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Old 15-06-2013, 14:18
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Just walked past my local store and a great big poster about pre-ordering the Xbox1 but nothing about PS4.....
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Old 15-06-2013, 14:20
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Weird, I walked past one the other day and they had posters for both up.
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Old 15-06-2013, 14:39
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Most (not all) Game stores are Xbox fanboys anyway.
My local Game store has posters for both though.
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Old 15-06-2013, 14:42
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Guess it's just down to store level then and not orders from above
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Old 15-06-2013, 14:57
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Dude, guess who are going to be one of the authorised Xbone pre-owned resellers?
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Old 15-06-2013, 17:13
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In my store the girl said she wasnt surprised I was pre ordering the ps4 as nobody seems interested in the new xbox
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Old 15-06-2013, 17:14
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GAME is in MS's pocket.....
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Old 15-06-2013, 17:32
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Dude, guess who are going to be one of the authorised Xbone pre-owned resellers?
Ah yes, forgot that! Decision might backfire if the percentage split between owners of both is as how it looks at the minute
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Old 15-06-2013, 17:55
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Most (not all) Game stores are Xbox fanboys anyway.
My local Game store has posters for both though.
Sorry but what a ridiculous statement to make.
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Old 15-06-2013, 18:19
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Most (not all) Game stores are Xbox fanboys anyway.
My local Game store has posters for both though.
GAME get paid for us employees to wear their merchandise. Sony doesn't, and that is why everything seems MS centric.
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Old 15-06-2013, 21:39
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Just walked past my local store and a great big poster about pre-ordering the Xbox1 but nothing about PS4.....
It's most likely your local Game ran out of their allocated PS4s for pre-ordering and are trying to get people to pre-order their Xbones instead.

I think you will find that any high street gaming store will be pushing PS4s into oblivion, as they can still make maximum margins from used games.
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Old 15-06-2013, 21:47
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It's most likely your local Game ran out of their allocated PS4s for pre-ordering and are trying to get people to pre-order their Xbones instead.

I think you will find that any high street gaming store will be pushing PS4s into oblivion, as they can still make maximum margins from used games.
That's why I was surprised to even see a XBox1 poster there!
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Old 15-06-2013, 22:30
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They still need to sell Xbone consoles and new games, even if they dont make their money from it. Better than letting their competition get sales over them
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Old 16-06-2013, 00:31
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Sorry but what a ridiculous statement to make.
It was a poor attempt from me at trying to wind you up mate. Ignore me today i've had one too many sherrys lol.
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Old 16-06-2013, 01:06
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No probs
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Old 16-06-2013, 01:10
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Dude, guess who are going to be one of the authorised Xbone pre-owned resellers?
So xbox having the #1 game retailer in the UK as a 'authorised pre owned reseller' somehow makes GAME in the pocket of Microsoft?
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Old 16-06-2013, 09:00
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So xbox having the #1 game retailer in the UK as a 'authorised pre owned reseller' somehow makes GAME in the pocket of Microsoft?
Of course it doesn't, but if they're actively advertising and pushing pre orders for the Xbone while not doing similar for the PS4 it does stink a little. And I though as much last week when my local store had a sandwich board outside pushing XboxOne, but nothing for PS4. Likewise the store's facbook page prominently features an Xbone header image, but no PS4 equivalent.

O course, Dan27 could be right, it could be that they've been recommended not to push PS4 pre-orders due to high early demand, I's be surprised though.
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Old 16-06-2013, 09:06
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I can't say what goes on, but GAME are in MS's pockets......
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Old 16-06-2013, 09:10
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What a petty little thread this is, you didn't see a PS4 poster in your store, all hurt and full of suspicion, you post your findings on here and claim ms have paid off GAME, but not all the stores, just a select few. Maybe pre-orders are poor at your store OP?

It's all getting out hand now, just stop! Please.

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Old 16-06-2013, 09:20
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That's the most ugly side of all this, you voice genuine concerns and people just condescend or shout "fanboy", IIRC it was about 2010 before all this crap died down last time. Bring on 2015.
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Old 16-06-2013, 09:20
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What a petty little thread this is, you didn't see a PS4 poster in your store, all hurt and full of suspicion, you post your findings on here and claim ms have paid off GAME, but not all the stores, just a select few. Maybe pre-orders are poor at your store OP?

It's all getting out hand now, just stop! Please.

Microsoft do pay GAME to promote their products though. It's very well known throughout the company.

As to whether they're paying GAME to promote the Xbox One? No idea.
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Old 16-06-2013, 09:29
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Microsoft do pay GAME to promote their products though. It's very well known throughout the company.

As to whether they're paying GAME to promote the Xbox One? No idea.
But do Sony & Nintendo also do the same?
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Old 16-06-2013, 09:41
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But do Sony & Nintendo also do the same?
Of course they do, the question is whether or not MS is paying for prominence over it's competitors.

Of course it could be that 360 sales have been so crucial to Game's 'survival' in recent years that they genuinely believe that giving the Xbone prominence is their best way of making money in the future.

You have to remember that Sony's model of building a huge portfolio of DL only indie title is of no interest whatsoever to Game and other high-street retailers.

EDIT: I need to stop starting my sentences with 'of course'.
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Old 16-06-2013, 11:11
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It think MS are paying off Digital Spy to be honest.
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Old 16-06-2013, 11:14
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It think MS are paying off Digital Spy to be honest.
Rofl. It does feel like a few work for MS both visible and non visible.
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