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Don't know what you guys are talking about. Most Americans haven no loyalty to a company based on region. PS2? PS1? Japanese Cars? Wii?
Americans have money and will spend it on whatever looks hot at the time.

Xbox One is a pretty good console.



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While there are certainly people who intentionally support domestic products here in America, there are also many people who simply enjoy great products at affordable prices, regardless of country of origin.



MoHasanie said:
I doubt people trust microsoft after the rumors last year that they were selling our information to the NSA.

No, MS was obligated by law to provide the NSA information.



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It has nothing to do with trust. Many people don't trust Microsoft in America but have very little choice choice but to tolerate them (ie: Windows). Tolerate is the key word.

Microsofts success in America is based off of three things:

1) America pays attention to he who yells loudest. Sony cannot outspend Microsoft at marketing campaigns in the US. They are the official brand of the NFL in the US, which means the dude bros by association will look at the XBox One first just by casual male target commercialism.

2) Microsoft  is equal to Sony outside of Japan when it comes to third party. The majority of gamers who buy consoles in America buy third party rather than first party. Microsoft has a more calculated relationship with third parties which gives them the edge on marketing perception. They fight in a "battle of inches" type of way. They will use timed exclusivity and DLC to sway you to buying third party games on their console over another.

3) A good percentage of Americans psychologically believe that paying more for a consoles equates to quality. Even though you'll also find that they pay for whats cheaper, many will applaud themselves for buying the more expensive version of whatever product exists.



Mr Puggsly said:
F0X said:
the_dengle said:
As an American, I take offense to that assertion.


Same here. I prefer Valve as an American game platform provider.

Windows is not a Valve platform.

Anyhow, MS and Valve kinda aim for different markets. Nintendo and Sony are both Japanese but find success in different markets.


You're right. Good thing SteamOS is going to be a thing, because I'm officially sick of Windows. And I'm certainly not in Microsoft's target market. I never was, and never will be until Microsoft finally delivers on Crackdown's potential. :P



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F0X said:


You're right. Good thing SteamOS is going to be a thing, because I'm officially sick of Windows. And I'm certainly not in Microsoft's target market. I never was, and never will be until Microsoft finally delivers on Crackdown's potential. :P

We'll have to see how much support SteamOS gets but you'll likely be using Windows for years. I think there is a good chance MS will throw money around just to keep games on Windows.

I think anyone that has a reason to use Windows is MS's target audience.



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Mr Puggsly said:
F0X said:


You're right. Good thing SteamOS is going to be a thing, because I'm officially sick of Windows. And I'm certainly not in Microsoft's target market. I never was, and never will be until Microsoft finally delivers on Crackdown's potential. :P

We'll have to see how much support SteamOS gets but you'll likely be using Windows for years. I think there is a good chance MS will throw money around just to keep games on Windows.

I think anyone that has a reason to use Windows is MS's target audience.


You essentially detail one of the major reasons why I dislike Microsoft and will support SteamOS like no other: MS has a stranglehold on the gaming OS scene.

Perhaps I'd be a happier customer if Microsoft developed more PC games, but apparently Xbox and Windows Phones are more important.



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F0X said:


You essentially detail one of the major reasons why I dislike Microsoft and will support SteamOS like no other: MS has a stranglehold on the gaming OS scene.

Perhaps I'd be a happier customer if Microsoft developed more PC games, but apparently Xbox and Windows Phones are more important.


I'm fine with MS's stranglehold on PC gaming because its open. You can buy any hardware you want and developers don't need approval from MS. Most PC gamers don't even buy their games or the OS. Its the wild west of gaming!

Fuck yeah Xbox is more important. PC gamers aren't buying $60 games in droves.

MS occassionally puts some decent games on PC. Go play State of Decay, Mark of the Ninja, Toy Soldiers, or maybe Halo Spartan Assault!



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Despite our domestic rhetoric of buy American and save American jobs. Americans have little product patriotism and will buy on price and quality regardless of the country the company or product is made in. MS just did a great job with the 360 and that affect is still being seen today with the xbox one. Sony can take this market by getting a lead early. People want to play with their friends. That is the driving force of which console people choose after the hardcore all buys theirs on brand loyalty



 

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Mr Puggsly said:
F0X said:


You essentially detail one of the major reasons why I dislike Microsoft and will support SteamOS like no other: MS has a stranglehold on the gaming OS scene.

Perhaps I'd be a happier customer if Microsoft developed more PC games, but apparently Xbox and Windows Phones are more important.


I'm fine with MS's stranglehold on PC gaming because its open. You can buy any hardware you want and developers don't need approval from MS. Most PC gamers don't even buy their games or the OS. Its the wild west of gaming!

Fuck yeah Xbox is more important. PC gamers aren't buying $60 games in droves.

MS occassionally puts some decent games on PC. Go play State of Decay, Mark of the Ninja, Toy Soldiers, or maybe Halo Spartan Assault!


It is, but it also has its fair share of problems. And by that, I mean Windows 8 sucks. Given a choice, I would rather game on SteamOS, which is free to download and free for hardware manufacturers to license. Not given a choice, I would continue to game on Windows (yes I know that Mac OS exists, but I dislike it and Apple even more). How much support it gets from developers is irrelevant to me, because I will end up supporting it as much as possible for as long as it exists.

Oh, and color me unimpressed by the XBLA brigade. Bring back Age of Empires (no, not Age of Empires Online) and maybe we're getting somewhere. There are, after all, big franchises and genres that PC gamers will shell out $60 for, and not even for a physical copy. But even then, we're talking about the possibility of Windows 8 exclusive titles, like what Project Spark is supposed to be, so it's quite possible that I can't be pleased at all.



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