Published: Tuesday, Dec. 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
One question on quality might be related to the question of where these items
are manufactured? I would submit that an item manufactured in a Chinese factory
where people have no real choice but to be there might have more quality
problems than an item produced in a workplace where people would like to be by
their own choice.
Yes, the PS4 was released only two weeks prior, but the XBox One came out the
week after that. I don't think that played much of a role for either
console. PS4 sold much better on initial release, so one possible explanation
could be that XBox One buyers were more inclined to wait for the Black Friday
deals than PS4 buyers. This makes a lot of sense when you consider the XBox One
costs $100 more.
@JP I agree. If you read the list the author put together on the top 20 items it
is clear there is a lot of fanboy bias bleeding through. The 2DS, PS3, & PS4
all get snarky comments while the Xbox 360 and Xbox One get painted very
positively. It's clear the author is an Xbox fanboy and his bias is there
for everyone to read in the article. To the author: Bias has no place in
reporting, leave it for the comments section! Please re-write your articles.
DVD:Where do you get the idea that Chinese factory workers are
forced to work in factories? This sounds like the garbage that U.S. unions have
been spouting for many years.I have personally visited 2 different
Chinese factories and spoke to a woman from Hong Kong who purposely infiltrated
a Chinese factory to learn how bad it was. The truth? She said she was
surprised by how good the conditions were (compared to the Chinese villages
where these workers came from). Chinese are begging for these jobs... BY
CHOICE. Why? Because the alternative for nearly all of them is to be back in
the village struggling to grow or earn enough to eat (and largely failing). The
factories provide dramatically higher wages and life style than these people can
get anywhere else in China. If there is a product quality difference, it has
nothing to do with the quality of the workers. (The quality of the parts used,
perhaps, but even that is rapidly changing.)
DVDyou have not a clue. Wake up-its not 1970 anymore.
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