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    Xbox bad news? Sorry Bill Gates!!

    http://www.gamers.com/news/1308938

    I don't own any consoles but damn shame. As it is MS, they should bounce back.

    Will they? What do you think?

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    how is that bad news? the overall tone of the whole article is that Microsoft does indeed lose money per machine, but they're not exactly hurting for money when it comes down to it.

    didn't Microsoft just commit another 250 million dollars just to advertising?

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    "So, what does this mean for Xbox fans? Well, nothing. Microsoft has said repeatedly that they expect Xbox to lose money, for several years, and they're in it for the long haul (in fact, they fully expect the entire first-generation Xbox to never make a dime). With the kind of profits Microsoft enjoys, a $348 million loss last quarter for the games division ain't exactly gonna sink the company."



    They got into this market late but I believe they have the best product (I've used all of them).

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    Originally posted by indivision
    They got into this market late but I believe they have the best product (I've used all of them).
    Technically, yes. But at this period, i'd rather have a ps2 over an Xbox, only because of the difference in quality games.

    In the long run, I think that the XBox will outsell the Playstation 2 console.

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    microsoft have a cash pile of over $35bn and I'm sure they know they're going to lose money on the X-Box, but they're desperate to have a viable consumer product and will throw cash at it until it works (if).

    for MS selling X-Boxes is more important than making money on X-Boxes.

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    excellent points.

    Problem is the lack of quality of games -- at the end of the day the game developers industry decides the fate of the console.

    I mean for example Gameboy was more successful than Game Gear.

    The only game that tickles me for Xbox is FIFA 2003.

    DigitalOne -- by the time XBox "outsells" PS2, we will have better consoles -- PS3 and XBox-2.

    Anyway, I am off to watch 2DTV on ITV now -- great stuff!

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    This has been the Video game buisness for years guys... this is nothing new.. I believe (pretty sure) every single system in the last 10 years has been sold, at or below cost, that's also why you don't see them going on sales hardly ever..

    the money is not in the hardware, it's all in the software.
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    erm, excuse me?

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    Originally posted by gerbick
    erm, excuse me?
    I think 2DTV is only available in UK.

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    I posted a smiliar article in the CL about a day or so ago.

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    IF I READ ONE MORE THREAD SPECULATING THE X-BOX'S UNLIKELY DEMISE THEN I'M LEAVING!

    NO MORE ANTI-MICROSOFT THREADS!

    YOU SONY FANBOYS ANNOY ME!


    This is just like a real war with all the "Sony soldiers" spreading crappy propaganda. Yes, I owned a Saturn and it died. Don't go raising my paranoia levels with this anti-Xbox BS

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    Yes! Long live the Xbox!

    It's true that there is a greater quantity of games available for PS2 but the major, quality are for the most part available on both. I guess it depends on which games you like and are missing.

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    At the minute the PS has the best games - no doubt. But how many times do we need to hear it? I'm not a "hardcore gamer" by any means but if people kept telling you their TV or house or car was better, then it would start to get annoying.

    Considering the Playstation1 practically dominated the console market, I think the X-Box has put up a damn good fight. Infact, I'd say some people might be running scared of the X-box so they keep on running it down. Whatya afraid of

    *waits for the next wave of big name X-box games to be released*
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    I think it's true, so many people are so 'oh the x-box is crap and the PS2/gamecube rock' that microsoft may find its biggest growth in x-box sales coming from people who are just fed up with all the raving anti-M$ kiddies.


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    Originally posted by tonytryout
    I think 2DTV is only available in UK.
    nope... I meant the other bloke just above me.

    copying games to hard drives is illegal. I don't care what justification you have in place, don't talk about it here at Flashkit - 'tis against the rules. Save it for your friends or elsewhere.

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    What quality games does PS2 have that Xbox does not?

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    Micro$haft should just make a playstation 2 emulator for the xbox

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    Originally posted by indivision
    What quality games does PS2 have that Xbox does not?
    The Getaway *drools*

    (I want that game )

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    Bah. It's not even multiplayer or HD.

    I think PS2 offers more variety for sure. Personally, I'm not considering buying games now unless they are either multi or HD/Widescreen.




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    Didn't Microsoft just commit another 250 million dollars just to advertising?
    A known fact in Advertising is that the worse a product is and the less it benifits the Public the more you have to Advertise it.
    ie Coke and McDonalds and now MIcrosoft
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