Greenberg: 360 Will Maintain It's Position Above the Competition

The holiday wars for the living room supremacy will begin soon and Microsoft feels very confident that their plans will come to fruition. Microsoft's product manager Aaron Greenberg, has told The Mind Channel that their latest offerings will help maintain 360's position on top of the competition.

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GreenRingOfLife3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

i agree 100%

Greenberg knows his stuff

and with Halo Reach coming out and Kinect it will just continue to outsell the competition by miles

But it doesn't matter because unlike some people i dont play sales, I play amazing games like Halo Reach and Gears of War 2 and Fable 2 etc

edit below: Mass Effect is in the 'etc' along with MANY other games

Montoya3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

"But it doesn't matter because unlike some people i dont play sales, I play amazing games like Halo Reach and Gears of War 2 and Fable 2 etc"

No Mass Effect?

scofios3010d ago

You spin me right round, baby, right round like a record baby, right round round round.

InfectedDK3010d ago

Looool at GreenTurd

BTW I just finished playing 3D DOT GAME HEROES 4 hours (Just bought it today).. Fun game! I'm happy with the Claymore I bought and upgraded, awsome sword! :D

MicroSony4Life3010d ago

just got the tweet about the PS3 being hacked.

Motorola3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

Im amazed at the lengths people go to troll, especially this Greenburg guy, I dont see Sony people or Nintendo people doing it. Makes 360 fans and Americans look like a disgrace and I am american this is pathetic...

theKiller3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

so he admits that 360 not even competing with Wii!! lol what a loser!!

i know he get payed to make attention but he doesnt have to do it through lies!!

and if he meant only ps3 then ps3 always closed the gab to ~3 million and on the rise!!!

i really think either MOVE or KINECT will make or break for each consoles!!

but MOVE looks more to make then break than the KINECT case.

WhittO3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

Does he think Halo Reach & Fable 2 & Gears 2 cancel out Uncharted 2, Killzone 2&3, Heavy Rain, God Of War 3, Rachet and clank future, Motorstorm Apocalypse&Pacific Rift, Grantorismo 5, Resistance, Infamous, Little Big Planet and many more.

Also, didnt Gears 2 and Fable 2 come out last year? Or atleast months ago..

The fact they are still going on about exclusives launched months ago tells us they have barely anything except Kinect on the way.

That would be like Sony still going on about MGS4 in their press releases lol.

likedamaster3010d ago


Yeah, he did.

heroprotagonist3010d ago

Motorola, if you haven't seen Sony or Nintendo talk up their console or their success you haven't been paying attention.

Ignorance is unfortunate, but self-inflicted ignorance is detestable.

Imperator3010d ago

Gears 2 and Fable 2 came out 2 YEARS ago. Kinda sad that those were the last great (or at least good) 360 exclusives ey?

0mega43010d ago

once the soon approaching day comes when sony surpasses microsofts minuscule 3.6 million lead

0mega43010d ago

where is your live money going?

i would like to see an article discussing

them wasting money on securing timed exclusives

shifting there focus away from there core audience and toward the causal cash cow with kinect
and putting all there first party studios on kinect developments

not having enough first party studios

and failing to secure third party studios to make exclusives

and justifying xbox live
charging for multiplayer experience which is usually half of the game you already payed for purchase

AAACE53009d ago

Lol... we are Americans... we have nothing to do but troll and hate on things! People have nothing better to do with their lives, which is why things like racism still exist! It's true that racism will never die because people always find a reason to dislike the differences of something else, but in other countries, they have more important things that are worried about than petty little differences.

We are in one of the worst situations our country has been in a long time, yet all people are concerned with is our presidents skin color and/or religion!

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colonel1793010d ago

You mentioned Halo: Reach, Gears of War 2 and Fable 2 (you mean 3?).. anyways..

Could you please specify the "MANY other games" please? Especially if they are exclusives to Xbox360 (not PC).. I'm curious to know which other games MS have announced.

newhumanbreed3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

Do you mean exclusive on consoles? Lol of course most of the Xbox 360 exclusives will also be available on Windows, they are both owned by the same company. Derp.

