The Xbox One is Anti-Consumer, We Need to Boycott

Anthony Accinelli of RealSG writes, "What we are seeing with the Xbox One is the extinction of the consumer-led industry. If we, as the consumer, allow the Xbox One to be successful there is nothing stopping the rest of the world to follow Microsoft's lead. I'm not typically the guy that feels strongly about such events, but in this case I'm incredibly passionate.

The Xbox One needs to fail if we are to ever see another console built for gamers."

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xHeavYx2020d ago

Why boycott? Just get a PS4

jacksonmichael2020d ago

What's the difference? What point are you trying to make?

Anyway, I'm down.

HammadTheBeast2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

This is the difference.

11:10 everyone. It's ******** hilarious.

LOGICWINS2020d ago

Why do you need to get a PS4 to protest discontent for the Xbox One? Using your reasoning, why not buy a Wii U or any other console that isn't the Xbox One? Why does it specifically have to be a PS4?

xHeavYx2020d ago

Because the PS4 is the direct rival? Doesn't take much LOGIC to realize that

Muerte24942020d ago

is right in the sense that, you don't need to purchase a ps4 to send a message.But by buying the competitors product over theirs would send a louder message. Buying a ps4 would actually be boycotting Xbox One.

If PS4 install base greatly outpaces Xbox One, in order for developers to survive, they'd have to bring their games to Ps4.

Xbox One: No internet, no gaming. PFFt

dc12020d ago


In an effort to be polite, you lessened the potency of your counter point.

SilentNegotiator2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

Because it's the direct competitor and offers a rather similar experience (with less BS).

ARGH MY BRAIN! It's been strained by the simple logic! /s

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LOGICWINS2020d ago

@Heavy- According to who exactly? Keyboard warriors on the Internet who have nothing better to do on the Internet than pit two box of computer parts against each other? Whoever said the PS4 and the One were rivals?

Clearly they're competing for different markets based on what has been shown so far. The One is focusing on entertainment in general and the PS4 is putting most of its eggs in the gamer basket.

MrSwankSinatra2020d ago

soooooo buy a PS4 then.......????????

JoGam2020d ago

Please Logic STOP. Dude please... I don't care how you cut the cake, both are in the same market.

VonBraunschweigg2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

They are rivals, otherwise about a million comments were useless here, can't have that. Rivals in the nextgen consolebiz, something to do with videogames.

dc12020d ago

You are reaching very far for eye level fruit.

Why are you stretching so much?

Why are you ignoring 'the' most fundamental consumer rights issue in gaming within the last 40 years?

Why are you being incredibly obtuse on this issue(When this problem should be console affiliation agnostic)?

You know (I know you know) that the strongest msgs are the ones spoken with purchasing power and the only true alternative to XBox One is the PS4.

Clarence2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

What are you talking about? Playstation and Xbox are direct rivals. Sony is the reason behind M$ releasing the 360 early.

By buying the PS4 you are sending a direct message to M$ saying that you don't like what their doing.

If Xbox install base decreases and Playstation install base increases M$ will get the point.

SpinalRemains2020d ago

They are?

Funny, I don't see a TV button on N4G or a Sports button. I don't see any buttons on here except Xbox One, PS3, 360 etc....

They share the market and compete directly with one another. They're showing games at E3 too.

solidjun52020d ago

"@Heavy- According to who exactly? Keyboard warriors on the Internet who have nothing better to do...."

You mean like you? Stop. Just stop deadreckoning666.

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3-4-52020d ago

boycotting only works when you do it with your money.

Money runs the world we live in ( yes I know it sucks), but to get them to pay attention you do so by not giving them your money.

When they can't blame us anymore, they blame each other and start in-fighting. Then you see multiple execs getting fired or leaving because they didn't sell what they promised each other they would.

When Microsoft is selling 70% below expectations, they will get the message.

If you say " I don't like XB1", but you go out and buy one, they don't care about your opinion they have your money already.

abc12332020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

No they won't get the message, the only message they will get is that the console isn't selling as well as they hoped. From that they could draw the conclusion that it's due to pricing, or lack of games, or due to competition, or poor marketing, or the state of the economy, or whatever. If the PS4 doesn't have any of the DRM nonsense and it destroys the X1 in sales, then MS may start to look down and see the bullet hole in its foot.

Boody-Bandit2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )


Sony will outsell MS worldwide.
I think all Sony has to do is go neck & neck or out pace MS in NA. MS tailor made the X1 for NA and that is where they are dominate. So if Sony can hold their own or best MS in the states? MS will rethink their decisions or possibly start giving away X1's with happy meals. Kind of like they did with laptops but more extreme.

