Discussion in 'Computers' started by dmp, Nov 3, 2005.
thoughts? Anyone know if anybody is taking 'pre-orders'?
and junk and stuff?
I think it is that new videogame thingie Microsoft is making.
EB Games is doing pre-orders for $50. My dumb friend went for it. He's going to be $600 in on this thing before a decent game even comes out.
$600??? for a $400 console? That $50 gets applied towards the thing, right?
Well, yeah, but he's also planning on buying 3 extra controllers when it comes out, and you guys remember when the XBox first came out, Microsoft controllers were all you could get and they were $40 apiece? That's an extra $120 there, and then he's gotta buy at least one game, which they're saying will be between $60 and $65 apiece.
yep $59.99. Where do they justify the price increase? The console costs $100 more but why the games? Its not like it costs them anymore to make the damn things. It was the same thing when they went from $40 on the PSX, Saturn games up to $50 for PS2, DC, GC, XBox games. People just eat it up like they have endless supplies of money. And they wonder why piracy happens.
Very simple: because people will pay it.
I mean, does anybody honestly think that it's costing them more to make these 360 games than it did to make the original XBOX games? It's a shame, but there's not much we can do about it, other than waiting until the prices go down (that's exactly what I'm doing about it).
I am still pissed off as hell about the lack of a hard drive. I just want a frickn' hard drive. I hate messing with memory cards. I want to pop a game in the frickn' machine and pick up where I left off, not go through all those stupid cards trying to find which one has my saved game.
I don't need any wireless controllers, I don't need Live, and I don't need any fancy-schmancy headset. Just put a stupid HD in the thing. The fact that they obviously COULD, but DIDN'T so they could milk another $100 with the "full package" is what ticks me off.
Welcome to the video gaming industry. If you havent come to expect this by now, i assume you havent had a console for very long, lol. Of course they try to milk everything they can out of you. If anything, i think the $300 package is the rip off. They are using an inferior system to lure $300 out of unsuspecting holiday parent shoppers who are to ignorant to know the difference and therefore will shell out $300 because its less than $400.
I was expecting Microsoft to do this when they jumped into the industry.
Those bastards. Here's why they make so much money off me.
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