BubbleSystemSuck3010d ago

is sad you only can reply with Edit time

Bigpappy3010d ago

But Gloating too much (Big Fanboy). Halo and Kinect and to some extent the multi-plat game(COD), along with Fable3, put 360 is a very strong position for the holidays. As for exclusives: the uniqueness of Kinect, dictates that 360 will have many exclusives by default. Many would like to down play Kinect's impact, but I will just stand by and watch what happens when it hits store shelves this holiday season, then even more so during 2011, when the software keeps updating and there are more and move new things to do with kinect is casual and hardcore games. Some here are impatient and other are just haters who will never give anything M$ does credit and pray for failure. I have nothing to discuss with the latter.

wages of sin3010d ago

Bubbles and an agree on me Bibpappy.

mcstorm3010d ago

Well said I don't see why people are so against kinect its easy to make a device look crap if you do not use it the right way ect. And the iphone 4 has a big fault but had it affected sales not pin one bit. MS are having a big end to the year with fable halo and kinect and I think it will widen the gap in the console sales between now and christmas sony have had a good year but MS has responded well with the games kinect and new xbox but I'm sure sony will respond again next year.

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Playerz83010d ago

Anyone with a brain could tell you that the 360 is in trouble.

The one man without a brain? Well, that would be Aaron Greenberg.

SOAD3010d ago


"The one man without a brain? Well, that would be Aaron Greenberg."

You're so naive, man. The people who don't realize that Greenberg is getting paid a shitload of money to spin the news are the ones without brains. You're blindly disparaging a man who you don't even know?

If Microsoft paid you as much money as they pay him, I bet you would lie out of your ass as well.

So why attack him? Is he actually the one without the brain or the small-minded people who think he actually believes in what he's saying?

Heisenberg3009d ago

So your argument is, don't give Greenberg a hard time, cause he's getting paid to say these things, and you'd do it too for the right price? Piss off SOAD, with your stealth trolling.

Scotland-The-Brave3010d ago

Because of you every time i see that guy from spiderman i want to jump through the tv and kick his face in.
Also you are very sad and i bet lonely, am i right?

jlar3010d ago


I was about to post a comment about the same topic!!!!!....You beat me to it though.........Poor lonely guy who posts crap to get attention.

I would give you 20+ bubbles if i was able to.

Scotland-The-Brave3010d ago

lol which topic, the spiderman one or him being lonely?

Heisenberg3009d ago

I will say GreenRing has multiplied that urge tenfold.

karl3010d ago


and halo 5 and gears of war 3 and halo 6 and gears of war 4 and halo 7 again and gears of.... Jesus, don't u get tired?

snoopgg3010d ago

Man, I can't believe this game leaked already. I just hope some people still buy it. Im pretty sure they will.

hakis863009d ago

He works for Microsoft, of course he's not gonna say "the 360 is starting to declimb".
Why do we have to read this over and over and over again?

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Montoya3010d ago

First off the Wii has sold twice as much and as for the PS3 I don`t think they can headed in the direction their head, but we`ll see.

Bnet3433010d ago

When Microsoft says competition, they mean the PS3 only.They don't see the Wii as a threat.

Godmars2903010d ago

Of course not: they're trying to be a threat to the Wii.

morganfell3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

There are a large number of 360's no longer functioning and that cuts the 3 million lead MS has by a considerable amount.

And here is something greenburp is ignoring. MS had their professional lunch handed to them at Gamescom by the "competition". Their new hardware isn't inspiring confidence and the publishers are beginning to show their shift in attention.

