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Ya... don't believe this at all.
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It wouldn't even matter if they sold the company - AMD would still exist and more than likely still make CPU's.
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It wouldn't even matter if they sold the company - AMD would still exist and more than likely still make CPU's.
Except their x86 license is non-transferable.
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They will be making a lot of money when PS4 and Xbox 720 gets released.
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They will be making a lot of money when PS4 and Xbox 720 gets released.
Yes and no. The margins on those chips are very low. Yeah, they'll have volume, but I have a feeling that the next gen consoles won't sell anywhere near as well as their predecessors.
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They will be making a lot of money when PS4 and Xbox 720 gets released.
Yes and no. The margins on those chips are very low. Yeah, they'll have volume, but I have a feeling that the next gen consoles won't sell anywhere near as well as their predecessors.

Lower launch cost, possibility of more launch games due to familiarity (x86 CPU's)... there is a high chance that they will sell more than when the 360 and PS3 launched if they market these correctly.
If AMD is powering them, they got lucky.
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Lower launch cost, possibility of more launch games due to familiarity (x86 CPU's)... there is a high chance that they will sell more than when the 360 and PS3 launched if they market these correctly.
If AMD is powering them, they got lucky.

AMD is cheap and AMD makes CPUs and GPUs, unlike Intel.
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Yes and no. The margins on those chips are very low. Yeah, they'll have volume, but I have a feeling that the next gen consoles won't sell anywhere near as well as their predecessors.

Why would they sell less??? Console gaming is HUGE and it's continuing to grow. Powering the next gen consoles w/ Trinity was a great choice.
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Why would they sell less??? Console gaming is HUGE and it's continuing to grow. Powering the next gen consoles w/ Trinity was a great choice.

Actually, I seem to recall that overall console sales and console game sales have been steadily declining for the past year or so. They may be losing their "casual gamer" player base to the likes of cell phones and tablets.
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Actually, I seem to recall that overall console sales and console game sales have been steadily declining for the past year or so. They may be losing their "casual gamer" player base to the likes of cell phones and tablets.

That's because this generation of consoles has been out for so long. This pattern can be seen with every console cycle.

If anything, casual cell phone games are bringing more people into gaming (like WoW did with MMOs).
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