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https://www.geekwire.com/2019/beyond-console-xbox-leaders-detail-microsofts-gaming-future-led-xcloud-streaming-service/

 

Apparently this is from a Redmond visit.

 

“We want to bring Game Pass to any device that somebody wants to play on,” Spencer said. “Not just because it’s our business, but really because the business model allows for people to consume and find games that they wouldn’t have played in any other space.”

 

Executives brushed off concerns that its emphasis on bringing content to more devices would cannibalize console sales and hurt the company’s financial results.

“That is not where you make money,” Spencer said of consoles. “The business inside of games is really selling games, and selling access to games and content in means like that is the fundamental business. So if you open it up, the more often people can play, the more they’re enjoying the art form. It increases the size of the business.”

 

 However, the broad trends are visible in its latest quarterly report: Xbox hardware revenue declined 19 percent in the last quarter, compared to a banner holiday quarter the year before, led by the release of Xbox One X. 

 

 

From the article from their visit

" Microsoft aims to let people play its games not just on Xbox devices and Windows PCs, but also smartphones and tablets, and eventually, rival consoles."

 

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“We know we aren’t going to sell 2 billion consoles, and there are a lot of markets around the world where a console is not necessarily part of the lifestyle,” said Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice president of gaming cloud for Microsoft.

 

 

“We want to bring Game Pass to any device that somebody wants to play on,” Spencer said. “Not just because it’s our business, but really because the business model allows for people to consume and find games that they wouldn’t have played in any other space.”

 

 

Spencer has heard criticism of the model from developers and studio heads alike that “you’re lessening the value of content when it’s sitting inside a subscription.” But he says that subscription services will ultimately help game publishers because they bring a new audience of people who might be willing to try a game, but don’t want to invest the money upfront to buy one.

“Not all of those players are going to want to pay $60 to go play something that they haven’t heard of before,” Spencer said. “And I see that model as being something that can really help us as an industry grow.”

Unknowns abound about the xCloud service, including a start date and how much it will cost. Spencer acknowledged that Microsoft itself is still figuring things out, saying “you’re watching us make soup here.” Microsoft has said it will begin “public trials” of the service later this year.

 

 

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1 minute ago, DynamiteCop! said:

Rinse and repeat, same shit said 8 months ago, nothing new. You can stop trying now. 

I didnt say a single thing. Its all Phil Spencer quotes.

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Just now, Team 2019 said:

I didnt say a single thing. Its all Phil Spencer quotes.

You felt the need to post this redundant information, you felt it needed to be seen so you're most definitely saying something. 

 

Not happening bub, forcing the issue won't change that. 

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1 minute ago, DynamiteCop! said:

You felt the need to post this redundant information, you felt it needed to be seen so you're most definitely saying something. 

 

Not happening bub, forcing the issue won't change that. 

Lord Phil said consoles is not where you make the money. His words. Not mine.

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Just now, Team 2019 said:

Lord Phil said consoles is not where you make the money. His words. Not mine.

They're not, it's software. Again this is not news. 

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2 minutes ago, DynamiteCop! said:

They're not, it's software. Again this is not news. 

Except that was his answer to potentially declining console sales, not in a vaccum.

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4 minutes ago, Team 2019 said:

Except that was his answer to potentially declining console sales, not in a vaccum.

Again, this is not new... None of this.. You're peddling redundancy because your hopes and dreams are out of control.

 

 

Shut up idiot

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3 minutes ago, DynamiteCop! said:

Again, this is not new... None of this.. You're peddling redundancy because your hopes and dreams are out of control.

 

 

Shut up idiot

2 year old video of him saying he doesnt know what they are doing the future. 3 day quotes >> *

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I just watched the video further and he flatout says if there was a choice, he'd rather sell less consoles, but sell more games. :| 

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41 minutes ago, Team 2019 said:

I just watched the video further and he flatout says if there was a choice, he'd rather sell less consoles, but sell more games. :| 

That's not at all what he said, you're a dumbass :tom:

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57 minutes ago, Team 2019 said:

I just watched the video further and he flatout says if there was a choice, he'd rather sell less consoles, but sell more games. :| 

Could they really sell fewer consoles, and how about those games? 

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they hit 52k February NPD last month. 52k... that's one of the worst npd showings for a major platform ever. 

 

That's hot off the heels of fire sale'ing the S at below $179 routinely, and a $100 pricedrop for DoneX, a console that cost them a shit ton of money to produce.

 

52k... is wiiU numbers. PS3, at its worst, early 2007 @ $599, was putting up 82k and that was a disaster. a DISASTER.

 

52k is fucking stillborn. MS simply came to the conclusion that they will never win at hardware with the now toxic xbox brand. Word has gotten out now to casuals that xbox has no exclusives, the damage they did with play anywhere finally caught up to them. it was a slow burn, the only saving grace was that many people didn't know about it.

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Can you imagine if the Xbox is only selling 52k units a month?  If they kept that up for an entire quarter, that would be a little under 160,000 units.

 

The Wii U did not go below 190k units for an entire quarter until the console was absolutely dead in 2016.

 

What do you think is going to happen to March NPD numbers now that Halo is going to PC, and Xbox Live is being announced for every single platform.  Hardware sales are going to tank.

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19 minutes ago, jehurey said:

Can you imagine if the Xbox is only selling 52k units a month?  If they kept that up for an entire quarter, that would be a little under 160,000 units.

 

The Wii U did not go below 190k units for an entire quarter until the console was absolutely dead in 2016.

 

What do you think is going to happen to March NPD numbers now that Halo is going to PC, and Xbox Live is being announced for every single platform.  Hardware sales are going to tank.

Don't forget they're supposed to somehow rely on XBox with massive hardware price cuts till late 2020. Thats over 18 months away as well.

 

So no wonder they are betting on XCloud, they have to bet on SOMETHING in the mean time. Thats actually assuming the next XBox sells, we all know it won't.

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