Originally Posted by Gunderman456
X-Bone will sell in the millions right out of the gate because people are uninformed. Many are just chomping at the teeth to buy one and have no idea about what M$ is up to. They are thinking they will be getting an upgrade from the 360, where they will be able to play the latest and greatest and that this console will work in principle like all the other consoles that came before them. They have no idea what will be waiting for them.
I know a lot of people that are both informed PC and Console gamers and they appreciate the console for its plug and play functionality, but now with all these new regulations, they will more then likely not buy the X-Bone. That will also cost X-Bone millions in sales. It will never hit the sale numbers of the X-Box 360 since even though there are a lot of misinformed people, there are many that are informed.
Parents will buy their 12 year olds these consoles and neither will have any idea about all the new controversies. That is what M$ is counting on. I can see many of these consoles get returned with statements like "it won't let me play my games - it's broken".
If the games look good to me come E3, or somewhere down the line, there are people like me who have no reason not to buy it.
I don't sell games, I don't buy used games, I have broadband, I WANT all those new features, I want to see games that use to the cloud to some degree if it gets more life out of my console, and I want to play around with that new OS.
Are these policies whack? Sure they are. But they don't affect me, so I'm completely indifferent. Doesn't make me uninformed though. We all take inherent risks when dealing with the web. Imagine if Gmail shut down for a day.......