Skip to comments.Whats the deal with xbox 360s?
Posted on 12/17/2005 4:19:50 PM PST by SDGOP
I wasn't one of the people who stood in line for hours and hours when the xbox 360 first came out, but i was wondering if anyone knew if microsoft was making another shipment for before christmas or is it just hopeless? I went to the local EB and they said microsoft won't have another shipment until after the holidays. That kind of seems like a dumb idea, why cut off the shipments during the holidays? Can anybody shed some light on this, thanks.
why cut shipments right before Christmas? easy..get everyone that didn't get one in the first rush itchy to get one in the second rush..
Hoping to get an Xbox 360 in time for Christmas? It may pay to be in good with Santa Claus, according to PJ McNealy of American Technology Research.
McNealy believes that Microsoft intentionally kept supply projections low in hopes of overshooting its target come the end of the month, reports Reuters.
However, McNealy thinks the plan may have backfired.
"We believe that (Microsoft) has tried to keep expectations low for retailers this holiday with the hopes of over-delivering. We believe that over-delivering is unlikely at this point," McNealy told Reuters.
All is not without hope for 360 hunters, though. McNealy predicts 300,000 next-gen consoles will hit the market next week, bringing his projection of worldwide units shipped to near 1 million. That number is still far below his initial assumption of 1.5 to 1.8 million Xbox 360s through retail by the end of 2005.
As far as the software side goes, McNealy predicts further price cuts and deals over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas. He also believes that while recovering slightly from a less-than-stellar October and November is a possibility, any chance of moving beyond expectations is "unlikely."
Its obvious... we're being misled
Two words.. Micro Soft... They have never shipped anything on time.
PS - I'm pretty sure it's Bush's fault.
Microsoft rushed this product to market to beat Sony and to capitalize on the Christmas rush. There aren't nearly enough to meet the demand. And the hype helps sell more.
I say part artificial shortage and part production problems.
Microsoft should concentrate on a particular region first.
Release in North America first, Japan 3-6 months later and then Europe for example.
Nintendo and Sony does this well. Of course Japan gets everything first for obvious reasons.
Can you shed any light on why I should want one?
If you have an HDTV the graphics are awesome.
So you can eradicate any sense of family and social contact from your life. Seems to work for others.
What did they know and when did they know it?
It's Bush's fault.
Its for my little cousin, i know he wanted one and his parents asked me to look around to find one down here(there up in la) since there all sold out up there.
Sounds like they're sold out all over the country
Heard on the news that Best Buy will have more this weekend. Sunday, I think. Call 'em and see what they say.
its hopeless. nothing will be out until feb.
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