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Microsoft – “No point winning a show, Xbox One will win in the long run”

Monday, 17 June 2013 19:06 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Yusuf Mehdi, CVP, Marketing & Strategy, Xbox One, has said during an interview with a leading Spanish daily that Sony might have put up a good show at E3, but it’ll be Microsoft with its Xbox One who’ll win in the long run.

A NeoGaf user has translated most of the important parts of the interview where Mehdi shares his views about some of the questions concerning the console.

When quizzed about how he feels about Sony putting up an amazing show at E3, announcing that the PS4 is going to be $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, Mehdi said Sony might have impressed the audience at E3, but the battle is far from over.

“We unveiled 20 titles for Xbox One, of which 17 are exclusive to this console. I do not think Sony can say the same. What I hear is that before launching we are better positioned, with a complete value proposition. With the installed Skype voice service and Kinect motion sensor included. No point in winning a show, because the test will be the consumer. In the long run our console will win.

When asked if Xbox One’s requirement to connect every 24 hours to the internet in order to play games was excessive, Mehdi was quick to brush it off.

“No. It is a mere connection to check who the user is and what is in your account. It doesn´t require a powerful connection. Just use a mobile for the check” he said.

Mehdi also responded to a question inquiring whether this might be the last console cycle with physical disc-based support.

“I understand that there are moments when you want to have the physical product, as with children at Christmas, you do not have patience to download. Each country is different, with their customs, and other connections, so we decided to leave.”

Microsoft seems very confident in its policies for the Xbox One judging by these responses. However, it remains to be seen if the fan outrage is just a passing phase or the Xbox One might really suffer thanks to such a shaky start.

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81 Comments

  1. DSB

    Oh man. He was so convincing until he got to the Skype and Kinect bit…

    Embarrassing dude.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. KAP

    Haha they admit they lost E3 hahaha… Fuckin jokes!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. wildBoar

    try counting those 17 “exclusives” again Yusuf. Everything besides Halo and Forza will find it’s way too either pc or ps4 within 2015.. Throwing some cash at a 3d party dev for 1 year exclusivity.. Yeah, we’re real impressed..

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Max Payne

    OH now its 17 exclusives ?
    I think they barely have 5 for xbox one only.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    throw money at it an lie to the customer until it sells tactic don’t work anymore micro$haft!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. deathm00n

    They are so full of themselves that ego is dripping from their ass. It’s exactly what Sony did in 2006. “Don’t count on the egg the chicken didn’t laid yet” as we say we Brazil

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    “We unveiled 20 titles for Xbox One, of which 17 are exclusive to this console.”
    I can’t think of 17, Halo, Black Tusk Game, Insomniac Game, Remedy Game, whats else?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. wally10975

    Anyone else find the striking comparison to Sony in 2006 saying “The next-gen doesn’t start until we say it starts”? Seems like the third console curse is effecting microsoft.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @7

    I think they are counting all those timed-exclusives as well.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Max Payne

    @7 Killer Instinct and Forza. But most of them are 2014 tittles.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. MCTJim

    and here we have yet ANOTHER article to trash the X1 and bring more traffic….how repetitive and rather annoying again.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. shkurti9

    Sony confirmed that there are 40 first part games in development for the ps4, 20 will be released in the first year and a third of them are new IP from what i saw infamous and the order looked way more interesting than all those FPS games Microsoft showed.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. NightCrawler1970

    WE GOT 20 titles??? expression of his face tells me that you lie ya ass off,i bet PS4 come with a double…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Citrus raptor

    @7

    Ryse, Spark, Below, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct?

    But, yeah, so far I haven’t seen MS actually write up a list so we can see exactly which games they’re talking about. (Do they have one?)

    *facepalm* This might be the dumbest thing they’ve said so far. Not everyone thought you ‘lost’ MS, but now you’re implying you did by diminishing the value of ‘winning’? Wtf? Ah, whatever, Death of the Author…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @9+7+10 Thanks
    @8
    I do not think MS have reached that level of confidence although i could be wrong.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. SplatteredHouse

    what a disappointing narrative: wait until the reveal! Wait until E3…Keep waiting? Uh, no.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. MCTJim

    I’m gonna say it, but MS had better games at the show..yes they did…Sony pulled the PR coup and won the publics vote.

    Both systems are basically equal in terms of hardware.

