Microsoft has shrugged off any fear that its Core Xbox 360 will struggle for prominence in the Christmas market – and told MCV that its price drop will tempt customers away from PS3.
1.price : competitive+ price cut+ range of SKU 2.relaibilty :extended warrinty+falcon in the wy 3.software: huge lineup:HALO3 in the top+wide range of games 4.markting:this is will be the key.they got good AD in UK tv . HALO3 marketing will have big impact. http://www.maxconsole.net/?... 5.services: live +DL movies SD/HD+ IPTV which they need to make people more aware of 6.phriphales: i think they got the best + HD-DVD seems more attractive than ever befor afteer Parmount move, they just need to give us the same traat as USA with free 5 movies @3:do like me ps3/wii/360/(not too crapy)pc
You are forgeting MASS EFFECT
Isn't that the point of a price-drop?....
i gave them a chance when i bought their 360 (never owned original xbox). all i've had was trouble with them (too many to name). the only games i really enjoyed was Dead Rising and Gears. maybe its because i've always been waiting for the ps3, but even without many games, i still see way more value in ps3. the 360 is nice to have to compare, but in the end its almost a no brainer. my cousins has had my 360 since the ps3 launched and i still play over his house from time to time, but i don't even miss it. Besides Mass Effect and maybe Bioshock, there's no other games coming for 360 that even interest me, so i told him he can have it. and now with the onslaught of great games coming on ps3, im going to be too busy for two consoles anyway (i do have a life besides playing games all day). I definitely wont be getting another 360, i tried to give them a chance but after two years, it not worth the hassle. maybe they didn't "steal" my money. but after buying a premium, all the accessories, two broken consoles, and being told later its not really as premium as i thought, i'll just stick with my trusty PS.
They shouldn't have said that...
Get the best of both worlds like me. Proud owner of elite and 80gig ps3. don't bother with the wii. it gets annoying after a couple plays. and I don't see why people bother with the core when there are all those rumurs about 360 games requiring a hard drive..
What are YOU talking about!? I love my Nintendo paper weight!
shows how desperate Microsoft is. People listen, get Wii or PS3. Both are better than unreliable Xbox 360. Dont make Microsoft waste your time. It wasted my time.
Seriously. I really appreciate your intelligent unbiasd remarks. I also appreaciate having a VIDEO GAME console that has games to play on it.
Yes everyone. THIS is how you lose bubbles. Take note.
Nice try... but before a company shows desperation they must first be losing... didn't you see yesterday NPD numbers? Ohh wait.. you though it was a very bad nightmware. well it was not... They didn't lie... every Xbox 360 sold will most likely be a PS3 that will not be sold. Many people can't aford both consoles for a while. "Both are better than unreliable Xbox 360" I don't know if you noticed... but the RROD news are slowing down. Problems with the new SKU like the elite are rare... How long are you planing on using that lame excuse? I don't know in what dream world you live in... but in the next following months... with all the AAA titles hitting the xbox 360, price drop, PS3 back to $600, PS3 AAA titles getting 6 and 7 out of 10... Desperation... is not one thing that you will see from Microsoft. at least until Metal Gear or Final Fantasy are released.
at least some fella agreed with my comment.
becasue hey why listen to a real gamer when you can listen to a narrow minded fanboy, boy golly what should i choose? :P Btw its a joke.
makes me laugh when some idiots "disagreed" with my second comment. Anyone agreed?
Microsoft is absolutely desperate....they have a 360 barely beating PS3 in the U.S by 11,000 units (but losing in the world-wide race for the past few months.... but wait THAT doesnt matter..)lol. Sony has the PS2,(which is still outselling 360,LMAO!!) the psp, and the mighty PS3 with a long life cycle ahead of it!! I have a 360... I want a PS3... Microsoft blows and only wants your money.. Playstation has always been and will always be the ultimate gaming system. Unless something DRASTIC happens.. EDIT: I wasted my money on Micrsoft too Panix, many people have... I good reliable platform designer just DOES NOT have screwed up systems TWO years after being made...they still willa year from now. haha lmao. The only reason is cuz they were scared and rushed 360 out to try and beat PS3.. they don't have a freakin chance get over it!
So they're probably right.
Big words microsoft....Lets see if you can back it up..
I think... ummm... yep... Halo 3
They already did... If Sony was not able to sell more console than Microsoft on July when everything was on their favor... what make you think it will be any different starting this month up Christmas... even Sony fanboys know this.
