Slightly cooler than a n00b
4th November 2005
Hi, I just heard on the news that Microsoft actually loses $71 for every Xbox 360 made and sold. However, they're gonna make up for this by charging more for games and accesories(sp?) Just post your opinions on this issue
People were willing to pay $60-$80 (usd) for a Super Nintendo game back in the early 90s, so I'm sure that whatever the price they set for a XB360 game is, people will gobble them up.
I'll be playing the wait and see game for about a year before I buy a next-gen console.
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
Well it is that way with Play Station 2 already.
MS said they want to price their games at $50 to attract more customers.
If you look around, All the MS games(PGR 3, Kameo, perfect dark) are priced at $50. The other, NFL 06, NFS:MW, COD2 are all $60.
MS has a good idea going here though.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
28th November 2004
The actual cost for MS on every Premium 360 system sold is $126, including the controller and all.
The First Party games that came out at launch were all priced at $50, but I heard somewhere that ALL next gen games are going to become $60. A ripoff, if you ask me. $50 is already bad enough.
I didn't make it!
It's a compromise, balancing a conquerable price and a profitable sale point, but I think companies (meaning, what is beneficial to them, not to consumers) are making a good decision pricing them higher than they may need to be. The price of the console itself is already above what many people will pay, and those that do buy it are going to be willing to shell out the necessary amount to cover games and accessories.
For some reason I heard $132 was the total loss--probably an exaggeration.
As much as I'd "love" to give M$ that golden image of a kind, generous company, I think they (or some of em, at least) are smart enough to realize this kind of loss is nothing compared to the profit they'll be making through Xbox Live, a few of the games, and (mostly) all the publicity through the recent shortages... It's hard not to see it coming, although I guess IBM was part of the problem as well...