Xbox gearing up to chase out PS3?

It seems Xbox is either planning to rob Sony of customers or planning to flood the market with its own console. It looks like Microsoft have finally realised how much of a threat the new PS3 is going to be on business. Taiwan’s Commercial Times is reporting that Microsoft has ordered more semiconductors to boost up production of its Xbox 360 console for the second quarter. The companies involved vary, they are Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, United Microelectronics Corp, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc, Silicon Integrated Systems Corp and Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd. The sources that informed the paper have said that there is an expected 3 million units to be delivered, which is over double from the first quarter. Microsoft has announced its scheme to launch the Xbox in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Africa in the coming months. So with the release of the PS3 looming, does this mean that Microsoft has its plan together to grab those customers undecided between the two units? We’ll just have to wait and see the outcome, especially from PS3 pre-orders…

It seems Xbox is either planning to rob Sony of customers or planning to flood the market with its own console. It looks like Microsoft have finally realised how much of a threat the new PS3 is going to be on business. Taiwan’s Commercial Times is reporting that Microsoft has ordered more semiconductors to boost up production of its Xbox 360 console for the second quarter. The companies involved vary, they are Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, United Microelectronics Corp, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc, Silicon Integrated Systems Corp and Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd. The sources that informed the paper have said that there is an expected 3 million units to be delivered, which is over double from the first quarter. Microsoft has announced its scheme to launch the Xbox in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Africa in the coming months. So with the release of the PS3 looming, does this mean that Microsoft has its plan together to grab those customers undecided between the two units? We’ll just have to wait and see the outcome, especially from PS3 pre-orders…

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