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Topic: Microsoft shills at WiiU Best Buy events?

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Phatosaurus

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At my best buy, the rep told us they only got one Station to set up. They expect low numbers that turned out to be completely wrong. There was up around 200 people in line at any time before 40 minutes till 8pm.

Rep told me they were completely unprepared for the event turnout numbers.

A best buy employee also talked about how Microsoft and Sony have contracts with them to limit competitor demo stations allowed in different stores.

Also in another thread I saw how a Microsoft employee visited a best buy to talk about the Xbox One.

The same thing happened to me where a dude in a Grey-white shirt showed up and asked why everyone was in line. We said Wii U. He said Why?! Why not just go pre-order the Xbox One. He talked about the Xbox One and started to talk to others in line.

People in line told him to leave them alone. He didn't wear a Microsoft t-shirt though.w

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Companies promote their product all the time so what?

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SCAR392

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RancidVomit86 wrote:

Companies promote their product all the time so what?

It comes off as trying to crash Nintendo's party.
It doesn't really matter, though, because anyone interested in whatever console probably won't be convinced otherwise.
I would have told the guy that I was buying both of the consoles. There's no problem with that.

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6ch6ris6

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haha that is so stupid.

now dont come with "well that's the buisness. that's how the world goes." sure but that is still STUPID
if you want people to buy your product then give them a good product

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Considering the current atmosphere, any Xbox One shilling would come off as an embarassing joke.

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19Robb92

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That's good, maybe they'll get some intel on how to make a gaming system worth buying.

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shingi_70

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Who Cares. All Best buys are being turned Microsoft stores.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/13/us-microsoft-market...

If I were an employee I'd be pushing my product as well.

Also pretty sure having contracts to limit space is illegal.

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shingi_70

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19Robb92 wrote:

That's good, maybe they'll get some intel on how to make a gaming system worth buying.

The PS4 wasn't there?

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Microsoft's attempts to be the most shameless and pathetic company possible are an endless source of entertainment.

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Whopper744

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6ch6ris6 wrote:

haha that is so stupid.

now dont come with "well that's the buisness. that's how the world goes." sure but that is still STUPID
if you want people to buy your product then give them a good product

Yeah I agree. Doesn't surprise me this went on though. I could easily see Microsoft or Sony for that matter pulling this crap.

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shingi_70

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kkslider5552000 wrote:

Microsoft's attempts to be the most shameless and pathetic company possible are an endless source of entertainment.

Eh Only their Xbox stuff is bad. Even that's arguable when you look at the fact that while the console will fail horribly the One is way ahead of time. Microsoft has had success in positioning other parts of its business as more services and they're attempting to do it for games. Its going to fail horribly but sadly the Xbox One future is going to happen sooner or later. Its probably the the Gen after Wii U/One/PS4.

Games are the only main tech/entertainment market that hasn't made the jump too being a mostly digital service. Thought the 24 hour limit makes no sense as other Microsoft software products don't so it. If they got rid of that time limit I'd be happy to buy a one day one and go all digital.

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Xbox One is really just terrible.

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Wow, that's sad. It's like MS is that poor awkward kid that wants everyone to be their friend, yet can't quite figure out that it takes more than just walking up to someone and asking them to be best friends.

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sonicfan1373

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I heard these reports as well, it is extremely unprofessional of Microsoft to be doing this; if they want people to pre-order their new console then they should have created an attractive proposition for their customers not come around and trash a competitors product. Nintendo can sue Microsoft for conducting illegal anti-competitive business practices.

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ROFL. That's I'd really d*****baggy but just shows how desperate they are. This made my day.

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Wow, and I think Microsoft couldn't sink any lower. Guess I was wrong there.

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Microsoft you just keep digging that hole......

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NintyMan

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This didn't happen at the Best Buy event I went to, but I wouldn't be surprised of such a thing. If this guy really was an undercover Microsoft worker infiltrating a Wii U event, then that's even worse than a full-blown representative coming to crash the party. That's just being sneaky.

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They aren't even trying. I mean, WHO SAYS "Why don't you pre-order an Xbox One?"

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