Wasn't that kind of a Best Buy exclusive and not well-known?
And 4-5 years after the 360 came out?
If they're using it here, then I think it's safe to say their test-run with the 360 was a success.
MS already has a subscription model XBox.
Requires two years of Live Gold at $14.99 a month. As far as I know it's not exactly lighting up the NPD charts.
The iPad'a also more multipurpose, but I think the bigger reason is the fact it's costing more to do the same kind of jumps we saw before. Though a lot of that has to do with the fact they were sort of insane (Microsoft being mainly forceful though) the last two generations, and gaming hardware progression slowing down some. Moore's law seems to be more or less ending too, so there won't even be big enough jumps it'd seem for next-next generation to come fast.499 is fine with me for both PS4 and Xbox 3. 16gb iPad is that price for Christ's sake
the $99 360 subscription was tiny in scope. Announcing a next gen xbox, showing off a new halo or CoD footage, then announcing a subscription plan for a cheaper console will appeal to tons of people that already pay for Live anyways.
I actually wouldn't mind this if they were using the 360 for all the services and social shite (like that Microsoft guy did actually say) and the 720 was a pure gaming powerhouse but thats probably wishful thinking.
"500$ for a normal unit, or 300$ for a subscription model."
This can't be right not with the Specs that we have seen unless it's coming with full Windows 8 & they are adding that to the price.
Wow, the arrogance in that video is scary, because people are on live they wont jump ship he says wtf.
People say he is super reliable, but no one has back the claim up yet.
he's one of the more reliable people when it comes to MS rumours.
Possibly not rational but I can't help but imagine that for all the reasons that GAF hates this the general public will eat this concept up and it will be a big hit
Honestly, I'm pretty curious what will happen in terms of this. People jumped ship from PS2 to 360 but now a days there's a lot more integrated stuff it terms of achievements and profiles stuff. Plus if MS has BC and Sony doesn't it'll be really interesting to see if people want to jump ship or not. There's a lot more reason not to this time around.
As someone who's main system is by far 360, if the rumors are true i'm definitely jumping to PS4, but i'm curious if the masses will do the same.
Can Someone explain to me how the subscription based model will look attractive 2-3 years from now? By then, you're locking yourself into a console for years with next next gen right around the corner...
Hell, I bet people won't jump because of Gamerscore (achievements).