Microsoft is doing a whole lot better this gaming generation than the last. The Xbox 360 is still a distant second from the Nintendo Wii, however.
Reminds me of how the Zune can beat the Ipod right?
Its not gonna happen. They did hardcore, it didnt work. They attempted casual with avatars, "youre in the movies," banjo, etc. It wont work. Even a price drop wont work because theyve already gone down to as low as 200
impossible....the 360 was expertly marketed to secure second place ... but the wii is soooo far ahead its untouchable now..
I think it "may" outsell the Wii then
How to write a useless article and feed the (enthusiasts) 101. the 360 or the Ps3 won`t beat the Wii, and you can write speculative articles about it all day and it won`t change a thing. Nintendo nailed right on the button and there is no stopping them at this point, at least not for a while. And Maxned. Define Hardcore for me pls.
there is literally nothing they can do to out sell the wii. they should just settle for second.
So now your a wii suppoter? Funny how they join up with anybody as long as they hate to feel proven wrong by 360's success. I bet later this year when they start to show off ODST your going to be sreaming poor graphics or milking you hypocrite.
the wii has established over the 360 in 2 years, as well as catch up the 360's headstart, doesn't deter some people form writing this crap despite 2 of the 3 360 models being cheaper than the wii. Sigh.
@Maxned: Might actually have some better success if all of the Xbox360's "exclusives" weren't suddeNOW AVAILABLE ON PC
But I don't know what that would accomplish. IMO if the 360 can emulate an original Xbox why not just emulate the Wii and throw in a bluetooth receiver? Call it the Xii 360 and then let the ultimate battle of lame consoles begin.
They never will.360 has failed the hardcore and the casual gamer,the PC gamer and the retro gamer.The 360 only satisfies the idiot gamer,hence the xbot was born.A primitive lifeform which logic clearly passes away is and will always be the xbot.
everyone`s a critic
how on earth do u have so many bubbles, when all u do is spout nothin but crap
"360 has failed the hardcore and the casual gamer,the PC gamer and the retro gamer." If the the 360 has failed what has the PS3 been this gen.....an utter disaster?
...how the 'CHEAPER' 'xBox 360' in the U.S.of.A for the last few Months 'STILL???' 'CAN'T???' outsell the More 'EXPENSIVE' 'Wii' in the U.S.of.A??? How EMBARRASSING for Micro$oft and their Little Followers!!! ;-D
"360 has failed the hardcore and the casual gamer" Last time I checked the charts, just about every game sells more on the 360. The fact that Killzone 2, a kickass game with incredible graphics sold as little as it did tells me that the 360 is the hardcore gamers' choice and that many people bought PS3 for the BluRay.
Sir Ken you may want to buy a few more copies of Killzone 2 and a few more systems!!! :D:D:D:DD because Sony SUrEE DoeSSNNT think they will want to see a SEQUEL TO KILLZONE Or EVEN A PS predecessor!!!!!!;-D ;D:D:D:D:D:D:DD:P:P:P:PP:P:P: P ;-D;-D;-D;-D;-D;-D;-D;-D;-D;- D;-D;-D;-D;-D;-D;-D;-D
first party support-takes years to establish and even harder to make quality new IPs casual market- 360 has tried with lips,viva pinata,in the movies..they dont sell,360 owners are mainly teens gunning for violence rpgs havnt saved it in japan,its the cheapest console yet its not selling in wii numbers,2009 will be interesting...
its not happening simple as that
Sorry, guys, you're not going to make it. Nintendo has doen the homework this gen. Microsoft has done a great job beating SONY this gen but the winner is already here. I am sure Microsoft can be happy about being the second this generation though.
Humm Is this a race, or something? If its a race there isnt anything fare about it. Did sony win anything for destroying the compation last gen? Lets say I start running a hour before you do...oh screw it I dont care what you think anymore.
i didnt know this gen was over, damn what am i going to do with my console?
if i had to get a head start to beat anyone at anything i wouldnt be bragging about it besides, this gen aint over yet
"if i had to get a head start to beat anyone at anything i wouldnt be bragging about it besides, this gen aint over yet" well said, bubbles.