    DRM blows and that is the only thing MS needs to fix. They need get off their asses and at least address the issue..clearly and precisely on how its going to work. No more tippy toeing around it!!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Max Payne

    @14 Spark will be also on xbox 360 and Windows 8. Just saying :D

    #18 2 years ago
  19. wildBoar

    DRM, not supported in a 1/3 of EU at launch, region lock, mandatory internet, no self publishing and huge patching fees as well, the controllers still run on fucking batteries, XboxLive is an advert hell, mandatory kinect, 499$, it’s ugly, can block used games and I’m pretty sure I even still didn’t touch on all the bullshit Microsoft’s come up with.
    It doesn’t take a fanboy to see that Microsoft is clearly evil..

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Da Man

    Yep, pretty much.

    No point in winning some internet battle when you’re going to sell millions anyway.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. NeutralBlade

    @11 MS keep doing it to themselves. No one else but them, lol.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Citrus raptor

    @18
    A the whole ‘exclusive to MS platforms but camouflaged as Xbox exclusive’ thing then…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. UuBuU

    There can be only one winner in the long run ~ Valve Corporation

    Sony will take the early advantage with their conventional console approach ~ then maybe later on in the generation Microsoft, with their push for cloud gaming and digital distribution, will be in a slightly better positioned to compete with Valve ~ but in the end Valve will win.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    If thats what MS mean by exclusives, then foreshame on them: Third party exclusives can go at any time but then again Deep Down (WIP) still hasn’t been announced for the Xbox One: Could this gen have more third party exclusives.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. wally10975

    @15 Sega did the same thing with DreamCast, the console was before it’s time, and seemingly no one adopted it. I think what the Xbox One offers for it’s price is a good deal, seeing as how the TV features with Kinnect would require a couple thousand dollar SmartTV to replicate. But in saying that, it seems that more and more people each day are becoming independent of their Cable providers by way of Netflix, Roku, Amazon Instant, and the list goes on… In that sense, I’d prefer not to have to pay for these personally unused features, just like if I go on vacation, I’d like to be able to take my PS4 to a cabin and be able to watch a Blu-Ray if the weather is shiet outside, when I don’t have access to hardwired or wireless internet, or cell range.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. shkurti9

    valve will never win because all they sell is software and at the moment and they don’t have all the games on steam, no EA games no PS exclusives no MS exclusives, that’s a big loss compared to Sony and Microsoft revenues.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Citrus raptor

    @23 But why choose Valve, why not just acquire the game directly from the publisher?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. UuBuU

    @27 ~ because Steam is an excellent service with proven success. I don’t see how either console can compete with the Steambox when it arrives. Microsoft are at least trying ~ but they’re going about it all wrong

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @28

    THere is nothing to suggest that Valve are even releasing a console. Valve announced a console then a month later they fired their hardware department then nothing. Plus with the Steambox and it being linux based they won’t have the same catalog as they do now. No developers is going to go through the headache of porting their games to linux especially so with triple A publishers and developers.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. SlayerGT

    “We unveiled 20 titles for Xbox One, of which 17 are exclusive to this console. I do not think Sony can say the same”

    Sony has two more games conferences before launch. I would not say such things if I were you.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. UuBuU

    @29 ~ Gabe has as good as confirmed it, though we probably won’t see anything definitive until 2014 at the earliest ~ I also seem to remember reading that anyone can install Windows on the Steambox if they wish to. Its not going to be a closed box like a console.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31

    I know Gabe confirmed it (as if that means anything) and as I said a month later Valve fires their hardware department. If you are making a console why would you fire the hardware department?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Joe Musashi

    The sentiment is sound. A console generation is a marathon, not a sprint. The generation hasn’t even got to full speed yet – and some would argue that it’s not truly started. There’s a lot that can change.

    JM

    #33 2 years ago
  34. fearmonkey

    @11 – Really? MS opens their own big mouths and so it gets placed on the web. MS truly is Sony of 2006 with their attitude and arrogance, I hope they get humbled this gen.

    “MS had better games at the show” – They had Ryse and that was the only title that really grabbed me. Titanfall, I’d bet money, will come to PS4 later. Don’t care about Forza, Project SPark will probably also be on PC, etc, etc. Most games shown at both shows were multi-platform.

    “Both systems are basically equal in terms of hardware.” – You need to do some more reading, because that isnt true…at all…..

    PS4 has 50% more GPU Shader units than the Xbox One (gimped 7790 vs 7870 class GPU, go read extremetech and Anandtech)
    PS4 is 33% more powerful GPU wise.
    PS4 has almost 2.5x the memory bandwith vs Xbox One.

    Games will look similar at launch, but give a year or two, and the games that take advantage of the PS4 will blow the Xbone away. Also, ieven if the game looks similar, the framewate, the tessellation performance, the antialiasing and filtering will be better on PS4.

