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 Microsoft thought "XBLA" would be so successful "it'd kill the console industry"

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PostSubject: Microsoft thought "XBLA" would be so successful "it'd kill the console industry"   Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:43 pm

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/02/19/microsoft-was-afraid-xbla-would-completely-destroy-console-industry?watch


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XBLA creator Greg Canessa recently stopped by the IGN office to discuss the online platform, revealing that many at Microsoft "didn't understand" that Xbox Live Arcade offered different types of gaming experiences, and as such, wasn't a threat to the console industry.

"There was a legitimate fear that Xbox Live Arcade was going to cannibalize retail sales and completely destroy the console industry," Canessa said on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered. "That was actually a quote I got from one of the internal folks."
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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft thought "XBLA" would be so successful "it'd kill the console industry"   Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:27 pm

Just goes to show how arrogant Microsoft can be.


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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft thought "XBLA" would be so successful "it'd kill the console industry"   Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:14 pm

I wonder whether they thought the same thing with Kinect.
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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft thought "XBLA" would be so successful "it'd kill the console industry"   Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:23 pm

Kinect is pretty much dead now, lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft thought "XBLA" would be so successful "it'd kill the console industry"   Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:08 pm

@Mecha wrote:
Kinect is pretty much dead now, lol!

Do you remember the "Project Natal" guy on Xbox Republic? That dude must be pissing his pants by now, LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft thought "XBLA" would be so successful "it'd kill the console industry"   Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:01 pm

@RamboOnRedBull wrote:
@Mecha wrote:
Kinect is pretty much dead now, lol!

Do you remember the "Project Natal" guy on Xbox Republic? That dude must be pissing his pants by now, LOL.

That's why GeneralMLD never came back. He would be destroyed if he did.


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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft thought "XBLA" would be so successful "it'd kill the console industry"   Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:57 pm

Steam Greenlight is pretty much what Xbox Live Arcade use to be. Just filled with trash.


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