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Seece said:
OfficerRaichu15 said:
Seece said:

A few outspoken people that bark loud. MS and Nadella have more than enough positives to show investors why it's worth it. Which is exactly why 12 years on it's still going, that division is losing less and less money as time has gone on.

well to tell you the truth it was helping that the 360 was kicking ps3's ass for most of 7th gen :P

but it is good xbox is still going :)

360 made most of its money when it was being beat by PS3 WW.

what!

well thats good



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Kerotan said:
Pretty much confirms ms know they can't compete in the us. Why is the cut only America? Will they not put up a fight elsewhere?


They can move this to UK as well. Every other market is a PS land since long ago, would be risk to try to compete there.
Maybe they can try to get Brazil to be a big market. Nintendo just backed and it's only XB vs. PS here now.
PS is still by far the strongest brand around here, but Sony can't make good use of this and are doing horrible with the ridiculous pricing, and the 360 already took a good amount of customers, if they can do good deals here they can start growing with a new market.
A lot of us are still willing to get a PS4 by other means than the official stores to get a decent price, but a lot would change if MS wants to really step here.
But maybe they don't see a good enough market to try it. They do seems to care about here, but not that much.



Greenbeans said:
Microsoft is pulling a Sega. They're losing money on the Xbox from selling it for less than what it costs to make. Just what Sega did with Dreamcast.

MS should just pull out if the console market next generation. They're losing money at it.

There's no evidence of that. If I remember correctly the division of MS that Xbox is under made a profit last quarter.



Well that's gonna piss my friend off. He just bought one (sorry) less than 10 days ago. Right after the price went back up.



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Greenbeans said:
Microsoft is pulling a Sega. They're losing money on the Xbox from selling it for less than what it costs to make. Just what Sega did with Dreamcast.

MS should just pull out if the console market next generation. They're losing money at it.

MS is in absolutely nowhere near Sega's position financially.



 

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OfficerRaichu15 said:
Im still wondering I mean this is great for anyone who wants to buy an xbox one
but they must be loosing tons of money with over a $150 pricecut in a little over a year


$500 included Kinect.
$400 no Kinect included.
$350 no Kinect included.

The more units sold, the cheaper production becomes.  The longer production is limited because of sales, the longer the cost per unit remains high vs. the retail price.  The reason for making a product profitable out of the gate is increased profitability later on, and or better bundling/price options later on. 

Microsoft knows it'll make a profit on the Xbox One at some point, but they're sacrficing it in the short-term for the long-term.  By increasing sales, they decrease the unit cost, making profitability easier to obtain.  Keep in mind that they lost more money last generation on every Xbox 360 on day one then they've likely lost because of the $350 price point on the Xbox One this holiday season.  The Xbox 360 was priced at a loss.  The Xbox One was priced for profitability.



Kerotan said:
Pretty much confirms ms know they can't compete in the us. Why is the cut only America? Will they not put up a fight elsewhere?

Microsoft simply doesn't give a fuck, well at least here in the Netherlands. No Xbox One advertising at all, the only Xbox One advertising you see is with 3rd party games such as Call of Duty. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a Xbox One ad, I think it might be around Titanfall's launch.



MoHasanie said:
Conegamer said:
Makes a lot of sense, if it sold better and they were making profit why not? Hopefully it'll mean more people can enjoy the system, and that's good for everyone.

Also things are escalating very quickly here. Cut it out with the personal attacks and sly digs else fear the wrath of my banhammer, because there's no need for it.

How do we know they were making a profit? 

I don't see why they'd drop the price otherwise.



 

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jlmurph2 said:
DerNebel said:

Like every game they threw into one of their bundles for free.

Except the quote is referring to NPD. Which doesn't count bundles.

In what world does NPD not count bundles?



spemanig said:

Well that's gonna piss my friend off. He just bought one (sorry) less than 10 days ago. Right after the price went back up.


Then tell him to go to the store to get his money back.