If you’re on the market for Xbox One-related products, you may want to give a look at GameStop’s offers for the upcoming weekend.
Wow, we literally got MS need to push xbox at gamestop with flyers and just a moment ago, we have Dualshockers posting Sony teames up with Gamestop and kindly giving away PS4s to Ronald McDonald. Seems like the agenda is made and both articles were written by the same author...hmm..Abriael. Smh
Im not understanding your point. The stories are both accurate right?
Yea, but Gamestop every week have deals for every systems and they alternate and I also seen special deals and store credit for PS4 as well and you never see Dualshockers posting those. Also on the same ad, there are also PS4 deals as well like get a year of PSN for free with a PS4 purchase with a extra controller. Why wasn't that also be part of the headline if we are truly going by the ad?
@Rookie_Monster: because it's called BY GAMESTOP "Xbox One Weekend" Look at the top of the ad, instead of putting up a tinfoil hat.
Abriel, must be a slow news day if you are going to take a store ad and make a story out of it. bottom line is this is a 2 day promo from gamestop. Real edge of your seat journalism right there. you just gave them some free advertising and they wont give you nothing in return.
@darthv72: yeah well, by that logic we give "free advertisement" to a ton of developers, publishers, stores and what not every time we post about a game, deal, or basically anything else. And yeah, they give us nothing in return. It would be a problem if they did. We post to inform, and deals are information. I appreciate that you aren't sitting on the edge of your seat. Not every piece of news can be like that. Do you post this kind of comment in every one of the hundreds of posts about deals you find on N4G? or this is somewhat special?
you got me there Abriel. i mean without you doing this sort of service, what are gamers going to do...? Oh thats right. they would likely go to cheapassgamer.com to find all sorts of daily deals and weekly ads. your other story about sony and Gs teaming up with the ronald mcdonals house. that is good news to know. this is still just a store ad you made a story out of. slow news day indeed.
Never understand why people get upset about articles that post current deals going on. I often find deals out there this way without having to hunt them down. Tends to fulfill my impulse buying tendencies, and since I don't spend every moment looking for deals, and sometimes forget about stuff I may want, if I see them for a good price, I'll pick them up. Who care's what the source is for informing people of these deals?
Console war is over. Please refrain from all taddle tale activity. Pick up the pieces of your life and commence as per diem.
Perhaps the issue some are taking is with the way the article was sensationalized for hits. "GameStop Pushes Xbox One with Bonuses and Discounts in New Xbox One Weekend; Flyer Inside" If you were going for unbiased and accurate, it would be more like "Gamestop Xbox One Weekend offers for April 24-26; Flyer Inside" Using "Push" makes it seem like Microsoft is desperate. It's not even the correct marketing term for the story. If you want to get technical, this is a marketing "pull", but that doesn't sound as dramatic not to mention it's rare that people identify the marketing technique in a news story. Throwing in "discounts" and "bonuses" is also kind of redundant since it is a sales advertisement. In all honesty, "Gamestop Xbox One Weekend sales and discounts for April 24-26" would also come off as unbiased and also be a little more professional.
*gives tinfoil hat to Rookie*
I actually work at an EB Games and we're onto our 5th Xbox promotion in 4 months. We have only had 1 PS4 sale since it launched. Even with $100 difference and giving an extra $50 Live card our PS4 sales still destroyed Xbone sales. Trade promotions we have had for both, usually simultaneously. But straight up sales have almost been exclusively Xbone only. So yes they are getting desperate.
seeing how the PS4 sold almost 3 times as much worldwide in the week 'til 21. of march I can surely understand that.
A front page ad on my 360 is a picture of an Xbox One and it says "Get $125 trade in credit" or something along those lines. I think it's kinda sad they're advertising directly to the dashboard on 360, promoting the idea of trading in our 360s to get xbox one (isn't the gaming industry widely "against" trade in since it hurts new sales?). To me it's sad, but it makes sense to give it straight to the target demographic. IMO, it's a fair deal. They're not going to be coming out with any note-worthy 360 titles in the coming years. If you want to keep up to date on gaming entertainment, it's time to switch to ps4 or xb1.
It amazes me that despite the fact that MS' original plans for X1 was a direct threat to EB Game's pre-owned business model, Gamestop even actively pushes MS products in their stores. If I were Gamestop I would have told MS' to go fuck themselves back before the X1 launched.
