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Can they make a Steambox and sell it for cheaper than building your own PC?

#31cow1578Posted 9/28/2013 8:51:30 AM
After the Wii clobbered the Xbox 360 & PS3 in early profitability game systems are no longer made at a loss. That is the lesson everyone learned from Nintendo this generation. DO NOT sell systems at a loss. Both the PS4 and Xbone are not bleeding edge tech like their predecessors were. It just doesn't make sense to do that anymore. Likewise, the Steam box variations will NOT be built at a loss.

Someone else asked why no mainstream manufacturer has made an affordable pre-built gaming rig before. The answer is because they didn't have to. Most enthusiasts will build their own and for those that do buy pre-built gaming rigs price isn't an issue.

The Steam box is an attempt to bridge the PC-console-entertainment center gap. They are trying to make it non-threatening enough for the mainstream but powerful and customizable enough for PC gamers. It is an interesting idea.
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