Fielding CVG's quick-fire questions in an interview published today, Microsoft development group boss Chris Satchell talked-up the Xbox 360's 2007 line-up, telling us that the company isn't relying on "just Halo 3"...
would agree.So many great games right now there is no need to even think about halo yet.Haven even hungered for the beta....just too many games to worry about something that isnt even out yet.
I know...Halo is the last thing on my mind. Bioshock, Forza, Mass Effect, GTA etc etc all come out prior to Halo
Is every Xbox gamer into Forza?
Its an awesome game.
tired of racing games.
Forza takes what Gran Turismo could have been and makes it reality. Quite possibly the best production racer ever. I'm still hoping a TOCA game makes a debut on 360 or PS3 though, I want body damage and for the physics to change according to said damage.
Halo 2 saved the first xbox. You bet you're ass MS is riding on halo 3 to do the same. Who are they trying to fool?.
THE XBOX360 DOESNT NEED SAVING, PLUS TWO WORDS MASS EFFECT
Use your logic. What's the 360 install base and we are yet to see a release date on Halo 3. Ofcourse no one is saying Microsoft will not make lots of money with Halo 3. The 360 install base will sky rocket when halo 3 is released.
Appeal isn't very broard
STFU NOOB just because you like ps3 or the wii tag don't dis xbox 360 noob i bought a ps3 and load times was s**** I took it back and the games i bought took out side and pulled them in the air with a shotgun and BOOM
awwwww. Viper is gonna cry again. Thats the 3rd time this week.
The install base is what it is because for a year there was no competition.
@Rockstar, you fanboys should try a little more consistancy. People purchase the 360 because of Halo 3 or because it didn't have any competition?
It's funny how you people change things around when challenged.
No competition? What are you talking about; here are the facts:
1) The PS2 is a great console and still selling more than the 360. I would call that competition. Even more than the PS3.
2) The 360 is selling more consoles now than prior the competition arrival (PS3, wii).
3) The 360 is selling more consoles than the PS3 (Except Japan).
So, it does not look like the "competition" affected xbox 360 sells.. So you logic is irrational.
Saving from what exactly? 10million plus consoles in the market with a good portfolio...?
double post sorry
the install base is 12 mill plus to date it was 10.4 at the end of 06 its gone up a little i agree with theo1130 mass effect is my most wanted game of 07 1.mass effect 2.halo 3.BRI hells highway 4.forza 5.bioshock 6.ect
Don't mean to gate crash...I think the 360 has amazing games coming out this year...Halo will be their love child though. But that's a plus, not a minus.
Anyway...12million!? Where'd you get that from? Nextgenwars...10.5million
VGcharts...9.7million. What other sites are there that give you this magical 12million? 12 million shipped to retailers I'll swing with...but install base? Linky please..
Yus shipped lad. 12million have been shipped to retailers I agree with you there...but they havent been sold to customers. If they had then 360's would be sold out. 10million is a safe bet.
wikipedia says that there is 12 million units ship, and its definitly not 9.7 ms stated that on dec 31 06 10.4 mil have been shipped your sources may have been from that date
come on... i can go on there and edit that halo 2 was the best game ever made... wikipedia is not a reliable reference source. use it in college and see what happens.. :-p
Bladestar and GT Starfleets...
You both know as well as the rest of us that the 10 million sales came mostly from Halo and starting out a year ahead. Like Deepbrown said, that not a bad thing but it is the truth. The 360 probably still would have sold but if the 360, Wii, and PS3 came out at the gate at the same time the numbers we see for overall sales would not look like they do now.
The 360 struggled with games out the gate the same way the Wii and PS3 are. They would have all hit their stride around June/July. I would hope no one is taking anything away from the 360 in respect to the praise it deserves for what it has done but realistically Mass Effect would not carry the 360 like Halo 3. Graphics or no graphics, most kids don't play RPG's on the 360. Halo is a fun game on campaign and more fun on multiplayer. You can just pick it up and play. You don't have to worry to much about the story if you don't want to.
Even 360 fanboys have to respect that Halo is a system seller, correction, is THE system seller for MS. Without it, the 360 is on thin ice. Everything has been built around Halo's success. You don't see Mass Effect t-shirts, cups, and merchandise all over the place. Who's the most recognizable character from Mass Effect? Ummm...well...I don't know. Ask someone who the Master Chief is, people who never played the game know who he is and what game he's on.