3 weeks ago, Sony had their own PS4 weekend event advertising at gamestop and...surprise, surprise, no article from your site. [Gamestop] Get $175 Gamestop Credit Toward a New Playstation 4 when you trade in your PS3 120GB or Higher/ XBOX 360 250GB or Higher($175 credit) http://i.reddit.com/r/GameD... Where is the article about "Gamestop pushing PS4" at from Dualshockers? These ads occurs all the time for every systems and I find it funny that Dualshockers only post fire sales for XB1 and uses words as "pushed" in the headline and not any other consoles when it is a week where the XB1 is having a deal for a trade in. If you are going to be a fair journalist, at least post everything equally and not just one sided. It is a pattern that anyone can figure out from miles away what you guys are trying to do. No need to hide behind the bushes.
I think you're being paranoid. We had an article about a PS4 weekend as well when we caught wind of it a while ago. That link you posted says nowhere it's a PS4 weekend. Just a trade-in offer. This one is called *by gamestop* Xbox One weekend, and it happens pretty rarely. Anyone can figure out from miles away that you're getting upset about nothing.
These special week end sales for everything happen pretty regularly. I can count at least 4-5 "Xbox Weekend"s over the past year. So rarely wouldn't be the right word.
considering that there are 53 weekends in a year, I would say 4-5 fits the definition of "rarely"
I work part time at Gamestop, and there are just as many special sales that push PS4 as there are sales that push Xbox One. Trying to make it seem like there's some sort of "rare" promotion to try to sell Xbox One's is just biased and flat out wrong.
Don't worry about Abriael, he's Microsoft second-best cheerleader. This guy writes for Dualshockers(a PS related name) while promoting the heck out of xbox. And don't you dare say somnething about the cloud on his website.. last year he banned a whole bunch of us because we questioned Microsoft statement on how the cloud can turn the xbox into 50 xbox's. Abriael gets paranoid when you question "the power" He has no shame whatsoever. Ask around and you will know.
Oh my gosh! Sales for the PS4 are going to stop because it wasn't advertised that one weekend. And now X1 is going to take over domination because of this article! The world is ending! Oh my gosh, N4G should be sued for collaborating with Microsoft to not advertise Sony sales enough! Aghhhhhh!!!!!!
Anything bashing ms get you clicks and flame wars. We all know what these guys are up to
Or boasted heat. :/
Store promoting goods they sell.. brilliant!
Well it always seems GameStop markets 3DS and Xbox the most but I don't see why that matters anyway. GameStop is not anyones PR team so they can do what ever they want. TV, YouTube, and Websites like N4G is what markets Sony best anyway unless we are talking about the casuals that walk into GameStop, that might grab more sales to those type of gamers. Still regardless it just doesn't really matter unless your a fanboy. People still Xbox bashing really shows the gross people on the internet.
Wow the "defense" is strong in here. I thought that somewhere in the article the author stated that "MS was getting desperate" reading the comments. It is a article about a deal going on with Xbox One. Those who see Xbox One deal article and think MS are getting desperate are just as bad as the one that are mad at the author for posting a news that "makes MS look desperate" (in their head). Ask yourself that question, if you are mad at the author, is it because you think deep inside this articles shows that MS are desperate? This is just a deal informing article...
You would have to be a complete dumbass to not realize stores push both systems with promos and bonuses. The Sony boys act like the PS4 has never been on sale.
this is a good deal I paid 150 for my 360 so I would be geting alot out if this deal, I just dont see a reason to own an xone right now as I would be getting it solely xones exclusives. quantum break was pushed so Ill wait till that releases.
I guess they trying to get move all that xbox one games and hardware they got collecting dust on the shelves. dont blame em
I actually suspect the presentation of a reworked slim version at E3 so they literally have to clear the shelves indeed.
Well I still have over half of my Christmas Assassin Creeds Xbone bundles still available, whereas my PS4 pallet has been replaced 5-6 times over since then. My Christmas PS4 stock was sold through by the end of January.
not surprising. where do you work? also can you tell me how these bubbles work
I work at an EB Games. As for the bubbles, they're the number of comments you can make in each thread. Not sure how to increase them. I just use what is available to me. PS4 sales have been steady. More steady than any other system I have sold. Xbone however while it's doing okay is slow sales and lots of MS sales that are vendor driven. Not by our company, so much as MS trying whatever they can to drive sales.