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Newsweek: Xbox 360 Won't Win the Console War

Sure, Microsoft has already sold well over 10 million 360s, and they have a rock solid online plan and a great library of games, but things should be going even better than they are, claims Newsweek's N'Gai Croal. He talks about why the 360 won't come out on top when the battle is over.

As part of N'Gai Croal's "Level Up" section, the Newsweek columnist has put together a new piece that outlines some of the problems Microsoft camp is facing with the Xbox business, and why the 360 ultimately won't be on top when all's said and done.

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nice_cuppa3594d ago

so he says 360 has really good sales.
really good games.
really good online.
really good future releases.

but they wont win.

nice.

sorry to have to say it but no one knows who will win.

i would say WII as its flying off the shelves.

come on people do articles about the now.
not what you think might be.

how about covering ps3's europe launch !

Monchichi0253594d ago

Of course the 360 isn't selling at the rate of the original...... it's more expensive!!!!! The same reason that the PS3 isn't selling like the PS2!!!
People are waiting till these systems become more affordable.
Over and over it is proven that it is all about money. When people see that something is within there budget, they will buy it. This guy is a TOOL!!!

Say it with me everybody

"IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!!" Just like every freakin thing in the history of this world. How difficult is that to compreheand!!!

Monchichi0253594d ago

Of course the 360 isn't selling at the rate of the original...... it's more expensive!!!!! The same reason that the PS3 isn't selling like the PS2!!!
People are waiting till these systems become more affordable.
Over and over it is proven that it is all about money. When people see that something is within there budget, they will buy it. This guy is a TOOL!!!

Say it with me everybody

"IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!!" Just like every freakin thing in the history of this world. How difficult is that to compreheand!!!

NewZealander3593d ago

the wii is selling strong now but when the games stop coming the sales will drop, same for the ps3
360 is selling and does have plenty of exclusives so how can it not come out on top? especially with the lead its got
and yes the euro release of the ps3 is officially a FLOP theres no two ways about it, so ps3 has alot of catching up to do

Scrumptious3594d ago

N'Gai Croal is the most biased "journalist" in the US. His fanboyism shines through every piece he writes.

Nice job shifting the February sales facts away from the PS3, which sold half that of 360, and 1/3 of Wii.

Will he ever write an article on why the PS3 won't win the console war? No, because Sony will stop paying him.

TheMART3594d ago

What's winning...

It's not only hardware sales, but also software sales. If the market will be equally devided betwee 360, PS3 and Wii, but the 360 keeps selling the most games per unit sold, the 360 is the most viable platform.

Which isn't unthinkable. The attach rate of the 360 is the best of the three consoles by far. Last gen XBOX also compared to the other consoles. Why? Because xbox gamers are older, have more money to spend and do so!

A good read with this on the PS3 from the same guy:

http://ncroal.talk.newsweek...

"Tokyo, We Have a Problem, Or, What's Wrong With the Playstation 3"

ASSASSYN 36o3594d ago

That was a good read mart.

PS3 Owns All3594d ago

I'm not siding with any consoles but, my bet still says SONY will win the console war. I have a feeling that they are going to win this.

HokieFan3594d ago

I would never guess that a person with the name "PS3 Owns All" would bet that the PS3 will win the console war. :)

nix3593d ago

that guy sucks!!!! gamers unite against him!!!! yeah yeah!!!!

freaking losers. crying over some stupid journalist's comments.

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Blackmoses3594d ago

"Look at the pot call the kettle black"...lol.. you should talk...LMAO!!!!

Scrumptious3594d ago

Life has been so dull at work without you to dispute with. All the new guys already own a 360. Even Cordero gave up. There was nobody to discuss all the news lately. You know Mercs 2, Ace Combat 6, Devil May Cry 4...

Send me your gamertag because I know you got a 360 in the basement, you closet MS-lover!

Nice pic by the way. I'll pick up that game for the 360 this fall as well!

Giro3594d ago (Edited 3594d ago )

I think that is a very biased view against the Xbox. I suppose it depends on your point of view as to how you look at how well the 3 consoles are doing.

Being a 360 fan I personally see it from a completely different perspective, I see the 360 as being very strong at the moment with many many great games already out for it and also a great line up over the next 2 years. I see the Wii is fast catching up to it which is great for Nintendo fans. I see the PS3 as having an up hill struggle in order to compete at the moment but I'm sure in time they'll do well.

I hope all 3 consoles do well as it means all 3 companies will have to compete with each other in order to bring us, the consumer, great games, great deals and innovative ideas.