Originally Posted by confidenceman
As of this year, the 360 is now used more for media than for gaming. Game software sales are way down, yet the 360 is selling decently well. Why? People are buying it as a cheap media streaming device that also happens to play games. MS is happy about that, but no one else in the gaming industry is.
As for the number of games at E3, most games shown are games that we've all known about for a long time. Games weren't shown at the big MS conference because there was almost nothing new to catch anyone's attention. The new stuff all came from Ubisoft, and they kept those announcements for their own conference. Most of the big stuff has been pushed back to vague "2013" dates, and in the case of things like Watch Dogs and Star Wars 1313, we have no idea when those will launch.
I haven't bought a new game since Skyrim. Maybe that's just me and my tastes. I plan on picking up Max Payne 3 at some point. Other than that, what big releases are coming in the near future? It's the usual crop of sequels and DLC through the fall. I'm sure there are a few things I'm not thinking of, but really, it's a slim release lineup over the next six months.
You mean this report?
Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi told the Los Angeles Times. "What we're seeing is that people are turning on the Xbox to play games and then keeping it on afterwards to get other types of entertainment," Mehdi said.
The Xbox 360 isn't a gaming console; it's now officially an entertainment center that includes games, and it's becoming more popular with this angle. Today households spend an average of 84 hours a month playing games and using other apps on Xbox Live, up 30 percent from a year prior. To compare, the average household watches 150 hours of TV each month.
So how is the Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 3 still in the top 10 along with 5 other games holding the top 6 spots?
I currently have three 360s in the home and have 5 of us which includes my wife, 2 sons and daughter all play games and use the apps on these consoles. Regardless if your last retail game was Skyrim in November this report doesn't reflect what you are claiming. You still have no information about digial sales for those same games that are offered through the system and arcade games. All we have in the last two months for digital sales comes from Minecraft for the 360 sold over a million copies in May and broke the sales record right after Trials Evolution(which you bought by the way
Originally Posted by number1laing
I'll lay it out like this. Let's take two games: Star Wars 1313 and Watch Dogs. Both games:
1. Are coming out for "unannounced"
2. Showed tech far beyond what is capable on PS3 and 360.
3. Were shown running on high end PCs.
So after I noticed this, I asked, "what platforms are they coming out for?" I thought, if they are coming out for 360 and PS3, why not just say so? They won't look nearly as good as what we saw, but it would be worth mentioning some high profile 2013 games.
Well I don't think they are coming out for those systems, at least not exclusively. I think they are slated for new hardware
E3 2012: Watch Dogs Coming to Consoles and PC, Could Hit Wii
In an interview at E3 today, Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key confirmed to IGN that Watch Dogs is headed to consoles and PC and could even come to Wii U.
“PS3, 360 and PC,” Key told us when we asked him to confirm which systems we can expect Watch Dogs to be released on.
In addition, we also asked Key if the game could come to Wii U.
“Not at this time," he said. "We have so many titles in development for Wii U right now that we need to keep that team focused and this is a very very ambitious game. But it’s not out of the question.”
Watch Dogs was announced earlier this week during Ubisoft's E3 press conference. For everything we know so far, check out our Watch Dogs wiki.
So 2013 is your expectation that the Next Box and/or PS4 will release. When next year?
A leak that isn't confirmed to be official. Just because it happened to be leaked after E3 doesn't tell us anything about the system coming in 2013.