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Xbox Heads have to Blame themselves for Decline in Sales

PS3 fan Marcus L gives us one of his theories on where the blame lies for the decline in video games sales this month. The answer is surprising to no one...

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killzone2flop3387d ago

PS3 fan Marcus L C*CK SUCKER gives us one of his theories on where the blame lies for the decline in video games sales this month.

ogwilson3387d ago

Wow, a little harsh there, don't you think?

Gobuz3387d ago

Obviously doesn't like it when the shoe is on the other foot.

Pennywise3387d ago

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ogwilson3387d ago

I don't think you can just single Xbox 360 out like that. If the playstation was hackable, people would be doing it just the same. Look at the Wii, DS, PSP, PS2, original xbox.All were hackable, all are being pirated. Just because it's impossible to do on PS3 doesn't mean that PS3 owners are any less innocent.

GWAVE3387d ago

It's not an issue of the 360 being to blame or the PS3 being innocent. The author of this article seems to forget that sales slump after the holidays. Period. That's just the way of things. Blaming the 360 (or any other console) for slumping sales would be the same as praising the 360 (or any other console) for boosted sales in November and December when...oh, there's this little holiday called "Christmas" going on.

IdleLeeSiuLung3387d ago

Except the Wii is now hackable by softmod. Who do you think will experience the biggest piracy problem? What about the Nintendo DS and R4? Why single out the 360?

TOSgamer3387d ago (Edited 3387d ago )

This is one stupid @ss article. Piracy helps hardware sales. It hurts software sales. Sony said as much themselves when asked about piracy on the PSP. And the numbers the article used had the 360 dropping more in hardware sales then it did in software. Four times as much in hardware then software sales. The sales drop has nothing to do with piracy especially since the Wii is by far the easiest system to hack.

Monchichi0253387d ago

And am I missing something?? Have the official sales numbers for January been released yet??

Leathersoup3387d ago

I think that a comparison cannot be made to the previous month but rather to the previous year at the same time in order to remove the holiday season from the equation. If that is done, Xbox sales in January have improved.
In January of 2008 the 360 sold 608305 units.
In January of 2009 the 360 sold 991213 units.

This is a difference of 382908 which is a 62.9% improvement over the previous year. Not exactly a sign of decline in sales.

Kill Crow3387d ago

is because all the christmass sales are over ....

This is the lamest article on N4G

yamamoto1143387d ago

He says "360 heads" in the title, then goes on during the article to blame piracy. What a moron! Every console is hackable. Why single out the 360?

thats_just_prime3387d ago

This guy has no idea what he is talking about

"With a -6% decline in Video Games and -25% decline in hardware sales in January, one cannot help but wonder if we are repeating our past in yet another industry of entertainment. I hate to bring this up but piracy of gaming is growing obviously in the midst of this great economic decline on one console [Xbox360] in specific. That same console also quietly tied the Playstation Portable for last place in sales last month."

A 6% drop from dec to jan ? OMG and thats amazing if its true. Dec is the biggest month of the year for gaming sales (and most anything less) and only a 25% in hardware if that true then the 360 still sold over a million system in Jan again that amazing. The 360 tied the psp for last place last month (aka in Dec) is this guy on crack The 360 out sold everything other the the wii

no-spin3387d ago

nice plagiarism

Xbox Heads have to Blame themselves for Decline in Sales
written by Quentyn, February 09, 2009
I don't think you can just single Xbox 360 out like that. If the playstation was hackable, people would be doing it just the same. Look at the Wii, DS, PSP, PS2, original xbox.All were hackable, all are being pirated. Just because it's impossible to do on PS3 doesn't mean that PS3 owners are any less innocent.

shovelbum3386d ago

Uh what? I guess the 7.6% unemployment rate had nothing to do with it.

JasonXE3386d ago (Edited 3386d ago )

this is a really bad article. I can't believe I wasted my time reading this instead of watching heroes.

Elven63386d ago

With a title like that and the first four words being "PS3 fan Marcus L" it raises a few flags...

Joey Greco RULES3386d ago

Piracy isnt affecting the Wii, the DS, or the 360.

If that was the case, then why isnt the PS3 just RAPING the competitions sales?

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Marie3387d ago

lol, the link also goes to nothing, heh.

blackboyunltd3387d ago

i think its the reverse. ps3 is to blame!!

Danja3387d ago

well maybe just maybe it's normal for sales to decline in January due to it being the month after the huge holidays shopping...

no-one one company can be blamed for declining sales.....

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