Well they've lost 177 million so far. Will XBL pay off? I'm a little skeptical about the whole thing. But I think they will have a wide enough variety of games to attract all kinds of gamers. That is what should keep XBL alive. If not it's going to be a worse fate than dreamcast for the xbox. i hope it doesnt come to that, but I can see it happening. Thats the unfortunate part.