Xbox One Will Have Best Lineup In Xbox History in 2016, Says Microsoft

‘We probably had the best year we have ever had for Xbox.’

Posted By | On 02nd, Dec. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Popular discourse would have you believe that the Xbox One is faltering at retail, with the PlayStation 4 outperforming the Xbox One in every possible way- from retail sales performance, to publisher support, to raw hardware power. However, Microsoft, on their part, seem to be happy with how the system is doing. Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Windows and Devices Marketing Yusuf Mehdi spoke at the Credit Suisse Technology Broker Conference, and talked about the performance of Xbox this year, attributing Microsoft’s success to the great lineup of games Microsoft had.

“On Gaming, Gaming has been pretty big success case. Gaming, think about it in two pieces: there is a traditional Xbox console business where we compete with Sony, and there we have had probably the best year we have ever had for Xbox, and it’s still on the back of the greatest game lineup of the Xbox history.”

Mehdi also promised that next year will continue with this trend, that Microsoft has every plan to one up themselves and provide the best lineup in Xbox history next year too, as well new value added services.

“So if you like games, this is the year to get an Xbox. We have Halo 5 launching. We have Minecraft on Xbox. We have Gears of War… Best lineup. Next year will also be the best lineup. That leads to really a great success on it.

“But the other interesting thing, is now we are bringing that Xbox gaming value prop to other devices, in particular the PC.”

I never bought into the ‘best Xbox lineup in history’ hyperbole that was being thrown about this year. The Xbox One’s lineup was certainly decent this year, but it was largely more of the same- more Gears, more Halo, more Forza, and a nice compilation of Rare games. But next year seriously does look like one of the most creatively interesting lineups Xbox has had in a while- Crackdown 3, Re:Core, Scalebound, Quantum Break, Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4, Fable Legends and Sea of Thieves all look great, and completely different (mostly) from the kind of fare Xbox usually gets. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

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  • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

    “with the PlayStation 4 outperforming the Xbox One in every possible way-, to raw hardware power”
    Wrong, we have the most powerful hardware
    Xbox One GPU is 2.6TF. Its full DX12 with 50 MCUs are FPGA reprogrammable chips • Xbox One have additional HBM-like ultra fast memory stacked on main SOC chip • Special hardware and accelerators make Xbox One much more powerful than PS4(2-3 times more) • DX12 kernel update will enable unused stacked hardware. Without DX12 update its a 1.31TF console.

    • DarkSeptember

      You clearly have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Are you a MisterXMedia follower ?

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      Yes and the research teams have proven these specs are correct

    • papasmurf

      Fail dumbass

      No credible sources supports your fantasy

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      They have the x-rays showing the layers

    • Mark

      Lol

    • Mark

      He’s a troll, stop responding to em, pretty please lol

    • DarkSeptember

      There you go again , reading a fanboys website and believing every word. MisterXMedia is nothing more than a delusional fanboy being followed by delusional fanboys like yorself.
      Just think about it why put all this amazing hardware inside the X1 only to lock it away from developers for the last two years ? It’s all aload of fanboy garbage.

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      Been locked out was part of the playing weak our insider said would happen for the first few years. Only to allow sony to recover

    • DarkSeptember

      Microsoft is in the videogame business to make money , to say Microsoft locked all this power away so Sony could recover is possibly the most ridiculous fanboy BS I have ever heard. There is absolutely no way Microsoft would do such a thing , it would cost them BILLIONS in lost profits.
      You sir are an idiot.

    • Mark

      Can u not see he’s a troll? Look at his name? Rofl. The more u respond, the better his satisfaction..

    • red2k

      You can say whatever you want but sometines is more easy repeat and repeat the mainstrem knowledge about a hardware. That community saw something strange inside the X1 and they just have the nuts to create their own explanation about it. I’m sure that they have more reason than the people that said X1 was not full DX12 or the people that said the hardware was oudated.

    • Ben Dover Kuntz

      its to late for the xbone… sony have all the customers now.

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      That’s great, they are recovering well. They even had to sell there HQ building in Japan.They should be strong enough to stop Apple taking their place soon.

    • GHz

      Dude @pramath said “Popular discourse would have you believe.” And that’s the truth. Popular media do have many BELIEVING that the XB1 is faltering. But the truth is XB1 is doing more than great today.

      Games made specifically for XB1 usually outshines 3rd party multiplats in framerate and sometimes visuals, which shows that both systems are nearly the same as far as performance goes. We do know that full DX12 will bring additional improved performance, and give devs access to locked hardware features of the XB1. We also know what kind of performance increase we may be looking at as explained by Phil Spencer. Even though Phil don’t think its dramatic, according to him, it’ll be like going from Perfect Dark Zero to Halo 4. That’s his opinion of it. As far as citable information from credible sources goes, this is the truth so far.
      .

