Negative Amazon Xbox One Reviews Come from People Without Xbox One

The Xbox One launched today, and, if you look at the Amazon reviews, it seems there are a good deal of people disappointed with their purchase. That is until you look a little bit closer and realize all but one or two of the reviews come from people who didn't actually buy an Xbox One.

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GarrusVakarian1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Sad that people would take the time out of their day to do this. It happened on both sides of the camp though (you can see reviews from unverified purchases for both consoles). Pathetic.

I heard that all you have to do is pre order something for it to show up as a "verified review", then you can remove the pre this true?

JhawkFootball061767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Try to find one that is a "Amazon Verified Purchase"

Comparable PS4 Reviews

Also this pic says it all.

GarrusVakarian1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Wow....that really is pathetic. Back and forth banter about which console is better on websites such as this is one thing....but to be so bitter that you would flat out lie to try and put people off their purchase is pitiful.

Amazon need a policy change, you should only be able to post a review if you actually have paid for the item in full with proof.

AlexanderNevermind1767d ago

I thought I remember last week the same thing happened to the PS4. Unfortunate...some folk need to get a life.


WOW...these trolls are

Angerfist1767d ago

Lmao I wanted to point out the same.

I predicted it though, we all know which fanboys reach new lows all the time.

JhawkFootball061767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Here is a perfect example.
Customer on Amazon buys a PS4, gives it a 5/5.

Then proceeds to troll, gives Xbox One a 1/5 "claiming" he has the receipt to the Xbox One.

Can't make this up lol

Example 2

wsoutlaw871767d ago

This is obvious, amazon orders havent been delivered.

InTheLab1767d ago

The situation is pathetic but I did find the one labeled "my apartment exploded" to be pretty funny.

His Xbox caused a fire so he jumps out the window and lands on a stack of PS4's which saved his life.

That's so stupid it's awesome...

Blackdeath_6631767d ago

they did the same thing for PS4's reviews

TheGreatAndPowerful1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

>Try to find one that is a "Amazon Verified Purchase"

There's 2 on the first page and a bunch more in the later pages. But that's not the most interesting part, if you look at the 5 star reviews you'll see there are more non verified reviews than verified.

So can I get my cookie now?

UltimateMaster1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

The same can be said about the positive Xbox One reviews. So far, there are a lot of 5 stars without a purchase.

The same can be said about a lot of reviews both positive and negative on both said devices (PS4/Xbox One).

But please, people, don't base your purchases on reviews, base them on facts and comparison of the consoles instead of what other people says.

Back-to-Back1766d ago

Take a look at some of the recent 1 star xbone reviews. Alot of them are verified buyer. Try harder.

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GrizzliS19871767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

or maybe, if you go to the forums of the official xbox website, and see countless threads on bricked systems, bad cd readers, and no audio video output, you would MAYBE, just maybe, assume that these exact people are the ones rating it down :/

i played it last night till 4am and had a blast, but i promise you, Sony announced less than 1% fault rate, and i dont expect anything less than 5% by Microsoft.


just to put a source to back up my claim

JhawkFootball061767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

You posted a link to the Official Xbox One support forum.. Lol of course all you are going to see is threads of various problems.

Look I can do it to.

matgrowcott1767d ago

If you're looking at the support forum for anything, you're going to find people who need support.

Don't presume anything about failure rates at any point, for either console, until we find out official numbers.

MrPerfect8131767d ago

Yeah...give me the link to the I don't need support forum, cause people are going to stop playing their working system to post "hey it works" all over the place.

GrizzliS19871767d ago

rofl freakin imbeciles man, where else am i suppose to look for feedback on the console? holy hell what retards

mhunterjr1767d ago

Haha come on man, you can't go to a support forum and be surprised to find people in need of support.

matgrowcott1767d ago


Depends what you mean by feedback. What feedback do you feel you're getting from the support forums?

Unless you're having one of those problems listed, the only feedback you're getting is that some people are having problems. Nothing else.

matgrowcott1767d ago


Again, I'm not really sure what you're trying to prove (or why you're trying so hard to prove it). Someone is unlucky. It doesn't prove that it's the norm.

Wait for the official numbers.

GrizzliS19871767d ago

the issue here is not me trying to prove anything, but you automatically labeling me as a cynical just might be. 5% failure rate isnt that bad, but it seems you downright just want to ignore the problem as a whole for the sake of your beloved xbones reputation :/

spare me

Ezz20131767d ago

isn't that's the point of those Support forums ?
people with problems will post there
why would people that have no problems with their consoles post there ?

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BX811767d ago

Yeah, what kind of sad lonely person does that. They really have to hate who they are. Just staring in the mirror at their pathetic reflection.

