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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2015, 09:15:03 PM »
Look at how many people abandoned FF when 7 came out

Errrr what? Which version of history are you living in?

VII, X and XIII mark cycles in the life of the series with generations of new and old fans coming and going for a multitude of reasons. Is nothing new really, and XV is gonna continue that "tradition".

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2015, 08:54:49 PM »
well Madden's case it less about Iron clad loyalty, but more of a we own the NFL license issue. Your choices for an NFL game are Madden, Madden  or....Madden. When Sega put out a vastly superior NFL game that was 10 dollars cheaper  and EA were called out about it repeatedly. Instead of getting better and improving EA just bought the NFL license and ended all competition right there cause monopolies are fun!I Have not touched a Football game since.

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2015, 01:25:59 AM »
The only brand I'm really loyal too is Sony. I've never had any problems with any consoles, portables, walkman, discman, or TVs. Yeah I know all electronics are made in one huge factory in China but Sony has done right by me.

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2015, 06:50:59 AM »
Gaming aside, I tend to have more brand loyalty in terms of clothing and sports equipment.

For example, I find that Nautica clothing fits me better than other clothing brands.  Calvin Klein and Express larges are too small, Polo's large is workable, but Nautica's large is just right.  

For cycling gear, I've tried shorts, jerseys, gloves, and tights from several brands and Pearl Izumi kit fits my body the best.  
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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2015, 12:41:29 PM »
I am loyal to Samsung for TVs. I have never had an issue with my Samsungs.

Gamewise-I have a bit of brand loyalty to the Disgaea series. Even when it hasn't been all that good or innovative I have bought them.
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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2015, 02:14:54 PM »
Except for a few instances, I am not brand loyal. Some brands do well in some areas, and poorly in others. So on and so forth. For that reason, I don't think anyone should ever be completely blind to alternatives, as there is no perfect brand (nor will there ever be).

Now, as a head shaver, I'll admit I'm loyal to Dorco razors. Inexpensive and of good quality. It's unbelievable what the bigger names charge for blades/cartridges.

Also, I wouldn't exactly say I'm "loyal" to them, but I do prefer Sony and Samsung electronics. Both have served me well. Actually, I guess it could be said I'm loyal to Samsung when it comes to mobile devices. Both my wife's and my own phone, as well as my tablet and music player, are all Samsung. All are excellent.

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2015, 06:20:06 PM »
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Brand loyalty. I've got a BUNCH!

Electronics/ Sony everything and Hisense televisions. No one knows about hisense because they are low budget TVs but I swear, once calibrated, I appreciate it more than my Toshiba or Samsung.

Coffee/ A family owned supermarket in the US northeast called "wegmans" has some of the best coffee ever (self admitted coffee snob approved varieties available)

Tattoo Machines/ More of machine builder loyalty than brand per se, Gaston and Soba have made machines that took all the effort out of my "work". Seriously, I will likely tattoo with machines made by these folk until I die.

Cigarettes/ Salem and Camel. The end.

SkinnyGirl/ They make this stuff called "Monks Fruit". I can't have/am extremely sensitive and/or allergic to EVERY other form of sugar or sweetener there is including fructose. I spend most of my dietary allowance on this crap to sweeten my wegmans coffee.

Pencils/ Prismacolor. They are the only company that make a suitably soft enough pencil for me to re-create painterly quality saturation on vellum.

Jeans/ For years, being as small as I am I had to buy kids jeans or womens. Then I discovered express skinny jeans. Adult denim pants that aren't emo-teen skin tight. I own multiple pair and they are the only pants I have worn since I was 23-24.

Cups/ Sheetz "hot cups" keep my wegmans coffee warm like a thermus and hold up to microwave cooking. Amazing space age quality styrofoam.
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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2015, 09:40:23 AM »
Brand loyalty only counts when the brand has a good track record.

It doesn't matter what properties a brand has produced, it doesn't matter how cutting-edge their products are, and it doesn't matter if the company appeals to your nostalgia, heritage, or other sensibilities. It matters if a brand manages itself well.

I'm a Nintendo fan because, despite some missteps and the occasional console flop or faltering, they have really strong credibility. It's extremely rare for Nintendo to make a bad decision, even if they march slowly with the pace of technology and don't always do what the public wants or expects. This is the company with an estimated 50 years worth of financial assets saved up, where their competition often runs ferociously close to red zone. I will give Nintendo my money because I want to support what they do, largely because I want more of it.

If Nintendo started fucking up year after year, started making tremendously bad decisions, and effectively pulled a Konami, then yes, my loyalty would and should erode.

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2015, 11:17:32 AM »
If Nintendo started fucking up year after year, started making tremendously bad decisions, and effectively pulled a Konami, then yes, my loyalty would and should erode.

To be honest, I'm less than impressed with Nintendo lately. The whole youtube/streaming crackdown was an incredibly dumb move. The WiiU is pretty much a flop at the moment and if it wasn't for their handhelds and solid first party support they'd be in major trouble.
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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2015, 11:33:57 AM »
If Nintendo started fucking up year after year, started making tremendously bad decisions, and effectively pulled a Konami, then yes, my loyalty would and should erode.

To be honest, I'm less than impressed with Nintendo lately. The whole youtube/streaming crackdown was an incredibly dumb move. The WiiU is pretty much a flop at the moment and if it wasn't for their handhelds and solid first party support they'd be in major trouble.

This is wild conjecture here, but in all honesty, I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo eventually got out of the home console market entirely and just focused on handhelds.  It's interesting because since the 3DS is whooping the ever loving shit out of the Vita (something like 6 to 1) Sony seems to be headed in the opposite direction.  With the Xbone tanking horrendously in Japan, it might come down to Nintendo owning the worldwide market on handhelds (after the demise of my poor beautiful Vita) Sony controlling the Japanese console market and then sharing the US and European market with Microsoft. 

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2015, 01:48:53 PM »
This is wild conjecture here, but in all honesty, I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo eventually got out of the home console market entirely and just focused on handhelds.

I really hope this never happens.
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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2015, 02:27:25 AM »
I wouldn't mind, as long as I can hook that handheld up to my tv somehow and play on a big screen.

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2015, 09:01:33 AM »
I wouldn't mind, as long as I can hook that handheld up to my tv somehow and play on a big screen.
But then you have the problem of the controller...
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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2015, 09:52:40 AM »
RE: Nintendo

It'll be a long walk off a very high bridge before Nintendo ever actually tanks. Unlike Sega and other companies that failed at the console hardware biz, Nintendo is nowhere near financial ruin. Let's remember that the Saturn did so poorly for Sega, they had to have a sugar daddy bail them out. Even if you consider the Wii U a flop (I prefer underperformer, since it doesn't lend itself to exaggeration), the 3DS makes money hand-over-fist, they had an enormously good run with the Wii and DS, and they'll continue to make their great hardware-software combo work.

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2015, 11:30:07 AM »
I wouldn't mind, as long as I can hook that handheld up to my tv somehow and play on a big screen.
But then you have the problem of the controller...

Wireless controller that connects to handheld.