they ported the less important, Sony is doing the same but because they are losing money.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Peachbros we fricking won

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a mass market type of game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's a rhythm game based on playstation 2 action adventure games from the 00's. I love it dearly but It's kryptonite for people who play Call of duty and fortnite.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how can one kill what was never alive

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The 360 was legitimately dominating the industry for five years.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        during those five years it was losing to the Wii and ultimately lost to the PS3

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ps3 didn't make money and the Wii was a casual console, the 360 was the top dog game wise until 2009 when the PS3 got his shit together and smart phones stole the Wii market.
          You can see a clear dive on Wii sales by 2009 same time when the PS3 dropped the backwards compatibility and more games started pouring into the PS3, until that point if you where really into games the 360 was the console to get, red ring was their only fault that and pay online.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            360 didn't make money either with its legendary failure rate. Do you know how pissed off people were with their consoles breaking all the time? That was enough to kill the brand forever.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If the brand is dead how come Snoys have to make threads like this one daily?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They're in last place. The CEO is claiming that he doesn't want to sell consoles. They can't make good games with all their DEI demands. It's over.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                cause just like jocks at school we like to bully the weak. plus it's funny lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                pay sure ms is in a stronger position overall

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Judging by the prints you spam here, it's 100% because you're malding and coping.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Tribe leader Phil Spencer has surrendered.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Tribe leader
                From a Snoy that makes this his life? That's pretty funny.
                Anyway, nah dude nah. Brace for impact because they might be making another acquisition soon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why didn't they just decide to make good games?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Snoys.
                This board/thread is one gigantic Pc shit post.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The 360 released in late 2005 and dominatated especially the North American market until 2009 once the PS3 got games that made it worth buying besides free online service. After that, they Microsoft shot themselves in the foot with casual trash like Kinect.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          360 was #1, most wiis collected dust in the back of closets as most casual trash do. Which is why MS tried merging into it with kinect, and failed completely because that's not what their demographic wanted

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's very clear Microsoft abandoned their demographic completely

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Xbox never had a demographic, that's why it's always been last

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              which is weird. they basically cannibalized the PC gaming demographic both players and developers in the early 2000s.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Xbox boss Phil Spencer says Gen Z market research has led to Xbox business decisions
              >https://readwrite.com/xbox-boss-phil-spencer-says-gen-z-market-research-has-led-to-xbox-business-decisions/
              First Microsoft abandoned their dudebro demographic. Then they told the Gen Y gamers who started with the classic Xbox to go buy their games on PC and PS5 and Switch. Now they're telling Gen Z to buy their GamePass on their smartphones. Phil Spencer always has a plan.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Uh, wasn't that the same generation as the Wii?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What metrics do we judge Phil Spencer on?
    >Hardware?
    Xbox One was in 3rd place after he took over. Xbox Series is in 3rd place during his tenure. Xbox One sales trajectory outsells the Xbox Series, the Don Mattrick console era was selling way more even in third place.
    >Software?
    Halo Infinite went over budget at an estimated 300-500 million budget. Everyone knows Xbox used contractors rather than long term employees to ship the game. Halo IS the Xbox brand or was at one point. What next, Xbox has never won GOTY in 13 years. Xbox doesn't have any exclusives. Xbox 360's flagship franchises have all gone missing like Gears of War.
    >ShitPassRent
    Congrats on stagnating numbers 7 years after launching in the Xbox One era. The Xbox Shit Pass numbers were inflated after they removed and renamed Xbox Live Gold to just ShitPass Core.
    >The brand
    Retailers area removing Xbox games from store shelves. Xbox has little to none international advertising. In USA the Xbox Series dropped to 350 and 150 dollars last year, it was outsold by the 7 year old Nintendo Switch and came in third place. A common theme with Phil Spencer and third place. A PC gamer has no reason to buy an Xbox. A PS5 gamer has no reason to buy an Xbox with their gameas coming out there now. A Nintendo Switch gamer has the option of buying a PC or PS5 to get games their missing out on, Xbox is in the back.
    >The future
    Elder Scrolls 6 will be an AI generated shithole like Starfield was an AI generated blackhole.

    But Phil Spencer wears Etsy printed gamer t-shirts and says he hears you and is listening and will improve.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This post is seething so fricking hard. I can’t imagine being as assblasted as this anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bro everything he said is true

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but you cannot disprove this industry’s oldest truth: great games sell consoles
    I still don't understand why he went on this bizarre crusade anyway. Like, yes they fricking do. Nintendo is the perfect example. They stuck with this philosophy through thick and thin, and now they're in the best place out of all of them. Selling out for short-term profit only hurts the long-term bottom line. Multiplat fricking sucks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "We're not in the business of out-consoling Sony or Nintendo," Phil Spencer says. "There isn't really a great solution or win for us. I know that will upset a ton of people, but the truth of the matter is that when you're third place in the console marketplace and the top two players are as strong as they are and have, in certain cases, a very discrete focus on doing deals and other things that will make being Xbox hard - and that's on us, not on anybody else."

      "I see commentary that if you just build great games, everything would turn around," Spencer adds. "It's just not true that if we go off and build great games, all of a sudden you're gonna see console share shift in some dramatic way ... This idea that if we just focus more on great games on our console, somehow we're gonna win the console race, I think doesn't really [match] the reality of most people. There's no world where Starfield's an 11/10 and people start selling their PS5s. That's not gonna happen."
      t. Phil Spencer (head of Microsoft Gaming Studios)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is this a Quote form Phil in the article or are you here?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can't understand his perspective, good games DO change console share shift, how many people would have bought an xbox 360 if Gears of War, Halo and Forza never existed? Its so fricking ridiculous he's still in charge he is absolutely incompetent

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The quote edits out the actual central point he made, which was that Xbox hardware is in a no-win situation due to losing the first generation where most sales were digital. Consumers are far more locked down into the console they bought then due to libraries of games carrying forward if you stick with the same ecosystem.

          However, he is still a giant moron for having that mindset all the same. Sure maybe Xbox will not be able to win back most of the people who went from 360 to PS4 in the short or mid term, but Series X/S would still be doing better if they had great exclusives. Would be going far better than his current fantasy of Sony and Nintendo putting gamepass on their services if the Xbox brand debases itself enough.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is a joke, right? It's literally "if you kill your enemies, they win" kek

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The same could be said about Nintendo and the Switch
          If it didn't have the consistent great exclusives catalogue they have been building for 7 years, it would have never sold, Nintendo or not Nintendo.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            meant to

            I can't understand his perspective, good games DO change console share shift, how many people would have bought an xbox 360 if Gears of War, Halo and Forza never existed? Its so fricking ridiculous he's still in charge he is absolutely incompetent

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shareholders needed to kick this moron out an hour after saying this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >There's no world where Starfield's an 11/10
        That's certainly true

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So what? He'd rather not try anything and just keep alienating the audience with more anti-consumer shit?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "We're not in the business of out-consoling Sony or Nintendo," Phil Spencer says. "There isn't really a great solution or win for us. I know that will upset a ton of people, but the truth of the matter is that when you're third place in the console marketplace and the top two players are as strong as they are and have, in certain cases, a very discrete focus on doing deals and other things that will make being Xbox hard - and that's on us, not on anybody else."

      "I see commentary that if you just build great games, everything would turn around," Spencer adds. "It's just not true that if we go off and build great games, all of a sudden you're gonna see console share shift in some dramatic way ... This idea that if we just focus more on great games on our console, somehow we're gonna win the console race, I think doesn't really [match] the reality of most people. There's no world where Starfield's an 11/10 and people start selling their PS5s. That's not gonna happen."
      t. Phil Spencer (head of Microsoft Gaming Studios)

      You can't take Phil Spencer's public quotes seriously because he's literally always fricking lying, even about the tiniest things. Going off of stuff that was leaked out during the trials, it's obvious that Phil Spencer was trying to do what MS has been doing in other industries.

      >if we invest x amount of money on y subscription, we effectively control the industry it operates in

      Just look at what he said about Nintendo internally. It's never been about the success of Xbox as a brand, but about brute forcing the death of any other player in the industry so everything would have to run through Microsoft.

      MS has locked down a million different major publishers and has a man on the inside trying to open up Nintendo to a takeover. If Phil Spencer wasn't such a fricking moron and didn't turn the Xbox brand into poison we'd be looking at a way different industry going into the next generation.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "We're not in the business of out-consoling Sony or Nintendo," Phil Spencer says. "There isn't really a great solution or win for us. I know that will upset a ton of people, but the truth of the matter is that when you're third place in the console marketplace and the top two players are as strong as they are and have, in certain cases, a very discrete focus on doing deals and other things that will make being Xbox hard - and that's on us, not on anybody else."

