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Are you Sick of the Xbox 360 Already? We are. - Are you Sick of the Xbox 360 Already? We are.
Mon, April 19 2004 | 10:23PM | PermaLink Feedback?

The Microsoft Xbox 360 has been in North American stores for a matter of hours, and most of us at PCSTATS already wish the infernal box was wiped from the face of the earth. Why such harsh contempt for the Microsoft's bundle of gaming fun you wonder?

Easy answer - Xbox 360 SPAM.

Each time Apple, Microsoft and Sony release a new mass-consumer product, the flood gates of SPAM from third-party interests open wide. "Enter this contest!" Click here to win an Xbox360" - it just doesn't end... Granted, as Editor-in-Chief of PCSTATS I draw in more SPAM and virus emails in one day then most individuals will see in a month, but I'd wager that over the long term consumers get just as frustrated with the constant scams and spams flogging the Xbox 360.

I have to wonder if the six-figure salaried marketing reps at Microsoft realize the damage being done to their billion dollar product by SPAM such as this little pest that has already visited my inbox 30 times today? The Xbox 360 is now more annoying to me than a thousand mosquito's, and since PCSTATS speaks to millions of people each week, that message is invariably going to be passed along like a bad case of Malaria.

Microsoft isn't sending me this SPAM, but they might as well be. If you consider the combined exposure to legitimate Xbox 360 advertisements in radio, television, Internet, print, on billboards and those in SPAM, I'd estimate that we're being advertised to at the rate of about once every 60 seconds all day long. Buy Xbox 360. Win Xbox 360. See Xbox 360.

Less than 24-hours into its release, and as far as I'm concerned the Microsoft Xbox 360 and SPAM are already one and the same. Both are annoying, supremely pesky things!

Agree or disagree - let us know your opinion here.

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