Xbox One Production Could Temporarily Cease

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devin3627

WE DONT WANT A KINECT! WE SEE THAT AS UNNECESSARY TO PLAY VIDEOGAMES! PARENTS DONT WANT TO KNOW CAMERAS ARE WATCHING THEIR CHILDREN MANDATORY. OVER XBOX 360 FANS ARE KIDS AND THE KINECT EVER TACKS ON EXTRA MONEY!

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John Pombrio

Once MS has enough stock to handle the opening sales of the rest of the world in a few months, MS should certainly adjust manufacturing to fit the market. Just in Time manufacturing has been around for a long, long time and for good reasons.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

You're hoping they take you on, aren't you?

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Vano

You've missed one of John's comments down below. You're getting sloppy!

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John Pombrio

Another solid quarter for MS, continuing to generate healthy sales and profits. For the quarter, XBox platform revenue was up 45% and XBox live up 17%. Profits for the consumer hardware division is positive for the quarter but MS is still paying off the cost of developing, marketing, and building the XBox One. Revenue of $2 billion, profit at around $100 million. Even if MS is not selling as many Ones as SONY is selling PS4s, MS is still doing things right and making money from the division. Good job MS!

Funny thing is how strong new XBox 360 sales are, 2/3 the number of XBox One sales in the last three months and new 360s sold terrifically well over the holidays too. Solid profits there for the company along with half a billion in sales of Surface tablets.

SONY will release their financials on May 6th. Let's see if the strong sales of the PS4 is actually helping SONY make a profit. That is the purpose of selling game consoles and getting royalties after all.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Obsequious much?

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RICHARD RIDDICK

When i bought my first pc i was done with console systems, and my last one was the SNES.

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Enigmatistical

Arguably the best console ever.

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vrmlbasic

I'd argue that it wasn't.

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PCWolf

At least every SNES game ever made will be playable on a working console unlike the crappy DRM infected games today that rely on Cloud & DRM servers to work. My SNES games will work 30 yrs from now. Can't say the same thing for any modern game made on today's "Have to call home!!!" consoles.

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Enigmatistical

Not to mention this was the early 90's when we had game releases about every week and even the "obscure" games were still a hit. The developers were able to appeal to the vast interest of audiences without crippling innovation by releasing essentially the same game every year.

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Enigmatistical

You'd undertake quite a challenge :)

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Peanut Fox

Nintendo with a 3rd party is tough to beat.

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Volleynova

I was at BestBuy several times in the last several weeks, both times there were plenty of PS4's and XBOX One's sitting side by side waiting to be sold. Now people are just waiting for good games as a reason to buy these.

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Neufeldt2002

Where I live the PS4 is consistently out of stock. No one can get it anywhere, Xbone is piled to the ceiling in some stores.

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devin3627

xbox one is a big disappointment.

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Gutter96

Same here, I finally saw that Amazon had PS4s in stock so I jumped on it. You can walk in anywhere here and buy an Xbox One...

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acidic

same here. I have only seen 4 ps4s since release in stores. meanwhile xboxes are sometimes located in 2 areas in each store. I couldn't care less as I just smile as I walk by.

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dedgar

M$ over estimated the popularity of something they made, again??????
Wowsers!!! How could that happen?

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

No, we're just too stupid to understand why we need it.

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maleficarus™

Again, I bought the Wii U and ironically the press claims the console is doing bad even though over 6 million Wii U's are sitting in living rooms as I type this! Who gets the last laugh now?!

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PCWolf

Nintendo's greatest mistake was building a console that catered to the Casual Market and ignoring the Hardcore gamers. They did not take into account that most of the casual market is now gaming on their Cell Phones & playing watered down mobile games like Candy Crush Saga.

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wolfing

yes, the WiiU is officially a flop (or has been so far). It's not really a this vs. that, I'm just curious if people are still buying PS4s without any real games to play. I pre-ordered mine and got it on release day, but I haven't played a game in it yet.

I did get something good out of my PS4 though, a free month of PS+ that pleasantly surprised me for the great free games they give out monthly... in the 4 or so months since I activated, I've got a bunch of great games, for the equivalent of like $3-4/month.

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Peanut Fox

Plus is an interesting value proposition.

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Renegade Knight

It's only this past week that I've even seen a PS4 on the shelf to buy. At this time though I have no need to upgrade. No killer PS4 game and a backlog of PS3 games to play. Plus the PS4 doesn't do as good of a job as a media player as the PS3. With my setup that does matter.

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maleficarus™

" I pre-ordered mine and got it on release day, but I haven't played a game in it yet."

You need to read this again a few times to grasp it I think.

"I did get something good out of my PS4 though, a free month of PS+ that pleasantly surprised me for the great free games they give out monthly... in the 4 or so months since I activated, I've got a bunch of great games, for the equivalent of like $3-4/month."

You shouldn't be paying A fee to play anything period! Don't you understand this? Every game on Wii U is FREE to play online!!

What you just wrote equals flop to me....

