Originally Posted by GingerJohn
That's the point though, they didn't.
Our first 'official' look at the thing and they didn't push the games aspect enough. After all, that is why people are buying it. Everything else is just a bonus.
The people voting in the poll are the people who would be buying it
, and they are disappointed.
That is a problem, and Microsoft should have realised that before
Markets are fickle things with short attention spans. This is kind of like telling a really long joke - by the time you get to the punch line people have lost interest.
I think you'll find that what actually drives respective console markets is the overall composition their content, not the time at which certain announcements are made. Especially when the gap/window is a mere two weeks and the consoles aren't even available for a good few months ahead.
360 got the jump on PS3. Had the content. Did very well.
360 got the jump on Wii. Wii had the content and killer price point. DESPITE gamers on gaming sites laughing out loud at it. Nintendo had the last laugh.
Wii U got the jump on PS4/XBO. Doesn't have the content. Not doing so well just in general.
Like I keep saying, all they need to do is bring the content and people will buy (barring prohibitive entry costs). That's how it has always worked.
If people want to play a game or games, they will do what is necessary (within their monetary means) to play. Be it downloading DRM, buying a console and then finally buying the games or whatever.
Considering they did not actually show their content yet, it is a total waste to be declaring any final conclusions till we actually see what it is. It makes sense to me, but I guess I'm just me.
YES the reveal was disappointing to gamers. I was disappointed myself.
All I'm saying is that:
NOBODY needed a poll to discern that gamers would have expected more gaming content during the reveal
Reveals don't win console wars. I don't care who you are or what your name is. Can it have an influence? Sure.
Is average joe gamer who wants to play that cool new exclusive that just came out not going to buy an XBO to play it because he still feels bitter that MS used the word "TV" too much?
No. I know we say average consumers are stupid, but I literally challenge anybody to attempt to make that assertion with a straight face.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 5/24/13 at 12:16pm