Xbox One preorders jump past PlayStation 4 after Microsoft drops DRM
The majority of gamers were against the Xbox One, Microsoft reversed their changes, pre-orders increased, so what's the problem?
Matt Baxter: damned if they do, damned if they don't
basically trying to move to a world where game content was delivered online rather than being dependent on a physical disc
Why do people keep repeating this? Bullhorn: YOU CAN BUY XBOX ONE GAMES DIGITALLY. So why do all these Xbone defenders think Microsoft should have stuck to their guns and thrown away money? Here is a news flash: You can already buy full 360 games on the Xbox marketplace. And guess what? Here's your fucking savings from being a tech-hip douchebag that feels special for not buying discs:
Microsoft Digital: 39.99
Black Ops 2
Microsoft Digital : 59.99
But where are the savings from being tech-hip and disc-free? There are no disc/packaging costs, no distribution, no shipping, so in how many cases should the digital version cost more? Answer: Never. But where did the savings go? Microsoft fucking ate them. If anyone looks past the Steam hype about sales you'll find the same thing. Amazon is normally cheaper for $40-$60 games. Why didn't they pass on the savings? Why should they? They piss on your head while you stand there waiting for retailer's cut.
And that's with competition from retailers and used games. Microsoft fanwhores however would want us to hand over all pricing control to Microsoft and let them piss on the savings. Open your mouth and get ready for teh future!
Matt Baxter sez: The answer could be "fix the messaging".
Uh no the answer is to fix the damn product so the majority doesn't hate it. What message were they missing? Microsoft was going to take away first sale doctrine which has never been done in console history. Are you going to deny this? How should they have candy coated taking away the ability to hand a game to your little brother or sell it on Ebay? You tell us Matt, tell us exactly what they should have said.
The Xbox One was a terrible plan and the only logical business move was to reverse the changes or hand over money to Sony. The pre-order data before and after the changes show this so why does Matt and others think that Microsoft should hand over money to Sony? The Xbox One was such an awful business plan that Microsoft might as well have supported Sony directly by making all their games PS4 compatible. I honestly think that would have made them more money than "sticking with their guns" when those guns were pointed at their own heads.