    I agree with you on the DRM though, but it wont happen, MS is too arrogant.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. UuBuU

    @32 ~ maybe they wanted a change of direction ~ or maybe they just wanted to keep their staff numbers down, as they always do. I think we would know if the whole project had been scrapped.

    Its also worth noting that the Steambox isn’t their only hardware project. They’ve also been looking into laptops, tablets and other mobile devices. Cutbacks in their hardware department dont necessarily relate to the Steambox.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Unlimax

    Because people are idiots .. is that what you trying to say ?

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Max Payne

    @34 PS4 also use whole 8 cores for games, while Xbox one 6.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Phoenixblight

    @37

    There also the fact that Xbone has to reserve a large portion of its ram in order to use the 3 OS’ the system has to run simultaneously.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. fearmonkey

    @37 – I heard that, that Xbox one uses 6 cores and hold 2 for OS, that it only uses 5GB for games, andthat it holds 10 percent of GPU performance as well. Where the PS4 uses all 8 cores for gaming, 7GB for games, and no restriction on GPU. I didnt list it as I am not sure its a fact.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Max Payne

    @38 Yep. 5 gig is available for games. I think for Sony is something like 6.5 gb ?

    #40 2 years ago
  41. WENDiGO

    @11 News sites need to report news. It’s not trashing the X1. These articles are telling you exactly what Microsoft is saying. Microsoft is making a bad approach, it’s as simple as that. It’s not VG’s fault that MS has bad PR, they have to report the news.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    @40

    7GB is for games. Ps4 has far better hardware. MS is just betting on this cloud computing stuff to make up for what the PS4 does internally.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. harr0w

    @32 no one has been fired concerning the Steambox. one or two small teams were terminated from other hardware projects, i think one was the headset like the Oculusv linked with AR and another to do with motion control or wearable computers i believe.

    And if Gabe Newell marketed it right with enough reason for PC users to switch from there desk/laptops he would have 50 million sales easy.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Phoenixblight

    @43

    But Valve can’t and they won’t. They can’t compete with WIndows, Apple. I have no reason for a SteamBox. None. THe fact it won’t be able to play triple A titles and large portion of the indie games I have access to because they won’t go to linux. ANd Valve will never go purely linux. I have no reason to jump ship and there is little to no reason for any of the other console base to jump ship either. THey can’t compete with Nintendo, MS or SOny. So this supposed console is a niche device for those that love what Steam has so much that they will buy a console for it, just on brand name alone. A console that will have little to no support out of the box because of Linux at its core.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. UuBuU

    @43 ~ I think the goal of the Steambox is more to entice console/living room gamers with the benefits of PC, wrapped in the convenient and unconfusing packaging of a console.

    Some PC gamers are bound to want a new toy for their living room ~ but others just won’t see any value there at all. I don’t think Valve’s main objective is to convert all PC gamers over to the living room.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Phoenixblight

    “think the goal of the Steambox is more to entice console/living room gamers with the benefits of PC, wrapped in the convenient and unconfusing packaging of a console.”

    There is no reason for one as both Xbox One and PS4 offer the same thing that PC does.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Ahlis Sunnah

    All the Exclusives are

    Below
    Crimson Dragon
    D4
    Dead Rising 3
    Forza Motorsport 5
    Halo (for Xbox One)
    Killer Instinct
    Kinect Sports Rivals
    Quantum Break
    Project Spark
    Rabbids Invasion
    Ryse: Son of Rome
    Sunset Overdrive
    Zumba Party Fitness
    Untitled Black Tusk game

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Citrus raptor

    I’m wondering what would happen if Valve made Half Life 3 Steam exclusive…

    Didn’t Newell go on about taking a stance?

    #48 2 years ago
  49. drewbles82

    I think since both consoles have barely anything coming out in the first year and nothing really exciting, plus the whole annoying issues they have with DRM, 24 hr checkins, anyone who has a shred of intelligence would hold on to their money.
    Wait, see what happens, i know i wont be rushing this time. GTA5 for a start, gonna be playing that for months as i do have a job unlike a lot of kids who just wanna play COD 24/7

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Fethennour

    Another fail from Microsucks. Well, what’s one more…

    #50 2 years ago
  51. UuBuU

    @46 ~ I must have missed the announcement where the Xbox one and PS4 were completely open platforms that also offered support for mods

    #51 2 years ago
  52. DSB

    @46 Neither the PS4 or the Xbone are PCs though. They don’t offer the same level of functionality, and if Valve could underbid the other consoles on the market, then of course there would be a market for that.

