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#1 Yogurth

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 22:49

Microsoft Employees Ambush Wii U Best Buy Events To Promote Xbox One

Nintendo announced it would be bringing E3 to its fans by teaming up with Best Buy to provide Wii U kiosks with demos of newly announced titles at select cities across North America, which we feel was definitely a good move for the company considering how poor Wii U sales have been ever since its release this past November. But leave it to Microsoft to crash Nintendo’s party to try to persuade potential Wii U customers into buying an Xbox One instead.

There have been numerous reports coming in from multiple Best Buy locations where Nintendo is holding its special E3 experience that Microsoft employees have been talking to people on line asking why they would bother buying a Wii U when the Xbox One’s release is right around the corner. One NeoGAF member even took a picture of what looks to be a Microsoft employee talking to those in line, which you can clearly see the man is wearing a Microsoft shirt. It’s unsure just how many potential or current Wii U customers were spoken to during the special E3 event, but one member of the message board said they were visited by a Microsoft representative in Culver City, California.

We know a large number of gamers have turned against Microsoft ever since they announced the Xbox One, but infiltrating Nintendo’s planned events in order to coerce potential Wii U customers into buying an Xbox One has got to be a new low for the company. We do know Microsoft recently announced “Windows Stores” would start popping up in 500 Best Buy locations, which could also be the reason why Microsoft employees were spotted at some of the Best Buy stores where Nintendo just so happened to be holding its special E3-related Wii U demo events.

Either way, considering how many public events have been ambushed by a competing company’s representatives in order to promote their own products, we certainly can see something like this happening when you factor in just how important the next generation of video games is concerned.


http://www.ubergizmo...omote-xbox-one/




Is there any decency and sanity left in this company? It doesn't seem that way to me.

If Microsoft was a person, it would be considered a Scum.


#2 vcfan

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 22:54

booohooo

#3 ctebah

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 23:21

Good thing Microsoft has an excellent marketing team to get it out of this hole. /s

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 23:22

What's the big deal here? Microsoft isn't doing anything wrong, they're just being annoying. Besides, only extremely weak consumers would be swayed by a tactic like that. If I want a Wii-U, I'm going to stand in line, demo some of the new games and then buy it. Some random Microsoft shill won't change my mind.

#5 thealexweb

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 23:24

Microsoft needs to u-turn and go pro-consumer.

#6 Yusuf M.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 23:38

If this is true, then it's a desperate move on Microsoft's part. I've never heard of Sony doing something like this. And judging by the negativity surrounding the Xbox One, they won't have to do it.

#7 M_Lyons10

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 23:46

Microsoft Employees Ambush Wii U Best Buy Events To Promote Xbox One



http://www.ubergizmo...omote-xbox-one/




Is there any decency and sanity left in this company? It doesn't seem that way to me.

If Microsoft was a person, it would be considered a Scum.


Though I think you're being a bit dramatic, I do disagree with this... Ultimately though, I think this has a lot more to do with a horrifically managed XBox unit, not a company culture... If I were in charge of Microsoft I'd be replacing the entire XBox team to be entirely frank...

#8 The_Observer

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:10

Didnt Samsung do the samething the iPhone 5 was released. Outside apple stores, saying "hey here is a SG4 for your spot in the line".

#9 xendrome

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:15

How do we know it's "Microsoft" employees and not "Nintendo" employees doing to to create bad publicity on Microsoft, hmmmm? :shiftyninja:

#10 Tony.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:17

Like this stuff hasn't happened before. Remember when Microsoft gatecrashed Sony's PS3 launch? lol

#11 Dot Matrix

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:19

Don't Microsoft employee's wear colored shirts?

#12 Rodrigo

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:28

New low, scum, no decency... haha, so dramatic.

#13 kaotic

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:32

This shouldn't be surprising. They're adding a Windows store to like 700 best buys. So why wouldn't they also promote their console there too?

#14 spenser.d

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:37

Honestly seems unlikely, if only because their market and the Wii U market aren't the same and they've made that more than explicitly clear in the past. That and the whole "oh hey he's wearing an MS t-shirt, therefore he works at MS" is pretty shotty. Could just as easily be someone trolling Wii U fans.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:56

Wonder why people are scared of me when I have my FBI t-shirt on .....