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Microsoft Paid $50 Million for GTA IV DLC

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Sony doesn't have the assets to do that right now, their gaming division is losing so much money...

Yeah,. but i doubt they would anyway, they are in no postion to satart a moneyfight with MS....

Yeh they really would lose badly. I mean the fact that Microsoft just throw 50 million for exclusive content on there console is crazy. I think it's stupid because there not going to get any money back by doing that. Oh well another sign of Microsofts stupidity.

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I think Sony shot themselves in the ass w/ the release of the PS3, specifically not putting enough units out to cover the initial demand. I don't think of myself as a fanboy but i always preferred the PS until the PS3 release. The prices they were getting on e-bay were beyond insane. Enough said on that, back to topic.

For a company as big as MS, $50mil isn't such a big deal, especially if they spend it to corner a market. They buy an exclusive

on a hot title & they know people will buy their console to get the exclusive content. In turn, the sales of their consoles go up.

Now a lot of people have a console they spent a bunch of money on so they buy other games for it. On top of that, they claim

the original $50mil as advertising & write it off on taxes.

In the end they get it all back + more.

As Homer Simpson said, "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand."

Either way, I'd hate to see MS get control of R*.

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If Sony pays to R* 50 mills, PS 3 will get DLC in no time :) ...

Screw that Sony should suddenly make a payment of $100 mill in September to get it released immediately, to make the market explode.

Sony doesn't have the assets to do that right now, their gaming division is losing so much money...

Are you joking me, two years ago in their financial report they released it said the majority of their profits came from their blockbuster Spiderman 2, and with Spiderman 3 earning even more than that I think Sony couldn't possibly have more money right now, as long as they keep pumping out blockbusters Like Casino Royale and The Da Vinci code.

Besides that even if Sony's gaming division went down, like Square Pictures, the parent company would come back and make FF7: Advent Children, having said that many forget when they draw comparisons, between the Dreamcast or the Saturn and the PS3 that Sega was only a Gaming company just as Nintendo is only a Gaming company, they don't make consumer electronics or own large record companies, or Movie Studios.

So in REALITY Sony or the Playstation will never go the way the Dreamcast or Sega went, also it took Sega two failures to stop making consoles (not including the Sega 32X), so anyone drawing comparisons and saying Sony is gonna go down is a fool.

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If Sony pays to R* 50 mills, PS 3 will get DLC in no time :) ...

Screw that Sony should suddenly make a payment of $100 mill in September to get it released immediately, to make the market explode.

Sony doesn't have the assets to do that right now, their gaming division is losing so much money...

Are you joking me, two years ago in their financial report they released it said the majority of their profits came from their blockbuster Spiderman 2, and with Spiderman 3 earning even more than that I think Sony couldn't possibly have more money right now, as long as they keep pumping out blockbusters Like Casino Royale and The Da Vinci code.

Besides that even if Sony's gaming division went down, like Square Pictures, the parent company would come back and make FF7: Advent Children, having said that many forget when they draw comparisons, between the Dreamcast or the Saturn and the PS3 that Sega was only a Gaming company just as Nintendo is only a Gaming company, they don't make consumer electronics or own large record companies, or Movie Studios.

So in REALITY Sony or the Playstation will never go the way the Dreamcast or Sega went, also it took Sega two failures to stop making consoles (not including the Sega 32X), so anyone drawing comparisons and saying Sony is gonna go down is a fool.

Hmm...okay, yeah...

Sony had a net income of about $1 billion in 2006.

Microsoft had a net income of $12 billion in 2006.

So, Sony is probably NOT going to pay Rockstar 1/10th of it's income to have the content.

1. Sony is a fucking shady company, friggin putting DRM on people's computers, having racist PSP ads, shitty batteries, fake movie reviewers, etc...they keep that kind of thing up and they'll be gone in no time

2. Well, gee, George, $12 billion vs. $1 billion, I think I'll take the company with a ton of more money.

3. Sony lost $500 million on the PS3 launch. The PS3 is killing Sony.

4. The Dreamcast died because it didn't play DVDs. If it did, I bet you that Sega would still be making consoles today.

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