14NEStalgia1 hour ago
@uptownsoul @mrtennis1990 very different ecosystem. I don’t think many Xbox buyers are customers very interested in physical games. Their mass market priced console doesn’t have a physical drive at all, and their enthusiast console is grounded by it’s mostly digital features and services. A physical Xbox market definitely exists, boy I don’t think it represents most of their customers….. Xbox kind of embodies what the mythical Steambox was supposed to be and never was.
Anecdotally, I was all Nintendo and PlayStation when I had crummy internet (though I liked my 360 the prior gen when I realized PS3 was junk for any third party game). I treated myself to an x1x as a celebration for getting good internet to be my all digital console. I ended up enjoying the digital life enough I went all digital on PS4 and rebought my library on PSN sales.
@thechetearly As a life long Nintendo fan since the NES launched though present…..I 120% agree. It’s clearly a Nintendo run by the investors these days. Then again that same criticism can be applied to Playstation in different ways. Between that, Aces, ACNH…. They just release so many bare bones minimal effort games at full price and everyone laps it up. I suppose why SHOULD they bother trying if they get the money anyway?