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Pachter: Microsoft to focus on service over software at E3

Famed analyst Michael Pachter has said Microsoft is intending to focus on services over games at E3 this year.

Speaking on the latest episode of Bonus Round, the analyst said he has told by Microsoft that it is intending to focus mainly on services, while also revealing that he feels the company is aiming for a Spring 2014 release for the new Xbox.

It probably wouldn’t be a surprise if Microsoft did choose to focus on services, given that it has been taking this stance quite a lot recently. We have already seen the company sign up content providers such as BBC, Netflix and a whole lot more, while a new music service and redesigned dashboard is also expected to be announced.

There has also been talk of a $99 subscription based Xbox 360 in order to maximise the amount of people who own the console, another indication that Microsoft is looking to own the living room rather than just focus on gamers.

Will gamers be happy if no new and significant games are announced?

E3 will be interesting that’s for sure.

Edited On 07 May, 2012

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