I'm just pointing out the obvious...
Halo is their baby mama.
But I would say "mainly" Halo 3, it's the biggest game they have and for very good reason. It's a system seller that was proof when Halo was a launch title for Xbox.
Reason why most of the current Xbox users haven't jumped on X360 is because of the wait for Halo 3, believe that this will be bigger than GTA 3 was during the PS2's early years.
Regardless of what they say this will push X360s out the door faster than anything coming out this year for X360. H3ll it's the reason I dropped money on X360 was this title and only this title.
When ever Jebissaveme post 360 news its best not to even bother reading it, he's a Super PS3 fanantic.
LOL A Sony fan telling 360 owners what games are good saying Halo 3 is the only good game when we say different. Sad and pathetic
you dont even know what a fanboy is.
Sony fanboys are just jalouse. For myself, I like Halo, but it's not my nr. 1 game. Up to November when Halo 3 launches, I will enjoy:
Forza 2 in May
Assassins Creed I hope also in May
Mass Effect in June
Bioshock in June
Stranglehold in June
GTA4 in October
Virtua Fighter 5, but then with online play where the PS3 lacks it somewhere around September
There is so, so much to play... And just wait untill MGS4 and Final Fantasy come over also. Then what Sony fanboys. What's left to cry about?
MGS is from Konami. FF from Square. Both 3rd party developers. Both not bound to Sony.
MGS2 has been on the XBOX 1. FFXII has been on 360.
The 360 has sold about 11 million units. The PS3 just 2 million. They can earn money on the 360, they loose on the PS3.
It seems rather obvious dude
the retard is becoming delusional. and its jealous retard learn to spell. final fantasy and MGS solid to the 360? what krystal ball are you using.
oh wait i thought you were already enjoying your games, but wait you are waiting.
Forza 2 in May
Although it's a good game, but not attractive to me, gt is what i enjoy more.
Assassins Creed both box and ps3 no big deal.
Mass Effect not interested.
Bioshock not my cup of tea.
Stranglehold didnt heard of it.
i still have tons of game not finished yet.. ps3 or box both doesnt matter to me yet.
well u said FFXII on box ?? no come on, it's just the FF XI = = ..
i wont even count it as a regular FF game, i play it on PC instead.
MGS and FF go box ? who knows now ? u predict or u hope? either way it's nothing real atm.
dont dream too much mart, do whatever u like to do, why bother come here tell plp how bad the ps3 "going to be" ? what good does that do to u ?
even ps3 is the worse of all , so what.. ? plp who likes it still going to buy it. plp like box will get it .. and ur numbers are very weird, u said box got 11 mil ? = = who knows.. but u said ps3 2 mil? u are lieing to yourself, we all know. u are a coward at this point, if u believe box so much, who bother worrying or telling plp how much ps3 sold? u wont care man.. u wont even bother to come here, cz u believe box. now u telling fake info, change numbers to make ur pt. it just shows me u are not even wanted to face the public. but u want to lie to yourself..
i think i will try not to read or reply ur msg anymore, cz i dont really care what u said anymore. have fun in ur dream world that everyone hate sony / ps3 , everyone said ms and box are god.
Old PlaySation Pedigree series that were popular before the PlayStation 1 was on the market; is the reason these idiots keep talking sh*t. Their plenty of New quality IPs being made, Xbox is new. Its not that Halo3 will be the only good game; its the only game hyped to stardom and for some reasons PS3 fanboys think a game has to sell like GoW and Lost Planet before its Considered a good game or it has to be praised in public plus have the devs out saying its stat of the art etc.
to both systems, don't start believing your own fanboy FUD.
You must be kidding i was about to call you an idiot i'm glad i realized you were joking. I play the most popular online games on the 360 and everybody talks about it, it simply blew people away at E3.
These are the games that makes me glad i bought the 360 anybody trying to tell Halo 3 is the only good reason the by the 360 are only fooling themselfs and being idiots at best.
#10.1 Micrsoft's betting on all their heavy hitters as Sony is with theirs. Anybody can pick the highest selling game for the PS and say its the only game as they do with MS/Halo.
