Originally Posted by Rangerscott
You can't count all the votes. I'm sure a ton of them are immature dudes that just said, "MA3 sucked so the whole company sucks."
The truth is they really aren't providing us with any relevant info on the votes in terms of determining how valid their competition is.
They mentioned the number of total votes they received, but it's most likely just to try and add some so called validity to their conclusion.
However, when you do the math, their sample size becomes quite a bit smaller than the relatively large figure they state. They say they received 250k votes, but that was spread across 30 seperate polls in total. Only four of that 30 involved EA.
Then when you add the fact that people outside of the USA were voting (unless we assume theconsumerist has a purely American audience), people who dont actually have any access to many of EAs competitors in the competition (for instance BoA being exclusive to Americans/Best Buy being nowhere near as popular outside the USA/Verizon not being available outside the USA while EA is a worldwide company), the sample for judging the performance of the American companies becomes less reliable once more.
You cant ask the whole internet what Americas worst company is when the whole internet will most likely only have access to certain companies that operate outside of the USA.
It's all a bit silly imo and EAs flippant reply seems fitting as showing any respect or seriousness to the result would only validate theconsumerists argument when as many have said, it seems a bit of a joke and seems to reduce the blogs credibility than it does affect EAs business in any way.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 4/4/12 at 3:36pm