At the wake of much Xbox One bashing over the Internet, Xbox Executive Don Mattrick, gives his advice!
In other words….
Screw You non – Internet users.
What Xbox fails to realize is that, those of us who are bashing the Xbox One HAVE internet, obviously we do, because we have gotten on the Internet to bash Xbox One!!
I’ll be honest with you, as redundant as the constant online connection is to me, it is not the main complaint I have with the Xbox One console, I think I speak for many when I say that the main problem we are having is the fact that after 7 years of waiting for the next Xbox, we have gotten something that appears to be a step down from the former.
The ability to sell and buy used games…period. Xbox, PS, whatever, should be the right of the consumer. Anytime I spend money on anything, that something becomes MINE. I should be free to do whatever I want with that item.
Can you imagine what would happen if every manufacturer placed a “no-resell” rule to the items they sold /Can you say “goodbye” Ebay! The day of Goodwill donating and Garage sale’s would be over!
This is fueled by none other than GREED!!!
Microsoft knows that there are plenty of gamers out there who wait to buy used games because they don’t want to shell out the money for the new games, but SO WHAT!
After taking a few business courses in college. I’ve learned that loyal customers (though they may be few compared to the vast consumer market) will pay big bucks for items from brands they love. Look at Apple for example. Apple thrives because they know that no matter how overpriced their products are they have loyal customers who will buy them.
No matter how much a game is, there will be LOYAL gamers who will buy them. THOSE are the consumers that should be targeted, not the others who can do with or without the game. By making a no-resell rule, Xbox is isolating those who DON’T WANT to pay $40 + dollars for every video game they buy. These consumers aren’t going to miraculously change their stance! They are going to skip buying a new console altogether or they will buy a PS4.
This still leaves Microsoft with those LOYAL customers, but now they are loosing Console sales on TOP of video game sales!
For me personally, the only video game I really play on Xbox is the Halo Series. These are the only games that I’ve every bought new, any others games I’ve tried I have bought used and/or rented. If I’m not able to buy used games, I have no incentive to buy an Xbox One!