South African Xbox Live issue in the media again

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So it appears that I am famous today…

A big thanks is owed to Ilse from News24 for following up with Microsoft about the lack of Xbox Live in South Africa.

Unfortunately Microsoft’s response has once again fallen far short of what the gamers in South Africa would like to hear.

However there is a slight light at the end of this tunnel.

Cindy White from Microsoft had the following to say

If we could find a smart, cost effective and credible means to collect this data (number of live users in SA), we would love to have the information

So we have an in, if we can prove how many people connect locally they would have to come up with a new excuse. Mind you why don’t they just run a report on their IP logs to see how many South Africa IP’s have connected in the last week?

Anyway if they are still speaking to me I’ll ask them that, if not we are going to need to find a new way… Do we have any analysts in the Xbox arena who would know how to gather effective and credible data? I wonder if Microsoft would be willing to sponsor a targeted market survey?

Hey at least we are staying in the mass media…

Oh and if you are on of my new News24 visitors smile, wave, vote and I hope to see you again, we are here all year 🙂

Last Updated: November 19, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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