QUOTE(mp5user @ Mar 11 2007, 08:21 PM)
Not true, for one most people with X360s own PCs. So copy's they sell for X360 would be more money. Then once the X360 gets outdated they are gonna sell more copies of Windows, so w/e, it would mean more money. Anti-trust laws are their problems, interoperability would be required if Windows was available for the X360 because it would be classified a PC. And to those that disagree Windows could run through emulation = not port Windows to PPC = cost vs. benefit = profit. At least thats make take on the subject.
Same reason they won't release a general media player with divx etc. support
*They ONLY make money by selling lots of games*
They don't want people to do anything else on the 360 except buy games and play them. They have reluctantly opened up the 360 to play wmv videos and do some other piddly stuff, but the *last* thing they want is people buying a 360 and then using it as a media player or homebrew platform. All that achieves for them is to lose money on the hardware that user buys and never recoup it from them.
I wish it wasn't that way, but that is the business model. If they didn't have to compete they would never let the 360 do anything except play games.
It isn't that people would play PC games, just releasing 'Windows' on the 360 doesn't mean PC games would work, it is a totally different architecture, and only super well behaved high level coded programs would run at all well, and games certainly don't fit that description. It is hard enough to get some games to run properly on a *real* PC.