Sure, many gamers have been calling Microsoft’s recent Xbox 360 generous giveaway this morning nothing more than a bribe, but does it even matter? This is by far one of the biggest things to happen to gaming, and one of the smartest moves Microsoft could have done this year.
The Oprah effect is exactly what Microsoft did today, back in 2004 Oprah Winfrey gave over 200 brand new cars to her audience, which in return has been a huge success for her show. So, whether people think it was a bribe or not, Microsoft’s generosity was huge, and a proven marketing scheme that is a win win situation for gamers and companies.
So, how will Sony top this generosity? Perhaps Sony’s scheme is different, maybe free MOVE packages? Or maybe Sony had no plans to do what Microsoft did, but you better believe that their plans, may have changed today.