    Right now there are too many questions and too few answers to know exactly what punches they’re gonna throw, but that arguably also makes Valves job all the harder. Coming in in the middle of a generation (which is what it looks like at this rate) would be quite the feat.

    Arguably the real threat lies in the consoles doing more of what Steam does. As long as the traditional consoles continue to get that wrong with online subscriptions and online checks, I think there’s still room for something new and improved.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Pytox

    @47 that is not 17 is it :p

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Bomba Luigi

    “Microsoft seems very confident in its policies for the Xbox One judging by these responses”

    Thats the Worst Part about all that.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Phoenixblight

    @51

    As if there a lot of games that actually support modding.

    @52

    What does PC gaming offer more than next gen consoles? I see very little.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Lengendaryboss

    @Bomba
    I would love to think that was sarcasm.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. ps3fanboy

    look at the face of that lying ass smock…

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Lengendaryboss

    @57 “ass smock”? http://cdn.meme.li/instances/400x/33258648.jpg :) :D :P

    #58 2 years ago
  59. UuBuU

    @55 ~ you don’t have much experience with PC games, do you?

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Phoenixblight

    @59

    Over 100 titles on my steam library. SO yeah, I do have experience. You going to start your master race lecture now?

    #60 2 years ago
  61. nollie4545

    What does PC gaming offer over consoles? LMFAO!!! As if you needed to ask….

    Seriously, with the price of next gen consoles now stratospheric and games more so, there has never been a better time to join the master race.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Phoenixblight

    @61

    Master race my ass. I have 156 titles on my steam library and I won a Ps3. I get to enjoy both world without this superiority bull shit, that people claim to as if playing on a PC makes you a better person than those that play on the console or mobile. Get over your high horse. We are all on this site because we love talking about our hobby, nothing more or less. You can shove that master race shit right up your ass because your worth is not more or less than mine.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. nollie4545

    Look buddy, I don’t give a monkeys. Fact is I’m paying less for higher quality games than a console owner, plus I actually get more and greater amounts of that content in the form of DLC and mods which console owners only dream of.

    If you want to see a serious video games enthusiast, then look for someone who has invested in the hardware necessary to maximise those games.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Phoenixblight

    “Look buddy, I don’t give a monkeys. Fact is I’m paying less for higher quality games than a console owner, plus I actually get more and greater amounts of that content in the form of DLC and mods which console owners only dream of.”

    So? What’s it matter if a gamer is paying more for a game. You have to pay for all the hardware and maintenance of your machine which just makes the cost of the game irrelevant.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. ps3fanboy

    fucken peecee master race at it again, i guess its hard to swallow not to have ggdr5 ram, LOL!

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Citrus raptor

    Which are these so called ‘superior PC exclusive’ games I keep hearing about?

    #66 2 years ago
  67. Gheritt White

    Oh FFS, we all know PC gaming gives you brain cancer. End of.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. UuBuU

    @64 ~ What maintenance? My PC is older than the current gen consoles and hasn’t been upgraded once.

    Admittedly I can’t play highly demanding games on ultra settings anymore, but i’m not a graphics whore so who cares? Everything still runs nicely on medium ~ and it would probably cost me a lot less than an xbox one or PS4 to upgrade my PC so that it outlasts the next generation as well.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Pytox

    @68 same for me my hd 5850 is almost 4 years old and still can do medium / high and with upgrade should be okay i guess :p

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Phoenixblight

    @68

    My PC was 600$ 2.5 years ago since then I have bought a 660ti(300$) I also had to buy a new Hard drive since the one that was in it originally died for additional (100$) that comes to 1000$ altogether for a 2.5 year old piece of hardware that I use for work.

    Oh look my Ps3 all I had paid for is 300$(4 years ago) and it works still. That is the entire reason why people buy consoles.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. fearmonkey

    Pc’s are great, Consoles are great, each have their own qualities that people may prefer.

    PC’s can be upgraded, have the most power, and with today’s controllers, and modern TV’s having a HDMI port, work mostly like a console.

    Consoles offer lower cost of entry, ease of use, better for a games collection, better for travel and gaming parties.

    this is why I am not a fan of the Xbox One, If I take it to a friends house I have to bring the Kinect unit now, Requires an internet connection which can be spotty at times during these parties, disks are glorifed installation disks only, and the ease of use is more like a PC.

    The Xbox one takes the benefits of consoles and throws them out thw window, and makes my console a PC with an extra box I have to lug around.

    #71 2 years ago
  72. UuBuU

    @70 ~ A $1000 PC should outlast an entire console generation easily, without upgrades. If not you’re either very unlucky or doing something wrong.

