>loses every gen>bleeds money on each gen>has literally one memorable exclusive franchise in two decadesHow do they keep doing it bros? Surely this can't be a good business model?
>>533134589It's not. This is absolutely the end of the Xbox console brand, it has failed too thoroughly and consistently at this point for Microsoft to keep wasting anymore of their resources on. They will go the way of SEGA and just be a third party publisher soon. Phil Spencer is probably going to get the boot before long too I imagine, he has fucked it up so badly every step of the way since he took over.
>>533134860I don't understand how he's still around after kinect
>>533134589Dunno, I'm buying one for the first time this gen. Better controller, better backwards compatibility, cheaper games.
>>533134589When you have a trillion dollars, you can do whatever the hell you want. They just dropped 7b on Bethesda, they can do nothing with Xbox for 100 years, and it would never do anything to their bottom line.
>>533134953why lock yourself to a console when all the games will be on PC?
>>533134860lmao this some next level delusion, gamepass is the biggest success story of this gen
>>533134589>games look worse>games run worse>load times are much longer>controller has more input lag than the dualsense>still forces you to pay for Live for F2P gamesXbox is just a placeholder for the first chinese console at this point.
>>533135138>>533134860lol sony made 7 billion from playstation in 7 years. Microsoft made billion in a week, yes a week.
>>533135138You are an absolute retard who has no idea how business works. Xbox =/= MS as a whole. MS aren't just going to throw money in a fucking pit for console war shit. You've already seen that the Bethesda games are going to be releasing multiplatform as usual.
>>533135373No it's not. It makes no money at all and is a valueless pile of shit that doesn't retain any subscribers after they use up their free trials. Lame shill.
>>533134860>XBOX IS DOOMEDThe reality is however that Microsoft makes plenty of money on the Gay Pass and XBL subscriptions. They also need to have their devices in every part of your life, so to have a box in your living room is something Microsoft would be willing to pay money for, especially because they didn't secure the box in your pocket market (smartphone).
>>533135524>MS aren't just going to throw money in a fucking pit for console war shit.The only reason why the Xbox exist in the first place is because Bill Gates didn't want Sony to take over the living room space. They have more than enough to keep Xbox going just to spite Sony.>You've already seen that the Bethesda games are going to be releasing multiplatform as usual.Where? Outside of the games that were already announced for PS5, we don't have a real confirmation that they will go to PS5 or not.
>>533135252Convenience. Was a PC gamer my entire life until I started working sitting at the computer all day
Who gives a shit? They are releasing all their games on PC and thats the most based thing you could do. I will not get a PS5 no matter how much you insult Nintendo or Xbox, so just give up Sony shills.Daily reminder to always mock the Snoy menace and its censored movie-game.
>>533134925That was Don Mattrick
tHE DATA THEY HAVE FROM xBOX lIVE IS WORTH MORE THAN ALL OF sONY
>>533134589>xbox 360Loses billions>xbox 1 twoloses billions>xbox one series xWill lose billions.
>>533134589it's a tax write off for microsofthas been for long whileNot sure what's so confusing about that
>>533135138>companies like to just lose money and throw money into losing ventures.
If they didn't want to have Xbox anymore they simply didn't. Money is hardly the decision maker at fucking Microsoft. But if you think Xbox isn't working out, buying ZeniMax for 7 Billion indicates they disagree.
>>533135492Source for this bullshit
>>533135937I've always built gaming pcs as well but the fucking ridiculous scarcity and price gouging on parts is getting old. If consoles had universal mouse and kb support with free online I'd switch.
>>533135937gotcha, need a change of scenery
>>533136356literally yes? Youtube is operating at a loss.
So why does the Xbox Series X seem to be performing worse with multiplatform titles? Is it really muh power of the SSD?
>>533134589the closest they ever got to make money and win a gen was the X360 but then the RRoD happened and Japanese developers ended up abandoning them halfway through the gen because all their games were flopping on the system. And to make things worse they went full retard with kinect.Then with Xbox One tried focusing on TV, making the box always online even though there was never any benefit to it, kill used game market, released weak ass console with a useless gimmick attached to it that made it more expensive than the more powerful PS4..... And keep pumping more Halo, Forza, Gears. Have a shit ton of Studios and none make anything other than shovelware... Finally get a partnership with a good dev and end up cancelling the project.Xbox is and has always been fucking trash. I don't know what people expect from from a brand that for decades all it does is shoot themselves on the foot over and over again.
>>533136412I think he means microsoft in general not just the xbox
>>533136584Same reason as why 360 multiplats performed better than PS3's, but to a lesser degree. The PS5 is just that much easier to work with.
This has been debunked
>>533136419I'll only miss RTS which is dead anyways and online shooters like Red Orchestra which had a really nice community. Maybe I'll try setting up my PC as a Steam Big Pic machine with wireless controller and see how that works.
>>533134589You underestimate how much they make from Live Gold and Gamepass.
>>533134589Don't care, already bought gamepass ultimate for 3 years.
>>533134860Just like Trump kek. Americans are on a losing streak. Highest Covid Cases and deaths, Trump is the first president to shitting himself on a world stage by not conceding, and Microsoft's flagship gaming console is a frabicated mini fridge that runs games 60% worse than the superior chad ps5.
>>533134589I dont remember any good exclusive games on PS4. Every each of them ( ive play all) are terribly empty and have no souls. I think you say Xbox do shit because you know Snoy do the same and you want to reassure your self but you know Im right.
>>533135373cope. mega cope. Gamepass is 60% indies games and humble bundle trash. Nothing is worth playing on gamepass
This has been debunked.
>>533135138Because Bethesda is also a studio that can create non-gaming applications and branding. MS didn't buy them to make exclusives and help the xbox. They bought them because now they have more avenues to shill their Office Essentials and Surface Pros to the office industries.Hell MS can even have them help create commercials for their products since modt Bethesda loading screens were just rotating 3d models.
>>533134953>Better controllerDuelSense is the only next gen controller>better backwards compatibilityIt is true it goes back to the OG Xbox but it is not all the games, there are plenty that don't work. Plus I don't buy a new system to play old games.>cheaper gamesCheaper in quality and quantity, yes. Ccheaper in price, I don't know where you get this from, Sony has sales every single week and I haven't paid more than 40 dollars for any game I bought the whole gen (most were 20 dollars and under)
>>533136574Youtube gives Alphabet power and influence, that is why it still exists.
>>533138071No need to get your panties in a twist when someone expresses a belief not aligned with your corporate overlord lmfao chill
>>533138315Yes just like Xbox .Thank you that was my point.
>>533137664This is a cope.
>>533134589Even if each console flops, Microsoft has billions so investing a couple million into Xbox doesn’t even put a dent into their money.