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These are the top 20 features Xbox users want

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Microsoft recently rolled out a new website where you can head over to and request or vote for a feature for Microsoft to roll out.

The site is broken up into 11 categories so there is no logical way to find the top 20 features. Unless you open each one and select the top 20, then combine them all and sort.

But thankfully someone over at Neogaf did actually have time for that and has very kindly posted up the current top 20 requests.

1. Pre-order/Pre-load digitally – 5,164 Votes
2. Backwards Compatibility with Xbox 360 – 4,479 Votes
3. Lower price of Digital Copies of Xbox One Titles – 3,304 Votes
4. “Low Battery” Notification for controllers. – 3,224 Votes
5. Xbox Music in Background – 2,395 Votes
6. Pre order bonuses for digital games – 2,344 Votes
7. Discount On Digital Games – 2,287 Votes
8. Background image on the dashboard – 2,005 Votes
9. Personalize Home Screen Background – 1,994 Votes
10. Cortana on xbox – 1,963 Votes
11. Reboot Banjo-Kazooie, Conker and Viva Pinata – 1,898 Votes
12. More Benefits purchasing DIGITAL over Retail Copy – 1,864
13. Free Movies With Gold – 1,828 Votes
14. Add an Upcomming Game Calendar App – 1,735 Votes
15. Better UI customization for users. – 1,729 Votes
16. Better integrated DLNA Support – 1,625 Votes
17. Mass delete recorded clips – 1,532 Votes
18. Description of Updates – 1,488 Votes
19. Bring back 1 vs. 100! – 1,487 Votes
20. Access to FULL XBOX STORE from smartglass – 1,460 Votes

Iβ€˜m absolutely behind the number one request, preloading games would be incredible and I see no reason why it doesn’t exist.

I just don’t see backwards compatibility happening, and the archaic lack of a low battery level indicator has already been patched in.

I’m also all for number 11, I need more Viva Pinata in my life.

So what do you think of the list? Anything that strikes you as odd to request or even more importantly are they missing something very important?

Last Updated: June 12, 2014

131 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 12, 2014 at 15:02

    Cross platform with PC

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 12, 2014 at 15:08

      I think this list only applies to current Xbone users, but I agree with you.

      Reply

  2. Rinceinantici

    June 12, 2014 at 15:03

    Quite frankly I am shocked that the community is not demanding more games with kinect. After all ‘it’s better, with Kinect’. Nice that they are listening to the community. Perhaps they should have done this way back…

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 12, 2014 at 15:11

      Sure it’s better, but it’s R1.7k cheaper without. That’s what, one game excl DLC?

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 12, 2014 at 15:13

        But that’s only 1/3rd of the actual game!

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 12, 2014 at 15:13

          Or half a pair of shoes according to a female friend.

          Reply

          • Rinceinantici

            June 12, 2014 at 15:14

            You friend only got one leg?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2014 at 15:15

            HAH FOOLED YOU! I don’t have friends!

          • Rinceinantici

            June 12, 2014 at 15:16

            I thought you had half of one. My bad.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2014 at 15:16

            You’re not THAT short.

          • Rinceinantici

            June 12, 2014 at 15:17

            Whimpers

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 12, 2014 at 15:20

            It’s been bugging me for a while and I suspect I’m falling into a trap but CARPE DIEM. *Jumps off a cliff shooting plasma at the millions of bug-like creatures swarming below.*
            http://i.imgur.com/xd3QoCE.gif

          • Rince&exhale

            June 12, 2014 at 15:21

            Trap sprung! Well done sir πŸ™‚

          • ToshZA

            June 12, 2014 at 15:24

            That gets you sprung? Wowee.

          • Rince&exhale

            June 12, 2014 at 15:26

            magic hands*

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2014 at 15:31

            *choke*snort*

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 12, 2014 at 15:17

            But that would imply that you’re friends with @rincethis:disqus.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2014 at 15:19

            So much so that I’ve considered changing my nick to Alien Emperor pation.

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 12, 2014 at 15:20

            You do that and you are also getting the gif.

          • Rince&exhale

            June 12, 2014 at 15:20

            HAHAHAHA! For that I’ll let Jason watch the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy with you.

          • Sith JJ

            June 12, 2014 at 15:21

            What’s the issue with Guardians of the Galaxy’s trailer?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2014 at 15:25

            Is that meant to be a reward or a punishment? O_o

          • Rince&exhale

            June 12, 2014 at 15:26

            Well, you can tell me after? If there is an after…

    • FoxOneZA

      June 12, 2014 at 15:12

      Kinect is still the best way to enjoy Dance Central and with a new Dance Central, Ubisoft’s fitness game and Fantasia on the way, there’s enough silly for the add-on.