Sony will have pulled ahead of MS by well before this time next year.

demonddel3010d ago

@morganfail sure they will i heard that before just because a publisher wanna sees bigger sails by making games for both systems doesn't mean Sony or Microsoft will fail and another thing if ppl are replacing the old 360 with the new ones so what Sony is selling the ps3 as a game system and HD player thats 2 markets they should have been caught up so if i go by ur logic take away the movie watchers and they've only have 30m gamers makes no sense right i know tell me bout it

Scotland-The-Brave3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

by your theory the xbox should be selling more as they are a console and a dvd player, add the non functioning xboxes, and it also acts as a heater, a jet sound simulator and a bomb (can blow up at any time), and also a mood light (3 red rings) so these features should put xbox millions up in sales

likedamaster3010d ago

greenburp? That's new... heh

morganfell3010d ago

Yes there are several buyers that selected the PS3 as a DVD player but those days are gone. And not even HALO is going to keep the 360 ahead of the PS3.

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demonddel3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

@scotland u didnt say anything but rubbish but if it makes u feel good to say u won kool

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Montoya3010d ago

"They don't see the Wii as a threat"

They shouldn`t see them as a threat, they should see them as the sale champion of this generation. PS obviously does, hence the PS Move.

Anon19743010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

"help maintain 360's position on top of the competition."

Greenberg is in bad need of a reality check. The Wii has trounced all over the 360, and even the PS3 with it's alleged slow sales and high price point has easily managed to outsell the 360 head to head since it's been on the market. Meanwhile the 360 has only had one positive, year over year quarter of growth in the last 5 quarters and the Entertainment division last quarter dipped into the red again.

Here's the thing, Greenberg. When the 360 was on "top" it was the only next gen console on the market and it cost you an unplanned billion (maybe more) because you didn't properly bother to test it. Since it's had competition it's been trounced worldwide. Your company knows. Your shareholders know. You know. So who are you trying to fool?

ColJessup3010d ago

Look at the disagrees. It appears some can't handle the truth.

inveni03009d ago

I wouldn't say that the PS3 has "easily" managed to outsell the 360. Sony worked hard to make that happen. But I'm not going to disagree with the whole of your comment because the rest is true.

NYC_Gamer3010d ago

well i guess 360 owners are happy looking at sales charts instead of playing exclusives

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deadreckoning6663010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

"well i guess 360 owners are happy looking at sales charts instead of playing exclusives"

Thats an extremely immature comment. Ur speaking for EVERY 360 owner..and thats not true. I have about 6 friends that own a 360(5 of those 6 also own a PS3) and they don't know(and don't care) whose ahead of who saleswise.

And if there was any ounce of truth to your comment..then why is Halo 3 the most played exclusive online game on next-generation consoles? I don't know where you get your information. But the majority of 360 owners DO in fact support their exclusives. Millions of people still play Halo 3 to this day...and it came out in 2007.

"Name one good game you have coming out now till the end of this year! Xbox will have REACH and FABLE 3 in 60 days while you talk about 2011! Don't sleep on Fable! Fable 2 sold more copies then your precious God of War3 and Uncharted 2. Don't get me started on how you have the shit ver of every port this gen!!!"

Oh lord..where is all this anger coming from?? There just games. Really, some people on this site are just..WOW. Both the PS3 and 360 fanboys have major issues IMO and the comments I'm seeing here are truly unbelievable.

Lou-Cipher3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

Fable 3 is Multiplatform.

360 owners only have 1 core exclusive remaining this year.(Halo Reach) Having to wait 6 months to a year between AAA exclusives is absolutely absurd.

After Halo Reach is released, we 360 owners have nothing until Gears 3 is released. That pisses 360 owners off, and rightfully so.

The core audience (excluding the rabid fanboys)are about to wash their hands of the 360 if Microsoft doesn't show something huge, and soon.

Microsoft has turned into the biggest laughing stock in gaming, even the Wii owners a taking shots at the 360.

uxo223010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

Exclusives only serves the purpose for aiding in console sells. Why do so many people taut exclusives and some form of trump card. Honestly, Sony does have the exclusives, so being that they have all these exclusives and exclusives are such a big arguing point with its fanboys, why is it that Sony has 0 exclusives that have sold over 5m copies, and why is it that Sony hasn't past the wii yet.