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Phoenixblight

    @72

    Not the point. If my work didn’t involve using my own computer. I could just buy a PS4 or Xbox One and be done with it. I bought the PS3 for the exclusives along with being a streaming box for my family and the same will happen with the PS4.

    #73 2 years ago
  74. lookingglass

    If MS can make Xbox Live cross platform with the PC, it will be killer and they’re planning to do just that.

    Not cross gameplay, but chat, friends list, seeing what your friends are playing, etc. Buy a game at work and your always on Xbox One downloads it for when you get home. Get a console game invite while you’re playing a PC game.

    As a console gamer as well as a PC gamer, that makes the console choice easy.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. POOP CRUSTY

    How you win in the long run deppends on the show.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. CPC_RedDawn

    I seriously sense some grovelling going on here, and some complete and utter damage control. They know they did not make the splash they had hoped for with Xbox One. Going full on with Kinect is something only fitness freaks would use and in all honesty I bet they would prefer the actual gym to using Kinect. Why reinvent the wheel when the wheel is not even broken. Control pads, and game controllers work perfectly fine as they are. Sure having lots of remotes for different things is a bit of a ball ache by a universal remote is only about £30 now and will do everything you need it to. Kinect sold extremely well in first few months as it was something new and it wasn’t that expensive and people jumped all over it, then after twelve months of no games to actually impressed it died out, same with the Wiimote and PSMove. It just seems Sony and Nintendo already realized this and have moved on from motion controls, still allowing it but not ramming it down peoples throats.

    Also, by Microsoft saying that they are over charging for a console less powerful, has a locked in hard drive you can’t upgrade only expand with yet more devices attached to this device that is meant to be “The One” device for all things. Then charge so much more than its direct competitor, just because I can talk to it and wave my arms around like a damn baboon is NOT over delivering. Its delivering something that NO ONE WANTS. Then to go even further and block people from doing some many things is just ridiculous, tell army personnel to “deal with it” is NOT the strategy a multi-billion dollar company should be taking. It should be embarrassing its fans like Sony and to certain extend Nintendo are doing. Like, here is a console, go online if you like buy our stuff if you like, watch some movies and play some music, but here are the games you wanted. Not Microsoft, trying to sell a misguided console for so much and then having them ride it out with new titles that people don’t know are going to be good or not and to have so many of these so called exclusives actually happen to be available for other machines (ie PS4, 360, PS3, PC) is just a stab in the back to themselves.

    Unless they,

    1) get rid of their restrictions and go the Sony route,
    2) charge less for it,
    3) take out kinect and release a kinect-free version,
    4) make the damn thing more appealing to look at and smaller,
    5) actually make an online experience that doesn’t involve hundreds of ads,
    6) actually release some proper exclusives that are interesting

    Then we can talk Microsoft, then we can talk.

    #76 2 years ago
  77. machy

    Waooaw! let us speak facts here
    1 ps3 is in 2nd after the wii -tho is was 1 year behind-
    2 sony only needed to lunch at the same time with MS to take back the crown from Nintendo
    3 playstation brand it’s global while Xbox brand more like a local -NA
    4 in terms of exclusives Sony already has the crown and no one arranging about it

    Bottom line we are only fearing that sony may kill this console like others before and the competition dies which is a bad for us the gamers, so plzzzz MS weak the f@#$ up and see what’s happening

    #77 2 years ago
  78. AwesomeGus

    @ps3fanboy I gotta say that nearly everything about the xbox one beats the ps4…

    #78 2 years ago
  79. Joe_Gamer

    I have never hoped for failure so much in my life, the Jimquisition put it well, “M$ haven’t declared war on Sony, or Nintendo, or even Apple. They have declared war on you, the consumer.”

    If you have the grey matter for it you game on PC, if you are too lazy or dumb to handle PC gaming you buy a Playstation, if you have kids(or a raging nostalgia boner) you buy a Nintendo, and if you are a masochist gamer you think about buying an Xbone, and then have someone whip you with a Virtual Boy controller cord.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/10358-Xbone-Week-5

    #79 2 years ago
  80. sg1974

    Yeah, no point in ‘winning’ an expo in which you are launching the gaming elements of your next generation console in front of the world’s press and tens of millions of gamers.

    Sometimes, MS execs, sometimes you just have to know when to stop talking and shut up. It certainly wasn’t the song you were all singing in the weeks before the show, now was it?

    Future MBA courses will teach this last month about how not to run a global business in the connected age.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Llewelyn_MT

    Who buys a 1000 USD PC? A 600 USD PC can easily outlast the next generation.

    #81 2 years ago

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    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]