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    Money to burn -360 division makes 342 million in past 3 months

    Sales Revenue up 56% on last this time last year. Record profits for the entire company.

    MS is doomed

    Anyway, despite an imminent launch of a new console, it appears Entertainment Division is making money hand over fist, the 360 its self now has made all of it money back, and is in profit for the company as "investment" since launch. All in all it seems very positive for MS just now.

    A couple of questions in light of this

    1/ How much money are they making on every 360 sold now?

    2/ Do you think they will have a price drop for the 360 at launch of the new console?

    Source:http://www.microsoft.com/investor/Ea...3/default.aspx
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    Wow. 360 division is making bank.

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    I'm guessing toilet paper rolls at HQ are being replaced with 1 dollar bills?

    #IndieStation4 and proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    I'm guessing toilet paper rolls at HQ are being replaced with 1 dollar bills?
    At a rate of 2 billion a month, that's a shed load of profit for the entire company.

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    By saving money on game development, marketing the 360 as a device that is appealing to more than just the core gamer, MS has done well to diversify its product and has raked in good money. Well played.

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    They are masking that 720 development cost very well[with the profits].

    Only someone that doesn't have a clue as to what I'm saying would disagree You look so silly, rad. Hopefully that edit helps your lack of knowledge in this particular area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    By saving money on game development, marketing the 360 as a device that is appealing to more than just the core gamer, MS has done well to diversify its product and has raked in good money. Well played.
    Their investment in game studios is higher now than it has been in years. You cant launch a new console with out games, and its publicly know they have significantly ramped up their game studio development.

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    Dont worry Nintendo has you covered, that Wii U must have saved you heaps by not having to buy games for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Their investment in game studios is higher now than it has been in years. You cant launch a new console with out games, and its publicly know they have significantly ramped up their game studio development.
    I'm sure it is, but where are the fruits now? I'm just saying in general, MS hasn't been investing as much money into games as Nintendo and Sony for the past several years. If MS had kept up pace with Sony, I'd wager the wallet wouldn't be looking so bulky. I imagine Sony would have more inflated profit margins if it wasn't releasing a dozen games this year. Anyway, MS is in a strong financial position moving forward with income like that. It must be a nice feeling to have paid off your development costs etc.

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    Not gonna tell me why you disagree huh?

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    If only i hsd known 10 years ago to invest money in MSFT xbox division.
    Maybe they next console will be hi end and sold at a loss as long as the 360 can make up the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    I'm sure it is, but where are the fruits now?
    Opening studios instead of letting people go?
    I'm just saying in general, MS hasn't been investing as much money into games as Nintendo and Sony for the past several years. If MS had kept up pace with Sony, I'd wager the wallet wouldn't be looking so bulky.
    I'm sure thats of little comfort to all the developers that lost their jobs with Sony closing studios left and right, companies have to be fiscally responsible for their employees sake as well.
    I imagine Sony would have more inflated profit margins if it wasn't releasing a dozen games this year. Anyway, MS is in a strong financial position moving forward with income like that. It must be a nice feeling to have paid off your development costs etc.
    You do realize MS has more Game development studios than Sony now, hardcore and otherwise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sith View Post
    If only i hsd known 10 years ago to invest money in MSFT xbox division.
    Maybe they next console will be hi end and sold at a loss as long as the 360 can make up the difference.
    The object is to make money asap, not lose it for some kind of power war that doesn't really matter in the end.

    Destiny and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is all I need for the rest of the year.

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    They should probably use some of that money to fund some exclusives.
    (Not even being fanboyish or trolling, my honest opinion)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    They should probably use some of that money to fund some exclusives.
    (Not even being fanboyish or trolling, my honest opinion)
    Maybe they have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    They should probably use some of that money to fund some exclusives.
    (Not even being fanboyish or trolling, my honest opinion)
    You got to be specific. Non-kinect exclusives

    But I know what you mean. I've been saying that for years. Take a risk here and there. Something will hit.

    Destiny and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is all I need for the rest of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    They should probably use some of that money to fund some exclusives.
    (Not even being fanboyish or trolling, my honest opinion)
    They have plenty coming, I dont think many (any?) of them are going to be for the 360.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    You got to be specific. Non-kinect exclusives

    But I know what you mean. I've been saying that for years. Take a risk here and there. Something will hit.
    I knew you would come through...lol


    Quote Originally Posted by The Sith View Post
    If only i hsd known 10 years ago to invest money in MSFT xbox division.
    Maybe they next console will be hi end and sold at a loss as long as the 360 can make up the difference.
    That's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    They have plenty coming, I dont think many (any?) of them are going to be for the 360.
    And you knowing this how? From the 4 new exclusive thread?

    Destiny and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is all I need for the rest of the year.

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    Will they invest that money in new IPs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    You got to be specific. Non-kinect exclusives

    But I know what you mean. I've been saying that for years. Take a risk here and there. Something will hit.
    I'd like to see both Rare and Lionhead do something different.
    Leave Turn 10 and 343 doing what they do.
    There is of course Black Tusk and MS-LA and MS-Victoria as well.
    Then there is Ryse, and Alan Wake 2 (hopefully).

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Will they invest that money in new IPs?

    What like (gasp) Ryse, or Black Tusks new title?

    Nahhhh.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Their investment in game studios is higher now than it has been in years. You cant launch a new console with out games, and its publicly know they have significantly ramped up their game studio development.



    Dont worry Nintendo has you covered, that Wii U must have saved you heaps by not having to buy games for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    The object is to make money asap, not lose it for some kind of power war that doesn't really matter in the end.
    Its not about power war for me it's about can next gen consoles provide us the lesp in visuals like from ps2 to ps3 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    And you knowing this how? From the 4 new exclusive thread?
    Black Tusk, 343, Crytek, Turn 10, MS -LA, MS- Victoria, Big Park, Twisted Pixel, Rare, Lionhead. Hopefully Remedy as well.

    Only one of the 1st parties have launched a game in the past year. They are all due.

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