Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
> ____/ Kelsey Bjarnason on Sunday 02 November 2008 22:53 : \____
>> On Sun, 02 Nov 2008 10:01:00 -0500, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>>> I don't care much about the Microsoft/non-Microsoft angle for
>>> these game systems, but I noticed these prices in Sunday
>>> Xbox $199 Wii $249 PS3 $399
>>> How can PS3 maintain such a high price?
>> Checking locally... PS3... 80GB drive... $399 Cdn. Includes BluRay.
>> Prices on the 360 vary with disk size, with the 60B model being
>> some $299 Cdn.
>> Meaning for your extra $100 compared to the XBox 60GB model, you're
>> getting both 20GB more disc space and BluRay instead of regular
>> Which explains the pricing, no?
> MS dumping. That's the reason.
The Vole does practise dumping (e.g. with XP) but AFAICT not with the
eXborks. The reason MS doesn't make losses on their console is because
it's cheap garbage that scratches discs; bricks to a RRoD; and catches fire.
| "[Microsoft] are willing to lose money for years and years just to
| make sure that you don't make any money, either." - Bob Cringely.
| - http://blog.businessofsoftware.org/2007/07/cringely-the-un.html
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