There is a lot of dumb stuff that you might not realize Microsoft makes you do on Xbox that Nintendo just let's you have on their consoles. Let's take a look.
1. Online use
If buying the Xbox wasn't already enough money with e price of games added on, Microsoft CHARGES you $60 a year to use online. Nintendo just kinda says "You have wifi? Play online!"
You play video games to relax and have fun.... Not to listen to more of the world. Xbox bombs you with a ton of ads, at least one n each page for the 360. I wouldn't mind them so much if they weren't louder than the rest if the sound your home screen makes, but unfortunately it isn't. Now to be fair, Nintendo gets ads to you in some shape or form but it happens so little and often isn't annoying.
Okay, this isn't so much Microsofts fault, but it happens so much on the Xbox I can consider it for comparison.
The DLC is much different. Nintendo's DLC is usually simply add ons. A few more maps, maybe a costume or even a character. They aren't expensive either, no more than $7.
Xbox DLC is like that, but they restrict some of the game unless you pay, and it usually costs a lot of money. For example, Ima gonna throw at you Call of Duty Ghosts. Aliens mode came with the season pass, a whole $60!! Instead of getting a new game, they let you continue the story, THEY LET YOU!! So now instead of playing the same level over and over, you have the option of paying $60 (or $15 per episode) to continue.
Disclaimer: I didn't look vice versa into this, and some stuff mentioned happen on Playstation too.
Tell me if I did good on this.... I tried but I think I might've flunked on this article.
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Things Nintendo gamers take for granted that Microsoft (Xbox) gamers don't have