Did Microsoft pull off a SONY 2006?
In one aspect, no. Not even close. But in another, yes.
1) Sony went for some crazy arch that was powerful but a major pita. X1 isn't close to that. Major cocky move from Sony expecting devs to just work it out like that.
2) Not a very new format that was obviously very expensive, but it was a cheap alternative all things considered:
"The problem is that, excluding some very minor differences, all the Blu-ray players I've seen offer essentially the same picture quality. That's a problem because the 20GB PlayStation 3 retails for $500, which is $800 less than the Panasonic DMP-BD10 and around $400 less than the Philips BDP9000. Even with eBay inflation, we're seeing the 20GB PS3 go for $600."
"Even if you look past the price difference, the arguments for buying a PS3 instead of current Blu-ray players are overwhelming. "
More in, won't link that.
"It has long been the hallowed Sony marketing statement to justify the price of the PlayStation 3: it is the cheapest Blu-ray player on the market. "
Definitely not "overpricing the system " when it was the cheapest on the market just for that. In this aspect, Sony took a major loss from only one aspect of the system. MS isn't even close to taking that much of a hit, making that a cocky move from them.
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aszsith posted...Shinobi120 posted...aszsith posted...Well, if you're going to site R&D costs and other such factors, then you have to recognize that Microsoft has more money to spend on those items than Sony does. Microsoft isn't facing possible bankruptcy after all.
This. It's PR speak. You can't believe every word a company says.
Hell yes. Lol That was so funny back then.
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yeah that was hilarious.
you'd think ms would have rememberd that, i guess not lol.
bu yeah ms was even worse with the drm/kinect crap.
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