It's been just seven months since the Xbox 360 touched down on Australian shores, and according to some recently released figures courtesy of Microsoft and GfK, the console is padding out Microsoft's global domination fund quite nicely.
So let me get this straight. 360 sold over 20% more then the PS2 back then. Did the country grew with more then 20% of it's inhabitants back then? Guess not.
And what about the games. MS sold 100% more games then the PS2 back then to the unit owners.
If you ask me, it's a big succes either way.
the country's population is not the issue. the gaming market is. before the inception of the PS2 the Australian gaming market was significantly smaller than it is now, much like it was in Europe before the dominance of PS2. no one is trying to slight Microsoft or anything...i mean, a record broken is a record broken. ign's take just adds a little bit more actuality to it.
X360 is selling slow,100,000 in 8 months is crap,and as bad as the Jap sales.PS2 is outselling X360 everywhere,once PS3 & Wii come out its game over for X360.
Ofcourse. You don't know the Japan sales I guess. They are worse indeed.
But selling 100.000 consoles on a population of about 20 million people in total is a really good achievement.
The good thing is: PS3 only has 500k to sell this holiday now that's sad actually isn't it?
After this Holiday season is over with you'll be eating your words. With Sony not launching in the UK or Australia Sony is sure to lose hella $. UK is gonna say FU Sony b/c MS is doing so much for them and for Sony not to launch there is a big mistake. UK gamers are not going to wait around unless the reviews for the ps3 are great and better than the 360 and right now that's not gonna happen. I bet you January 1st the Wii outsold the PS3 during the holiday leaving Sony 3rd.. I know the 360 will win big this holiday. No one is gonna buy the ps2 and with the ps3 sold out you better bet the 360 will be the system bought.. I guarantee Sony will be 3rd after the holiday season is over!!
The ps3 is supposed to have 500k at launch, and 2 million total for the holiday season. And the sales of 100,000 in Australia is still a smaller percentage of the population than American sales in that same timespan (.55% to .49%), so I think it might be more of a reflection of the growing size of the Australian gaming market than anything else. Oh well, it's still good news for Microsoft, and Sony and Nintendo if the market has indeed expanded over the course of the sixth generation console cycle.
Its no wonder you have only one bubble when you come out with immature and pointless remarks like that.
why do u post lame news like this?. i just dont get it if you dont like ms dont post lame stuff like this . the 360 is doing very well and come xmas it will do even better u wait and see.
don't post the news, or don't post comments under the news? in any event you're right, i DON'T like Microsoft. no self-respecting GAMER should like them. they are a corporation, just like Sony and Nintendo. who in their right mind likes corporations? and why is the news lame? has Microsoft coddled you so much that your very sould is stricken when you hear something not so good about them?
however, i DO like the 360, albeit not as much as you seem to dilute yourself into, with your adoration of Microsoft and all. i may not have the gobs of "great" games for it like you, and have only two games for it (GRAW and SC Double Agent), but those are two VERY fun games to like, and is at least a testament to my ability to diversify my taste. but if i've offended you Bill Gates--ahem--J. Allard--ahem--Peter Moore--ahem--was a sony fan, by adding a little actuallity to an over-hyped claim, then i ask to be pardoned.
i am a gamer yes i like what ms has done with the 360 . i personly think that this site is full of idiots , now not saying ur an idiot but there r alot of 10-12 year old boys on this site and strangly they all seem to be ps fans and they give the true gamers a bad name if you know what i mean. however u seem to be more of a ps fan than a 360 fan . oh theres lots of good games on the 360 all you have to do is give them a try and u may get suprised. i have seen what the ps3 has to offer and i dont think the 360 will have a problem taking it on AT ALL ....... i got to go , i'm playing splinter cell ,tdu and tiger woods and will be getting f.e.a.r call of duty 3 and gears of war ''''' OH i'm HAPPY :) ''''
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The only reason why most people hate microsoft as you say is because of envy... Many of you never even purchased a legal copy of windows yet complain as if microsoft owes you anything. If you don't like a company's product DON'T BUY IT. How hard is that? Is windows the only OS? No, get Linux or something, Is the Xbox 360 the only console? No wait for the PS3. I guess you also hate, your cell phone company, phone company, internet company, electric company, water company and any company that manufacture anything or provide a service and are not giving it to you for free than they are evil. How come you deserve to flip burgers and microsoft or any big coorporation shouldn't when what they provide is a lot more complex?
Remember consoles are not medical devices, if don't have to own one.
well said mate
Coulden't have said that better myself.
That comment is why you have so many bubbles mate.
Why do hotcakes sell so well?
