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Elite tempting new gamers

The Xbox 360 Elite is selling well, and market research is indicating a high proportion of those buying it are people who don't already own an original Xbox 360.

That's according to Neil Thompson, senior regional director for the UK and Ireland at Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, who spoke exclusively to GamesIndustry.biz.

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CRIMS0N_W0LF3615d ago (Edited 3615d ago )

I just buy what appeals me. I bought PS3 because I want MGS and Final Fantasy XIII and blu ray player. Normal DVD look ugly on my HD TV. Also Heavenly Sword impressed me its more graphical thing I saw and Warhawk is plain fun. Didn't have so much fun as I did in Warhawk since the time of BF2 pre patches.

I also bought PSP Lite lately. Why? Because I wanted Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. I am also enjoying playing games during some boring lessson at school lol.

I am buying Nintendo DS for Dragon Quests and Blue Dragon. I love JPRGs

I upgraded PC to play Crysis and other releases on PC.
I am still looking for a reason to buy X360. Most game of X360 I can play on PC including Bioshock. I did not enjoy Halo on Xbox i prefer halo 1 on PC and Halo 2 is plain crap. Its online is way overrated. 16 Players? Come on we been playing BF2 with 64 players for AGES and free.

I gave Halo 3 the benefit of doubt but after trying beta I did not enjoy online. Its graphics makes my eyes bleed compared to Heavenly Sword and the auto aim is total bullcrap. Also I cannot stealthly hide inside bushes and use camoflauge like I used to do as sniper in BF2 due to lame skins. Reviewers say Single Player mode is boring short and a mess and repeititve, yet follow but 10 score which means contradic themselves. I'll go try it at some show this Sat to see whats the fuss about.

I will buy X360 if something appeals me which I still am looking for a reason.

Now kindly take your fanboyish comments like "OMFG PS3 SUXX TRADE IT WITH X360 X360 ROXXX" and comments like "X360 SUXXXX HALO SUXXXX". Please make constructive comments and critisim for example. "The PS3 Appeals me because of the free online and games like MGS and FF"

QUNE3615d ago

That's me!
I'm really wanting to get a PS3 soon. The #1 reason I want a PS3 is the SOCOM series. I really wish Confrontation wouldn't have been pushed back because now I'm stalling my purchase again. I'm also wondering if there's going to be a price drop.
I'm not all about graphics (hence SOCOM). It's all about gameplay or games in general for me.

sjappie3615d ago

why not stick with/buy a ps2?

Joystick Radio3615d ago

The xbox 360 elite is so cool

Dlacy13g3615d ago

but I do know the 360 is pickin up steam. latest look on Amazon shows the 20GB HDMI 360 in 5th place ahead of the Wii, the 120GB Elite is around 11th I think and the Halo version sku is at 15th spot.

360 is doing well this month...

Marceles3615d ago

...shortly before Bioshock came out and I'm happy I got one. I have Bioshock, Gears, Skate, Crackdown, Madden 08, just got Halo 3 in the mail (too bad I have to wait until after work to play it), and some of the older but good games for the 360. I'm pretty relieved I got one since I always had to wait for new games and demos to come out on the PS3, while the 360 always gets new content, even though I have to admit the PS3 is finally catching up there with their content. I still play Warhawk alot but my other 15 PS3 games are collecting dust.

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