Lol, Microsoft can try to rig the press and preorder figures with their deep pockets BUT WE know what we're going to do with our money at the end of the day. I own an original Xbox and an Xbox 360-- but will be switching to PS4 if I decide to get another console. I still have not made that decision because I am finding less time to play games these days, unfortunately :/
That being said.... Here is a Public Service Announcement on why you SHOULD NOT trust or pay Microsoft:
I am not a Sony owner or fan, I just think this is important for people to know this about Microsoft, especially if they plan on purchasing an Xbox One, complete with the biometric Kinect 2.0.This is not a company to trust or support.They are not the only major company either, Apple, Verizon, Google, and Yahoo, among others have also been implicated by the documents that were leaked by #EdwardSnowden.
This link below shows the leaked slides themselves:
Microsoft has knowingly helped the NSA violate our 4th Amendment Constitutional rights as well as the privacy of international citizens worldwide in the secret PRISM program revealed by whistle blower and international fugitive Edward Snowden.
This link helps demonstrate how closely Microsoft collaborated:
If you haven’t heard about this you’re a kid or living under a rock. To knowingly support any company that can and will do that to you is insane, and if you’re an American—traitorous to the freedom so many have died to protect. That’s the problem with Microsoft. All this other stuff about the Xbox One is just a side show now, Kinect included. It’s about protecting your rights and not being stupid.
All companies like Google, Verizon, Apple, and Microsoft need to be held accountable for their actions. Some of them may inevitably be so large and we may be currently be so overly-dependent on their products to make a radical change but every person can take steps to give as little of their discretionary income to these companies as possible by boycotting their products which you know you don't need. So before people go trolling on about that idea, I know that of course we can't just quit using computers altogether or cell phones overnight-- that's crazy. That's not what I or any other sensible person is talking about. Xbox One is not a need (really neither is the PS4, but as far as we know so far they didn’t do anything..). By boycotting things that you don't need from the businesses involved with this crime and becoming as independent from their products and services as possible-- you damage them immensely and let your voice be heard at the same time that you won't tolerate this kind of oppression.
The less cash flow these companies get, the more they feel the repercussions
this kind of criminal activity. At the same time you contribute to competition-- the driving force of everyone's beloved capitalism-- by shrinking these enormous conglomerates and making room for other players, so to speak.
It’s not our fault Microsoft (among other notables) poisoned their own well, but we still don’t have to drink out of it.