* Lost Planet
* GoW(although i sold it)
* Alan Wake
* Too Human
* Forza 2
* Lost Odyessy
* Blue Dragon
* Shadow Run
* Fable 2
* Two Worlds
* Bio Shock
* Mass Effect
* Ninja Gainden 2
* Halo Wars
* Halo 3
* Project Gothan Racing 4
* Naruto 360
* Kane & Lynch
* Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
* Comand & Conquer
* APB: All Point Bulletin
* Dead or Alive: Code Cronus
Only a fool would Say Halo 3 is the Xbox 360's savior and only concern.
10.3 Halo series was a smash hit selling very well in a small install base does not mean there was no other good games for the Xbox its a new console-line for god sakes ofcourse theres not any old pedigree franchises(PS AAA series for the most part were popular before the first PS launched(NES etc.) for the Xbox.
You say your lucky enough to have all three console like a gamer should( preference, time for gaming factor-in etc.) Thats moronic at best- kind of logic. Luck has nothing to do with me not having a PS3, matter of fact i had two of them to sell when it lunched!.
I don't need PS3 fanboys telling me what makes the 360 worth buying and i'm sure million agree. No one talks about Halo3 on XBL(Its a Done Deal) they talk about many other games coming soon.
Only a Sony fanboy would say theres not a 1st party line-up. lol 360 will rule this generation like it or not, to say the 360 has nothing due to your personal taste in games is fucin retared, sad and pathetic.
Telling people that you own all consoles therfore your opinion is more valid is moronic, I can give two sh8ts about what you own, Who in the fuc cares that you supposedly have a 360.
"Being loyal to either Sony or Micro$oft is not my priority - GAMES are my priority",----fuc*in stupid ass remark if i ever seen one as if gamers should have all three consoles to have an opinion about the industry and more importantly the god dam console the post is about.
Trying to tell people what makes the console worth buying is Sonyfanboy reasoning, you wont catch me telling Sony fans theirs no good games for the PS3 due to my own taste and telling them theres only one game for PS3 just because the amount of hype for that one game is high enough and happens to slightly appeal to me etc. lol Have a nice Day...
#10.2 you're a mindless idiot never said anything about Halo being the alltime highest selling game, wasnt even talking to your ass. Everybodies waiting fool on both fanbases. Its not me that should STFU are all Sony fans rabbid teenage morons?.
is boarder, I also play online & Halo 3 is what "most" people are waiting for.
There is no doubt Micro$oft is banking on halo 3, and why not previous games were massive just as this one will be.
I won't be picking up halo 3, unless the beta shows me something different from all the other FPS.
I think the quality of games this generation looks very promising, I think the real lucky people are the ones with both or all three systems (such as myself, thought I'd rub that in), we get to pick and choose.
Being loyal to either Sony or Micro$oft is not my priority - GAMES are my priority.
FF and GT sold more than halo so stfu, also if your gonna attempt to be a 360 fanboy do it properly you sound 4 and have the same argument every single post. Also you say we are not waiting for games, well everything on your list you are waiting for. Also you said you play on your 360 ye of course, your on here 24/7 bashing the PS3 with mindless junk.
someones opinion does not count because they don't have all three, I said those with all three are lucky because we can pick and choose the AAA title we like for all systems.
- All your comments show a clear bias to the 360 so I take very little stock in your opinion as you obviously show a lack of objectivity.
as for.. "supposedly have a 360" my gamertags are:
is what i'm waiting for, but I think MS has put plenty of effort into PR for their other titles as well.
but seriously, when you have something that is going to be as big as halo3(and it will be HUGE, regardless of was ps3bots think) why not ride the publicity wave?
they would just be stupid not too.
To be honest, although I will be buying Halo 3 it is far from the top game I'm interested for this year. I'm not a big on-line console gamer (MMOs aside... but 360 doesn't have any I've joined since played FFXI on comp) nor even a 'run and gun' shooter fan.
Mass Effect, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and Too Human (all slated for this year... although Too Human doesn't really have a 'date' by any means) are all higher on my 'list' then Halo 3. Add in third party 'exclusives' such as Bioshock, Elveon (although not dated either so could be pushed), etc and this year looks great. And multiplatform titles? Don't get me started... TONS of great games coming to both 360 and PS3 as well. Even if you want to put all of the 3rd party 'exclusives' that are likely going to be 'timed' its still a great year for the 360.
