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Old 05-07-2012, 08:08 AM   #21
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Yup. There are some that were lucky. Me, I wish I had those odds with the lottery.
I have had some pretty good luck. I had to send my one in twice, and my other one (I bought it when the first one took a crap, and I wanted the HDMI) hasn't had a hiccup yet.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:09 AM   #22
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My launch model still works, technically, the DVD will not read discs though But everything else works.

As for the rumor, the developer kit scenario seems to be most plausible. Maybe we will learn more at E3.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:42 AM   #23
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Who knows what this means? I'd love to see it launch sooner rather than later (as long as the quality is there of course.) I always loved when companies announced products and didn't make you wait long, if at all, to get that product. Apple does this pretty regularly and it seems to work well for them. Of course this method works better when your product stands well on its own. A new Xbox couldn't really do that. Games make the system and if the new Xbox will be released soon then, of course, there have to be games ready to release for it soon.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:50 AM   #24
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If dev kits have been around and yet this isn't a mass-production model being made at Foxconn or w/e, then perhaps this is the X720 mark 2, the first round of hardware revisions having been put into manufacture for 2nd gen dev kits after reliability testing? >_>
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #25
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IIRC the original G5 dev kits for the 360 were first getting spotted in late spring 2005, before its November launch. If we assume actual dev kit delivery preceded the rumors hitting critical mass by the same amount of time this gen as last, it seems feasible.

Then again, there's always the rumor about a stripped-down 360+kinect bundle for light gaming and media consumption that was scheduled for this holiday. This rumor could be referring to that box.

Though I'm not sure what room there would be for that kind of system with the 360 now 'starting' at $99.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #26
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Granted. Yet, still a successful system--amazingly, I know.

I can say one thing. Of all the systems next gen, you can bet your bottom dollar that the X720 will be the absolute most reliable system ever created in the history of video gaming. It's going to surpass Nintendo-quality. Because of what it cost them to have 360s failing left and right. They say a problem doesn't get fixed until it squeaks. The 360 squeaked for hundreds of millions of dollars. They'll be able to justify spending perhaps even $100m just getting the hardware perfectly hard-tested. Bet on it. Bet on it. I'm talking sub 1% failure rates. Even Nintendo's has like a 2% failure rate.
You mean how like the SLIM is now? The latest version is rock solid and all the bad taste has left my mouth once I got it. But you are correct, they will make sure the next version is free from that embarrassment of the RRoD.

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:55 AM   #27
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Don't think that would be a wise move to launch both products at the same time, just the release of one major product takes a lot of money, man power and properly executed for it to be successful. A new console would be very expensive at least $400-600 and then they would expect people to pay another substantial amount to get a new device with windows 8 on it. No way the majority could afford both. Plus it would be a waste of advertising money to be marketing both products at the same time because the new 360 would most likely over shadow the windows 8 release.
While it is true that it costs a lot to launch a new product; cash is something Microsoft has. What MS wants it to do is bitch slap Apple/Google, and the only way to do that is to regain lost market share. MS could do that if they had a bunch of good products with the same ecosystem available ASAP.

MS has been playing catch up for years, and needs to do something big like this to reignite interest in their products.
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You mean how like the SLIM is now? The latest version is rock solid and all the bad taste has left my mouth once I got it. But you are correct, they will make sure the next version is free from that embarrassment of the RRoD.
Yes, exactly.

Thing is, they've already learned a toooon from the 360 melt-down, and all that institutional knowledge that went into building the slim will go into the 720 too. It's a done deal.
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While it is true that it costs a lot to launch a new product; cash is something Microsoft has. What MS wants it to do is bitch slap Apple/Google, and the only way to do that is to regain lost market share. MS could do that if they had a bunch of good products with the same ecosystem available ASAP.

MS has been playing catch up for years, and needs to do something big like this to reignite interest in their products.
Remember rumors of the Valve / Apple box. Would be interesting if Apple jumped in with a console and kicked Sony back to 4th place >_> Then Sony would have a real excuse to leave the market (that and their looming bankruptcy :P).
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:54 AM   #30
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dev kits have been around for a little while now, so these must be retail units.
Yes, Dev Kits have been around for awhile I can agree with you there
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #31
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Yes, Dev Kits have been around for awhile I can agree with you there
Could it be updated Devkits then? Do they do that? I guess they could be stockpiling launch units, but it does seem early.
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A picture would have leaked by now of the dev kits or even a production model. Nothing has come up so far. You know how people are nowadays, they can't keep their mouths shut.
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Yes, Dev Kits have been around for awhile I can agree with you there
You know what I mean, dev kits for the new MS console :P I've been told by some EA guys at from our local EA shop they've got them.
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Yeah, I literally had over 20 360s RRoD on me.
So 360 players are like those rednecks who keep re-building their trailer homes in the same bad-weather area?
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