interestingly enough…microsoft (i believe) is still losing money on each xbox sold, they were at least when the system first came out and i dont see why it wouldnt still be losing money especially with the price drop of the system.
nintendo has so many games for the gamecube that would make killer online games that its just a shame they didnt push the online for the cube. i am not a fan of online gaming but can only imagine how awesome it would be for an online gamer to play super monkey ball, mario party, animal crossing, metroid prime, mario kart, mario golf, zelda four swords, crystal chronicles, etc… online and with other people.
as a die hard nintendo fan boy, the lack of online gaming (aside from PSO) really got me upset. i didnt want online gaming but i cant even imagine how many more nintendo owners there would be if they had the online gaming enabled for most of these games. the modem is available for the cube. sony has the developers run the servers for the games and doesnt charge a monthly fee, this would be great for nintendo but unfortunately, nintendo makes most of the games above that i listed and would have to pay to run the servers themselves. but i personally know tons of people who would pay good money for a monthly fee to play those games online.
ok, my hands are tired from typing.