Doesn't take away though from the fact its also going to be a great year for the PS3 as well... eventually ;)
They have so many AAA games coming out before the end of the year, it concerns me that they will "play their hand" too soon and not have much to follow it up with in 2008. However, it looks like Halo Wars, Fable 2, and Alan Wake will all fall in '08, so the lineup isn't completely bare, and there'll probably be plenty more announced at E3 and other conferences before the end of the year. If MS is going to maintain their momentum, they'll need games to back it up.
Anything I'm missing?
they have quite a bit more up their sleeves, but they don't want any of it to overshadow what's coming in '07(i dunno if it could, 07 is looking to be one of the most stellar years ever).
I could be wrong, but that's what i'd do if I were them.
How do you know they are AAA, you dont.
Counting on is a lie considering they think this game is all the rage. and plus the Halo series is boring.
They do ride halo..without halo the orginal xbox is just a dreamcast.without sc
<--- big Halo fan. The 360 has proven they don't need Halo to sell, it's just the fantastic game that showcases Xbox. Xbox in 2007 is showing we have more AAA games, so Halo now has company up there at the top with Gears, Fable and soon Shadowrun and Mass Effect.
That's right, they're also relying on Halo 4.
(...yes, it's a joke :P... )
Yeah, and Sony is relying on GTA and DMC... ohh wait those are multi-platform.
(...yes, it's a joke :P... )
I couldn't resist....
I use to be your average sony fanboy but after some time on live you realize you're really just in it for the games, so i have to agree(and i can't believe i am actually sayin this) but the 360s line up this yr is actually great... mass effect and that other trilogy have me smiling like a little school boy
They need more first party efforts. That's something both Nintendo and Sony has over MS.
If you look at the upcoming PS3 titles the list is heavly populated by first party games.
It seems at present most games are going cross platform, so first party may prove to be very important & sony has a lot of studios at their disposal.
However microsoft has a lot of cash to throw around.
Huxley, Crackdown, Gears of War, Mass Effect, Bioshock, Guitar Hero II, Assassin's Creed, Forza Motorsport 2, Oblivion, Shivering Isles, Dead Rising, Armored Core 4, Halo 3, Phantasy Star Universe, Halo Wars, Over G, Star Trek: Legacy, Blue Dragon, Shadowrun
I think I messed myself.
Is a good game for MS. The Xbox 360 has many other games of course but Halo is important to Microsoft as Zelda is to Nintendo. Sony on the other hand has always been able to ride on games from third party companies. But we see now that they are trying to come with great games from their own devs. since many third party games are going multi, with the exeption of MGS and FF of course.
But back to the point MS is also trying to not only ride on Halo, the oonly thing I annoyed by is that the unreal engine is really getting overused for 360 games. They just consider using more engines for a more diverse look on games.
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i wouldnt think that MS are riding on 1 game! yeh true it is very popular and MS is looking forward to its release, but they wouldnt "ride on just halo 3" wouldnt be a good business decission
I bought a 360 knowing full well that I was going to be able to play some Halo 3 in the near future. BUT I didnt buy it just for Halo 3 alone(It was a big selling point for me though). Lets face facts... the 360 and PS3 both have anticipated games that are comming up. Exclusives 360(Mass Effect, Forza 2, PGR 3, Blue Dragon, Halo 3, Too Human, Lost Odyssey, Alan Wake, Bio Shock, Fable 2) PS3(MGS 4, FF XIII, Tekken 6, NG Sigma, Lair, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Rachet And Clank FToD, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, Killzone 2). The one thing that 360 and PS3 gamers have in common is that there all playing the waiting game on all these games, the only difference is that 360 gamers have a larger library of games to keep them busy until then.
what would of happened if on the playstation launch the 360 had gears of war and resistance or if the playstation on its launch had both games ? that would be weird
Seems to me that PS3 and 360 fans are both saying the same thing, Halo has definitely been the most important franchise for M$, and Halo3 will be very important to the 360.....but to say its the only game that the 360 has and thus M$ is simply "riding" this game sounds ridiculous.
-That thinking implies either the rest of the games in the line-up are irrevelant or are just plain garbage. -hmmm, if you believe that then I guess all the rest of the dev's who have successfully made highly rated games so far, the one's making current games now, and everybody else besides Bungie should just drop all their 360 projects, and just move on since there's no point 'cause a "few extreme" Sonyfanboys think only Halo3 matters to M$ and 360 owners. Riiiight.
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