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Microsoft is loosing money on every xbox
Read here
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I read about this.. they are planning to make all their money on the games, I guess
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its the same with most consoles, all the profit is braught inb by the over priced games (it costs what, like .20$ to make the game?) and the consoles are always very little profit or none
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No surprise there for me; if i recal the first xbox was also being sold for less that it took to produce them as the same case with the xbox 360 now
    
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It will go down next year when IBM and ATI improve their stuff, still he has $40 billion and a software empire like no other, I think Mr.Bill is not overly horrified by this.
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This is why Nintendo is so much better at making money.. For every Mario/link/metroid ect title they release.. They get 100% of all the profit, plus all gaming systems they have sold they sell at a profit.. While M$ and $ony sell at a loss and get a small amount back on the games...
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its the same with most consoles, all the profit is braught inb by the over priced games (it costs what, like .20$ to make the game?) and the consoles are always very little profit or none
maybe a few cents to actually package the CD itself, but it costs thousands of dollars to produce a game. paying all the people's wages, investing time and money into developing new technologies and game engines, optimizing the code. etc. etc. etc. it's not easy for games to make a lot of money either.
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This is why Nintendo is so much better at making money.. For every Mario/link/metroid ect title they release.. They get 100% of all the profit, plus all gaming systems they have sold they sell at a profit.. While M$ and $ony sell at a loss and get a small amount back on the games...
And too bad they arn't making as much as they could.. seeing as it was the gamecube was the least sold console...
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Surprisingly though Nintendo made the largest profit of the three.
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Yeah, retailers don't make any money on the consoles either. We (CompUSA) make something like $1.06 profit on the 360. But with $60 games, you can bet that's where they make their money.
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