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Well they need to get more people to get their console since they only have ~30 million that own one.
you act as if 30 million isnt alot
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Ohh...buy a $700 laptop and sell the 360
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If any student needs a pc but doesnt want the xbox then I can help you get $100 from my wallet. LOL.
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This confirms the development of a new Xbox system coming to a close if you ask me.
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Uh, no. Considering the average person makes multiple XBL accounts (I've done it, the majority of my friends have done it) it is actually less. The only numbers we can trust is the amount of XBLG members because so many people have bought multiple 360's. Hell my cousin bought 20 (8 for me, 6 for him and 6 for his brother) all but one has died.
...20? What are you 3 doing with 20 Xbox 360s...?

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This seems like a pretty awesome deal but the gravitation towards Product Bundling is a little scary. Bundling tends to occur when you have a company that has a monopoly or near monopoly on a product and basically wants to force consumers to purchase an additional product of theirs with the original product in order for the former to be acquired for a reasonable price. While I dont feel this particular iteration of product bundling is all that dangerous, I believe that it's not something we'll want to see embraced widely.

As an example of bundling being used to stifle competition and prompting antitrust regulators to investigate let's look at the Monsanto Corporation. Monsanto has engineered roughly 90% of Genetically Engineered Seed. They also used to hold patents on the herbicide known as RoundUp. When the patent for the active molecule in RoundUp, Glyphosate, expired it became widely used in all sorts of "generic" herbicides. Not wanting to lose out on the massive market share they command in the herbicide industry due to the same product being sold more cheaply by other companies, Monsanto decided to give bundling a whirl. They raised the prices on their GE seeds that thousands of farmers rely on to make a living significantly, and then introduced a deep discount for their GE seeds if you also purchased their brand of herbicide, RoundUp. Needless to say this business practice is NOT good for anyone involved aside from Monsanto.
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post #46 of 83
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you act as if 30 million isnt alot
Compared to the PS3's ~45 mil and the Wii's ~75 mil it isn't.

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...20? What are you 3 doing with 20 Xbox 360s...?
Got the RROD a lot and my cousin (he worked for MS) would send me a new one. I gave up on the 360 back in 2009. Good thing too.
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Compared to the PS3's ~45 mil and the Wii's ~75 mil it isn't.



Got the RROD a lot and my cousin (he worked for MS) would send me a new one. I gave up on the 360 back in 2009. Good thing too.
LOL so the SDF finally invaded OCN...
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LOL so the SDF finally invaded OCN...

SDF? Sony Defense Force? LMAO. And who might that person be. I see no fanboy in this part of the thread. Sales do not = people. Just because something gets a lot of sales does not mean that only one person bought the item. PS3 has a drastically lower failure rate than the 360 which = less sales. If the 360 had the same failure rate as the PS3 then it would be down by at least 15 mill in sales.
Back to the topic: It seems like a decent deal. Could sell the 360 and make some cash. hmm.
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SDF? Sony Defense Force? LMAO. And who might that person be. I see no fanboy in this part of the thread. Sales do not = people. Just because something gets a lot of sales does not mean that only one person bought the item. PS3 has a drastically lower failure rate than the 360 which = less sales. If the 360 had the same failure rate as the PS3 then it would be down by at least 15 mill in sales.
Back to the topic: It seems like a decent deal. Could sell the 360 and make some cash. hmm.
Way to be ignorant, considering almost everyone I know that has bought a PS3 (especially those who've had them since launch) has had it YLOD on them, me included (ex-40GB PS3 user here) even though most of us switched to PS3s for their supposedly "lower failure rate". And your great philosophy failed to mention that 360s have had their warranty extended to 3 years, which triples the likelihood of it failing and is bound to make it higher than the PS3s (with its 1 year warranty). Please don't spout this "reliability" nonsense because Nintendo are the only ones that haven't seriously screwed something up in their launch model consoles this generation, and that was only because it was old tech to begin with.
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SDF? Sony Defense Force? LMAO. And who might that person be. I see no fanboy in this part of the thread. Sales do not = people. Just because something gets a lot of sales does not mean that only one person bought the item. PS3 has a drastically lower failure rate than the 360 which = less sales. If the 360 had the same failure rate as the PS3 then it would be down by at least 15 mill in sales.
Back to the topic: It seems like a decent deal. Could sell the 360 and make some cash. hmm.
you most have not considered people have warranty's? I am almost positive that Warranty replaced xboxs dont count as a sale?
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