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      • Rinceinantici

        June 12, 2014 at 15:13

        I NEED ONE!

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        • FoxOneZA

          June 12, 2014 at 15:14

          Are you like 12 or something these days? πŸ˜›

          Reply

          • Rinceinantici

            June 12, 2014 at 15:15

            Only when I talk about the Xbox One πŸ˜›

          • Hammersteyn

            June 12, 2014 at 15:22

            Boom?

          • Sith JJ

            June 12, 2014 at 15:24

            I must say, that controller alone gets me excited. Then I get home and feel the subtle and elegant curves on my mouse and I forget about it.

  3. Kensei Seraph

    June 12, 2014 at 15:07

    Aren’t 3 and 7 the same?

    I disagree with 5, 6 and 12.

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 12, 2014 at 15:19

      Ssshhhhh. Xbone users don’t know this yet…

      Reply

    • Wraith

      June 12, 2014 at 15:39

      I think 12 could pretty much include 3 and 7 (i.e. the need to incentivise digital).

      Also, I really hope that ‘Upcomming’ was not included in the official list.

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 12, 2014 at 15:07

    1) Works day one without needing an update.

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 12, 2014 at 15:08

      Only available in delayed release locations. Hopefully.

      Reply

  5. Brady miaau

    June 12, 2014 at 15:14

    It seems like very few votes, or do I read that wrong?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 12, 2014 at 15:18

      I thought so to. They’ve sold millions of them, yet only a couple of thousand votes per feature.

      Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 12, 2014 at 15:22

        Yeah, cus the others are still downloading the day one patch. Give them time dammit!

        Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 12, 2014 at 15:18

      It was probably as hard to find where to vote as it was to find the results of the votes.

      Reply

  6. Milesh Bhana

    June 12, 2014 at 15:16

    i don’t see media playback off hard drives, or is currently a feature?

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      June 12, 2014 at 16:23

      yeah, good question

      Reply

  7. Sith JJ

    June 12, 2014 at 15:18

    That backwards compatibility. I really feel for you console gamers, it would drive me mad.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 12, 2014 at 15:21

      Or you can just hold on to your previous console for a while

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 12, 2014 at 15:22

        But what about the poor poor peasants who sold theirs for funds for the shiny new console?

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          June 12, 2014 at 15:22

          They deserve their punishment.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 12, 2014 at 15:23

            Oof

        • Hammersteyn

          June 12, 2014 at 15:23

          Yeah I don’t now anyone that’s that poor

          Reply

          • Sith JJ

            June 12, 2014 at 15:23

            I am. Therefor I use a pc

          • Aries

            June 12, 2014 at 15:24

            lol, that funny

          • ToshZA

            June 12, 2014 at 15:25

            cuz its true

          • Sith JJ

            June 12, 2014 at 15:25

            It really is. But don’t want to get into another one of those debates again, because it’s not a debate!

          • ToshZA

            June 12, 2014 at 15:27

            Yeah I’m tired of arguing on that topic as well. With the previous generations, it wasn’t true. This gen, it is.

          • Sith JJ

            June 12, 2014 at 15:27

            And collectively.

          • Aries

            June 12, 2014 at 15:33

            it not that, i got a pc as well as the games cheaper, even if though building a pc expensive, it more worthwhile, but have the consoles aswell, but it just the way i read Sith comment that made me laugh, a average gaming pc not cheap

          • Sith JJ

            June 12, 2014 at 15:34

            Haha. Yes. I used to be a Jedi, but then I realised that the Sith uses passion. Much better.

        • Hammersteyn

          June 12, 2014 at 15:24

          Plus the new Borderlands doesn’t even release on next gen consoles

          Reply

      • Sith JJ

        June 12, 2014 at 15:22

        I will refrain from shoving a pc comment in here, but I think it’s a nice thing if you enjoy your new console and want to play everything on it.

        Reply

  8. The Fires of Suzaku Burns!!

    June 12, 2014 at 15:19

    Conker is such a nice ?feature?

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 12, 2014 at 15:21

      ROFL

      Reply

    • ToshZA

      June 12, 2014 at 15:21

      Well it’s always better in pairs anyway. Just 1 is pretty useless.

      Reply

  9. Hammersteyn

    June 12, 2014 at 15:21

    But what does Pieter want?

