“Five million people around the world have bought an Xbox One so far and Microsoft has a message for you: SUCKERS!” Gordon Kelly reports for Forbes.
“Of course this wasn’t in the official announcement that Microsoft will sell a $399 version of the Xbox One without Kinect from 9 June, but it should be. It told existing owners the $100 premium they had paid to buy an Xbox One over a PlayStation 4 was pointless,” Kelly reports. “That the much touted technology responsible for the higher price and behind promises of both a gaming and entertainment revolution wasn’t really integral after all. Dear existing owners, we hope you’re happy to have paid for a more expensive, underpowered PS4 alternative.”
“Sony had pulled out a sizeable early sales lead: 7 million sold to 5 million (shipped) after six months,” Kelly reports. “In a stroke Microsoft has made fools of its earliest (and most virulent) supporters, proved it cannot be trusted and set back one of technology’s most impressive advances – not just for the Xbox One versus PS4 – but for all Microsoft devices in their larger battle with Apple and Google for the living room. And all for short term gain.”
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