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wolfing

maleficarus, I think you got it wrong. The PS+ gives you free games to play, I couldn't care less about online as I don't play games online. In the 3 or so months I've had it, I got Tomb Raider, Outlast, Metro: Last Light, Bioshock Infinite, Remember Me, Borderlands 2, Dragon's Dogma, and some others I'm forgetting. It almost makes Steam seem expensive :)

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maleficarus™

"The PS+ gives you free games to play, I couldn't care less about online as I don't play games online"

That you have to PAY for on a monthly basis! How is that free?

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Renegade Knight

What he just wrote means he's an early adopter who got a surprise benefit. What that means to me is that they knew they weren't getting any games but wanted to check it out knowing in time they would get games. Then as a complete bonus they got some enjoyment out of their free PS+ trial.

You have to see things how they are. Not how you would wish them to be.

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maleficarus™

He gave Sony over $400 bucks to not play any games on other then PS+ online service that he will have to pay for after a month. LOL

So let me get this right. If I sold you a car for 4K but you couldn't really drive it as there was not enough roads, but then I told you pay me $15 per month and I will let you drive on special roads for your car, would you think this is a great deal from Ford?

LOL

What is wrong with you people seriously!!

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wolfing

in the case of PS+ it's like this. You pay $100/year and you get a Ferrari and a helicopter. Next month you get a Mazzeratti and a yacht. Next month you get a speed boat and a Tesla. You can use any of those as long as you pay $100/year. Yes, I would certainly call that a great deal.

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vrmlbasic

Perhaps, but all of those luxury items that you're getting come heavily used and "broken in" since by the time the games make it to PS+ they're "old hat".

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Sean D Knight

Not sure if you are being serious or joking...

Still...

Nintendo knows that the console is performing poorly and it has taken the Wii U over a year to almost reach 6 million units. During their Q4 2013 financial report Nintendo had to drastically cut its sales forecasts for the console and even the 3DS (its handheld has been doing infinitely better but still not as good as they hoped). 

In addition, Nintendo reported an operating loss of $387 million for fiscal 2013. 

 

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maleficarus™

Sony has been shutting down Sony stores all across North America in record speed. They have also been selling millions in company shares to keep the PS4 afloat! You really need to see things as they really are my friend and not just how Sony wants you to see it!

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LatiosXT

I think people still don't understand that Sony is a conglomeration of dozens of smaller companies (all conveniently named Sony), just because some divisions aren't working out for them, doesn't mean anything.

Like did you know Sony has financial services that offer life insurance? [Insert obligatory smarmy remark about "why would I give Sony my money?]

Sony's doing fine. Just because a company has to restructure itself and sell assets doesn't mean they're a sinking ship. If I'm tossing a bunch of stuff or selling it and moving into a smaller place, does that mean I'm financially in trouble? No. Maybe I just see the value in having less.

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maleficarus™

True, but selling off shares and closing Sony stores is usually a sign that they are bleeding to much money and are trying to stop it.

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Peanut Fox

You'd be making a point if the bulk of boutique brick and mortar stores weren't closing shop due to stiff competition from E-shops.

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maleficarus™

Link to more Sony losses. This time 1.2B:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-05-01-sony-adds-USD200m-in-expected-losses

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Gutter96

I'm no financial genius, but it seems to me that ALL businesses "restructure" from time to time. When a company division isn't performing well and costing the parent company too much money, that division is shut down. Companies do this in order to preserve their stability, and also to fund other opportunities. I assure you, Sony is FAR from bankrupt...

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wolfing

I wonder if the PS4 is doing any better. Yes, they sold a lot more units in the initial rush, but honestly there hasn't been any must have games yet.

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maleficarus™

Sony claims 7 million units "shipped" but that is most likely exactly that, shipped. The real selection of games are on the Wii U!

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Sean D Knight

Actually, Sony said that 7 million units were sold to customers. The fact that you can't find PS4s on stores is proof that it is selling a lot better than the XB1. 

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maleficarus™

No, the actual term used by Sony was "shifted". LOL

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Sean D Knight

That is incorrect. Sony stated that it had "sold through" 7 million units

 

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John Pombrio

I tried looking up the definition of "sold through". For books, it means sold to customers. For business, it just means shipped. Who knows?

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maleficarus™

Exactly! All Sony is doing is playing with words that is all. But because I am not a blind loyal fan of Sony I can see through the BS...

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AlexanderTheNine

[I am unable to forget the crap many Microsoft Execs came out and said during pre-launch, and the unveiling of the device itself. I am also not apt to forget what kind of stuff they planned on forcing down everyone's throat. Lastly, but most importantly, I have seen the kind of information they collect from the user, with no real opt-out. The Xbox One is, to me, everything that is wrong with the world of technology these days. Spying on people, collecting data openly that would have never been allowed in a million years a few decades ago, and the fact that they are so smug and happy about it. Look, I know in this day and age, there's always data being collected on us, but we have the ability to choose how much. Oh, and I'm sorry Microsoft, but I have absolutely zero interest in implementing you as a middle-man between my Cable Box and Television]

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Renegade Knight

That's why my son is opting out of upgrading to that. He was a Xbox fan. I'm the one who had the Sony.

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maxeeemum

+1

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maxeeemum

Sony made a gaming console!

Microsoft made a living room entertainment center to integrate with Window 8 and WP8.

So how's that working out for you M$???

LOL!