Here are the most infamous Xbox One quotes Microsoft has used this year.
Last night’s policy reversal certainly turned some heads last night, even spawning the Twitter trend of calling Microsoft’s next generation console the “Xbox 180”, for pulling a complete U-turn.
Apparently Microsoft realized that the average consumer was none too pleased with their stance on used games and the online connectivity of their planned console, and practically changed their mind overnight. It appears that according to GameSpot, Amazon pre-orders have already begun to favor the Xbox One since last night.
All of the controversy started with rumors that the console would require an “always on” internet connection, leading to one of the list of bonehead quotes Microsoft used this year about the Xbox One:
Adam Orth – technically a Microsoft quote because he was still with them when he said it, but “orthy” responded to customer complaints on Twitter by making fun of them, adding “every device now is ‘always on’. That’s the world we live in.” Then he used the infamous hashtag #dealwithit.
Don Mattrick – “Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, it’s called Xbox 360.” Nice one, Don. You went out of your way to tell Xbox 360 owners, your potentially greatest audience, not to buy the next console. As the old commercial goes, smooth move, Ex-Lax.
Major Nelson – “We’re also confident that gamers are going to love our vision of the future.” Apparently not, as the policies have been reversed, much to the overwhelming applause of Xbox 360 gamers pretty much everywhere. It might take some time, but we’re sure you’re almost right by now.
Oh, and Major Nelson has another one we’re sure you’ll love.
Major Nelson – “I mean we’re really not going to change anything we’ve done with Xbox One.” This was said four days before the policies were reversed. It looks like internet celebrity Angry Joe may have helped change his mind, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
Not really a Microsoft quote, as it was a Sony executive who said it in a viral video. Shuhei Yoshida was seriously trolling Microsoft when he said, “This is how you share games on PS4,” before simply handing a PlayStation 4 game to another man, who took it and said, “Thanks.”
What was your favorite quote from Microsoft about the Xbox One? What else do you think they should do to win back our favor?