I have a question about the topic of the new Xbox, I don’t know if someone has asked this before, so if someone did, I’m sorry for being redundant.
I have heard that the Xbox 1 has already sold 1 million units worldwide. This is very confusing to me, because I have seen all the rage and all the hate that this machine has produced in the last months. So I did expect Microsoft’s sales to be good because of Brand recognition and the reverse of some of its “things” (kineckt 2, DRM…). But a million? A million units sold is a very good number. Sony has been able to sell a million too, but they have hyped their machine much more, both in and out of the internet. Nintendo hasn’t been that succesfull, selling only 4 or 5 milion units in months, and the only thing that I think they did wrong was advertisement and regionlock.
The thing is, if with all the rage and all the controversy, Microsoft still manages to get a good profit, what is the importance of the internet on the industry? Do you think that the Xbox1 has sufferd (in sales) because of the controversy, or this is the number they would have got if nothing had happened?