GameStop just announced that it partnered with Microsoft for a contest named Xbox Live Gold Mine at GameStop, which will distribute $1,000,000 in Xbox Live currency over four weeks.
#XBLGoldMine! damn MS your this generous, I'm happy (Waiting on Xbox.com)!
Yeah 1 million dollars they are just giving out. I wish I had money to do that :(
M$ getting megaton money from (but not limited to) : a. Every android devices sold (approx.$2B/year) b. Every windows based PCs sold from 80's - now c. Every patent & license used by third parties etc. etc who knows what It doesn't take a genius to figure it out.
I wish I had that kind of money period. =/
they got loads of money but no money can save a sinking ship.
Sorry that you think that way, but Sony is the sinking ship, Its just a matter of time.
Dude get off MSs you know what .... I notice you never have anything good to say about Xbox. Lol...MS has enough money to keep that sinking ship afloat for another generation. Can you say that about Sony? Not bashing Sony, I love me some PS all the way back since Ridge Racer and Destruction Derby on PS1 and continue to support them. But damn you and a few others just ruin it for other gamers.
Sounds nice. Need more details though...like how much per prize...how many times can you win. Will my ad blocker explode...etc.
Gamespot is doing so much to promote X1 I'm not saying there's anything wrong with trying to boost business, because x1 sales equal more money for them... But, its at the point where it gives off the appearance that they favor X1. Not saying they do, just how it looks
Well, they're a private retailer, so I guess they aren't morally held to the duty of remaining neutral. At the very least, it's nothing new. They've been pushing xbox consoles for years.
An American company pushing an American product, not really new. Seeing as the PS4 doesn't need help selling itself, they have to sell their stock some how.
Money talks clearly.
How else do you think Microsoft has remained in the industry?
Ya and how do you suppose they got all that money?
"Money talks clearly."... I love these conspiracies that MS is just paying retailers in cash to push their product more. Come on. Certainly there is shared benefit to this giveaway, MS is definitely paying for more of it, but does any one stop to think why Gamestop would be motivated to sell more X1's? (As rgneoz3 stated, PS4's are selling just fine) Attach rate! While there is modest money in the new game space, Gamestop kills it when it comes to pre-owned games. If the avg Xbox owners buys more games, then logic would dictate the avg Xbox owner buys more pre-owned games as well. More P.O. sales = more profit.
I find it almost amusing you think it's some conspiracy to suggest MS is financially encouraging GS to push the xbone. It's just basic business economics. It's been happening for decades. And if you think MS isn't paying for this, you are extremely naive. Following your logic we can apply it to the PS4 and ask ourselves why GS aren't pushing that console instead, seeing as it's a lot more popular.
LOL Micro$oft does pay retailers to push their stuff more. What planet are you living on, having worked at GameStop I know for a FACT that they pay GameStop to put their stuff at the front of the store and to push their console to any consumer looking for a console
It looks to me like they favor selling products that they have in stock. The ps4 is selling extremely well, so there is less need for 3rd party promotion.
On the topic of promoting - Last gen, the GameStops I went to promoted 360 over PS3. On more than one occasion I remember them trying to sell 360's over PS3's. I don't know if they were paid to do this, told to do this from corporate, or whatever, but on one occasion a guy came in asking for a PS3, and the employee tried to hard sell him a 360 twice. He said "there are better games on the 360" and "more people game on the 360". They guy buying said "Just get me a PS3". It makes me wonder if these partnership promotions include direction to push one console over another. Maybe a GameStop employee can shed some light.
I had the same experience with Ps3 and Ps4 It seems like every Gamestop around has a resident Xbox fanboy
I dont know if its the same rules as in Australia but the staff here get paid commission when they sell specific products depending on what company has paid for it at the time, my guess would be MS have paid for it and the staff gets a bonus for how many they can push.
Seems like GameStop has been trying real hard to get rid of their Xbox units, I wonder if they aren't selling as expected or MS is just feeling generous this gen lol
"Seems like GameStop has been trying real hard to get rid of their Xbox units," If GameStop is to be believed XboxOne is flying off the shelves :)
Great promotion! I will have to check it out!
This supports my views towards Xbox. They will purchase everything and create nothing(or very little). They will use their deep filthy pockets to throw money at businesses/developers instead of showing people why they should get an Xbox One over their competitor. Instead they flood Gamestop, the already broken and greedy company that shanks the used game industry. They need a better way to promote their console, but imo this isn't it.
