Microsoft said that 6 million Xbox 360s were sold worldwide between October and December 2008 as it intends to cut 5000 jobs in other areas of its company.
WHAT does the number of 360's sold by MS have ANYTHING to do with job cuts. Got back and do your homework..
and who blames them. Times are tight. Good work on selling 6 million in 3 months though.
Aye. Considering everything other division is facing cuts, it seems the 360 branch is the only thing making a profit.
actually most of microsoft's divisions are making a profit (if not all of them), but the big difference is that they are making LESS profit than they did in previous years...if your profits are shrinking, then it's time to unload some of the dead weight employees.
Oh right. Didn't know that, thanks.
Apple is making record profit.. M$ competitor...
Instead of blowing 50million dollars on GTA4 DLC, most of those people could of had their jobs.
Its nothing compared to the 30,000 sony laid off.
Proud to be comparing number of lay-offs, aren't we? Sickening
Lobster, what the f*ck is wrong with you? PEOPLE LOST THEIR GODDAMN JOBS AND YOU'RE COMPARING WHO LOST MORE JOBS?! Unbelievable. You're the perfect 360 stormtrooper! And it was 16,000...not 30,000.
well they might have sold that much but how much is MS losing on each console cause that thing is dirt cheap and they did 2 price cuts 2 months in a row so they might be selling lots of ps3 but how much they make.. and some of those must still be in stores and counting the 360s that where giving to people that there old 360 broke ???
"Well they might have sold [6 million in 3 months], but how much is Microsoft losing on each console, due to the low selling price? They did two price cuts two months in a row [sic, probably meant 2 years in a row] so although they may be selling lots of PS3's [I think he means 360's], how much money are they really making? Also, some of those must still be in stores [sitting on shelves] and how many of those count towards replacement 360's for those that have broken?" To answer the question - replacement 360's do not count towards sales (new boxes are rarely given out as replacements anyway, they're usually the same console repaired, or another refurb). As for the amount sitting on store shelves, it's irrelevant as they wouldn't be shipping huge quantities of 360's just to sit in stores. If they're shifting a lot, it's because people are buying them. And finally, I have no idea how much money Microsoft "loses" on each box, but I cannot imagine it being a great deal these days, they probably make it back with just 2 or 3 game sales. Considering the attach rate of the 360, you can be sure Microsoft is making money in the end or not far off of it.
Spin it. The job cuts have nothing to do with the 360 in the original news that is. Spare us the drama and twisted rhetoric.
when he mentions how many repairs are counted as new he means when someone brings it back to the store and they get a new one. Those are most likely counted as sold so its hard to tell. and every company is hurting from the bad economy.
Which brings me to my next point... Don't smoke crack.
They said they're preparing for the future because of the financial crisis regardless of making billions lol. They said cutting jobs now will help them when times get tuff(er) Holy crap about the 360 sales.
Yeah, 6 million consoles in 3 months is pretty impressive, but it begs the question. What the heck was going on in the other 9 months? We already know about the supposed shortages in early 2008, but what about the remaining 6 months from April to September then....
DVD format victory push died down? who knows. Asking how sales declined is more important don't you think? Doesn't matter at this point.
I was wondering if Why dis works in some Microsoft division? non sense hate against Sony makes me think so.
MMMMmmmmmm my bad. But wait until a killer game come out you will see.. Wait that does not work either they always flop. Ok I know the price cut its coming and they will fly off the shelves mmmmm wait sony its loosing 2.9 billion dollars, Wait there it has to be something we could do right? I know Hope its the answer, I will pray just like I have been doing for the past 6 month and someday it will happened. I hope! and I Hope! And I Hope! and you get the point.
OH EMGEEEE MSFT IS DYING!
I never read about the media saying companies are dying, I thought it was mostly consoles?
well.. if the console is supported by an OS manufacturer that fails in some OS then what can we say about their console that run a similar OS?
Contrary to popular belief MS DID NOT turn a profit last year and its stock dropped 40% last year
So what did the final financials look like? Don't tease us. Put the information out there.
The economy is only to get worse from here.
I can't wait to tell my grandkids we made it through the second great depression by playing videogames til things got better.
has he got a job still or did they get rid off him too no but i wish m$ get well back on track and hopefully these employees will find new jobs they may even get work at sony
@Why dis yea that was sarcasm. ya know the whole Sony lay offs = the whole company going under dilio
Funny, sony lays some off and its the end of sony and the PS3 microsoft lays some off and... *waits for retarded spinning*
You know whats dumb about this? Yes Sony and Microsoft are laying people off! The Economy is bad, it is bad when fanboys start posting stories about people (Ex-employees) that are loosing everything, and people find it an Awesome way to make the other system look bad, I am a hardcore PS3 fanboy, i chose this system because it is without a doubt the most powerful and the price is worth it. I am starting to rethink everything about this. Not the PS3 being my favorite but the fanboy stuff. 4 years from now when the economy is back on its feet, there are going to be ALOT of people laughing, and i will let you decide who that is going to be
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