XBox Hardware Downgrade A Possibility

As the XBox release date approaches, one thing is certain, that no one at Microsoft has long nails any more. However, the various reported production problems and some last minute difficulties, said to be giving Microsoft a hard time, are commonplace when such a vast project nears completion.
What could possibly tarnish the Xbox's glossy image, created by huge teams of publicists and advertisers? How does a hardware downgrade sound?

According to geeknews.net, leaked memo information, what else, states that XBox's hardware specifications will change as follows:

HDD : The 10 Gb capacity announced will be reduced to 8 Gb of storage space.
XGPU: The graphics chip announced to run at 250 MHz will most probably clock a "mere" 233 MHz
DVD Playback: Will be limited to only 480p
The site also reports an unconfirmed possibility that the ability to alter progressive scan modes (480p, 720p, 1080p) will no longer be supported.

As the launch date approaches Microsoft will have to somehow quietely announce these changes, as well as the necessary price reduction to compensate for this drop of the specs.

Microsoft were the first to point the finger at SONY and enjoy the problems associated with the release of the PlayStation 2. Within a couple of weeks however, Microsoft have announced the XBox's release will be delayed, to November 15th, and a hardware downgrade is suspected, let's see what else will go wrong.

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XBox Hardware Downgrade A Possibility

u f...ng asses everyone knows this. and what the helll is a"mere" 233 means......... who did this u lamers u should check the Xbox sites this is alot of shit to a downgrade....oh my god I can only save 8 million games on the 8 gig hard drive shit what ever would I do.

XBox Hardware Downgrade A Possibility

x-box will win the consel gameing system "war", but the computer will always win in my mind, if you read the specs u will see that x-box sounds really close to a computer. The only reason anyone will buy a gamecube is cause of the n64 titles on it like zelda, goldeneye add's, and so on. i own a ps2 and it is nothing special, so the moral is go and upgrade your computer, save your money.

XBox Hardware Downgrade A Possibility

Megagames............. This is total crap.... This is a rumor and nothing more. Knowing someone that works under the Microsoft Xbox team.... I can seriously say that this is nothing but crap. There is no official announcement and nor will there be one about this. I love Megagames website but when it comes to console news for the Xbox... this is ashame to see that whoever (working for Megagames) would say this. Everything Xbox is going very very well and there is absolutely no excuse for this article. Xbox specs aren't changing and they won't... Being a proud fan of Microsoft and Xbox I know that it will deliver. There will definately be enough to go around. No downgrade of specs and no more delays. I haven't even reserved an Xbox because I know that i'll be able to get one. The expensive prices for bundles is just proving that people are gonna buy no matter what the cost... As for those of us that think Xbox is nothing but a PC or whatever... Please do more research. Seriously 300 bucks and whatever for your game, dvd remote, extra controller, and voice commander at the least is totally worth it and will be proven if you buy. PCs are hardly capable of running at a promising 60 fps. And believe me it will. Even running on xdk's it ran beautifully. check out [url removed] for all of the Xbox movies. They are pretty reassuring. As for non belivers... your outa luck and i'm not gonna try and argue with you. ;) I'm willing to create real hard info topics about Xbox Megagames.... Contact me VIA email if you could go for my help.

XBox Hardware Downgrade A Possibility

Megagames News in Xbox maybe right. Personnal work in the Xbox Project will never anouncing any bad news to customer because they scare no one will buy they console. And they job will ruine. Xbox delayed because many problem is discover when they tested it. It's maybe Right that Xbox it's the same thing that you PC have. Example, after you play many game you must defrag or scandisk the HDD Xbox like your HDD PC. Xbox will have an error or bad cluster or any problem that your PC have. Maybe when the day of Xbox release, they will have a VERY GOOD news about the changement to Xbox.PS2 is nothing like PSX but you doesn't scare ERROR or CRASH.!!!!!!!!!!!!Any Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I will wait so see!!!!!!!!!

XBox Hardware Downgrade A Possibility

This is obviously just a rumor, I wish sometimes Megagames would post something they are absolutely sure about. Either this is a bash at Microsoft and the Xbox, or Megagames is very gullible. In any case, I think any change Microsoft would make to their system would be for the best, to make the system affordable or something. Head over to Ign Xbox or Gamespot or something for some REAL news.

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