- Too often, analysts and journalists forget that with the sheer amount of information available these days, it can be difficult for a consumer to make a decision.
I can distinctly recall working down at EB during the launch of the PS2 (yes, I'm that old; just shut up), and it became painfully clear that most consumers, even some who considered themselves gamers, were dazed and confused.
"Just too many conflicting reports," or something to that affect, is a commonly heard comment. So, how did you decide upon your console purchase?
Bear in mind I'm only talking about this new generation, so if you've purchased a PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii, I want to know why. How did you arrive at the conclusion? None of these, even the relatively inexpensive Wii, is cheap enough to be considered an "impulse buy," so obviously, one would assume a great deal of thought went into your purchase decision.
I am well aware of the fanboys who plunked down their money without doing any research whatsoever, but if they bothered with responsible research, they wouldn't be embarrassingly biased, now would they? Anywho, I suppose I'll start; I own a PS3 and a 360, and here's why-
The Xbox 360 Purchase
I had an Xbox, and although it turned out to be a far less reliable machine...