Posts Tagged ‘xbox’

Thanks to research firm IHS, the bill of material and associated cost of next-gen now current-gen consoles are known, and neither Microsoft or Sony makes profits from the hardware sales.

PS4 & XBone consoles image courtesy of

According to IHS, after spending $75 on the Kinect, $110 on AMD processors/GPUs, $60 on memory, then adding various other equipment, each Xbox one costs Microsoft $471 to manufacture. Taking into consideration the MSRP of $499, there’s only a meager margin of $28, that likely goes to retailer and transportation.



You got it New Zealand!

The first sunrise in the world, the first to have legal rights to sell the console, and the only ones to have sharks to guard sale # 001.


Xbox One at the bottom of the Shark Tank in Auckland’s SEA LIFE aquarium – image courtesy of


It was meant to be the first console on the market. Albeit there was some mixup leading to pre-orders being already fulfilled, but it is still going to be the first official, normal sale. And it is guarded by sand tiger sharks.


So, thanks to RatedRR, and Kotaku for pointing it out, let’s watch an old xbox 360 explode.

Happy C4!

André Weingarten [Moonlight Swami] didn’t preorder the xbox one. So when he found out that Target had them “in stock” online, he ordered one. To his surprised, 4 days later, he had the console at home. Before the planned launch of xbox one!

So, he played it. And got banned from xbox live.

Do Not Open Until Nov.22 or you’ll be banned. Image courtesy of