I've heard this one pretty often, but .. did it really make money?
Nintendo was in the black during GC era, yes, but at the same time Nintendo also had the very successful Gameboy Advanced and launched the DS, which (very soon) is going to be the best sold console ever (I'm aware that it didn't really take off until almost the very end of GC business though), yet people seem to attribute Nintendo's good performance to the GC? Is there any information in the financial reports that supports this ?
edit: happy now Holocaust? *rollseyes*
There was a profits chart released a while back showing a breakdown of the each manufacturer's performance.
On all systems Nintendo was in the black. I'll try to find it. It's improtant to remember as well that unlike MS and Sony Nintendo sell their consoles at a pretty high profit margin while the other two sell theirs at a loss at launch and for a long while after.
who said: "xbox 360 has been in the green for a few years now and has gotten out of debt from the xbox 1 for like 3 years now".
C'mon man, show some common sense. The xbox lost around $4bn (or so I read, lets say $3bn for arguments sake). Are you seriously saying that the x360 has made a profit of even $2bn to cover this at the same time cover it's own operating cost in 3years?
One more thing. MS DO NOT release figures for the x360, only for their EDD. These are the figures you see. How you came to the above conclusion without MS releasing x360 individual profit details is indeed amazing.
The EDD hasn't made no where near that in 3yrs in profits, far less the x360.