      "I see commentary that if you just build great games, everything would turn around," Spencer adds. "It's just not true that if we go off and build great games, all of a sudden you're gonna see console share shift in some dramatic way ... This idea that if we just focus more on great games on our console, somehow we're gonna win the console race, I think doesn't really [match] the reality of most people. There's no world where Starfield's an 11/10 and people start selling their PS5s. That's not gonna happen."
      t. Phil Spencer (head of Microsoft Gaming Studios)

      i wonder how much of this is a dog and pony show to keep the FTC off their ass. that'd be some chess moves right there
      seriously man, i know it's not easy but it can't be this fricking hard. copy nintendo or something jesus

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nintendo deals with people first and foremost. Why buy a studio for billions when you can poach the talent over the course of several years.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How many yes men does Phil Spencer employ to boost his ego? From third place to distant third place, great job boss! I hear PC and PS5 gamers saying they won't ever buy an Xbox now, we fricking did it, you did it sir! Great job!

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Still not buying a PS5, shill

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why would a tendie be acting smug here when his games are usually PC exclusives for two weeks?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Emulation is jank and again no portability

          Also yuzu is dead now

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Tendie pretends that Ryujunx never existed and was the superior option
            >Again
            Lel

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What is the steam 'eck? What was that about portability? Also just say you're too moronic to figure out how to torrent a preconfigured Ryujinx game from fitgirl.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Again, still dealing with Emulation jank Ave now valves shitty hardware lol cope

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Tendies are moronic. Simple as

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That just means that tendie games are worth emulating, you can't say the same about Snoy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yuzu is dead.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          DELETE THIS
          WE KILLED YUZU
          WE FRICKING KILLED THEM!!!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >PC exclusives for two weeks
          they can be played on hacked consoles

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Not like this Xbox xirs....
    Why did you write this? What does it mean? What does it add?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    phil spencer was just always the hype man that never delivers. Don matrick has the balls just to straight up tell you the truth and today xgays are praising the don matrick desired model with always online "gamepass".

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't believe I got bamboozled by Halo Infinite
    >$60
    >11hr campaign
    >1 biome
    >Boring open world
    >Poor performance
    >Pointless story
    >Boring level design
    Almost bought the XSX Halo edition but the site crashed. Thank god it did.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So say they kill the console, they're still fricked software wise. Yeah, sure they have a shit ton of good ips, but when was the last time they released a good game? Their best game in the last 10 years is a shitty dmc clone hi fi rush, that no one bought.
    Even their netflix rip off is bleeding money according to devs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i might blame gamepass on this they conditioned all their player base to not buy games and just subscribe. The fact that they dont even have thank you messsages reaching 1-2m sales examples milestone shows that most player numbers are artificially bloated by gp.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    what does this shit mean? I keep seeing it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The person you're replying to is an Indian. The polite thing to do is reply back with good morning.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They bet on homosexuals, troons, women, and Black folk. This is the result.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Trannies rule your brain

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't do this, Xbox did.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You did it to yourself

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, I opened Xbox's Twitch stream and it saw trannies

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And you let it rule your brain

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not at all, I'm just reporting what I saw

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They always wear those really long dresses with obnoxious colors. What are they trying to look as? A grandma?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They hide the decidedly non feminine shape of the inhuman creatures wearing them.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they let 343 frick around with their flagship title for years and drag it through the dirt.

    and their STILL making the next halo aswell.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and they're STILL making the next halo aswell.
      To be fair, 343 as it is today is practically a new studio compared to the 343 that made Infinite and the like. It got gutted top to bottom late 2022.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        doesn't matter. they will fail.
        Halo is a tainted brand now.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          halo's been tainted since 4, they had several chances to rectify the situation. best they can do now is keep salvaging infinite's multiplayer.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Didn't they already give up on Infinite in favor of focusing on the next Halo game?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              they literally cannot abandon infinite imagine the shitshow it will produce and will be used as an example how incompetent they are in Live Service business.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They already did lol, 343 gave up their "10 year plan" its basically on maintenance mode

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeh i hear this from 343 gays all the time. its just your newest cope.

        they havent made a single good halo game.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm just stating facts here, anon. Next Halo could be shit, could not. We'll see when we get there.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Halo 5 was dope

          >They are shit.
          Your personal opinion on their quality literally does not matter when it comes to this. The general public likes them and they sell. They sell systems and sequels. The point is that PS5 has these games. They come out yearly and you at least know what Sony is going to do. With Microsoft you don't even really know what they're releasing, what big games they have, or anything.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        343 gets gutted every couple years because most of its employees are 18 month contractors. Microsoft has ran the studio like this for over a decade and still hasn't realized this makes 343 incredibly dysfunctional and inefficient.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It is also why their quality is so wildly inconsistent.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do we know if they're still running it that way? The 18mo contractor thing is years-old information.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hiring practices have only gotten worse since then. It's gonna be a Pajeet company now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We lost the The console wars xbros…

      It is the fall of reach all over again.
      But this time there is no Chief to save us…

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      343s games are better than bungies
      You and everyone that pretends otherwise are why infinite blows ass.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But infinite is a 343 game????

        Not at all, I'm just reporting what I saw

        Because you keep thinking about it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I bet you think the the halo tv show is good too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >but whatabout

          Burning all bridges with the dudebros (who were both white and non-white) to appeal to soda brained troons who barely play video games

          >my cod bros
          You can stay thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It doesn't matter. Halo 3 was two consoles and seventeen years ago, Microsoft should've been able to develop lots of successful new IPs since then.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >great games sell consoles
    phil needs to be locked in a hotel room with a gaming pc, a playstation 2 and an endless supply of coors lite for like six months. it's literally his job to know video games and keep his studios in line.
    how much of this failure is microsoft pushing for shitty practices vs phil being shit at his job?

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wasted so much money on Bethesda when he could have bought so many new little studios that could make potential breakout hits like Helldivers 2 and Stellar Blade. These game executives don't understand the gaming industry.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Helldivers 2 and Stellar Blade

      lol

      It's true actually
      Xbox showed all these CGI trailers in 2020 or so
      We are 3-4 years later, and still no signs of life from these games at all
      Are you going to post the bullshit ass Xbox roadmap next homosexual?

      Keep creaming about bloodborne 😉

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Phil is commanding you to beg for the release Helldivers 2 on xbox. Dont waste your time here

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Burning all bridges with the dudebros (who were both white and non-white) to appeal to soda brained troons who barely play video games

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is what they get for not making rare their main devs and giving them literally infinite budget.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Third place
    I count 4th

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is anyone here really an Xbox fan?

    I own a series X and PS5 but I only use my Series X to play old games like Black, GTA IV, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, Sonic Unleashed, Ninja Gaiden Black, Max Payne 3, etc

    Sometimes for Goypass like No More Heroes 3, Dead Space, Bloodstained, etc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imagine being a -BRAND- fan lmfao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is all that food going straight to her thighs?

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microsoft should just close or sell off all their studios and leave the industry.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After snoy 😉

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't see the Xbox brand into the 30s

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox Series is such a second class citizen console that they receive updates from games later

    Pretty much tells you that PC and PS5 are the main priorities for gaming devs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The update is basically already done if it's only a few days delay. Microsoft probably didn't approve the patch and they had to change something. Why hold back the PS5 patch to wait for Microsoft's approval on a different platform if it's already finished and approved by Sony?

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it really shows that it was really unprepared this gen. They literally expect consumer to buy by just telling it the World most console. They literally has no games that take advantage of their powerful console

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well it sounds like they're just gonna pivot to Xbox branded PCs next generation. tbh that's what the Xbox brand should've been from the start anyway. But yeah they clearly lost and they know it and are pulling the plug. I obviously don't own an Xbox but if I was I would just go ahead and buy a used PS5 off FB marketplace right now and start investing in games there instead because this brand is fricking dead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I would but a ps5

      lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm on PC (I do own a PS5 though but I don't use it much) a lot of people just care about console gaming though and are too moronic to switch to PC.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have PC, PS5, and Switch
          Most of my time nowadays is played on my Switch, and my PS5 is quite literally getting dusty on my desk
          I can't really blame people for not wanting to bother with PC
          It took me no more than 30 minutes to choose the parts for my new PC, but I understand people who just want to buy a console and play shit

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >plays the Switch
            >literally no games

            Sure thing Switchlet

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              lmao go play bloodborne again no new snoy games this year!

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I have so many games that I need to finish on Switch, I'm not even sure I'll be able to finish them all before Switch 2 drops
              And those games I'm talking about are all first party (except for MHGU)
              Nice try though

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't really see the point of owning a switch when PC plays all the switch games better and for free but it sounds like you don't use your PC much in the first place. Plus the games on the switch don't interest me that much.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It really doesn't, and I don't want to deal with emulator tedium, I just want to play games.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Portability, moron. Leave your room once in a while

              What ever streaming service, there's a bunch of them. But my point still stands.

