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    Xbox One wins 'Product of the Year' 2014 award in consumer survey

    I'm surprised at this with all that bad press it was getting months ago. Only 40,000 consumers voted but its still a nice accomplishment.
    Xbox One has scooped its first consumer award. Microsoft’s next-gen console won the top home entertainment gong in 2014′s Product of the Year awards.
    Gamespot reports that over 40,000 consumers were consulted through market research company TNS to determine their products of the year in various categories. The full list of winners has been published over on AdWeek.
    Xbox One has topped the ‘Home Entertainment’ bracket, and according to Product of the Year’s organisers the console and its fellow winners will see a 10-15% sales boost as a result of being featured in an accompanying cover feature in Parade Magazine.
    Speaking with Parade, Microsoft director of product planning Albert Penello said, “The gaming console has moved out of the basement and into the living room.”
    Xbox One has currently sold over 3 million units worldwide and counting. Microsoft hopes to get more gamers on board with this UK price cut and Titanfall console bundle.
    What do you make of Xbox One so far?
    http://www.vg247.com/2014/02/26/xbox...nsumer-survey/

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    Nice. Odd to see Xbox One sandwiched between "Premium Wood Finish" and "Rodent Repellent Trash Bags".

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    Lol did they just really say they would receive a 10-15 percent boost in sales because they were featured winners in Parade magazine. Who the $#@! reads parade anymore to know about the winners?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    Nice. Odd to see Xbox One sandwiched between "Premium Wood Finish" and "Rodent Repellent Trash Bags".
    Xbone got beat out by Rodent Repellent Trash Bags. lol

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    Erm, come on Sub....really?!

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    They decided that X1 is the product of the year 2014, in February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mael Duin View Post
    They decided that X1 is the product of the year 2014, in February.

    lol...you have a point, but its no different than those saying it was dead before it even released.

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    If they stuck with there initial plans, they would have been dead on arrival

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    Consider yourself/life validated then.

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    I was a doubter until I got mine at launch. It is definitly an awesome machine. The best overall video game machine? No, PS4 wins that thus far. But for the overall package it is amazing.

    However, my Xbox One is growing on me more and more. I can't wait to see what both systems do in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    lol...you have a point, but its no different than those saying it was dead before it even released.
    You can recover from being dead in the water, not that that was the case with Xb at launch though. "Everyone" knew that wouldn't be the case. Saying that Xbox or any product is the best of the year in Jan/Feb is a new level of absurd though. It's advertisement at best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2D View Post
    You can recover from being dead in the water, not that that was the case with Xb at launch though. "Everyone" knew that wouldn't be the case. Saying that Xbox or any product is the best of the year in Jan/Feb is a new level of absurd though. It's advertisement at best!
    Well, it won best home entertainment. You cant really say there is another product out there coming this year that will do more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Well, it won best home entertainment. You cant really say there is another product out there coming this year that will do more.
    Lol. you're funny.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Serinous View Post
    Lol. you're funny.
    just to clarify. You did say:
    Originally Posted by K2D
    You can recover from being dead in the water, not that that was the case with Xb at launch though. "Everyone" knew that wouldn't be the case. Saying that Xbox or any product is the best of the year in Jan/Feb is a new level of absurd though. It's advertisement at best!
    Its not absurd to say its the best home entertainment device unless you know of something else coming that performs the same functions. You are reading too much into the title. It won the award but for only one category. Its not saying its the best overall product of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Well, it won best home entertainment. You cant really say there is another product out there coming this year that will do more.
    We won't know until December, now will we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    We won't know until December, now will we?
    I was wondering this - how are they basing it? Year to year? Features? Because if that were the case, a NUMBER of things should'could win.

    I can see the next iPhone/Android (phone or tablet) winning it (not necessarily this award, but you know, proper ones.. )

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    Only 40,000 people voted? Was the poll held on the Xbox forum or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admartian View Post
    I was wondering this - how are they basing it? Year to year? Features? Because if that were the case, a NUMBER of things should'could win.

    I can see the next iPhone/Android (phone or tablet) winning it (not necessarily this award, but you know, proper ones.. )
    Well....how are they basing Huggies Designer Tubs winning? Did they weigh the amount of $#@! it pulled off a baby's ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal View Post
    Only 40,000 people voted? Was the poll held on the Xbox forum or something?
    I found the answer.

    The 40,000 consumers who vote are independently recruited by TNS to represent the national grocery shopping population.
    http://productoftheyearusa.com/process/the-research/

    Yes! Grocery shoppers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    I found the answer.



    http://productoftheyearusa.com/process/the-research/

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    One more for the Box quote!

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    lol.....oh....and "winning" cost Microsoft $70k. Cuz this is all a big marketing scheme. You have to enter your product and if you are "chosen" as a "finalist"....ya pay $7,000. The chosen finalists are then voted on by a bunch of grocery shoppers, apparently. If you get the top vote.....ya get to pay another $63k to be able to say your product was "Product of the Year" based on "market research". lol....what bull$#@!.

    I'm going to talk to Steven. PSU is doing its "game of the year" thing all wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    lol.....oh....and "winning" cost Microsoft $70k. Cuz this is all a big marketing scheme. You have to enter your product and if you are "chosen" as a "finalist"....ya pay $7,000. The chosen finalists are then voted on by a bunch of grocery shoppers, apparently. If you get the top vote.....ya get to pay another $63k to be able to say your product was "Product of the Year" based on "market research". lol....what bull$#@!. I'm going to talk to Steven. PSU is doing its "game of the year" thing all wrong.
    Lmao! Thats classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admartian View Post
    I was wondering this - how are they basing it? Year to year? Features? Because if that were the case, a NUMBER of things should'could win.

    I can see the next iPhone/Android (phone or tablet) winning it (not necessarily this award, but you know, proper ones.. )
    i dont see see any other home entertainment device that does so many different things. It does cover a wide variety of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33x View Post
    Erm, come on Sub....really?!
    Times are hard for a MS fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercrow View Post
    Xbone got beat out by Rodent Repellent Trash Bags. lol
    ROFL. I guess the X1 has to be noticed somewhere.

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