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21 Feb 2006 04:57 | Silver360 | Systems | Xbox 360
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Microsoft screwed everyone up. By everyone, I mean their competitors… the juggernaut Sony, and the tenacious Nintendo. They released the Xbox 360 a full year earlier than Nintendo had hoped, and possibly two years earlier than Sony really would have liked. The original Xbox was a complete failure… financially. The Xbox division lost money nearly every quarter since launch. Microsoft had no experience in the highly volatile console industry and cobbled together a thinly veiled PC in (enormous) console clothing. To make matters worse, the contracts they signed with some component suppliers left little room for the declining costs model that has become standard in console life cycles. At one point Microsoft actually took NVIDIA to arbitration based on the Xbox GPU pricing, and lost.



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Islandkiwi 02.21.2006 17:52
An interesting read...but lengthy.

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Unregistered - momo 02.21.2006 18:43
Well I dont belive it was a complete failure!

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