              What point

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If I'm walking in a park and see a 25 year old manchild sitting on a bench playing on a switch I'm punching him right in the face. Gaming is for home. Not when you're out and about.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You never leave your room

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no, you wouldn't do that

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you would risk a police record for that. Truly never left the room

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not black moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then you're going straight to jail. Blacks don't get held anymore because that'd be racism.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Damn I guess all those handhelds never existed

                Go outside and touch some grass you fat slob

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lol all the autists screeching at you lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Samegayging

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      true. I'm gonna buy a PS5 Pro asap and move on. Xbox is dead. It was fun while it lasted.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To compete you need to offer different experiences from your rivals, that means new ways to play and new games that your rival dont have.
    Then they decided to kill kinetic and other xbox features that made it unique and also stopped investing in exclusive titles. And they talk as if this is a surprise, guys at the top wanted to tank it on purpose, the "why" is the great qu3stion.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    buy stellar blade

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When it comes out on PC

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>Xbox is a dying brand and console

    Oh, I could've never imagined it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People know they exist, and they aren't fighting to be seen other than white people telling them they need to be seen and aren't noticed. I'd call that inherent racism.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Xbox is a dead console brand.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like my Series X and it has so much fricking potential because how how powerful it is. But If I'm buying a system that's supposed to be bad ass as it is, why does it look like it caps at 720p 30hz at times? DId the existence of the S really frick up development for the Series X that much?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it clearly phil focus to have more people subscribe on game pass so that maybe the reason for series S

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Blaming phil
    Mattrick is the entire reason Xbox became a joke, a punchline, his policies literally handcapped the xbox even well after Phil took over trying to undo his mess

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't mind my Xbox being also an entertainment system, but I don't use the shit for anything but games. There's no reason to use Netflix through my Xbox when it's already on my "smart" TV.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Phil didn't put Netflix on xbox?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What ever streaming service, there's a bunch of them. But my point still stands.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do sonyroaches have some kind of fakenews division shitting these out

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      360 was shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Look at those multiplats

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People want to play games. Where the frick are the games?

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mattrick killed Xbox with Kinect and his handling of the Xbone reveal. Spencer has done nothing substantial to reverse that, but he didn't put Xbox as a brand where it presently is.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im an Xbox One S owner and i'll probably get a PS5 or a PC just because i want to play Death Stranding 1 and 2. SeX is just a massive failiure.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PS5 barely has games either and what games it does have come to windows in a year.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    great article
    when phil said 'look, if starfield was a god game that wouldn't make a difference for us in the race' last year on that interview podcast i knew it was over. he doesn't understand how it works.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah it's just some snoy's wet dream

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's pretty fair-minded don't you think? it's objectively true phil is the person with the most power to chart the course for xbox other than his boss satya. phil's decisions led to this situation.

        he had to buckle down and play the long game. quality single player titles sell the console. gamepass back in the day was a quick ditch effort to get people into the ecosystem but it was clearly a long term problem with how it would lower game sales much like how streaming has done for physical film and tv media.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What situation? The one where I see more value in xbox and it's services than I see out of Sony this entire gen?

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phil allowed an abomination (Starfield) and no way he was not aware how flawed it is.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you seriously swear allegiance to a fricking game console you are a homosexual. Not even just a gay person but a homosexual

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still don't understand the point of Microsoft buying Activision and so much drama

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they dont have the balls to put COD on gamepass but it might help to take other COD players to play on xbox

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The point was to basically shut Sony out completely for the next console generation. New consoles, historically, have shit all for launch titles, so imagine the PS6 launching with Ratchet and Clank : A Tale of Two Furries against Xbox 720 with Skyrim 2 and Cowadoody Modern prostitutefare 7. It'd be a fricking bloodbath. The problem is the Xbox is doing so bad now that they might not even make it to the next generation.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Spend billions to harm your opponent
        >Forget to spend these billions on making sure you have things to sell
        >Both collapse
        nice

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You know the villain trope where they're like "If I can't win, then nobody can!", and they try to blow up the world? That's microsoft's business strategy.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Damn I guess all those handhelds never existed

    Go outside and touch some grass you fat slob

    you would risk a police record for that. Truly never left the room

    You never leave your room

    no, you wouldn't do that

    You guys are literally iPad kids

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And you still won't do shit about it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the ipad is like 10 years old now grampa

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And you're just a wannabe cool guy trying to sound tough on the monkeypoo imageboard

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bet I'm older than you

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lol. lmao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2024 will be Xbox's biggest year yet

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post Kinect Xbox has been such a fricking shit show.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >people still blaming Mattrick over 10 years later for Phil's ineptitude to turn the brand around outside of just becoming a gigantic publisher
    Yes, yes, Mattrick/Xbone did irreparable damage to the brand coming off of the 360 but the Xbone still sold like around 58 million by the time it was discontinued. Series X/S despite being more readily available during the shortages is now slowing down incredibly quickly and despite having a good year in 2022, floundered in 2023 despite discounts during Christmas. Game pass, Starfield, whatever other siler bullets that Xbox fans think give them the edge will never work at this point and it's sad to see them still clinging to the hopes that something will change outside of Microsoft trying to position themselves as the leader of the charge to "break down platform exclusivity" because they literally can't do anything else but that at the moment.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Being a publisher is probably the best outcome MS has now, Mattrick fricked up any chance of Xbox being a proper console name

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "break down platform exclusivity" kek i remember phil spencer shitting on single player games because they none and shilling multiplayer liver service games. Horizon zero dawn and zelda was those games he has a beef with.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They've tried to make their own Zelda a few times and it blew up in their face.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Phil should have just tried making good games. It did wonders for the 360 early on. Why it was deemed as an impossible strategy is incredibly obtuse.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I mean, ms owns the biggest game outside of gtav on the ps5 now..

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You morons just don't get it at all.

    1000 Dollar PS6 if Xbox dies today. Guaranteed. 100 Dollar games. PS+ 19.99 a month. Essential.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      good.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, (You) don't get it.
      Get to survive in this industry, that is

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sony was gonna reach that point with or without Xbox, at least it means Sony dies quicker since they're already wasting money on shitty movie game AAAs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      regardless with or without xbox PS will implode if they double down on DEI/Gay shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      without a single game worth playing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did you forget which company introduced cancerous paid online to the industry? Xbox isn't preventing anything

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Better than pc with all those hackers lmao get a job

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who introduced 60 dollar games?
      Who introduced paid online?
      Who introduced horse armor DLC?
      MS has never tried to keep prices low.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You forgot gutting DLC and jacking the prices to sell a season pass at a “discount” which was just the previous regular price.

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steps to save Xbox brand:
    1. Introduce 100% compatibility with Windows, turn it basically into a prebuilt PC pre-installed with a special version of Windows (kinda like steamOS)
    2. add the entire PC library onto the Xbox store, right now it has less games than Epic never mind steam
    3. remove paid online, but keep the option for a premium subscription like Gamepass and advertise it heavily to all Xbox users
    That's it, you basically win now. Xbox is very attractive specwise as a mid-budget PC if you sell it at minimum margins, and with full PC compatibility plenty of people will buy it. Then you simply coast off the 30% store revenue like valve.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >remove paid online
      Get a job

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >remove paid online
      360 made shitloads more money than PS3 despite selling less units and the hardware being cheaper because of Xbox live subs. Paid online isn't going anywhere. It's extremely important to their brand. Plus I'd rather pay to keep the thirdies out anyway.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Plus I'd rather pay to keep the thirdies out anyway.
        You are the thirdie pajeet.

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine not being 3rd and still losing money because no one buys your games lmao

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i still can't believe console warriors still exist in this day and age

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Disruptive changes like porting away all of it's exclusives were supposed to help?

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doesnt matter. Microsoft is 1000 times bigger than Sony and Nintendo and gaming isn't even 1% of their business. They could literally burn hundreds of billions every year and never hurt their bottom line. All they have to do is keep playing until the others go bankrupt and they automatically win. Nintendo already lost. The Wii U was their lost home console. They're not even in the race anymore, and it's only a matter of time before S@yny goes bankrupt. All of their divisions are failing, even the playstation. Japan is gonna be a third world country soon. Maybe you'll able to get $10 blowjobs like in vietnam soon.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Tendies make thread about Xbox all about them
    And people wonder why they have the nickname of tendies

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't act like snoys aren't the scourge of the internet

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This isn't the fault of Tendies. They didn't make it about themselves. Blue team did this again.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This isn't the fault of Tendies. They didn't make it about themselves. Blue team did this again.

