Originally Posted by samendolaro
Its nice of you to bold the first sentence to make your point but I made my intentions clear in the second and why.
So next time you decide to make up a story actually read the posts you are quoting.
Nice try, but your posts are there in their entirety for everyone to read--I used bold to highlight you going from "I like the Kinect/tv features, but I won't buy it because of the DRM", to "Ok, they took away the DRM, so now I will buy it, but not at launch", and then finally "Microsoft only concentrated on TV and the Kinect, their console isn't as powerful and costs too much because of the Kinect, so I won't buy it even for the exclusives"...yes, I'm paraphrasing. I didn't have to make up a story--you've lost what little credibility you had left on this topic...I'm hoping whatever else contributions you make to AVS, are worth reading.
Originally Posted by benjamin-benjami
so you are saying that MS makes it decisions not based on the bottom line but based on internet chatter? come on. you know as well as i do that money drives changes with large corporations, not people complaining on the internet.
if that was really the case they would have never released xbone with DRM, i mean the internet and everyone was flipping out just based on the rumors of it that leaked months beforehand... if they listened to "feedback" then the change would have already happened. Everyone was very vocal about the fact they didn't want the next gen xbox to have DRM when the leaks happened...
Making changes because of bad publicity makes more sense than pre-order data alone. A pre-order doesn't = $$$ in their pocket. I'm looking at it more like TyrantII, the real question is what happens after the initial launch frenzy. That's where I figured Xbox One would have a slow grind to a larger market share, before the changes--it would've taken people time to calm down, adjust, and figure out the benefits. This is what I imagine happening now--once people get the Xbox One in their homes and start using DD with fast switching and whatnot, and their friends see it and experience it--then they'll get an Xbox One and buy most games through DD if they don't have internet caps, and if they do have caps, they'll be screaming "Why can't the games installed by disc be used the same way!!!???"--they'll swear they're getting screwed...sigh.
It sometimes makes me laugh when I think about how much money people in important/powerful positions make--you'd think they deserve it because of experience, knowledge, and a track record proving they know what they're doing...and then you see a debacle like the Xbox One introduction. Whoever is in charge of marketing/PR, shouldn't be able to get a job in the mail room after this, but no...I guarantee if they lose their job, they'll get a nice little severance package and a new high-paying position will be waiting for them with some other company.