XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.

Eric Tykwinski eric-list at
Fri Jan 27 14:13:15 UTC 2012

The PS Vita still uses a proprietary memory card format, so it's not just
download only.
The best example of download only would be OnLive, which basically is a game
system that only delivers on demand games.

IMHO, it's the market that will determine whether this is the right choice
in the long run.
It's a creative way to eliminate the used market and stop piracy, but if the
consumers don't join up like the PSP Go, it will eventually fail.


Eric Tykwinski
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-----Original Message-----
From: -Hammer- [mailto:bhmccie at] 
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 9:02 AM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.

Here's your baseline: Sony Vita. They already tossed the UMD out with the
PSP-GO and that failed miserably. Now they are trying again to go to digital
only with the Vita. It's not the scale of PS3 or XBOX360 but it may be a
good way to gauge the potential success of the concept.


"I was a normal American nerd"
-Jack Herer

On 1/27/2012 7:34 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:
> It's already done on a similar scale when apple releases new software for
their mobile devices.
> Just don't do it if you are on a low cap plan (eg: mobile, satellite etc).
Caps will be the new market discriminator IMHO.
> Jared Mauch
> On Jan 27, 2012, at 3:35 AM, Tei<oscar.vives at>  wrote:
>> Can internet in USA support that?   Call of Duty 15 releases may 2014
>> and 30 million gamers start downloading a 20 GB files.  Would the 
>> internet collapse like a house of cards?.

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