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Originally Posted by nathris View Post

They already have a $100 gaming console... its called the Xbox 360.

Yeah but this is clever marketing.

The XBOX lite (if true) is 360 hardware in a smaller case and then sold for $10 cheaper.
post #12 of 21
Seriously though I bet a lot of not too well off families will benefit from this. Which is great. If your MS.
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Maybe this is Microsoft's answer to the Apple TV? It would be a fun tool to have.
 
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now its microsoft!!!!!!!!!!!!!
psp 3000 and psp street almost at the same price.
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post #15 of 21
repost, please delete or disregard....I highly suggest there be a post delete button build into the post editor.
post #16 of 21
I may be interested. Consoles suck, but 100$ isn't bad.
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Seems like a waste, especially if the PS4 is coming out around the same time. Even at $100 why would you buy into a dying platform that will likely be replaced in the following year?
Not everybody cares/wants/can afford the latest and greatest. And this is great for people who want a few games only on 360.
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Seems like a waste, especially if the PS4 is coming out around the same time. Even at $100 why would you buy into a dying platform that will likely be replaced in the following year?

Lots of families out there dont have the money to spend on the latest and greatest. A new revision of the 360 for $100 would probably sell quite a bit.

Isn't second hand 360s already being sold for like $150? I don't see any point in releasing this unless they are going to target the "poorer" market segment now predominantly dominated by second hand sales/consoles(although killing your own console's retail value wouldn't help it much , unless this is a direct , cheaper replacement).Technically speaking , i wouldn't be surprised if it consists of AMD's AGP of some sort due to the small form factor although probably altered to PowerPC(RISC) architecture so devs can still continue to use their current APIs.

I doubt its a profitable move though , as with Sony with their console their goal is to get these "entertainment boxes" in every household and milk them with services they don't really need.rolleyes.gif
    
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Whats the bet that MS will force you to dl every game and pay heaps on each addon... Also the games on the store, which you will HAVE to use, will be hugely expensive.
    
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Regarding the end of the world and the Roman calendar, this was made around leap year this past Feb....

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Incorrect. The scientists who calculated the date most definitely took into account the leap year.

On Topic:
If this console thing gets any cheaper I may have to see what all of the fuss is about.
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Yeah but this is clever marketing.
The XBOX lite (if true) is 360 hardware in a smaller case and then sold for $10 cheaper.

Rumour says its an ARM processor though(360 is PowerPC), so it would be no faster than an Apple TV and only be able to play Windows Phone 7 games with the touch interface replaced with a controller.
    
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