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Worst PR Disaster - PS3 vs. X1

PS3
* High cost - £425
* Lack of AAA launch titles
* Big franchises lost exclusivity or went multi-plat
* The boomerang controller
* Widely criticised for using rendered videos instead of real gameplay and engines; most infamous of these was the Killzone 2 trailer
* Mixed feedback to system SKU, particularly lack of RAM and the specialised nature of the Cell processor

X1
* Used games controversy
* Internet check-in to play games
* High cost - £419
* Compulsory Kinect camera with rumoured intrusive features
* Massively negative feedback from gamers in comparison to the PS4 reveal

I'd say X1's PR disaster has been worse than Sony's, who despite screwing up royally, still managed to get gamers excited with the potential power of the console and the built-in Blu-Ray drive. The X1 doesn't seem to have that advantage over the PS4.

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Unless they are being purchased by our government

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for military training, IRS agents are caught playing with them on company time, etc., I don't think anyone who regularly comes here much cares. Sorry bout that but please feel free to comment on any of the topics currently open or create one in the same vein...or in vain...whichever fits. Wink

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I'm with Steven

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If this is the "worst PR disaster" you can think of, then you need to get out of the house more. Or at least turn off your X-Box or whatever.

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My Atari 2600 rules

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I sold mine yrs ago because in my crystal ball view I saw it becoming dependent on whatever the co. released and/or allowed. Even, with the new consoles it repeats the same process. Why do you think, MS a major s/w co. got into this in the 1st place? They control the h/w and!!! the s/w involved and now a new platform, so get ready to be screwed no matter which you get. I lost interest in games when they left PCs and became so demanding and took too much of my free time. -----Willy Happy

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