360 on its way to being banned in US

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  1. RiderLeangle

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    Does anyone not notice this is for the slim models... Technically if it gets banned they could just make the old ones again... so even if the slims really were banned it wouldn't mean the console is completely banned...

    But more than likely it won't be banned, everyone else fielded that one... I'm not going to say it again
     
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  2. Fibrizo

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    The 360 is already ban in Germany cuz something related to this

    in the end Obama will have the final say and it could go either way and none will care.
     
  3. Zerosuit connor

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    I love that he says Nintendo and Sony can "Pick Up The Slack". This judge is the sillier than the Australian judge that suspended the OptusTVNow service, luckily this won't happen, and even if it does can't Microsoft put forth and appeal to the High Court (or whatever the US equivalent is). And what happens to the people that own the console already? No games, or new software?
     
  4. Puppy_Washer

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    They can. Not that the potential market change should have any effect on matters like these.

    It might happen. If Microsoft are truly in the wrong here, it's reasonable that further sales of a product that is actively infringing on copyright should cease until the case is over.

    This isn't about the products associated with the 360, it's about copyright infringement with the actual 360 unit. Games will still come out. Why would publishers stop shipping units to the US because of a (certainly) temporary hardware ban? There are so many owners of the 360 already. Not to mention that the internet and other means will still exist for customers that want an xBox.

    You may remember the Galaxy Tab 10.1 being locked from sale in Australia by Apple. It was still incredibly easy to purchase one. Hell, even when it was banned, it was still cheaper than the eventual Australian price.


    But they'll get a larger settlement if they manage/threaten to pull an already developed, manufactured, and marketed product. It's just business.
    Besides, Microsoft should have been more careful.

    Motorola don't want it to be banned. They want to make Microsoft sweat and settle for a high sum.
    What would Motorola have to gain from banning the xBox? Nothing but PR damage, and money.
    What would Motorola have to gain from recieving a settlement, and not banning the xBox? Money, and no PR damage (as most people will just look at this as a boring copyright court case with a retarded judge that didn't get his way. Oh, and that time that a consoles fate was potentially in the hands of the president.).
     
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    My god... More retardation..
     
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  6. Gahars

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    You... you know it doesn't work like that in any way, shape, or form, right?
     
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  7. Fibrizo

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    What do you mean ? the Obama thing ? cuz he does have the final say go look it up
     
  8. triassic911

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    The president might as well be a public figure.
     
  9. Gahars

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    ...Have you looked it up yourself?
     
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  10. Sora de Eclaune

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    Guys, I think it's just going toward buying consoles from other regions and having them shipped to the US so you can play your Japanese/European games.
     
  11. air2004

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    Xbox should do a partial un-ban for consoles. If they did it could or maybe would bring them in more revenue
     
  12. Rasas

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    Probably wouldn't be much or any revenue increase since they most likely a bought a new console or stopped playing.

    Honestly they didn't settle in Germany so this might turn out badly but it is going to be decided in August.
    Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division has lost so much money that even with the profits that came in during 2008-present haven't been enough to cover it. Windows phones only have like 2% of the marketshare and I doubt it will improve even with Nokia helping them. Honestly just like their DVRs maybe it is time they kill some ideas. Windows Phone being one of them and X-Box being the other if the next gen system they make fails to turn profit.
     
  13. Bladexdsl

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    mic will just end up paying off the judge -end- :creep:
     
  14. FireGrey

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    banning a product that makes millions a year?
    yeah good luck with that.
     
  15. ShadowSoldier

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    So far everybody in this thread o.0

    Anyways, this doesn't affect me. I'm in Canada so eh, I still wanna buy one again.
     
  16. godreborn

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    I don't think so. most of the US systems (all three of them) r made out of country to save on costs. if it were what u suggest, it's like microsoft of america would be the one seeking the ban.
     
  17. HamburgerBandit

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    I hope it gets banned just so they'll release the 720 sooner
     
  18. RchUncleSkeleton

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    I can honestly say I don't give a damn about 360 being banned or not. The console never interested me and never had any originality, it's just a plethora of FPS games and 3rd party shovelware. I never had an interest in the original XBOX either and I shouldn't think the next one will impress anything upon me. Any of the good games are either on PS3 (which I also don't really care for) or PC, which looks 10 times better than the 360 anyway.
     
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  19. godreborn

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    xbox 360 = ps3. most exclusives for either system r just plain terrible, and I'm not talking about gears or uncharted. there r a lot of terrible games exclusive to each system that most people don't even realize exist. even though I'm a console gamer, I'd agree that pc gaming is better. anyone who says otherwise is delusional considering both systems r very outdated by comparison (imagine how a 6-year old pc would run today).
     
  20. Lumstar

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    why isn't this applied to the 360 320GB?