I mean EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE right? Exclusives or the mere use of exclusives to boast the PS3 as of yet has meant NOTHING.

I would love an intelligent debate on this matter, please explain to my why you guys make such a big deal about exclusives when there's no evidence that these exclusives have done much to benefit the PS3. It seems to me that PS3 FANBOYS brag about exclusives but only 11% of it's gamers bought MGS4. Only 9.5% bought LBP, Only 7.5% bought GOW3, 3.5% bought Heavy Rain, 9% bought UC2, and a mere 1% bought Demon souls.

Now, don't take this the wrong way, I'm not trying to bash the sells of any of the above titles, I'm just trying to show how exclusives are being hypes but aren't being bought.

Lou-Cipher3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

Is it better to have 3 exclusives that sell a total of 15 Million?


Is it better to have 10 exclusives that sell a total of 35 Million?

PS3 owners simply have way more variety. PS3 owners have to pick up as many as we can afford. Sony has consistantly unloaded a ton of high scoring quality exclusive games on us, and we all have a hard time buying every single one they release. Dont you wish the 360 had that problem?

QUALITY Exclusive games are the one defining reason to pick one console over the other. Without your own QUALITY Exclusive games you have nothing to differentiate yourself from the competition.

Dont kid yourself any longer uxo22. QUALITY Exlusives is the most important feature of any gaming platform, and Microsoft is getting absolutely slaughtered by Sony & PC when it comes to Quality exclusives.

The 360 hasn't had not even 1 AAA exclusive in over 9 months. How can anyone defend that?

If your so worried about PS3 game sells, then how are you going to feel when Gran Turismo 5 blows past Halo 3's 11 Million copies sold mark?

What are you 360 fanboys going to cling to when your sells argument disappears? What then?

3XP3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

You make a good point, but what are forget is the cost of making AAA exclusives and the return on your money. The Halo 3 exclusive alone (odst and halo3) has sold more copies than the PS3s top 5 exclusives that's two games and the related cost vs 5 games and their related cost. Besides, PS3 fans called ODST a flop, yet it has sold more copies than any PS3 exclusive thus far.

If those exclusives have make people choose one console over the other then UXO makes a great point, why haven't the PS3 passed both the wii and the 360. People should have both the PS3 on the exclusive BD player and the Exclusive games alone. Am I right?

I would be glad to see GT5 past 11 million, but it history repeats on the PS3, it won't past 7 million because you guys won't buy it. Lou, you probably won't even buy

Lou-Cipher3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

"but what are forget is the cost of making AAA exclusives and the return on your money."

Why on earth do us gamers give a $hit about how much profit Microsoft & Sony makes from their games?

I dont care if Infamous makes Sony and SuckerPunch a Billion dollars profit, I only care that they make enough money to make Infamous 2 a kickass game. I hope great game makers will always sell as much as they need to, to justify another great game. (After that, why should we care?)

It is said by many people on this very website every single day, and I want everyone to really think about what this means.


I am not an investor, I am a consumer.

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NYC_Gamer3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

my original comment stands true...360 owners rather talk about sales...instead of having the nice variety of content to play....i'm sorry but i dont buy consoles to look at sales charts...i like to have new content to play thats not on the other platform....Halo is the only game yall can bring hide the fact of MS not stepping their game bringing new titles....ima Gamer not a stockholder so sales mean nothing to me..

KingME3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

"If your so worried about PS3 game sells, then how are you going to feel when Gran Turismo 5 blows past Halo 3's 11 Million copies sold mark?"

Uh, you're a customer not an invester, you don't play sells.

Your statement above begs to differ.


"Halo is the only game yall can bring hide the fact of MS not stepping their game bringing new titles"

Note the word "YALL" which is a defensive challenging the other side. Namely admitting you are a fanboy defending your product which is cool, I have no problem with that. But, let's not try to act as if you are neutral and you only buy consoles to play games, if that was so true you wouldn't be on N4G, trying to defend it.

Lights out, I'm outta here.

