Xbox Has 3 Secrets To There Success Against PS3 find out in this article
No,yes,50/50. Once the Ps3 has its price cut next year,we'll see how well the 360 does then :)
We keep moving that line.
ppl tend to forget that MS was supposed to be ANNIHILATING the ps3 in every catergory. I dont like talkin about the future (sayin quotes such as: a price cut and the ps3 is goin to take over or wait til (insert game here) comes out) All ima say is the 360 was suppose to be wrying about the Wii and the ps3 was suppose to be non existent. WTH happened?
Nathan Drake is the new VGcharts =P
oh if someone didnt already know, the sky is blue.
What the hell are you talking about and where did you get this "the 360 was suppose to be wrying about the Wii and the ps3 was suppose to be non existent." Did you already forget the PS brand was the king of the hill last gen and inorder to be the champ you need to beat the champ. So, the 360 should have and has always been focusing on the PS3. No one thought the wii would kick both of their arses. So your theory is utter BS!
The only factor is price if the PS3 was in the same price range as the 360 obviously it would have been a different scenario
Anyways PS3 is doing awesome, in 2 years they have sold 17 million while xbox 360 sold 13 mill in the same time frame
Price,games and advertising.The PS3 is still to expensive for some people to afford.There are plenty of quality titles out for the PS3 at the moment,but people want more quality titles.All SONY has to do is advertise the PS3 and it's exclusives and they will do good next year.
and ps3 hasnt even been out 2 years in Europe yet, not even close really.
first off, im talkin about this gen, last gen is ova so lets adjust. 2ndly, the quote "the 360 was suppose to be wrying about the Wii and the ps3 was suppose to be non existent." is from the mouths of 360 advocates everywhere. The bit part about the Wii is subjective at most, but the idea and ideal was that the 360's head start and cheaper price was constituted as an automatic win for the 360. And i neva said ppl knew that the Wii was goin to kick everyones arse, i said the Wii, it being at the top spot, was suppose to be a caliber MS shouldve focused on instead of the ps3 who was "SUPPOSED" to be gone wit the wind. My point remains, MS and fans alike boasted throughout 06-07 about how the ps3 was superfulous in the gaming market. Now the story is how the 360 is only a few baby steps ahead of the ps3. utter bs? or misinterpretation
people really need to write an article about why xbox beats ps3 in sales?? really?? but sony needs to drop the damn price for ps3 and ps2. (i already have a ps3).. but my bro ps2 broke two months ago. I was waiting and waiting and waiting for ps2 to drop. but com'on. I won't replace a 130 ps2 when I can just buy a xbox360 arcade for 200. I really hate sony for putting out bundle after bundle instead of dropping the price.
"Now the story is how the 360 is only a few baby steps ahead of the ps3." Well dude, I will have to go with utter BS on your part. At the end of '06 the 360 led the PS3 by about 6.7 million units. At the end of '07 the 360 led the PS3 by about 7.02 million units now at the end of '08 the 360 is leading the PS3 by approx 7.67 million units. I really don't know what you interpret to be baby steps, but from where I'm standing you need to take bigger steps. Don't get me wrong I think the PS3 is a great machine, but you are just talking BS right now with no basis to back up your talk. That's why I call "Utter BS" I have to agree with kingme on that one. From nov 06 to dec 08, the 360 has actually increased it's lead over the PS3 World wide by 946,996 units. Now with that being said, I am using vgcharts year end numbers, so take it for what it's worth. At least I am using someone's numbers, you aren't using any numbers, you're just talking smack.
@Nathan Drake Yet another wait and see comment. This is the Playstation 3's third Christmas and the Xbox 360's forth. How many more years must we hear "Wait and See"?
ONCE the ps3 gets its price cut...but when exactly is that going to happen? this isnt from facts or anything, but i dont think sony can afford to cut the price of the ps3 right now or even for a while, MS and the 360 on the other hand has made a profit on the 360's sold now which is why they can afford to cut the price all willie nillie if ps3 price was what the 360's price is now, it would dominate...well thats "like" saying "the 360's would dominate the ps3's if the RRoD issue never happened"...well the price ISNT what the 360's price is and the RRoD DID happen, so we'll never know
Better online, better infrastructure in Live, better advertising, slightly better games (at the moment altogether) and achievements. And please don't argue with the "better games". Yes, the ps3 won highest rated games this year, but the 360 still has more since it released first. And ps3 has trophies, but the 360 having them since day one is an advantage.
