Thread: Xbox One: $499
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Old June 11 2013, 09:00 PM   #19
Scherazade
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Re: Xbox One: $499

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The Mirrorball Man wrote: View Post
Hardcore gamers buy everything.
I would ordinarily agree with you, but the general sentiment among hardcore gamers towards the XBO is one of hatred towards its DRM. While it is not universal, there does appear to be a determination there to ensure that the XBO is not a success, for it is viewed as a threat to their hobby. Some will buy it regardless because it has games they want, but many will vote with their wallets and stick with PS4 and Wii U.
Normally I would agree that hardcore gamers buy everything. I personally own a PS3, 360 and a Wii (purchased in that order). But I would say that one of the primary characteristics of hardcore gamers (or some of us, anyway) is our desire to keep the games we enjoy as long as we choose. With Microsoft essentially taking that choice away, many gamers will refuse to buy the console. I don't care how good an exclusive game looks for the Xbox One, if I can't own it, I won't purchase it. I know hardcore gamers are in the minority, but at the end of the day they are the ones who pre-order consoles and line up day one to pick it up. It's not a good idea to piss them off. Lastly, while hardcore gamers desire all the consoles, they still have to prioritize which ones to get first, price being one of the factors to be considered. With the PS4 being the cheaper option, I see many gamers reaching for that first (or asking for it as a gift) before considering the Xbox One.
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