Originally Posted by JediMastr
I'm almost sure that idea has been floated around and shot down on these boards before--that's essentially what people were asking for with disc verification. Sure, as the consumer, we'd love it--but that would be a poor business decision...haven't they made enough of those?
Well, that's what it would take to get people to stand up and cheer for it. Making consumers love you isn't always a bad idea. But MS pushed it so far beyond what people were willing to accept, that people stood up and cheered when Sony just reiterated the status quo. They just slipped their PS+ required for MP in there with hardly anyone complaining, because people were so relieved that they weren't doing what MS was doing.
I just think its misplaced blame to point the finger at the consumers who supposedly "didn't get it." That they're narrow minded simpletons who are too afraid to step out of their comfort zone, and that they're holding back progress out of stubbornness or ignorance. Or that it's some failure of marketing on MS's part. People just saw a raw deal and rejected it. It was 20% give and 80% take.
I hope they keep on trying to figure out some way to make their digital games more worthwhile, but that wasn't it.
There was a time when Sony tried to sell you the PS3 and Vita version of a game separately. Eventually they just starting giving you both, and as a result I've bought way more PS3 and Vita games. If MS gives away a digital copy with each game, will they lose a few sales cause they made it real easy for people to split games? Sure. But I'd probably buy almost every game for the X1 instead of the PS4 if they did that. I'd probably buy ten times as many games from them as I currently plan to. Is that really a bad business decision?Edited by bd2003 - 7/11/13 at 11:51am