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DOOM
05-15-2002, 01:50 PM
New/Cheaper XBox 2 Planned for September?

Microsoft are not known to stand idly by while they lose money. As far as XBox is concerned they seem to be doing the same. Plans for XBox 2 are well under way, with a reported release of the re-vamped XBox in September, 2002. What are those plans? The reduction of hardware prices.

Apparently Microsoft have already managed to squeeze their DVD suppliers to a 30 percent reduction and are now pressuring Intel and nVidia, their processor and graphics suppliers. Those two companies will be harder to convince however, since both seem to be complaining about XBox sales so far. Intel even went as far as to say in its most recent financial report that the Pentium IIIs it is supplying to Microsoft show "flat growth".

Microsoft are so focused on price cuts though, that they are willing to change suppliers if they don't get their way. The success of their competitors and their dwindling XBox sales are a serious incentive to bargain hard. With recent XBox sales estimates from Microsoft dropping from 6 million units to 4 million, it is obvious that something has to be done. It is refreshing however, to see that MS are willing to do what they claimed they would i.e. stick with it in the console market and stay for the duration.

I DONT THINK THIS SITE HAS ANY IDEA WTF ITS TALKING ABOUT!!
:mad:
CHECK IT OUT:
http://www.guru3d.com/cgi-bin/newspro/viewnews.cgi?newsid1021457107,12109,

THESE A$$'s Are Spreading This BS TOO!!!
Check It Out:
http://www.megagames.com/news/html/console/xbox2plannedforseptember.shtml
:mad:

Spaztic
05-15-2002, 01:53 PM
stupid site! Ps2 fanboys spreading rumors! F them!

l Maximus l
05-15-2002, 01:55 PM
This is one ugly console war...:(

JJaX
05-15-2002, 01:57 PM
i dont think its bull

http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?IR=N&ClassID=100&datePublish=2002/05/10&pages=06&seq=32

http://www.theinquirer.net/13050215.htm

DOOM
05-15-2002, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by Maximus
This is one ugly console war...:(
You F@%KING Said It Man....:mad:

DOOM
05-15-2002, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by JJaX
i dont think its bull
It's Bull! XBOX2, My Arse!:mad:

Crazy Joe
05-15-2002, 02:09 PM
why would lower hardware prices make them release an Xbox2, wouldn't that just make it cheaper for them to produce Xbox?

l Maximus l
05-15-2002, 02:18 PM
I live near Microsoft and I know several people there. After I read some of these articles posted on this thread, I decided to call a few of my buddies up and they said that it's a load of crap. There is no XBox 2 coming out in September at all.

JJaX
05-15-2002, 02:23 PM
no no no.......

Its not Xbox2......

Its just a new xbox with cheaper parts........

DIGITAL
05-15-2002, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by JJaX
no no no.......

Its not Xbox2......

Its just a new xbox with cheaper parts........ well that makes sense ,dont expect to see xbox 2 until 2005 0r 2006

JJaX
05-15-2002, 02:26 PM
You people should read the articles before starting a riot........

PLease take the time to read the articles i posted above.

Snoopy7548
05-15-2002, 07:44 PM
lol, i read that too at megagames. i think u misunderstood it. they didnt really mean that an xbox 2 was coming out. the title was REALLY deceiving, at first, i was crappin my pants i was so shocked! lol. but all they say is that it will have a price cut, and theres nothing about an xbox 2 coming out

MixMasta
05-15-2002, 09:51 PM
i dont think thats true, why would they make a new version with cheaper parts!!!????

MixMasta
05-15-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by MixMasta
i dont think thats true, why would they make a new version with cheaper parts!!!????

nm, i forgot that they were losing money on xboxes ( like 30 dollars to each xbox)

wweomaniac
05-15-2002, 09:55 PM
No... that stuff is true. I've seen it being said in many different sources. And yes.. the new version is to be released in September. They won't mention it and it won't even be big. The only difference will be the DVD player... but ti won't even be that different. I forget what they said... but it won't have an impact.

They are cutting the price of the console by:
-getting bargaining with nVidia to lower their contract price agrrement
-possibly bargaining with intel
-acquiring a chaper dvd player with similar qualities
-producing xbox with cheaper labour


Nothing out of the norm you guys.

sinizuh
05-15-2002, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by MixMasta
nm, i forgot that they were losing money on xboxes ( like 30 dollars to each xbox)

before the price cut, microsoft was losing $150 per xbox

Crazy Joe
05-15-2002, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by JJaX
You people should read the articles before starting a riot........

PLease take the time to read the articles i posted above.

the articles (one of yours) used the term Xbox 2, which is why i asked how cheaper parts makes a new system, that is why people were getting excited. The term Xbox 2 implies a new system as opposed to the same one, but cheaper, i don't even get why they would say that.

DOOM
05-15-2002, 11:37 PM
But Those Sites Shouldnt Call It XBOX2! More Like XBOX version 2.0...
Saying XBOX2 Is Misleading...

JJaX
05-16-2002, 09:15 AM
Just call it a 2nd generation xbox..........

dougi3000
05-16-2002, 09:46 AM
I think they are talking about the hardware revisions of Xbox, like Xbox 1.01, NOT Xbox2.

This is just the same as Sony PS2 version 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. I doubt you will call your PS2 a PS8.

Kraft
05-16-2002, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by dougi3000
I think they are talking about the hardware revisions of Xbox, like Xbox 1.01, NOT Xbox2.

This is just the same as Sony PS2 version 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. I doubt you will call your PS2 a PS8.

You're absolutely right, dougi. People don't call them PS2's, they call them doorstops or paperweights.