Chrischi19881767d ago

All of this goes on to a degree, it is unbelievable and pathetic at the same time. This console war, this hype, this getting overaggressive, because somebody said something or disliked your console, OMFG, what is the problem of these people? These people do not need to get a life, they would simply waste it again foor something like this, better they are away.

Gekko361767d ago

you hear about these PS and MS trolls and I think "There a people who could do with a new lung, or a kidney"

Just a thought.

kewlkat0071767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Just fn amazing....dirtbags

@grizzlis1987: Come on meng..

JackISbacK1767d ago

this so so disgusting that some people are great trolls ,games does not matter to them but what matter to them is that their preffered comanies to break sales record and to crush other companies ,these kind of people must not be called gamers ,they are spoiling the world of gaming ,amazon must take some action against these guys ,these type of trolls are spoiling the image of both companies in market.

ALLWRONG1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Amazon PS4 vs Xbox One reviews

PS4 1 star 802: most are "Amazon Verified Purchase"

Xbox One 131: most are "Unverified"

PS4 5 star 2,304 half are "Amazon Verified Purchase" the other half are "Unverified"

Xbox One 5 star 192: most are "Amazon Verified Purchase"


cappernaught1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Yeah but at least a fair amount of the One start reviews for the PS4 were verified. I have yet to find more than 2 verified One Star reviews for XBone.

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NYC_Gamer1767d ago

It's real sad that people are writing reviews for a machine they don't even own

ltachiUchiha1767d ago

I agree. They need to find a way to only let those who purchased that certain item are the only ones who can write a complaint or is happy with the product. It makes no sense to even have reviews or ratings system if anyone is able to just go their & post a review or rating. Its pretty stupid, & if they cant do it then have a mod that checks for fake reviews or ratings from the review sections.

frostypants1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Right, because a company couldn't afford to spend a few bucks to buy a product to make a review look legit. Are you new to how Amazon works and is exploited? Book publishers have been pulling this sh*t for years. Verified purchase means d*ck. There are firms out there who specialize in publishing real-looking reviews on Amazon...the client will give them the money to make the purchases necessary for verified status. All Sony or MS have to do is hire the same dirtbags the publishers use, and I assure you they have.

What Amazon NEEDS is a way to filter reviews by Amazon rank...i.e., only see reviews from people who have bought a LOT of crap over a LONG time on Amazon. It's the only way to know for sure that a review is legit.

ltachiUchiha1767d ago


I agree mate, that would sound like a better way to track these reviews but then again I dont even hardly use amazon but would use it if i could not find something i wanted anywhere else. Pretty frustrating to try an find a real review from thousands of customers but I totally agree.

Insomnia_841767d ago

They provided pictures ans videos and proof that they bought the system at other stores and amazon is deleting the links. The problems are real and that's that!

GraveLord1767d ago

Yup. Happened with the PS4 as well.

aviator1891767d ago

I went through them and pretty much all of the 1-star reviews are from non-verified buyers.

Ripsta7th1767d ago

Yeah seems like Ps fans are just more dedicated and loyal to their brand. I remember when this happened to the ps4 the user reviews actually had verified purchases. Now with the x1 almost all of them are non verified and THEY all read the same. Sadly this happens on both side of the console war

frostypants1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

So MS hired a professional review-spamming firm and Sony didn't bother? Again, "verified purchase" doesn't mean it's not a plant.

And why are so many 5-star reviews only 1 or two sentences? Where are the 3 and 4 star reviews, with actual thought? Sorry bud, both sides are spamming.

I also find it amazing that so many "verified purchasers" have their consoles already. Sorry, but no f*cking way.

JasonKCK1767d ago

Amazon shouldn't let non-verified buyers post reviews for anything. Same goes with Meticritic, they should require a Steam, PSN or Gamertag proving they played the game. If you guys think this is bad, MAC and PC fans really go at it in product reviews.

cappernaught1767d ago

Exactly. Something tells me they may implement this just for the consoles because of these loosers.

JCOLE131951767d ago

I knew this was going to happen.

JeffGUNZ1767d ago

This is why "user reviews" are skeptical. Reviews in general are just someone's impression, one persons opinion. If the game looks like it will interest you, either rent it to try it, or buy it. Too many people miss out on good experiences because some online "journalist" didn't prefer the game.

matgrowcott1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

A games "journalist" (or games journalist, as we call them) has the job of reviewing a game. They might give a 3 to a game that's quite good fun, and they might give an 8 to a game that isn't very fun.

Depending on the site you're reading, score is always different, and you should always check how a site scores their games before you react to the number at the bottom.

But here's the deal: if you read a review, you should know what issues are present and then you can decide whether you'd be able to see past those issues REGARDLESS of score.

If you're just looking at the score, you're doing it wrong, just like if you're disregarding all reviews, you're doing it wrong.