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Will it?

Yes 183 43.16%
 
NO 241 56.84%
 
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Microsoft has painted themselves into quite a corner. On the one hand I doubt they would like to continue losing so much on each console sold but at the same time bringing the price back up to $400 is basically resigning the rest of the year to sony again. It's an interesting conundrum they have on their hands.



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I personally can't see them raising the price back. Seeing as so far they have no big exclusives coming until QB in the fall they will need to remain competitive in some aspects to compete with the PS4 and price is about as competitive as you can get. While I do not think price is the biggest factor. For the holiday it was the price along with 1 or 2 free games. So I am interested in seeing how well it sell compared to the PS4 without the free games.

It would not be smart for them to raise price back to $399 because the sales would fall off a cliff...



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yes its going back these are only holiday bundles, games that release during that period are bundled with them

my guess 399 with no games or 349 with no games



                                                             

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kowenicki said:
platformmaster918 said:
Wouldn't that be giving a big middle finger to everyone jumping on because of the limited time part? I don't think MS can afford to lose more public perception. They best jack it back up for a couple months at least.


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silly if it does...

because they bought it thinking the price would go back up so possibly would have held off till $300




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No, I don't think it will. They know sales will be awful if the price goes back to $399 but they don't want to announce a permanent price drop just yet since they want people to keep buying X1's.



    

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Probably for a short time because Microsoft is stupid



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Im going to say X1 @ $379.99 MSRP



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cheshirescat said:
Microsoft has painted themselves into quite a corner. On the one hand I doubt they would like to continue losing so much on each console sold but at the same time bringing the price back up to $400 is basically resigning the rest of the year to sony again. It's an interesting conundrum they have on their hands.


Not sure they are losing anything at $349 and no added games.  The cost of the system at launch was less than what they were selling it for.  After they dropped the Kinect, they skould have been in the black by $30-50 (at the $399 price point).  But, the $349 with games has to be a loss for sure.



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Landguy said:
cheshirescat said:
Microsoft has painted themselves into quite a corner. On the one hand I doubt they would like to continue losing so much on each console sold but at the same time bringing the price back up to $400 is basically resigning the rest of the year to sony again. It's an interesting conundrum they have on their hands.


Not sure they are losing anything at $349 and no added games.  The cost of the system at launch was less than what they were selling it for.  After they dropped the Kinect, they skould have been in the black by $30-50 (at the $399 price point).  But, the $349 with games has to be a loss for sure.


The most accurate estimates we have said that at launch it was $396 to make without the Kinect. That of course also makes no mention of development costs.

Even now it's highly unlikely that they are making any money at $349 even without games.

Like I mentioned earlier, I don't know if it makes sense for them to keep the price so low just to be competitive in one or two markets.



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Normchacho said:
Landguy said:
cheshirescat said:
Microsoft has painted themselves into quite a corner. On the one hand I doubt they would like to continue losing so much on each console sold but at the same time bringing the price back up to $400 is basically resigning the rest of the year to sony again. It's an interesting conundrum they have on their hands.


Not sure they are losing anything at $349 and no added games.  The cost of the system at launch was less than what they were selling it for.  After they dropped the Kinect, they skould have been in the black by $30-50 (at the $399 price point).  But, the $349 with games has to be a loss for sure.


The most accurate estimates we have said that at launch it was $396 to make without the Kinect. That of course also makes no mention of development costs.

Even now it's highly unlikely that they are making any money at $349 even without games.

Like I mentioned earlier, I don't know if it makes sense for them to keep the price so low just to be competitive in one or two markets.

I know that none of us really know the true number, but the term accurate estimate is kind of funny if you think about it.

I would think that M$ would be able to source parts pretty cheap, especially a year into making it.  Also, most of these situations that those estimates come from are truly a guess.  How could anyone know what the cost of a component being ordered in the 10's of millions would be?  They can look at what the cost would be in the 1000's maybe, not the 10's of millions.

we will just never know...  

So, like all #'s used in the forums, I will just make up my own numbers to suit my purpose.  Just like everyone else.  I can be no more or less accurate than what those estimates were at launch.



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