LG Writes: "Apparently some of the most well known retailers in South Africa are now refusing to stock the Xbox 360 consoles anymore, they will still stock the games though Apparently not… check the bottom for the update."
This is why that GARBAGE BOX 3 FIX ME is the least selling console in the world in europe it costs 1/2 as much as a PS3 But the PS3 still beats it 2:1 in terms of weekly HW and SW sales
Last time J. Allard opened his mouth, he said "360 shipped to 36 countries so he can't comment on the RROD". Playstation 3 will make it's way to every one of those 120 countries as the price and economies adjust. Here is a link for noobs. 120 countries is craaaazy. How do people think the PSone sold over 100 million and PS2 sold 127 million? :) http://www.gametrailers.com...
South Africa aren't feeling the 'box too much,I'm really interested in knowing how the Ps3 and Wii are doing over there
All I got to say is this....... Today, I got a flyer that said "The Future is Blu". I open it up and it`s all Playstation 3. Games, Movies, PSP, everything. This flyer was a WALMART flyer, so I look in the "main" WALMART flyer and look in it, There is NOT ONE 360 product to be found (I`m sorry Bioshock down to 39.99) In this flyer, another ENTIRE page devote to the PS3. Last year they didn`t even advertise the PS3 and ONLY had 360 stuff. So I look in the Toys R Us flyer, All PS3, NO 360, again. Look in another flyer, I think it was (futureshop/bestbuy) All PS3, NO 360, again. One year has change alot out there, and The Future IS looking Blu.
This is just as crap as the last time we saw this. Look at the approvers: jazzking2001 (1) - 1m ago Condoleezza Rice (2) - 3m ago Fx35 (1) - 3m ago skynidas (2) - 6m ago Vip3r (2) - 8m ago Hey, the update says the story is false - its just a traffic troll kids. nothing to see here. move along.
This is garbage. open the latest issue of NAG. theres a double page advert for gaming at Reggies and it includes the xbox360 logo and a green HUD. The 360 is outselling the ps3 there so why would they stop selling it.
wrong it's not.not surprised they are doing this as 360 will be 3rd this gen.
How sad,no one wants to stock 3FIXME's anymore because nobody buys them! Why buy a console that will burn down your house and has no good games this year except for one that's decent at best,PLAYSTATION®3 is the only console a "REAL" gamer needs this year and this generation of consoles until the PLAYSTATION®4 of course. $hane
even in 11 months PS3 surpassed x360's LTD in europe whats more shocking is the fact that PS3 is just within 5m of x360's total USERBASE WW (according to MS themselves) By September 2008 ...PS3 will fully overtake x360 in worldwide SALES since it is 3.5m units behind 16.5m x360s vs 13m PS3s
PS2 and PSone ships/shipped in over 120 countries each! J. Allard, around the xbox RROD claims, said "we are shipping to 36 countries so I can't comment", as if they were "so busy"...LOL Playstation 3, as the price drops, will make it's way to all these 120 countries. And when we all look back, yes, every last one counted! Here is a link for noobs who need schooling on the 120 countries shipping. :) http://www.gametrailers.com...
Why do we approve such FUD ? If true, South Africa comprises the <cough> "Top Retailers" for Xbox 360 ? What percentage of marketshare does South Africa hold again ? Very misleading to say the least.
i believe its in the "others" section =D
Lol reason sighted as RROD. Obviously it's still a problem if they're taking it off shelves, here comes the The Intergalactic Xbot Defense Farce. Edit: Don't fly in here full force talking about the Jasper model, it won't change the fact that more than 2/3's of the Xbox 360's out there have an obvious 16-33% failure range.
mods admins please add south Africa to the title, very missleading
thats a bummer 360 would have did exceptionally well if it wassent for the red ring of death. i couldnt picture me owning 1 of thoes. me with out socom is like me with out videogames, xboxs easy break oven isnt all that now is it? its obliviously more than 33% if its still occurring. 33% is old news, i wouldnt doubt it being 50 or more. no bull sh*t,EVERY single person i know, friends and family, had the RROD, EVERY single 1 of them. theirs not1 person i know that owns a 360 that didnt have that problem. its funny how they said 33% and never changed it even when more and more kept breaking over the years, their obviously ashamed, the ones they so called fix, sill break! microlost makes the best console. thee end.
guess they're missing out on selling those 10 xboxes to the ppl that can afford them over there.
Lol, i reported as "fake" because of headline, I have NEVER reported an article before, maybe I did it wrong, if so I apologize, but & I got this intelligent response: 9 minutes ago | By: Dnarbeis | Block Remove Report http://www.n4g.com/NewsPend... "It's not fake, ill report u for unkown actions, thats possible." "U can't just report things if u dont like it." Thanks Dnarbeis for being a FUD mover & shaker on N4G. I'm sorry for my 'unknown actions' = LMAO Lol, you'd better go tell Mommy !!! ***************************** ******************* I repeat: TITLE: "Are The Top Retailers Rejecting the Xbox 360?" Why do we approve such FUD ? If true, South Africa comprises the <cough> "Top Retailers" for Xbox 360 ? What percentage of marketshare does South Africa hold again ? Very misleading to say the least.
sounds like nazim or one of his alteregos.
I live in South Africa... its Playstation country really it is... even nintendo has done badly here in the past... and still are... you never see anyone with a DS, just PSP heck, playststaion is a verb here replacing 'play video games'... In regards to the 360... it sells... moderately well, and its price is a massive element hindering ps3 sales, but everyone wants a ps3... not everyone wants a 360 down here.
