I have a naive reason for wanting to buy this....

#1ExtremelyFatGuyPosted 4/13/2013 2:39:47 AM
Because I've never owned an American made console, and not only is Microsoft based in the U.S., they are based in the same state (Washington) that I live in. So I thought that would be cool. IMO the Japanese perspective is kinda too rigid and I'd like to see it challenged. We'll see how it goes.
#22NIKNIMPosted 4/13/2013 3:05:24 AM
What have you been playing for the last 10yrs and have you ever had an Atari VCS?
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#3FayeLadyPosted 4/13/2013 4:39:17 AM
I'm afraid the Xbox is only as "American made" as the typical phone sold by Motorola or Apple. The Companies may be based in the states, but that doesn't mean they don't take advantage of the cheap Chinese labor/supply chain
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#4EoinPosted 4/13/2013 5:14:11 AM
Xbox consoles are made in the same country as PlayStation consoles, and supported by developers from various countries in approximately the same ratio. The idea that one console is more "American" than another is naive.
#5ExtremelyFatGuy(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2013 12:27:19 PM
Eoin posted...
Xbox consoles are made in the same country as PlayStation consoles, and supported by developers from various countries in approximately the same ratio. The idea that one console is more "American" than another is naive.


I meant the mentality behind it, not where it is physically made.
#6ExtremelyFatGuy(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2013 12:27:53 PM
2NIKNIM posted...
What have you been playing for the last 10yrs and have you ever had an Atari VCS?


Skipped this past generation. Never had Atari VCS.
#7AlphrinPosted 4/13/2013 6:58:25 PM
Why not get a 360, then? It'll satisfy your craving for an American console, it already has an established library, and it's less expensive.
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#8SuibomPosted 4/13/2013 7:34:35 PM
Eoin posted...
Xbox consoles are made in the same country as PlayStation consoles, and supported by developers from various countries in approximately the same ratio. The idea that one console is more "American" than another is naive.


While that's true, the third party support does tend to land Xbox more heavily on the West side of games, while the PS3 is much more supported by the East.

So for me it's not too much of a stretch to call the Xbox brand an American system.
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#9YukitoRamboPosted 4/13/2013 11:55:00 PM
ExtremelyFatGuy posted...
Because I've never owned an American made console, and not only is Microsoft based in the U.S., they are based in the same state (Washington) that I live in. So I thought that would be cool. IMO the Japanese perspective is kinda too rigid and I'd like to see it challenged. We'll see how it goes.


If Microsoft bails out of console wars tomorrow, it's not like Sony won't have competition. Nintendo will keep challenging it by taking away titles that got popularized on Sony's and Microsoft's platform to make it theirs. Fatal Frame/Zero series? Monster Hunter? Certain Resident Evil games? Bayonetta?

Let's also not forget that new players are also joining the war, such as Ouya and maybe Nvidia.

And if Adam Orth's attitude represents the entirety of Microsoft's executives' sentiment towards their own customers, I want them to get the **** out.
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#10ExtremelyFatGuy(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2013 12:37:48 AM
Alphrin posted...
Why not get a 360, then? It'll satisfy your craving for an American console, it already has an established library, and it's less expensive.


Doesn't have anything I want. Too many dark and overly violent titles. Don't care about online either.