The UK's leading games retailer GAME has welcomed Microsoft Xbox One rethink.
Microsoft have shown that they truly understand and value their fan base and the gaming community as a whole,” GAME's Martyn Gibbs told Edge. Microsoft have listened to the feedback of recent weeks and acted on it, putting gamers and the way they wish to access and pay for their gaming at the centre of their plans for the future.
I am immensely impressed with both the speed and the scope of the changes – it shows a real commitment to gamers around the globe. Last night's announcement shows that the industry is driven by the community of gamers, a community Microsoft has grown and supported over many years.
The community has the power to shape the future and I know that gamers everywhere will welcome Microsoft's announcement – we're really excited about the new console and we know the gamers of the UK are too.”
Such has been the enthusiasm from retail to Microsoft's U-turn that it's a bit of a surprise that no-one came out to criticise the moves beforehand.