Honestly, why dont people just mind thier own business? like trying to have your website respected and succesful.
Its not a big deal and it shouldnt upset no one but c'mon, the king is still here and kicking a$$. ITs like a console war where the ps2 is a nuclear spy sattelite weapon. Its just untouchable.
Major Nelson could capture and hold Iwata, Miyamoto and Reggie hostage and force them to call off all their shipments. That's the only way.
If comparing the Xbox 360's sales records at the same point in time on the market as the PS3, you would see the PS3 is selling comparatively better.Notice I said COMPARATIVELY. It is in the position for a steamroll, Xbox just had first mover advantage. They should be thinking more about keeping their position at 2nd in place rather than trying to outsell the Wii, which has secured market dominance.
To put it simply, if the Xbox 360 isn't outselling the Wii now at $199 and being $50 bucks cheaper than the Wii, it'll never be able to outsell the Wii in the future and overtake it in sales. It really doesn't matter how cheap the 360 gets or what Microsoft does because the Wii is appealing to both non-gamers and gamers alike, and it will always sell more for those reasons.
I don't even need to read the article. I know it wouldn't work. Microsoft already sold their souls to the devil to win the operating system battle against apple. Can't give the devil something he already has... silly microsoft.
i thought April fools joke ended two days ago.
360 tried to beat sony to launch and created the worst hardware ever devised.the result was loss of momentum. they tried to match bluray,hdmi,1080p native,larger hard drives,exclusive games,exclusive movies,etc.,but sony beat them with movies and games you can buy,bluray winning over the hd-dvd add-on,hard drives being upgradeable and cheaper than price gouging proprietary,sony exclusive games leading in graphics and technical feats,amount of online players in one game,the list goes on and on. microsoft then drops entry price of 360 below wii entry price.questions: "how does that look that a system that has been out longer,is more advanced than the gamecube...er...wii,is getting outsold at a lower price than wii?" "why has nintendo not dropped their price but consistantly outsells 360 worldwide?" for those that want to toss ps3 in,ps3 has just outsold wii for 5 weeks straight in japan at a higher price.when has 360 ever done that in any country? if microsoft starts making cutesy games and tosses out a waggle controller or new camera(as vision cam has no good games to mention.another abandonment like xbox1?),what hardcore cod,halo and gears fans are going to buy it?you won't even buy banjo,scene it,lips,viva pinata or any casual games like you do shooters in large numbers. that's microsoft's problem:they have no focus.they only focus on what the other leading companies do and try to top it.but never realizing it or come up with their own path.nintendo's focus is games for the entire family and playing together.sony's focus is an all in one multimedia device.microsoft's is whatever the other guy is doing. it's why they will never be first ever again.even with a head start.and if sony drops the price of ps3 to coincide with their game lineup this fall,microsoft will be FIRST TO LAST. apocalypse.................
be a smart guy were it not for the fact that your post is laced with irrational anti Microsoft rhetoric and hate, supported by petty fanboy attitude and immature nitpicking.
