The sales on Amazon jumped around 1800% Is it because of warranty announcement or fresh stock?
DAMN I didn't see that one coming
from that link it only shows 400%?
down from %1800 to %400.
They better do that. They'll probably make you guys buy another 360 anyway.
It's just a bit of added security for people who are fans of the games that the 360 offers. What I'm still not sure of is why so many people are trying to put a negative spin on the fact that MS is actually poney-ing up to their mistakes and doing something about it... I wanna see the sales figures in a month or two!.
wow we're already seeing a huge change since they announced the new plan!
It's likely a combination of both. But I would mostly say that it's due to resupply.
Good news for Microsoft.
Dang...huge jump! So...they're selling close to 20 a month, i hear. Impressive. Hey Mart...put a pic of yourself up. Let's have a vote to see who's hotter... That sounds like fun, eh? How about...the PS3's sales are increasing because games are coming out for it at a steady pace and Sony actually HELPS make the games instead of SITTING ON THEIR ARSES! How oblivious are you to life?
When you consider all 20 PS3's are being returned due to 'lack of games.' IT'S ALL JOKES!
Nah Leon 20 is the number of PS3 sold. WORLD WIDE 20 may also be the number of girls you want to have throughout your life, but with a head on your avatar like that, it won't happen for sure. Now beat it Sony fandroid. Your beloved PS3 sells at most 200k a month, the 360 at least sell double the amount of that world wide. Thats pretty bad for a console that launched in Europe 3 months ago. Already dying hype, when the 360 after 1.5 year still going strong. That must make on think...
200,000 360 repair a month there repair them fast then there sell them
LMAO!!! that's ruthless
I'm totally cool with you using that avatar, but I have to let you know, I got you beat using it by about 8 months.
Are you Gay?
You're a complete and total idiot. M$ helps more than any of the others when it comes to producing 3rd party exclusive. They get the PR out and help with costs and with the testing. Sony hasn't done nearly as much for any game as M$ did with GoW and will do with Masseffect. Sony doesn't do sh!t, oh well except with killzone2, but hey we all know that games made of fail anyway.
My local Target has Elite in stock so I'm guessing it's the warranty announcement that helped the sales. I already have a premium so the jump to the elite is a never ending internal debate, haha.
But very short time period, and also jump %1800? Geez that's misleading. It makes it sound crazy.
They're still selling terrribly if they're only selling 720 units per month. (38 X 18 = 720)
Erm its not the number of units sold, its the previous sales rank LOL
They cant think that far anyways.
The people who gotten one must have gotten there refund check from mircosoft after all the money they had to pay for repairs.
that is awesome, 3 yr warranty, of course people will buy it, but as I said earlier, in my opinion I doubt there will be a price cut announced during E3, 3yr warranty man, that adds a lot. but anything can happen.
Its rather obvious, 2 of my friends wanted to go next-gen by 360 but were afraid thanks to great failure numbers but now it is much more safer to buy 360.
Not really, the failure rate is still there. They will just cover you for it, dispite loosing your game saves, downloads, music, content.
You don't send anything with the 360 unit when sending it in for repiar, this is what i mean Sony fanatics needing the 360 to be seen in negative light. If you know so little about the issue why even come in here and comment?.
You don't lose any of your games saves or content when you have your 360 repaired. You keep your hard drive when you send the console back.
He is thinking of the PS3, I lost everything when i sent mine in for repair.
i rather see July NPD numbers
Wow, people really are dumb if they will rush out and by a 360 just because of extended warranty. BTW it says 400% which is still high, but the article is totally misleading.
You look more sensible in your avatar.
3year warranty is outstanding, why does it make you dumb to get the product that is backed by the company, as apposed to buying the one that is not? That is called smart shopping in the real world, maybe not in fanboy world perhaps.
just checked and its says 400% where did you guys get 1800% form
Are you kidding me? It's Amazon! Take another look...it has just been overtaken by WoW. Now a sewing kit is the top mover....wait, now a loaf of bread. Whatever...
