The lights are on
This week started off as an uphill battle for Microsoft, which has frustrated a segment of the core market with its statements on used games and online connectivity. The situation only got more challenging when Sony dropped three consecutive bombs: no used game restrictions, no online connection requirements, and a price $100 (20 percent lower) than the Xbox One.Yesterday, in a conversation with Geoff Keighly on Game Trailers, Microsoft president of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick had this to say when confronted with a question about online connectivity in challenging locales.
When posed the question of people who simply can't connect to the internet due to location or quality of service, Mattrick advises that those consumers simply buy an Xbox 360.
We reached out to Microsoft earlier this morning and are still awaiting their comment on the matter.
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The whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. From their stance on used games, to the always on, always listening Kinect, to the dodging of what should be simple to answer questions about the hardware. Microsoft screwed themselves this time around. They turned away from the core audience that has supported them since 2002, and they're gonna pay for it.
What a pompous and unsympathetic statement to make, they have absolutely bombed this E3. If it wasn't for the exclusive games I would never even consider supporting this company, unfortunately I am forced to if I want those experiences.
Maybe.....maybe Microsoft bought a bunch of Playstation stock right before E3?
In all seriousness though, telling people to suck it up and stop caring about the things that matter to them in a new system isn't really a great way to go about pulling in sales.
I suppose I cant fault them for sticking to their guns, it just seems counterproductive from a marketing standpoint at this juncture to keep running campaign "deal with it" on all channels. Especially when a vocal majority of consumers are pretty pissed about what your pushing.
Mattrick mispronounced Playstation 4.
Man, Microsoft's arrogance these past few months has really been astounding.
Death to the Xbox!!! Long live Playstation!!!
Or buy a PS4 lol
They're deleting every single one of those videos.
Even the one currently posted here doesn't work.
also CDPRED came out on stage to talk about the witcher 3... and those guys are in poland which is not supported by the xboned... I mean. COME ON. how the hell are they supposed to test their games exactly?
Welp, looks like it's just gonna be Sony and Nintendo in the coming years. Sega want to get back in on this party?
This is starting to get sad. Not too late to backpedal microsoft. Americaa's in bad enough shape without our biggest foot in the video game console market commiting hari kari.
wow, what a ***...
He should have done the legit thing and said to buy a PS4.