I am as big of an Xbox supporter as they get. I purchased an XBox at launch, I have 2 XBox One's pre-ordered, I have been a member of Xbox Live Gold since day one on the original XBox, and I own over 850 games for both systems (roughly 300 for XBox, 400 for 360 and 150 XBox Live Arcade titles). All but 4 of those games were purchased brand new, from retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. In other words, I don't know how I would support this brand any more than I already do.
That being said, I have grown more and more upset over the huge difference in value of the premium online memberships (Xbox Live Gold & PS+), and the huge difference in regards to sales and deals. Sony is absolutely destroying MS on this front. Between Sony's free to play service and the great sales they have on a pretty much weekly basis....well, its just puts Xbox Live Gold and MS's sales to shame. The sales actually started to get better earlier this year but then they wen't right back to being crappy again like 4 weeks before the Summer of Arcade. The games for gold program, which was no doubt started to complete with Sony's free to play service (even if MS denies it), has been a monumental letdown. There hasn't been a single game yet that I didn't already own. So many people were complaining that MS came out andaddress the games for gold program, stating that the program wasn't a way of competing with Sony, that it was just a way of reintroducing games to the classics. How utterly worthless.
I expect one thing and one thing only from MS in regards to this market and that is for them to be competitive. The fact that MS makes VASTLY more money than Sony....well, it just makes the gap between these companies, at least in this regard, that much more unacceptable. If Sony can afford a program like free to play, that so can MS and if Sony can afford to have quality sales on a pretty much weekly basis, than so can MS. From what I have heard, most developers want their titles to go on sale and some have complained (Super Meat Boy), that it took way too long for their title to be put on sale and that they tried to get it put on sale sooner. With almost 50 million Xbox Live members, MS is pulling in at least 1.3-1.6 Billion a year just from Gold memberships ALONE!!! Time to give a little back and put the Xbox Live Gold membership in line with Sony's PS+. Time for MS to get competitive!!