It wouldn't be a problem if the 360 had a halfway decent disc drive like the PS3, but it doesn't. It scratches discs and sounds like a jet plane taking off. Okay it's not as bad as it used to be, but it's still loud enough to be annoying. You'll get a lot more play out of both your 360 and your games if you just install the games to the hard drive. Less chance of losing a disc to scratch fever.
Secondly, you're comparing apples to oranges. Wall Street has a huge influence on the stock market in general. They can't make a company turn a profit however. So while things may look great on the surface and investors may be investing like mad, in reality things may not be as great as they seem. This has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that if Wall Street says that Nintendo is looking at a rough future, their stocks will likely continue to plummet. Reality bites. Also, showing one example of why Wall Street is a bad source for stock information (which is absolutely ridiculous since they are pretty much the voice of the stock market in the US) doesn't do anything to prove your point. Case studies are useless without some statistics to back them up. I'm pretty sure if you look at overall stats, Wall Street is pretty good at what they do. So stop using case studies in arguments. They really don't mean anything by themselves. Now this particular article does come from a Wallstreet investor website, so by itself it doesn't prove anything for the whole of Wallstreet. The fact that Nintendo's stocks have dropped everytime they open their mouths though pretty much proves what Wallstreet's opinion of Nintendo is currently.
It's also a little funny that you go out of your way to find any source you can that shows my argument in a bad light. I mean, most people would just admit that Wall Street is a pretty credible source when it comes to the stock market. Not you though. Oh no, you've got to deny it even when it's obviously a great argument. What was that you were saying earlier about not admitting when you're wrong? You might want to take your own advice.
"?? says: Christopher your sources are from where 2009????? Come on man this is 2011. "
March 31st total assets worth 1,600 BILLION yen. Which puts their asset worth well over 20 billion USD as of March 31st 2011. Out of the 20 billion, 10 billion is in cash/deposits. Like I said, anybody who thinks Nintendo is in trouble is just plain stupid.
LOL you mean the same financial statement that saw Nintendo lose 20% of it's stock value? The same one that saw investors scrambling to sell their stocks and forced the Tokyo Exchange to close transactions on Nintendo stocks for a time period. You're also assuming that assets means money on hand. It doesn't. Assets also includes the amount of money they could receive for selling their core franchises, which for some like Metroid, Mario, and Zelda would be in the hundreds of millions most likely, buildings, patents, copyrights, etc. The amount of money they actually have is completely different. Companies don't sell all of their assets off before filing for bankruptcy. Donald Trump filed for bankruptcy for god sakes and he's still a billionaire if you look at his assets. You're really not understanding what's being talked about. Nintendo isn't in danger of completely dying off anytime soon, and I NEVER mad that statement. They are in danger of bankruptcy if things don't get better for them next generation, however. If the Tokyo Exchange hadn't stopped trading of their stock they were definitely in danger of bankruptcy. You realize that much of the billions they have in assets is due to the billions of dollars that are tied up in stocks right? If they lose that money they're screwed. There's no two ways about it. Trust me, if people start going on a Nintendo stock selling spree, soon enough everyone will want in on it before Nintendo's stock is worth nothing, and then the company goes bankrupt. That's reality. SO the Tokyo Exchange put a halt on Nintendo's stock to prevent this from happening. If it wasn't a possibility they wouldn't have done it.
Honestly, if you don't think bankruptcy was a possibility then why did the Tokyo Exchange put a stop on Nintendo stock transactions? If you can come up with a half decent reason then you have grounds to continue the argument. Otherwise, you're just in denial.