Sunset overdrive, project spark, MC collection, quantum break, Forza horizon 2, Fantasia, crackdown, phantom dust, and dedicated servers on all 1st (and some 3rd party games) ... All beg to differ
GREAT. You finally get some new games to talk about. How long did that take, 6 years?
@Tigrex So hilarious when you change the argument when your original has just been beat. Mhunterjr just directly opposed your original argument and instead of opposing his, you change the argument. Lol.
Half of those games will be going to PC and PS4 in a year after release lol... And seriously, you act as if dedicated servers are some new innovation lol. For god sake, minecraft has dedicated servers.
@spideyspeaks Lol all of those games, except fantasia is developed/published by Microsoft... They'll never go to ps4. Also stay on topic... His comment was about MS not creating things... Also, I'm not acting like dedicated servers are some 'innovation'... They are just a hell of a lot nicer than P2P and that's an undeniable fact. Try harder.
Bill Gates on Simpsons buying out Homer's company. http://vimeo.com/70498601
Apple buys Beats Audio streaming music service http://techcrunch.com/2014/... Welcome to the consume the competitor pay to win world of business. I just saved you a college Macro Economics class.
They've shown plenty of reasons why you should get an Xbox One: Great original new and fan favorite IPs like Scalebound, Sunset Overdrive, Halo, and Forza. Monthly major updates with a Beta Preview program. Great feedback community: Tell them what you want and they listen. Phil Spencer is the Boss now. Great games that are constantly improving in graphical fidelity. Dedicated Servers. Games with Gold is now just as good as PS+. No Apps Paywall. Commitment to expanded capabilities in the form of Apps, Kinect Voice & Video, and SmartGlass. $399. There. I just listed a bunch of reasons why one should get an Xbox One.
So they copied Playstation 4?
Yup you sure did.
@Tigrex Oh wow, and just when I thought it was over. So now you try spin this into a negative by changing the argument once again. First Spin: Microsoft and Gamestop holds competition to win online cash. You spin into negative. Second Spin: mhunterjr has shown Microsoft has plenty of games to advertise their console. You spin into negative. Third Spin: Illusive_man has shown plenty more reasons why you would want to get an Xbox One. You spin into a negative. Delusional sounds about right here.
I'm confused... I've always had games to talk about... Mainly because I game on any platform... My comment was about your completely false statement about MS is buying everything instead of creating things. Like every other console maker, they do both. In fact Sony's most of Sony's premier in house studios were aquisitions, not built from the ground up.
Very much so Sony beloved Naughty Dog was bought by Sony. Some on here think it was a home grown Dev or something. How would some of you all ever thought that one day Naughty Dog wants to go Multiplat like Bungie and Insomniac... I bet a ton of people on here would crap their pants...LOL
I've always laughed at that thought.. They should do like Sony.. Invest in first parties etc... Wonder how they'd feel if they actually listened to them and bought studios like nd etc? Lol
Ugh, shut it OP-Tigrex. Here, MS is giving away 1 million in live currency and we make it a bad thing. I can't believe this site lol. They could cure cancer and you'd bitch that they had to invest in a research group and didn't find the cure through a first party studio.
trust me they are playing favorites but does it really matter? With sony pushing the PlayStation now gamestop has to feel some type of way.cutting into use games sales and the day one digital and reserves for digital the writing is on the wall. I'm going to buy UFC tonight from walmart of from the psn store because gamestop not having a midnight release even though i got 5 on it plus my discount .
Man you guys really find ANYTHING to make MS look bad. It's called marketing, you know advertisements for anything yea those... I don't get why any of you care or start talking negatively when some of us could potentially win some free money. Doesn't matter who is marketing what if you have no interest in what they are selling then don't worry about it, plus some of us you know Xbox owners love these kind of opportunities it gets the community involved and some of us could win free stuff. I am willing to bet that if this was Sony we already know these comments would be 100% different.
Should have known what this comment section would be like....Instead of ppl being happy for free money ppl go to criticize but if this was another company they would be gods
Lol.its not surprising actually.
Microsoft is desperate. Gamestop needs to get rid those Kinect bundle Xone somehow.
Desperate? You got that out of the article? Lmao.
when will companies realize that the whole posting codes and first come first served thing does NOT work on the internet. Bots will snatch these up within microseconds. I am not even going to bother to try
Gamestop is getting a little too buddy buddy with MS. Even it's employers are pushing xone over PS4. Time for me to stop supporting gamestop.
