- Sep 5, 2001
We have heard this before, and them saying it again just shows some validity to the opinions expressed by the reviewer and others with similar opinions
Since when have Newsweek's video game opinions been given any attention at all? I seem to recall them naming Myst the "Best Game Ever." And about a year ago (maybe 2), they ran an op-ed piece loaded with invectives which asserted that video games would never, nor could they ever be, art. The reviewer's opinions are the reviewer's opinions... and in Newsweek's case, I've learned to ignore them.
Off-topic, I consider the rest of Newsweek just as worthless as I consider their video game section.
The fact that it is expensive to manufacture is MS's problem, not the consumer since the list price is only $299 (same as PS2).
It is absolutly the consumer's problem.
If Xbox really costs a significant amount more to manufature than it's competitors it means Microsoft must sell more software and accessories than Sony and Nintendo. If they are unsuccessful in out-selling their competition in software (not an easy thing to do) they will bleed out and leave the market. They aren't making games because they're fun...this is about making money.
Consumers will then be left with a $300+ investment to sit next to their Dreamcast.