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    Default Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Situation not as good as it seems



    Although Xbox 360 sales have beaten those of its competitor, the PS3, it seems that not everything is as great as it seems at first glance. Although Microsoft wasn’t quite shy of telling the world how it beat its fierce competitor, we’re now seeing some interesting news about how will this affect the company.

    Recent price cuts have seen the 360 fare pretty well, but it seems like it might have a negative effect on the company. Gamingfront.net reports that while Sony’s revenues increased this year, Microsoft’s share went down most likely due to Xbox 360 price cuts.

    So the actual problem arises from the actual sustainability, which will probably depend on the software sales and such. So, we might actually see the console wars switch to title wars, as these just might decide on who stays and who bites the dust.

    It might seem that Sony’s speech on Xbox 360’s lack of longevity had more truth to it than we initially thought, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    More here.



    a comment about this issue:
    You realize this is REVENUE, revenue by itself is almost meaningless, that is simply the total cash passing through from the sale of goods. Higher priced goods will always bring higher revenues as long as someone is buying them.

    It is profits that count,profit is the part of those revenues that the company actually gets to keep! This article states that Sony is earning more than MS, but this is deceptive, because we are only shown revenues and no profits.

    Profits are what really matter, Sony always focuses on revenue when they are outsold in an effort to spin the outlook on poor performance, what this article does is the same thing, except you guys are not Sony, so you are basically doing it for them. Are you getting paid for such a service?
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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Microsoft is suffereing because of the financial depression, not because of this stupid XBOX issue. Lolol! Microsoft became this big without XBOX, I think they can manage a little profit without it. And, who worite this article. Shares don't go down because you sold a "little" of 1 on MANY things. :// I'm confused.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    prblm nai ... microsoft-er backup hishabe windows 7 ase
    nd who cares?
    pc plaform-e is the great
    shamanno koyekta great game-er jonno ki dorker eto console nia matha ghamanor


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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by pollob.codename13 View Post
    prblm nai ... microsoft-er backup hishabe windows 7 ase
    nd who cares?
    pc plaform-e is the great
    shamanno koyekta great game-er jonno ki dorker eto console nia matha ghamanor
    windows 7 as backup ? rumor is that it'll be free for certain vista users. so I dont think they'll get much from it.

    Xbox 360 is not in trouble (Might seem strange coming from me as I myself own a PS3 ). Xbox 360 wont be in the market enough to be in trouble. I expect Microsoft to announce a new Xbox at the end of this year. And I expect it to release next year. 360 is already saturated in terms of power. But PS3 is far from being utilized to max. Even Killzone 2 uses about 50-60% of PS3's power.

    Dont start the good old Console vs PC argument. It'll go on and on ....only-PC gamers are missing some of the greatest games of all time. God of War, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo to name a few. There's nothing in the pc that can compare to these. If you dont own a console and a pc , you dont really have a valid opinion to pass on the matter really. And if there wasnt any piracy going on, I really doubt that you'd vouch for PC that much.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by [TH7][cRu$h] View Post
    And if there wasnt any piracy going on, I really doubt that you'd vouch for PC that much.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    ZUne is in more trouble than the 360. MS will invest more and more in the 360 till they bring Sony to their knees. That's what MS does. However this recession will stop that from happening. MS has already closed some of it's game studios, and it's more likely that Zune is next. A new zune won't do anything for them, but a new console will definitely help. Expect one in late 2010 along with halo 4 and gears 3.
    Last edited by aayman; January 27th, 2009 at 18:45.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by aayman_farzand View Post
    Zine is in more trouble than the 360. MS will invest more and more in the 360 till they bring Sony to their knees. That's what MS does. However this recession will stop that from happening. MS has already closed some of it's game studios, and it's more likely that Zune is next. A new zune won't do anything for them, but a new console will definitely help. Expect one in late 2010 along with halo 4 and gears 3.
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    oh lol....i typed that message from my phone and accidently gave a Groan instead of a Thanks. Fixed now

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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by aayman_farzand View Post
    oh lol....i typed that message from my phone and accidently gave a Groan instead of a Thanks. Fixed now
    oh lolz. and I was there really confused ... :s

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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    I think the only thing MS needs to worry about the 360 is its low sales in Japan, and even that's gone up thanks to the exclusive RPGs such as Tales of Vesperia, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey....

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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Well Japan is Sonys stronghold . So it's a wee bit hard for ms to be succesfull there.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by khalahaley View Post
    I think the only thing MS needs to worry about the 360 is its low sales in Japan, and even that's gone up thanks to the exclusive RPGs such as Tales of Vesperia, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey....
    more coming iirc..squareenix isn't going for PS3 exclusives only anymore.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Xbox 360 might be in trouble

    Yeah, Final Fantasy 13 has gone multi-platform(although its gonna arrive late on the 360) and Star Ocean 4 is 360 exclusive for now.

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