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There was the possibility of people outside E3 protesting and creating a scene about the 360's failure rate.



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Basically what others have already said... E3 is about generating extreme hype and excitement about upcoming games for the 360. They don't want that excitement diluted by controversy over high failure rates, even if they have good news on that subject.



Neos said:

fanboyish troll

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Every 5 seconds on earth one child dies from hunger...

2009.04.30 - PS3 will OUTSELL x360 atleast by the middle of 2010. Japan+Europe > NA.


Gran Turismo 3 - 1,06 mln. in 3 weeks with around 4 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Gran Turismo 4 - 1,16 mln. with 18 mln. PS2 on the launch.

Final Fantasy X - around 2 mln. with 5 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Final Fantasy X-2 - 2.4 mln. with 12 mln. PS2 on the launch.

 

1.8 mln. PS3 today(2008.01.17) in Japan. Now(2009.04.30) 3.16 mln. PS3 were sold in Japan.
PS3 will reach 4 mln. in Japan by the end of 2009 with average weekly sales 25k.

PS3 may reach 5 mln. in Japan by the end of 2009 with average weekly sales 50k.
PS2 2001 vs PS3 2008 sales numbers =) + New games released in Japan by 2009 that passed 100k so far

The new warranty will represent a $1 billion pre-tax charge on Microsoft's earnings for the year's final quarter. This marks a notable setback for the company's Entertainment & Devices division, who reported a $315 million operating loss in the third quarter. So why do people think this is a good thing for Micrsoft? Also i would not look for a price cut from them anytime soon.



Announcing that you increase the warranty in your defective product doesnt make very good PR in an event like the e3 .You cant start a speech with something like "Now ,what everybody wants ! Answering the reclaims of millions of X360 users whose X360 broke in front of their eyes here we have ....the 3 year warranty !" ....it just would be bad press .



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they will probably do a price cut.
if this won`t help. probably will stop producing x360, like sega dit with dreamcast.

for 6 years m$ gaming devision is not making profit, only losses around 5-6 billions $.



Every 5 seconds on earth one child dies from hunger...

2009.04.30 - PS3 will OUTSELL x360 atleast by the middle of 2010. Japan+Europe > NA.


Gran Turismo 3 - 1,06 mln. in 3 weeks with around 4 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Gran Turismo 4 - 1,16 mln. with 18 mln. PS2 on the launch.

Final Fantasy X - around 2 mln. with 5 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Final Fantasy X-2 - 2.4 mln. with 12 mln. PS2 on the launch.

 

1.8 mln. PS3 today(2008.01.17) in Japan. Now(2009.04.30) 3.16 mln. PS3 were sold in Japan.
PS3 will reach 4 mln. in Japan by the end of 2009 with average weekly sales 25k.

PS3 may reach 5 mln. in Japan by the end of 2009 with average weekly sales 50k.
PS2 2001 vs PS3 2008 sales numbers =) + New games released in Japan by 2009 that passed 100k so far

CrazzyMan said:

Neos said:

fanboyish troll

blind xbot.

 

 


 haha dude im a nintendo fan, but atleast i'm not biased like you are



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Update: According to FOX News (10pm TV News Report), an estimated 2.5 million Xbox 360s have been reported defective. This could be the reason behind the 1.1 Billion $ fix and warranty extension.



It's not exactly a hugely positive story for Microsoft...it's basically them fixing a problem of their making.  Don't forget, although the machines only come with 1 year warranty normally....you, by law, can still demand a replacement or in fact your money back...if it breaks down within a reasonable time...and 2-3 years is a reasonable time.  Thats why the whole warranties rubbish is a con....you're paying for something that you can realistically get for nothing.



Prediction (June 12th 2017)

Permanent pricedrop for both PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro in October.

PS4 Slim $249 (October 2017)

PS4 Pro $349 (October 2017)

The answer is obvious: They had to release their earnings report for this year, and they wanted to take the 1billion dollar hit there, rather than on next year's report after they had already assured shareholders that they'd be turning a profit.

It's called 'Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul'...