Microsoft Responds To NPD Numbers

Torrence Davis of The Bitbag quotes, "Going into March, some key U.S. retailers were still experiencing the trickledown effect of Xbox 360 console shortages. By the end of March, supply issues had improved and we expect retailers to be fully stocked with Xbox 360 consoles in time for the "Grand Theft Auto IV" launch. According to NPD, 262,000 Xbox 360 consoles sold in March, reclaiming the #2 position in the next-gen console category."

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Breakfast3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

How great does it feel to be number #2. Usually people strive to be number one.

"· Xbox LIVE now delivers 4,800 hours of TV and movie entertainment including family favorites like “Hannah Montana,”"...why havent you bought an xbox yet?

Superiorrior3895d ago

Okay dude, I fell out of my chair, lol.

Gaara_7243895d ago

we would have no idea because SINTIFICLY we are 2nd in march y coz add ever place up japan, The EU, america and the rest of the world u are last em agen??

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Adamalicious3895d ago

Can't you read his dog-tag? It says "gamer".

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JasonPC360PS3Wii3895d ago

He asked "How great does it feel to be number #2" so I asked a legitimate question in return "I don't know, whats it like to be last?" same question only reversed. You report me because my question is about the PS3, and you look over his. By all means keep abusing the report system, hypocrite.

Breakfast3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

calm down?

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yesah3895d ago

you do know NPD is only America? Everywhere else Sony is dominating.

Nuch Vader3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

The Playstation 3 is still a million systems behind Xbox 360 in Europe. I didn't realize that = Dominating. Xbox 360 software sales are fine in Europe. The only thing dominating in Europe is the Wii and DS.

2 Million PS3 systems in Japan is nothing to be proud of.

jwatt3895d ago

It's not dominating Europe but considering that the 360 had a year plus lead in Europe and the ps3 is only a million units behind the 360 is something to be acknolwedge.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI3895d ago

@Nuch Vader

and i'm assuming 1/2 a million 360s sold in Japan with twice the time, is something to be proud of?

n4gzz3895d ago

As much as i want to see sony comming in top on console race, SONY SUCKS, period. May be this will give them some heat to think about delaying home and xmb and exclusive games. Wtf sony expects, they are just not gonna win without any goodies just 'coz their machine is better. I brought my PS3 year ago and i still don't have one killer exclusive title yet. but i have several good games for 360.
I am happy 360 is dominating, wish they didnt have RROD problem.

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theredfoxisquick3894d ago

That picture is misleading. There is no GTA4 360 bundle.

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Meus Renaissance3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

That's a fake bundle image that was photoshopped, hopefully it doesn't confuse people. Even with the shortages though, they sold around only 10K more which isn't alot assuming they sent out more shipments to the "depleted stock" they said retailers were suffering from.

"Whether it’s the results of online polls or data from pre-sells, consumers have made it clear that the benefits of Xbox LIVE and exclusive access to GTA IV episodic content are making Xbox 360 the chosen place to play GTA IV."

I can't believe they added that to an official press statement. There was also a poll on other website, and 75% of people said they were getting GTA4 for the PS3 platform. Who releases these press statements?

But well done to the achievements of Live, it's a great community, made possible with the interaction gamers have with each other whilst playing games e.g. sending voice messages, chatting whilst playing games etc. We want in-game XMB Sony.

Breakfast3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

Sorry to ask...but, im drawing the biggest blank right now. Whats the name of the guy in your avatar?

I used to watch the show all the time...i just cant remember the name.

Everyone uses polls in there favour...Presidential candidates for one.

Edit: Thank You!!! I was about to kill myself. I was so close to remembering but, i

Oh...and it should be "Go! Go! Gadget Rocket Pants"...cmon even I remember that :p

Fishy Fingers3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

Inspector gadget. "Go! Go! Rocket Pants"

Edit: Bugger, forgot the extra gadget!

DarkArcani3895d ago

You cant tell that the horribly stretched out image is photoshopped.
Come on!

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kewlkat0073895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

that might of been one of the reasons...2 months ago

"we expect retailers to be fully stocked with Xbox 360 consoles in time for the “Grand Theft Auto IV” launch. "

Well were finally here...We'll see what happens.

Shaka2K63895d ago

right microflop?

Sony gaming owns all as usuall.

gamesR4fun3895d ago

your never gonna b #1 cause your box like your software FAILS in every sense of the word.
Make all the excuses you want spend as much as you want nothings gonna change the facts. M$ makes defective products that are more hype than substance.

etownone3895d ago

are you guys in denial or just plain ignorant?!?!

its plain as day to see PS3 is being used as a blu-ray player. if your a casual gamer, you buy the wii, if your a hardcore gamer, you buy the 360 and the GAMES for the 360

nintendo and xbox are both beating the crap out of last gens champ...hahaha

jwatt3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

"its plain as day to see PS3 is being used as a blu-ray player"

Think about what your saying, seriously if the ps3 sold 257K a month from just Blu Ray alone that's a scary. If the ps3 is selling like that just by Blu Ray alone imagine the sales of the ps3 with games like gta, gtp and Mgs4 in the mix.

