Xbox One already gaining sales as a result of reverse?
I'll admit it, I'm pretty bummed out about Microsoft's reversal (more like ticked off). In fact, I can go into an hour long diatribe about why this is a step backwards for the gaming industry and how immature the gaming community (still) is. I can talk about the astounding failure of tech journalist and gaming sites that told only half the tale about why the DRM was there in the first place. And of course, I can drone on about the biggest failure about this whole debacle; Microsoft's PR department. After all, no matter how skewed the reporting was, it's their job to communicate the company's vision successfully. They failed.
Don't worry, I'll spare you my rant.
But I did take a quick look at Amazon today, and noticed a significant jump for all things Xbox One. While the console itself has been at the # 1-3 spot since its inception, in the past weeks its games and controller had fallen off the top 20 list, instead being occupied by PS4 games/controller.
But in the past 24 hours, the controller and three Xbox One games suddenly jumped into the top 20 (Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, COD Ghost). Ryse: Son of Rome is rising too (at #22 ascending), as well as Battlefield 4 (#26 ascending), Watchdogs (#43 ascending), and Destiny (#44 ascending). Every one of these items has shown an uptick, some of them significant, in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, the closest PS4 game in the top ten is Watchdogs (#24 declining), and its controller is at #10 declining.
Of course, we also know that a factor in the PS4 games decline is due in large part to Sony's many bundles they're offering. But even still, the rise of Xbox One games is pretty clear. Yes, I'm still butthurt at all the amazing (and console differentiating) features we will no longer have, but most people didn't even know about them, and were holding out because all they heard was DRM! With the policy change, are these people jumping back on ship, or am I just grasping at straws?
What do you guys think?