The Xbox 360 will outsell the PS3 by 3:1 this Christmas in the UK, according to the leading discount site MyVouchercodes.co.uk
Maybe you should have actually read the story, lol. EDIT: Ok good they changed the title, and anyway its just one site.
Lol, GametimeUK is probably feeling pretty damn stupid right about now.
How the hell does myvouchercodes.co.uk know anything about retail statistics? All they will know is the amount of people that are search for Xbox 360 on their website rather than PS3, and that is not an accurate determinant of retail sales.
there's alot Smart People in UK they know better Good for MS
"there's alot Smart People in UK" Is that your way of saying you're not from the UK. With a post that stupid I don't think you'd fit in there. Your comment is about an eight out of ten on the dumbass scale. Nice work. Keep the laughs coming.
why buy a 360 just to have it fail.
If 360 outsells ps3 3:1 in the UK this xmas, I will buy a hat and eat it. Considering this is coming from a voucher website, and considering at the moment ps3 is slapping 360 worldwide in sales,.....do I really need to say anymore?
@1.0, 1.4, 1.6 Open Zone is one tab thatta way ====>
pointless, they barely know how to type, how do you expect them to know about the open zone. Just ignore -_-
I don't think so.
Have to say as a UK resident this is pretty consistent with what I have seen. The UK gaming media and console buyers have always preffered the 360 on the whole. Can't really see it changing either.
a cheap PS3 with awesome exclusives will change there mind it has already begun, with christmas around the corner it will only increase
Sh1t, this is big news. When myvouchers.co.uk speaks out, you would be a fool not to listen. Everyone's heard of myvouchers.co.uk haven't they? @ starvinbull. As a fellow resident of the U.K. I can also speak for the whole nation and say, no they don't. and recently, when a group of 1000 church goers were asked what they would choose for xmas out of the 2nd coming of Christ or a ps3, an astonishing 93% chose a ps3, and that's probably a fact. I'll try find the link
"when a group of 1000 church goers were asked what they would choose for xmas out of the 2nd coming of Christ or a ps3, an astonishing 93% chose a ps3." What is the difference in the 2 choices???
Considering the strategic and very purposeful timing of Microsoft's bannings, I'd say that it's a possibility. Though it won't be because the 360 is a quality console, it'll be because those used to gaming on it want to continue, and to do so they have to by a new one if they were banned. See, when people buy a second PS3, it's because they WANT to, not because they were forced to due to being banned for a fan mod.
I've never even heard of myvouchercodes, and what does a discount website know about sales? Not too mention the PS3 is has really pushed forward ahead of 360 this year. Not to mention the popularity of the PS3 has sky rocketed in the UK within the last year. PS3 is the thing to have at the moment.
Wow this is before the sainsburys offers elling PS3's for £199. The PS3 is droping to £199 in the UK in the next week in several stores so I completely disagree with this article Sonys gonna make up a lot of sales. Since when has November only been Christmas?? I like how they missed out September and October when PS3 outsold 360 both months though eh?
It wouldnt surprise me. Sonys marketing strategy once again this christmas in the UK is weak. Channel 4, last night watching the Simpsons. 4 min commercial break at 6:12pm. I didnt intentionally count the adds but:- 6 (Yes 6!!) Xbox 360 ads 2 Wii ads Guess how many PS3 adds.... ZERO. Same every year.
@LostDjinn: Hahaha, you owned him! Bubbles to you my friend :)
I don't actually own a 360 and prefer the PS3 but apparently stating the obvious (the 360 is more popular in the UK) is unforgivable and punishable by disagrees. Seriously I don't mind a debate but it's just a fact that for the forseeable future the 360 has a strangle hold on the UK and USA. I know people with 360s and not many with PS3s. Walk into game and do they devote an equal amount of shelf space to PS3 as 360? No the PS3 is slogging it out with the PS2 games. Second hand game shops have masses of 360 games second hand for next to nothing whereas the PS3 version is nearly full price, because guess what there aren't as many people buying second hand PS3 games. Judging by sales of major multiplatform games in the UK they aren't buying the new games in comparative quantities either. Were we talking about France, Germany or Luxembourg it would be a different conversation but to say the 360 isn't more popular in the UK or that for me to say is, is worth dozens of disagrees is just plain deluded. Don't shoot the messenger.
