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Xbox 360 outsells Playstation 3 and Wii?

Microsoft's console trounces its recently launched next-gen rivals, says, err, Microsoft...

The MSN article offers no concrete sales numbers for the past week's North American next-gen console battle, only stating that "retailers and analysts across North America confirm that the hottest selling gaming console this past weekend was the Xbox 360."

Despite high demand both Sony and Nintendo failed to supply enough consoles to satisfy hungry gamers, leaving MS to bask in the glory of being the only system in the shops - oh, and that game Gears of War probably had something to do with the bumped-up 360 sales as well.

The console is looking to do even better numbers in Europe, where Sony's delay of the PS3 to March 2007 makes the 360 the only high-end next-gen console in shops this Christmas.

"Retailers had a great four-day run and pretty much everything is gone. Sony dropped the ball and Nintendo didn't do that much better," MSN quotes one Canadian retailer as saying. "They over-promised and under delivered in terms of the quantity of Wii systems that were available. Sony on the other hand warned everyone that supplies would be severely limited. Microsoft was the big winner. They had lots of systems and they had them priced right with game bundles that gamers were interested in."

Sony and Nintendo are yet to release official sales numbers for their launch weeks, although both consoles are widely reported to be sold out across North America.

So the Xbox 360 looks to be the big winner this Christmas, but while the Microsoft-owned MSN might be ready to claim the next-gen console war over, we think we'll wait for PlayStation 3 and Wii to be readily available in stores before we hoist the green MS flag.

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UrbanJabroni3798d ago

The MSN article: "retailers and analysts across North America confirm that the hottest selling gaming console this past weekend was the Xbox 360."

Fine, probably a true statement, so where does the author go from this statement to:

"...but while the Microsoft-owned MSN might be ready to claim the next-gen console war over..."

How does "retailers and analysts across North America confirm that the hottest selling gaming console this past weekend was the Xbox 360" translate to MS stating that they won the war?

PS360PCROCKS3798d ago

Not sure buddy...althought I wouldn't doubt this, sony and Nintendo were available in very limited quantities

Hayabusa 1173798d ago

Yeah, I noticed that too. Saying your console sold over it's competitors in one week, isn'e to say it's won the console war (especially when the competition has just launched, and is in limited numbers).

I appreciate any good news from Microsoft, but I still want to see the figures.

joemutt3797d ago

A writer for MSN wrote an article about microsoft winning, Microsoft did not announce they had won, it was just one guys opinion.

BIadestarX3797d ago

I am more interested in Sony's numbers than microsoft numbers. Everyone knows the 360 will sell more. I wan't to see if Sony failed to deliver(again).

calderra3797d ago

A fanboy statement hides truth- how many units did each side really ship this season?

Dusk3797d ago

Of course the 360 is going to outsell the other two this holiday. It has more games, better games, more units in stock, more developed features, etc. The real battle doesn't start until next holiday, although the 360's head start may just be enough.

I also agree, the author of this article is kind of a tool. MS isn't claiming victory and the 360's higher sales is quite obvious, given its current situation. Yet this guy tries to put as much negative spin as he can.

PS360WII3797d ago

We know the 360 can't outsell the DS in the UK. And did the 360 really sell over 600k this thanksgiving holiday in the US?

MicroGamer3797d ago (Edited 3797d ago )

I don't trust a Microsoft news outlet saying that 360 has won already. How can MSN possibly be unbiased?? I am not a fanboy, in spite of the fact that most of what I post about 360 is positive. It is just for me, personally, the 360 makes a lot more sense than PS3 or Wii. I also got a really great deal on it. None of you can stand there and tell me that $299 for a premium 360 isn't a killer deal. I actually spend most of my game time in WoW. Does that make me a PC fanboy?? I think I have played 5 hours on 360 since I got it and have almost zero achievements or gamescores and only been on Live once, to download the DOA4 demo. I only have three 360 games, and those are launch titles I bought used and I have never played Gears. Fanboy? I think not.

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