This holiday season is shaping up to be a great for one gamers with two new gaming consoles coming out and plenty of great games to play. Microsoft will release the Xbox One a week after the PS4 and it seems that there is not too much buzz about it.
One of the reasons could be that their new device will cost consumers an extra $100 compared to the competition. The other possible reason is that Microsoft changed their stance on used games from what was announced at E3.
That was a problem because it confused people somewhat on whether the console would block used games or not. The best thing for them would have been to pick a side and stick with it.
However even with all of this people should still care about it coming out. For one the console is being built on new architecture and there is an expectation that this will make the games run smoother. It will be up to the developers to take advantage of this aspect and make the best games possible.
The other reason to care is that Microsoft will improve the functionality of the dashboard and make the on-line experience better as well. This was the major advantage they had in the past over Sony and it had to do with playing games on-line. It will be interesting to see if they can keep that going with the new console.
The major selling point of any new gaming device is that it’s all about the games. They did announce some interesting titles that will come out and it appears that Forza Motorsport 5 will be the king at launch, as it will show off the graphical prowess of the Xbox One.
The telling sign of the success for the console will be months after launch. They will need to have quality exclusive games come out so that they can separate themselves from the competition.
The new console from Microsoft did not have the best entrance, but that should not detract people from caring about it.