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.