The vole has decided to splash out $280 million on an R &D facility in mainland China, which will be the company's biggest outside the US, to date.
Microsoft stop spending ur money on something thats not important and save it for the xbox 360 which has problems and all kinds of stuff that are important
So spending money on a facilty that might help avoid future issues is not important? They are spending plenty and recognizing plenty of issues when it comes to the 360 , imo they are doing plenty concerning the current issues the 360 has and had. A lot more then any other console makers ever did when it came to hardware issue, I'm looking at you Sony! Saying they need to spend more money on all kinds of problems and all kinds of stuff that is important is a little to vague and general of a complaint, especially since MS has already come out said "F**k! we messed up! sorry, we will spend money on fixing the huge mistake we did and make sure the future machines don't have the same issues" *runs off to play a little warhawk on my PS3 before work*
A great investment for Microsoft, cause this can be a backup plan for them in both console and media product in which they're trying to reach to the consumers. US alone won't help them to gain the profit that they're looking for, but seeking for place like China seem like to be a great investment than wasting money on the RROD, cause using the 1billion on it still haven't yet solved anything, and there still a big majority of people who owned the 360 having the RROD problem. Although investment is one thing but R&D is a great for company who are planning to extended their company wider, in other word trying to gain the market share over its competitors which will be a great advantage for them
it's like hating for no darn reason. Good Ms needs to correct the issue of the 360's but you have to start looking ahead, so this RROD issue does not happen again because of manufacturers defaults. So MS spending this money just means they are serious about correcting the issue, as well as future problems that might arise. Why everyone wanna turn everything into a negative for MS. They are dammed if they do and dammed if they don't, I guess.
Microsoft are cheappp
I see, you're a troll. ok, I wont play with you no more.
i know they think there all smart and that but there not there also stupid in the head
Little lack of punctuation, no offence, I just have a hard time understating what you're saying.
Undercover Agent...how are you going to call anyone stupid with grammar like that?
nar its all cool man XD
Who'd have thought. Id have done the R&D BEFORE i released my shoddy product onto the market. But thats why i dont run a multi-billion dollar company....
It bothers me that more and more companies are investing oversees instead of here in the US.
Outsourcing is a series problem that gets a severe lack of attention.
Yeah forreals. That $280 million could have been towards our struggling economy.
there, with the way the Us is, right now(economy is going down the drain) but everyone wants FN cheap labor. I'm surprised with expected $4.00gal this summer people will be able to afford games, besides the housing problems and job cuts. I think America is gonna be counting BIG on this holiday season for economy stimulation. I hear most people are saving the Extra tax money they are getting, instead of spending.
....be used to fix the RROD problem lmao!!!
YES!! yes wass007 it should smart thinking there :)
Of all places...China? China um...they make very cheap products there, no offense.
and where is the playtasion 3 made? I`m sure there was no offence intended on saying your ps3 is made by a country that makes cheap products right? Heck the Wi and the 360 are made there...I think we are on to something here folks, consoles are cheap!
Um...Sony is a Japanese company my ill-informed friend. If the PS3 was as cheap as the 360, it would have broke in seconds. I go by some products that I've gotten from China that weren't well-made...like...yeah. Pencils!
wow Juuken, I thought you where smarter then that. Look under your PS3, it says it right there... Made in China. All I was saying is that your general veiw of products made in China is offensive and hypocritical considering Sony, a Japanese company makes there consoles in China. So do MS and Nintendo. Look at the ear part of this pic, this is a great example of who you are.
Montrealien, okay then the PS3 is made in China. I knew that. All of Sony's products are made in China. But the difference is that Sony had the best people to work on the PS3. In the case of MS, I don't think their investment in China would do much good. I wasn't trying to be racist in any way whatsoever. But some of China's product (which is what I should have said in the beginning), are kind of chap.
A little respect for China? Avatar anyone?
I respect Bruce Lee, however. :] Greatest martial artist of all time.
bruce lee has nothing to do with this
yea i know, it was just a joke, since ya know, 'ol Brucey is half Chinese? LaChance, you're right, you are young...which means anything you say is irrelevant...you may be a little too young to understand any of this
how old are you guys ? You all sound quite young and almost dumb. Im young too so dont get it twisted but you just sound ... dumb.
@ LaChance awwwwwwwwwww mummy and daddy cud only get u a 3fixme XD ya own parents punishin ya for supportin microsoft lmao!!!!
wess007 chasing that fanboy tail around saying the same things over and over...sad
Parents on a budget buy there kids Xbox 360's.
Kids on allowances come to forums like these and fight over wich console is better.
the guy thats above how ugly r u
you guys are indeed kids "the guy thats above how ugly r u" "PS3 FTW!!!! @ LaChance awwwwwwwwwww mummy and daddy cud only get u a 3fixme XD ya own parents punishin ya for supportin microsoft lmao!!!!"
Lol, at first i thought it said "Microsoft's spends $280 million on an RROD facility in China". My bad.
M$ is missing the whole point abt bulding a good console. You don't need US280 to fund a R&D to do videogames. It's about having fun and translating the "fun" into reality. No wonder they still fail. The poor needs the money more, Bill. Amen!
The "translating the "fun"" that you speak of takes R&D. I don't think it's them who "fail"...
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