I refuse to buy an xbox one not because I am a fanboy or jumping on a bandwagon. I am a gamer and I love games.
But what I wont do as a gamer is support a company that generally does not seem to care about its customers.
Whether they pull stuff like this "Hey don't have internet? Buy a 360", they force users to authenticate games and systems daily that they bought with their money and belongs to them, whether it be putting restrictions and unfriendly measures on used games or even lending games to where you can only trade in games at participating retailers, them saying it will always require an internet connection and to "deal with it", saying killer instinct is free to play but only giving you one fighter and making you buy the others, touting world of tanks as free to play but you cant play it without buying XBL gold because it is an online game, making people buy XBL even if all they want to do is use Netflix, the way they make it hard to cancel XBL memberships, charging a very unfriendly price for the system, or any other number of things they are doing that make me so I don't want to support them. But the worst thing I don't like is despite all of our dislike about these things, no matter how much their core customers complain, despite the fact their competition is doing the exact opposite, no matter how much bad press they get, they simply do not care. They didn't try to apologize, they didn't try to reverse these negative actions, they didn't do a thing to try to make it up to use except make more excuses or just completely ignore the problem and to me, that's worse than actually doing all these negative things. I don't want to encourage companies that build everything around themselves and expect the consumer to be the one to deal with their problems. And I certainly do not want to support a company who signs up with the NSA's PRISM program, even if it doesn't involve xbox one I still don't want to support them for willingly supplying information on its users to the NSA.
Maybe I am older and just remember the days when companies used to treat customers like they were important and tried to earn our business. Now companies like Microsoft simply expect our business and their entire business model for the xbox one is built around supporting the publishers and supporting themselves and not supporting the paying customer which is us. They forget we are the reason they are even in business, or they simply don't care. I like companies that treat me like a real person, and act like my money and business is valuable to them.
So my plan is to order a PS4 and enjoy it. It a long with my wiiu, 3ds, vita, ps3 and PC I will be able to play 98% of the games to come out in the next couple of years. Because Nintendo doesn't have a great library but they never made me feel like I was unimportant or putting themselves before me. Sony has made mistakes in the past but they genuinely seem to have learned from them and doing what they can to tell me that they want me to be their customer by not doing everything Microsoft did wrong and even though I need to buy PS+ now for gaming online they still are giving the users a metric fuck ton of content and features for doing so, all for less than Microsoft is offering. So Nintendo and sony and my pc are my gaming pals now and Microsoft no matter what they say or do have lost my business for years to come because their complete disregard for customers has turned me into a scorned lover.
I am not a hypocrite and I will not go back on my word despite what they say or dangle in front of me. Im going to miss out on some games that I would like to play, but considering the overwhelming amount of games to come out every year on other systems I wont care for long because there will always be cross platform games and there will always be exclusives elsewhere to keep me very well entertained from companies that will treat me better.