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      Phil is under the NDA about the locked out hardware as well.
      Yeah it’s doing as planned. Phil is also playing the nice guy allowing Sony a user good base before we get the DX12 unlocking.
      Our version of DOOM with DX12 will crush the PS4 version.
      Going to be awesome place we decide to stop playing weak soon.

    • GHz

      “Phil is under the NDA about the locked out hardware as well.”

      MSFT never go in depth about their hardware. However they are very open about the capabilities of them. The only big secrete MSFT kept from the public was DX12, and the NDA behind that has lifted. There is nothing else for them to reveal in regards to software/hardware that powers the XB1. The only thing now is to prove their claims via games. MSFT game plan was a 10yr timeline with XB360. That time was up last month NOV 22, 2015. We got the Windows 10 update on XB1 the same month, to prepare us for full DX12 support.

      MSFT weren’t pretending to be weak to give Sony a chance. That’s misinformation. Sony does what’s best in their interests & MSFT do the same. Their timetable of where they need to be @ a given time differs. Sony gave devs what they wanted, and that’s familiarity in both software & hardware.That worked out well for them. MSFT message is that you can do more on XB1 but you’ll have to do things a little differently (Cloud,DirectX 12, Windows 10 and WDDM 2.0), but its all up to the devs. MSFT never made a secrete of this.

    • Mark

      Ghz he’s a troll impersonating MisterXmedia haha. When u respond he loves it lol.

    • Zane_rox9

      Tis the season to speak the truth. When will we see the 1st Dx12 games…starting with Fable ? When does NDA end ?

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      We know fable is the first.
      NDA has been extended is all will know. Our insider hasn’t hasn’t said anymore

    • GHz

      Nope, Fable Legends wasn’t built from the ground up in DX12. It started off as a Dx11 game. It cannot be really considered the 1st true DX12 game for XB1.

      Graphic engines need a total rehaul. rebuilt from the ground up with DX12, windows 10 and WDDM 2.0 in mind. Fable legends is only a teaser in upgrading performance of a DX11+ game on XB1 by adding DX12 support. .

    • DarkSeptember

      Who is this ‘insider’ ? You have no idea. Someone claims to be an insider and you believe every single word he says !!!!
      And what a surprise this NDA has been Extended AGAIN ! I can remember this super secret power was going to be unlocked within the first six months….then a year…then two years…..and now it’s been extended for how long this time ? Until Sony has an even bigger lead of 50 million PS4s ?
      You are fanboyism at its absolute worst.

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      If they decide Sony needs a better lead, then we will stand with them and show our support.

    • Mr Xrat

      Good job falling for a parody account, Xgimp. 🙂

    • Zane_rox9

      Everyone knows DX12 is a lie sheepboy…I mean comon. MS doesnt want Sony out of business…i

    • papasmurf

      Why lie floon?

  • GHz

    2016 we get to see games that’ll separate themselves form game we played on XB360 & PS3. We’ll get more than just an 1080p upgrade. Devs will have access to tools that will help them go bigger on everything w/o them having to cut corners on FPS, lighting, textures, # of NPC’s, AI etc.

    • Mark

      Like Quantum Break, Scalebound, Sea of Thieves, and Crackdown? U don’t say GHZ. Look at these haters in here, haha. They flock to Xbox news like it’s their dinner time. Dam man, Phil’s that dude!

  • Riggerto

    2016 will be another successful year for Xbox.

    In North America only.

    • GHz

      Wasn’t this the case last gen too? By the end of that gen, both systems went on to sell over 90million units right? Success is success. And as it stands, MSFT is #2 in the world as far as gaming companies go. That’s a fact that isn’t reported let alone investigated by popular gaming sites.

    • Riggerto

      Yep it is heartening to see that greater wealth doesn’t always equate to monopoly/sales in the gaming hardware market.

      A much smaller company that was bordering on serious financial problems at one stage has been able to dominate the much bigger competition worldwide 2:1 in sales numbers.
      Just with good design and keeping the focus simple.

    • Mark

      People keep saying 2:1…do u have a link?

    • Riggerto

      Simply type “ps4 outselling xbox” in google.

      There are multiple sources reporting it.

      MS won’t release numbers so maybe it’s worse than 2:1. Who knows.

    • Mark

      Oh VGCharts haha. So lemme guess, because “multiple sources” present those numbers, that must be the case right? Sadly, u can’t give just one source that’s accurate. But of course, multiple sources confirms 2:1. Hahaa. Fanboy much dude, just stop. I could make up my own numbers too. I think Xbox One is at 20m….and I think Sony isn’t at 30m considering they lied before. Hahaaa.

    • Riggerto

      Well, you did say “ha ha” so I guess you must be right.

    • Mark

      Nah, “haha” means I can shrug my shoulders because you’ve yet to gimme one source that doesn’t include estimates…ha, ha.

