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IGN spoke to the analysts to see what they had to say. Michael Pachter from Wedbush says, "The model for next gen is interesting. It allows the hardware manufacturer to disguise the price of the hardware by bundling with an expensive service offering, not unlike the iPhone that retails for $499, but which costs only $199 with a two-year, expensive data plan."

Personally I wouldn't mind this at all. I think it would draw in a lot more customers. Perhaps I would buy a console.
    
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Id buy one at that price..
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Answer:








No.
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No.



agreed.





yes.
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post #5 of 64
console games cost so much
might as well lower the cost of the system to attract more players
post #6 of 64
I'd finally get a new system at launch.
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I still wouldn't buy one. No used games = no buy
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$99 at launch you say? I'd still wait for them to go on sale. I'm cheap like that biggrin.gif
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With the exception of Halo, I only play single player console games anyways. So maybe???

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Basically, you'd be locked in to buy a year subscription to xbla720 so you'd end up spending something like 500 over the year and only 99 up front, instead of the 400 for the console and the 200 for the subscription. But I guess the subscription is pure profit for everything they sell, so it would be worth the risk?

Still, I don't like a)gambling with the idea that these people are going to keep good on their contract, or b)committing a 14 year old kid to a potentially credit-damaging obligation if they default on it. Phones are different and the people who buy them are a different demographic. This seems like a bad idea.
 
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