Unless you have short-term mem, it's the opposite, the Xbox 360 w is still the underdog and Sony's PS3(and it's brand name even selling without games) when it debuted in 2006, was suppose to finish MS off.
Price is the only reason why the 360 currently has higher sales. How do we know this? By asking a simple question. If the 360 was the same price ($399) as the PS3, which would have higher sales?
This is the explanation for Sony not dropping the price. They were already pissed when the PS3 was the cheapest Bluray player and nobody was buying standalones. So Sony had to agree to give them a year at the lower pricepoint. Imagine, Bluray player $279, PS3 $299; We all know how that would play out! Just my guess and MHO.
hiphopps3fanboy actually said something nice about the 360 ?
"1.1 - Wow We keep moving that line." no, that's what I would call M$ cutting the price TWICE in one year because the PS3 was starting to pound it into submission inside the sales octagon.
You don't know for sure it's getting a price cut. It would seem logical, but you can't just go around stating that as fact.
If you want to be taken seriously can you at least try to use periods and capital letters? Your articles have almost no punctuation at all. The fact that your articles read like something a kid in preschool wrote is only going to hold you back. Maybe take a class at Queens College or something.
Advertising. Microsoft is heads and shoulders above the PS3 in advertising, which gives is the favorable position over the PS3. Microsoft is so dominant in advertising, that no one hardly ever talks about the Wii, which is actually leading the console war. Granted, Nintendo and Sony already made a name in the gaming industry so they don't have to advertise much, but Microsoft is making sure they take full advantage of their arrogance. Microsoft is the king of great console advertising, and anyone who says otherwise it a fanboy and an moron. They support their games, they support their 3rd party developers, and they make sure a game is known, even if it gets bad critic ratings (which means poop). Sony sucks and is pathetic in their gimped form of advertising. Always has. Even when they were advertising, they were making commercials about girls with jacked-up heads and commercials with racist undertones. The newer company they have to do their advertising can't do any worse, but you never know. To me, that's the biggest factor in Microsoft's dominance over the PS3. And well done, Microsoft.
Price.. Its common sense. If you think about it the 360 sales overall are a bit underwhelming.. Ok if the 360 supposedly has "teh best gamez everrrr" and "teh best online in the whole wide world" why is it only up by 7 million consoles when it had a year head start with no competition whatsoever?! The PS3 has sold more in its first 2 years then the 360 has and that was with very fierce competition from both MS and nintendo and and a significantly higher price point. I guarantee if the PS3 and 360 came out at the same time, the PS3 would have ATLEAST a 10 million console lead worldwide or more because they would have been the same price by now with PS3 having the better games. Once the PS3 hits the $299.99 mark for the 80Gb, you will then see the sales pick up big time
Yeah, since both consoles have a great selection of games now, price is just about the only thing holding the PS3 back. Better online service might help the PS3, but it is free after all, so that in itself makes it equal to Live in my eyes(some might argue PSN is better due to it being free and just about as good, but I very much enjoy my cross-game chat). You get what you pay for in that sense. More features = more money out of your pocket in Live's case. If Sony can get the price cut, they'll start catching up to the 360 much faster.
ya, arguments go, the 360 has 25 millions consoles out while ps3 has 17-18 million, not sure where exactly it is right now, 360fans keep throwing out numbers, but never take into acc that the 360 been out for 1 year earlier... My personal favorite was the most retarded article from cnet about dark knight sales comparing dvd to blu ray, and that blu ray sold like 1.7 million something compared to dvd which sold 13 something million copies and makes an unimaginable conclusion that blu ray is not the next format.. Bluray being out only 2 years while dvd been out for how long 10-15, with a dvd player in average in every freaking home in the world, but yet blu ray is suppost to outsell dvd...sorry fanboys, i know your grasping at straws...keep grabbing, maybe you'll be right someday...