Get your asses out and vote. #4's right. You people are freaky(if you're a Sony fan posting 360 news or posting to bash 360).
After you said that No Gamer Should respect Microsoft cause it a Corperation you lost all your cool points. Sony,Nintendo and Microsoft are all corps you should'nt like any of them. A Gamer loves a Game no matter what and systems don't Mean nothing cause it all about games (And since it all about Games a $600 system should Be justified by Graphics and Good Gameplay. Sony put itself in that Predicament.I don't Wanna hear it not all about graphics cause it is That why it Next-Gen to further Advanced the stories Views and put you in the Driver's seat.)
I noticed you try to sound like you are even sided but i seen thru it cause you was trying to hard to be politically Correct all the Damn time(Sorta like A-Rod.) Then You have only 2 games but your a Gamer? F^ck all that.
"and is at least a testament to my ability to diversify my taste."
That nots diversifying Taste. Thats Called not being a Gamer it called Being Broke.
Could you write a little more sensibly?
And stop bashing Zypher for liking different games. You act like everyone should agree with your opinion and have the same taste in games, but that's a very naive way of thinking.
Could you not worry about how people post ect it's the internet you'll drive yourself crazzy. Zypher's a clever Sonyfanboy so is TuT yourself and many others. When i see people such as the people i mentioned above it reminds me of DJ posting like he's a MS fan only to pick apart every little thing that could make Xbox look bad.
um, what are you talking about? why should i like a corporation? i don't LIKE Dodge or HATE Ford, but i DO like the Mustang and Charger. i don't LIKE Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo; but i DO like their products. companies are intangible cesspools of greedy people; their products are what they use to sate their greed. so i'm more than entitled and inclined to have no opinion on them one way or the other, but still like their product if i think it's worth what they're asking for it. my interest lies in games, it always has: but the more i come to this site the more i realize that i'm allowing myself to be swayed into meaningless arguments about stuff that shouldn't even matter to gamers, such as the politics behind Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. generally and genuinely, i don't have an opinion about either either of the three corporations. it's only when i come to this site and read all the bickering between fanboys that i develop a apathy towards them (corps, not fanboys): but that's more my fault than anyone elses. i shouldn't be listening to a bunch of immature fanboys who probably have to depend on their parents to feed their lopsided ideologies.
in any regard i don't see what me only having two 360 games has to do with me being a diverse gamer. diversity is a product of impartiality; i can impartially think that 70% of 360 games aren't worth owning, and yet own the system amongst others as a means in-and-of my diverse interest. fanboys can't do that. a fanboy would mislead themselves into saying something along the lines that "GRAW is a Soccom copy" or that "Oblivion sucks" simply because their diluded affinity for one corporation has developed into a partial apathy towards all others. that i only have two 360 games compared to the many you may have doesn't mean that i'm no true gamer, it simply means that i have different taste than you. what, are you no true gamer if you don't own Suikoden, Final Fantasy, Ratchet and Clank, Mario Bros., Dragon Quest etc.? no, it just means you don't like those games. but when you say those games suck, and you know deep down inside you'd buy them if they were XBox games then guess what, you're no true gamer, you're a fanboy. i don't have that problem, which is why you have NEVER heard me shamefully criticized a game on this site, EVER!!!
and for the record i am not broke. i've gotten what i got through choice, not through the charity or generosity or my financial capabilities.
your very ideas are the disease that plagues this site power of green. you do realize that green is the color of envy, don't you? oh, and thanks for calling me clever; i'll take that as a compliment.
If it wasn't for the coorporation and its investors your wouldent have your mustang at all. Come on if you didnt have these big rich cooperations making the products you love to buy how ould you ever have them in the first place. Stop being so green peace and over annalizing everything.
well you go ahead and devote yourself to Microsoft or Sony like most of the fanboys. let me know when you feel let-down by one of them. in the meantime i'll continue to buy what i want from who i want.
"And stop bashing Zypher for liking different games. You act like everyone should agree with your opinion and have the same taste in games, but that's a very naive way of thinking"./// Most people don't pretend to like Sony to get people to listen to their posts then bash Sony lol. It seems like teenage thinking. Im not impressed with the Wii but you won't catch my ass in the Wii threads posting articals & faking slight intrest to bash it. #10.3 what do you dislike about the Sony gaming department? never hear your opinion on it. Why are you calling me out just because everbody else said the same thing nice polite manner?.
Well, Zypher does apparently own a 360, and I have every intention of purchasing one sometime, because it has some exclusive titles that really interest me (Lost Planet, Gears of War, Blue Dragon to name a few).
And where exactly did he bash the 360?