    Reply

    • Sk3tz0

      June 12, 2014 at 15:26

      he secretly wants a PS4 but is too committed in his imported XBONE to admit it.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 12, 2014 at 15:27

        XD

        Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 12, 2014 at 15:27

      What do you mean what does Pieter want? The Xbone is perfect as it is!

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 12, 2014 at 15:28

        That explains why there were so few votes.
        The majority of the Xbone owners were in denial.

        Reply

        • Sk3tz0

          June 12, 2014 at 15:29

          The real reason there so little votes is cuz the Kinect Kept turning the Xbone off when they logged on..

          Reply

  10. FoxOneZA

    June 12, 2014 at 15:23

    Cortana running the Xbox would be ultimate πŸ˜€

    Reply

    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 12, 2014 at 16:02

      naked

      Reply

  11. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 12, 2014 at 15:27

    Do we live in the Future or not?
    What amazes me is how the PS3 can do more than the PS4.

    MP4s, music, PS1 games, watching movies off the USB ANYBODY?

    Reply

    • Rince&exhale

      June 12, 2014 at 15:27

      Can the PS4 do that too? RUUUNUUUNSSS!

      Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 12, 2014 at 15:28

        Dude, you cant even check the trophies when off line. Not even the game trophies that one might want to get. Cant see shit.

        Reply

        • Rince&exhale

          June 12, 2014 at 15:29

          Le sigh.

          Reply

        • CAE9872

          June 12, 2014 at 15:59

          I noticed this – how f’ing mad is that??? Even PS3 does that quite happily.

          At least you have your 1st item on the PS4 wishlist then!

          Reply

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 12, 2014 at 16:01

            I read that it still time stamps your trophies and updates when you go back online. But not being able to see the games list of trophies that have not been achieved yet is silly.

          • CAE9872

            June 12, 2014 at 16:05

            It ain’t silly – its F**KING STUPID!!! And cannot be that hard to correct.

            I can confirm it date stamps the trophies date though – I know given I belong to a few trophy data collecting sites (sad I know) i.e. when won offline it will show up…somewhere else!

    • ToshZA

      June 12, 2014 at 15:28

      PC > PS3 + PS4

      Reply

    • Sith JJ

      June 12, 2014 at 15:29

      I was very disappointed (in all seriousness) when I got my PS3 and my TV could play more formats off a USB than it could.

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 12, 2014 at 15:29

      Whoa slow down there Skippy. How about just playing a blu-ray movie in the blu-ray drive.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        June 12, 2014 at 15:29

        Then what is my PS3 for if not watching Blu-Ray movies?

        Reply

        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 12, 2014 at 15:49

          charging the control pad

          Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 12, 2014 at 15:35

        Only if you register the console will the Blu-Drive work.

        Reply

        • Sk3tz0

          June 12, 2014 at 15:35

          which console is this then ??

          Reply

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 12, 2014 at 15:36

          • Sk3tz0

            June 12, 2014 at 15:37

            Didnt know that.. I been watching blurays on my ps4 since day 1. never had to register it .. not that i realised.

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 12, 2014 at 15:40

            It does it automatically when you go on-line.

          • Sk3tz0

            June 12, 2014 at 15:40

            So whats the issue ? If u cant afford to have internet at home in todays times should u really be buying a PS4 ?

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 12, 2014 at 15:43

            Yes because the games work out of the box unlike the Bone.
            Im not bothered as I have always been on the Game Centric side of things.
            Just stating that Future gaming is not what it seems.

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 12, 2014 at 15:52

            Todays times, constant moving from landlord to landlord and job relocation.
            There must be a simpler way of connecting to the internet other than waiting 10 years for TELLCOM to arrive.

          • Sith JJ

            June 12, 2014 at 15:54

            You can always get WISH and wish for a working connection each time you use it.

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 12, 2014 at 15:56

            One day, like most cities in America, wireless internet zones will be covering larger areas and for free.

            I always believe that knowledge is power, and if one wants to improve the state then make free internet access for everybody.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 12, 2014 at 15:39

          I still can’t believe they did that. On top of the other multimedia stuff not working.

          Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 12, 2014 at 15:29

      Pity about it only taking FAT32 format USB drives.
      I would love to be able to watch that 7 gb Scott Pilgrim Vs The World movie I have on the PS3.

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      • Sk3tz0

        June 12, 2014 at 15:30

        Buy the Blu Ray.

        Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 12, 2014 at 15:31

        I suppose they disabled the Blu-Ray drive because they dont want to pay Royalties for every console made, only when the user registers.

