Rick, on 11 February 2012 - 03:54 AM, said:
It's a market and a rather sizable market so you can see why some people would want support for it. The fact that it's so friendly for indie's to get their title on the XBox and since LE is sort of an indie engine, it would only make sense to support it if you could find a way.
Except that MSFT has now largely hidden the Indie Games section on the dashboard. It's still there, but very few are just going to run across it.
Now that said, what with Win8 having an App store along with Windows Phone 7 (WP7)...and MSFT consolidating their Metro UI across all their devices, I get the feeling this is going to change "soon". I expect we'll have one large store front accessible from any of MSFT's platforms. Considering the amount of money Apple is pulling in indie and AAA app purchases on their store's, MSFT would be foolish to do otherwise in the long term.
@Josh, I'm not sure I agree with your conclusion of Consoles losing popularity to mobile devices. I don't disagree that mobile device usage is on the rise, I just don't necessarily think it's mobile device usage that is causing the decline in console and console game sales. Correlation != Causation. I'd very much like to see the same data on the previous generation consoles at the tail end of their life cycle as well before I'd make that conclusion.