Submitted by Matt0611 1017d ago | opinion piece

Results Over Process, People

Douglas McGowan of Toasty Controller writes:

"With the next-generation of gaming slowly taking over before our very eyes, the time has come to review exactly how this generation's console race went about. I'll be talking about the console race as it has progressed since the launch of the 360 year-by-year, mainly taking into account each consoles exclusives and how those exclusives helped sell the hardware. This is definitely going to be a train-wreck, but I can deal with it. Let's start off with a serious jerk-move and show the weekly global sales graph for the year of 2005." (PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

cherbhy  +   1017d ago
I can't tell you how refreshing it is to read an article about console competition on n4g that is informed by real numbers and FACTS. You have granted me a momentary reprieve from the hyperbole, and for that, we thank you.
Phil32  +   1017d ago
Your reprieve will be extremely momentary. :(
Merrill  +   1017d ago
Where are these worldwide hardware sales totals being taken from exactly??

It seems anyone can just put down the sales totals they believe, and BAMMM! an article is born to favor their favourite console.


"(All hardware, software sales and charts are courtesy of VGChartz, along with various other sources)"

And there goes the validity of your sales charts, right down the drain.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1017d ago

Well played.
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Durffen  +   1017d ago
A no-name site like this isn't going to pay for NPD numbers. I give him credit for the research done and the use of available resources.
Merrill  +   1017d ago
Well if you can't pay for the correct information don't make an article that relies on having the correct information that needs paying for to make the article reliable.

VGChartz is not a reliable or accurate replacement for facts.
DigitalSmoke  +   1017d ago
Nice article, its a shame he forgets the shipped units include huge amounts of BROKEN 360's being re-send.
With huge i say about 30 to 40% of the total shiped units.

Its a joke.
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deafdani  +   1017d ago
I think it's safe to say that it could be about 30-40% of the total shipped units in the first several years. However, the Xbox has been reliable ever since the Jasper model, with the "Slim" model being even more reliable, and that's been going on since mid-2008.

That's 4 years of reliable Xbox 360 hardware, so I don't think the proportion of replacement consoles vs. total hardware sales would be as big as 40% now.
DigitalSmoke  +   1017d ago
Good point when it come's to progressive build quality, but! the first few years didn't count a 30% RROD rate, it was more likes of 100% failure rate within 2 years, yes 100% isn't a typo.

a huge ammount, an illigal! amount died and got replaced bumping up the shipped numbers.
GalacticEmpire  +   1017d ago
"All hardware, software sales and charts are courtesy of VGChartz"

I wish I'd read that first.
Merrill  +   1017d ago

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