Xbox ... box
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We were camping once and a friend had an old first generation Xbox box in his car boot. We ended up using it to fan the fire all week.
It affectionately became known as the ex Xbox box
i feel like the higher-ups found out xbox was doing well so they requested more stickers and graphics to go on the box.
I just hope the NEXTBOX comes out next year.
^ Pretty sure it will I can see it being revealed in the spring maybe. No way are they going to allow Nintendo to have a new machine on the market for 2 years before they put something new of their own out. They would get buried if they waited that long. 1 year is long enough and will do plenty of damage to Sony and MS.
- I'm not particularly excited about the new Wii.ernexbcn
- If they release the new Xbox next year I don't think it will be before fall.ernexbcn
- When it comes to Wii... Once bitten, twice shy.ETM
I don't think they are worried about Nintendo. Nintendo is the 'AND' choice. Most are not buying Nintendo instead of an Xbox or playstation. If there is an 'OR' choice it's between MS and Sony. Even with the success of the Wii, I don't know anyone who has only it. If that was the case, they weren't serious gamers and not potential customers for the other two anyway.
- < this. but i think this ouya thingy can be the 'or' to the wiimekk
What's worse is that the crap they stuck all over that box is old inventory they're trying to unload–the attempt being to play it off as a value bundle. That box design was not marketed to the savvy gamer. That box is for soccer moms who are finally caving in and getting a console for their family this christmas. The savvy gamer knows that a new console is coming and wouldn't buy a soon-to-be outdated console or the 2-3 yr old "value added" games that come with it.
So the box design becomes less about the console and more about the "value added" for the soccer mom who sees her daughter playing Dance Central 2... Thus the crap they slapped all over the front of it.
My guess is that was probably the conversation over at xbox marketing. It's just sad that the solutions looks like ass.
"Your home is a box. Your car is a box on wheels. You drive to work in it. You drive home in it. You sit in your home, staring into a box. It erodes your soul, while the box that is your body inevitably withers... then dies. Whereupon it is placed in the ultimate box, to slowly decompose."
- my home is a machine.doesnotexist