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3 Reasons Why Microsoft Will Prevail In 2009

Excluding Nintendo, Microsoft and clearly won 2008 by delivering Blockbusters like Gears of War 2 and Fable 2. But how can continue this success?

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panasonic233292d ago

i agree ms is gonna surpise people in 09 they won 08 well sales wise hardware wise wii is the king

Mwaan3292d ago

I hope they don't wait till E3 to reveal their fall lineup. Next year will be fine for Microsoft, I mean, they do have a new Halo game coming out. I just want a new Killer Instinct.

Montrealien3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

3 Reasons why New 4 gamers Should have an editorial section or be renamed to Editorials for Gamers...

-Blog post are posted as Articles.

-Opinions is not news.

-Editorials are not on the Front pages of News papers for nothing.

chasegamez3292d ago

arcade will be $99 by christmas

ericnellie3292d ago

MS never discusses the next year of games during the holiday season. They want buyers to be focused on the "now". They did the same thing last year.
I'm sure they will have tons of new announcements soon;)

The Killer3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

"Microsoft and clearly won 2008 by delivering Blockbusters like Gears of War 2 and Fable 2"

only??

ps3 have

1: MGS4
2: LBP
3: R2
4: VK(sega RPG)
5: blue ray player

so why not ps3 won 2008? who sold more in 2008?? i dare any one will say 360 and provide me proof!

i really will feel petty for MS when ps3 goes to 299$ early next year!! who will save them?? what r they going to do to counter KillZone 2??

Graphics Whore3292d ago

I'm not a fanboy by any means but the Xbox 360 did piss poor this year with quality titles, it might have sold more consoles but honestly it was a big wait till November for Gears of War 2.

Irving3292d ago

The linked article is titled as "3 Reasons Why Xbox will loose 2009". I don't know how stuff like this gets approved?

madmonkey03292d ago

this is unjustified
Here are the sales figures of 2008 (according to vgcharts)(which some people think overestimate 360 and underestimate ps3)

Console PS3
Total 8,709,255

Console X360
Total 8,369,774
(Ps sorry if this comes through twice browser crashed first time i tried)

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iMarcus3292d ago

Its all about E3 09 I believe, at least in my books.

I support my 360, but any person can see that the PS3 has some great exclusives in 09, unless your just an ignorant idiot.

Another One3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

mean to hit reply.

ceedubya93292d ago

But its obvious that exclusives aren't as important as people seem to think. Its good to have them, but despite the quality of most of Sony's exclusive games, they are hardly making a dent for the hardware/software sales for the PS3.

You have to give Sony credit. Their first party games now are miles ahead of the stuff they had in the early PS1 days. But gamers just don't really seem to care about them, or are just slowly buying them over a long period.

iMarcus3292d ago

True, but the only games I care about are the ones I care about, and quite a few of the Ps3 09 titles look promising to me. Regardless, I still see Alan Wake and Mafia 2 as my most anticipated titles, the latter being multi-plat of course.

panasonic233292d ago

can't wait ms gonna is prevail and do the same thing this year with awesome games.Incoming sonylocust five o clock ms games can't compare with blah blah blah man ms is gonna own 09 just like the did this year.

iMarcus3292d ago

Was it really necessary to post in Gamer and Open Zone?

And dude, I support my 360, but 09 doesn't look that great so far. I hate halo so I don't give a damn about that. The only exclusive I'm looking forward to is Alan Wake.

InMyOpinion3292d ago

I don't like crystal balling like this. They don't know more than the rest of us. Just wait and see what happens.

mesh13292d ago

i love microsfot stratigy on reelaseing games make suprise announcements leading to the game being released in the same year that what i love about ms they annouce games 6 months later the game is relased .

air13292d ago

sure the ps3 has great games we all know that..

the problem is that these great games dont go any farther then the store shelf..

iMarcus3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

And?

Sales have nothing to do with how good a game is, It's an irrelevant factor, only relevant when speaking in terms of sequels and whatnot.

I don't care if Max Payne 2 on PC didn't sell that well, the game was still awesome regardless.

ceedubya93292d ago

as you said, if first game doesn't sell too well, then a sequel for the great game won't come out. Its important that Games like LBP, Uncharted, and Resistance (plus others) sell well. Otherwise they will be forgotten, missed opportunities.

Many promising franchises have gone missing due to poor sales. This is why we probably won't see a sequel for Psychonauts. Good games need to sell. And whether its due to advertising or whatever, someone needs to do something to get these things out in the hands and minds of gamers.

iMarcus3292d ago

I understand what you mean, But I'm sick of this new mindset about how if a game doesn't sell well people start calling it a flop.

perhaps a flop regarding its sales, but the games are not.

Ah well, don't let the fanboys get to you.

ceedubya93292d ago

that the gaming public that we can't get through to (the fankids) are long gone, and hard as it is to do, we must try to ignore them. We all have a little bit of fanboy in us, but there are just some that take it to unreasonable extremes.

iMarcus3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

Well said.

I come close to replying to some of the fanboys in Open zone, but when I think about it I don't want to put myself through it because each of them is a stubborn bastard who won't listen to reason.

Glad to see there is some intelligent people here, bubbles.

Aclay3292d ago

"sure the ps3 has great games we all know that..

the problem is that these great games dont go any farther then the store shelf.. "

Honestly to me, it really doesn't matter how fast the games sell on the PS3, as long as the PS3 has a continuous stream of quality exclusives, that's all that matters to me.

The PS3 has plenty a couple of system sellers for 2009, and I'm confident that games like Killzone 2, Final Fantasy XIII in Japan, and Gran Turismo 5 in Europe and Japan will move some serious PS3 hardware. I'm not sure if God of War 3 will move systems or not, but even if it doesn't God of War 3 is a highly anticipated game and it's a very strong title.

Right now at this point, I really don't forsee that many Xbox 360 system sellers because Microsoft has already released Halo 3 and Gears 1 and 2. Sony on the other hand has just released several of the games in their main catalog. I don't see Halo Wars or Halo 3 Recon really being a system seller because Halo fans already have Xbox 360's, GTA4's release didn't really move significant systems for either the PS3 or 360 in April and I highly doubt that GTA4 DLC will move 360 hardware.

If Mass Effect 2 doesn't come to the PS3, then I think that it will be a huge game for the 360 in 09', and the same thing goes for Splinter Cell Conviction and Alan Wake if they both come out in 2009, but other than that, that's pretty much the strongest potential games that the 360 has for 2009 to me.

CrazzyMan3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

Uncharted started with ~200k first week, and NOW in it`s 1st year - over 2 mln. copies sold. =)

Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - started with average sales first week(since many games were released in that period), yet in 5 weeks already passed 1 mln. copies.
http://www.gamesindustry.bi...

Sircolby453292d ago

And Gears passed them both in under a month... =0

CrazzyMan3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

1. That fact doesn`t ruin my GAMEPLAY.
2. 1 game cheaper to buy than 2, and motorstorm did 1 mln. also in 1 month, though this game is NOT a TPS. =)
3. PS3 owners had more AA(80-95% on GR) exclusives(Resistance 2, Motorstorm: PR, LBP, Valkyria Chronicles, Naruto:UNS) available to buy this Autumn, then x360 owners.

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