View Poll Results: Do you own an Xbox and a WP device?

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  • Yes and I chose WP because of this

    14 6.90%
  • Yes and I just happened to get a WP8 device too

    39 19.21%
  • No

    150 73.89%
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11-18-2013 03:01 PM
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  1. TechFreak1's Avatar
    It is the other way for me, one of the many reasons why I pre-ordered the xbox 1 was that it was tied to WP8. I have had xboxes but never owned them myself longterm - essentially just borrowed from close cousins as they ended up staying there indefinitely, therefore I have decided the xbox one will not be taken over and they will have to come over with their own pads if they want to play lol.
    11-16-2013 10:09 AM
  2. jdom's Avatar
    Lumia 1020 owner here with 4 Xbox 360's and 1 XBOX ONE coming on November 22nd
    11-16-2013 10:58 AM
  3. greycounciller's Avatar
    Lumia 920 owner, Never had or want XBox. Only play old wii once a month.
    11-16-2013 11:18 AM
  4. kungfuwolfman's Avatar
    Strange because my 1st windows phone 8 (920) got me curious about the xbox in the 1st place. I was/ am a playstation kind of guy with over 50 games on ps3. ( a good proportion of those have only got 20mins of gameplay from me though! street fighter 4 takes 90% of my gaming which is now like 2hrs a month)
    Got a 360 in jan all geared up with 1yr gold membership! 4 -5 kinetic sessions later, gave it out to my nephews and not missing it for months now! Really don't care for gamer points, so the so called integration is so, so.. 😊 ( smart glass is cool but its not wp exclusive)
    The media prowess of xbox one is interesting though! Will wait and see how well it works with cable tv in uk. Not in a hurry for this generation of consoles.
    11-16-2013 11:48 AM
  5. brunoadduarte's Avatar
    If I would own an Xbox I would most certainly neither care about achievements, nor about Xbox branded games on Windows Phone. But I don't and I'd also choose an PS4 over an Xbox One if I'd buy a console in the near future.
    Ditto. I'm yet to understand all this fuss about achievements. The way I see it, they're just a distraction from problems in today's games.
    a5cent likes this.
    11-16-2013 12:30 PM
  6. Jessica-Star's Avatar
    Thanks for the poll, this was a surprise to me because I'd thought XBox integration was a larger draw than 7%. If you combine it with the 2nd option where while not a deciding factor it could still have had an influence (if only in awareness) it comes a little close...but I would've guessed 20-30% of people who grabbed WP during WP7 did it in part because of the XBox connection.

    I got WP7 within a month of release. Integration with XBox was a motivating factor. I'm equal parts gamer and technology enthusiast, but was a PC Gamer who also liked consoles until 2008 when I got my 360. Now I'm play more on 360 than PC even though my computer is better in many ways. Achievements and connectivity play a LARGE part in that for me, it's cool to see that some of you have escaped the lure. There are times I wish I could play a game on PC instead, but I like the couch, controller, and mostly the achievements.
    Last edited by Jessica-Star; 11-16-2013 at 01:01 PM.
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    11-16-2013 12:47 PM
  7. smoledman's Avatar
    I own a Lumia 920, but don't own XBox. I am planning to get an XBox One in a few weeks pending reviews on Kinect.
    11-16-2013 01:10 PM
  8. marcomura's Avatar
    Thanks for the poll, this was a surprise to me because I'd thought XBox integration was a larger draw than 7%. If you combine it with the 2nd option where while not a deciding factor it could still have had an influence (if only in awareness) it comes a little close...but I would've guessed 20-30% of people who grabbed WP during WP7 did it in part because of the XBox connection.

    I got WP7 within a month of release. Integration with XBox was a motivating factor. I'm equal parts gamer and technology enthusiast, but was a PC Gamer who also liked consoles until 2008 when I got my 360. Now I'm play more on 360 than PC even though my computer is better in many ways. Achievements and connectivity play a LARGE part in that for me, it's cool to see that some of you have escaped the lure. There are times I wish I could play a game on PC instead, but I like the couch, controller, and mostly the achievements.
    I'm very addicted to the xbox achievements too (I reached the legend status some months ago XD), but they don't push me into xbox stuff when I have better alternatives: for instance, I played all the Assassin's Creed on my PC because of better graphics and better input controls (I prefer keyboard+mouse to joypad).
    I then bought them for xbox too because I wanted the achievements XD... but PC first!