I just ordered a Bic Venturi DV62CLR-S 6.5 2-Way Center Channel Speaker($270) for my Yamaha HTR-5949 6.1 AV Receiver and the 7 year warrenty was the straw that broke the camels back in choosing this speaker,the warrenty offer free everything!, it should be here before the End of E3 yah-hoo!!!!!!!!. Either way new stock or warrenty or both only an idiot would try and spin Microsofts new offer into bad news, everybody already knew the 360 had issues the thing they didn't know before is the 360 now has the best warrenty in console history(no matter the cause of the red rings of death heat or otherwise, I'm sure the read disc errors in that small batch of sh*tty drives will be phased out soon). Its amazing how fast some of the most rabid Sony fanatics come in here trying to down play this news(not that big of deal in the first place)as if they "NEED" the 360 to be in the negative light. (((((((#20))))))) stop lieing man, i'm sure MS's "not work on the problem and just keep giving people the same console with no re-design. lol I can't believe how bad you people need this news to last long enough to build confidence in the PS3. 4 months from now only PS3 fanboys will be talking about this issue.
i agree with POG, and when i sit down to play games i dont feel scared to play incase i get the RROD, i dont think about sales numbers or anything except playing games im happy with MY personal experience with the console, ive had no issues and the extended warrenty is great because mine just ran out if i ever have an issue ill get it fixed end of story,had to do that several times with my ps2 over the years, i got a refurbished ps2 slimline and was pissed! i will get a ps3 when the price comes down, im not a fanboy, how could i be when ive had nearly every console made, my favourite was the dreamcast, yes it died a painfull death but it was the best console in those days, look at ps2 ports of dreamcast games, they sucked! but the ps2 got me through all those years of gameing so how could i hate that? i know there are fanboys out there that see microsofts problems as great news for the ps3 and love spinning it to be as bad as possible, i dont understand that mentality though, i dont have a ps3 but i wouldnt want to see sony have issues like this and im glad they have reliable hardware rather then hateing other consoles why cant people just see them for what they are? somthing to play games on, a true games would be able to see the good in each console, and not just the negative i hope the 360 continues to sell well, but microsoft havnt doen themself any favours with all this news of hardware failures they need to pull out a bag of mirricles at E3, anouncing the new smaller chip in the 360 would be a good start regardless i still play my 360, its still alive.... and if it dies well ill get it fixed
i am worried 3yr warranty isnt enough. a couple of my friends god 360's and then returned them to the store in exchange for a new onejust incase they bricked before thee end of their year. but theirs did brick early on in them owning them so they decided to be safe and exchange them before their year warranty was over.
Down from %1800 to %400, that was pretty damn fast.
Well after having 3 consoles myself..The warranty does nothing to fix the problem. People are waiting over a month to get consoles repaired. And after they do finaly get a replaced console they dont last. So MS has really mislead people with that warranty. Thats like saying "we know are console's suck, but we give you 3 years of not paying for your headachs"...not to mention the warranty only cover the 3 ROL..and nothing else..
My launch unit broke 2 months ago. Sent it in and got a new one back the next week. Did you just join today so you could go on an anti 360 rampage. Also, I would rather wait 1 week for a new unit then 1 year for my 2nd or 3rd decent game. One more thing-we'll see how well the PS3 does when people are actully able to play games consistantly.
One of those one bubbler sony rabbid lemmings with his new account..You'll be back to your one bubble soon.
i would like to upgrade to the elite but $479+tax does not justify for hdmi and a larger HDD. and i do own a 360 its getting fixed at the moment
that because there xbox360 just went for repair and when they get it back there going 2 return those elites back
I think the 1800% was a typo, it only says 400%. Wow, I didn't even think the news of that warranty would spike sales by 100%. This is a great thing for Microsoft!
If it was because of the warranty then how come the 360 premium didn't go up. You must be a moron to not see that.
Because more people want to get the elite?
Because the Elite is sold out in most stores. I have to agree with mikeslemonade.
3 year warranty, best games, what more could you ask for?! M$ is standing tall behind their product!! Sony didn`t show the same support for all those broken ps2`s that I had!!!
you'll going 2 need a 10 year warranty with all those used part inside that crap
I went thru ps3's and none of them broke. Plus the amount percentage failure of ps2 was not 33%. Funny how the elite isnt up there anymore so i guess it is a great day for PS3 owners then (sarcasm)
Xbox players "Waiting 4 Repairs" vs PS3 "Waiting 4 B3yond" FLAME ON!!!
So it wasn't just made up.
everyone got there replacement then
I've heard that the Elites are better-designed and have had fewer issues than the Pros--is that true? Anyone with evidence for/against, please provide links.
