X-Box plans for US release

After SONY's less than successful Playstation 2 Worldwide release future console manufacturers are studying the SONY paradigm carefully.
Microsoft, ofcourse, could not be an exception. As a result the X-Box, it has been announced, will not see a European release until Q1 2002. Microsoft will, instead, focus on meeting fully the US demand upon the products release in the fall of 2001. Efforts will focus on producing great demand by the Christmas holiday season next year, and supplying that demand successfully.

Considering the companY's limited experience in mass hardware production, this is a smart move. The Xbox will initially be produced in Mexico and Hungary, by Flextronics International. The Hungarian plant will most probably be responsible for supplying Europe, once the X-Box is released there, but will assist with the initial US supply .

So what about Japan? Microsoft has announced that Japan will get the X-Box within 2001, but plans to build an Asian plant to supply Japan and the rest of Asia, suggest that the X-Box's release in that continent will be delayed considerably.

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X-Box plans for US release

The X-Box will definently be the most advanced console, with 200Mhz more then any other Console, the most advanced graphics card brought by Nvidia (Currently the Ultra but if the X-Box is delayed any more it will have the Next-Gen NV20 inside) Microsoft's marketing is always ruthless, them being the most powerful electronic company in the world the X-Box will be a definate hit.Advice: Next-Gen Consoles such as Sony's and Nintendo's will be look like an old Atari once the X-Box is released, if you got patience wait for this console.

X-Box plans for US release

Omen 3070 YOU ARE A f**kING IDIOT.... WHILE MOST INTELLECTUALS SEEK TO FIND THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THIS SUPERIOR PIECE OF HARDWARE YOU WISH TO LOOK FOR PRETTY PICTURES OF IT... LIKE ALL f**kING AMERICANS YOU MAKE ME SICK. MICROSOFT ARE GODS AMONGST AMERICAN IDIOTS WHO SEEM TO BE SO JEALOUS THAT BILL GATES ACTUALLY HAS A BRAIN AND KNOWS HOW TO MAKE MONEY. HOPEFULLY A BRIT WILL JOIN ONE OF THE 'HIGHER' AMERICAN COURTS AND RULE MICROSOFT AS LEADERS OF ALL COMPUTER RELATED MARKETS (WHERE THEY SHOULD BE!). I THINK THAT MICROSOFT SHOULD OVERCHARGE ALL YOU AMERICAN d**kS CAUSE YOU'RE SO STUPID YOU'D SELL YOUR HOUSE JUST TO BUY ONE.PS ALL AMERICANS CAN GO SLIT THEIR IRRELEVANT WRISTS.FROM YOUR BRITISH MEGAGAMES AMBASSADOR.... MR I KNOW EVERYTHING

X-Box plans for US release

PSX2 destorys ALL consoles at this time, and no one can say differently, Xbox is NICE, but again, what price are we talking for nice? and I may have read the main message wrong, but PSX2 is more than a hit, TRY TO FIND ONE! they are HARDER THAN HELL to get. EVERYWHERE, ANYPLACE, they get them in, they sell the same exact time. SONY has a great product, Bill, lets see what you have! and for Mr I Know Everything, your an A$$hole. if it wasnt for americans you slow backward europeans would be nothing.

X-Box plans for US release

PS2's less than sucessful launch?? WHO WROTE THAT CRAP? Fire that guy. Less than successful my ass. Have you tried buying one of those things?I lov my PS2 (that was damn near impossible 2 get) and I also plan on buying an X-Box. I might even buy one of those ass-ugly gamecubes if they ever get ne decent games to go with the tech.

X-Box plans for US release

You people just dont understand do you?A console is totally different to a PC. MHz has nothing to do with how the console can preform. Even if Xbox has a 2GHz, it doesnt mean it will be the best. PC's require speed (MHz) as they run many applications. However, a console is designed to run 3D polygons (therefore the MHz speed is not a significant figure)!!!Xbox decided to use a P3 733 (something like dat) which is designed for the computer. It is not a console engine which is designed to produce max polygons. The PS2 however has the emotion engine. Test by some company showed that the emotion engine is as powerful as a super computer. They put it on test by how fast it takes to render a 3D pic. PS2 came 5th but the top 4 were all super com's. 6th plcae was a workstation of 30 PIII 450s all linked up together!Emotion Engine kicks NVidia's graphics chip! And PS2 also has its graphics synth...Die XBOX!!!

X-Box plans for US release

hey..i'd just like to say don't complain about European gamers getting shafted. Australia wasn't even mentioned in that article. Besides the French, we are usually the last to get any console, and any game. Some games never even get released here in australia due to lack of publishers. We only barely got winback over here, thanks to ozisoft. and don't complain about getting games 3 months after japan or anthing.. we are lucky to get games four months after you Americans. No flaming wonder why the ps2 and the dreamcast aren't going the best over here. And i think that in the article, the less than perfect releasing was meant as they didn't have enough consoles to go around, so that not everybody got one, which means Sony got less sales.. anyway, thats my rant.fromt he boy who comes from the land that spells words like colour, and Mum, and centre..Blinky Fredge

X-Box plans for US release

Ill take an X-box regardless of any "emotion" engine the PS2 has...The X-Box has more than duble the clock speed... graphics processing up to 15 times more powerful than any other console or comp out there...All of you PS2 lovers wh dont have one should save your money and et an X-Box... But i bet its gonna cost atleast 400$ if not more on launch.