@apocalypse Damn... OWNED heres a bubble bro lol
i think this guy needs drugs. for you to get that bent out of shape over a console is rediculous. i really hope sony does send you a "paycheck" for that comment, lol. it's like when you post you're trying to apply to sony's pr department. lol
"that's microsoft's problem:they have no focus.they only focus on what the other leading companies do and try to top it.but never realizing it or come up with their own path" -You say that while your god sony is still 2+ years later trying desperately to just match Live, psn released with no focus, Home is but a shadow of what the hype promised, simple but convenient features that have been present on Live since day 1 sony still has not delivered on psn despite community ps forums begging constantly for them, yeah thats right sony is soooo focused and micro has no idea what they are doing, yeah and trophies were included in games since launch, right? damm what a great idea sony, lmfao I wonder how sony comes up with this stuff? Bluray is fine but hasn't in any way shown its NEEDED for gaming, especially when the other consoles biggest exclusive sell so well on 1 little old old old DVD and manages not only to include 4 player co-op, along with alot of other features in its biggest shooter but still to this day has slightly better multiplat games on an old useless inferior dvd disc. Oh and lets not forget how sony was sooooo focused they forgot to include last gen rumble that now somehow mysteriously has been unlocked through a majic firmware update, lmfao but thats OK 'cause that motion control idea sony thought of first and were soooo focused on prior to launch sure has blown everybody away with its amazing gaming implementation. Yeah so go ahead lets pat sony on the back for all they have given us with the ps3, of course they had the best launch strategy ever, even though they changed their mind on their Euro release and this entire gen they have been soooo focused, nevermind all the delays, ahh but wait its doesn't matter cause for you their never worryied about what the next guy is doing, I mean KZ2 didn't borrow anything from other shooters, right? and I'm sure WITHOUT Live, psn would not only exist as it is now but probably would be a much better service because if sony didn't have to *compete with xbl this gen they would have made psn/home the next revolution in gaming already, right? Now tell me specifically with the ps3 what has sony done that micro is *according to you focusing on and copying from sony? lolz don't say any non-sense about stealing games, many ps2 games were formerly exclusive to nintendo etc, so just what ideas is micro taken from sony? lmfao, you don't really have anything just a bunch of hate and anti-micro rants. The bottom line is 360 isn't going to beat the wii lifetime sales and without something major happening in ps3's favor (alot more than 1 or 2 good games here and there) it will NOT surpass 360 lifetime sales for the next two years or so before micro releases their next console, but you can be sure they all will have some big months and some low months. JOY
If they release a bunch of crappy minigames that appeal to kids and their moms.
April fools day was two days ago.
First, they need a motion controller and a killer game like Wii Sports to advertise it, then they need to drop the price. Those are the 2 biggest things they could do, but doing that would mean they are just mimicking what the Wii did and 2nd time around doesn't necessarily mean success. The Wii hit the "fad" button which is something no marketing or sales person can create no matter how much money you throw at it. The Rubix Cube, pet rocks, Sea Monkeys all benefited because the public turned them into fads. The Wii enjoyed this success too which is why it has done so well. Very few if any 2nd attempts will capture that "fad" label and ride the wave of sales success.
"The Wii hit the "fad" button which is something no marketing or sales person can create no matter how much money you throw at it." BINGO! bubbles.
first off no way will 360 surpass the wii this gen. wii has achieved "mass market" appeal, and it shows. shoot where i live it's still hard to find a wii on a regular basis. nintendo really took off with the wii
it's not saying the 360 will beat the wii, just things that would help it to catch up in sales. It's still pretty early for this generation of consoles, playstation network is still improving, graphics for the 360 and ps3 are getting better with every AAA title. The wii is still selling like crazy and is getting more quality support from 3rd parties. Plus motion plus hasn't even come out yet. Hopefully the wii's library will turn into something similar to that of the ds, where there are tons of great games with depth and also lots of great casual games. Nintendo just said the other day that the wii is gonna be around for a while and sony has always said that the ps3 will be around for 10 years. Microsoft, i wouldn't be surprised if their next system comes out in 2 years or so, the 360 isn't a bad system but the main reason i dont have one and wont buy one is cause of the RROD, hopefully with their next system do enough QA to make sure there are no fatal errors like that.
Ummm I dont know who the hell you are beans, so stop harassing me. By the way, im typing this on the Wiis internet channel, douchebag, so yes ive "supported" the wii ever since Nintendo first announced it.
this guy is all wet, 360 is never going to catch Wii, and PS3 is never going to catch 360.