Soupaman662020d ago

I think you're thinking protesting. That's different from boycotting.

josephayal2020d ago

most people who claim they are going to boycott it will end up buying it anyway, I'm going to buy 2 Xbox Ones and three PS4'S

medman2019d ago

Buying a PS4 for a gamer who has always been a Xbox gamer would be a boycott. I own a PS3 and a 360 but at this point there is no way I'm going to be supporting Microsoft any longer. I'm done with them. I can only hope Sony doesn't disappoint and come out hammering in the complete opposite position from Microsoft at E3. PS4 will be my only console purchase next gen as long as Sony doesn't go down this dark path Microsoft is on.

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FrigidDARKNESS2020d ago

Never heard ofvthis website.
Article is lame nd has no merit. Fanboy thread.

Flyingdog6702020d ago

Are you one of those people that Microsoft hired to make the Xbone look good?

HammadTheBeast2020d ago

-24 hour DRM. (Console checks in once every 24 hours online)
-1 hour DRM if not using home console.
-Mandatory Kinect.
-No renting, no loaning. No private sales (unless selling to someone who has been on your friends list for 30 days)
-Internet connection required.
-Trade-ins are up to the publisher and only at "participating" retailers.
+You can give a game to a friend only if they have been on your friends list for 30 days, and then only ONCE.
+Up to 10 family members can play your games from any console at any time? You & one other at a time.

Also, where is the guarantee that majority of publishers won't restrict me from letting my friend borrow it? Or letting me sell the game if it sucks?

SpinalRemains2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

Right, because the article invented and made up all of the restrictions.

Why are you deepthroating this corporate, anti-gamer machine so hard? We are all dying to know, because most if not all your 360 buddies have already used their heads and jumped ship.

You are the Josey Wales of the next Gen. The sole hold out at N4G and we all laugh at your absurdity.
We should actually be jealous. You're sitting with sexy hoes and getting ready for your yacht trip tomorrow, all at Microsoft's expense of course.

kennyg37392020d ago

Really, it's a video game console its not that serious. If the consumer doesn't want an Xbox One don't buy one.

Blackdeath_6632020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

true, with all the restrictions in the XBone i think many people will just move on and find entertainment else where. personally for me game consoles are about accessibility and affordability. getting the best gaming experience in the most convenient way possible, to be able to turn on your console right where you left off and continue playing for a while just to relax. rather than having to connect to servers and renew live subscription or installing drivers and editing .ini files etc... also it is looking like gaming on pc is becoming more convenient than gaming on the XBone at which point i ask myself what benefit could there possibly be? even assuming that i watch a ton of TV i can do that already without having to put up with all the nonsensical policies on the XBone

Vaud-Villian2020d ago

It's pro developer, which is exactly why I'm buying it.

SkullBlade1692020d ago

Pro EA perhaps but that's as far as it goes...

greenpowerz2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

We already see the fruits of what you're talking about with EA and others like Respawn with exclusive partnerships.

EA, Activision, Ubisoft-most likely since they been one of the only outspoken about it) will bring most of the core gamers no matter what, not to mention a sh!tload of smaller studios etc that will see this as a way of not going out of business due to piracy.

PlayStation fans ;) can boycott Xbox all they wan't. Let the "PS fans" lead the way LOL

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Cueil2020d ago

this only works if there starts be a clear advantage to putting your higher risk games on the Xbox One... that means things that are not heavily relient on MP as a main aspect... those games protect themselves... wonder how fast it will take for hackers to try and find some kind of loop hole and I also wonder if develoeprs can opt out of the 24 hour check as well

ABizzel12020d ago

And yet you see more and more PC developers porting their games over as PS4 exclusives, every week.

MMO's, horror games, etc...

This gen is PS4 and PC all the way, and if Nintendo can get their act together then the Wii U may find a place in my game room. X1 has lost it's spot DAY 1.

biRdy2020d ago

Don't understand these articles, a company can't be anti consumer, they are trying to make money selling their services/products. If there is something about their product/service that you do not like, just don't buy it dont have to have a big fuss about it.

just saying

V0LT2020d ago

At this rate they might as well lease the console to me because I wouldn't technically own it anyway since you can't even use the thing offline.

Vaud-Villian2020d ago

Exactly, you can't be anti consumer in a field with competitors and market share. This is just a thorn in the side to entitled students. They should start buying their lunches used and see how tasty that is.

MrSwankSinatra2019d ago

yet you aren't gonna be buying games your gonna be technically renting games until microsoft cuts the servers and all those games you have nothing but 60 dollar coasters. have fun with that

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