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coming in last in total hardware sales doesnt even matter. its all about the green. with the 360 microsoft is set to make a couple of billion dollars(like projected 500 million last quarter) i dont think they will drop out.
sony though even though they looked great last quarter there going to loose 100's of millions with the ps3 for the quarter and theyve already lost 5 billion. there first profit quarter probably wont come untill next year there set to loose at least 2 billion with the ps3 and likly in the 3-4 billion.



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I hope they stay. Competition is good for the industry.



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i hope they do they killing good games like FF13 and making me wait longer for my games like ToV and FF13



Brennan said:

I think it depends on the sales trend. If it goes on like now, with the PS3 / 360 gap decreasing by 200k a week, it could spell a quick return to the last place for MS. At 200k a week, the gap would be down to zero then favorable to PS3 in only 6 months (5 million gap).

I doubt the MS shareholders would allow another last place in video games after the Xbox 1 fiasco which lost billions. Gaming was never one of MS main businesses to begin with...

So IF Natal doesn't succeed and PS3 increases its domination in weekly sales, I think there's definitely a good chance that MS gives up on gaming. Remember the 360 is really successful in only one country in the world, the US (two actually, with the UK being the other for cultural reasons), partly for nationalistic reasons. In every other country, PS3 already has a bigger installed base while being more expensive and despite being released one year later. Hardly a success on a worldwide scale.

On the other hand, if Natal succeeds or MS somehow manages to avoid being last again (which I highly doubt according to current sales trend), then they won't give up on gaming and will take part in another console gen.

I personnally hope they won't leave as competition is good. I don't hope they succeed too much either, since I don't like their business model where you pay for everything including free things like peer 2 peer online gaming, where ads are everywhere and the hardware is unreliable... Worst than everything, they tend to close more studios than they open, and use their money to buy timed exclusives instead of helping game development like Sony does. We need more MS 1st party studios quickly.

the only reason there was a 200k make up a week was because of the ps3 pricecut and slim introduction. and it will likely decrease to 100k now that the holidays are over. if things continue this way there will probably be a price cut for 360 within 3 months. which would put the 360 back on top.



Halo MCC will sell 5+ million copies(including digital)

halo 5 will sell 10 million copies(including digital)

x1 will pass ps4 in USA, and UK.

What on earth would make one question Microsoft`s longevity in the gaming market? They have been very successful this generation. Huge amounts of third party and first party software sold, gained more overall market share this generation. Way better support from asian/american/european developers than on previous generation, WAY better hardware sales in Japan/Europe/America this generation. Just look at the Xbox in comparison to Xbox 360 in software/hardware sales and the HUGE difference in game selections available between the two. Xbox 360 blew away it`s predecessor without question.



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No, because MS does not leave anything. That would be admitting defeat, and that's not something MS will ever do.



I don't want Microsoft to leave. I need a group of fanboys to point to and say "there are where the retards are".

Just kidding.




 

it would be a great day for me if microsoft went away.

early on in my gaming, i was all about nintendo but i never hated sega.

later on i loved sony but i never hated nintendo.

now that i'm an adult, i want whats best for me. i HATE microsoft in the gaming industry.

this is my opinion, you can take it or leave it. anyone who thinks microsoft brought anything to the gaming industry is new to gaming. yes, they have an excellent online service but i personally think that would have been the natural progression of video games. even if sony or nintendo didn't do it, somebody would have.

yes they have a nice interface. they make *ucking windows!!!! they should have a nice interface. with nice menus and all the rest!!!

what makes me mad about microsoft is how they are affecting the games we see now. i honestly feel like the gaming world we be better right now if they weren't involved. i just checked the site today to catch up on my news only to see that so much shit was cut out of ff13 that they could make another game. what does that tell you??? microsoft has so much money that they can sway a company that lives off of this franchise to compromise the integrity of their flagship title.

its not just with ff13. other titles have been delayed or rebuilt so that they can run the same on both systems. no wait, sometimes they run worse on the playstation because its easier to develop on a system thats not as advanced.

it truley boggles my mind why gamers would stand for that. yeah the economy is down, money is tight. at the end of the day, these companies have to make good games. i've seen so many titles that did well last gen that can hardly sell this gen. why do you think this is?

