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Who Responds Best to What Fans Want?

Microsoft 10 11.63%
Nintendo 12 13.95%
Sony 64 74.42%

Wouldn’t each fan base be drawn to the company that gives them what they want most? This seems like such a personal question; I don’t think it’s possible to project your own feelings of satisfaction onto millions of people.

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it depends on who is not #1

MS has been very receptive.

Sony seems to be a bit more on the arrogant side of things again, because they are on top. I see the examples but the big one is playing together with other consoles, and BC. Fuck streaming

Nintendo, i dont know, all i want is some virtual console games, that seems to be impossible at this point for some reason, i cant even get netflix on the switch, so who knows. I doubt they "listen" to anyone outside of that board room.


NOT cancelling a project that they promise for so long means they are listening to fans? Yes, but I still see that as sony seeing a market for the title to make more money and nothing more. A valid point, but that is the case with every game out there, not only to those who passed development hell.

Giving to us finally a unified account, a second analog stick on the 3DS ? Thank frickin God, both were a necessity.

Crash Bandicoot Remastered? That's actvision, isn't it? Maybe sony had something to do with the project and if so, it maybe fitting but even then...

Microsoft got rid of that policy back in the start of the generation surely so they can remain competitive, not to appease their fans.

I don't know who to pick, honestly. They all "listen to fans" when it's appropriate to their respective strategies, as big corporations usually do.

Signalstar said: 



-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

theres a difference between 'not listening to fans' and just having questionable actions. GameFreak, which operates independently from Nintendo, has come outright and said why a Pokemon MMO would be a financial nightmare if they ever attempted it, and explained why a home console pokemon game would not work with the main series due to the lack of local play, hence why the Switch will be the first. as for Federation Force, it was really on them for delivering a sub-par spinoff in the middle of a series drought without news of Metroid Prime 4 first. im telling you, if the two were announced at the same time, people would have been more open to it.

some better alternatives i would suggest could be "continued lack of online support in their AAA games" or even "ignoring several popular franchises for over a decade" and how about "refusing to meet demand for classic edition consoles"

Definitely Sony, that's not even a contest imo. Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, MediEvil, Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last Guardian and Shenmue 3 are only a few game examples of how much Sony made fan dreams come true this generation.

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AlfredoTurkey said:
Aeolus451 said:
Sony. It's why they're number one consistently.

...Except for PS3, PSP and Vita. 

So? An outlier and bringing up handhelds is your counter? 😹 Sony keeps beating their butts 2 to 1 where it matters. That's not happening because of fanboyism. People around the world get the kind of games they want.

To Sony's credit, I have to applaud them for giving us the "folders" option. I love it!

mZuzek loves Starfox Adventures

Sony by far.
Xbox never listened until they fell from complacency and are still having a tough time do so, even though they've really started to and are upping their game in this respect.
Nintendo keep their software prices too high and prioritize innovation over consumer feedback, contently making horrible decision against it.
Sony only fail to respond to customer feedback when the costumers don't understand the negative impact as well as they do, do example cross platform play and things that is very hard for them to address such as changing user names but even then they listen and explain and in the case of name changing may actually have found away around it with it becoming a possibility because of the response from fans.


China Numba wan!!

Also, there is a LOT more that needs to be added on the Xbox pros and cons in the OP, that list should be more than a dozen.


China Numba wan!!

Of course Microsoft by making their games multiplatform.
If only Sony and Nintendo followed their example.