Would you buy a Microsoft handheld?

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#1 Edited by Blabadon (25228 posts) -

Yes, if it meant Gears and Halo on the go. Of course, God only knows how much fun it wouldn't be paying for Live as well as PS+ and then seeing it not have that good support. Still, the multiplayer that could happen... hnnnng

#2 Edited by lostrib (31744 posts) -

No

#3 Posted by Blabadon (25228 posts) -
#4 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (6606 posts) -

probably not

#5 Edited by mems_1224 (45790 posts) -

lol hell no

#6 Edited by MonsieurX (28737 posts) -

Nope.

Their cellphones already suck

#7 Posted by Solid_Link22 (5588 posts) -

I didnt even buy a sony hanheld and i love sony. So no i wouldnt buy one

#8 Posted by darkangel115 (1407 posts) -

No, handhelds are pointless for adults. they are for kids to have something to do instead of paying attention in school

#9 Posted by Blabadon (25228 posts) -

No, handhelds are pointless for adults. they are for kids to have something to do instead of paying attention in school

As a teacher, I have found this is not the case for my students but rather me :P

#10 Posted by treedoor (7478 posts) -

If it had some games I wanted then sure.

#11 Edited by AznbkdX (3114 posts) -

Maybe, if they made it right and it had games I want.

#12 Edited by DarkLink77 (31683 posts) -

@treedoor said:

If it had some games I wanted then sure.

@AznbkdX said:

Maybe, if they made it right and it had games I want.

This.

It would depend entirely on the games, and how many of them I wanted.

Hell, the Vita has games I want but I refuse to spend that much money on a handheld when the 3DS exists.

#13 Posted by bobbetybob (19087 posts) -

Nope.

Their cellphones already suck

Microsoft don't make phones.

#14 Edited by MonsieurX (28737 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Nope.

Their cellphones already suck

Microsoft don't make phones.

Right,they don't directly make them,but Windows phone then.

#15 Posted by CrownKingArthur (3789 posts) -

i will buy anything if i think i'm going to get good use out of it. but it would have to have not only some pretty good games, but some other good functions too.

#16 Posted by blackace (19745 posts) -

@Blabadon: They don't really need to make a handheld at this point as casuals gamers (especially in Japan) are either going with Nintendo or Smart Phones & Tablets. I think Microsoft would just be wasting their money if they tried to head into the handheld market right now. The PSP, PSP Go and PSVita are perfect examples at to why not to enter the handheld market.

Other crazy companies like nVidia with their NVidia Shield - http://reviews.cnet.com/consoles/nvidia-shield/4505-10109_7-35566996.html

MadCatz with their M.O.J.O. - http://madcatz.com/mojo/en-uk/

And all the rest - http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/portable-gaming-consoles-2013/

aren't going to last long in this market.

#17 Posted by musicalmac (22666 posts) -

If it didn't suck, I'd entertain it. I don't know how much better you'd get than the Vita, though. If the Vita had MS properties like Halo and Gears, mmmm...

#18 Posted by Heil68 (42691 posts) -
#19 Edited by AznbkdX (3114 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@bobbetybob said:
@MonsieurX said:

Nope.

Their cellphones already suck

Microsoft don't make phones.

Right,they don't directly make them,but Windows phone then.

I actually got one of those. It works fine but the app store is something else. It sucks pretty hard compared to iOS and Android.

#20 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16480 posts) -

No.

#21 Edited by I_can_haz (6484 posts) -
#22 Posted by blackace (19745 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@Blabadon said:

@lostrib said:

No

That would be a disaster of biblical proportions

You mean like the PSP Go & Ouya? lol!!

#23 Posted by osan0 (12547 posts) -

@bobbetybob: i think they do now. didnt they buy nokia a few weeks ago? ar at least a big chunk of nokia.

anywho depends on the games but MS dont have a very formidable first party so it would take quite a bit of support from western 3rd parties (nintendo have japanese devs covered) to get me excited.

still...depends on the games.

#24 Posted by Heil68 (42691 posts) -

@blackace said:

@Heil68 said:

@Blabadon said:

@lostrib said:

No

That would be a disaster of biblical proportions

You mean like the PSP Go & Ouya? lol!!

More like Windows ME and Zune(lol).

#25 Posted by bobbetybob (19087 posts) -
@AznbkdX said:

@MonsieurX said:

@bobbetybob said:
@MonsieurX said:

Nope.

Their cellphones already suck

Microsoft don't make phones.

Right,they don't directly make them,but Windows phone then.

I actually got one of those. It works fine but the app store is something else. It sucks pretty hard compared to iOS and Android.

Yeah the app store put me off it as well, I quite like the look of them otherwise, especially the Lumia with the ridiculous camera on it (1020 I think).

Phones make more sense for them than handhelds do anyway since they're a software company and their main focus in gaming is with online stuff.

#26 Edited by Slashkice (12980 posts) -

I'd pass since I'm just not interested in most of Microsoft's output.

#27 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5900 posts) -

I would kill for one.

#28 Posted by AznbkdX (3114 posts) -

@AznbkdX said:

@MonsieurX said:

@bobbetybob said:
@MonsieurX said:

Nope.

Their cellphones already suck

Microsoft don't make phones.

Right,they don't directly make them,but Windows phone then.

I actually got one of those. It works fine but the app store is something else. It sucks pretty hard compared to iOS and Android.

Yeah the app store put me off it as well, I quite like the look of them otherwise, especially the Lumia with the ridiculous camera on it (1020 I think).

Phones make more sense for them than handhelds do anyway since they're a software company and their main focus in gaming is with online stuff.

