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Microsoft Says If You Don't Have Internet: Get Xbox 360, Not Xbox One

By - Source: Game Trailers | B 110 comments

Xbox 360 is an offline device for offline people.

Since confirming that the Xbox One would need to 'check in' with Microsoft via the web, Microsoft has faced an awful lot of criticism from gamers. While it would be incorrect to say the console requires an always-on connection to the internet, you do need an internet connection to play games on the Xbox One. Responding to a question about gamers without internet access, Microsoft's Don Mattrick had a rather disappointing answer.

 

Speaking during an interview at E3, Don Mattrick told GameTrailers that users without an internet connection can always just stick with the Xbox 360. Really.

"Fortunately, we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity and it's called Xbox 360," he told Game Trailer's Geoff Keighley. When Keighley asks if that's Microsoft's message, Mattrick reiterates his point.

"Right, so stick with 360, that's your message if you don't like it?" Keighley asks. Mattrick responds: "If you have zero access to the internet, that is an offline device."

We're not sure this will help Microsoft's (or the Xbox One's) cause.

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    audiophillia , June 12, 2013 11:08 AM
    Its sad that the people with out internet won't even be able to read this.
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    subaru41 , June 12, 2013 11:03 AM
    If you dont have internet, buy a PS4 or Nintendo Wii U.
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    migaltec , June 12, 2013 11:10 AM
    Seriously, they seriously said that !? then they deserve what coming to them
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  • 49 Hide
    subaru41 , June 12, 2013 11:03 AM
    If you dont have internet, buy a PS4 or Nintendo Wii U.
  • 53 Hide
    audiophillia , June 12, 2013 11:08 AM
    Its sad that the people with out internet won't even be able to read this.
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    aeurix , June 12, 2013 11:09 AM
    C'mon capitalism, lets see what you are made of! Economic Darwinism in 3..2...1
  • 47 Hide
    migaltec , June 12, 2013 11:10 AM
    Seriously, they seriously said that !? then they deserve what coming to them
  • 25 Hide
    weierstrass , June 12, 2013 11:10 AM
    How can MS not see a fail when everybody else does? Every second version of Windows, Zune, Pricing of their tablet, Win RT and now this...
  • 17 Hide
    jk_ventolero , June 12, 2013 11:13 AM
    ... Maybe there's some kind of evil spirit in the Microsoft HQ that's making these people commit fail after fail.. after fail.. after fail..
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    mapesdhs , June 12, 2013 11:13 AM

    Oh, if only he'd slipped and said buy a PS4 instead. :D 

    Not sure what he did say will be any less damaging to XBox1 sales though...

    Ian.

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    viliu24 , June 12, 2013 11:14 AM
    if you dont have .... no mater what , just dont get any xbox , get a ps4.
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    Devoteicon , June 12, 2013 11:24 AM
    It's amazing how much negative PR a company can generate around a single product and still expect it to be a success. I hope to the Gods that this fails.
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    Yuka , June 12, 2013 11:26 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTAKSBvuT-A

    They said that for real, hahaha. I can't believe the nerve!

    Looks like MS is trying to dig the XBone(r) every time they open their mouths. It's incredible, hahaha.

    Cheers!
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    happyballz , June 12, 2013 11:27 AM
    What an arrogant asshole. The xbox one teams keeps digging a bigger hole for themselves every passing day.

    Good, screw them. Don't pay them a dime for this POS and this twisted thinking.
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    smokeybravo , June 12, 2013 11:33 AM
    so basically they mean "if you don't have internet access, then sod off"
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    catfishtx , June 12, 2013 11:34 AM
    The amount of hubris this guy and this company has is amazing! In a weird sort of way, you got to admire the pair he has for saying what he said in that direct manner, even repeating it. There it is folks. Direct from the horses mouth, no lame Twitter back and forth or leaked emails from developers.
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    chimera201 , June 12, 2013 11:37 AM
    Hey Microsoft, will my country's ISP's upgrade its network resources with the introduction of the Xbox One? I hope it does, i really hope it does and i will love you Microsoft for it.(which is never going to happen because my country is India).
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    mforce2 , June 12, 2013 11:42 AM
    Quote:
    If you dont have internet, buy a PS4 or Nintendo Wii U.


    I think this is what he actually meant to say but wasn't brave enough.
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    basketcase87 , June 12, 2013 11:44 AM
    Either that guy is trying to get fired, or MS doesn't want to sell XBones.
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    yobobjm , June 12, 2013 11:46 AM
    Microsoft seriously needs to fire everyone in their marketing department.
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    bigdragon , June 12, 2013 11:48 AM
    According to the other news outlets, Microsoft also dumped on the Navy while making this statement. Not a good PR idea to dump on the troops. Really foolish of them, but I suppose this is to be expected from a company now associated with #dealwithit.
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    Dexter Kairaiuak , June 12, 2013 11:57 AM
    I'm getting a ps4 because of this.
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    Immaculate , June 12, 2013 11:58 AM
    PC>PS4>PS3>360>Wii>XB1
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