    About Windows Phone... I bought a WP7 primarily because I'm a developer specialized in MS technologies and I wanted to stay in the MS ecosystem. But it was crap to me.
    Then I bought a WP8 because I wanted to give credit to MS, thinking that after 2-3 years they would have improved their OS enough.
    Now I'm tired of this toy and I'm planning to buy an android as my next phone. The xbox achievements don't have a voice in here XD
    11-16-2013 01:30 PM
  9. lexus232's Avatar
    No and I don't plan to. PS4 is ahead of XBOX this time, at least now. But I have to admit I am playstation fan too.
    11-16-2013 01:39 PM
  10. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    No offense but the only one I see claiming millions of people is you. For those into gaming (not me) integration is an added bonus. For others, including me, it is absolutely irrelevant. It is cross platform capabilities that is a plus for me, not one element (i.e. gaming). Even if someone were to claim millions of people, so what? Every company is the market stretches the truth in their advertising.
    No offence taken I was quoting this fella from the original thread in my first post and assumed as a gamer he'd know more figures than I.
    Funny how non-gamers show up and try and downplay one of the beat features of Xbox gaming, on any platform. If Microsoft tried to get rid of achievements on the Xbox the outcry would be huge so please don't try and put a negative spin on a feature that has been embraced and is valued by millions already.
    11-16-2013 05:00 PM
  11. abel920's Avatar
    I am a Microsoft devotee, a fanboy, a crazy Windows loon, but I grew up with PS, and that's what I think I am going to buy. But I don't know - I really want an Xbox 1 too.
    Last edited by abel920; 11-16-2013 at 07:19 PM.
    Pontifex likes this.
    11-16-2013 07:04 PM
  12. TLRtheory's Avatar
    I used to be a PlayStation guy up until the ps3. Owning that drove me up the wall! Right from the get go we had years of waiting for our system to stop being treated as a bluray player and get recognized as a game console... our version of CoD4 didn't even get trophies while 360 users got achievements. Then we didn't get Left4Dead at all, our Tales of Vesperia got canceled, the motion control medium flopped hard, the psn indie content didn't hold a candle to all the outstanding indie/avatar games that XBLA was getting, pre-PSX era classics were a lot slimmer, apps section is a barren wasteland...it was just a mess...as of last month, I'm with the 360. Controller is better, game content is better. I'm a happy camper now :)

    ...and so far, looks like X1 is running the game in software too. Killer instinct, Quantum Break, Titanfall, freaking RYSE!!!... the only interesting PS4 game (Kingdom Hearts 3) is even headed to the X1.
    Last edited by TLRtheory; 11-16-2013 at 07:35 PM.
    11-16-2013 07:17 PM
  13. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I've been into Windows Mobile since way back ( Casio E125 and Casio BE300 ), however it was always my interest in original NES games on a mobile that hooked me.
    I had a PS3 for about 6 months, but sold it cause I just never got into it. I played my Dreamcast more (WinCe)
    So I have never felt the need to get an XBox until now. My Nokia 1020 has blown my socks off for game play and now I find I spend more time in the XBox app.........I may just yet buy an XBox One, whenever EB Games starts to sell Referb units..........maybe.
    11-16-2013 07:40 PM
  14. DBZo07's Avatar
    Ps3 super slim with 250gb..
    I dont prefer xbox, just for sake of getting rewards listed on my modile device..
    I still have ps1/2/3, psp, ndsi.. I avoid xbox, cz I prefer Sony for gaming..

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 India gdr3
    11-16-2013 09:35 PM
  15. mriveaa's Avatar
    Been using an L925 for a couple months no now,no XBOX here but the X1 may change that
    11-16-2013 11:07 PM
  16. techiez's Avatar
    This was a quote from the http://forums.windowscentral.com/gam...avexboxwp.html thread.

    Is Xbox one of the biggest draws for everyone?
    Or just gamers?

    I'm a non-gamer. This interests me. I picked the WP environment because a: it came on a Nokia and b: it looked different and the integration with Windows itself looked promising.

    How many people are actually XBox owners and WP8 owners?
    Are they a minority?
    Did this integration put people off and is this why MS is easing up on the integration?

