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The idea of monopolistic competition is two companies that provide similar products but at the same time two very different products. For example the big console wars between Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation both of which have a set fan base and they think that the console is better than the other for the past ten years or so the debate has been going on for which one is superior and which one isn’t. Going back a generation in gaming with the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 starting with the Xbox 360 coming out in November of 2005 and with the PlayStation being released one year later. The pricing of both products determined which one won the last generation with the PlayStation having a starting price of $499-599 with a 20 GB hard drive …show more content…
With Microsoft they started out as a software company making software for computers and used the Dos system at first to run Windows 95 the begging of the Microsoft with it running Dos (Disk operating System) and with that Microsoft also added a search engine called Internet explorer which was free to use unlike the other search engines that was up and running. Microsoft’s Windows 95 had a beta run and the software cost $19.95 back in 1995 which also that the Windows 95 system was the first to implement the task bar the bottom of the screen. Many people didn’t like it that Microsoft forced them to install internet explorer many people went with AOL instead which ironically enough that AOL was a paid service while Microsoft’s internet explorer was free to use. Just three years after Windows 95 was released Microsoft released Windows 98 into the market, as Microsoft’s second major release to retail in June of 1998 but was short lived as Microsoft quit supporting Windows 98 in 2002 while the last software Windows 95 had its services shut down in 2001 a short 4 year run of windows 98 …show more content…
Both are fighting to get the consumers for the gaming industry and being competitive Microsoft removed the Kinect sensor dropping the price by a hundred dollars, then dropped the price even more just a few months later by another fifty dollars to 350 dollars, not to long after the Xbox one’s release. Sony did notice what Microsoft has done so they did a temporary price drop in the winter of 2015 dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 by $50 dollars to 350 for the Christmas season. This was the first time Microsoft beat Sony in sales for the next generation of gamming. Just recently Sony has dropped the Price of the PlayStation 4 to 350 dollars in October 2015. Microsoft then added a 1 Tb hard drive to the Xbox one for an extra 50 dollars which was the holiday bundle which came with 35 games in total with rare replays 30 games the Gears of War bundle and Ori. But last year’s holiday bundles benefited the consumers more since they got more for less money but that was only with Microsoft and not Sony because they did come out with a bundle but only with a call of duty bundle which it came with the call of duty black ops 3 game a custom black ops 3 console which had a 1 Tb hard drive all for the price of 429.99 which it seemed like a good deal

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