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Microsoft bans Xbox One feedback on YouTube

While many Xbox fans are pumped up for the release of the next-generation Xbox One console, it has become apparent that many others are not very impressed this time around. Microsoft’s official Xbox YouTube channel is the home to an official Xbox One highlights package, from the company’s recent Xbox event on May 21.

However, if you visit that page now, you’ll see that Microsoft has decided to disable comments – preventing consumers from giving their feedback on the console. This can be and has been interpreted in many ways as you can imagine, both from those who are saying it’s no big deal, and others who cannot believe that Microsoft are banning users from effectively posting negative feedback on their next console.

One potential reasoning for this is the dislike bar. Have a look right now and you’ll see that there are currently just under 2,000 likes, but almost 8,000 dislikes in return. This obviously doesn’t look good on Microsoft’s side, but is it an even bigger problem to turn around and say – “actually, we don’t want your negative feedback any more?”

Just to point out for those that are not aware – the video initially accepted comments. Elsewhere, a quick glance on Sony’s February PlayStation 4 video on the official channel, and it’s still up – comments section still live with healthy feedback – both positive and negative. Nintendo’s latest Direct presentation is also still buzzing, with an open comment section allowing users to leave their feedback.

Nintendo’s channel is particularly interesting, as there’s actually a lot of comments from users who are saying that Nintendo has ‘failed’ and that users will pick up a PS4 or Xbox One instead. The comment section remains open though, compared to Microsoft who may have buckled under pressure it seems.

What is your reaction to this? Everyone is allowed an opinion, right? Do you think this could backfire against Microsoft, and are you disappointed that you can no longer leave feedback on their channel?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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John Lozano
John Lozano

Im disappointed with gaming in general these days


my biggest fear 4 moneysoft is there goin into a massivley saturated tv market with samsungs smart tvs tivvo`s sky tv itunes ondemand netflixs hulu n many more al of which have established n contract base systems in place im not that lazy i cant wait 2- 3 minutes for my tv or pc to turn over nevermind costing £400 $500 for doin it i want games not tv besides-cable tv is dying people want no ads on demand


Xbox One has smashed preorder records in 1 week! Hahaha….XBOX ONE FTW!!!!!

Jean Pierre Morin

Censoring bad comments on the Internet, a lot of companies are doing it not just Microsoft , soon there won’t be any more real opinions on the Internet just what corporate numnuts wants you to ear.

James Hathaway
James Hathaway

the xbox one has very very similar specs to the ps4. of course it will be able to perform as good and probably better and xbox decided not to announce this until the ‘games’ part of their announcement, E3? Obvioulsy, dumb people who are retarded cant even understand that obviously xbox isnt just going to be some ‘vcr.’ It’s ridiculous, ps3 just flood us with loads of gameplay and we are like oooh thats a great console. Wait for E3, thats when the games console side of Xbox One will come alive. And it will destory ps4. and heck, ps4’s… Read more »

Nathan Gordon
Nathan Gordon

Perhaps if they would have stuck with a game console rather than an overhyped cable box that will work with at least comcast, but prob not TWC and others!

Chris Fink

lol. the flood of negative comments was so bad they turned them off?? lmao!! awww, don’t worry, MSFT, some people will buy your new VCR. remember, at least a few hundred thousand have even bought that failed Wii U, right? #xboxone #x1 #xboxfail #microsoft #youtube #softskin #soreloser


IDK you tell PR.

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