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Who Responds Best to What Fans Want?

Microsoft 10 11.63%
 
Nintendo 12 13.95%
 
Sony 64 74.42%
 
Total:86

So Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo all have their passionate fans. They each interact with the fans in their own way whether it is through Nintendo Direct, PlayStation Blog, or Major Nelson (is that even still a thing?) but which of the three shows that they hear what fans are saying and actually gives them what they want.

Here are some examples for each:

Microsoft

Listened:

-When fans hated the Xbox One always online and used game policy they got rid of it before launch.

-Understood that fans wanted to download instead of stream games with Game Pass.

-Saw that PS Plus was giving away free games every month and decided to do that as well.

-Brought back backwards compatibility.

-Embraces certain Cross Platform Online Play

DId Not Listen:

-Canceled Scalebound and Fable Legends (Look what they did to this IP!).

-Forced Kinect bundle with Xbox One Early On

 

Sony

Listened:

-PS3 fans were jealous of 360 achievements so implemented Trophies.

-Made PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale a game that mostly existed as a forum fan dream concept.

-Did NOT cancel The Last Guardian.

-Scooped up Kojima's Next Game project.

-Gave Freedom Wars a physical release (in Europe) just because fans asked.

-Crash Bandicoot Remaster.

-Fixed Gran Turismo Sport

Did Not Listen:

-No 4K Blu Ray Support for PS4 Pro

-Vita Memory Cards Remained Ridiculously High

 

Nintendo

Listened:

-Voice acting in Breath of the Wild.

-Unified Online Account

-Added a second analog stick to New 3DS

-Fan feedback for Smash Character

Did Not Listen:

-Sill no Pokemon MMO (Pokemon Go) or Full 3D mainline console Pokemon (Until Switch version hopefully)

-Metroid Prime Federation Force

-Still no trophy or achievement system

-Ignoring Virtual Console

 

So Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft if you are reading this I hope this helps you understand how fans feel about feedback.



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Sony, hands down. They're focused on what gamers want and that's what they were built on. On the other side of the Spectrum we have Nintendo who does whatever the hell they want and more often than not...people still buy their stuff. If Nintendo could just use that other ear, they could really go places, even further than Switch is taking them. Hopefully the new president will put Nintendo's expectations in line with the gamer's expectations.



Sony, easily.

Afterwards, it's between Nintendo and Microsoft for a distant 2nd.



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No question about it; Sony.

Their tagline is even "For the players", lol... sure they're not perfect, no company is, but of these three they definitely listen to fans the most.



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Any company on the brink has to listen to their consumers. So it's Sony, easily.



"You should be banned. Youre clearly flaming the president and even his brother who you know nothing about. Dont be such a partisan hack"

IkePoR said:
Any company on the brink has to listen to their consumers. So it's Sony, easily.

Didnt knew sony whas still on the brink?

I thought they had massive profits these couple of years?

 

Ontopic: def sony and nintendo.



 

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xl-klaudkil said:
IkePoR said:
Any company on the brink has to listen to their consumers. So it's Sony, easily.

Didnt knew sony whas still on the brink?

I thought they had massive profits these couple of years?

 

Ontopic: def sony and nintendo.

They started listening when they were and have since repeated what fans responded well to.



"You should be banned. Youre clearly flaming the president and even his brother who you know nothing about. Dont be such a partisan hack"

At the moment I'll say Sony has listened more. Nintendo is just now starting to listen more,which will bode well for them, but over the long term imo its been Sony



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