Xbox 360 and Xbox One
After some announcements at E3, I have decided to quit the Xbox scene. The initial announcement of the Xbox One didn't give me a good feeling about the future of Xbox for me personally.
The whole "retirement" of the Xbox 360 really put me off. It will become what the PS2 was. Games will still be released for the Xbox 360 but they won't be on par with the Next-Gen games and the Xbox 360 will fall off quickly and will fall into an abyss.
I am not an avid fan of the Kinect. I think the Kinect is a nice gimmick but so much focus on it, is too much for me. I might be too much of a traditional gamer since I like the simple setup of TV, console and controller. For me personally, the Xbox has always been a gaming console. The way Microsoft is heading with the Xbox One as a Multimedia Center is not working for me. I don't like that Microsoft is trying to make the Xbox One part of the living room of the American citizen. They don't take into account that there are other countries except America that use the Xbox. This is speaking from a perspective of a person who lives in a country where most of the services Microsoft offers, aren't available. Seeing that after several years, most services of the Xbox 360 haven't been made available in the Netherlands, most services hyped like TV on the Xbox One don't work and probably will never work here.
The price tag made my decision quite easy. The $499 and €499 price tag really amazed me. Also the whole region locking of the console and games was a big negative for me. After the rumour spread that games probably are country/semi-region locked, it gave me more incentive not to get the Xbox One. Seeing how expensive games are here in the Netherlands, it won't be possible to play a lot of games.
Since the Xbox 360 is now a dying breed, I have decided to leave the Xbox 360 behind me. I have seen the best of my boosting days. I have met some of you back in the Xbox360achievements.org days and some of you here on TA via Gaming Sessions. I wish you all the best and it has been a great run!
Posted by Zero Judgement
on 12 June 13 at 21:32
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