          Truly they are the Australians of video games.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Australians are funny

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The internet would be better off if you kangaroo Black folk and your prison island were completely blocked from using it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The hardest pill to swallow was moot being correct about Nigstralians.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I never doubted him for a second. Australians are nothing but trouble.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The nogames5 has nothing but israeli lgbt propaganda
    •Black personman 2
    •the lez of us
    •snatchet and jank
    •gran boreismo
    The only decent thing is helldivers 2 and the majority of the userbase play it on PC so it might as well be a PC chad game at this point. Ganker is a Nintendo and PC board first and foremost.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AND as a pc gamer first and foremost, of course I'll gay an Xbox which shares purchases with play anywhere

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just add more diversity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And less attractive women. No curves for you, chuddies.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        get a gf

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PS4 and Xbox reveals permanently changed their brand image, there was no going back after that
    People buy PS5s because it's a Playstation, people don't buy Xboxes because they're Xboxes, it's just that simple

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not everybody is a snoy though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm talking about normies, not terminally online idiots. People buy a PS5 for the same reason they buy an iPhone

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Enjoy your normiebox I guess

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've been PC gaming for 20 years, just letting you know how normies operate
            Shame because a PS1 was my first console way back when, went with it over the N64

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          People buy a ps5 because it has Spiderman and God of War. Nintendo sells an entire console off of 3 brands: Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. Xbox has nothing. Halo is dead. Starfield was supposed to be their big break and it predictably shat the bed. Doesn’t matter how much Phil stuffs the gamepass Normies don’t play indie games. They’ll grind their 5v5 competitive or whatever (League, Fortnite, R6, COD) and that occasional rpg. That occasional “rpg” is what sells consoles.

          If Phil was serious about the Xbox brand he’d
          >maintain true exclusivity, no pc sameday release
          >not release new games on gamepass for 3 years minimum
          >hold studios on a tight leash, especially 343
          If this was done 7 years earlier Xbox would be fine. Phil is just incompetent and bad at his job, Bonnie Ross on a larger scale I’d say. By buying Activision and Zenimax and taking on their liabilities Microsoft is forced to become a publisher and not a brand because the “brand” isn’t sustainable enough for exclusivity. Purchases Microsoft should have never made but oh well. PlayStation has the luxury of merely having a pipeline issue. They just have to lower costs and push games out the door quicker which can be done with the right management and they probably will get it as Japan isn’t held to modern American hiring practices.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No play anywhere is goated are snoys just allergic to consumer friendly practices?

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They probably should have made some games

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    On paper they did the right moves but the people they gave all their IPs sucked at their job.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i've built up this idea of execs being hyper efficient cutthroats but phil spencer seems like the semi moronic kid who lives up the street

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >phil killed xbox
    do journalists all have goldfish brains

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's about fricking time that people realize Phil was never the savoir of XBox; dude was always a snake oil salesman.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He wasn't? Who put Monster Hunter, Persona and Yakuza on Xbox?
      Who made Game Pass a thing for both Xbox and PC?

      Halo is probably better now than it was in 2015 now but I hate Halo games so I don't know.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        H5 was better than infinite

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The story is dogpiss and dogshit. It had to be resched by multiple authors through books to be made good.
          I don't like Master Chief a single bit and think even for Cortana's character sake, that character should be dead.

          The games themselves I don't know cuz I don't like them. The weight feels wrong to me. You never quite feel as the super human that Spartans are.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            *Rescued
            And on the subject, Halo has sufficient lore to make a Mass Effect type of spin off. Microsoft is just too dumb to put that into motion.

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phil spent 100b dollars buying studios and then said they will allow all competitors access to the games. So why buy an xbox going forward
    They should have done what the japs do and make them all 100 percent console exclusives, buy out EA and make fifa exclusive to xbox then you win all of europe in an instant

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Play anywhere and gamepass still exist no matter how frantically snoys try and memory hole it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        and? I got my first xbox this gen (I mostly needed it for the browser) and all phil managed to accomplish was giving me no reasons to invest in the ecosystem, why would anyone get into xbox if they can just buy a ps5 and get the same games xbox gets and even more, better yet, everyone should just buy a PC.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ps5 doesn't have play anywhere and xbox games are better while also giving you a pc copy for free

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I know, those are neat features but you need people to get into your ecosystem first so they care about those features in the first place.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, can't wait to rent my games on Steam for a few years. How old is Gaben again?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I actually bought a ps5 this year because i had money to burn. First things first, i found there were no games. I think 5 exclusives and its been out for years already. Second is... its shit, the controller fricking sucks. Ive had every console since the nes.
        Xbox isnt much better. I get gamepass ultimate via turkey so its like 1 dollar a month for years but still no games.
        Phil should make all games exclusive. Minecrafy removed from all devices except xbox consoles, all blizzard shit xbox and pc exclusive only, cod only on xbox, buy fifa only on xbox
        >if we made any games, no one would buy our console anyway so we make nothing or release garbags and then still dont sell any

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >every discord troony raid always attacks PC, Tendies, and the Tardbox
    >conveniently they always leave the basedstation shill threads alone
    Funny how that works!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >jannies always scream about no console wars
      >troony raid threads aloud to operate without impunity
      S.o.y brained jan jans ruin everything

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're doing their job. They're sinking Stardew Valley threads.

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Brand loyalty sells consoles not games. PS5 has no games but sells anyways.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your problem is you aren't playing PC, and the amount of years you haven't starting from 2000 is how mich moron intensity you have.

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Killed Xbox by making Xbox a more friendly platform that gives you the option to skip the obsolete console model? It weirds me out that people cheer for the option that fricks you in the ass the most.

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean, he bought some of the greatest studios around right now. Give it some time. Once CoD is completely xbox exclusive and Skyrim 2 comes out the pendulum will swing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just two more weeks bro

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy every company on earth
    >they're not allowed to release their games
    >xbox is failing because capitalism

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for beta testing xisters

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe now snoys will have some games and stop shitposting all the time 🙂

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is this how you feel every time Sony releases their games on PC?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was absolutely crushed when I found out Ghosts of Tsushima was coming to PC four whole years after its release. My world was turned upside down when FF7 Remake became an Epic Store timed exclusive

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Was it easier on you when Helldivers 2 came out day one?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I know it's hard to imagine a game succeeding on console and PC since Microsoft is the only one who does really does day 1 dual releases. It's one of the biggest game releases in Sony history that has a massive player base and crossplay. Sounds like a win to me

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does he hate hot women?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those are guidelines. They wouldn't have any probablem with this game, Sony just paid for it to be exclusive. Probably to create this type of marketing going for them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the goalposting cope stretches and continues

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        oof, might be time for you guys to go back to discord and update your script

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      47M is double of 35M???? Also PSN+, which is the equivalent to Xbox Live btw, has been staggered since 2020.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think the article was made when they were at 25 million subscribers. It’s 34 million now because they converted Xbox gold members into it.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wakey wakey PC gamers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd love to see Sony cope and try the exclusive argument again, now that Microsoft has released games on their platforms.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        so obsessed lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So was Jim Ryan. How did that end up for him?
          Diablo 4 is already on Game Pass.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >how did that end up for him
            the #1 console and xbox going third party

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Why would Microsoft give a frick about baby toys metrics? Post about yours my dude.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They care enough to force Phil to sell their exclusives on competing consoles in hopes of finally turning a profit. You seem personally upset by this for some reason

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What's your take on that 100B dollar investment? Sure could help Sony with their financial woes wouldn't it?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this year will totally be the year Xbox succeeds, TRUST THE PLAN

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                🙂
                I like that you believe to be on top.
                Here's the heat you're begging me for.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bungle

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                EXACTLY. Trust. The. Plan. Microsoft is for the common man. We've lost money of the last decade but 2024 is our year. We will crush Sony and Nintendo. Gaben is shaking in his boots. Steam is ours.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you acting like you're not a cultist for Sony? Funny

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                oh wow, how do you know if someone is a cultist on an anonymous message board?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >plastic
                Seething Xbox executive. Your brand is completely in the shitter. Xbox as a console brand is finished.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Is it? Rumour says we're about to have a portable Xbox and Steam on Xbox. Can't wait to play Persona off my Game Pass on my portable Xbawks.
                Too bad Sony killed their portable division.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's Microsoft's attempt to slow down the adoption of Linux. They thought they could take out small fries like Nintendo and Sony early on but failed. Now the suits at Microsoft are turning their attention to their real threat, Steam Decks and Valve.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Playstation 5 and Nintendo Switch are getting their competitor Xbox console exclusives on their console for free. Went well, thanks Jimbo Ryan.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              And I hope more follow suit. You'll be paying for my Game Pass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      uhhh what does that mean for the games we rented on steam?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >digital
        You own nothing. You will be happy. You will renew GameShitPass rent.

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only time they ever succeeded was when Sony shit its pants with $599 and Nintendo went after the grandma market with the Wii. It was never anything THEY did, it was just the competition fricking up.

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How poor do you have to be to use gamepass? Own nothing and told what you are allowed to play. lol pathetic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Games cost €80 now. I'd be very poor if I chased after every new release no matter how hyped that game is.
      Rather be poor than be American though. I'm fine thanks for asking.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If 80 pounds a month is a big expense/purchase for you get off videogames totally and get a education for a good job.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          To spend on something like videogames? For sure. But that's none of my problem since I sub to Game Pass.
          Don't lecture me on money, Mohammed. Worry about your garbage country.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm white but enjoy being poor and working till your 70 lol

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I'm white
              Your country isn't. Not anymore at least.
              Enjoy your Ramadan.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How that stop me from my physical games I buy?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm smarter than you. If you pay more than 3 coins for a disc in a shitty plastic case, you are an idiot. I paid 70usd for PS+ extra and I finished 62 games.
      Fricking Sony forced me to upgrade to premium if I wanted to renew it with a discount, but I'm still milking it just like I did during the first year.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not like you owned anything on PC in the first place anyway and Valve isn't doing shit in regards to providing value for their customers. Steam sales continue to get worse and worse but the steamie would rather sob and do nothing as Valve continues to frick consumers rather than seeking out the plethora of other options which provide far better value.

