QUOTE(sabbath_dude @ Mar 19 2007, 05:57 PM)
It does but only the Premium pack. The core doesn't from what I remember though.
If anything, I'd think it'd be the other way around. For $100 more than the core, you get:
* Hard Drive + 1mo free Live
* Wireless Controller
* Remote Control
* HD Component Cables
* Standard Headset
That's a LOT of shit for $100 (although the controller and cables are just upgrades from the core items). Essentially, the core system features:
* Wired Controller
* Composite cables
* System (duh!)
Judging from the compontents on the mobo versus companies like PC Chips who have onboard graphics, etc type mobos for PCs that RETAIL for about $100, I'm sure MS isn't paying $100 per mobo. DVD drives are probably between $15-$30. Also note these guesstimate figures are based off very large bulk status (since they've already sold over 10m worldwide).
Anywayz, back to the topic; sales are by no means dissapointing.
1) TONS of people are still playing Xbox and PS2. Why upgrade to a PS3 when you can still pre-order God Of War 2 (or Why upgrade to a Xbox 360 when there's a few titles that come out on both, and a bunch more that are Xbox exclusives).
2) NOW it's taxtime, so expect quite a few more to be sold by the next report time.
3) Lots of people holding off to see which system they'll be most satisfied with. The Xbox 360 is not even (or just barely) two. The PS3 and Wii are even younger. Also consider it costs considerably more to buy a PS3 than it did to buy a PS2, and still more to buy a Xbox 360 than it did to buy a Xbox (unless you're comparing an Xbox that came fully loaded for $299.99 to a Xbox 360 core that doesn't for $299.99).