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Paul Thurrott: Next Xbox is expensive - 500$ or 300$ for sub


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#31 Growled

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:10

Assuming the rumours are true though, $300 is A LOT of money for a subscription device, especially if the PS4 is going to release at the same price without any subscription BS.



That's the way I see it too. I sometimes wonder if Microsoft hasn't lost their freaking minds with a lot of their recent decisions.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:30

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That's the way I see it too. I sometimes wonder if Microsoft hasn't lost their freaking minds with a lot of their recent decisions.


When you get to be the size of Microsoft, your mind is made up not necessarily by customers' wants, needs, and desires, but by the pressure from shareholders who want more profits returned, as quickly and as often as possible,

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:33

When you get to be the size of Microsoft, our mind is made up not necessarily by customers wants, needs, & desires, but by the pressure form shareholders who want more profits returned, as quickly and as often as possible,


That's true, sad to say.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:46

Microsoft have turned into arrogant *******s. The sooner someone released a Linux distro worth having the ****ing better.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:27

Microsoft have turned into arrogant *******s. The sooner someone released a Linux distro worth having the ****ing better.


If you're waiting on Linux to save you, you may have a long wait.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:29

Does this man have any actual real sources left, or does he just rehash what he reads on rumour sites?
That said, sounds plausible.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:34

If you're waiting on Linux to save you, you may have a long wait.


It's depressing really. I honestly think Windows 8 is garbage.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:52

A $99 360 will outsell the next Xbox (and everything else) easily. I can't see it happening though.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:59

Lets not forget when the Xbox 360 launched in 2005 it retailed for $400. New consoles cost more than 7 years old ones. Who would have thought!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:21

PS3 costs around 500$ in India, and i expect PS4 to be at same price when it launches here. Xbox was cheaper though, will wait for official price announcement as i am really thinking to buy a new console this year.


Wait. PS3s are currently $500 in India and you think when Sony releases their new console it is also going to be $500? So a PS3 and a PS4 will be the same price? :huh:

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:44

Wait. PS3s are currently $500 in India and you think when Sony releases their new console it is also going to be $500? So a PS3 and a PS4 will be the same price? :huh:


PS3 was $500 when it was released here, and still is, Xbox360 outsell PS3 with long margin here. So IMO PS4 will be of same price. ( Maybe sony will discontinue selling PS3? )

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:53

If each new Xbox comes with a new Kinect 2.0 sensor then a higher price makes sense. The 360 started off at $399 iirc and that was without Kinect so who knows? A cheaper 360 model I bet will be sold as a media device and not so much a game system. I wouldn't be surprised if they did do it and ditch the dvd drive in the process and have it be a apple tv/ roku competitor.

We'll know for sure in May, but one things for sure, they'll keep the 360 around at least one more year.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:01

( Maybe sony will discontinue selling PS3? )


Highly doubtful. Sony only recently stopped manufacturing PS2s. A price drop is the common approach.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:01

They'll probably keep it around long enough for Sony to choke on their 10 year promises.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 16:18

Wait. PS3s are currently $500 in India and you think when Sony releases their new console it is also going to be $500? So a PS3 and a PS4 will be the same price? :huh:

Indian prices are typically inflated (due to taxes and duties), I won't be surprised if Sony doesn't officially introduce PS4 until rev2 or later. IIRC PS2 was officially introduced just when PS3 was getting ready to launch in the US.
Same with Microsoft - even today, the basic Xbox 360 is something like ₹16,000+ which is roughly $320+ (compared to $199 in the US).



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