MCV reports that Microsoft is celebrating a huge rise in sales of the Xbox 360. Following the price reduction across the entire Xbox 360 family and the launch of the Elite, Chart Track data indicates a massive 260% rise in UK sales.
Why wouldn't it? It did for PS3.
The launch of elite gave x360 boost for only a week .
not more than that.
But before that it was selling bad in UK so a 260% sales boost could be like 5k units
for prrof look here.
x360 is not among the top 20 gaming products sold at these retailers
http://www.game.co.uk/ http://www.play.com/Games/G... http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb... NOTE :- ps3 is above x360
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/... ....ps3 is at no 23 but x360 is nowhere to be found
in all charts you can see motorstorm and resistance.
Yes ps3 is kicking x360's B*** in UK at the moment . In other parts of Europe the margin is a bit bigger.
The surge in x360 sales is only because of elite which is VERY TEMPORARY
@Nasim I can't believe this guy is still allowed to post.
EVERY time i have gone into GAME, HMV or GAMESTATION (as i live in the UK) i have asked how the consoles are selling, and ALL have said the Xbox 360 are selling "well" or "very well" and the PS3s arnt doing as well. i also want to add i live in a very popular city so this isnt just going to be a one off.
nasim/larry007: your opinion, much like your very existence, is a CARTOON.
so much for the whole "PS3 is kicking 360s butt in Europe" argument.
It's one country in Europe.
why wouldn't it for Europe? do you think the sales will go up over 200% in the UK and not at all in the EU? UK EU, just semantics, those who said it was getting killed in Europe were wrong, period.
the UK is essentially Europe b/c it is the Anglo Saxon world where the 360 has the greatest penetration. However, the price drop should improve sales everywhere.
isnt it doing good in France & Spain...I thought the only
countries 360 is not doing goood at is in Denmark or sweden
so now I hate Anglo Saxon's. I say hang those f*ckers. LOL Anglo Saxon
apart from all troll?
"Xbox 360 also managed to remain high the following week, only falling by 20%."
wow n4g is getting sad, the only reason I still come here is that with the ignore feature I can still read non-sony articles and comments without the fanboy crap
People are bringing up online site sales as proof that PS3 is doing better. Those don't account for sales at stores people go to. Not everyone wants to make online purchases.
I think UK is around 40 to 50% of the European games market if included with Europe but I think Sony likes to not include Europe in their numbers .
A price drop = increased sales no brainer!
Lol and you think SO WRONG.
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The Xbox 360 is very popular here in the UK primarily because of the price. Now the price is even cheaper with great games on the platform already, and just in time for Halo 3. This is the natural effect of price drops with consoles.
Why are people acting shocked? lol
And to set a few records straight, the UK consists of England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, the isle of Man, Isle of white, Gurnsey and the North Coast of Spain(not officially but trust me when i say we rule there!), the only other decent countries who are economically viable to own consoles would be spain, france, germany, italy, Holland perhaps Portugal and Norway/Denmark, the rest are Eastern block countries that are poor and probably still own PS1's, i would say that the UK holds about 65% of consoles sold in europe and believe you me, the Xbox 360 and the Wii is wiping the floor with the PS3, out of 30 people i know who own this gen consoles, only 1 has a ps3, but he has all 3
I know about 50 people personally with 360s and only 3 with PS3s. And they only bought it as a bluray player
I live in the UK as well.. pop into any store and ask whats selling the most and they will tell you its the 360 and the wii.. i have a lot of mates who work in game, gamestation and HMV.. and from what they tell me.. the PS3 is not selling well because of the stupid prices of it, and the sad fact that there is hardly any games for it.
Cant argue with the people in the know!
I think I will take the word of people who actually live in the country/region we are talking about then all the fanboy chatter.
Bubbles for you all!
Sales figures can be (and has been) corrupted. I can't believe how anyone can take this so goddamn serious. N4G = Fanboy Wars!
My humble opinion. Cheers!
360 hasn't been doing very well in Europe ever since its launch.
Not True. The 360 has sold more consoles in Europe than the Wii and the Ps3 to date. Fact.
Spin it how ever you'd like. Fact is the 360 has more consoles in Europe sold and the USA sold.
Now with the price cut and the Release of Halo 3, Bio Shock, and Mass Effect....WOW...the lead will only increase.
Japan is the only market the 360 is trailing in total consoles sold.....But with Japan being the 3rd in video game sales to the USA and Europe....Its not as big of a deal as Fanboys make it out to be. But Japan is Nintendo's playground this next generation anyway....Ps3 isn't even close and the 360 is not even at a million yet. Though I think the 360 is doing better in Japan than the original xbox did...which is a good thing....lol
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