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Mr Puggsly said:
Captain_Tom said:
Mr Puggsly said:

Xbox 360 was profitable in spite of losing a lot of money on hardware issues.

Frankly, $3 billion over 10 years is little to MS especially when the company as a whole is still very profitable. Xbox losses have also shrank over time.

Sony on the otherhand has been losing billions in spite of finding success again with Playstation. You should worry less about Xbox and more about Sony.

You brought up the biggest logic errors I keep seeing on this website:

1) Businesses are created to make money, not find interesting ways of wasting it.

2) Yes Sony is in financial trouble, but Sony =/= Playstation.  I am talking about Playstation's Financial success in relation to Xbox. NOT MS in relation to Sony.

3) Sony's total assets are worth $132 billion.  Yes they are having financial problems now, but they are also in the process of getting rid of all of the useless divisions.  They will not disapear overnight.

1) Xbox is also a vehicle for push MS products to the gamer demographics. Again, the Xbox brand has recouped some losses. As I mentioned before the Xbox 360 was a proftiable endeavor and X1 might be as well.

2) If Playstation was losing money Sony would consider selling it. If X1 is losing money they will support it and maybe it will profit down the road. The Xbox 360 lost billions of dollars from hardware failures and still recouped.

3) I didn't say Sony was going to disapear. But you should bear in mind MS is in a good position so that means Xbox doesn't need to disappear. Right now they're weathering the storm and becoming proftiable is still a possibility.

I think I just made the same point 3 times.

1) It is fair to say that Xbox at the very least does allow MS to get their mindshare out there in different demographics.  But again it all comes down to "Is it worth it?"  Only MS can decide that, but it is easier to justify the expenses if the product at least makes a profit.   That isn't debatable.

2) But Playstation isn't losing money.  Also, MS doesn't need to be in a bad possition to consider selling/ending/transforming Xbox.  Again they want to make money off their investments.

3) Who said MS is in a bad position?  Nobody here.  You know what's easier than weathering a storm?  Not sailing into it.