Microsoft says the solution for gamers who can’t get the internet is… the Xbox 360

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By on June 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm

In an interview given prior to Microsoft’s E3 conference, the company’s Xbox bigwig Don Mattrick claimed that gamers without reliable internet for an Xbox One should just get an Xbox 360 instead.

“Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, said Mattrick to GameTrailers. “It’s called Xbox 360.”

In the same interview, Mattrick said that mandatory internet connections wouldn’t be a problem for the majority of users.

“The average internet connection is working the majority of the day,” he said. “People are imagining that it isn’t… It’s change. There was a point in time when people would say all I want my phone to do is make a phonecall.”

If you’re not convinced by the Xbox One, that might be because you haven’t tried it. “Until you use it,” he said, “it’s really hard to understand what all the advantages are.”

Get the wrap of Microsoft’s conference here.

Source: Gametrailers via NeoGAF

36 comments (Leave your own)

Oh god, here come the comments…

*Waits in anticipation of maximum RAGE!*

 

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!!!

 

Microsoft are such douches.. is there much more they could do to alienate themselves from the gaming community?

 

It’s nice to see microsoft’s ability to endear themselves to their customers is still as good as ever..

 

Ehh. It’s not really my internet connection I’d be worried about. It’s Microsofts. Early days are probably going to involve everyone flooding the authentication servers, and knocking them down, resulting in something similar to error 34 or SimCity.

 

The problem for me isn’t, “what if my internet drops out for a day?” its, “what happens in a few years time when they shut the servers down for good and I can no longer do my 24 hour online check to play games?”

 

notthatdoug: “Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, said Mattrick to GameTrailers. “It’s called Xbox 360.”

I would say if they did that they would apply a patch so it wasn’t needed.

 

I think it’s safe to say Playstation has won this gen of console wars.

 

I haven’t had an internet connection in 2 months through Telstra line faults. We are awaiting a resolution from the TIO, but still, had I been dumb enough to buy an Xbox One.. I’d be extra not happy.

 

…the solution for gamers who can’t get the internet is the Playstation 4.

There you go Mr Microsoft, I fixed it for you.

 

@notthatdoug I agree.

What I like Is that at anytime I can go pick up a SNES, PSOne or even an Atari 2600 and play some nostalgic gaming, and even collect such things as a hobby and still be able to use them..

..but that’s a highly unlikely scenario with the Xbox One. By the time they reach Xbox Three they will have likely shut down the the master server stuff for Xbox One, forcing you forward to next gen consoles (like they do with their PC OS), rendering it and its games to being nothing more than paperweights. Not good.

 

…the solution for gamers is the PS4

vcatkiller: There you go Mr Microsoft, I fixed it for you.

Fixed,
because after-all the xbone is for T.V not gaming

 

Microsoft:

gamers without reliable internet for an Xbox One should just get an Xbox 360 instead.

it’s really hard to understand what all the advantages are

When you are promoting your product and you tell people not to buy one…. Microsoft really need to get their marketing act together. They make the Xbox One, they should be able to explain the advantages of owning one.

 

This was a terrible, what I hope was, an off the cuff remark.

I was up last night/this morning watching the stream on GameTrailers, and during their ‘bonus round’ segment, a lot of good points were made. Although the system is solid, they’ve marketed it incredibly poorly.
Jason Rubin (The Naughty Dog guy) made very good points when he said that Microsoft aren’t selling the system at all, they’re essentially telling you this is what we want, and you should deal with it, instead of telling us why we want the features, especially at an extra $100.

One of the other guys actually mentioned that Microsoft have been incredibly US centric with the console, shafting the EU market with the high price tag, and not taking into account the broadband situation beyond their country. Was shocked to hear someone from the US to even acknowledge it. I guess they aren’t all that bad after all. :P

 

Typical Americans failing to realise that the entirety of the world doesn’t reside within the USA.

“My 20MB download per second internet works fine 24/7… why the hell doesn’t yours you dirty little third world country dreb?!” -_-

And yeah, the consumer’s internet wasn’t the issue during Diablo 3/SimCity/Early Ubisoft days… it was the server on the other side of the world too busy being overloaded or crashed that prevented legitimate customers from using their product…

 

stoibs:
Typical Americans failing to realise that the entirety of the world doesn’t reside within the USA.

“My 20MB download per second internet works fine 24/7… why the hell doesn’t yours you dirty little third world country dreb?!” -_-

And yeah, the consumer’s internet wasn’t the issue during Diablo 3/SimCity/Early Ubisoft days… it was the server on the other side of the world too busy being overloaded or crashed that prevented legitimate customers from using their product…

Are you trying to say that Microsoft, one of the largest companies in the world, can’t even muster up enough data for one message to each xbox one per day?

Okay…

mearehear:
@notthatdoug I agree.

What I like Is that at anytime I can go pick up a SNES, PSOne or even an Atari 2600 and play some nostalgic gaming, and even collect such things as a hobby and still be able to use them..

..but that’s a highly unlikely scenario with the Xbox One. By the time they reach Xbox Three they will have likely shut down the the master server stuff for Xbox One, forcing you forward to next gen consoles (like they do with their PC OS), rendering it and its games to being nothing more than paperweights. Not good.

So people are willing to defend Steam saying ‘oh they’ll just unlock all the games you paid for despite the fact you won’t have any download servers for them and no physical media’ yet people aren’t willing to do the same for MS under similar circumstances?

 

I’m enjoying watching this and all gamers should
it’s a perfect example of greedy corporations trying to take the rights away from consumers and consumers giving a big screw you.

It applies to PC as well so keep voting with your wallets
Because of this event I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing less DRM throughout our games
Also another safe haven for Indie developers is always a good thing

 

I just love how he’s comparing mobile phone innovation to the smart phone with… 24 hour verification? I don’t see that anywhere near as beneficial, or even remotely innovative, when compared to the capabilities of modern day mobile phones compared to ~10 years ago.

 
downloader123

Microsoft thinks that those who are complaining are a vocal minority. In some ways, they may be right. Many people will still buy Xbox; they may not understand about the lack of used/borrowed games until too late, or they may not care. If MS can eliminate the used games market, a portion of those sales will translate to new sales, which will boost profits.

In other words, MS is betting that the increase in the sales of new games is larger than the decrease in fans that migrate to PS4.

When you think of it that way, it’s not a particularly bad bet. It’s an extremely cold calculation that shows arrogance and contempt, but it’s not a terrible bet.

 
kaptaintoenail

This is turning into a huge slow motion train-wreck, very entertaining …

 
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