View Full Version : MS thinks about stop selling Xboxes in Australia?!
10-21-2002, 04:35 AM
An Australian man living in Sydney in July was acquitted of allegedly selling PS2 chips, causing an outburst by Microsoft head-honcho Steve Ballmer recently.
The average console business plan involves selling hardware at a loss to get the box under the TV, then charging a premium for the software. This plan, of course, wouldnít work if the console was chipped, and could use car boot sale acquired games, fresh off the vendorís CDR.
Ballmer consequently is asking for a change in the law before MS decides that the country isnít a viable market -
"Given the way the economic model works, and that is a subsidy followed, essentially, by fees for every piece of software sold, our licence framework has to do that. If there are aspects that are not allowed, it would encourage us to require a change in the legal framework. Otherwise, it wouldn't make economic sense."
10-21-2002, 12:20 PM
Like this were a rarity, and happened only Down Under...
10-21-2002, 10:06 PM
whoa, Majora you can sell your x-box for 1000 bucks
10-22-2002, 02:02 AM
majora can go get 46865 off his x-box and by every cube game and ship them to me
10-22-2002, 03:00 AM
I bet he'd do that...
10-22-2002, 03:19 AM
Well how stupid were they to legalise mod chips?
10-22-2002, 11:51 AM
I've been reading more and more about this.
If Xbox leaves Australia we'll never see Rare again!
10-22-2002, 12:22 PM
Xbox leaveing aus my home... I have a gcn but I'll still miss it... bye bye xbox:cry2:
10-23-2002, 04:00 AM
Whell, this wouldn't come as a big supprise, but the odds are slim to none. Either way I can wait for an offical statement, like there will ever be one.
10-23-2002, 09:03 AM
I dont think that microsoft will stop selling in aus it's beeting gcn mainly cause it had a 4 mounth head start...:hmm:
plus microsoft havent stoped it in japan even tho thay dont like it... :uhh:
there just makeing games japan likes.
I dont think thay will stop selling down here in aus.:mad:
10-23-2002, 09:16 AM
2 month head start.
10-23-2002, 09:22 AM
i dont think they will... but then again who ever thought sonic would be on a nintendo console? or that M$ would make a console? or that rare :sad: would be xbox exclusive?
10-23-2002, 01:10 PM
that strue nova
10-23-2002, 11:14 PM
But does anyone really think that just because of this that they will stop. I think not. Heack they are losing quite a pretty penny on every unit they sell, so i doubt they will go anywhere.
Dag, billy is a little mad .... i see.
It might happen and than it will suck. It will probably result in an australian breakout.
10-23-2002, 11:56 PM
An australian what?!?!??!? Are you insulting my home?:hmm:
10-26-2002, 02:07 AM
I doubt it will happen... they are just threatening, and making a point of how serious they are about mod-chips.
10-26-2002, 05:37 AM
they'd have to b pretty stupid to pull out of the aus market
think of all the disgruntled xbox fans.
that wouldn't help their campaign for the xbox 2 whenever they decide to bring that out
10-26-2002, 06:27 AM
It would give them a bad reputation globally if they pulled out. Its rubbish.
10-26-2002, 01:44 PM
Well the Xbox has a bit of a reputation in Australia.I don't think they'll do it.I think it's just some threat or something.Xbox fans here will be furious if this happened.I wonder how Majora will react if this happened???
10-26-2002, 02:56 PM
I'd be really pissed off. Let's just say that.
10-26-2002, 03:17 PM
Lol, well, we all saw something like this somewhere in the world coming... at least I did...
10-31-2002, 02:18 PM
We know the microsoft is losing alot of money on the system and if they can't make money on selling games wait is the point to con't? Maybe they can make money on the sales of controllers.
Ballmer is right now threating to pull out if the isn't a change in the law. If there is a change in the law they will stay. If there isn't a change in the law... all xboxs in Australia are now worth alot more.
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