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Is anyone else getting day one xbox one?
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Nope. Nor a PS4
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Nah. Will wait until next year when prices drop and the bugs have been sorted and probably get a PS4.
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Not even Master Chief wants an Xbox One.
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Xbox one? thats sooooo 2002. It was a good console is its day, but I doubt you'll find many retro gamers on tsr.
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Xbox one? thats sooooo 2002. It was a good console is its day, but I doubt you'll find many retro gamers on tsr.
This doesn't really work as a joke since the Xbox One is one of the two most publicised consoles at this point in time, not obscure so that one could easily misinterpret their meaning. Plus these generic literal 'witty' forum responses aren't funny anyway.
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PS4 seems to beat the Xbox One in every possible way for what I would use it for (which is playing games) and it's cheaper too

Plus the Xbox exclusives aren't games I'm interested in. That being said, I won't be getting the PS4 on launch day either, probably wait a couple months
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(Original post by ozzyoscy)
This doesn't really work as a joke since the Xbox One is one of the two most publicised consoles at this point in time, not obscure so that one could easily misinterpret their meaning. Plus these generic literal 'witty' forum responses aren't funny anyway.

I agree that this 'joke' just doesnt work on hardcore gamers or even anyone who is reasonably clued up in the tech world.


However, through experience of working in a game store for quite some time, I can just imagine mums and dads of kids/teens getting confused with the name.

I think its a terrible name for the new console.





To give another example, The Wii-U is an absolutely awful name, many people buy wii-u games thinking its for the regular wii. Its sales have suffered as a result. If they called it something different, like the Super Nintendo HD, it would have sold better.


Anyway, back to the xbox, I can imagine kids telling their parents they want an xbox one for birthday and being shocked when they get a used original xbox from ebay on their birthday

The name 'ps4' avoids any confusion or ambiguity for anyone of any age

edit: its also bloody confusing if you are talking to someone about the original xbox, I generally referred to it as the xbox one in the past, and so did many other people, in the same way that I call the original playstation the 'ps1'
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(Original post by bloomblaze)
I agree that this 'joke' just doesnt work on hardcore gamers or even anyone who is reasonably clued up in the tech world.


However, through experience of working in a game store for quite some time, I can just imagine mums and dads of kids/teens getting confused with the name.

I think its a terrible name for the new console.

To give another example, The Wii-U is an absolutely awful name, many people buy wii-u games thinking its for the regular wii. Its sales have suffered as a result. If they called it something different, like the Super Nintendo HD, it would have sold better.


Anyway, back to the xbox, I can imagine kids telling their parents they want an xbox one for birthday and being shocked when they get a used original xbox from ebay on their birthday

The name 'ps4' avoids any confusion or ambiguity for anyone of any age
The Wii-U was indeed a terrible name. It just made it sound like an updated Wii, like the 3DS XL or DSi, so their market weren't going to buy it, since they already had a Wii.

Parents though don't worry about specifics of names, they go by... I forget the word, so I'll use 'synonym'. Every console in the early/mid-90s was a 'Nintendo', every console in the PS1 and PS2 era was 'a Playstation' and now their kids playing PS3 or PS2 is 'playing on their xbox'. If their kid asks for any console, the first place they'll go is the shop with the big 'GAME' sign, and ask for it. Not Ebay, because that's where people buy things over the internet (where paedophiles try and kidnap you even though you're over 16) and never get the product and lose thousands.
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(Original post by ozzyoscy)
The Wii-U was indeed a terrible name. It just made it sound like an updated Wii, like the 3DS XL or DSi, so their market weren't going to buy it, since they already had a Wii.

Parents though don't worry about specifics of names, they go by... I forget the word, so I'll use 'synonym'. Every console in the early/mid-90s was a 'Nintendo', every console in the PS1 and PS2 era was 'a Playstation' and now their kids playing PS3 or PS2 is 'playing on their xbox'. If their kid asks for any console, the first place they'll go is the shop with the big 'GAME' sign, and ask for it. Not Ebay, because that's where people buy things over the internet (where paedophiles try and kidnap you even though you're over 16) and never get the product and lose thousands.
I disagree.

Look how many shops (including GAME) are closing down etc.

They might nor necessarily walk into their game store.

I dont know where you live, but where I am, game stores (game in the general sense of the word, not just the 'GAME' company) have all shut down bar 2, which are spread far apart.

Online shopping is becoming the norm.

OK, they may not use ebay, but online retailing, yes. eg AMAzon, argos or [intsert name of online retailer here]

If they were going to use a physical shop, tesco/asda is more likely. The era of dedicated/specialist game stores in sadly going down the pan; I used to work in one.
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To back up my point, imagine how handy if it would be if Apple released a new iPad, the 'iPad One' and a new iphone, the 'iPhone One'.....


I mean if you seen a second hand one for 200 quid on gumtree(or the like), it wouldnt be immediately obvious if it was the original 2010 ipad or the latest model
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(Original post by bloomblaze)
I disagree.

Look how many shops (including GAME) are closing down etc.

They might nor necessarily walk into their game store.

I dont know where you live, but where I am, game stores (game in the general sense of the word, not just the 'GAME' company) have all shut down bar 2, which are spread far apart.

Online shopping is becoming the norm.

OK, they may not use ebay, but online retailing, yes. eg

If they were going to use a physical shop, tesco/asda is more likely. The era of dedicated/specialist game stores in sadly going down the pan; I used to work in one.
The amount of parents I've seen going to Game just to ask questions, and I've only been a handful of times. Game went into admin because it was so poorly run, and it had no USP. They bought out their one competitor, got rid of everything that was more than a gen old and everything that had made their competitor successful, and hiked the prices up.

So, if someone wanted a wide choice of games, they'd couldn't go to Game, and if they wanted a new release, they'd go to the food shop (Tesco, Sainsburys) down the road that sells it for cheaper. People will first go to the shops in town, and there are obviously vastly more food/general shops than Games. Still, if they don't have a clue, they'll ask about it in Game or HMV if one's close by.

If we're talking about stereotypical parents who don't know what an Xbox One is (people from an older generation rather than the 19 year old chavs), they are also adverse to the internet in general. Why deal with computers when you can just go to the shop, get it, come back?

(Original post by bloomblaze)
To back up my point, imagine how handy if it would be if Apple released a new iPad, the 'iPad One' and a new iphone, the 'iPhone One'.....

I mean if you seen a second hand one for 200 quid on gumtree(or the like), it wouldnt be immediately obvious if it was the original 2010 ipad or the latest model
That's down the lister, but besides: Mum and dad using Gumtree at all, let alone to buy their son a Christmas present? Wigger, please.
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