exick: There are a few things that Microsoft could easily correct that would actually make this a contest, but they're too stubborn and ignorant to do them apparently.
LoR75: Ego edo infantia cattus: LoR75: Ego edo infantia cattus: I run a huge used video games store. (Mom and pop not corporate) and I love telling people about the xbone. Obviously, as a retailer in the used game market, I don't like the direction MS is trying to take things, and I was a bit worried before Sony put their cards on the table. Now I'm just elated. All I have to do is tell the truth, and the customer immediately realizes that one of the two companies is trying to screw everyone over. This kind of totalitarian money grubbing bullshiat isn't going to happen for at least another three console generations now that MS is drowning in their own greed. Fan-farking-tastic.Customer: Hey, are you going to be getting any xbox ones in? Can I pre-order one?Me: BU-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ...NO. ...and here's why you don't want one.../MS can go eat a bag of dicks.Out of curiosity, what's your trade in value vs. resell cost?Depends entirely on the condition of the game. We do up to %80 of current value for a trade in. The mark up is an industry secret, but it's not much. Our customers tell us we give an amazing deal compared to game$top, and our prices make both them and k-fart look like a ripoff. We also trade everything in video game history. We aren't getting rich, but we keep the lights on and the customers happy.That's fair to your customers, but you are still taking money out of the pocket of those developers. Plus you are doing a disservice to your customers by steering them away from a console because it may hurt your own pocketbook. That's shady, at best.I do business (when I can) with an independently owned game store (while there is an EB literally two doors away), however if they ever told me what I should and should not buy based on fear mongering, I would never do business with them again.
kronicfeld: I know that eventually they retooled the PS3 so that it could play a bunch of old PSX and PS2 games, but that was a few versions (and years) later.
SleepingEye: Someothermonkey: The price won't matter for the average consumer? Seriously?I don't think you know what the average consumer is exactly.I don't think you know what the average consumer is exactly.You know why the used-game bin has a million copies of <insert Sports game> <Insert year, possibly abbreviated with a K>?Someone bought that for $60-80 and threw it away the year after because they bought the <insert year, possibly abbreviated with a K+1> version the year after. How many of these people have all 8383 COD games now? All 3984 Halo series?If the consumer wants it badly enough, they make the money for it.
Virtual Pariah: Jack Tretton disagrees with you.Asked further if PlayStation 4 would allow for types of DRM for third-party games, Tretton answered, "The DRM decision is going to have to be in the hands of third-parties. That's not something we're going to dictate, control, mandate or implement."That's not FUD, That's from Sony.
Le Grand Inquisitor: Doesn't change the fact that I will get the new XBOX. I am an upper middle class individual, with constant internet. It doesn't bother me. Plus, Microsoft's all-in-one connectivity with tv, and media is completely unparalleled. The masses that enjoy their consoles more than just gaming will favor the XBOX. PS4 may be the "better" game system (quotes used because they both pretty much will have the exact same output level in terms of power and graphics), but if you want versatility, the XBOX One is the way to go. E3 was only an echo chamber for Sony fans to keep telling themselves how great they think they are. And the media always loves a good controversy to pick up, in a bout a year, nothing drastic will happen on the console front and this whole outrage will be a thing of the past.
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FlashHarry: i've been a loyal xbox owner since the first one back in 2001, but there's NO way i'll get an xbone. when it comes time to get a "next gen" console, it'll be a PS4. microsoft really screwed their customers (and themselves) on this one.
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