Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by DaveC, Feb 11, 2005.
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LOL I agree mate, i don't believe it one bit.
The media machine behind the XBOX2 is starting to grind though:
Hope this is true coz the third party wireless controller I tried was pants.
We'll know by the summer though hopefully!
There is no chance of a 2005 europe realease. All the Americans will buy so many that our release date will be pushed back.
mcv said that it will be uk and us launch november and they are the indstury
Yeah, coz that makes loads of sense usa = ntsc machines, Europe = pal machines
i'm hearing very strong suggestions that it will be november (senior managers at Gamestation!!)
But aren't they all made in the same factory?
By the way does anybody know how many consoles these factories can churn out a month?
If it was say 100,000 per month, this would mean that the xbox 2 is already in production to create enough for a christmas 05 launch.
Come on chaps Europe wont get Xbox 2 this year. The US will absorb all available manufacturing capacity. I think we can say for sure they havent starting making them yet, news like that would almost certainly of got out.
Has there ever actually been a successful simultanous console launch on this sort of scale ? I think not and I dont think they will start now, the US is the most important market and is always the priority.
It will be cheaper over there anyway and I always take a trip to Florida in November / December
Apparently Halo 3 is a dead cert for Xbox 2 launch
Please let it be late October, I go to Florida on the 22nd October till the 5th Nov!
Lets just say I am excited. New toy for Christmas Fingers crossed.
THE GAMES TRADE MAGAZINES ARE REPORTING THAT IT WILL BE A NOVEMBER LAUNCH!
(sorry dont mean to shout but some people are not listening! if you want one you will be playing one on christmas morning!)
now will some one post some thing that says it WONT launch in november as the november launch snowball is getting bigger by the day.
xbox 2 "WON'T LAUNCH IN NOVEMBER!" says Someone
tell "someone" he doesn't know what hes talking about!
right now there is more evidense to suggest it will be a november 05 release that says it wont.
I have to agree, everything points to a November launch.
The trade press is talking about it as fact, and they are not gamers getting excited, they are just people selling product.
I`m not doubting it will be launched in November just not here. If it is great What do we reckon the launch price will be £249 - £299 ?
I might still go for the US version as with the first box you will probably still be able to use live. With the current exchange rates could be a big saving.
everything is pointing to a chrismas 2005 release. they are showing it at e3 in may. a working playable xbox2 along with ps3 and nintendo's machine.
I hope that we get hi-def via component straight out of the box this time.
I am sure we will, everygame made for teh xbox has to be HD, at least 720p.
I am sure we will, every game made for the xbox has to be HD, at least 720p.
Harris - its the british trade press that are talking about the EUROPIAN LAUNCH IN NOVEMBER! so therefore a british launch!!
as for price i dont believe that they will sell it at that price. Speaking as someone who bought the xbox on week of launch last time, i remember the balls up they made of the price (lets drop the price by £100 inside six weeks of launch )
i think that £149 - £199 will be a more realisitic price point. also remember that they will want to get a large installed user base by the time PS3 hits - they wont make the same mistakes again.
the official UK release was may 06, but ill be more than happy if its this year!
What do the trade press know anyway ? They always get this stuff wrong. From past experience I cant see it this year for the UK but if it turns up great.
If it does well in America I cant see them having the stock for a European launch.
As well as HDMI/DVI. It's a digital medium it makes sense to have an all digital lead for video and sound. I would expect a £300 price again this time. If the PS1 was £300 10 years ago, and considering inflation etc, I can't imagine a price below £300. Why would they? companies know that a certain % of gamers will happily pay £300 for the latest technology. Once they've creamed off that market they drop the price in order to target the next group and so on. It's simple economics.
Its not going to be sub £200. No way. In the states yes but no chance over here. I would guess £299 maybe £249 if they are going to be agressive.
Harris, are you really king canute! other than your own feelings on the subject can you post anything that suggests that Xbox 2 WONT launch in europe in November?
i've been privvy to the thoughts of serval Gamestation managers and the official xbox rep - and there are all point towards a november EUROPIAN launch. the trade papers are alive with it. i would assume that as you are slagging off the trade press ("what do the trade press know anyway?" ) that you read them every week and can there say how accurate they are?
I'm not talking about the "comics" they sell in smiths for the great unwashed i'm talking about the PROFESSIONAL TRADE PRESS.
At the end of the day we'll know the release date when M$ notify us of it - it's rather pointless guessing to be honest. Price wise I can see it being £249 at the cheapest (which is peanuts for what you will be getting) and more likely £299. X-Box has built a name for itself now & it will launch before or around the same time as PS3 so their will not be the price difference that we saw before. When the X-Box came out the PS2 had already been out a while and had already had a price drop. This won't be the case this time.
Remember that theres going to be three versions of the Xbox.. The first being a cheaper stripped down version (sans HD etc), the second with a HD (similar to the current Xbox contents), and the third a fully fledged Media Center version.
Id say the price ranges for them will be like £200 for the cheapest and £350 for the high end version.
I'll be buying the Media Center version, Ive already got £200 put aside for it so far, money Ive decided not to upgrade my PC graphics card with..
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