Ukraine doesn't even stock 360's- only PS3's and some Wii's i think as do many small European countries, and the big ones like Spain and Germany barely sell them the 360 sells worse in Spain, Italy and Germany than it does in Japan the only reason the 360 is even considered as existant in Europe is because of its strong position in the UK- but they're starting to lose hold over that one too major retailers in the UK like GAME used to dedicate large sections to the 360 and dumped the PS3 section in the back now i walk in and what do i see? the PS3 section is 5x bigger and right there where you walk in and the 360 is getting outsold in the UK weekly i expect the 360 to basically die out in Europe after this year which will only leave America as the only place that actually give a damn
...GOD BLESS UKRAINE!!! ;-D Er wherever it is!!! ;-D
LOL!! its below Russia Sir Ken
and the bots thought the rrod problem has been fixed.. XD
I guess this is the way PS3 fanboys say they feel good about PS3 and its current 2008 lineup. Did/will anybody read any of their comments?.
Power of green, your a pretty known one sided adversary for the losing team, although I agree the PS3 Fanboy's shoot their mouths off more often then they should I really do believe you take the cake, I mean, you don't even provide proof with half of your claims, your a preacher, who's preaching, just for the sake of preaching. It's sad really.
lmao @ power of green reporting this story what can 1 bot do? just become a clown you just need a suit
I live in South Africa too. Howdy nw, the pS2 rockd S.A.cuz we never gt the original xbox and it built up frm the PS1 s sucess.go to the math. There are many more 360s sold in S.A than PS3S.just look at the 360 petition for xbox live! Theres mre signitures than PS3 owners.stop being a blind fanboy.dnt take sides ,state facts.
Talk about hostility... the only fanboy here is you. I was just stating the facts... do you ever see tv ads for Playstation? No... Microsoft and Nintendo? Yes... sony doesn't even need to advertise on tv or radio because sony sells... not just the playstation, but tv's as well... it's just the South African mentaliity to see Sony products as superior. I was not making some fanboy comment, like I said... the 360 sales were hindering the selling of PS3, aka, 360 is selling well enough... but the success of PS1 and PS2, which like you said rocked SA, still continues onto the PS3... its just that not everyone can afford to fork out around $650 for one which is why the 360 has some momentum, but its hardly selling as well down here as you might claim it is. And a petition means nothing since you can sign it over and over again with different names etc... facts SL, facts.
I like Obama and Power of Green, cause they have Obama as their pic! Obama 4 President!!!!
what a joke.
hey I live in South Africa and just so the guy from Dom. rep knows that you cant compare your country to SA yes it would be minute compared to North America, Europe and Asia but our country is alot more developed than yours. Sony decided that that it was worth it to to invest in our market (of which was worth at least U$ 250 million per year and was a few years ago). In big multimedia retailers you can still pick up a 360 no problem...
This is true now and has been true sense BOTH have been out.. If the PS3 didn't play BR movies it would be DEAD in the water.. I mean give me a break. What system has the best FPS games RIGHT NOW? 360... What system has the best RPG games RIGHT NOW? 360... What system has the best RTS games RIGHT NOW? 360... What system has the best RACING games RIGHT NOW? 360. What system has the MOST AAA games AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW?? Thats right fanboys.... 360 .... Now only thing the PS3 has is BLUE RAY and PROMISES..
just so you know I dont i repeat DONT really like the Xbox 360. Me, my bro and 12 of my mates all have PS3s. Just saying dont judge a market or country before you know better, GTA-IV rocks, add me RaidenCPT
Rugby... Sunshine, Braai and Boerewors Country.... Vrystaaaaat!!!! Yes... funny enough I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the XB360 sections was shrinking at Toys R Us. I was nearly non-existant... But the CD shop and Video Games shop that I frequently visit (Musica and BT Games) in Centurion... well - the sales attendants are XB360 fans in general... Had a laugh the other day as I was heckling them every time I visit - asking if their XB360's are in for repairs - as the sales people nearly all have a XB360... They would not go into details recommending to a customer about asking which he should buy - PS3 or XB360 - because I was there. But funny enough - some of them are now looking at selling their XB360's while they still can... so something must be up... But in the video games shops - the PS2 section is the biggest, followed by XB360, Wii and then PS3. PS3 sections started growing agter the GT5:P launch. But for any who wants confirmation from someone who lives here - over here the PS2 still rules - big time. The Wii stormed in - and I would say it is second. DS is pretty much dead over here - PSP rules. Between the XB360 and PS3 - the XB360 pretty much is in the lead... but since GT5:P I would say the PS3 has "landed", and is getting a lot more attention. So in installed base I would guess the XB360 is double the size - but in current sales - I thing the PS3 has overtaken it - pretty much following the Europe trend to the letter - much like the UK market... Give it a year - and given the panic in the market because of the RRoD backlash - I would say that by this holiday season the Wii and PS3 will rule... PS2 will still be the bargain bet - but the XB360 will be in real trouble. Over here the PS2 seems like it just won't die... What did surprise me in general is the PSP - it is suddenly like it is a newly launched machine... it is everywhere - with a buzz arround it.
Is that it launchd at R6500! Thats a hellva lot mre than it was in the U.S A and everywhere else in the world. Where the 360,I paid R4129 For 3 controllers 360 premium, Doa4 and smackdown vs raw 2007. I am going to buy a ps3 soon cuz its R4200 with 2 controllers,unchartd and some other game, cnt remember whch. Maybe sonys tide would change,but right now,for the 1st time since Sony squashd Sega and its megadrive with the PSx back in the 90s, South Africa is 360 country.P.S, MSFT ! ! Hurry up and bring XBL !
The XB360 price is now lower than the Wii in South Africa... And even with that - they are loosing traction in the market The shops that I visit - used to be very pro XB360, and now they seem to be unsure Wii is doing well, PS3 is gaining steam, and the XB360 is slipping (to the point where in some shops the smallest section is now the XB360 section)
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