Top Myths About the 360 and its Owners

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'You Lie' suddenly rang out in the chamber hall, who had dared to yell such a thing? Why none other than the Congressman Joe Wilson, from South Carolina. What was the President to do?.......What does this have to do with the Top Myths About the Xbox 360 and its Owners? I am not really sure, other than the fact that there are numerous lies, myths if you will, floating around out there. Let's get to the bottom of them.

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Major_Tom3207d ago

That is a pretty funny picture, I'm gonna save that one ;).

gamesR4fun3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

Myth: The 360 has as Many Good Exclusives as the PS3 this Fall

sad to say but ya its lookin pretty barren for those poor 360 only owners.

NineteenSeventyNine3207d ago

Forza 3, ODST, L4D2 vs Uncharted 2, R&C and MAYBE GT (if it even gets released this year). Thanks for trolling the 360 articles, though. =D

soxfan20053207d ago

The only bleak year will be for 360 haters.

talltony3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

"We have all come across the occasional a**holes online, truth be told they are everywhere."

But the fact is that since the 360 has been cheaper for longer most of those a**holes are on live. I have never heard so many screaming, racist, swearing 10 year olds on any online service in my life!

gamesR4fun3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

the only one that looks decent is fz3 l4d is ok 2 but way better on the pc. Odst should b a 20 dollar dlc at best... Ps3 is def way ahead in the games this year n anyone but a blind fanboi will say the same.

as for 360 haters n trolls well jus look at my comments b4 u judge k....

ukilnme3207d ago

@ soxfan2005

So true. They will never learn.

XLiveGamer3207d ago

"Ok, so this is actually true. But stay with me for a second here. ALL corporations, if they are publicly traded, are out to make as much profit as possible. Sony is just as guilty as Microsoft at wanting to be a monopoly and hoping their competitors die a slow death. That is just the way our current consumer culture is structured. It is hard to blame just one company for all of this, when it is everyone’s fault."

d-_-b <( 100%True )

Kornholic3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

"There is no doubt that the 360 has hardware problems, I have been through 3 myself. What does this prove? Nothing. "

So it proves nothing that you have had 3 consoles broken down on you? That author is retarded.

Eddie201013207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

I agree with some of the article but not all.

Defends failure rate of the Xbox 360, yet has had 3 fail on him, Typical. Xbox 360 failure rate is not defendable any way you look at it.

Microsoft made the Xbox 360 a household name along with RROD.

Xbox 360 exclusives that are available on the PC simply are not exclusives.

Yes Sony and Microsoft are big corporations that each want a bigger share of the market than there competitor, but Microsoft Is the One Known for breaking trade laws to get there bigger share, not Sony.

Just type in Lawsuits aganst Microsoft in google and you will see.

36T3206d ago

"Microsoft made the Xbox 360 a household name along with RROD."

What does that tell you? Do you think that's good for Sony? How do you think the next Xbox will sell like if it has no hardware issues? If the PS3 had a similar RROD problem, what would their sales look like? hummmmm...

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- Ghost of Sparta -3207d ago

Funny 'cause these are all known facts.

54percent3207d ago

yeah, that's the funny part, I thought they were put myths like the 360 fanboys are athletic and surrounded by chicks while playing halo...

blackbeld3207d ago

''Myth: The 360 has as Many Good Exclusives as the PS3 this Fall''

360 hass no games this fall.... READ THE ARTICLE BOTS you will love it!! Hahahaha.

Saaking3207d ago

Wait, but these aren't myths, they're facts. We all know bots are very inferior to normal people.

STICKzophrenic3207d ago

The failure rate probably isn't a myth. I've paid for one console, but they've sent me about two or three refurbs, as well as "repairing" my console and it having to be sent back.

My personal failure rate is probably like 80% lmao. Horrible

I will say this, I haven't had a bad customer service experience yet. They have generously compensated me for my console troubles. I got PGR3 for free, a Quick Charge kit for free, a wireless controller for free, as well as a month or two of XBL for free. It doesn't make up for not having my console, but it made it easier to deal with.

hamsterfist3207d ago

No, I totally agree the failure rate is bad. My point was no one knows the actual rate. But it is more then likely somewhere between 25 and 100%. =)

Killjoy30003207d ago

I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed the read and keep up the neutrality. Good work. I'm curious to see an article about the Wii using the same structure as the PS3 and 360 myth editorials. Even though most of the myths can easily be proven as fact from the majority of the N4G community and the gaming community itself.

Zeevious3207d ago

If it was anything even remotely flattering...even after the Jasper revision, I'd expect them to be posting it on every website & news program they could.

About 9 months ago my Elite started running louder & I was told by a couple people who'd had failures it "was just a matter of weeks" - Well, it's still warranty repairs needed, but with many of my friends having needed replacements I am much more careful, playing shorter game sessions than on either PS3.

I shouldn't have to be, but don't wanna push the pause button on any game I'm in the middle of and pick it up again in 3 weeks on a new machine!

That said, though I hope to never have to use it...Microsoft's extended warranty has taken care of many gamers.

How MANY gamers is actually easy to calculate no matter what Microsoft WON'T tell us...they have to indirectly tell their stockholders.

(I say indirectly, because I haven't had any actual notification of the number of units, or how they are directly accounted for in their division, SEC briefings or annual reports.)

At 1.4 billion set aside for these warranty full retail of $200 for each full Arcade unit...(Their hardware unit cost is probably more like $130 per 360)...That adds up to SEVEN MILLION replacement 360's! (This number just gets larger if you factor in Microsoft's wholesale costs, not full $200 retail.)

I'd personally like to know how these replacements are accounted for when counting the userbase, but what this means depends on your perspective :

Some would consider this quite a commitment to the 360 fans and consumers...