i mean if the brits are smart, they should be able to do the math: Xbox elite $299 + XBL $50/year + wifi adapter $99 + controller battery pack $24.95 = $472.95 thats only to make it comparable with PS3 and it doesn't even come with a Blu-ray player. ya, so smart. (no offense to the smarter brits who bought a PS3 tho)
The Xbox 360 and British car companies have allot in common. I would say that the 360 is put together as good as the wiring in a 1974 MG-B...or any car produced by British Leyland in the 70's Must give the average Brit that old familiar feeling...like nostalgia! :P It is just a joke my British friends. no harm, no foul.
Consoles sell with a domino effect region wise. The 360 sold shedloads when it came out in the UK and it's still doing so because that's what people's friends have, and people want to play with their friends. Although more and more people I see are having both HD systems nowadays.
You can bookmark this page and quote me in January if you like.
Where in the UK or world? I think its nailed on really: 360 in the UK Ps3 in the world sales.
So it didn't actually outsell it 3:1, they just think it will? Nice headline.
I think they had a Typo :)
oh no, does that mean I won't be able to enjoy all of the ps3 exclusives coming? oh, no, it has no effect, i'll move on then...
hotukdeals.com is the only deal site worth anything.
QFT i use it regularly
sorry but im calling shenanigans on this one lol
I've already got my broom. :)
I'm not approving this, but if the article was "PS3 to outsell 360 3:1..." it would have been approved in minutes.
er nevermind it got approved, I guess it's time to make way for more meaningless sales predictions and "how so-and-so did so much better this year than..."
Looks like you're a little wrong there buddy =) n4g being a PS3 only site is a myth, and its only true in comments section. The site is swarming with a healthy number of all types of fanboy.
can they also tell us what stocks to buy at the opening bell since they are able to see into the future?
hehehehheheheheh crapstation 3 heheheheheheheheh crapstaion already dead Xbox FTW baby
Alan tard's still waiting for his game to come out.. or his xbox to ship back to him.
"according to the leading discount site" hahahahahaha
Lol at his name 'A.Wake' should wake up.
Prepare the Zyklon-B
thats rich, telling alan to wake up, i mean how long have you been waiting for a GT game that isnt yet another demo?
wow... *slowly claps*
nix, what are you doing in the open zone? You've always seemed like a pretty neutral guy to me. Anyways, we'll just see who sold what in december and january. Not really holding my breath to know though, seeing how the PS3 has been riding a tsunami of momentum I don't see this happening.
seriously? I mean bots are beneath scum with trying to promote this article.. just saying.
And then I lol'd.
I have to laugh at this part: "The PlayStation 3 is undoubtedly a fantastic console, but Brits are still extremely mindful of their bank balance due to the recession, and although they want Christmas 2009 to be memorable, are seemingly more than happy to choose the cheaper option." What a stupid comment to write about Brits. Makes them sound like a bunch of cheapskates. We'd rather have a PS3 but since it costs a couple pence more or whatever than the 360 we'll settle for the cheaper 360. I find that hard to believe. And what is the difference in price between the 360 and PS3 in the UK anyway? If you look at prices in the US there's no real difference between them since the 360 requires you to buy several add-ons.
No, seriously I lol'd at that. What a way to generalize the population, rofl.
It's also the more expensive option to go with the 360 to be honest. If like me and all my friends, you have to have the wireless adaptor then Console + Adaptor already makes the Xbox more expensive
I believe that the prices in the UK for the XBox 360 elite is running around £199 and the PS3 is about £249. I think it would be a whole different story if the price points were the same, like they are in the US, if all they are concerned about is cost.