      I guess the situation is slightly different for the few people who are on Xbox but even then games do continue to go up in price. Why pay $70 + tip for Persona 3 Reload when you can just play it on gamepass?

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honest to God I thought that was dead years ago. It amazing how the 360 was their only good console and even then it had the rrod and it was partly because of the ps3 fiasco.

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >if you don't like shitpass rent you are poor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >getting banned from nintendo

      you probably did something worth a ban it's not like they've got a voice system for you to say Black person Black person Black person

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox players in FFXIV are being banned by xbox for mentioning "free company"

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has Sony made any 100 billion investments recently? What's Jim's opinion on it? He probably thinks Bungie is better value.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And coincidentally, 2028 is also the release date for their next Xbox.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Post avoided like it's cancer
      Sony fans know that they can only debate in the playground. 🙂

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox is incapable of making a good game. They’ll frick up Perfect Dark too. I could fix that game 30 seconds flat for them, but they’re incompetent and don’t even realize what made it good in the first place. Also it’s impossible to have huge hit games now a days with zoomers never buying anything. 95% of the time zoom zooms just keep playing their f2p slop.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Considering how little they cared and had no hope for Hi Fi Rush and just shadow dropped while being the best thing xbox has had in years shows that MS doesn't understand games.

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    b***h ruined Battletoads too, should go the way of Bonnie Ross.

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This guy literally killed Microsoft's gaming division

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Uh they just acquired activism

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only thing he killed was Jimmy and PS.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        killed so hard it forced xbox to go third party and sony to have record profits

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every studio Microsoft buys has their output slow down to a crawl under their thumb and suffers a severe drop in quality. They act like buying out as many IP as they can will course correct the situation when they cant even get a Fable game out despite it being one of their flagships. They undervalue their own games by pushing gamepass subs before actual sales, I dont think I've actually bought a Microsoft game since Killer Instinct.

    Spencer's an idiot who's on a sinking ship and thinks hes just not hitting the right icebergs.

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would really argue if you want someone to blame its Don Mattrick. It's always been Don Mattrick.
    We're talking about a guy who saw the success of the Xbox 360's launch which took advantage of networking with other big studios at the time (some of them mainstream), a console which sold on the existence of Halo 3 and then said to himself
    >we clearly need more Halo/Gears/Fable/Forza and nothing else to keep selling Xbox because uhhh that's what keeps Xbox gamers on Xbox
    Except Don Mattrick never gave a shit to properly talk to the studios, he never cared about communicating with the companies that were first party and he ended up losing Bungie which lost them Halo and lost them every sense of any first party lineup.
    Rare was gutted under Don Mattrick. Bungie is a shit studio but if I saw Don Mattrick's vision of Xbox then I'd be wanting to dip too. Don was so fricking afraid of new titles even from PROVEN studios and wasn't willing to take any risks on a new generation even after the Kinect's absolute fricking failure and writing on the wall. Mattrick then decided to commit journalistic suicide which the Xbox One NEVER recovered from.

    Don Mattrick's tenure at Xbox should be like a step-by-step guide on how not to manage anything. You have a guy who consistently made every wrong decision and when he did make a decision or did make some kind of commitment, it was on something that only hurt the brand and thing he was in charge of. He was uncharismatic, he was clueless, he was involved with a concept he never believed in.
    Don Mattrick was one of the first people to hear about the concept of Microsoft making a game console and basically thought it was such a bad idea that he worked against it from being shown to higher management. That is who they put in charge of the brand.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s been 10 years anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yea, it's been 10 years since Xbox has had any leverage to start any dialogue with other companies and only what, 1-2 years ago they started to seriously acquire studios? When you have the literal market dominance that Xbox 360 had and then you clear out all the coffers for a launch where Sony is starting to eat up your exclusivity deals on mainstream franchises and multiplatforms (wow, reminds me of the Xbox 360 launch), then Sony kicks your fricking ass so hard and you spend an entire launch year of a product committing to everything that made your console a total dumpster fire, you don't recover.
        It has been 10 years, and they never recovered. I mean, Phil is a shit guy at the job too but you couldn't fix the mess of someone who didn't ever believe in the thing he was supposed to be in charge of.
        If Don Mattrick was still involved Xbox wouldn't have launched another console. They wouldn't even be a publisher. They'd have sold off all their IPs and would've likely closed up shop completely.

        It's been 10 years since Xbox was the market leader. They've never got close to it since and one shitty launch will absolutely kill you and your brand if you're put on a stage with a bunch of people expecting something nice. 10 years later, people still remember that Xbox One reveal. People still remember Sony making fun of them for the sharing of games thing. People still fricking remember "if you don't have some form of internet connectivity we have a product for you that's called the Xbox 360."
        Literal suicide from a marketing point of view. The brand died, what's left is basically someone who's had a stroke trying to relive the life they once had and only now they're starting to realize that it just isn't possible.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I’m not reading all that Phil

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Phil isn't any better he gutted like a majority of post-launch Xbox exclusives and has actively chased shitty trends with the Xbox brand no one fricking cares about anymore attached to it because he believes too much in a name that no one takes serious anymore

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the thing is mattrick did a kind of frick up that would instantly kill brands not backed up by infinite money. ruining a brand's reputation, output AND relatioship with the industry would kill a brand on any sector. it's been 10 years and we can still see the repercussions of his choices. phill is bad because he's trying to make xbox generate more money over trying to make consumers happy, but he didn't come from the 360's spectacular sales and wasn't trying to royally frick people into accepting not being able to share and resell used games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s been 10 years anon

      Xbox never really had a big 1st party. They had Bungie (gone), Rare (shell of itself), and lionhead (dead). After that everything was 3rd party. Epic made gears, they would pay EA and capcom for timed exclusives and they would pay 3rd party devs to make games like Killer Instinct and Ryse. Things changed when Amazon and Google tried to push their way into the industry MS has said as much. When Amazon bought Double Helix it spooked them. They had their first party studios decimated by Mattrick being a moron and now they could face companies with pockets as deep as there own. So they went on a buying spree, but in the meantime the Xbox console has not sold enough to pay for their debt so they need to look for money elsewhere.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That image is funny in retrospect since Microsoft now owns Crash and Sony still has no Mario/Sonic tier mascot

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Arguably that'd be Ratchet & Clank but even that's been put on the backburner for more Marvel games according to leaks. Next Ratchet game slated for a fricking 2029 release because Rift Apart didn't break even.
          >make sequel to game that came out 10 fricking years ago
          >for a console no one can buy
          >it doesn't do well
          Crazy how that works.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why didn't they continue making third party exclusives then? What the frick happened to scalebound? Why did they not publish Alan Wake 2 from remedy? Instead Epic was the one willing to publish it and it was one of the best games of last year. It could've been an easy W for Microsoft.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They abandoned the strategy to go all in on 1st party.

          >“My Strategy is more around our own first party franchises, and investing in franchises that we own. I want to have strong third party relations, but paying for many third party exclusives isn’t our long term strategy,” said Spencer. It’s great to have Tomb Raider as part of our line-up, but investing in first party, you’ll see more of that at Gamescom, is really core to our strategy.”

          Tomb Raider 2 was the last real exclusive from a 3rd party studio now they pay companies to put games on gamepass. They have had some success with their 1st party but it's mostly been smaller games like grounded. Not exactly system sellers.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Xbox DID have Bungie at the time, but they lost them because when they acquired guys like Lionhead and Rare, they were gutting them completely and re-arranging staff. They lost them because they wanted a Halo output machine instead of a first party studio that was willing to branch out into other IPs.
        I'm still fricking shocked that they never thought "hey, Destiny, a game that's practically going to be played always online is a great way to show off why we as a console are forcing an online connection so fricking hard".
        Xbox paying 3rd party studios to make games for them wasn't the worst idea ever. They just didn't even bother to do that when the One launch came. They just gave up.

        Why didn't they continue making third party exclusives then? What the frick happened to scalebound? Why did they not publish Alan Wake 2 from remedy? Instead Epic was the one willing to publish it and it was one of the best games of last year. It could've been an easy W for Microsoft.

