Nervous: Microsoft says console sales only part of the equation

Are hardware sales all that matter in the so-called console war? Microsoft would have you think that, no, there's much more to it than that. What really matters, they say, is you, the gamer.

And so it went in the run up and run down of yesterday's NPD "big reveal" -- Nintendo won out handily with both the DS and Wii, while Microsoft pulled out all the stops, including a call for leniency due to hardware shortages they contend caused the Xbox 360 to fall roughly 16,000 units behind rival PS3 for the second time in as many months.

So it's a simple question then: Are you not entertained?

One Microsoft rep who wrote the GamePro tip line thinks you are, and put it thusly: "What makes a winning platform? It's more than console sales. It's about consoles + content + community."

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sonarus3748d ago

hahaha. If there is one thing i can give to MSoft it is effective PR spin. Those guys could crash windows on every computer and come out saying "we are sorry for crashing computers, but the fact so many computers were affected show why our brand is superior".

They were never first but they brag the most over sales. They just finished bragging over software sales but hardware sales aren't important because they were beaten lol

Yea sure what makes a console its about consoles + content + community."
What doesn't make a console, RROD.

By the way ps3 sold 360 by 25,000 not 16,000.

TheExecutive3748d ago

yeah MS is singing a much different tune now that they are getting stomped in worldwide hardware sales.

What happens when their software lead begins to diminish?

sonarus3748d ago

when software lead starts declining its going to be xbox live offers the most content. No matter what they will spin something

EZCheez3748d ago

"I can't comment on failure rates, because it's just not something - it's a moving target. What this consumer should worry about is the way that we've treated him. Y'know, things break, and if we've treated him well and fixed his problem, that's something that we're focused on right now. I'm not going to comment on individual failure rates because I'm shipping in 36 countries and it's a complex business," responded Peter Moore.

Glad to be a gamer3748d ago (Edited 3748d ago )

Hey why don't you try taking a deep breath and start to enjoy gaming this gen instead of trying to find fault with everything MS related.

I don't understand what you guys get from it. You are always commenting on 360 news and regardless of whether its good/bad or pr related you have something negative to say.

Both companies like to talk up their product its what these guys get payed for. are you forgetting Kutaragi saying.

"yes the ps3 will be exspensive and people will have to just work harder to afford it"

"4d graphics"

Take pr with a pinch of salt from both companies as in the end all that matters is whether your satisfied with your choices/experiences.

imo anyone that bought a ps3 at launch got well and truly mugged off but i guess different folks different strokes.

Some like to wait for games and talk about them others like to play them.

Mr Playboy3748d ago (Edited 3748d ago )

you guys talking about failure rates, hardware & software sales and install base and more

you guys seems more nervous than M$ LoL , calm down guys its just a console for Christ sake

@ glad to be gamer

bubbles 4 u

Glad to be a gamer3748d ago (Edited 3748d ago )

Thanks playboy like wise

EZCheez3748d ago (Edited 3748d ago )

Please stop pulling the "high and mighty I'm too good for this website" card. We all love games or else none of us would be here, so stop acting like it's something personal.

People here can say what they want, as long as it's not in an offensive manner. I'm just surprised how some people take personal offense to stuff like this. Seriously, what did you guys expect to be said in this section? And why does it bother you guys so much?

I'm just sick of these comment cops with their "Why don't we just get along" crap.

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resistance1003748d ago

Damage Control in full spin i see

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Anything but Cute3748d ago

They have the best gaming machine on the market. As soon as their supply issues end, they will go back to outselling the PS3. And with the price cut coming, they will widen the gap even more.

Unless Sony cuts the price of PS3 also. Which I think they almost have to.

I think the 360 is in great condition

Chubear3748d ago

All I can say is, you guys weren't saying that a year ago when the PS3 launched. My my, how times have changed.

You all were warned, you were told it was stupid to support the 360 going by it's xbox record and you all kept laughing at the PS fanbase and flooding every silge PS3 forum with consistant FUD and disruption claiming the PS3 as a flop and failure, calling US stupid for support a console DOOMED to fail.

How does it feel now xbots? How does it feel now? TOLD YOU SO didn't we but you didn't listen.

Anything but Cute3748d ago

Just a disappointed PS3 fan with a fair grip on reality.

Danja3747d ago

uhh Lightning...I mean PS3_Limps on...w/e ur name is

you need did you enjoy Lost Odyssey....thats the closest you will come to a JRPG..ala...FF on the 360..

cmrbe3747d ago

You must be joking right?. x360 major exclusive is out with price advantage and gaming selection advantage but still got outsold everywhere by the PS3. Hows that for reality?. Heres another one. PS3 outsold the x360 even without its heavy hitters. Lastly the x360 is by far the most reliable console on the market. Perhaps having a loud as hell and a ticking time bomb is the best gaming machine in your books but its certainly not in my books. You should really get a grip on reality.

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Kaz Hirai3748d ago

Be careful, Nazisoft PIGS- any more spinning and you might get dizzy!


Daz3748d ago (Edited 3748d ago )

nazisoft is a bit over the top m8, grow up

iAmPS33748d ago

Do us all a favor!
Just don't argue with King Kaz!!!!!

Daz3748d ago (Edited 3748d ago )

They are very Nervous , but the artical is right in my opinion, is just not all about sales.

Danja3748d ago

Yeah I agree it's not all about sales....but normally console sales are the first factor to determine the success of a console...and im sure if the 360 was still outselling the PS3..M$ would be pimping there sales figures at Sony like they did last year...

they need to just accept that there back in 3rd place...and start addressing there real prob...there software line-up...which is rather weak compared to the PS3's

meepmoopmeep3748d ago

companies boast but MS boasts the most. every event from the past 2 years had them throw up pie charts saying how great they are, but when the tables turn they try to find anything to make it seem like they're still on top.