If you really want to compare what is going on you need to think of it this way. Playstation brand dominated last 2 generations. So the fact that the 360 is outpacing them, by a few million is a huge story. The Ps3 was supposed to be the next step in sony's gaming domination. It would be like windows 95 was best, then the next gen win 98 was best and so on, then all of the sudden, linux or apple or someone came out and took over the top spot when windows 7 or whatever comes out. That was the type of grip that sony had on the gaming industry, just look at last gen numbers. So what the 360 is doing, even if it loses by a few percentage points, would be all that msoft was really hoping for. The fact that they are winning is huge. Just my two cents. Edit: Also, if you say "well the ps3 hasn't been out as long, think how many more units they will have to sell to catch up to a 5-7 million unit gap. It would take at least 5 years of them selling more, but I am not sure that will happen. And if the 360 sold 13 million in 2 years, that means they have almost doubled that since then, I don't think the ps3 will do that either.
that's why 360 isn't putting up PS2 numbers. That's why, even at 199, the 360 isn't dominating the PS3 worldwide. It's only price. Online? Please. 360 may have a great online service but so does PS3. I doubt that's the make or break factor for people when choosing PS3 or 360. It came out first...possibly, but 360 had a very weak launch. It wasn't until Gears that people went gah gah over it. And then Halo 3 dropped and the 360 was solidified as a contender...in the US at least. Now, with Gears 2 done and Halo 4 rumored to be a launch game for the next Xbox, 360 is sorta like it's best days are behind it. PS3 is poised for a takeover. Don't believe me? Look at the games to come for both systems and tell me who's lineup looks better.
Screw your opinion We are all a little fed up with the negative opinions towards the Ps3. The ps3 has been out for 2 years now.. There has been NOTHING BUT NEGATIVE press and its still sold 20 million... So do yourself a favor shut your mouth and stop turning gamers away from games because at this point thats all we are doing... No one seems to point out 1) Microsoft Console rate which they denied FACT 2) Microsoft stating HDMI was not needed FACT 3) Microsoft saying 1080p was not needed FACT Why not go have an opinion on that? So take your garbage article and shove it along with all the rest... I love to see the Ps3 is making it and there is NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone agreed the longer this console war went on the more likely the Ps3 would have the upper hand... We all told you about multiple discs, we told you the cell was powerful when coded probably, and we told you hard drives were needed. No one wanted to listen.. 3 years later what has the 360 actually done? Blown through exclusives all that have major glitches FACT. A console that will break regardless what version you have FACT. An online service that honestly is not worth 59.99 OPINION. So keep on writing these stupid articles from horrible writers and ill keep spamming the heck out of everything and anything until people listen... What will M$ say once Killzone 2 looks better than Gears 2? What will XBox user say? Xbox = a horrible horrible machine.. My advice: Buy a good PC and play the games with a 360 controller, not only does it look better but its also free.... Oh and dont even TRY to downplay God of War... It honestly makes you all look pathetic. God of War is one of the best games this generation FACT... Bye Bye until your next negative article... be gone.
I get the feeling you don't like the xbox. Be a gamer and chill.
lol you are wasting to much energy for something silly Why don't you go outside and start a friendship instead of creating Accounts lol BTW find a better place to live. Your mom's Basement look like Sh!t
hey i saw jukken in there with some weird looking asian guy in the same basement in a photo I love it how it just eats at the PS fans hahahahahahahahahahah
ur still a mean o ps3rd fanboy, dont try to hide it by making a list
it wasnt that way in NA the 360's home turf, something happened called a pricecut and we're still yet to get the official figures for Europe and the rest of the world. Judging by the top tens in europe it seems the ps3 may well be ahead there or the non NA attach rate just doesnt apply there...take your pick. Obviously asia is a no brainer but kudos to MS for seriously establishing themselves this gen. It wont be enough to win the hd battle imo but they are officially here to stay and thats good for the industry as sony have had to pull their fingers out and scrap. X-Mas and holiday bubbles for you all, ho ho ho to you and yours even you bladestar;)
how many times a day do we need these articles...
Ha, exactly. Consumers would flock to the PS3 if it was $200.
The PS3 would even surpass the Nintendo Wii in hardware sales if it was priced around $200-$299.
@SPIKE47 I agree with you about ps3 and 360 being the same price the ps3 would outsell it and if that's true then that means the great 360 marketing only has a minimal effect on sales when you compare it to the price tag that's really generating these big time sales would you agree or no?
