X-Box 360 retails for $300

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X-Box 360 retails for $300

Post by MainCoon » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:50 am

Hmmm. Three hundred bucks sounds about right.

http://www.megagames.com/news/html/cons ... d299.shtml
Microsoft plans to heavily subsidize its XBox 360 console in order to keep its launch price down to reasonable levels and possibly to trouble rival Sony, expected to have a problem keeping its PS3 price down to similar levels.

Major investment bank UBS reckons MS will subsidize 360 to the tune of USD 75 in order to achieve a launch price of USD 299. These estimates may be the result of complex calculations but most gamers had figured as much out since Microsoft's J. Allard had claimed that the console would launch for around USD 300; add to that the information released last week, by the Toronto Globe and Mail, that each 360 would cost MS USD 375 to make and feed the data to Big Blue, the print out should read USD 75.

The news is really not that remarkable as console manufacturers are known to subsidize their products at launch in order to convince consumers to buy them. The real money is made through sales of games, expected to become even more expensive for next-gen consoles.

Last time round Sony subsidized its PS2 at launch but had the flexibility to begin making money on the hardware later on in its production-cycle, as the company was making most of the hardware itself. Microsoft did not have the same options available with the original XBox and is still making a considerable loss on every unit sold. This time however, it is expected that MS will be able to begin making a profit on the XBox 360 fairly soon.
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Post by n-MITY » Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:51 pm

...which means the PS3 will most likely be the same.

Speaking of which, Scott, my PC is slated to arrive the 10th. :D
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Post by SoVi3t » Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:18 am

omg you named your computer after me!
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Post by TheWholeFNShow » Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:56 pm

Couldn't sell it for much more.

That's how much they sold the original for, and god knows it had no games.
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Post by Robert Paulson » Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:19 pm

how I will decide which system to buy will be based on pimpability.
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Post by SoVi3t » Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:23 am

I'm going to ask Bill Gates for a handjob, and if he goes for it, well, then I will pick up a 360. If not, I will go jackoff to some jap pr0n, and buy a PS2, and a 360.


Wait a minute...either way, I am gonna look at Jap pr0n...
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Post by RobotJerk » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:22 pm

Is it true the version with a harddrive will be $400?
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Post by Acidevil » Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:44 pm

Anyone check out the insanely priced bundles stores are trying to push on us digital drug seekers?
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Post by die » Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:43 am

:lol:

Yeah, I saw that shit at Wal Mart.
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Post by Robert Paulson » Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:27 am

if I had this type of money laying around I'd buy a high class hooker for a week or so.

Maybe the x-box thread should be added to the pwned section.
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Post by RobotJerk » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:30 am

Robert Paulson wrote:if I had this type of money laying around I'd buy a high class hooker for a week or so.
For us married guys, that's not really an option.
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Post by $nave » Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:57 am

Robert Paulson wrote:if I had this type of money laying around I'd buy a high class hooker for a week or so.
You pay to have the hooker leave, not stay!!!
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Post by die » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:50 pm

Holy shit, is that Yor as your Avatar, Acid? :lol:

I do not know how I missed that before, but just then when I scrolled down I was immediately hit with it.





Shit is expensive these days. I don't care how much the system costs, I'm more concerned about how much the games will cost :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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