Microsoft Corp.’s representative recently said that the shortages of the Xbox 360 game consoles will be resolved soon and the software giant will be able to supply enough gaming machines to gamers worldwide.
“Within the next four to six weeks, anybody will be able to walk into a store and buy an Xbox 360,” said Peter Moore, head of the Microsoft interactive entertainment division, reports Next Generation web-site.
I guess "better late than never" applies here. It certainly has been a pretty rough rollout. I wonder just what portion of the Xbox360 was the hold up, the IBM CPU, the ATI GPU, or the SiS IO controller? Considering the issues that IBM and ATI can have producing high-end products in volume and SiS's inability to produce cutting edge controllers on time, it's anyone's guess! Either way, if you've been searching for a 360, your wait is hopefully coming to an end!
pretty much with wrath. i dont have much reason to get one but they are available.
the guy i worked with has sent his back three times now. he has been givin over a year of xbox live and 3 games for his trouble. he got his on launch day and has only played it about 10 hours since. it breaks everytime.
from what ms finally told him was a problem with the firmware on the console and xbox live servers. for some reason the combination was causing systems freeze ups. i guess this was extremely wide-spread and caused microcrap to really scramble.
for me it seems this may have been the worst launch of any console. not the numbers but the sheer amount of problems and poor tech support.
I guess if it's IBM's fault, PS3 will also be delayed. Since Nintendo is claiming large quantities of Revelution for cheap at launch, it might not be ATI's fault. Sad that the 360 is so plauged with issues. I guess that's going to happen considering MS is working with a non-x86 architecture. There's no telling what's going on. Maybe my policy of waiting to buy a console until the price is $150 is a good approach. I've been pretty tempted at times to get one, but the rumors and availability have held me back.
I guess it was always going to be optimistic of MS to do a simultaneous worldwide launch. I've no desire for one though, I couldn't afford to buy all the games I want for two machines. Plus wouldn't have time to play them either.
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I passed on the 360. I originally pre-ordered it but thought better of it around October. The release titles where nothing short of lackluster, and after playing it for a while at a friends house, I wasn't impressed at all. I will be holding out for a ps3 and nr like alot of other gamers.
I wonder just what portion of the Xbox360 was the hold up, the IBM CPU, the ATI GPU, or the SiS IO controller? Considering the issues that IBM and ATI can have producing high-end products in volume and SiS's inability to produce cutting edge controllers on time, it's anyone's guess!
This article suggests the problem lies with a shortage of Infineon GDDR3 modules.
I remember hearing MS's problem with the Xbox 360 was overheating. Ive seen that Xbox 360 has a cable that allows it to hook directly up to a PC monitor for high-def.
Google got me a link to a review of one.. http://hardware.teamxbox.com/reviews...D-AV-Cable/p1/
Google knows everything...
Im more interested on a PS3 though. The cell processor is what I am wanting to see. Wondering if it is as good as it is said to be.
the cell processor is just as overhyped as anything else sony talks about. i mean for the price, and the way its produced its a great cpu. it will be used in many other applications other then gaming consoles, this is why its making such noise. its not like the games are going to **** you in just because theyre run from a cell processor