My brother and I have been frequently debating the viability of Microsoft's position going forward, and he pointed out this article which came as somewhat of a surprise to me.
Tech Radar goes on to report that since the Xbox One reveal, Blockbuster (Yes, apparently they still exist) U.K. has received a record breaking number of pre-orders for the console. Surpassing the PS4 in about 24 hours, not to mention that the PS4 has been available for pre-order since February.
In spite of the negative press, and the growing number of concerns held by gamers, perhaps Microsoft delivered their message to an audience un-wavered by the recent debacle.
How do you interpret this? Is Blockbuster U.K. a strange anomaly? Or will Microsoft be successful in spite of the current opinions of the vocal few?