Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
You think the 15 million people who buy Call Of Duty every year would abandon it if they couldn't trade the game? They play it all year online so it wouldn't be an issue to them, they will go to the console that plays it and if it was exclusive to Nextbox they would go there.
They'd just play something else instead. Consumers are a fickle bunch, and should not be underestimated. To think they'll follow blindly is the first step to failure. Look at what happened to the PS3 at launch, for example. Sony thought Playstation fans would buy it regardless of price and launch date. Said fans bought 360s instead. Complacency kills.
It's a bit different this time. Everyone is tied into Live. All of your friends are on it. All of your DLC is on it.
Not being able to trade in games won't be that much of a big deal to people.
Wrong! I think it's only the elitest lar-de-dar pc gamers who are convinced it's a non issue! I think, many, including MS would be in for a shock! The fact that in here, the split on the other topic is 50-50 is reason enough to support that. Go and ask those in game/cex and see what the stats say!
I have no sense of loyalty and regardless of live and dlc, I'll go to the platform that best suits my needs. Including pc if the benefits of console ownership are severely dented.
Elitest lar-de-dar pc gamers? Really?
Just look at the other topic, most people wouldn't care
and that's at buying a game at £40!
You're probably too old for Live to affect your console choice. I'd say the biggest usergroup are kids in highschool. They will buy what all their friends buy, just look at what happened to the 360 this gen.