- Jan 3, 2009
If you have a gaming PC, you shouldn't buy a Scorpio. Even by what Microsoft is claiming to be doing with these new systems, it's the XBOX S they're trying to sell you. It's low-cost and, in theory, it will still play all the same games albeit at lower res/performance. So, essentially, you should stick to your PC and maybe upgrade to Win10 to play the cross-platform stuff at the best performance, while spending 300 bucks on an S just to experience the titles that won't come out on the PC.RikuoAmero said:Whoever is at the head of marketing at Xbox has got to be fired. How are they going to sell Xbones to people who don't already have the console?
Consider myself. I have a PS4, Xbox 360 and first generation PS3 at the moment (the one with 4 USB ports and native PS2 hardware). I also have a gaming PC that I'll be upgrading within the next few months. I have a decent 40 inch 1080p TV.
So...how are you going to convince me to buy an Xbox?
Should I buy an Xbox now? No, I say to myself. There's announcements of two new boxes coming out relatively soon.
Which one should I buy?
The Slim? Why should I get that one, when there's a new more powerful box coming next year that'll obsolete that?
Scorpio? But as Spencer says, I'll need a 4K TV and while I do like better resolutions, that's not at the top of my list of things to buy.
Given that the Xbone has sold like crap, what exactly are they doing to try and get people who don't currently have an Xbone to buy?
Of course that's all speculation at this point and purchasing habits will largely rely on the how much the Scorpio actually costs; but it will probably be quite a bit of money. Certainly considerably more than the XBone's launching price.
Having said that, why you should buy an XBOX at all and not just save up money for an Occulus or a Vive for your PC, when more than likely it will be a better long-term investment than a measly XBOne that you'll rarely use, I don't know.