    The use of the XBox name for games and music has been there since the Lumia 800 and WP7. If you are loyal to another console, would you be happy seeing it on your phone and PC screen every time you used it? As a non gamer I'm not bothered about the loyalty but I also don't want to see the XBox name everywhere in an environment just because it was made by the same company.
    Will it be in the next suite of Office Tools too?

    I'd suggest there is a massive percentage of people who have a Windows 8 environment on the PC and phone but DON'T play with consoles. Is this is why the swing away from XBox has happened - are people being put off by it or is the market share of interested users not as great as MS predicted?

    I'd be interested to see any stats about WP owners vs XBox owners.
    Much of the share of WP specially in markets where it is doing good, India, Europe, Latin Americas, SE Asia, it is mostly due to Nokia brand, XBox is not even remotely the reason for why ppl bought a WP and as for Xbox integration the way MS handled it I'm sure it is a dead factor now.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    11-17-2013 05:48 AM
  17. willybraatlund's Avatar
    Playstation all the waaay!

    I was drawn to WP because of Nokia. I guess you could say I'm conservative in some way, because I have always had Nokia (like 17 of them since my first in 2000), always had Playstation (1, 2 and 3). Also when it comes to computer I have windows and always have been using windows (98, xp, vista, 7 and 8). I also bought a Surface, but I sold it to my friend because I didn't use it.

    But to be honest, I have been thinking of replacing my PS3 for xbox one just because of the eco system. And I have always thought that the xbox controller is so much better then the ps one.
    But time will show, I'm going to wait a while before buying a new console anyway.
    11-17-2013 06:02 AM
  18. 8Code's Avatar
    WP8 is my first smartphone (Lumia 820). I chose it because of the Nokia brand and the Modern UI which I really like.
    I'm a PC casual gamer so I didn't care much about Xbox mobile games, or Xbox and consoles in general, but I have to admit that once i got my Lumia I started to think about purchasing an Xbox One, maybe not now because I can't afford it. I own also a Windows 8 laptop, and I would like to see how all this MS stuff will integrate togheter. Hope that the "One Microsoft" plan will succed.
    11-17-2013 07:01 AM
  19. eroselim's Avatar
    I don't have XBOX , but I do have a WP Device. Simply because, I love how WP Devices works and the looks , I found them really really interesting. Lumia 620 User here by the way.
    11-17-2013 04:33 PM
  20. DBZo07's Avatar
    WP is something original

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 India gdr3
    11-18-2013 02:11 AM
  21. DBZo07's Avatar
    I hate subscription service of xbox..
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 India gdr3
    Last edited by DBZo07; 11-18-2013 at 10:04 AM.
    11-18-2013 02:11 AM
  22. hysonmb's Avatar
    I've been an Xbox gamer since the first one launched, been on Xbox Live since it was in beta, and continue to game on my console as well as my PC. I've been a Windows Phone user since it was Windows Mobile with only a 6 month foray into Android while I was still with Sprint and waiting for them to release their first WP7 device.
    The Xbox games integration had no impact on my decision to go with Windows Phone. Honestly, while I do play games on my phone it wouldn't have stopped me from buying a Windows Phone if there were no games available for them at all, that's not an important feature for me.
    11-18-2013 02:40 AM
  23. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    I've always been a PC gamer guy, apart from one PSP I've never had a console, so I don't care for integration, and I don't care if its called Xbox music, play music or iTunes, as long as it works, which it rarely does outside US. I got the 925 because of Nokia, camera and I know how laggy android gets even on a high end device.
    I do have the xbox360 gamepad for Windows, I use it for racing games, i play shooters and similar (GTA) with mouse and keyboard. If I was to get a console it would be just for GTA 5, and since I'm used to Xbox controller I'd get the Xbox, Sony has its own ecosystem that never really appealed to me, although once you're inside the game it really doesn't matter. I don't have a TV so I'd connect either console to my 23" monitor so the experience would be the same as on PC.



    Sent from my white Lumia 925 using Tapatalk
    11-18-2013 03:29 AM
  24. Ezhik's Avatar
    Ew, Xbox. Having to buy a subscription service to use subscription services is the most ridiculous thing that I've ever heard.
    11-18-2013 08:56 AM
  25. martinmc78's Avatar
    Ew, Xbox. Having to buy a subscription service to use subscription services is the most ridiculous thing that I've ever heard.
    Pointless comment.
    11-18-2013 10:06 AM
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