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Local is lekker, albeit restricted…

December 16, 2012 Leave a comment

So as usual I am spending my Sunday night outside braaing some chicken, although red meat is the norm, and I am going through some social media, forums and blog posts. One of the forums I frequently visit at night is the local XBox forum, and there are usually some interesting post and great discussions.

So tonight some noob posted a question about registering on XBox live and he wanted to know if he should create a local SA account or an international account. Now for those who do not know, the local marketplace is a bit limited in content, but still has some great stuff. And for the most part, all or most new content does come to our marketplace. Some of the older stuff however is not available. Ad the main reason for this is that all content has to be rated all over again, which takes time. This is something that is being addressed, but will take time.

Noe sometime ago, SA was notified that they will get the marketplace and I was first in line to change my account for this. And several other local did the same, and sure, we were disappointed, but we knew things will eventually improve and we will stick it out. Several months later I did create a second US account as I wanted some stuff that was not locally available, but my secondary account is only used in those situations.

What this means is that because I use my primary SA account I am being counted. Al for all intense purposes, it means I am a sale. And that there is continuous activity and this helps local stats. The same goes for my iTunes account. Yes, having a Us account will get me much more more, but how is that helping the local marketplaces.

Unless you can be counted by accounts and not IP, you can not help improve things locally.

So to all the locals out there that continue to use primary marketplace accounts, on whatever service you have, local is lekker and albeit a bit limited, you being counted is what will help improve things for the rest. So change your accounts to local and be lekker!!!

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