        >Why didn't they continue making third party exclusives then?
        Because Don is a fricking moron and thought the only thing that mattered for Xbox was the shit that was already selling and didn't have a god damn clue about what an actual games console launch was supposed to be like.
        Pete Moore might've been a scumbag to some but the guy actually got hired because he worked at SEGA and during the time he was working around the Dreamcast launch. Which killed SEGA's console dreams but was at least experience for him to realize that maybe a few exclusives to sell your console and actively working with 3rd parties was a good thing.
        >scalebound
        Might shock you but Xbox didn't even want it. Ben Judd was the one who basically tried to make both parties come together on it, they made the deal, Xbox didn't care.
        >remedy
        Because Quantum Break didn't do well. And considering it was, at the time, the best-selling new intellectual property on the One? Yea, Xbox was fricking done.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >They just didn't even bother to do that when the One launch came. They just gave up.
          Not true, they had a bigger line up then sony. Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Crimson Dragon, Forza 5 and a bunch of kinect shit. Most of this was 3rd party that they paid for. The console failed because of the always online component not the games. Spenser took over early in the cycle and changed strategy. He upsets sonygays a lot because he argues that the console era is dead and games should be on every possible device to maximize revenue.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They had a "bigger lineup" that they didn't get out the door in the focus of marketing so all the money they did spend was totally pointless. Which is why shit like Dead Rising 3 sold less than Dead Rising 2 and even sold less than Dragon's Dogma. Ryse had numerous development issues because of the kinect focus and was infamously wiped Crytek off the map for essentially 6 years.
            Xbox committed live suicide on stage here

            They never recovered, they defined the marketing in the eyes of the industry of what the Xbox One was going to be, more than that, what the brand was going to be. They gave the frick up and then remembered "oh yea we did pay for all those studios so we'll wheel them out at E3 and give them some slight marketing".
            The funny thing is that out of all the games in that list I only remember seeing Sunset Overdrive marketed and it was considerably less than anything Sony.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              No amount of marketing was going to save them from their disaster launch. They had to cut $150 and the kinect out and it still didn't sell. Except to me I bought one to play Sunset Overdrive and Killer Instinct and like them a lot.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >spoiler
                I also own an Xbone. The controller has paid for the entire console, at least that's what I tell myself. I guess I also have the best way to emulate Sonic Unleashed.

  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PC GODS WE WIN ONCE AGAIN

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all these "iconic" mascots Microsoft bought
    >a fricking car
    How the mighty have fallen.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love car

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox releases only renewed Xbox Series S, guts game pass, returns to physical with no download or internet required. Makes good games with waifus. Returns to dudebro culture.

    This will save Xbox.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is there even a dudebro culture to try to associate with anymore?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >do straight men still exist?
        I'm afraid they still do.

  97. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox is in a great spot in the industry though. Why are we acting like they aren't?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Their gaming revenue is good. Their console marketshare is not. That's why their pivoting to a third party. It makes no sense to invest all this money into a platform that can't even succeed.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Microsoft Gaming is two groups. Group A is the Xbox and hardware people. Group B is the software publisher who wants to buy studios and generate revenue this way. Group B is slowly eating Group A away and Spencer failed to make the Xbox hardware team stronger than the Xbox One era. It's over for Xbox console brand.

        Xbox is in a great spot in the industry though. Why are we acting like they aren't?

        Phil Spencer unironically has yes men like this moron who keep telling him how great it is to be 4th place to the SteamDeck.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But Microsoft isn't a console-only manufacturer. They operate on PC as well. Those $20B speak for themselves.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >losing money
      >losing marketshare
      >studios can't put out good games
      >us government and eu courts watching their every move
      you tell me

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >https://tech4gamers.com/xbox-publisher-support/
        >Xbox On Its Last Legs In Europe As Publishers Second Guess Support
        You forgot 3rd parties talking about no making Xbox ports anymore. Retailers dropped Xbox physical games. Publishers coming around to the idea that there's no point in making Xbox games anymore. GamePass is totally a good strategy guys, trust the PhilSpencer plan! 10 more years!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It was obvious it wasn't sustainable from the beginning too. People cheering GamePass on were too moronic to see the eventual rug pull if Microsoft's plan had worked.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      revenue doesn't mean much

  98. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phil spenser is on record as saying just making good games won't be enough to save xbox. He should have been fired the moment he said that. What an insane thing to say as a CEO.

  99. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >n-no but you see, we are not in a world where great games will make us win the console war
    have a nice day phil you fricking c**t YOU HAVE INFINITE MONEY MAKE SOME FRICKING GOOD GAMES JESUS FRICKING CHRIST

  100. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox = no games
    Playstation = movies or no games
    Nintendo = children games

    It's all tiresome, gaming is dead

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, those pesky movie games like Helldivers, Stellar Blade and Rebirth

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That last one dipped under 7K sales in its home country, might want to take that out lol.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what do sales have to do with whether a game is a movie game or not moron bro

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            japan isn't fond of movie AAA games. their flavor of movie games is VNs and smaller indies

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          homosexual

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Butthurt Snoy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No one will even remember those games a month from now. For Sony if it isn't their movie slop no one gives a frick.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and Rebirth
        >final fantasy is not a movie game
        KEK

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yikes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Helldivers
        most helldivers sales don't even come from playstation
        >Stellar Blade
        it's a porn movie but a movie nonetheless
        >Rebirth
        yes

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it's a porn movie
          I sure as frick hope so because so far i've seen no penetration, no naked women, no nothing.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            there will be a lot of jiggle and effectively naked women. you'll also probbaly get a lot of porn just like overwatch

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're still forgetting the P in V. Maybe tone it down to softcore porn? like those calendars with naked women non castrated men have?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Active players, they released the actual breakdown and it was 60/40 steam sales to PS. honestly I though it'd be worse on the PS side. I'd guess Helldivers is a game most people would prefer to play on PC

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You mean Earth Defense Force, Neir Automata, and Final Fantasy VII? Yeah, those are pretty good games but we're talking about the current year.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just play on PC doujin stuff.

  101. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phil Spencer quotes
    >Great games can't help Xbox sell consoles
    >Gen Y isn't why people aren't buying our consoles, its capitalism's fault
    >Gen Z is the reason we need GamePass to succeed more than ever
    >Don Mattrick is the reason Xbox is in a bad position with retailers
    >We hear you and we're listening, we want to have great software too

  102. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >great games sell consoles
    Explain the PS5 then?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People thought it'll have games

  103. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All they had to do was
    >Remove Political correctness
    >Launch a xbox psp
    >Fund hundreds of AA studios instead of buying one aaa studio
    .
    Is it that hard?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These companies are incapable of making good decisions due to corporate moronation. All it takes is one vindictive moron in the wrong position and any idea can be smothered in the crib.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Watching these big companies ruin themselves for most moronic things is hilarious, at this point even a high school kid will run these companies better than those corpo gays

  104. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CAPITALISM SUCKS, EVERYONE IS IN TROUBLE - Phil Spencer last week on why consumers have chosen not to buy Xbox consoles.

    PS5 is outselling the PS3, PS4. Nintendo Switch is about to break the highest selling game console title.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >PS4
      It is not.

  105. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >engagement metrics
    >profits
    Xbox is in third place and has been for 20 years. Their brand has fully capitulated, enough that retailers are removing Xbox games from store shelves and 3rd parties are opening to the idea of not shipping Xbox versions.

  106. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    corporate shit heads aren't the ones that make a system successful, they at best set the stage
    it's having developers that make fun games that people want to play that makes a system successful.

  107. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are we talking about Hellsdiver 2, a game that isn't on Xbox, on an Xbox is a disaster thread?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      snoys are still mad about the fact that the PS5 revived the "PS3 has no games" meme

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        where can i play stellar blade?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nowhere; it's not out yet

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          On PC for less than 20 bucks a year from now.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oh really? but it releases in less than a month

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              On an inferior product that you could t pay me to keep.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                *Couldn't
                Albeit I would probably sell it for profit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                imagine paying thousands of dollars to rent a game on pc

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Personally, I don't even care about that game. Looks terrible. It has that Code Vein stank on it.
                But I'd play it for less than $20 once it releases on PC.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Stellar Blade is a PS5 exclusive and a never ever on PC. He's a seething and malding Xbox/PC gay. Bloodborne is a never ever on PC and Xbox too btw guys.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >where can i play stellar blade?
          Only on Playstation™.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >where can i play stellar blade?
          Only on Playstation™.

          hope you like kotakuslop

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            sorry sis i don't let the internet sway my opinion on things like you do

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >AAAIIIIEEEEEEE SORRY GAMERS WE ARE SORRRYYYEEEEE
            Naked dogeza and kiss the boot or no deal.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I won't play any game that doesn't amuse my bush tbh

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks PC bro, I'll enjoy Stellar Blade twice as hard on your behalf. One day you'll be able to pay off that $2,000 RTX 4090 GPU you are using to play Dragon's Ligma 2 at 30FPS, you'll graduate to the PS5 and PC idort DS and PSP master class race and won't have to throw temper tantrums on Ganker for missing out on exclusives.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              PS5 is a huge downgrade to anyone's quality of life. The fact that you need these threads to justify your purchase this hard speaks for itself.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I AM THE MASTER RACE
              >I AM THE MASTER RACE
              lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >runs like shit on pc
                >only have to pay 6 times the cost of a ps5 to play an inferior version
                lol, lmao even

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >runs like shit on pc
                only for turd wolders
                >inferior version
                the playstation 5 version runs worse than the xbox series fricking s mate. also the pc version is the one that runs the best. wtf are you even talking about?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                now show the pc comparison which is what i was talking about my moronic little friend, surely that looks favorable

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                🙂

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Great job little guy, you're doing great. We're almost there. Now tell me what an RTX 4080 costs right now?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you don't even need a 4080 to run that well. the game is CPU bound so if you have a decent CPU you could get a much better performance with a 2060 super or a 3060. but to answer your question a 4080 these days goes for $1000

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Dragon's Dogma 2 runs at 30FPS on a RTX 4090 which costs $2,000. PC Tribal Warrior national anthem is begging for Bloodborne PC port.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Dragon's Dogma 2 runs at 30FPS on a RTX 4090
                no it doesn't. now see

                >runs like shit on pc
                only for turd wolders
                >inferior version
                the playstation 5 version runs worse than the xbox series fricking s mate. also the pc version is the one that runs the best. wtf are you even talking about?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                hm I don't know, DigitalFoundry says Dragon's Dogma 2 runs at 30FPS on the PC too.

