SAI writes: "We've seen social gatherings of women to sell products-so-called "tupperware parties" - for everything from sex toys to botox. But this might be the strangest one yet: Is Microsoft using tupperware parties to sell the Xbox 360?"
God they are such losers
Yes, how dare MS try and expand their customer base! You would think they are acting like a business or something! This is old news anyway..
I smell desperation. No surprise though as the 360 is the grandfather / grandmother of all the consoles; I guess next they'll hit up the Mary Kay ladies. I can't blame them though; they need all the exposure they can handle at this point as the end draws nigh.
Frankly I think the whole idea is foolish. Moms and teens obviously prefer the Wii over the 360 since the system targets their demographics. MS has a hardcore following but more casual players don't really associate the 360 with just "pick up and play". This isn't a fanboy statement attacking any of the 3 companies, it's merely one of simple fact.
How is that desperation??? Is the 360 in last place? Did I miss something the last few months? Hasn't the 360 been spanking the ps3??? "Frankly I think the whole idea is foolish. Moms and teens obviously prefer the Wii over the 360 since the system targets their demographics" And that is why this is a great idea because Microsoft is trying to show moms and teens what the 360 is capable of. It's business 101 dude.
Where were you when they did this last year? How is this desperate? It's called marketing and Sony should take a page.
The Xbox faithful are dwindling in numbers on this site and switching sides on others. Tupperware parties to bring in the femmes at this stage? My goodness times have changed.
Dont you guys just love it when every single article ends up being compared to the opposite console? sigh*
Of course times have changed. We've just dived headfirst into a recession, and 2008's highest grossing title was a set of bathroom scales.
"Sony Throwing PS3 Tupperware Parties To Hook Women" then suddenly post #1, 1.2, 1.3, 10 and so on would have said: "Wow, thats a great Idea!" Its strange how you can add just those two little letters (If) to any conversation on N4G and somehow the whole meaning of life becomes so fustrating for some people....lmfao. JOY
that you're still beating your forehead against a brick wall joy, even after all this time. Pick up a Triple and relieve the pain today my friend. It's ok, you'll thank me later.
now that is marketing regardless of what you think of microsoft, that is an impressive idea if true
but fanboys cant see that.
This is nothing new actually. Nintendo did it for their DS a few years ago and MSNBC recorded it for some piece and promote it.
yeah! yeah! YEAH !
Harrison! Longest play in teh Superbowlz.
the pic i'd hit it
Now you BABOONS can buy your plastic shlongs right next to you favorite CRAP of a console....AAHAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA HAH
how many people did you lay off this week?
Great! What's next? Microsoft to start sponsoring models?
Next up is Shane Kim starring alongside Don Mattrick in a film,take a guess what kind of film they'd star in together.
if aaron greenturd and peter moore join in, they can almost close the circle for a steamy foursome: "the fellowship of the red ring" 360 degrees of total freedom for 4 horny musketeers
buy a 360 and get a handjob with window vista.
more like buy a 360 and receive a bottle of lube for your troubles. :) edit: wait a minute, wrong party.
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this is called business this is how you become successful by selling your product no wonder the ps3 is in last you meatheads just don't get it...
You smell that? that's desperation
price 6 months after lunch is desperate, This is what business people call marketing.
so being the cheapest console is what exactly?
6 months after lunch????!!!
"let's do a show on xbox 360 and how it will benefit women and their families." but once oprah finds out the system craps out,scratches discs and starts fires,the end would be nigh on the little system that couldn't........run killzone 2. pretty pathetic marketing.it would be better to just try to expand into other countries like china.or give the system($199) away for $49.99 as a 3 year contract by signing up for XBL for 3 years($150 value) like a cell phone.as long as you stay hooked to XBL for 3 years,you don't get charged cancellation fees. something better than tupperware. apocalypse...........
What did you guys expect? Nintendo have clearly shown that non-gamers are where the money is to be made. Given Microsoft's clearly embarrassing show of titles such as You're in the Movies, Lips and Scene It, it was obvious they were going to target Nintendo's market. (even though, like Sony, they keep on claiming they don't compete with Nintendo) The people calling it "desperate" are idiots. This is Microsoft using new ways to advertise their product at a new market, the Wii sells itself, and Sony have just chosen to ignore marketing altogether and rely on N4G cumbuckets to shout "POWER OF THE BLU-RAY" at every available opportunity.
Susan: "i got my 1st RROD last night... sob" Kari: "what??? you're still a virgin yesterday??" Susan: "yes, we haven't had much action with masterchief... if you see what i mean (wink)" Kari: "is it because of this new killzone2 thing they're talking about in the tubes?" Susan: "i dunno, i just feel so depressed... sob" Julie: "ok xb!tches... we need to celebrate: let's get all xb!tches in the neighborhood and organize a Banjo Kabooye reunion tomorrow night for Susan!" "yaaaaaaaaayy!!"
The 360 can stand on it's own, so I don't see the need to do this. On the other hand about it, I know Microsoft (and Sony... and to a certain extent Nintendo) neglects the female gamer. You can look at it either way: 1. Microsoft is addressing the needs of the female gamer (good) 2. Microsoft is addressing the female gamer because of assumed ignorance of product (bad) to the extent of not knowing the 360's "problems" (worst case) Either way if addressing female gamers generates sales it's a good thing for them; how is that a bad thing if it puts money in their pockets?
appeal to the ps3 crowd, which is made up by approx 97% women and the other 3% are gays.
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