Why the Xbox 360 was Forced to Launch First

294w ago - In 2005 the Xbox 360 was launched in North America with a price point of $500 for the premium model and $400 for the "core" model. At this time the Xbox 360 was the only "next generation" console on the market, and it would stay like that for at least a year.

Originally, Sony was to launch their console, the PS3 in early 2006, however the console was delayed into November of 2006.

Weeks after launch many found flaws in the system and wondered why they were their. It seemed like many people forgot about Sony's original plan of releasing their console a few months after the 360 because they constantly refer to it has Microsoft's own greed to launch a year before the competition, although the competition was to launch just months after.

Later it was revealed that Microsoft had "skipped" some of the details when it came to the development of the Xbox 360, but why?

1. "Last Generation" Microsoft took second place to Sony, they didn't want a repeat of that so they decided to get a few months on them. To do this they of course had to skip certain details on their check list of things to do.

2. In mid 2005 NVIDIA, the developer of the Xbox's GPU ended production. Without a GPU Microsoft was unable to manufacture Xbox's to sell so they had to go...

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