  108. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >great games sell consoles.
    I bought the PS3 exclusively for playing MGS4, so I can confirm this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i bought the ps5 exclusively for spider-man 2, so I can confirm this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have fun playing stellar blade.. oh wait you can't
        HAHAHAHHAHA

        I see the Brazilian as got a whiff of this thread.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Black personman 2
        >copy pasted Ubisoft map marker content
        >that fricking writing
        >that fricking narrative
        >a fricking shoe advertisement on a costume

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I play games unlike you

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Explains why everything is flopping on the PS5. You're probably part of the group that can't even afford games at €80.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              i buy all of them physical so i own them unlike you fricking homosexual Black person renting steamie

              >IT IS ASCTHUALL NOT OWNING!!!

              doesitplay.org

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You do? That's unlikely for PlayStation fans considering how everything is flopping so hard on that console. 5 games alone cost as much as your console.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >IT IS ASCTHUALL NOT OWNING!!!
                this but unironically
                >BUT I BUY THEM PHYSICAL
                >he thinks sony can't simply brick their console
                pppfffftt AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                are you fricking moronic? the demo is a digital license, like your rental games, homosexual. they cant do shit to my disc, come on, hit me with your cope opinions, do it. tell me how they can frick my disc, because they legit cant? drm? console is way less restrictive. frick you and get educated you b***h ass fricking rental homie homie Black person black charchoal homosexual wiener sucking motherfricker

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >they cant do shit to my disc
                YEAH THEY CAN DO IT TO YOUR HARDWARE. MUCH BETTER ISN'T IT? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                OH NO! I never logged into internet on my ps5 and have a local account. You are so fricking dumb its mind boggling, please find a rope, have a nice day, right now. Like right fucing now you Black person

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I never logged into internet on my ps5
                sure thing bro kek

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >sure thing bro kek
                HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >pajeet
                see

                pay sure ms is in a stronger position overall

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ganker really is moronic. They'll go on about how the xbox is losing cause is has no games but then say the PS5 has no games in the next sentence. Why the frick is it winning then? They say "oh but the games come to PC" and then post that dumbass image of "Nintendo switch has games" when those games are on PC before they're even on switch. Then they cope and say "switch emulation is jank" when it's damn near flawless. Frick this shit I'm just gonna shoot myself.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This board is perpetually ass hurt at sony. No matter if sony is winning or losing, Ganker is ass hurt about it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No you're just moronic. No one is 'butt hurt' except Sony fans who are aware Sony could be its PS2 behemoth again if it had smart people in charge of it.
                Like me.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I am. I'm never buying a Crapstation and fall for their shitty ecosystem.
                No PC, no buy. Simple stuff.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I own a PC, PS5, Switch. Cry b***h tears to Phil Spencer and renew GamePass rent. You are never playing Bloodborne.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ganker really is moronic. They'll go on about how the xbox is losing cause is has no games but then say the PS5 has no games in the next sentence. Why the frick is it winning then? They say "oh but the games come to PC" and then post that dumbass image of "Nintendo switch has games" when those games are on PC before they're even on switch. Then they cope and say "switch emulation is jank" when it's damn near flawless. Frick this shit I'm just gonna shoot myself.

                are you fricking moronic? the demo is a digital license, like your rental games, homosexual. they cant do shit to my disc, come on, hit me with your cope opinions, do it. tell me how they can frick my disc, because they legit cant? drm? console is way less restrictive. frick you and get educated you b***h ass fricking rental homie homie Black person black charchoal homosexual wiener sucking motherfricker

                It's pretty fricking obvious if you think about it for a few seconds: Consoles are a poorgay computer to play games and watch movies. It's "I don't want to buy a $300 blu-ray player that can only do one thing" normalgay outlet. Sure, you probably buy it for some specific function or specific game, but no one else really does that. It's really just you, on your normalgay moron brick, finding a tertiary use of the device that was put in by some really smart engineer somewhere.

                So, let's look at the tertiary features of the Xbox and the PS5

                XBox
                >Game Pass (available on PC so any smart person wouldn't frick with it anyway)

                PS5
                >Used games
                >Blu-ray
                >Crossplay with PC
                >VR

                This is aside from the normal functions of the console, btw. On paper, the PS5 just kicks the shit out of the Xbox, and it does it for cheaper. The only reason PS5 isn't an abject failure is because the Xbox just sucks that fricking hard. So congrats, you're the least-moronic kid in the special olympics.

                Anyone else who *just* wants a video game console has a switch they can go buy. Learn this because it's dictated the last two console generations and will continue to for the next few as well.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                not reading your blog frogposter

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's fine, tldr Sony isn't good, Xbox is just that fricking awful. Sony just did the bare minimum that people expected while Xbox is too up its own ass to even do that. They would never get away with their shit in a previous console gen if their competition didn't kill itself.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Xbox
                >Game Pass
                PS5
                >No Game Pass
                To me it's this simple lmao have fun with your $80 releases (you aren't, games are flopping hard)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                tldr; Xbox is a 3rd place dead brand in the home console space and losing to the SteamDeck soon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If I'm using Game Pass, why wouldn't I subscribe on my PC? I get bingbucks from its Search Engine initiative that pays for the pass for me.

                More than that, why wouldn't I just pirate it?

                Those two questions are why Game Pass hasn't sold any Xboxes.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >rents games
                >spyware search engine

                jesus dude

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I can use it anywhere I want. PC, Xbox or even mobile. That's the beauty of it.
                But if I'm paying for Ultimate of course I want to have easy access of it on my TV. That requires a Xbox console.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                pure poor person cope

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Some things never change

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If you're rich why the frick would you be playing on a console?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They'll go on about how the xbox is losing cause is has no games but then say the PS5 has no games in the next sentence. Why the frick is it winning then?
                Neither of you have any games. The PS5 is winning because it's a better multimedia console. The Series S doesn't even have a fricking Blu ray drive. PS5's game library is propped up entirely with bundled deals.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bro, Helldivers had a 60/40 split between PC and PS5. No one is buying games there.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ????
                40% of all sales is a big fricking deal dude. I know you're trolling but jesus christ.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh how the mighty SonyBlack suddenly has to change his narrative. :3
                40% isn't winning.
                Now onto Rebirths' sales...

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Now onto Rebirths' sales...
                0.00 on Steam
                0.00 on Xbox
                100% on PS5
                1.00 when it comes out on Epic Game Store exclusively like Kingdom Hearts Collection on EGS

                Here let me remind you https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/discover/kingdom-hearts NEVER EVER ON STEAM

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >100% on PS5
                and it bombed. that's the point moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How much did it sell in Japan this week? 7k?
                Big floppa.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I legitimately thought it'd be something like 75% PC

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >before they're even on switch
                no they can't. when the games leak people that have hacked switches can play those games at the same time

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The people who have hacked switches aren't tendie ride or dies. They hate Nintendo's guts as much as every Snoy or PC owner does. The people posting Nintendo switch has games are braindead tendies with brand loyalty only rivaled by steam diehards.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >not a diehard tendie
                >bought a tendie machine
                not fooling anyone

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ps5 is winning what? already starting to sell less than ps4? having one of the worst attach rates? having a mere 5% profit for their last report? evne their biggest release, helldivers 2 is doing ebtter on pc than on their own ps5.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The sad part is sunset overdrive is easily the best game on that list

  109. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hellblade 2 is a 4-5 hour game sold for $50 and will be digital only. The first of the Xbox Series exclusives announced 4 years ago. All we've seen is walking segments and angry bald lady make angry faces.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >announced months before the system even came out
      >its been 5 years
      Jesus christ, why do they even bother?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Scamming Phil out of Microsoft money seems a good business strategy

  110. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming/Xbox confirmed today what I think we already knew that 4 games will be coming to other platforms in this video.