i honestly feel like microsoft is looking at what the ps2 did and is trying to immitate that. how is that looking towards the future? the best thing i think they have done was gears of war. it was fresh, it looked great, it showed progression. other than that(and left for dead) all they have been doing is making sure that they can get anything that sony has or had.

also lets take a look at Rare. i used to love that company. they could really be producing some grat things for microsofts camp. what do we have? perfect dark, FAIL. viva pinata and banjo and kazooee. really? really??? where killer instinct? wheres some new games by this great company?

sorry, i'm ranting. i guess my whole point is that microsoft has so much money but they dont really know what to do with it. i would LOVE to see some of these other companies to take a stab at it. apple, samsung, toshiba, ANYBODY!!!!

I really don't think microsoft understands gamers as they do popular culture. halo was a hit. great. you'll get plenty of halo as long as you have an xbox. what else though? i think nintendo and sony do a much better job understanding there market. i'd love to see them go away.



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microsoft is in it for the long haul.



kingpin785 said:

it would be a great day for me if microsoft went away.

early on in my gaming, i was all about nintendo but i never hated sega.

later on i loved sony but i never hated nintendo.

now that i'm an adult, i want whats best for me. i HATE microsoft in the gaming industry.

Guess your body grew but your mentality went another way..

this is my opinion, you can take it or leave it. anyone who thinks microsoft brought anything to the gaming industry is new to gaming. yes, they have an excellent online service but i personally think that would have been the natural progression of video games. even if sony or nintendo didn't do it, somebody would have.

In other words, you're basically admitting they changed it for the better, but you just didn't want it to be them, but another company...

yes they have a nice interface. they make *ucking windows!!!! they should have a nice interface. with nice menus and all the rest!!!

what makes me mad about microsoft is how they are affecting the games we see now. i honestly feel like the gaming world we be better right now if they weren't involved. i just checked the site today to catch up on my news only to see that so much shit was cut out of ff13 that they could make another game. what does that tell you??? microsoft has so much money that they can sway a company that lives off of this franchise to compromise the integrity of their flagship title.

You basically want to blame Microsoft for something that might not be the case. Was the stuff cut out of the Japanese version too? Well, then I guess you have the answer that it wasn't MS' fault...

its not just with ff13. other titles have been delayed or rebuilt so that they can run the same on both systems. no wait, sometimes they run worse on the playstation because its easier to develop on a system thats not as advanced.

Lol your fanboyism is showing. I guess you are also one of those people who feel threatened by MS...

it truley boggles my mind why gamers would stand for that. yeah the economy is down, money is tight. at the end of the day, these companies have to make good games. i've seen so many titles that did well last gen that can hardly sell this gen. why do you think this is?

i honestly feel like microsoft is looking at what the ps2 did and is trying to immitate that. how is that looking towards the future? the best thing i think they have done was gears of war. it was fresh, it looked great, it showed progression. other than that(and left for dead) all they have been doing is making sure that they can get anything that sony has or had.

MS isn't the one copying everything from Xbox Live, needing to play catch-up, and having relatively mediocre game sales.

also lets take a look at Rare. i used to love that company. they could really be producing some grat things for microsofts camp. what do we have? perfect dark, FAIL. viva pinata and banjo and kazooee. really? really??? where killer instinct? wheres some new games by this great company?

Finally you got a point.

sorry, i'm ranting. i guess my whole point is that microsoft has so much money but they dont really know what to do with it. i would LOVE to see some of these other companies to take a stab at it. apple, samsung, toshiba, ANYBODY!!!!

The main problem they had last gen is that 3rd party support was mediocre.. They had the most powerful system, but combine that with nVIdia issues blah blah, and they had to disband that console. They simply wanted to do things differently for 3rd parties this time around, and guess what, it's working for them.

I really don't think microsoft understands gamers as they do popular culture. halo was a hit. great. you'll get plenty of halo as long as you have an xbox. what else though? i think nintendo and sony do a much better job understanding there market. i'd love to see them go away.

That's why MS is doing so well for a new contender right?

I basically completely disagree.



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