"i mean, a record broken is a record broken. ign's take just adds a little bit more actuality to it."
Is that what passes for bashing these days? Have you ever considered the possibility that you might be the fanboy here, not zypher?
at least you know where i'm coming from. power of green calls me a Sony fanboy, then turns around and ask "Why are you calling me out just because everbody else said the same thing nice polite manner". um, maybe it has something to do with you calling me a Sony fanboy, just like everyone else i replied to. what don't i like about Sony's gaming division? nothing, as i have no emotional ties to the corp whatsoever. what do i think they can do better? stop being arrogant for one; tell the truth about why the Sixaxis controller lacks rumble (and SETTLE WITH IMMERSION); and tell the truth about why they've made PS3 so expensive with Blu-ray. about Microsoft: they're a monopoly; they're the very nemesis of free and equal enterprise. but you know what, none of that matters, because i like GOW, and SC Double Agent, and Final Fantasy, and GRAW, and Fable, and Halo, and Shadow of the Colossus, and God of War, and Suikoden, and...well, you should get the idea. i don't pretend anything, cause i'm not on here to force others to think like me. i'm just here to share my opinions with those i TRY to consider fellow gamers. it's not really my fault that most here are too tied to some diluded loyalty to Sony or Microsoft, and get something different than what i try to imply when i post comments.
6 million plus consoles sold
5.1 games attach rate
3 accesories sold per console
Gears of War launching in 2 weeks
I have no doubt Microsoft will hit that 10 million mark by the end of 2006 and there will still be people saying but wait thats shipped not sold.
It is so sad and pathetic that you actually believe ms will sell 4 million xbox 360's in two months.Stop being an ignorant xbox faboy and face it Ms will not sell 10 million consoles this year,sorry its just not going to happen maybe next year lol.
Who knows they may. I don't see why not. I will not say "it will" since I don't want to look as stupid as you will look if it does.
4 Million it is not a great number when you consider the following factor:
1) It's available in all major regions.
2) The PS3 will not be available in most major markets.
3) A few good games coming out and eventhough they will be available for the PS3 there are not enough consoles to suply depand.
4) Even the people that will buy the PS3 may buy the 360 since by the time the PS3 is available they may be able to buy it too.
5) As proven by Australia the game market has grown in many places.
So, lets see what happens. I hope all consoles do well.
So that means they don't know how many that they are selling like hotcakes
!wow! so there just lieing to the consumers and the people that go to News4gamers and look at all the latest news about Microsoft and the Xbox 360 and of course people would know what the word (According) means right that means there either not sure or they haven't looked at it close enough if they got it right if the Xbox 360's are selling like hotcakes knowing I bet this is a cover up saying that it is but not really lol.
"in any regard i don't see what me only having two 360 games has to do with me being a diverse gamer. diversity is a product of impartiality; i can impartially think that 70% of 360 games aren't worth owning, and yet own the system amongst others as a means in-and-of my diverse interest. fanboys can't do that. a fanboy would mislead themselves into saying something along the lines that "GRAW is a Soccom copy" or that "Oblivion sucks" simply because their diluded affinity for one corporation has developed into a partial apathy towards all others. that i only have two 360 games compared to the many you may have doesn't mean that i'm no true gamer, it simply means that i have different taste than you. what, are you no true gamer if you don't own Suikoden, Final Fantasy, Ratchet and Clank, Mario Bros., Dragon Quest etc.? no, it just means you don't like those games. but when you say those games suck, and you know deep down inside you'd buy them if they were XBox games then guess what, you're no true gamer, you're a fanboy. i don't have that problem, which is why you have NEVER heard me shamefully criticized a game on this site, EVER!!!
and for the record i am not broke. i've gotten what i got through choice, not through the charity or generosity or my financial capabilities.
your very ideas are the disease that plagues this site power of green. you do realize that green is the color of envy, don't you? oh, and thanks for calling me clever; i'll take that as a compliment."
Yeah Whatever nigga. You don't like Corperations but you like their Product.
kmis87 What are you his Personal Jockstrap?
Cause i could see the nut dripping from your chin.
FadetoBlack says: "If it wasn't for the coorporation and its investors your wouldent have your mustang at all. Come on if you didnt have these big rich cooperations making the products you love to buy how ould you ever have them in the first place. Stop being so green peace and over annalizing everything."
And you know what I agree with everything he said. Basically like i Said He seen that People were agreeing with him like he was'nt Biased but he was only fronting. I see Thru you Judas. Everything in this damn near World is Run By Corperations. Either you in it or in the Way. Wake the F^ck up and Unlearn.
That is why it sells so well. It is a true games console. People like that it is not complicated and deluted.
