I only understand currency when it's converted into prostitutes whose worth is then deduced by bacon sandwiches, but when I paid £800 probably more for my PC which probably isn't as powerful as the xbox one and does a lot of stuff 'I don't even want' like picture editors etc, I didn't bat an eye. Maybe it was a lot more bacon sandwiches than I realise, but I think in life you get what you pay for, I wanted simplicity, power and reliability and I paid for it.
Back in 2005, I wonder what the £280 would actually be in todays money value? Whilst I do agree the price conversion is really off as playfully as I quote out of context figures, I'm not sure £429 is bad, if you get a free game with it? Or free gold membership? This is what ms can do to sweeten the blow without backtracking their figures, sure you can get a ps4 but you'd need to pay for a new game... (shut up about it still being cheaper lol). It's an issue for ms in my opinion, but there's brand loyalty.
I asked my brother if he'd get a PS4 or Xbox One without telling him anything, he said an Xbox One, I told him the prices, he said an Xbox One. I asked why and he said he loves xbox and live, if his mates got one, he'd get one - and apparently they're all saying the same thing. These are the kids of the age who would ask ma n pa until they got what they wanted.
It's all in the game...
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