Twinfinite writes: Microsoft has just released a new XBOX One commercial featuring Aaron Paul. This commercial also seems to be the first to feature the $399 Kinect-less XBOX.
http://www.reactiongifs.com... http://big.assets.huffingto... He can act better then that. Bitch!
This commercial obviously wasn't made for public tv :/
advertising a kinect-less xbone while clearly using kinect features in the ad, LOL! oh how I love MS's sneaky ways ;-)
Hmmm what can I say more? Typical Microsoft. Booo Bitch!
@Army_of_Darkness was about to point it out + bubble for intelligent
All the parents that well get suckered into this just like 360... 360: "What do you mean I have to buy this 'live' card to play online?" "No wireless adapter?" "Not enough hard drive for dlc? I don't get it." "Can't stream Netflix without 'live?'" "Red ring? This is my fourth Xbox for my child." X1: "What do you mean I need Kinect for voice commands? He wanted to say, 'capture that.'" So glad I'm out of electronic retail now... I can't tell you how many retail clerks got attitude and yelled at that for when an angry (ignorant consumer) parent came back to spend more money, especially during the bad economic times...
Somehow i like the B-bomb rated ad, haha it just feels fresh after all those played-nice ads we saw on TV. Clearly this ad is targetting hardcore gamers, but the kinect gimmick is kind of over saturated.
Here's the TV version. http://youtu.be/pEoZbXB78NI
@crxss the xbox one isn't even on in that commercial check it.
Microsoft needs to stop with their celebrity endorsement stunts. Jerry Seinfeld, Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Alba, Will Arnett, Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani, and more people that have nothing to do with the products they pay them to endorse. How much money do they spend on advertisements to raise the spending of their game departments to tell people they are putting a lot of money into games? They spent $500 million to advertise the first Kinect. I'm not insulting what games or consoles they've made, but they seriously need to stop the stunts and put heart into more worthwhile things.
@sinspirit You do realize that celebrity endorsement has been around as long as celebrity and endorsement, right?
Its basically the same type of ad that has been used for thousands of retail products/services. They show the fully loaded model in the ad but end with a starting price and disclaimer about how certain restrictions apply. Cell phone companies are the worst when it comes to advertising like this.
Xbox off bitch!
Lol I say that when I'm having a rough night gaming. I'm not kidding I really do say that.
He was using Kinect voice control, but the 399$ version doesn't even come with Kinect... Mmkay then lol
Yah, right beneath the TV in the center is the Kinect. And in small print beneath the $399 price tag at the end is "Sold separately"... And below that in even smaller print "Some features require kinect" (voice/video chat or commands)and "retail prices may vary". If the the new kinect for windows is anything to go by, it'll cost a lot more (to get it after the fact) than a regular bundle with a game. http://n4g.com/news/1522949...
Agree now people will go to the store see the two versions and be like why should I buy the expensive version when pricing starts at 399$, except for the talking and skype kinect features showcased in the video. Pretty sure that there will be people who won't bother checking the differences between the two versions before spending over 399$.
Can Microsoft do ANYTHING without being some level of underhanded? Practically all they do is show off Kinect features in this commercial and then they put the $399 price at the end?
Underhanded or not, it's not atypical for advertising to do this kind of crap. While I hate to defend MS, they still have a vested interest in making Kinect viable. I'd be more surprised if they didn't add those things to try and make people think that they want or need those features.
Typical for ads, sure, but how often is it a result of the company removing the feature as standard and at the exact same time, putting that feature front and center in the commercial?
@silent To that I can't say. I don't really keep track of such things.:) It's shady advertising for sure. But I think MS, or more likely the retail outlets, that are going to have to deal with any fallout due to dissatisfied customers are the ones that have to worry about it more. I know personally I find it really annoying when I buy a product expecting certain features, and then find out I have to buy a more expensive version, or additional items, to obtain those features. It actually happens a lot with electronics. Unfortunately, at times, I don't do enough research to make sure I'm getting what I want. I've gotten better with age, and becoming more patient in my major purchasing decisions.
Well Microsoft. The price is right :D http://www.papermag.com/upl... http://i.imgur.com/XCCEnJK.... http://2.media.todaysbigthi...
What is this from, and it is Aaron Paul?
Aaron Paul was a contestant for The price is right. He was also in a pops cereal commercial. lol http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Aaron Paul is in a juicy fruit commercial as well.
I wonder how many people will buy the Kinectless XB1, get home, plug the thing in and say "Xbox Titanfall"............. and then noting happens "why won't my game start" The entire trailer shows the uses of Kinect and then at the end it sais in little words "Kinect sold separately"
At least MS was gracious enough to state "sold separately", even if it is in fine print. Although maybe they legally have to.
The legal bit probably lol
It makes people think they want the feature, or at the very least talking about it to others, which spreads the idea that it's a needed feature. Get the system sold, then worry about the customer service fall out later. Face it, returning an open console isn't really a thing, as most companies don't allow it. Lots of companies do this kind of crap, and most all of them know that there are plenty of customers that don't research anything.
Someone please tell me that this ad is not running on TV cause they can do much, much better than this.
It was behind the scenes -_- does no one read descriptions anymore?
So ... the advert shows a guy using the XB1 with Kinect and then at the end it shows the Kinectless SKU and a price. Not once does it mention that you'll need to buy a Kinect to do those things in the commercial. That is false advertising.
Even when they are selling a Kinect-less model... They are trying to sell Kinect..
It's in the very small print in the last few seconds of the commercial. You know, where companies put things that they don't want people to know.