Don't get mad, I'm a MS fan too ^_^ I'm just trying to say those are big words.... and it makes you wonder... are they keeping something from us... MS has been the silent child in this genwar... for them to comeout with this....makes me wonder...
This is Microsoft for crying out loud, they live, breathe, and reap money through competitions. Look at there history, they even took on the governments of America & europe!!!! Look at Fony's history, they are known for stepping into uncharted territories, but other than that competition wise they are a bunch of vaginas....they have to realize this is not a Dreamcast stunts here.
Then it breaks down. LOL. God MS what the hell you smoking??? Can ya slip me some. ahahahahahahaha
Ah yes. Another one for the glorious ignore list. I feel like Santa except I am not a fat rosy old man who drives a slay proppelled by magic reindeer which are led by a red nose, landing on roofs with no noise and going down chimneys to eat cookies and trample on my new [email protected]
It's hard being in last place.. Funny thing: I own 2 360's and never had a problem with either and I game the hell out these boxes.. I think someone needs to pop in a Disney Blu-ray and just relax.. Mary Poppins perhaps??
On the real mann, eversince I got my 360 last year, I still have it at the place where I first put it at(never budged or anything except for the tray opening &closeing), havent had a problem with it or anything yet. Nadda damm problem.
they better be carefull and not temp sony to drop it price.
I hope Sony falls for it and do that. Just to see microsoft do drop the xbox 360's price once again. Sony drop the price by $100 and Microsoft drop the price by $50 and it undermined the PS3 price drop. Everyone know that If Sony drop the price Microsoft will do the same. Microsoft is more capable of dropping prices than Sony. Xbox 360 cheaper to make and Falcon in assembly lines. Sony do not want to get into a Price drop war with a company like Microsoft with big pockets. Sony needs to bring AAA titles. They do not have a chance in 2007.. it's a lost case. Sony's should concentrate on bringing delivering. Stop hyping games like Lair, Warhawk, Heavenly Sword who everyone though was going to get Bioshock-like reviews.. and eventhough Sony fans keep saying those games are great... most people that are not fanboys do ask which games are the best based on reviews. The way I see it... until Final fantasy and Metal Gear are released... things are not looking great on Sony's camp.
I dont think MS would be tempting SONY to do anything... TO tempt someone is to get them to do something they kinda wanted to do in the first place. SONY cannot afford to drop the price. Out of NINTENDO, MICROSOFT and SONY, SONY is in the least capable position to drop the price. They are still losing more money per console than MS or Nintendo
I hope Sony does drop the price so they both can go back and forth. With any luck the PS3 and the Elite will hit the $300 sweet spot around Christmas if not sooner. I know this is wishful thinking on my part but that would be gaming bliss for me.
Yep, those 120 million PS2 owners are going to be lining up for: * 50 dollars a year online charges that you have to hunt around every year for deals just to continue to have the privilege of playing games online! * 250 dollars the online charges add to the price of the system! * Crappy online service that has no dedicated servers! * Pathetic online game players counts like 8 for Gears of War or 16 for Halo 3! * Laggy P2P networking for games! * Crappy graphics in games like Forza 2 and Halo 3 * Retarded Dreamcast style controller * Most defective piece of console hardware ever made * Joke backwards compatiblity * Pathetic line up of exclusive games, no Metal Gear, no Final Fantasy, no Team ICO, no GT, no God of War, no Ratchet and Clank, no Naughty Dog games, no SOCOM, no Tekken...instead of crappy last gen looking and playing Halo 3 and the latest turds from Rare! * Too weak to handle 1080p games(except for that one little tennis game on the 360 LOL!) * No BluRay player, but a stupid and clunkly 200 addon for the dead HD-DVD format! * Gimped disc storage, only 7 gigs of disc space LOL! * And never knowing when Microsoft is going to pull the plug on the latest Xbox hardware fiasco like they did last gen Yep, that 50 bucks is worth all that!
A good portion of your points sound valid. Sony still has their market for ps2, and it will hard to shift those ppl over even to the ps3.
you're actually dead-on with alot of your points. i just hate the way MS did its customers last time and that will always something i'll hold against them.
its only the price that sell the xbox, lets be fair its not the hardware is it! if the ps3 and the xbox were equally priced then microsoft wouldnt stand a chance! xbox relies on uninformed consumers, by the time you buy all the add on crap, hd drive, wireless kit etc etc etc your basically around the same price! edit @ JUSTaGAME your right in some respect, but now they're not just game consoles anymore, both sony and MS call it a 'media centre'! im sure people have bought both for this reason!