"I believe that the prices in the UK for the XBox 360 elite is running around £199 and the PS3 is about £249." I tried searching prices online for the 360 and PS3 in the UK but it's too confusing. It seems like every link I found has a game or movie or something included. Don't they have a standard price like in the US where you just get the standard console? It makes it tough to compare prices when every link is different.
If it was only about who's cheapest, then 360 should be selling more then the wii and ps3. But its not
Well, I don't live in the UK but after some searching, I came across this website that has some console prices: www.game.co.uk/Consoles
I live in the UK and, generally speaking, the prices for a basic model are as follows- XBOX - £150 PS3- £250 The bottom line is the Xbox is 40% cheaper. If you want to add £50 for a wireless adapter and £40 for Xbox Live then its approximately the same. However, I'm not sure if alot of parents would appreciate that whilst some buyers may not be interested in online gaming altogether. EDIT= I'm looking at this from a purely pricepoint consideration before PS3 fanboys get tetchy.
ZOMG TIME TRAVEL FTW!! On a serious note: Yes that is possible, just as in Japan and rest of Europe it'll be 3:1 PS3 to Xbox 360, and then USA isn't even worth mentioning Still, regardless: consoles will sell, and that's what matters =D
The rest of Europe, Asia, Africa is another story of course. Britain is basically turning what would be a 2/3 territory domination in sales (to PS3) into an even stevens console battle splitting Europe. Have to say that despite a slow start this console generation is really hotting up and all console owners are guaranteed quality.
ps3 is out selling the 360 by a resonable margin in the uk last time i checked,i know game is pushing real hard to get rid of the old elites it has,i don,t think they have the 250gb one on sale yet.
I already own an Xbox360 with 250GB, the Super Elite bundled with Forza 3 and 2 wireless controllers! I bought a new one, since my first Xbox was already making a LOT of noise, even playing from the HDD. I got it for 249£ and sold mine old one for 150£, so it wasn't a bad deal! I'm waiting for a PS3 bundle with FF13...
Yeah...Good luck with that...Expect alot more PS3 sales than other Christmas's, the price is lower now and alot more affordable. Most people who wanted a 360 have one, and this is why it won't outsell the PS3 at all this Christmas in the UK.
Well to be honest if you speak to most Brits. Many people claimed that the PS3 price-cut within the UK was not very much. I think it was only about £40 or so. Anyway I do not think a voucher site can exactly predict how many consoled will be sold, just by the numbers of people that are getting deals through their site. Anyway I guess we'll just have to wait and find out.
It was 50£ from the RRP. And there's alot of retailers cutting the price even more. The reason the 360 won't outsell the PS3 is simple; The PS3 isn't 300£ anymore. The reason the 360 outsold the PS3 in the first place wasn't because it was cheaper. It was that the PS3 was too exspensive.
Once again MS will sell 1 Million units more on christmas compare dto SOny.. this effect is the same from year to year. Poor SLIM, it took sony 3 months to get the Million units now it will get lost! 360 had a one year start, after the 1st year it reached 5 Million units. The droids always mention MSFTs 1 year lead.. but its now 7 Million and not 5! After christmas it will be 8 Million! 100 USD price cut for SLIM confirmed + worse blu Ray drives, lol.
Only in your world kiddo.
u manage to use so many accounts?
Read these in your tea leaves did you, oh soothsayer? Nonsense article, and supporting comments from the usual 360'leet'. On a similar thread,my nan thinks that the atari lynx will be making a comeback this xmas. See.....it's easy, the only thing is most folk have the smarts not to approve this gibberish.
Yes ultimolu/MorganFall/Nelson/Nas im etc ... how do you do it ... Play behind you retarded droids !!!!
Well it took 3 weeks not months for the ps3 slim to reach one million units worldwide. Also I find it very sad that the xbox 360 only sold 5 million with no competition for an entire year. Sad, sad, sad.
It may do. Probably will. But UK is part of Europe, and as a whole the PS3 will outsell the 360. As will be the same in Japan. America I don't know but judging from the NPD pattern, the PS3 may have the edge. Sounds like I'm spinning but it's true. UK makes up a small faction of the EU territory.