Brand loyalty went away with cheap gas prices.
And most Xbox users are PS2 owners are people who like the quality of the exclusive games.
I like Microsoft as a corporation because they are the True American Success story. They give more money to charities than any corporation to date. I live in Seattle, Wa and MS provides high paying oppurtunities to locals in the area. 25 and hour and up for all jobs. Nintendo on the other hand starts at 9 dollars an hour and up. MS takes care of its employee's and has always stuck by the concept of Games for Gamers by Gamers. I appreciate that as a gamer. Sony's sloagan is World wide domination and self arrogance. That doesn't sit well with me. It didn't stop me from buying the ps1 and ps2. But after my ps2 broke for the 3rd time coupled with the horrible first year for the ps2. All the games stunk the first year. I and many others who had a dreamcast believed that the dreamcast had much better games. I still had my ps2. I still bought games here and there. But once the xbox came out. WOW. I game console for gamers by gamers. From that point on I rarely bought a ps2 game. I only bought GOW and a few others. But the xbox took all my money. The games looked better. Played better. And MS made a console that brought PC ports to home consoles. I think that was a Master Stroke. There are millions of gamers who want to play PC games but can't afford to get their PC upgraded every 8 months. So, for those people PC ports are a blessing. And of course you have Halo and Halo 2. 15 million sold between the 2 of them. You can say what you will about the 24 million consoles sold. But on your first time out selling 15 million games is unbelievable. And its true. There are 2 different types of xbox owners. One is more common than the other.
A. The guy who had a ps2 and wasn't pleased with its games or breakage and gave the 360 a try.
B. The guy who had the dreamcast and held a grudge with Sony and never bought the ps2. So when the xbox came out they had to get it.
C. The guy who has to always have the latest greatest. And with the xbox priced in the same range as the year old ps2...it was a no brainer for those folks.
Which ever you are. MS now has a fan base of 24 million and growing. They have kept that fan base happy by offering the latest greatest for about the same price as the original xbox. That makes gamers happy. They have improved xbox live in major ways. MS actually cares about its core base and made sure not to rub them the wrong way and possibly loose some.
Now Sony on the other hand. They think because of their name.."Sony". People would buy it purely off of blind faith. I'm sorry, but that rubs many people the wrong way. And then they charge 2 times as much for their new system as they did with ps2. That rubs many ps2 gamers the wrong way. Sure some are just like sony said. Blind and loyal. But the arrogance coupled with the over half a grand price point, has sony loosing fans this time around. Sony lost just about 24 million fans last time around with the ps2. That was due to the breaking systems and the bad bad games. Thus, the 1.8 games sold per console for the ps2. Now who knows how many fans they loose by doubling the price of the game system from their previous console and when people see gears of war and compare it to Resistance...More gamers will switch to the 360. Sony Die hards are far and few. But, MS's stratedge of games for gamers by gamers worked. And MS is building on its fan base alll over the world. Even in Japan it was a slow start but after this christmas MS will pass up where the original xbox was at the same time. At least 250k in japan. So, while microsfot expands on every market...Sony looses their fan base on every market. How much? We won't know. Last time they lost 24 million. This time I figure another 24 million at least. It should be interesting. It doesn't affect me because I buy all systems and I ONLY buy the games I want to play. And it just so happens come this November, there are no games I want to play on the ps3 and many on the 360. Thanks Microsoft. What would the video game industry be if you wouldn't have gotten into it.
My relative works at Eb games as a manager. He clued me into an interesting fact. Most people who bought the 360....Traded in their ps2 and its games to get the 360. He said it still happens to this day. Now, when Eb games takes in the used ps2, they re sell it. And guess what? Every time a used console is re sold it goes towards total sales for Sony. So, when they say 100 million sold. You have to wonder how many working ps2's are out there today. There is no way it could be 100 million. So there aren't 100 million sony fans. Who knows what the actual number is. 360 owners....How many of you traded in your ps2 to get 360 games or the console?
I think its interesting. Then you couple that with the fact that many ps2 owners are on their 3rd or 4th ps2 by now after 6 years.
Another interesting fact from Eb games. They haven't had ANY trade ins of the 360 to go toward the ps3. At least at the store I go to. I asked him about nation wide. He said not one that he knows of was pre sold with the 360 as a trade in. Everyone who pre bought the ps3 paid cash, ect.
Just some interesting facts to think about. How many working ps2's are out there? And how many of the 100 million were people buying used ps2's? We know 100 million were sold at some point. But how many Ps2 owners are their? Many of the 100 million sold don't own one anymore. Either due to it breaking or trading it in.
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