#1 Posted by KingKoopa (29 posts) -

Now since that there has been a nintendo hanheld ( DS ) and a Sony handheld ( PSP ) were is Microsoft in all of this. Microsoft could make halo on a handheld and they could make microsoft boost up.

Why do you think that Microsoft hasent made a handheld yet? Do you think they should make one?

#2 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

Microsoft has said that they don't want to get involved in the portable market, but if they made one, I'd be all over it.

#3 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

I doubt they will make a hand held anytime soon, maybe next gaming generation they will jump on board.

#4 Edited by banksrob (1126 posts) -

there was speculation on something i read about this, however i think they want to focus on the main console systems rather than commit to more than one system.

#5 Posted by Banzai_NL (264 posts) -

It's called Zune. Development tools for it are available already.

#6 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -

A Microsoft handheld would be awesome but I doubt it will be very successful.

#7 Posted by ElectricHaggis (630 posts) -

Anyone trying to bring out a handheld gaming system at the moment will be crushed by nintendo, it would be a bad idea.

#8 Posted by ElectricHaggis (630 posts) -

Anyone trying to bring out a handheld gaming system at the moment will be crushed by nintendo, it would be a bad idea.

#9 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

I don't think it is really necessary. 

#10 Posted by banksrob (1126 posts) -
Banzaiaap said:
"It's called Zune. Development tools for it are available already.
"
its not really a game system though
#11 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -

I can see them making one in the future

#12 Posted by MasterSplinter (636 posts) -

It would be hard to compete with the DS or any Nintendo handheld for that matter, but I still wouldn't be shocked to see one a couple of years down the line.

#13 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -
Banzaiaap said:
"It's called Zune. Development tools for it are available already.
"
Lol, that's not what we mean.
#14 Edited by Banzai_NL (264 posts) -
twenty0ne said:
"Banzaiaap said:
"It's called Zune. Development tools for it are available already.
"
Lol, that's not what we mean.
"
Hmm, I think they can make great games on it! Although it would be better to compare it to the iPhone opposed to DS and PSP..
Personally, I think that MS will not enter the mobile gaming makret any further than this.

Here, take a look:

  

#15 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

I dont think so, and i dont think it will be a good idea.

#16 Posted by WorldsFastestShrimpPeeler (458 posts) -

Don't think they'll be doing a handheld anytime soon. Probably not.

#17 Posted by Strife88 (225 posts) -

It'd be a hard market for them to do well in since the PSP and DS have already been out for years. Stay with the 360 and spend the time and money on that.

#18 Posted by Djrocks (93 posts) -

I'm sure Microsoft said that there not going to make any handhelds anytime soon. Although if they did make one they have to make it work with 90% of XBLA games.

#19 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -
Banzaiaap said:
"It's called Zune. Development tools for it are available already.
"
You can play several games on it already.
#20 Posted by davebgray (33 posts) -

If MS is going to do anything, I think it would be in conjunction with the Zune.  I think it'd probably be closer to a media player / cell phone / camera, etc. than just a portable game system.

But I think that MS needs to cement itself in the console market before they start competing with the DS and PSP.

#21 Posted by Schizoid (1064 posts) -

If Microsoft were going to go into the handheld market it'd have an incredibly hard time because Nintendo dominate the entire field so far, the PSP has made quite a good effort but I don't think it will ever usurp the DS's throne.

#22 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

Nah, they are pure console peopl

#23 Posted by roofy (1005 posts) -

i make games for my Zune and its not that hard. the XNA dev tools are easy to use and test on your zune.
best of all... everything is homebrew and its free.

#24 Posted by roylink (132 posts) -

It is called a laptop. 

#25 Posted by SLE4ZY (37 posts) -

I would really love for a Microsoft handheld. It would be so awesome to play Halo when im flying in an airplane. I hope Microsoft soon jumps in on the handheld market

#26 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

PSP's main following is in Japan, which is a market microsoft has a tiny part in. Microsoft may have a larger following in America but I still think a handheld would be a tough sell for them.

#27 Posted by spragels (97 posts) -

I think it is a bad idea. The DS sells so many units I dont think a MS handheld would even compare.

#28 Posted by Carmel_Chewy (323 posts) -

I doubt they would make one, but if they did I would buy it.

#29 Posted by x3ar (236 posts) -

i support a MS handheld if it has dual analog sticks and great battery life with good wifi.

#30 Posted by steve316 (102 posts) -

id like buy one if it had two analog sticks