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Microsoft aims to avoid Xbox Series scalping with Console Purchase Pilot, giving Xbox players a first chance to buy

Riky

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Series X isn't available any longer than PS5 in the UK, they both sell out in seconds. I know people waiting for both for months with no luck.
 
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onnextflix5

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So we've reached a point where a product gets sold out in 30 minutes and we consider that easy to attain? I don't know, I prefer when everything is just available whenever I want it. LOL
Its Much Better then a few mins, with the ps5 and gpus, plus there is plenty available on facebook and shpock by paying £20-30 extra. Also ms have said stock issues will be fixed by june‐July. Which is great for xbox fans. Ps fans will have suffer for alot longer tho. Scalpers really piss me off.
 
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NickFire

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Well that's certainly one way to ensure you don't grow outside of your existing userbase.
This might be the most undeserved criticisms of any gaming company in 20 years. This is an awesome concept and they deserve praise for rolling it out first. Sony absolutely needs to copy this asap. The loyal fans of both companies have been mostly at the scalper's mercy for way too long.

Worry about expanding the base when supply and demand start meshing. They will hardly expand their bases when the cost of entry is hundreds above msrp.
 

ShirAhava

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MS bout to win this generation.

Sony better have more in their bag besides woke of us and that other game with the redhaired ... character.

Sony only wants 'certain' types of people with 'certain' types of views to play PS Games

I'm a so-called minority that isn't with the woke bullshit and I'm sick of it
 

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Ehhhh too late :/ I bought the weaker series S. It's good enough though.

But now I really wish to get a digital PS5. The updated FFXIV PS5 version is going to play sooo smooth.
 

fallingdove

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Sony only wants 'certain' types of people with 'certain' types of views to play PS Games

I'm a so-called minority that isn't with the woke bullshit and I'm sick of it

Right... ONLY certain types of people with certain types of views... You are delusional.
 
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I legit had a Series X pre-order that I canceled because I was able to get an RTX 3080 in November. In a weird way, I feel a slight case of FOMO, even though I have absolutely zero need for a new console. Same goes for PS5, but I never intended to buy one.
 

PlayStaytion

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That's awesome, Now I could finally play with my xbox friends list , I'm tired of beating one game after the other without sharing my experience with them.
 

Iced Arcade

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Good in theory I guess. Also prevents new users or gamers returning back to Xbox.

They should check out how Sony did this for the PS5. Worked as good as 2011 psn.
 

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Further evidence that Microsoft and Saint Phil are truly the good guys of gaming.
 

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This is the best they can do, I’m glad they are doing this. Now stores need to force people to come to the store and pick it up in order to avoid scrapers.
Now that the plandemic lockdowns are ending in most U.S. states, retailers should do in-store pickups only. That's the best way to beat the bots.
 

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IntentionalPun

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Good in theory I guess. Also prevents new users or gamers returning back to Xbox.

They should check out how Sony did this for the PS5. Worked as good as 2011 psn.
You talking about their pre-order thing?

That was some mysterious algorithm Sony was using based on your PSN account. They implied it was based on how much you've used it.... considering how popular Playstation has been for so long, and how few systems were available.. it's quite possible nobody who didn't participate in both the PS3 and PS4 generations got one.. it's highly doubtful anyone who wasn't an avid PS4 gamer got in.

I didn't, and I have in fact had an active PSN ID since PS3 days, and have spent quite a bit on PS3 and PS4.. hell I have 4 PS4s lol
 
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GHG

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This might be the most undeserved criticisms of any gaming company in 20 years. This is an awesome concept and they deserve praise for rolling it out first. Sony absolutely needs to copy this asap. The loyal fans of both companies have been mostly at the scalper's mercy for way too long.

Worry about expanding the base when supply and demand start meshing. They will hardly expand their bases when the cost of entry is hundreds above msrp.

It's a concept that would work wonders at launch but they wouldn't do it because of retail partnerships. Same goes for all of the console manufacturers. At this stage in the game it's just lip service, they will be well aware of the fact that most of the hardcore gamers within their ecosystem will already have upgraded. Look at the headline for example, this doesn't avoid scalping in the slightest.

That's awesome, Now I could finally play with my xbox friends list , I'm tired of beating one game after the other without sharing my experience with them.

