- Jun 30, 2013
One of the biggest draws to WP8 is the XBox integration and achievements for Xbox games.
This was a quote from the http://forums.windowscentral.com/ga...e-lets-mobilize-reverse-trend-savexboxwp.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.
EDIT Close to 75% of owners don't have an X Box it seems!