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post #11 of 653
Jesus.... imagine if Sony didn't exist. Thank goodness for competition.
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Jesus.... imagine if Sony didn't exist. Thank goodness for competition.

I noticed you didnt mention Nintendo there. tongue.gif
post #13 of 653
Expected this to be the case. Was just a matter of time. It would have nearly been corporate suicide (to a small degree, that is) had they not made this decision.

They really didn't have a choice, with all the negative feedback the public has given a product that has yet to even grace store shelves.

Good news for Xbox fans though. I guess...
 
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I really hope not. I was looking forward to going digital and sharing my games.
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Wow now I might get one if this is true, just unsure if I should cancel my ps4 preorder down the road or get both.
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I'm going to be sad if this kill the family sharing.
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Looks the the race would be back on then. Kinda funny how its on the same day sony has a few troubles with those ps3 firmaware updates bricking consoles.
    
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If this is true and they still keep the family sharing option, X Box one will have a more comprehensive sharing/reselling policy than PS4, it should help the PR nightmare they are going through right now.
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This is an interesting situation for Microsoft....

They preach about their beliefs, and how this is the way of the future. How they are right, etc etc.....now all of a sudden back tracking.

Either way, this is good for the consumer, and if holds true, shows the power the consumer still holds.
    
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This is an interesting situation for Microsoft....

They preach about their beliefs, and how this is the way of the future. How they are right, etc etc.....now all of a sudden back tracking.

Either way, this is good for the consumer, and if holds true, shows the power the consumer still holds.

This isn't a matter of honor... it's a matter of business, keeping true to their beliefs while the consumer base is skeptical could mean a major disaster to their shareholders and have a terrible impact on the devs that are committing to exclusive XBO titles.
Now if they would just backtrack on regional locks, that would be awesome.
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