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Microsoft(X-Box) wants SEARS to quit selling Nintendo Products altogether

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Erwin, Aug 22, 2001.

  1. Erwin

    Erwin Well-Known Member

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    I was talking to a salesperson at SEARS who seemed to know what he was talking about [​IMG]
    He said that proposed a deal that SEARS accepted. The deal was that SEARS could no longer sell Nintendo video game systems or games (Gamecube, N64). Are they more afraid of Nintendo than Sony? It seems like they would be more afraid of Sony since Sony has already sold several Playstations and Playstation 2s. Before I didn't like Microsoft. Now, I hope the X-Box winds up being a has-been system which ends up in the "grave yard bargain bin" only at Toys-R-Us just like the 3DO.
    [Edited last by Erwin on August 22, 2001 at 08:23 PM]
     
  2. Camp

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    I'm sure Microsoft would love it if everyone stopped selling Nintendo consoles!
    Circuit City signed a deal with Sony a few years back where they only sold Playstation products. All it did was cause Circuit City to loose market share in the video game category. A Sears deal with MS would be just as harmless -especially considering Sears isn't a big player in video game retailing as it is.
     
  3. Sean Oneil

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    Perhaps Sears will create they're own version of the X-Box system, as they did with the Atari 2600 back in the day. [​IMG]
    Whatever they sell is up to them. Just go somewhere else to buy Nintendo product.
     
  4. BrianB

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    Sears have already scaled back videogame sales in a heck of a lot of their stores - it's really only their top tier stores that still sell them I believe.
    And as this information came from a shop-floor salesman, I wouldn't exactly trust the source...
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  5. Camp

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  6. Jeremy Illingworth

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    I just got a Sears Sports Center. It is a console/controller unit with three build in games.
    jeremy
     
  7. Erwin

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  8. Iain Lambert

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    err, am I missing something big about Microsoft's X-Box hype? I'd have thought that Microsoft would have to be planning something pretty massive to beat the sales you could get for Gameboy Advance products in the next 6 months, let alone anything the Gamecube can manage. Its not like the GBA doesn't hold the all-time launch volume record, and the previous Gameboys certainly had 'legs' when it came to sales.
     
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    Is this the same Microsoft that did this?
     
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