HHG, No I don't agree. See post 12. By the way I am still waiting for you to dicuss how you hyped up HOME and claimed it to be this OMG thing they have only to find out after 2 years of waiting(Yes I know it is a BETA) that this is what they have to show after that long in development and close beta? In addition, how is it that during that time of hyping it up and claiming it to be competition against Live that you or your incside sources didn't know or comment about the situation like the lines to wait for a game or just how scarce it actually is? Bottom line is you weer not hyping it at the time on potential so much as you were hyping it about your time in the beta. I am trying to figure out how this beta has had you so hyped when it really doesn't offer anything. I also find it odd Sony comes out shortly before releasing it only to say that HOME was not designed to compete with Live. Funny how when it was announced it was claimed by them and others like yourself that it would be competition.
When people see an LG TV, and a Sony TV for the same price, offering nearly the exact same things, people tend to go towards the bigger brand.
They never will be. If Sony matches M$'s price then microsoft will cut there price again. There machine is cheaper to make period; and always will be and that you can thank dvd9 for.
Only Xbox 360 gives developers and consumers alike the award winning and revolutionary platform where they can really create truly blockbuster titles that revolutionize the way we view home entertainment and which are clearly showing gaming Only on Xbox 360 as an industry which easily rivals Hollywood. With yet another multi-platinum success over the PS3, 2008 is undoubtedly yet another victorious year for the Xbox 360, which remains the industry's driving force in home entertainment. While Gears 2 sells like hotcakes, Resistance 2 has been universally ignored by the gaming press and consumers alike, and has failed to grasp the mindset or attention of the consumer. Now that it is not a launch title, the Resistance series has proven itself ineffective and incapable of competing against the likes of the AAA and award winning mega blockbuster hits that are available on the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 provides better games, graphics and more features at a lower price, these holidays is a perfect time for all consumers to Jump In. Combined with the amazing and revolutionary New Xbox Experience, launching on November 19th, these holidays will be yet another victory for the Xbox 360 over the PS3. The PS3 is fast becoming an endangered species while the Xbox 360 spreads across the world like wildfire. Only the most hardcore of fandroids still believe in the PS3, while most have jumped the sinking ship to gaming nirvana on the Xbox 360. Xbox 360, Jump In
gaming nirvana, lol... I heard it all now!! The Xbox is like a cheap hooker you find on the street. She's a cheap thrill, she'll get you all excited but when you start to get too hot she'll screw you over and take off with your money. The Playstaion is like bringing home a mama's girl. She's indecisive, takes her time with things, thinks too much about her future, but in the end she's somebody you can always count on for being there... even when the ship is sinking! cheers!
don't you know that PS3 bows down to Lord Zhuk?
happy holidays zhuk! enjoy your 360 dude.
Nathan Drake makes me laugh whenever he posts something, sounds like a cool guy!! Anyway yes i KNOW for a fact ps3 will catch up next year, just wait 360 fanboys, just wait!!! :D
When H freezes over it will
No laughing here, just Note to self"what an idiot"
Unlike limited hardware or something else, Microsoft can't do anything else to make the 360 more appealing/better outside of a pricepoint.I feel sorry for MS because they definitely tried to get this one over quick with a year head start. and the Halo3 athon. But 3 years, 20 million shipped units.. compared to a PS3 with like 16 million? Thats just sad considering how much the 360 had to offer, and at a lower price. It should have taken its year headstart to appeal overseas more.Now its just as if they launched at the same time, and the results would be the same with the more expensive PS3. I hope they stay in the game though and try to be a competitor more of a monopoly with all the buying of exclusives and nonsense.
MS pulled an upset against Sony, they were vastly outsold by the PS2 to the original Xbox's last gen and now PS3 is down. No matter how you spin it the fact that Microsoft is leading when they were currently losing is a huge victory.
ps3 rulz! Am i a troll?
Everyone seems to think that MS will be worried when the PS3 gets a price cut. However, the 360 is doing better than original Xbox and even if the PS3 starts selling more, those 25 million 360s are still out there and gamers are still buying more games for them.
You need to reword that instead of everyone use fanboys.
If the xbox360 doesn't keep a strong lead on the PS3 every month, the field will be set for Sony to make another price cut which will probably lead the PS3 to selling as much or more than the xbox360 like it was doing for most of the months this year (until the price cut). If that's the case, what is MS going to do? Lower the xbox360 to $150? Element and lord of balrogs, Sony entered the gaming industry and dominated it with their first console, no matter how you spin it that means they can certainly beat MS.
