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Smashchu2 said:
NoCtiS_NoX said:
Smashchu2 said:
kowenicki said:

BS...

and on top of that some lies too...

with a hint of wishful thinking at the end....

The end of Sony and Microsoft are very close.

Earlier this year, a report came out that investors wanted Microsoft to get out of unprofitable secotrs (video games being one) and focus more on Windows. Now, Microsoft is investing 500 million dollars in advertising alone. Now, think to yourself: what will happen if Kinect fails? Well, those investors might get upset with Microsoft. They may just dump their stock. Microsoft did just lose a heck of a lot of money on a silly attachment to the 360. That is a huge amount of money. Do you think Microsoft will continue the videogame pursuit after that? Probablty not.

And look at Sony. They had 3 years of loses with the PS3. They are just now trying to recoupe the loses. But the sales are not strong enough to make back the money. And most of Sony's recent experiments have failed. The PSPGo failed. The Move is failing. Are they just going to keep throwing good money after bad? Esspecially after they just had a restructuring.

Here's the truth. How long are these companies going to keep investing in areas where they only lose? How long will investors put up with it. Remember, these comapnies are not game companies. Video games are not their primary source of income. But they have been the primary source for loses.

It is wishful thinking to beleive their is a future for the Playstation and XBox.

Look at the recent sales trend at NPD and Media create ohhh!!!

Yup! you are right they are indeed losing.

This is the response? Ugggg

Look at the actual numbers, NOT those in comparison to the Wii. Microsoft and Sony both are doing bad. And they have been doing bad for a couple years now. In fact, this is terrible for Sony as they need high hardware numbers to make back the money they lost.

The latter half of the year has been awful for hardware sales. So, no, just because they outsell Nintendo are they AOK.

Maybe you should actually do some research instead of sprouting the "I heard someone say"  Because what you heard I think we all would like a nice link.  It's already shone that Xbox Live brought in a billion in revenue for MS last report.  That sure sounds like MS is having problems with the xbox platform bringing in the money.

 

The problem with your post is that you do not know the source and you do not know the meaning.  It was an investor from Goldman Sachs that said that MS should concentrate on their core products instead of things outside of Windows.  In other words, they state that MS should be like Oracle instead of in so many different markets.  This was one investor and pretty much everyone in the industry thought he was on another planet.  MS stocks barely even blip and no one who understand MS even cared.

The key is that MS has built the xbox brand from an upstart to a viable and profitable platform that they can now leverage with their other properties giving them more value.  With Windows Phone 7 now having Xbox Live, this will increase the sales for that device as a gaming platform.  It will also give the next Zune a nice kick as well and each platform can feed off the other and thus making each better than their individual parts.