Is It Ethically Sound To Want The PS4 To Totally Dominate?
Fans will be fans, but is it right to hope for lopsided domination? Does it make good business sense? Is it ethical?
Many have said they want the PlayStation 4 to dominate the upcoming generation, and to hell with Microsoft and the Xbox One. The Wii U is in there somewhere but honestly, at this point, I believe Nintendo will be a non-factor in this generation. Sorry, but I say it's true.
Anyway, there are several concepts to consider. Firstly, there's the "competition begets quality" maxim, which is pretty straightforward- the more competition there is, the harder the competitors work to produce better and better products, if only to top the other guy. There are plenty of examples of the veracity of this theory in all business. Secondly, you've got the idea that electronic diversity and variety is good for the consumer, as it gives us options. If one manufacturer ruled the roost, we'd sort of be at their mercy, right? Maybe things like innovation and variety would suffer.
That all being said, I have never been a fan of Microsoft. I'm no expert, but every piece of news I've seen concerning that company has led me to believe they care not one whit about the customer. The Xbox One announcement was only further proof of that in my eyes. Sometimes, despite the aforementioned logical principles, we just have to ask ourselves: Who do I want to support? Personally, I don't think Microsoft deserves my money. I'm all for competition and variety but if I have something against your product, I'm not going to buy it. Maybe if more people think this way, that will prompt future quality and good decisions.
What do you say?
7/17/2013 1:01:32 AM Ben Dutka