Via Seeking Alpha:
"This year Microsoft will use their manufacturing cost advantage to use the price mechanism to build market share in the face of Sony (SNE)'s AAA game releases. This will leave headroom in the market for them to introduce a new premium console giving them a two model range, just as Sony have had for a few years now. It will also make the 360 a cheap mass market machine which will have the effect of growing Xbox Live enormously. And this is the most important thing for Microsoft. It is the online platform which, ultimately, will be the main event."