Lou-Cipher3010d ago

You are not talking facts, you are simply trying to spin sells #s into quality AAA quality games that dont exist on the 360 for more than 9 months running.

You need facts

1.360 AAA exclusive (core) games this year so far: ZERO
2.Opportunity to have a AAA exclusive game (core) this year: Only 1 left
3.After Halo Reach, what core exclusive can I play on the 360: ZERO
4.The PS3 has more exclusive games than the 360 this year
5.The PS3 has higher rated exclusives this year.
6.The PS3 will have more exclusives for the rest of this year.
7.The PS3 has over a dozen Core Exclusives already announced for next year
8.The 360 only has 2 Core exclusives announced for next year. (and considering that Crytek is a 3rd party, dont expect one of those to stay exclusive)

There is some facts for you. I guess you could just ignore those as well.

heroprotagonist3010d ago

Lou-Cipher, only fanboys think the way you do.

Real gamers only care about what games their console allows them to play, they don't care if those games can also be played on the PC.

Fanboys are the ones that make a big deal about "exclusivz" and the only reason they care is to use them as ammo in some retarded fanboy war.

The 360 has a much bigger library of games than the PS3, that is a fact. I don't think 360 owners really care that some of those games can be played on the PC. How does it hurt a 360 owner if PC owners can play some of the same games? That's right, it doesn't.

ARBitrator3010d ago

zealot9 comment marked as trolling, however Lou-Cipher who clearly is trolling isn't being marked as trolling. Good to see the new controller working just as good as the old one N4G.

You know, Mods you can actually do something yourselves instead of letting your failed voting (bubble) system play out.

working4games3010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

Most 360 owners don't care about games being on PC b/c if they had a gaming PC, they would realize how stupid it is to have a 360. I have a gaming PC and a PS3. With both of those it gives me zero reason to own a 360. 360 owners hate on games they can't play and to the majority of the PC community, the fact is the 360 is killing PC gaming (the large majority of the 360 library is on PC not just some). Play the 360 if you like it so much, I'll play those games for (most times) cheaper along with being better in every way on PC. 360 owners that don't at least have a PS3 as well are the ones missing out, but that's okay since Halo is practically only game people play anyways on it.

CWMR3010d ago

That's your choice, but not everybody is going to have the same needs or wants.

I don't prefer PC gaming for a variety of reasons: DRM issues, games not running right on my hardware, messing with drivers and other issues just to try to get my games to work right. That is why I stopped upgrading my PC and started gaming more on consoles.

I own every single console. I like knowing that if I buy a game for any of my consoles I know I can jump right into the game and not have to worry about having an internet connection or messing with drivers or having some disgusting secureROM program installed on my system. Sorry if you disagree, but I have lots of experience with PC gaming and console gaming and this is where I stand right now.

So, owning all the consoles, my only concern is which games can play on which consoles. If a game I want is on the 360 that isn't on the PS3 or Wii then I naturally get it for the 360. For my situation it just so happens that there tend to be more games for my 360 that I want that can't be played on the PS3 than the other way around.

Almost all my multiplatform games get played on the 360 because most of them run better on the 360 than the PS3. Then there are the exclusives on both consoles that I get. This year I bought God of War 3, Alan Wake and Mass Effect 2 and I plan on buying Halo Reach, LBP2 and Fable 3.

My consoles cover my gaming needs quite nicely.

uxo223010d ago (Edited 3010d ago )

I agree with you completely, I own all consoles plus I have a laptop and a desktop that can pretty much play anything out there.

There is only one game right now that I want to play on the PC and that is Diablo 3. Other than that I will stick to my PS3 or 360.

I play multiplats on my 360, mainly because of online and playing with friends. I also own almost all of the PS3 exclusives except for GOW3 simply because when I played the demo, I found myself doing too much button pushing. Perhaps I should rent it, maybe the gaming style changes later in the game, but I don't know.

Either way, well said. Bubbles up.

@Lou-Cipher - I didn't respond to your comment because I requested an intelligent debate, not a bunch of rambling.

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