They were first sold at nearly $500 He made a profit alright and now with mass production even at todays prices hes probably making more than ever.
Its what you can do with an xbox that makes the choice when choosing a console ....no one buys one just to play EMU's you can use a PC for that its just a good bonus !!!
Of course if Bill gates Didnt make any money from sales of XBOX he wouldnt be stupid enough to make XBOX2 would he ????? But he is