PS3 and 360 are apples and the Wii is an orange. The first two appeal to real gamers while the Wii is a kids toy with a bunch of crappy games and only a few gems. But they appeal to different markets. The Wii won't be caught up to by either.
lest not be a little know it all
Sorry I offended you, douchebag, now go play your Wii like a good little boy. You honestly think the Wii will be surpassed by the 360 or the PS3? Won't happen.
360 will end up in last spot, ironically being the first in the market has done them no favours
one small detail you're overlooking, being first has them sitting in 2nd place behind one industry giant and in front of another industry giant which btw is the same brand that dominated both last gen. These are the facts Today, your are just making future predictions and assumptions, which plenty others have done only turned out to be wishful thinking. So I have to disagree being the first in the market has done them some huge favors so far anway. Who knows what will happen in the future, but either way it doesn't take a genius to see clearly that sony dominance is over, to me thats great for all gamers, including those who only favor sony, the more hard fought competition the better. So as it stands now whether they surpass 360 or not you have to take you hat off to microsoft for gaining huge ground in market share.
so it's always attack the messenger of truth. exclusive games that you can get nowhere else sells systems.but at this point in time,microsoft has announced NO GAMES to push that $199. tell us 360 fans,what new exclusive games has microsoft announced since releasing halo wars?a game announced LAST YEAR? sony gets games like yakuza3 and the system outsells the wii for 5 weeks in japan.what happen to the LAST HOPE?why is 360 selling less than ps2 in japan? that's the problem with 360 fans,they TALK and TALK without any substance to back it up.and no games except multiplatform games that come out on ps3 as well. 360 should be flying off the shelf at $199.i know wii and ps3 would fly off the shelf at $199.so it means 360 has no compelling software to push that low entry price.even with huge advertising dollars. unless you got FACTS instead of insults,you'll always look foolish.360 was first,now it's second.with no new game announcements until june at E3.which is half a year of waiting.thought 360 fans didn't wait for games? 360 has no chance of beating wii.and a good chance of being in third without games to counter sony. apocalypse..................
I still think the PS3 at the end of 10 yrs will have more than them all 360 success is backed on the Idea of it took on bahomith SONY and took a huge portion of their dominance
It's the size of your consumer base that drives sales. There are waaaaaay more little kids out there that like to play basic games compared to harcore gamers that are adults. This is the same as saying Porche is failing due to being outsold by Ford minivans. Soccer moms out number serious car fanatics 10 to 1.
The HD era lacks games that can immerse everyone from man to woman, boy and girl. And MS needs that mainstream cultual acceptance not only from America but other countries as well. Talk about the Wii all you want but Zelda, Mario and Pokemon still reign supreme at retail and now they have the Wii sponsored games to add to that arensal of killer games. MS is a one trick pony really, just trying to keep up with the Joneses. they should focus on one thing at a time instead of Sony bashing and reading the boards. Honestly MS and Sony were really lucky that the Wii wasnt HD this gen, because it would have killed off one of the two. Just picture it an HDWii and it had the same multiplats as 360. Sony would fare better than MS because they built a 2nd party structure to support their own hardware.
Well the Xbox 360 easily already has the ps3 beat so they should concentrate their army at the wii but that will definitely be a hard battle.
there is no battel between 360 and wii unless microsoft is going casual. people buy wii isnt same people buy ps3/360
even MART doesnt think the 360 will ever outsell the wii let alone even catch up.
is already out sold the last gen gamecube whoops or wii with 140 million sold to compared to gamecube sales of 48 millions xbox360 at 28 million come summer time on world wide sales the ps3 will clean up the competion once the price drops and aaa on ps3 making xbox 360 in second place while ps3 will be on top the gamecube is last gen sp the ps2 is miles ahead of the cough, cough gamecube
They could beat nintendo. Wtf was that pig doing in the air. On a more silly note:) M$ could do a deal with Mc.D's/ You Collect enough Stickers, you get an arcade model. This would go down well.
i was playing calm down.
NO, THE 360 WILL NEVER OUTSELL THE WII
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