I can agree that phones make more sense for them. Although the next time they jump on that bandwagon, they should just take Android as their OS. :P

#29 Posted by Boddicker (2279 posts) -

Meh.

I was tempted by the Gameboy back in the late 80's/early 90's but ultimately the handheld market has held no interest for me.

#30 Posted by charizard1605 (54473 posts) -

If it had enough games I wanted, definitely. I highly doubt that it would, though, considering that a) Microsoft's own first party support is minimal as it is, and that is when they only have to support one system, b) most compelling games for handhelds come from Japan, and Japan spurns Microsoft and the Xbox, and finally c) western third parties wouldn't pick up the slack there either- they're too happy putting shit on iOS and Android to care about real handhelds.

#31 Posted by AznbkdX (3114 posts) -

Meh.

I was tempted by the Gameboy back in the late 80's/early 90's but ultimately the handheld market has held no interest for me.

How long since you tried getting into it?

#32 Posted by cainetao11 (15910 posts) -

If I wanted it, yeah. But my vita is covering me for now.

#33 Posted by slipknot0129 (5484 posts) -

Theres no point. All smartphones will pretty much have controllers available to them. Now the question is, will they come out with a Xbox controller for the Windows phones?

#34 Posted by Alucard_Prime (2620 posts) -

Nope, I wouldn't buy any hand-held console actually, because gaming on those things for too long is bad for the eyesight, the small screens cause eyestrain. I used to have a Nintendo DS but I realized I barely used it, and I just mostly played it at home....there aren't many opportunities to use it for what it was intended for(playing on the go).....at the time I just made the decision to completely forget about handheld gaming devices.

#35 Edited by starwolf474 (418 posts) -

No, because I hate playing games on uncomfortable handhelds with small screens when I could instead be playing on a console with a comfortable controller and big screen TV. And since I'm an adult there is rarely any time when I have time to play games while I'm away from my house, so portability does not mean anything to me.

The only way that I would think about getting it would be if they had some great exclusives that were not available on consoles, had a screen size as big as the Wii U gamepad, and managed to have what thus far no other handheld has ever had which is comfortable ergonomics.

#36 Posted by KHAndAnime (13165 posts) -

No. I don't buy Microsoft products, I simply attain them.

#37 Posted by NFJSupreme (5028 posts) -

No I don't buy handheld period. I'm a grown ass man, I really have no need for a handheld. Where the hell am I going to play it? If I'm out and about I'm actually doing this thing called socializing with people or working. If honestly get that bored I whip out my phone. I'd get a windows phone though. Those Nokias are pretty sweet, my girlfriend has one.

#38 Posted by BlessedChill (676 posts) -

No it would fail like thier phones, tablets, consoles, and Windows 8

#39 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

@bobbetybob said:
@MonsieurX said:

Nope.

Their cellphones already suck

Microsoft don't make phones.

Right,they don't directly make them,but Windows phone then.

Outside of the upcoming Surface Phone. Either way, they have handhelds, and they have connections with some XBLA games and are partially integrated with Xbox, and have been selling more and ore, so making a dedicated handheld device would either fail or canniblize windows phone.

#40 Posted by slipknot0129 (5484 posts) -

No I don't buy handheld period. I'm a grown ass man, I really have no need for a handheld. Where the hell am I going to play it? If I'm out and about I'm actually doing this thing called socializing with people or working. If honestly get that bored I whip out my phone. I'd get a windows phone though. Those Nokias are pretty sweet, my girlfriend has one.

I'm a grown ass man and I still need a handheld every once and a while. Why I have a 3ds.

#41 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16480 posts) -

@NFJSupreme said:

No I don't buy handheld period. I'm a grown ass man, I really have no need for a handheld. Where the hell am I going to play it? If I'm out and about I'm actually doing this thing called socializing with people or working. If honestly get that bored I whip out my phone. I'd get a windows phone though. Those Nokias are pretty sweet, my girlfriend has one.

I'm a grown ass man and I still need a handheld every once and a while. Why I have a 3ds.

He is an insecure grown ass man. That is what his issue is.

#42 Posted by slipknot0129 (5484 posts) -

@slipknot0129 said:

@NFJSupreme said:

No I don't buy handheld period. I'm a grown ass man, I really have no need for a handheld. Where the hell am I going to play it? If I'm out and about I'm actually doing this thing called socializing with people or working. If honestly get that bored I whip out my phone. I'd get a windows phone though. Those Nokias are pretty sweet, my girlfriend has one.

I'm a grown ass man and I still need a handheld every once and a while. Why I have a 3ds.

He is an insecure grown ass man. That is what his issue is.

The fact that he is posting on this board raised flags that he is having issues picking what side of the issue he wants to be on. The only issue I have is carrying around two devices rather than just my iphone.

#43 Posted by flashn00b (2875 posts) -

It'd probably top the Razer Edge in terms of price gouging, so no.

#44 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4320 posts) -

I don't know why but I really don't like handhelds.

I'll probably end up getting a Vita. But I really just hate small screens for games.

#45 Edited by juarbles (801 posts) -

No. I already have a TV remote.

#46 Posted by Krelian-co (10067 posts) -
#47 Edited by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -
#48 Posted by _Matt_ (8789 posts) -

As long as it was done right, I would love to see a Microsoft handheld.

#49 Edited by betamaxx83 (351 posts) -

I'd rather buy an N-Gage than a handheld from Microsoft.

#50 Posted by Ghost120x (3652 posts) -

It has been a long dream of mine. In my dream it was amazing with asymmetrical analog sticks, an HD cam for Skype calls, 64GB of internal storage, 10 hour battery life....The halo game I was playing on it was awesome and borrowed heavily from CE. Then I woke up :(