    >At 1:00 he says:
    >"So we made the decision that we are going to take 4 games to the other consoles. Just 4 games. Not a change to our fundamental exclusive strategy. We're making this decision for specific reasons."
    thanks Xbox gays.

  111. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am PISSED at phil and Xbox because they ceded the console war when they stopped trying to be a console for people who played games instead of watch movies

  112. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Minecraft prints them more money and free advertisement than they lose off any console development alone.

    Sony's propaganda campaign is wild.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah and it's selling better on everything that isn't an xbox. you know corpos expect their different divisions to actually turn a profit right?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >yeah and it's selling better on everything that isn't an xbox.
        And Microsoft gets paid for this?
        You do know that Microsoft isn't the Xbox console in a trenchcoat like Sony is with the playstation?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you commented on my first point, now comment on the second one which you surely didn't ignore on purpose

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Consoles always sell at a loss.
            Gamepass/games make them more profit than they lose off that entry free.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              so much "profit" that suits are forcing them to sell single player games on competing consoles lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Strap to your chair, Sonybro. There's an ocean of butthurt coming your way. Those $100B Microsoft has invested recently are going to be used for their videogames as well.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Microsoft games are so well made, can't wait to play their new CoD games on my PS6 and Switch 2

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Can't wait to see how hard the Switch 2 will rape the next PlayStation as well.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >them to sell single player games on competing consoles lmao
                Why wouldn't they? They make more money that way. Sony requires exclusive games as a default to sell their product.

                Sure thing Phil, I'm sure those insane profits your followers keep attempting to bring up will finally propel you out of third place. Heck, you may even sell more consoles than Steam Decks this quarter

                >finally propel you out of third place.
                Doesnt matter where they are if they make profit.
                Microsoft > Sony.
                Sony might be the Playstation in a trenchsuit, but even they play second fiddle to Nintendos exclusives.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >profit
                >xbox
                uhhh i got bad news for you bro

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The Xbox part of microsoft makes a profit.
                I'm not sure why you think otherwise.
                Gamepass is a part of Xbox.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Le moronic weebshit reaction image
                not an argument.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Le moronic weebshit reaction image
                not an argument.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sure thing Phil, I'm sure those insane profits your followers keep attempting to bring up will finally propel you out of third place. Heck, you may even sell more consoles than Steam Decks this quarter

  113. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its not Phil's fault. Don Mattrick did irrevocable damage to the brand and no good will would bring enough trust back. It was that bad.

  114. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He keep saying "good games sell consoles", so where are the good games? Phil you've been saying good games won't save your console for five years now, maybe try making good games? Maybe pretend? Maybe, at the very least, fire all of the white-hating Black folk in your division who cannot stop telling your customers how much Xbox hates them? Maybe attempt to be the XBox of yesteryear if you want to be remotely relevant in the console war today.

    I hate Sony on principle. Shitty Nogame movie box that routinely censors its shit and started the 70 dollar game push. At the sae time, I can't remember the last time a Sony executive or marketing head stood up and said "Frick off Gamer, our console is for proud Black person, not you". Even if the games are fart-huffing ivory tower nonsense, it's at least not actively hostile toward anyone. They're mediocre movie games but not bad games. You don't even make games, Phil. You just complain about how games wouldn't save you while you buy everything in existence and close them.

  115. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If Minecraft was such a great killer exclusive they would've locked it down. Minecraft sales numbers, per the Activision and Microsoft vs. FTC case leaks, are actually way higher on Playstation and Nintendo consoles. Minecraft wouldn't sell without Sony and Nintendo.

  116. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    APOLOGIZE

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Xbox One factually had more exclusives and sold way more consoles. Don Mattrick on paper is a better Xbox executive than Phil Spencer at running the Xbox division. Sunset Overdrive, Tomb Raider timed exclusive, Dead Rising 3 timed exclusive, like 3 Halo games (shit but still). Phil Spencer only shipped one Halo game and it cost 500 million dollars to develop and it got it got taken off life support faster than Sony killing Gravity Rush 2 servers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I will not

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kekkerino, kekaroo, kekarooni, etc. They wanted to see your pp so badly through the Kinect that they gave away the 8th generation to Sony. What a fiasco.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        APOLOGIZE

        I still
        still
        STILL
        S T I L L
        TO THIS FRICKING DAY
        DON'T GET WHY HE WENT THROUGH WITH IT

        WHAT WAS HE THINKING

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        I still
        still
        STILL
        S T I L L
        TO THIS FRICKING DAY
        DON'T GET WHY HE WENT THROUGH WITH IT

        WHAT WAS HE THINKING

        This shit should be studied in business school

  117. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MS gaming is coasting on seemingly good business decisions that aren't going to last much longer. The ActiBlizz purchase is a good example; D4 sold really well but it's crap, so was D3. SC2 sucked. Retail WoW has sucked for a long time. But Acti makes money through live services so while the games keep getting worse, the money still rolls in for now. This goodwill cannot last forever, and when they sink they will sink fast.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >MS gaming is coasting on seemingly good business decisions
      Buying studios and then immediately downsizing them is an ultimate brainlet move. Downsizing affects productivity. Downsizing affects structure and efficiency. It is not what you do when you want companies to be efficient machines that produce a game every year or two.

      Microsoft, by buying these companies and downsizing, has torpedoed any game production for this generation and possibly the next. Restructuring takes time, and time is what you need to make games.

      I agree the act of buying everything in the industry to suck up anything that may be playable on Sony consoles is a great move if you're thinking about next generation, but it's hardly going to help right now. Downsizing is an absolute, braindead, full-moron move for Diversity hires at XPajeet who don't understand that games take time. If they wanted to maximize efficiency and start for the next-gen push now, they should have left the companies alone, became their holding company, and had them start making full-bore projects for the NeXtBox or whatever it's called and eat the costs.

      No, MS wants to have its cake, eat it too. It can't have that while it's losing but it's ran by people who have never been second place in an industry before, so they have no fricking clue what they are doing.

  118. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Xbox series X/S side 1 of 2 port B
    Can we take a moment to appreciate what an eye sore this literal globohomosexual black cube is? WTF were they thinking?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I despise Xbox but this design is simple which I appreciate. PS5 and Switch are ugly ass hell and look horrible on TV stands

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The One was butt-frick ugly.
      I'm looking at mine right now. Christ. What an ugly fat bastard. I think the Series design is actually an improvement. The One looks like an unusued Cyberpunk 2077 asset.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can we discuss that EVERYTHING about the marketing of the Series X is a fricking nightmare?

      >It's named X Box Series X
      >There's another console named X Box One
      >Anothern amed X Box One X
      >Another named the X Box

      >ALLLLL of these names come up if you google search the console
      >It initially sold while the X Box One X was released
      >Only replace One with Series

      And to make it better, this name was designed by Xbox marketing who hired this woman as it's global head

      There's a Sony fan in charge of Microsoft

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >WE STOPPED CATERING TO WHITE MEN
        >WHERE'S THE VAUNTED MINORITY AND WOMEN'S MONEYS?!?!
        >WHY IS XBOX DYING!?!?! WHERE'S THE MONEY?!?
        Famous last words.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And they just don't get it, that's the part that fricks with me. They just don't understand Xbox was the most popular it ever was when it was the dudebro outlet. So why are they afraid of doing that again? YOu would think someone as big as MIcrosoft would care about making money.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe they just got the signal to kill it off? Because there's a war coming so they need warm bodies to die in taiwan/ukraine? Notice that the adds now have white men instead of transbian girls in them again? That's not a good sign.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I love watching this happen.
          >look at this survey*, 50% of gamers are women
          *includes gamers who only play games on their phone like bejeweled clones
          >if we appeal to women and non-dude bros we could easily double our market share
          >oh no, no one wants to play our generic shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >WE STOPPED CATERING TO WHITE MEN
        >WHERE'S THE VAUNTED MINORITY AND WOMEN'S MONEYS?!?!
        >WHY IS XBOX DYING!?!?! WHERE'S THE MONEY?!?
        Famous last words.

        >frick yt "people" dey dun neva give us respect

        >YT PEEPEE SAVE ME

        i just described zimbabwe but it's funny how it applies here, too

  119. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has MS ever not run a popular thing into the ground?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Window is unironically it. Too big to fail at this point although Valve constantly working on Linux updates seems to have them nervous

  120. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't have any "exclusives" you are just being granted the right to waste $80 on that game months before more intelligent people buys it for half of even more than half the price.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >bahh exclusives are LE BAD the neckbeard race cries out in pain as he begs
      Still not going to sign your Bloodborne for PC petition.

  121. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he can't afford to own all 3 gaming PC, PS5, Nintendo Switch
    >he uses spyware browsers to rent games on shitbox
    my condolences from whatever 3rd world country you're from.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I do and all I play is old ass indie games on my switch in bed. Maybe I am getting to old for this

  122. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't forget to upgrade your no games machine for just $600, Sonysistas.

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