I thought the three year warranty ONLY applies to those who have had there consoles fixed by MS. Those who have NOT had any hardware problems have the STANDARD one year warranty?.
for 3 years from date of purchase. ALL 360s are covered for everything else for 1 year from date of purchase. Christ almighty if your going to comment on the new warranty info, READ it first. edit: I see the Sony fanboy bubble hunters are on the prowl again. Go home and get your diapers changed.
that MS is also investing a part of that Billion dollars is upgrading 360's so that the RRoD don't happen in the future. It isn't just about repairing machines, it is about making them work right out of the box. Maybe that's why the sales numbers have skyrocketed.
what most don't realize is that it would be incredibly cheaper to just fix the problem now with a bigger heatsink, ventilation, or whatever. Instead of paying for overnight shipping 4 ways for a 10lb item, also the workers in the factories or whatever...etc. I'm just mad it's taking them this long to pin down the problem and fix it. Changing components isn't that expensive in reality, as long as it doesn't change the programing.
The elite is not even at the top hundred of The biggest gainers in Amazon.com sales rank,what a FIASCO !!!!
From amazon thats something a 7 year old would say saying that the XBox 360 elite sales jump to 1'000000% which in this case it didnt thats overly exaggerated its more believable if it were more less like 700% or 400% not some bogus number like that! you would think the consumers would learn there lesson by not buying the XBox 360 considering Microsoft hasnt even fix the problem instead there going to extend it like wow! thats really going to help the problem Microsoft just extend the warranty instead of actually fixing your problem!.
Hurry Sony fanboys... you have to be quick and spin this news into a bad news... hurry undermind it... hurry and go and post one of the hundreds of articles you already posted on the site about ROD. also you can try doing what you did about fox saying that the failure rate was .. how much was it 66%?
but, but, but, I read that its already failed, so it doesn't matter that its STILL outselling ps3. and sony kids are thinking: wtf I thought if I posted enough re-hashed BS stories about the hardware issues and told all my friends that the new warranty was a bad thing that the 360 would stop selling and the ps3 would once again be King and not the last place loser it is today. give it up sony kids sony poo-ray3 is all smoke & mirrors, 4D isn't coming, it was all about the trojan horse poo-ray format once again sony kids= JOY
i can tell you it is fresh stock, it took me 2 weeks of hardcore looking to find an elite, they were no where to be found in june, there is huge demand for the elite (as well there should be).
good to see that the warrenty announcement is having a positive effect. That wasn't the news sony fanboys had in mind.
It's great to see that the 360 Elite is popular. Happy to see that people like and are buying it, just like me.
I love anytime something goes wrong with a sony product ever xbox fanboy jumps all over it screaming about how the PS3 is dead. Yet when PS fanboys jump on some problem with the 360 all any XBOX fan can do is scream quit it fan boy. Of course at the same time it works the same with sony fans. My question is does anyone ever actually get convinced of your argument when all you can do is scream fan boy? I own all three of the new systems. Each has it's place but personally I use my PS3 more than the others because of the kick ass backwards compatablility with all of my ps2 games. Now that I have let that cat out of the bag I am extremely disappointed with sony's loss of all the exclusive games this generation. But I mainly am just waiting on my ff13 and versus13. I haven't had any problems with my 360 pro but the fact that the rrod are a major issue. So major infact that MS has put an extra 2 3/4 years onto thier warranty disturbs me I think that It's great that they are trying to make up for thier mistakes don't get me wrong, but at the same time the fact that they sold me a $400 piece of hardware that currently has and extremely high rate of crashes is troubling. I know that currently Xbox has a great line up of games but until just recently I haven't really played any of them because my launch consols warranty had already run out and I didn't want to buy another, so for the most part it has been sitting on a shelf gathering dust getting cleaned off for the occasional session of Halo 2. So to all of you PS Fanboys and the Xbots out there, quit all the petty arguing. Both systems are great. Hell I even enjoy my wii even if the graphics look like something from the days of the N64. P.S. I know that this did absolutly no good.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=... very sad...
LOL. sad but true. Lack of games and price are the only thing stopping me most other potential ps3 buyers from buying one. Well that plus my wife thinks it cost too much. In any event I like the extended warranty for MS and I think it's a good show of faith by Microsoft. Any news that benefits gamers is good news regardless of Fanboyism. By the By any Sony fanboys in this article that are saying they have 360's post your gamertag's.....Not saying u don't, but when u have usernames like Sony4life...I have a hard time believing you.