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I thought MS had a trillion dollars to lose in order to win the console warz? Seriously though didn't they say the price cut were going to be temporary anyway?



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Time to wait for the drop in unit sales. It should go back to 349 after.



PotentHerbs said:

I thought MS had a trillion dollars to lose in order to win the console warz? Seriously though didn't they say the price cut were going to be temporary anyway?



m$ isnt willing to spend much on the war, the xbox brand never made good money, so why realy try to sell much of em?

thismeintiel said:
Ka-pi96 said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

LOL Think they'll do it at E3? Usually Microsoft is pretty crafty about their timing.

Actually yeah, E3 would be a very good time for that kind of announcement. Especially if they time their press conference to be after Sony/Nintendo.

I'm pretty sure MS always goes first.  Then, Sony. And finally, Nintendo.  If MS does drop it at E3, Sony will have time to prepare to announce their own, as well.  Though, they may wait a few weeks to see how the cut affects things, first.


Last gen Sony were cutting earlier than MS... and since the situation is analagous (this time X1 is more expensive and selling less, so tables turned) I would agree with you, and it actually already started like this.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

PotentHerbs said:

I thought MS had a trillion dollars to lose in order to win the console warz? Seriously though didn't they say the price cut were going to be temporary anyway?


You bet there are still some that will claim MS will throw Billions to be in front.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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They will cut it back down sometime this year, I think earlier then later.



One thing people need to remember, while they WILL cut it again, it's 2015. Sony will surely be cutting the PS4's price too. I don't think their next cut will be as effective.



                                                                                                                                            

StarOcean said:
CGI-Quality said:
StarOcean said:
CGI-Quality said:

I would advise you not to head down the road of insulting anyone.

Now on topic: This thread was creating to state facts - the system was back at its $399.99 price point (as was predicted). I'm not sure why you're approaching it the way you are, as I hardly see anyone in here showing any sort of "shock".

I have not insulted anyone. Nor was anyone attacked. I was pointing out the flawed logic many have held by many thinking the price would magically stay the same throughout. 

 

Shock is an exaggeration, yes. However no one at all should have expected it to stay the price it was given what MS had said earlier.  

There wasn't a need for you to say: "Too many fucking idiots live in this world...They said it was going to happen." Why post that if it wasn't meant for anyone here? And beyond that, it doesn't make people "idiots" for having a belief that was plausible, even if it was unlikely.

Just felt like saying it XD gotta test the waters somewhere. Anyway, people aren't idiots for thinking it will eventually happen ( as it inevitably will go down in price someday). The ones who I would consider it such are those who whole heartedly believed it would stay the same price as it is now despite the exact opposite being stated by the direct source -which gets annoying after you see hundreds of people thinking it to stay $349 or creating loopholes as to why it will stay. Not just this website but many others. The comment was more of a general distaste of many falsely held beliefs from many various sources. 

Yea, just like they said Xbone was built around Kinect and they'd never unbundle it, right? With MS, just because it's coming from the direct source doesn't necessarily make it true. They even did it with Tomb Raider, saying it was exclusive before finally coming out and saying that the exclusivity "has a duration". 

And, like it or not, there still exists a "loophole". The press release saying that the price was going up only specifically mentioned the AC Bundles (original announcement was for all Xbones). Look anywhere for an Xbone standalone. You won't find it. Only AC Bundles. And we know how MS likes to play with words (like the Halo 5 thing). So it's perfectly possible to re-introduce the vanilla Xbone at $349 because it is not an AC Bundle. The press release says "The holidays are almost over, but there’s still time to take advantage of the special, limited-time pricing of $50 off the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle and Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle with Kinect."

Don't say that it's "annoying" that people think they will create loopholes. With that announcement, they have made a loophole and they are known for exploiting loopholes. So, sorry if MSs track record is an inconvenience to you



If MS think of doing the same thing again for next holidays, it will not work in their advantage. PS4 will have 2 years in the market and will be able to match price with MS unless they go for $300 + multiple games.



BMaker11 said:
StarOcean said:
CGI-Quality said:

There wasn't a need for you to say: "Too many fucking idiots live in this world...They said it was going to happen." Why post that if it wasn't meant for anyone here? And beyond that, it doesn't make people "idiots" for having a belief that was plausible, even if it was unlikely.

Just felt like saying it XD gotta test the waters somewhere. Anyway, people aren't idiots for thinking it will eventually happen ( as it inevitably will go down in price someday). The ones who I would consider it such are those who whole heartedly believed it would stay the same price as it is now despite the exact opposite being stated by the direct source -which gets annoying after you see hundreds of people thinking it to stay $349 or creating loopholes as to why it will stay. Not just this website but many others. The comment was more of a general distaste of many falsely held beliefs from many various sources. 

Yea, just like they said Xbone was built around Kinect and they'd never unbundle it, right? With MS, just because it's coming from the direct source doesn't necessarily make it true. They even did it with Tomb Raider, saying it was exclusive before finally coming out and saying that the exclusivity "has a duration". 

And, like it or not, there still exists a "loophole". The press release saying that the price was going up only specifically mentioned the AC Bundles (original announcement was for all Xbones). Look anywhere for an Xbone standalone. You won't find it. Only AC Bundles. And we know how MS likes to play with words (like the Halo 5 thing). So it's perfectly possible to re-introduce the vanilla Xbone at $349 because it is not an AC Bundle. The press release says "The holidays are almost over, but there’s still time to take advantage of the special, limited-time pricing of $50 off the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle and Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle with Kinect."

Don't say that it's "annoying" that people think they will create loopholes. With that announcement, they have made a loophole and they are known for exploiting loopholes. So, sorry if MSs track record is an inconvenience to you


I think the talk is more on the initial limited cut that was announced as limited time for holidays, not necessarily this saying it was to end... And in fact it ended not only for UC bundle, but maybe we will see Vanilla for 350.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994