Others would point to this number to supports claims of massive technical defects of about 1 in every 3 units sold...

Still others would point out how this negatively affects the total number of 360's claimed to be sold...

Only Microsoft knows for certain, and as you said...aren't likely to tell us.

Thanks for the article, it was a good read, instead of the usual..."ConsoleX is your G-O-D now Worship gamer...WORSHIP!" articles that seem to be the norm these days!

This is one question though, that I'd like to know the answer too, but probably never will...I guess till then I'll just keep on playing the great games, & shooting with my fingers crossed.

Saaking3207d ago

Most of those aren't myths, they're truth.

sunil3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

Some of them arent true

The Xbox 360 is Doomed Post PS3 Slim - Microsoft will never let this happen. Even with a 54% or 33% failure rate the 360 is still selling amazingly well - its all about how Microsoft plays with the media and they do play that card extremely well

You Must be 13 and Racist to be on Xbox Live - I am not 13 and I am NO racist. I did own an xbox(a year back).

Microsoft Customer Service Sucks - Not true at all. The 3 times my console failed (before I said enough is enough), MS Customer Service was extremely courteous and understanding and was almost willing to do anything to keep my business (like giving me a free game)

Saaking3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

It's selling well BECAUSE of the failure rate. 360 has twice the consoles in NA yet Batman AAA only sold a few thousand more. I wonder how many of those 360s are dead and how many people have bought replacements thus inflating the number. And let's not forget the year head start.

@below, True.I cane see what you're saying.

sunil3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

I am not gonna argue that :)

But still a sale is a sale. Even if 10 million of the 30 million are console failures and re-purchases, does it really matter?

If those who own an Xbox keep buying another after each one fails, MS is still gaining correct? The numbers keep raising !!!

NineteenSeventyNine3207d ago

Is there some competition within the SDF to see who can troll the most 360 articles? Why aren't you in the Open Zone?

LoydX-mas3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

Using a game that has exclusive content for the PS3 is a horrible example.
How about the preorder numbers for MW2? The 360 has nearly three times the numbers. See how that proves nothing.

soxfan20053207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

Interesting that you choose to use "Batman" to try to make a point, considering it had PS3 exclusive content. "Batman" was the second biggest title on the NPD report, Madden 10 was #1. I guess if the #1 game doesn't help you, ignore it, pretend it doesn't exist, and move on to #2 right?

Pretty much what I expect from you.

lh_swe3207d ago

Wow how much of a hypocrite are you? How much have you trolled on Saakings blogs and comments, seriously!

NineteenSeventyNine3207d ago

Kinda' like what you're doing to me? Don't think I don't know you're tracking me on this site.

See, the thing is, I read 360 articles and if Saaking just happends to be trolling in it then he's fair game. There is a difference between "trolling" and responding. Perhaps it would be in your best interest to learn the difference? When he trolls, I'm calling him out on it! I don't go into PS3 articles and say, "Ohh gee, that there PS3 sure don't have no games" like Saaking does with any 360 article. What I find most amusing is that Saaking wont deny any of this, yet YOU are still defending him! As long as he, and others, keep trolling 360 articles unmodereated, I'll keep calling him and the others out.

I know you don't mind his posts, though, because you're not a big fan of the 360, either (don't deny it, need I dig through your comments).

a_squirrel3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

That's cause ps3 owners play stuff like uncharted and killzone 3x more than they did COD4 or WAW

While 360 guys got stuff like gears and halo, both of which are getting kinda old

getonmylev3l3207d ago

I'm going out on a limb here but I'd place money on that you are a 30 year old good for nothing virgin, that sits his fat ass on the computer all day arguing about a damn console. WTF man? Does it make you feel warm inside to call people out on trolling? How much of a bad ass do you feel when you tell your invisible friends that you called someone out on "trolling" on N4G. Go outside, get some exercise for once in your god-forsaken life.

NoBias3207d ago (Edited 3207d ago )

"60 has twice the consoles in NA yet Batman AAA only sold a few thousand more"

With someone with so many bubbles, that was a really really weak argument. Horrible, even. The only reason I bought Batman for my PS3 was the exclusive content. I think that holds up for many dual console owners. Batman is the first multiplat I've ever bought for my PS3. I own 13 on my 360.

Luckily, I have the XCM Cross Battle Adapter so I can play my PS3 with a 360 controller seamlessly (Of course only on games that don't use sixaxis). But not too many of the games I play on PS3 use sixaxis (either that or I turn it off - aka SOCOM). I highly recommend it for dual console owners who prefer the 360 controller, btw.

*Reads through saakings post again*

MAN, what a bad argument...


@ NoBias

I am with you man.

I have the battle adaptor, i still use it mostly to play ps3 exclusives except for the ones that use motion stuff.

still most of my multiplat games i get for the 360, even batman AA, i got on the 360.

As for saaking's comments, well he is just being himself as usual. he is a troll, nothing more.

lh_swe3207d ago

Since all you do is bash the PS3, yeah we get that you like the 360, Saaking is not the most intelligent when it comes to arguing, but you seem to have some wit atleast I'd just like to see you use it.

36T3206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

"I guess if the #1 game doesn't help you, ignore it, pretend it doesn't exist, and move on to #2 right?"

"Pretty much what I expect from you."

Yeah, Saaking only sees what he wants to see. Now i can't wait for his response. Will he run and hide or explain himself? Saaking, while you're at it, why don't you give us software comparisons for all the top 360/PS3 games on that list?

NoBias3206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

Nice! That adapter is brilliance. I just got it about 2 weeks ago. I honestly didn't expect it to work so damn seamlessly. It just feels right when playing Batman.

lh_swe3204d ago

I used to be a fanboy but I changed my way's. Because I actually realised that both have their strengths and weaknesses but concerning their games they are as equal as they can be.

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