AC has provided a new analysis on why the banning of 360's is a bad move from MS. The argument revolves around the idea that banning systems was foolish considering we are entering the holiday season now. The bans are causing confusion, for example at GameStop a mother bought a PS3 for her son instead of an Xbox 360 because she thought he could get banned for downloading content.
<blockquote>By banning modded X-Box 360s right now, Microsoft is sending a message to not only those customers that have hacked their X-Box 360s, but also to those that are considering purchasing an X-Box 360 in the future. This is especially true for those that will be purchasing on during the holiday shopping season. Microsoft is pushing the fact that they will not stand for those people that use their X-Box-360s in any way other than it was intended.
I was at GameStop the other day and listened to a customer's questions about Microsoft's banning of modded X-Box 360s. The worker tried to explain that this banning was for those people that hacked their X-Box 360. The customer was worried that if her child downloaded any kind of content through the X-Box 360 that this might constitute a reason for a banning for her son's system. She was confused, so she decided to purchase a PS3 instead. I was told by the manager at that GameStop that this was not an isolated incident. They had received over 50 calls that day about the banning.</blockquote>
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