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http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/sony/36...ony-207510.php

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Here’s what Microsoft has to say:

Remember that Microsoft partly entered the game console business for defensive reasons. It’s very hard to calculate the worth of a defensive business. I personally think Sony will have a really hard time with the PS3–fewer games at launch, $200 price premium, and yet they’re losing more money per console than Microsoft is on the 360. More long-term, imagine no PlayStation 4 and how Microsoft might profit from such an environment
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post #2 of 19
I like the 360 but this will help keep their 'monopoly' for OS (For main stream user-friendly OS, didn't mean to count Linux as not an OS)
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post #3 of 19
I love my 360, thats all I will say.
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post #4 of 19
Microsoft can afford to lose $1.3B because they have a cash reserve of nearly $34B whereas Sony only has about $9B. (I'll find the numbers and link again if people need proof)

Sony is really cutting it close with the PS3 and they better hope people really want to throw down $600 cause it won't get cheaper if people don't buy it and are waiting for the prices to fall. They also won't fall for a few years because of how much Sony is losing per console.
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sony is doomed... geez
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post #6 of 19
I just asked my AIM gamer buddies if they had any consoles, and if they planned to get any.

1) Has none, will get none; his GP2X is all he needs.
2) Will buy a Wii.
3) Will buy a Wii; has an XBox360.
4-7) No plans.
8) PS3 on pre-order.
9) PS3 on pre-order; has an XBox360; will buy a Wii. :***:
10-11) No plans.

So given my controlled study of 12 people(I'll include myself ), I would say the Wii will roughly match the combined number of XBox360's and PS3's sold.

Ahh...what a useful study!
     
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post #7 of 19
I'm getting a X360.

Thats all that matters.

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post #8 of 19
tisk tisk i never thought a company could screw up so badly. I have always loved sony but the ps3 will just kill sony's good name. It seems every update i hear about the ps3 makes sony look stupider and stupider. Sigh... sony you failed me my friend
    
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post #9 of 19
wow I should of waited to buy the 360 this means sales will drop does anyone know WEre i can get a linux program for MY 360.
    
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post #10 of 19
I remember when Sony was a *good* company
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