    • Riggerto

      There is a lot out there from various sources RE: hardware sales, articles and opinions. Also multiplat software sales (eg. why has Fallout 4 sold twice as much on PS4 than XB?).

      I think that is a good starting point for a debate on “2:1”.

      To just use the – your source isnt official enough for me so end of discussion – is just convenient.

      Why are so many sources saying 2:1?
      Why are multiplats sales figures supporting this 2:1 figure?
      Why are there no articles/sources stating the contrary?

      There is an obvious trend there don’t you think? Unless you think there is some great conspiracy against XB?

    • Mark

      All anectdotal man. Alot of these charts for software are only what’s known physical. Ontop of that, a 2:1 software scenario still doesn’t mean the hardware gap is 2:1.

      Ur saying, I’m denying facts. What facts? Pieces of breadcrumbs for the media and average gamers to stitch together? Nah, I’m waiting for clear numbers…I could care less if it’s actually 2:1, I’m loving my Xbox.

      People are saying Halo only sold 20% sales digital, but Microsoft’s saying it broke records digital. Just people making sh*t up, throwin in some numbers here n there. Basically saying 2:1 is just ESTIMATES, and it seems people are all too in a hurry to claim this, lol. Fanboy stuff. So lemme ask u, how much did Destiny sell on PS4 and Xbox One, total sales?

    • Mr Xrat

      30 million PS4s shipped against 10 million Xbones sold last December and two thirds of shipped MS consoles being Xbones for this year.

    • Mark

      Microsoft announced they were close to 10m even before last Black Friday, in which they sold around 1m, so I’d say around 11-12m including December 2014. Also, the X1 in 2015 is doing better year over year to 2014……I’d think there’s close to 20m X1’s out there now. Will be more including Xmas…hardly 2:1.

    • Zane_rox9

      They have no link cause MS keeps sales numbers private…as companies should. Most estimate Xbox one at 25 million units…link below.
      http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-xbox-one-will-deliver-best-line-up-of-video-games-in-2016-497034.shtml

    • GHz

      That’s great n all. but this isn’t the 90’s anymore. More to it than just hardware sales. Hence the reason why Sony found itself in the predicament it is currently in even though they made billions with PS1, PS2 & PS3. Have you ever wondered why the success of those consoles sales weren’t enough to keep them afloat & why they were near death coming in with the PS4? I’m telling you, selling hardware is good, but not enough. In the end It’s good to see Sony doing what they have to do, to get back on their feet. They were #1 @ one point as far as gaming revenues are concerned. Before that it was Nintendo.

    • Riggerto

      I honestly have no personal business interest in either Sony or Microsoft the wider company.

      It really is all about the numerical sales to me. It’s interesting.

    • GHz

      “It really is all about the numerical sales to me.”

      In regards, Sony was always a powerhouse. Nothings changed in that area. The business overall has long evolved into something else though. And everyone who are crazy enough to sell gaming hardware these days best adapt if they want to stay on top in revenues earned. Monies earned is what interests these companies. Nothing else. As a gamer, I don’t care how they make it. I just want games.

    • Mr Xrat

      For the first half of the year. Just like last year, I expect Sony to make more software revenue in 2015 by December 31st.

    • Zane_rox9

      Do ya like how no one bothers to respond to you ? Congrats on being the internet idiot.

    • Mr Xrat

      Do you like how everyone regards you as the joke of the Internet?

  • Mr Xrat

    Who let that dumbass Mehdi off his leash?

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  • Mark

    I’ll say this, for 2015, the Xbox has seen one, of the best holiday’s it ever had. I wouldn’t say the whole year tho. Now, in 2016, it’s gonna be crazy, and imo, arguably, it’s lookin like the best year since OG Xbox;

    Quantum Break
    Scalebound
    Sea of Thieves
    Crackdown 3
    Gears 4
    Halo Wars 2
    Forza Horizon 3
    Fable Legends
    Gigantic

    And yes Cuphead and Inside! Top it off with Cortana, hopefully she’ll be as good as I think, and 2016 will be memorable..

    • Keithon de Bique

      yup titles appeal more than others gears over thieves for instance – i’ll wait for more informatin ontion about the latter, i’m all for variety. I’ve put my money where my mouth is – rise tr & bo3

  • Rikarudo

    M’erica!
    Best of the best y’all!
    ╰(◐﹏◑ )╮

  • Katana Man

    Ps4 has 8 asynchronous compute engines and xbone has 2. Nothing can improve underpowered hardware except good coding. 720p anyone?

    • sloppyJoe

      Interesting…Im playing Forza 6 at 1080p locked at 60fps (never drops a frame) as we speak. And is Fing gorgeous. Let me know when pos4 has a single game that manages this. Driveclub at 26 fps anyone ?

      Funny thing is your such a moron that you dont even realize that battlefront is the best looking game on consoles to date…and both versions are low rez. Keeping counting those Ps moron.


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