It's Official, Xbox 2 will NOT ship with a Hard Drive
This is interesting. It seems like a bad move, but Microsoft had to make it. A few weeks ago, a Microsoft employee spoke about the money being lost off of the Xbox despite the good amount of units they were selling due to production costs. Now, let's see what Sony does...From Evil Avatar
CEO of partner company and memory device provider M-Systems, Dov Moran confirmed today that the next version of the Xbox will not ship with a hard drive. Team Xbox has the story.
â€Itâ€™s a cooperation agreement. The potential isnâ€™t clear, but itâ€™s in the billions of dollars. Microsoft has taken the hard disk out of its Xbox. The only thing left will be a CD; thatâ€™s all. At some point, when users want to save their e-mail messages, copy music, or anything like that, the only storage theyâ€™ll have is what we give them. Itâ€™s worth hundreds of millions to the company, spread over a few years, and weâ€™ll be the main supplier for it; and I hope the sole supplier. â€Meanwhile, development is intense, and requires expenses, although not major ones. Weâ€™ll start supply only in 2005.â€