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Is Xbox 360 doomed in 2009?

Stltoday.com writes:

"When Microsoft announced it was revamping the Xbox 360 dashboard, concern, not congratulations, was the first thing I thought of voicing to Microsoft.

The update promised better graphics, avatars, easier access to movie and TV downloads - in short, a more robust interface than the "blades" presentation that greeted gamers when they started up their consoles."

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DJ3267d ago

Jesus, how many more of these do we need? Its performance will depend on the software lineup, and we simply don't know much about it outside of Halo Wars and Halo OTSD.

elorm93267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

Just more flamebait. I'm gonna draw the line here. And besides, this is just another one of those blog articles...

RememberThe3573267d ago

This is getting so f*cking old. The 360 is going really strong, thats not going to stop because the year change for 08 to 09.

chaosatom3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

and also not having a better game than gears 2 graphics wise.

offcourse, it's not going to just die, but it will lose momentum for sure.

Covenant3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

I live in St. Louis, and David Sheets is a notorious hack.

This is about as lame as all those "PS3 is doomed" articles we saw a year and a half ago, and look how that turned out.

Agreed with DJ...it will all depend on software. The '09 lineup is solid so far...but we don't know what MS has up their sleeve.

Danja3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

the 360 will do just fine in 2009 , it may not have as much exclusive games as the PS3 , but to think that M$ has no games under-wrapped either is just dumb..

Dread3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

this is ridiculous

not one single console is doomed in 2009. All of us gamers are going to enjoy the benefits of a balanced hardcore gaming market.

rejoice and stop with the doom and gloom prophesys.. and this goes to all the stupid "is the Playstation 3" doomed articles as well.

be gamers not haters.

Wile3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

...for not allowing themselves to be drawn in by this flamebait!

Montrealien3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

Editorials 4 Gamers Strikes again.

all consoles will do great in 09, our beloved industry is thriving, on all fronts!

sonyandcher3267d ago

This article is lame and I even own a PS3 - just pure speculation and drivel and as everyone has said - pure flamebait, we could just as easy see the end of anything next year based on some of this economy logic. All 3 consoles will continue to sell loads of hardware and software next year.

zethos563267d ago

Besides, his reasons are lame. He might as well say "why the Wii will win" because all of those reasons he pointed out can be applied to the PS3 as well.

SixTwoTwo3267d ago

All of these "console x is doomed" and "the year of console y" articles are really getting old. Give it a rest and just play the f**king games already.

bviperz3267d ago

I for one am tired or seeing these types of articles every day. I personally don't want any console (or game) manufacturer to fail, because I really do enjoy my gaming hobby. And I'm sure most gamers feel the same, no matter the preference.

elorm93267d ago

As much as I hate MS (for other reasons as well, HATE VISTA!!!). They've been really good at pressuring Sony to do a better job.

Sony loses FF 13 -> 5 RPGs in development :)

Why o why3267d ago

no doomsday, a slowdown maybe. bubbles for all above me

green3267d ago

If you all are tired of these articles, why don't you all it? I know i have.

green3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

Oops. meant to say why don't you all report it.

littletad3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

For everyone above, honestly I can't remember the last time a flamebait article didn't cause us to stir fanboy arguments.

@Danja

We still don't know if Sony has the most exclusives exactly. Here's a list of what we know so far for the 360.
Alan Wake, Halo ODST, Halo Wars, Splinter Cell, 99 Nights 2, Ninja Blade

And I'm quite sure we should expect something from Rare.

Danja3267d ago

we dont know if Alan Wake is coming out in 2009 , same goes for splinter Cell...and I have a feeling Splinter Cell wont be exclusive..we'll see

Doppy3267d ago

At this point none of the console are doomed. They may have a bad year at some point in time, but they all will have sold around 30 million in 2009 which isn't bad at all.

prowiew3266d ago

This is called DEJA VU!!

lokiroo4203266d ago

WTF has everyone learned to live in harmony, wow way to go everyone, keep up into 09 and all will be good!

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N4PS3G3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

Silly article points

* None of the Xbox titles announced for 2009- Exactly..most haven't been shown or announced yet

* Casual gaming has made a huge leap forward- This does not only affects xbox 360 but every hardcore gaming system out in the market

** The swooning economy will get worse- The economy will get worse for everyone not only the 360 and dunno how could it get worst only for them when its the cheapest console on the market?

same thing different year and always wrong.. this consoles is doomed! this is the year of this console! bla bla bla the same thing was said in 2008 and no one was doomed... people just can't stop reading the future .amazing isn't it?

He's just upset his on his 4th xbox ...stop whinning and buy a ps3 or wii instead

Omega43267d ago

Considering it was said to be doomed in 2008 and still managed to outsell the PS3 2-1 i think in 2009 it will do just fine if not better

RememberThe3573267d ago

It out sold the PS3 2-1 this year?

caladbolg7773267d ago

Omega, you're not very good at this game.

Danja3267d ago

the PS3 is still ahead of the 360 by almost a million sold..Wordlwide..once again NA isn't the entire world..^.^

Omega43267d ago

1ml really?! do you have actual prove of that?

Anton Chigurh3267d ago

do you have any link for that ?? or you got it from vgchart ??

Last time I checked , they almost sold the same amount of consoles this year

elorm93267d ago

Where'd you hear that? :|

I thought Sony was behind by 5mil

bleachrulez3267d ago

lol he does have the right to dream

Why o why3267d ago

and ur asking danja for proof yeah. I cant wait for the worldwide results for this year. You guys were saying the same thing last year and guess what....the ps3 outsold the 360 by your own VP's calculations. laugh out loud

Danja3267d ago

Once again I see that most of you guys here dont read to understand..

where did I state that the PS3 is 1 million ahead of the 360 in in total install base...

and everyone already knows that the PS3 has sold more than the 360 WORLD-WIDE..for this year cumulatively

North America sales figures doesn't reflect what world-wide sales figures look like..

littletad3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

I've already replied to a comment of yours like this with evidence that the ps3 WAS leading the first 3 quarters by a million a in sales worldwide over the 360. However, I showed you the evidence that Microsoft was making a comeback starting October. It then managed to sell 500k over the ps3 in the black friday week. This means the ps3 and the 360 are undeniably close now, and we will have no idea who has sold the most until late January. Therefore your statement that Sony is ahead 1 million, is not a fact anymore until proven otherwise.

edit* and yes I'm talking about worldwide sales and not just the US

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Optimus_Prime3267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Halo Wars alone will sell better than all the PS3 ""AAA"" titles combined, and it will also increase the sales of the 360 hardware.

JBaby3433267d ago

But it won't BE better. KZ2 FTW. The game continues to impress.

Anon19743267d ago

This is one 360 owner who'll take a pass on that one. When's Alan Wake coming out? That's the only 360 exclusive I've heard of that I'm interested in at this point, now that Fable 2 and Gears 2 are done.

steck673267d ago

All you care is about sales and not the quality of the game? man, that's just sad.

Gun_Senshi3267d ago

Today is a day for flamebait articles?

Covenant3267d ago

That's every day on N4G, sadly.

Gun_Senshi3267d ago

But today its worse then ever. The news today is flamebait BLOGS

BLOGS SHOULD NOT BE APPROVED

Danja3267d ago

yeah 2day is really the day of flamebait articles...

N4G today looks exactly how it did this time last year...