Wow! greedysoft is so desperate to get those systems sold, that they're given away 1,000,000 dollars. Uhhh, no thanks! X1 do have some good games on it, but not enough to get my attention with.
Dude just say no thanks to 1,000,000 bucks Wow! I guess Sony fanboys are the most devoted to a company that don't care about them.
And i played PC games. Obviously you are not smart! and i said on my post, X1 do have some good games on it, but not enough to grab my attention with. Sorry, but i'm not money hungry. Do not call me a fanboy, because i have games on multiple platforms. And way you sound, you sound like it's a bad thing that i wouldn't do it and get 1,000,000 dollars! guess what? i'm not! why? i'm not that desperate. I would appreciate it if you respect my opinion. BTW if sony did do something like that, i'll still would decline it! i want games, not money.
They gotta sell it somehow to catch up to their main competitor. Good to see them pushing hard but I think its little too late. Aslong as they keep delivering great games even last place is ok.
Guess the disagrees think the xb1 will come in 1st then? Lol if it makes u feel better then xb1 will be 1st this gen. Lol goodluck.
Free money :D Guess I will use it to buy the new Season Pass for "insert game name here."
PHIL scores again!
@jessupj The assertion that Gamestop is being, and has been paid, this whole time by Microsoft to unfairly promote the Xbox One is kind of silly. You and the rest of the pointless-agenda-pushing-conso le-war-sheep need to wake up. Convincing anyone that the PS4 or XB1 or the PC is superior will accomplish nothing... I'm not taking sides. Microsoft and Gamestop are publicly traded companies. You can invest in them. You can receive copies of their annual meetings and attend (virtually or physically) the meetings assuming you have a qualifying investment. You can go download their respective financial reviews right now. Have you researched these companies? Their marketing strategies/budgets? How much do you think it would take for one corporation to buy off another? How would they handle the employee/manager compensation? Is this not reported to the IRS as taxable income? Don't you think the multi-million dollar legal team at Sony would have a field day with this? How is it that Microsoft admitted to paying YouTube channels $3 per 1,000 views to promote the console (legal if disclosed) and is also potentially involved in a questionable ad campaign w/ Machinima (which would be illegal depending on circumstances), and yet the MUCH larger conspiracy surrounding Gamestop has absolutely no evidence behind it? Amazing! Could* it be impossible to think that Gamestop would want to promote the console selling slower (XB1) and NOT the console that's already selling itself (PS4)? In order to help perpetuate a console grudge match in which they are the ultimate winners due to software sales? So, you were saying... I'm extremely naive? Please continue.
How much would it cost to buy off Gamestop? Probably a few million in marketing dollars, free promotional displays, and some other perqs for senior executives. In other words, pocket change for Microsoft's PR and Marketing department. If you don't think this is absolutely happening, RIGHT NOW, you ARE incredibly naive! Go back and READ all of the "Pro MS" statements by Gamestop over the past couple years! It's not subtle..it's pretty damn blatant which console they are promoting.
So, you want me to take your assumptions... which is exactly what they are... over FTC verified financial reports that would be required to account for "a few million in marketing dollars"? Look, I've done my research, I'm invested in both companies, you are spouting nonsense. You are bringing opinions to the table and acting as if I am the uninformed one. Your comments are all very pro-Sony, you are clearly trying to jump on this misguided bandwagon of a conspiracy between Gamestop and Microsoft. To be honest, it is actually hilarious. Here's the deal - post all of the "Pro MS" statements (which, mean nothing, because Gamestop sells their products and posts nothing negative on any publisher/manufacturer) and then I can slowly explain to you, again, why it would make sense for a retailer to want more of the SLOWER selling platforms to sell when the FASTER selling platform flies off the shelves by itself. More consoles = More games = More sales = More trade-ins... the fact that X1 has a higher attach rate and lower sales makes it a no-brainer that Gamestop wants more of these to sell. Find evidence of this hidden agenda/backdoor/off the record arrangement and I'm all ears. Not that fake, debunked recording either, actual information. Oh, and when you find it, send it to Sony, they would love you for it.
Its simple, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Nice that's free games for life for one person
That is why GS said the xone without kinect is selling like hotcakes ...:)
can i Exchange that for real cash?
Still a trap. Not surprising that Microsoft's "solution" to poor sales is to throw money at the problem, hoping people are dumb enough to take them up on this promo.
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