GiantEnemyCrab3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

if Sony want's to use that they can and so can the fanbois.

Maybe we will have to look at the MGS4 bundle month to see where $ony is at.

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Bnet3433895d ago

I like Xbox 360 more then PS3, but Microsoft just man up to your loss you bunch of douchers. You lost to PS3! Admit it fools!

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or nintendo admitting the wii has crappy games.

Genuine3895d ago

That would be like Sony admitting Cell is in the ps3 to support blu-ray movies. Or admitting blu-ray has done absolutely nothing to improve the quality of ps3 games.

yesah3895d ago

i have to disagree, blu ray enables games to be put on a much bigger disc, thus allowing more quality, bigger worlds, ect.

Just look at MGS4.

Ri0tSquad3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

I mean...he's is the guy who made the Cell apparently. He knows it all.


Lol, your wasting your time. Don't bother trying to explain to him how the cell and Blu-ray has benefited the PS3. It's his last straw. Just check his post history. When in doubt blame Blu-Ray and the Cell. Yet when great looking games are demonstrated and shown on the PS3 this guy isn't posting any of that. The facts are there, it's a fact Blu-Ray improved the quality of Uncharted and Ratchet on the PS3.


Lost Odyssey was 25gbs, Blue Dragon was 21gbs, Final Fantasy 13 will probaly use a 50 gb disc, Killzone 2 uses 2gbs per level, Resistance 2 uses a 50 gb disc, MGS4 uses a 50 gb disc.

Genuine3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

I would look at MGS4, and so would everybody else if it existed outside of a development studio.

Does anyone other than me actually comprehend how enormous and packed with content an actual 25GB game would be? Instead sony gives us 5 redundant copies of a game, and GB's of mandatory installs. Does no one else see what's wrong with the blu-ray picture in regards to gaming?

shine13963895d ago

a ps3 fan can probably say that dvd9's holding it back...its business nothing personal...

Ri0tSquad3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

"Does anyone other than me actually comprehend how enormous and packed with content an actual 25GB game would be?"

Lost Odyssey uses 25 gbs and it is an enormous and packed with content but so is FFx and I have put the same amount of time and energy in games such as FFX which only uses 1 dvd disc and is 2 gbs. Next gen, Xbox 360 is still using DVDs and here we are getting games on multiple discs. Lol, I put more hours into FFX then I did with Lost Odyssey. Blu-Ray couldn't of helped with these Jrpgs on 3-4 discs? And what about an install to improve or help out with load times? An install would of definitely helped with Lost Odyssey. And now we could be seeing 360 users install GTA IV to their HD. You really have no proof the Blu-Ray doesn't or has never improve the quality of PS3 other then what you heard or installs with the PS3. Other than that all signs point to Blu-Ray helping improve the quality. Developers are no longer limited to how much space they can work with. MLB 2K8 is a nice example.

Genuine3895d ago (Edited 3895d ago )

LO and FF are likely 80% uncompressible CGI video. I am refering to 25GB of game assets, not video. Imagine if Uncharted had been an actual 25GB game, instead of a 6-7GB game copied numerous times just to run properly. You would have had something along the lines of WoW scale, not a 10 hour Tomb Raider clone.

You obviously don't have the slightest idea how much game could be made with 25GB of disc space. I'll tell you this, there is not a 25GB ps3 game in existence, and there likely never will be due to the puny, whisper quiet 2X speed BR drive in the ps3.

dan-boy3894d ago

so a 50gig automatically equals a great game does it???? i don't think so mate! and as gta proves, blu-ray is still not really needed, as they've managed to get everything on the dvd aswell! all that space just allows devs to be lazy. and mgs needed all the space for the high-def cut scenes which kojima just loves doing!

anyway, although ms came out on top, it's not by anything massive. but it still tops the ps3, and it's a year older! sony are desperately needing europe and japan at the mo to catch micrsoft! some things you can guarantee on, sony wont catch microsoft in NA for a long time! and world-wide, with the paltry amount that it beats microsoft by monthly, sony are gonna be bringing up the rear, and trying to make up that 8mil defecit well into 09...they mite have to wait til 2010 before they catch them!

it's a far-cry from the ps2 days. that had the last gem sewn up within two tears of being on the market....the ps3 is gonna need alot longer!!

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