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"MS's reported loss" , posted Fri 15 Nov 20:28post reply


Story Here

dont know if this was posted already.






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"Re(1):MS's reported loss" , posted Fri 15 Nov 20:37post reply


quote:
Story Here

dont know if this was posted already.



I know Microsoft has buckets of money to throw around and all, but when do they officially let the XBox die and go to console hell along with the 3DO and Phillips CDI?





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"Re(2):MS's reported loss" , posted Fri 15 Nov 20:52post reply


quote:
Story Here

dont know if this was posted already.


I know Microsoft has buckets of money to throw around and all, but when do they officially let the XBox die and go to console hell along with the 3DO and Phillips CDI?



Oh they don't have buckets of money, they have oceans of money.

The future of the x-box is weird. On the one hand, Microsoft has built the ultimate console and has the funds to push it forever. If Microsoft keeps pushing the x-box long enough, the machine will succeed.

Here is how I think its going to work or fail.

Imaginary Statistics for Right Now
Percentage of gamers with an X-Box in the world: 15%
Percentage of support from Japanese game companies: 35%

Right now, the Japanese game developers are thinking two things. (a) we want there to be more then one console in the market, and one of those consoles better be a Japanese one. And (b) which is, what costs more, to make MGS3 for the PS2 or for the XBox, and which version will sell more. Right now, if you released MGS3 for the PS2 and XBOX, the PS2 version would sell more cause there are more PS2s.

In summary, Microsoft needs to give away the darn machine in order to succeed in this business. They have the best machine but everyone already has a PS2. People buy the Gamecube cause of Mario/Link/Metroid. X-Box has only a few must have titles. It will take a few N64 failures for Nintendo to die, and so far, the Gamecube will not be one of those failures.

Prediction? Microsoft will not stop supporting the X-Box. Not until X-Box 2 comes out. Microsoft will never win the console wars. It may become #2 in the US, but maybe not #2 worldwide and certainly not in Japan. If MS hangs in there long enough, they'll become a permanent #3 player, by virtue of not giving up.

$100 Gamecube? Yeah, I want one of those. At least competition is making the boxes cheaper.





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"Re(3):MS's reported loss" , posted Fri 15 Nov 22:27post reply


quote:
Story Here

dont know if this was posted already.


I know Microsoft has buckets of money to throw around and all, but when do they officially let the XBox die and go to console hell along with the 3DO and Phillips CDI?


Oh they don't have buckets of money, they have oceans of money.

The future of the x-box is weird. On the one hand, Microsoft has built the ultimate console and has the funds to push it forever. If Microsoft keeps pushing the x-box long enough, the machine will succeed.

Here is how I think its going to work or fail.

Imaginary Statistics for Right Now
Percentage of gamers with an X-Box in the world: 15%
Percentage of support from Japanese game companies: 35%

Right now, the Japanese game developers are thinking two things. (a) we want there to be more then one console in the market, and one of those consoles better be a Japanese one. And (b) which is, what costs more, to make MGS3 for the PS2 or for the XBox, and which version will sell more. Right now, if you released MGS3 for the PS2 and XBOX, the PS2 version would sell more cause there are more PS2s.

In summary, Microsoft needs to give away the darn machine in order to succeed in this business. They have the best machine but everyone already has a PS2. People buy the Gamecube cause of Mario/Link/Metroid. X-Box has only a few must have titles. It will take a few N64 failures for Nintendo to die, and so far, the Gamecube will not be one of those failures.

Prediction? Microsoft will not stop supporting the X-Box. Not until X-Box 2 comes out. Microsoft will never win the console wars. It may become #2 in the US, but maybe not #2 worldwide and certainly not in Japan. If MS hangs in there long enough, they'll become a permanent #3 player, by virtue of not giving up.

$100 Gamecube? Yeah, I want one of those. At least competition is making the boxes cheaper.



Yeah, there needs to be competition so one company doesn't start to slack. However it's just annoying hope Microsoft keeps itself alive through shear depth of pockets when any other company would have gone bankrupt over such a poor business plan.





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"Re(4):MS's reported loss" , posted Sat 16 Nov 00:57post reply


How much was the Rare buyout again?





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"Re(5):MS's reported loss" , posted Sat 16 Nov 03:27post reply


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How much was the Rare buyout again?



Roughly half of Bill Gates' spare pocket change.