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sangreal
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(06-16-2007, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by LJ11

I read that as soon as Agent posted the link. They never clarified it during that call, and they probably never will. Money was exchanged, how much is for us to speculate.

Mercury, sales have dropped for a few months at $400 and the library is stellar right now, and will only get better in the future. MS would be taking a big gamble betting on GTA4 + Halo 3 pushing sales much further at $400. It would almost be a game of who blinks first? Would consumers cave and jump on board, or will they wait it out until an eventual price cut. Nintendo will laugh all the way to the bank, they're laughing already actually, if they don't cut.

Edit: And we all know GTA Wii is coming, it's only a matter of time.

Well I did some more investigating and it seems Microsoft paid $50 million for 2 episodes. From the most recent conference call:

Evan Wilson - Pacific Crest Securities

Thank you. And as it relates to the deferred revenue chunk associated with the episodic content on X-Box 360, you can see that $25 million of that moved into short-term deferred. Could you give us any sense of when thatís going to hit the P&L? Will we see $25 million at one time and then the second 25 or will it be a slow bleed?

Lainie Goldstein

The first 25 is for the first episodic content package thatís supposed to go out and that is in March of í08. Thatís why it moved into current because itís in the next 12 months. The second 25 will be for the second episodic, the episode, and that will be later in fiscal í08.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/38017