They probably won't have to but they could cut it to 150. You act like the ps3 was just killing the 360 all year, yes it was winning, but in 3 months that is all gone. So Sony can price cut and it will still take a long time to catch up overall. Its not like the 360 will sell 0 units after the Sony price cut, so just do the math, they can sell 100,000 more per month for a year and still have a big deficit.
Some random nobody types out a comment with no supporting evidence to validate his opinion, I've read through similiar crap on message boards and blogs all the time. This is nothing more than a over-glorified message board comment, not news.
I agree, his comments carry no credibility, unless it's street cred then in that case it's equivalent to one of the worlds favorite street meats... the hotdog!
Just look at the headline and the description. "Why Xbox 360 is beating Playstation 3 Currently in this Console War?" It makes no sense + questionmarks aren't allowed in headlines + he mixes upper and lower-case letters in a bad way. "Xbox Has 3 Secrets To There Success Against PS3 find out in this article" Xbox or Xbox 360 or Microsoft? 3 should be 'three'. There is spelled 'their'. No punctuation at the end of the sentences and again mixing upper and lower-case letters. You never do that in the description. I've reported his stories several times but the mods don't care. I guess it's ok as long as it's flamebait ;) Merry X-mas everyone!
Let me get this straight. We just saw the November NPD and yes the price drop did help the 360. But explain to me why not only the PS3 but the PS2 and PSP all dropped in hardware sales in one of the biggest months of the year? Plus the most anticipated games of 2008 haven't sold like R2 and LBP. Now all I here is excuses left and right. The 360 outsold the whole PS3 family in November. Coulda shouda woulda does't matter if the PS3 was priced at 200 today. It isn't. Even why I am deployed here in Iraq I can see how strong the marketing is for the 360 in combination with the price drop. YOu see the 360 everywhere. Even here at the BX on the base the 360 is sold out compared ot the PS3 80 gig with Uncharted packed in. The 360 here is the 60 gig with 4 games in which is a bonus for military (blue dragon). The thing is last years sideline analyst here at N4G were saying this wasn't going to even happen for the PS3 to be in this position. The games did not sale and we will see what happens in December. Not only with the hardware but the games on that hardware. Bottom line is the low hardware sales or should I say the no bump in November doesn't contribute to why R2 didn't sell when the install base already there didn't buy the game. That is the real concern that this exclusive charted at 10 and got outsold by a new IP L4D which was also an exclusive and was released weeks after R2. More to it than just the price IMO
I think people see what they want to see. I am telling you a large percentage of Ps3 owners bought it as a Blu-Ray player not a gaming console. I mean no one can explain why R2, Lbp, Socom, and Motorstorm 2 didn't sale that well when each of those games are pretty good games. They had a large enough install base for those games to sell big but they didn't. It just doesn't make any sense and Sony needs to figure it out. I truly see Killzone 2 heading the same way unfortunately.
I am pretty sure that LBP, R2 and motorstorm all sold a million copies. Also L4D is NOT and exclusive.
Considering the real numbers are lower then that since the RROD still occurs they shouldn't count the same people that had RROD and got another XBox 360 they should only count the ones that are still working so yeah its not 25 million.
That is idiotic. For one, you can say the same thing for every product on the market to complain about the numbers. PS3's do fail also so how many should you take away from that number. See how pointless that is? For a system that has such a high failure rate it is funny that everyone seems to buy alot of games and has done so since this system launched compared to the PS3, a system with a less failure rate. Some people claim the failure rate is 40% or whatever yet more games get sold on the system than the PS3. Can you tell us how many bought the PS3 for just blu-ray or for both games and movies or just games? Let us know when you get the numbers and you will see your point about RROD and 25 mil is no different then what type of owner of a PS3 is to the 16 mil.
I also remember somebody saying that MS numbers jumped 2 million in 2 weeks. This was around the time they put out there quartely numbers. I don't know if it is true or not.
Why author of n4g article has problem with English grammar? lol that is such a typical Eastern-european fuk-up. Say that sentence in a russian accent and you'll understand.
Like that 'russian accent' American news channels use when they dub foreign people in interviews. Cause russians always sound like that... Intentionally makes them look stupid and poorly educated. Why can't they just use subtitles like European news channels do? ;)