Beamer wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 15:06: No way could Microsoft manage the sales that make Steam so awesome
There's an understatement. To Microsoft, "sale" is a four-letter word.
Not always. The Microsoft store had virtually every 360 game at $10 for Christmas. It was nuts. 2 month old games for $10!
But they SUUUUUUUUCK at it on Xbox Live. Suuuuuuuuuuck. It's unbelievable how bad they are at it. If they truly move away from physical games I think they could improve, because I think they fear losing shelf space if they sold the digital full games for reasonable prices (let alone good sale prices!), but I doubt they'd ditch discs this generation.