X-Box plans for US release

Don't go listening to anyone about which console is the best! You find the system you like and you play it, you don't piss and moan aboiut it like a F u c k ing retard, you save your little moneys and buy what is fun, affordable and what YOU want! and by the way, Microsoft is the Devil so don't buy an X-Box, EVERYONE knows how they are and Bill doesn't need anymore $$$ to give him that much more power, cause if you watch the movies you see these corporations who have taken over the world, and this is the start of that, so don't support an Evil Empire!DIE BILL GATES!!!!!!!!!!PS: you have a skinny weener!

X-Box plans for US release

How much power do you really need?I mean once they learn to program for the PS2 it'll be cool. I have nothing against the X-Box as long as it doesn't steal Sony's ideas and copy other companies and about the processor speeds and graphical power, well look the PS2 has a 4MB card which is small but it is really fast and is possible of making better graphics and textures then my 32MB card.Also the PS2 processor has Vector Units (VU0, VU1) and that can kill any system because that can multiply the power. So... if some system is running a game and it has a really fast processor, it doesn't really matter because the PS2, will divide that power and have 100% of the VU0 running 10% YES 10% of the CPU running and 0% or maybe 10% of VU1 and that will more then double the processor speed of the PS2. Now I know what you've heard about the PS2 and the X-Box. The X-Box can render a polygon is 1 step and it takes the PS2 8 and that is true so I wont say anything about that but wait the system has more capabilities and is capable of making more deep games it'll take more time but eventually they'll be better. And don't forget that the X-Box has about a year or more for development, and also, that Bill Gates has a year or more to think and copy other companies.And how many game systems has Microsoft done in its history and especially with CDs and the Dolphin how many systems have they made that work on CDs?You Loose Some You Win Some. But The Fight Always keeps going.But hey don't listen to me.Buy what you want.

X-Box plans for US release

Everyone that is bitchin about Microsoft should be shot, where the hell do you think you would be right now if there wasnt DOS, f**k you all for saying that Bill Gates has done a shitty job, just because he makes more money than you doesn't mean you should slag him. He worked his ass off to get there and you didnt, so f**k off... You should have bought stocks.. Bill Gates is a superhero in my books, X-Box will kick PS2 ass, not because of Bill Gates' say, but because of the idea they had of Developers allowed to release games like me and you without any crazy capital that is needed. The games that come out will be so original you wil shit your pants and swallow your tongue. You Microsoft haters wil burn in hell, think of DOS and rethink your opinions...

X-Box plans for US release

I forgot:Nintendo's Game Cube might not stand a chance against Microsoft's X-Box either.In an already saturated video game console the console that has the most features (Not just exclusively only play games and DVDs) and the most daily usefulnes will be the winner.If the X-Box plays games (All current PC games and custom made games for the system)+ DVDs + MP3s + WMA + WMV + Use Of PC Software (Possible compatibility with current emulators)+ Possible OS Software Upgradability with updates, then if the X-Box does that as rumors claim, it'll be the all in one wonder system that we all have been dreaming of.

X-Box plans for US release

hey wondering boy it wil cost as much as at retarded hyped up sony playstation 2 man your retardedhave you notest that ps2 dont use anti-asling where as dream cast dose hahaha,really jaggy games,also ps2 is the hardes to develope game fore coz of its multi prosessers,x box will be vary eazy to develope for,so is dream castso in the end ps2 is hyped up shit consle and x box and dream cast will live forever.

X-Box plans for US release

I have pretty much all the game systems, including the Playstation 2. I also plan on picking up the X-Box when it comes out. At first I was really skeptical of the X-Box (How many times have we heard companies bragging about the 'next best thing') but then Microsoft showed how smart it is and how much money it has by signing the developers of all the best games, like EA Sports, Konami, etc.I think the X-Box will be a big success because of the developers that signed, but so is the PlayStation 2. Just try to find one--everyone wants one.Oh ya, you dummy's that look at the specs and think the X-Box will cost as much as a PC should think twice. They intentionally lose money on the consoles, to make them affordable, while the revenue comes from GAME LICENSING. The X-Box can't sell for more than the PSX2.Even if it costs Microsoft $1000 to make an X-Box they will still sell it for $299. And they will more than make up for the loss on game licensing, especially on EA Sports titles.

X-Box plans for US release

Yeah, I agree with Han Solo. Ray you uneducated illiterate kid, just because you can not afford the playstation 2 , you decide to call it a peice of shit, you are a dumb ass, and you enjoy games like Street Fighter and other pathetic bull shit on Dreamcast, get some money and buy a Playstation 2 , then you will be satisfied. You just dont want to feal as if you got suckered into a Dreamcast, and poor mommy and daddy won't buy you the ps2.

X-Box plans for US release

Look people....most of you that say Xbox will coz of it's specs...well you're all probably PC people that have never owned a console.In the console world....software rule not hardware ok? Take a look at N64 compared to PS? Which has the better specs? Which would you perfer?See you get my point? Oh and also for a console to succeed in the worldwide market it'll need heavy support from japan and also consumer interest as well. Well as good as Xbox seems...do you think the japanese public will except it with open arms? Since when did they like American consoles or American software for that matter.You get my point here?SPECS MEANS NOTHING! Sure it is important in the early stages of a console's life as it woes developers, but later on as a certain console runs away with the ballgame...most developers would like to have a share or a part of the ballgame. Im talking about the green stuff here hahaha.Most developers dont really care about specs later on because without cash they'll all be in hell licking the devil's balls and im sure no one would like to be doing that.

X-Box plans for US release

Here you can see some scanned pictures of the X-Box...[url removed] Sony's old PSX that looks more like a toilet with it's seat, or Nintendo's blocky and square Game Cube that doesn't seems to fit in a shelve, the X-Box looks pretty cool.

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