        Reply

        • Sith JJ

          June 12, 2014 at 15:32

          I work with Royalties every day. It’s a bloody nightmare that stuff.

          Reply

    • Milesh Bhana

      June 12, 2014 at 15:31

      neither PS3 nor 360 plays mkv though, pretty much the HD format of choice.

      Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 12, 2014 at 15:32

        I play my MP4s, WMVs, VLCs and store my music on the 360, The PS4 just does games.

        Reply

  12. Sith JJ

    June 12, 2014 at 15:40

    Number 12. The big lie of the new age of gaming.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 12, 2014 at 15:41

      Agree – you should get more for buying retail.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        June 12, 2014 at 15:44

        I just think that they’re seriously overpricing their games online if you can get it for the same price (which includes taxes, duties, transport, printing and markups) in a retail store.
        Though that physical copy of Skyrim that I have is such a prized possession of mine.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 12, 2014 at 15:49

          but but but that’ll “devalue” the game O_O

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 12, 2014 at 15:41

      and they have the cheek to tell us that they are not printing manuals because they want to be green, but the digital download is more expensive. WTF?

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        June 12, 2014 at 15:42

        EA and Origin still gets me. I can buy an EA classic in BT for R50 but it costs R200 (sometimes even more) on Origin.

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 12, 2014 at 15:43

        Clouds cost money.

        Reply

        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 12, 2014 at 15:46

          BURN the cloud

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2014 at 15:48

            We did on PC. That’s how we got the awesome that is Steam. ;P

          • Sith JJ

            June 12, 2014 at 15:48

            FTW!

      • Rince&exhale

        June 12, 2014 at 15:51

        Agreed ‘It’s because of taxes’ Bullshit.

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        • Sith JJ

          June 12, 2014 at 15:51

          riiiiight

          Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 12, 2014 at 16:27

      I prefer physical copies.
      Although, I can’t decide if ones that come with a Steam key are better or not.

      Remembering the 2 hour update that was needed for me to play Portal 2 though brings back nightmares.

      Reply

  13. Kromas

    June 12, 2014 at 15:43

    Better loading times than this.

    Reply

    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 12, 2014 at 15:47

      Lets hope Dragon Age has cleaned up those looooooooooooong loading times from a half assed game with sub par graphics called Dragon Age 2 πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 12, 2014 at 15:52

        Will be better than Spec Ops: The Line. Fuck me.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 12, 2014 at 15:54

          It had loading times?

          Reply

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 12, 2014 at 15:58

            He must have died… allot πŸ˜›

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2014 at 16:02

            bwhahahaha

  14. CAE9872

    June 12, 2014 at 16:00

    Is it just me or is 3 and 7 the exact same thing?

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 12, 2014 at 16:26

      Not just you.

      Reply

  15. CAE9872

    June 12, 2014 at 16:01

    14 – great idea! Now I wish Sony did this – and no the way the PSN Store does it is a joke!

    Reply

  16. Praise Lord GabeN

    June 12, 2014 at 16:50

    Nobody requested 1080p @ 60fps? I guess some requests just aren’t realistic.

    Reply

  17. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 12, 2014 at 18:27

    Something something watercooler… something something Pieter Kruger.

    Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      June 12, 2014 at 19:08

      AGAIN, where did the bad MS touch you…..?

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 13, 2014 at 07:25

        Wait, how can that banana not like being spooned, what the heck….

        Reply

        • Rince&exhale

          June 13, 2014 at 07:48

          It’s not being ‘spooned’ 0-O

          Reply

  18. Ryanza

    June 12, 2014 at 19:11

    Number 1 feature for Microsoft should be, to have the Xbox One console work without internet out of the box.

    If Microsoft is to focus on that list where number 1 is about digital pre-orders, they are going to alienate more than half of their Xbox 360 user base.

    That list to me means that Microsoft has only been focused on a niche market of users with internet.

    If the people without internet can not make their voices heard on the internet, I guess they don’t exist.

    After 2 price cuts, you really going to see how well the PS4 is going to sell, once they hit that sweet price spot.

    I wonder how many Xbox 360 users will be getting the PS4

    Don’t support DRM.

    Reply

  19. ilovegoogleglass

    June 12, 2014 at 19:17

    The fourth one is talking about an actually notification when your battery is going to die or about to die.

    Reply

  20. MichaelMatusowsky

    June 13, 2014 at 08:29

    7 and 2 are virtually same thing :3

    Reply

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