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Will it?

Yes 183 43.16%
 
NO 241 56.84%
 
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Teeqoz said:
Nuvendil said:
Their earnings report is already likely to be abysmal, 


Micrfosofts earnings report is the furthest away from abysmal you'll ever get. Even if they sell ten million consoles at a loss of hundred dollars (both figures are overdoing it a fucking lot) that will only decrease the profit by 1 billion, and Microsoft earns ~6 billion per quarter (three months).

 

OT: It would be suicide for XBO sales if they did.

I never understood this sentiment. Microsoft is a business. If they have a choice to either lose money for the whole division, and maybe be competitive in one market. Or make money as a solid 2nd, they're going to do the latter. At least any savy business would.



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MSFT can't afford to let the console go back up as sales will tank. They are banking on making money from software/XBoxLive and taking a hit on hardware vs sony making money on both.



Jumpinbeans said:
MSFT can't afford to let the console go back up as sales will tank. They are banking on making money from software/XBoxLive and taking a hit on hardware vs sony making money on both.

You essentially hit it right on the head.

Also, M$ is counting on releasing Windows 10 to the XB1 in 2015.  They have announced that it will also release on PC and Windows Phone in 2015.  So, their plan to have a unified operating system will be complete by the endo of 2015.  Why does this matter?  Well, they will then have platforms available in every part of the home to push not just XBL, but Office and XBox Music/Movies/Games.  THey have already started rolling out package deals to get all of their services bundled together.

So, losing a little money on the console is an acceptable part of ensuring that they gain access to as many homes as possible.



It is near the end of the end....

Intrinsic 6 hours ago
Nope, I have been saying this; once you see commercials saying "now starting at $349" the price drop is locked down. No company will ever advertise a product at a particular price then a few months later advertise the exact same thing at a higher price point.


Now is the key word,it sounds definitive and permanent,ive also seen an xone commercial say ''with a new price of'',wich also sounds definitive/permanent.... if it said ''with a special price of'' or ''with a holiday price of'' would sound like its for a limited time being.... i think 349 is the new standard price



Quite possible, but it would be a dumb move not to let the 349$ level be the new pricepoint. It seems it is the sweet spot for X1.



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Teeqoz said:
Nuvendil said:
Their earnings report is already likely to be abysmal, 


Micrfosofts earnings report is the furthest away from abysmal you'll ever get. Even if they sell ten million consoles at a loss of hundred dollars (both figures are overdoing it a fucking lot) that will only decrease the profit by 1 billion, and Microsoft earns ~6 billion per quarter (three months).

 

OT: It would be suicide for XBO sales if they did.


I was referring to the Xbox division not the whole company of Microsoft.  What we see is MS made billions.  What investors see is the Xbox division is bleeding money.  Just because MS has money to burn doesn't mean they are interested in a bonfire.



Not if MS is smart.



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3DS: 65m, PSV: 22m, Wii U: 18-22m, PS4: 80-120m, X1: 35-55m

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Landguy said:

Will the XB1 go back to regular price after the Holiday?

 

I believe that Microsoft will announce that the XB1 had an INCREDIBLE holiday.  They will follow that with some type of statement saying that they are going to listen to what their customers are saying and that the price cut will be permanent.

So, they are going to leave it the same "for the customers".

What do you think?

 


I didn't believe them when they said it was a temp reduction in price. I think that was a lie to create a feeding frenzy. It's sort of like "limited edition" things. People freak out and buy stuff when they think said stuff won't be offered for very long.



No, xbox need the lower price and Microsoft can afford it. Who buy a Skoda for the price of BMW.



They brought the price back up with the 360 before after a temporary price cut, this is the same thing and yes Microsoft is screwed once the price goes back up.