Unboxing – A Silly YouTube Trend

What’s the big deal? There are unboxing videos all over YouTube. Why? This is such an unnecessary trend. Is this some form of self-gratification? Showing off to the world something that they don’t have. I could understand these videos if the main goal was to educate the consumer; to give them an idea of not only the quality of the product but the value for their dollar, but this does not seem to be the case. Why would a video of the unboxing of the Game of Thrones blu-ray be useful to anyone? ANYONE can own this. It’s easy to come by and there’s no science to it. Unwrap shrink-wrap, open case, play blu-ray. Easy.  There does seem to be one positive side effect however – the underground market of homebrewers and crafters of reproduction carts could see a boost in sales from this trend.

This is a prime example of what’s ridiculous about this trend. You don’t need a video describing each and every aspect of the item as it’s being unpacked. “The first thing you’re going to see is the headset itself” No kidding. Thanks guy. My own two eyes would never have been able to perceive that without your help. What makes this video worse is that this guy sounds like a total bro.

I’m glad to see someone shares my sentiments on unboxing

Here’s an example of a repro. The video may be garbage, but it serves a purpose. It shows a quality product that we can’t find on shelves. It helps people in the indie video game business with genuine consumer feedback.

This is the only unboxing video I’ve found that’s worth watching. I’ve posted this one before, but it’s worth watching again. He’s my favorite

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About hypergorilla

I plays games.... a lot

Posted on July 10, 2012, in Not Reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This gave me an amazing idea: buy a package of underwear and do an unboxing video, but the kicker is you shitstain one of the underwears beforehand, and place it neatly back in the package. Then during the video you act all surprised and ruckusized when you get to the soiled undergarment! It’s youtube gold if you ask me.

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