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Xbox demand too high for Microsoft

Videogamer writes: "Microsoft's very own Major Nelson, Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division senior vice president Don Mattrick has revealed the company did experience problems meeting the high consumer demand for Xbox 360 over the holiday period in North America.

"We had some shortages. We weren't able to deliver enough hardware against the demand in the market. That's a great problem to have. We're addressing that in the coming year. It's going to take us a little time to ramp up the manufacturing, but we're really encouraged that people purchased as many games and as many boxes as they did on our platform and we think that bodes well for the future," said Mattrick.

Mattrick also assured Xbox 360 gamers that the console will have a vast line-up of titles available over the coming year.

"There's a great line-up of titles and we're going to be announcing that over the coming months, some of them first-party, a lot of them third-party," he said. "I just think people are really bullish on our platform, on the numbers we're achieving in terms of attach rates, sales, and most importantly on quality."

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3358d ago Replies(6)
Kaz Hirai3358d ago (Edited 3358d ago )

Lord Stringer, Emperor Kutaragi and King Kaz will not rest until these filthy, satanic PIGS are six feet under!

MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!

JasonPC360PS3Wii3358d ago

But still outselling, thats real logic there dude. Even I as an "Xbot" wouldn't say the PS3 is "six feet under" a last gen console maybe but not dead. Know why? because there is this part of my brain where the logical side lives, that tells be to stop before posting somthing stupid. Apparently you don't have such a thing :) bummer for you, guess I will just have to laugh at you instead.

"Sony Soldiers" what is that a mating call for the Sony Defence Force?

Capt CHAOS3358d ago

Why are you such an ignorant fanboy?

Kaz Hirai3358d ago

Shoo, PIGS! Your attention is not wanted!

MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!

XBOX 3603358d ago

TEE HEE, DO YOU GUYS WANT TO BE LET IN ON A LITTLE SECRET?

I'M ACTUALLY CHEATING! MY MICROSOFTARD MASTERS ARE BUYING 40K OF ME EVERY WEEK AND HOLDING SUPPLY TO CREATE AN ARTIFICIAL SHORTAGE!

YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT FROM ME!

If only I had the reliability, games, online service, features, and all the other stuff the PS3 has!

Then I wouldn't have to cheat and kill myself every 25 minutes! :(

TruthBTold3358d ago

hahahaha...sorry but tha was funny! "Shoo Pigs" hahaha...

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mighty_douche3358d ago (Edited 3358d ago )

Should of shipped a few back from the UK, the shelves were full here.

oh a disagree, whats the odds the person who did that isnt even from the uk....

tweaker3358d ago

haha so true. Is the 360 region free? They should've took some or infact most shipments from Japan as well.

caffman3358d ago

but thats because at christmas, near me you couldn't get an elite or premium in a shop for love nor money. However you could get a 40gb PS3 and about 3 days before christmas I found a wii in gamestation. Shame you had to spend 325 to get it. And I live in the midlands

PumPum3358d ago

that last part: "I just think people are really bullish on our platform, on the numbers we're achieving in terms of attach rates, sales, and most importantly on quality."

KEY WORD: Quality, really made me ROFL.

Capt CHAOS3358d ago

Probably would have been about the time Sony started spewing lies a few months before the release of the PS3?

LaChance3358d ago (Edited 3358d ago )

means Crosoft werent expecting to sell so many 360 's.So even if they are behind the PS3 they are still selling more than they hoped to sell.Looks like they surestimated the power of the playstation brand in the USA.
In Europes theres plenty 360's on the shelves they should just import them.

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