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#16 OP Yogurtmaster

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:55

We don't need to help sell it, it's gonna sell itself, it's an XBOX.


Sony thought this as well with the PlayStation. :-)


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:02

Sony thought this as well with the PlayStation. :-)


Which (and this is coming from an XBOX user) is selling just fine.

#18 simrat

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:12

Well, I have never seen income reported from India.


You havent seen one so it means it doesnt exist there. Well it answers your question why we dont believe in god. ( Offtopic i know )

#19 Colicab

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:18

Can i just say in regards to providing our own statements as to how to make the next xbox a success, erm

Just because idiocy and apathy have left this thread with one set so far != legitimacy to that post.

In fact until someone who works in marketing and has experience in this kind of consumer product gets on this, all were doing here is spouting spurious statements and guess work.

There is no magic list of bullet points to make Xbox a success, that depends on MS marketing team and the previous consumer relationships they`ve built. All of which from the previous 2 consoles means its going to be very hard for them to fail at all here, apart from in the eyes of the xbox elite who will never be truely happy anyways.

Which leads me to the final point,

How can the next Xbox not be a success?

and

Why create a thread to discuss making it a success, when the previous iteration has already been so successful?

#20 OP Yogurtmaster

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:20

You havent seen one so it means it doesnt exist there. Well it answers your question why we dont believe in god. ( Offtopic i know )


I know you said offtopic, but even that is disturbingly and mind-numbing silly. (How about you put some effort into making sense and post in the correct forum, just a hint)

I never have seen India on any sales chart or any information what-so-ever concerning Xbox in India. So, that might be why.
Those phantom sales

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:49

I know you said offtopic, but even that is disturbingly and mind-numbing silly. (How about you put some effort into making sense and post in the correct forum, just a hint)

I never have seen India on any sales chart or any information what-so-ever concerning Xbox in India. So, that might be why.
Those phantom sales


This in no way means India doesn't sell it.
What simrat said makes complete sense to me.

#22 Colicab

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:57

I never have seen India on any sales chart or any information what-so-ever concerning Xbox in India. So, that might be why.
Those phantom sales


Maybe just maybe, MS dont handle the selling of Xbox in India, or some other corporate nonsense. That or you not having a job in the supply/sale chain of Xbox in India, and/or that maybe MS just hasnt made any info public about there Indian operations.

(Off topic) but whats mind numbingly silly about that? Each to there own beliefs, I dont imply your stupid/silly for your beliefs.

#23 pes2013

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:59

First, what is a NeXtBox?
Second, guys don't be so hard; He believes in something that has no proof that it exists. What do you expect?

#24 +Nik L

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:02

Sony thought this as well with the PlayStation. :-)

Which is selling absolutely fine. What point are you making here?

I know you said offtopic, but even that is disturbingly and mind-numbing silly. (How about you put some effort into making sense and post in the correct forum, just a hint)

I never have seen India on any sales chart or any information what-so-ever concerning Xbox in India. So, that might be why.
Those phantom sales

He makes perfect sense! You are wrong, deal with it!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:05

Region Free and Free Online Play.

Only two things MS really need to remedy.

#26 Colicab

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 17:01

Region Free and Free Online Play.

Only two things MS really need to remedy.


This in spades, get rid of points systems and also improve customer support. I wont go into details but had a dealing once and it was tragic to say the least.

#27 Mando

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 17:08

Sony thought this as well with the PlayStation. :-)

Sony got it wrong, Microsoft didnt last time and wont next time ;)

#28 +TruckWEB

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 18:07

What Marketing Microsoft needs to do? I think everybody knows what XBOX is, they don't need to invest in Marketing more than what they currently do.

The Xbox 720 only needs to be better than the Xbox in term of GPU power (real 1080p rendering or better, who knows 4K!), beef up Kinect 2.0 with better hardware for better motion sensing.

The integration with Windows 8/WP8 will be much greater with the next Xbox 720.

Microsoft should invest more in casual games and/or games like "Little Big Planet".

What else do they need to do?

#29 +Nik L

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 18:20

What Marketing Microsoft needs to do? I think everybody knows what XBOX is, they don't need to invest in Marketing more than what they currently do.

Wow, glad you are not responsible for product launches!

#30 +TruckWEB

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 21:23

LOL... They burned millions in Surface, did it sold any better?

Sure, they are going to do a big marketing push to launch the new Xbox, but I don't think they need to educate people about the Xbox, everybody knows what it is.