Is there a reason that there are almost NO demo systems anywhere?

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User Info: Clutch41007

Clutch41007
3 years ago#1
The nearest Microsoft Store is over three hours away from me. The closest thing I've seen to a demo setup is at WalMart, and that was explicitly labeled as non-functional.

Interpret this however you want, but as crap as the PS4 demo stations are...at least they're live. What gives?
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User Info: Hucast9

Hucast9
3 years ago#2
Clutch41007 posted...
The nearest Microsoft Store is over three hours away from me. The closest thing I've seen to a demo setup is at WalMart, and that was explicitly labeled as non-functional.

Interpret this however you want, but as crap as the PS4 demo stations are...at least they're live. What gives?


I was thinking the same thing. I haven't seen 1 demo station for Xbox One, but I will say that I haven't looked for demo stations at most of the stores i've been to. I looked in a couple Gamestops, and Best Buy. What I wanted to do was feel the Xbox One controller.

User Info: Suicidal_KO

Suicidal_KO
3 years ago#3
My local Gamestop has one.

User Info: TheGam3925

TheGam3925
3 years ago#4
Because the stores would have to download the day one patch in order for the console to function.
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User Info: segamaster316

segamaster316
3 years ago#5
There's no real reason for it at this point. I guess they don't yet feel they need to actually work to sell the units yet.
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User Info: aszsith

aszsith
3 years ago#6
Why take a system away from being able to be sold so that people can stand in the store and play it for free? Playing in a store for a little while isn't going to convince you to buy the system. No one sinks $500 down unless they were already thinking about doing it.
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User Info: Tigercml

Tigercml
3 years ago#8
PC Richards had one but the idiots had the system standing on its side in an old 360 demo case. I wonder if it still works.
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User Info: mcnichoj

mcnichoj
3 years ago#9
aszsith posted...
Why take a system away from being able to be sold so that people can stand in the store and play it for free? Playing in a store for a little while isn't going to convince you to buy the system. No one sinks $500 down unless they were already thinking about doing it.
Na, some dope that doesn't even know they're out yet will see a demo station and be all like "dawg dese grafexs are dowp".
I've seen it happen a few times.
Usually though it's liek you said, people go to the store knowing what they're getting already and the cost heavily outweighs the reward.
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User Info: segamaster316

segamaster316
3 years ago#10
Having demo units will sell a few on the spot. What's even better is that some may guarantee future sales. The customer may not have the money that day but what about a month later?
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