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What game(s) are you playing that they can't play?
 

mr.dilya

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Game: has women, people of color, or people who have different sexual identities.

Gamers: reeeeeeeeeeeeee! GeT yOuR PoLiTiCs OuTta MuH gAMe!!!

Yeah you’re right I don’t want white people making games supposedly representing non white people and end up caricaturing them instead, just to fulfill some bullshit quota.

And I’m not a person of color, thanks. My people have been on this planet thousands of years before any white person. White people are actually colored. The rest of us are different shades of brown.
 
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Its crazy they announce this now because honestly...I bought my launch Series X by going to the little tab they had in the Insider app on the morning of the launch. I didn't even have to compete with all the site crashing and such..I simply opened the insider app, an ad was there, it loaded up with it in the cart and I checked out and it came on launch day. Maybe they added more to their 'system' and streamlined it, but thats definitely how I bought the unit I've got
 

PlayStaytion

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It's a concept that would work wonders at launch but they wouldn't do it because of retail partnerships. Same goes for all of the console manufacturers. At this stage in the game it's just lip service, they will be well aware of the fact that most of the hardcore gamers within their ecosystem will already have upgraded. Look at the headline for example, this doesn't avoid scalping in the slightest.



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What game(s) are you playing that they can't play?
(Real) Friends list , some of them on ps4 willing to switch to the series x.
 

PlayStaytion

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So how exactly does this help those people who were on PS4 last gen looking to make a switch?
The phrase "last gen" is misleading, with free update patches and smart delivery they shouldn't be called "last gen".
 

CeeJay

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I have the insider hub on my Series X, I hope they plugged the loophole of existing Series X owners buying another one and then another one...
 

PlayStaytion

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So how exactly does this help those people who were on PS4 last gen looking to make a switch?
I meant my real friends , most real friends don't follow the latest trends , they depend on me to see new stuff.
 

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Game: has women, people of color, or people who have different sexual identities.

Gamers: reeeeeeeeeeeeee! GeT yOuR PoLiTiCs OuTta MuH gAMe!!!
Most games have had this before it was 'popular' to virtue signal. The issue isn't a diverse range of characters it's that a forced agenda is quite obvious and out of place for those with common sense. Diversity in the industry is becoming quite stereotypical in that you know exactly what to expect. And god it's becoming painfully dull and boring. Angry mentally deranged female lead is a stereotype in itself.
 
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From memory the last "NEW" AAA ip on the XBOX One was Quantum Break back in 2016. More than 5 years ago...
 

elliot5

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Sunset was 2014 and SOT is not AAA per Rare themselves in the lead up to launch.
Oops I looked at the PC title release year.

I'm not sure how it ISN'T a AAA game. Rare called it their most ambitious game to date prior to release. It has large development teams and sees continued support. It sold for $60 at release. It's a AAA game, just not some cinematic action game.
 

BreakOut

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That’s a good idea. Anything to just help with the battle against them. Nothing is going to work perfect but every hurdle helps.
 

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From memory the last "NEW" AAA ip on the XBOX One was Quantum Break back in 2016. More than 5 years ago...

Oops I looked at the PC title release year.

I'm not sure how it ISN'T a AAA game. Rare called it their most ambitious game to date prior to release. It has large development teams and sees continued support. It sold for $60 at release. It's a AAA game, just not some cinematic action game.

SOT is absolutely a AAA game and Rare's most successful game ever. It might have begun as an experiment, but it evolved into a AAA game.

By Rare's own admission before the game released SOT wasn't a AAA game. Their most ambitious? I can't dispute that. And did it evolve from 3 quests into something more, sure.

But my statement was specific for a reason. And we can't rewrite history.
 

elliot5

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By Rare's own admission before the game released SOT wasn't a AAA game. Their most ambitious? I can't dispute that. And did it evolve from 3 quests into something more, sure.

But my statement was specific for a reason. And we can't rewrite history.
Do you have a quote for that because I can't find it
 

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SOT is absolutely a AAA game and Rare's most successful game ever. It might have begun as an experiment, but it evolved into a AAA game.

It was hyped Xbox $60 exclusive. Thats AAA marketing for a game that make no mistake released in early access. Basically a test bench for what they could get away with going forward annnnddddd if you take notes, pretty much bog standard for MS.