As the release date for the Xbox One inches closer, the Xbox One Console Standard Edition Forum is getting hot on the Amazon Customer Discussion forums. The latest Microsoft Xbox product will be eligible for pre-order on November 22, with a release date of December 31. Amazon has a disclaimer on the product listing page, "This product is not guaranteed at release date of November 22 due to high demand." List price on Amazon is $499.96 and buyers can add the item to their cart, however, their account won't actually be charged until the item ships.
What are gamers talking about on the forums?
Meanwhile, on the Xbox One Console Standard Edition Forum on Amazon, gamers are busy discussion the pros and cons of the new system. In a discussion started on October 18 titled "Do not buy this, it will break," and a laundry list of reasons why the console may overheat. There are 156 comments on this discussion. In another discussion titled, "Which Xbox One Games are you pre-ordering," the games Assassin's Creed 4, Call of Duty Ghosts, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Ryse, and Madden are mentioned.
PS4 versus XBox One
As on most customer forums,there is a lot of arguing about PS4 versus Xbox One. The busiest thread, titled "XBox One, One step forward, and 2 steps back?" is a long conversation with over 200 comments discussing Sony versus Microsoft in general. Also mentioned is the used game market, technology trends, Ipad games, industry standards, and other tech talk. Zspaceranger commented, "The problem is the corporatization of the game industry. Any time you have suits running a business instead of the thinkers and innovators your company will slide down hill faster than a Precious on a snowboard. This is what happened to Microsoft, went from being the Google of the industry to Steve Ballmer and his army of zombies walking around in suits."
Read more on the Amazon Xbox One Console Standard Edition Forum. Anyone who is a customer in good standing can reply to an existing discussion or start a new one. All visitors to Amazon.com can read discussions.