It does appear that the 'Halo 3 Effect' is indeed translating into increased Xbox 360 console sales.
where was it i heard halo 3 wouldnt sell consoles? ohh yeaa, ps3 fanboys.
PS3 Fanboys talking crap? never... lol
It was the NINTENDO guy that said Halo was not a system seller. Even when he said it, the 360 was already seeing huge spikes thanks to halo 3. I don't know if the guy is just retarded or completley ignorant about the industry he works in, but this makes Nintendo lose a lot of respect from me. Leave the making up of retarded lies meant to make your fans feel better to the masters, Sony.
Reggie the PR for the wii.. that said that..
You're kidding, surely...
I thought Amazon sales weren't valid on this site.
The sky is blue. More details as this obvious deduction develops. Obviously, someone doesn't like sarcasm. I r so :(
i'm not surprised there's been a spike in system sales, there were probably some hardcore fans just waiting for this game to pick up a 360, and i always tell people that if they know of only one game they really want to play, they should buy the console, b/c there will be more games they'll want. however, i still think that most that purchased the game already had the system. i don't think these "one game that will save a system" or "one game that will sell a system" are viable long-term.
lol this is the first time i see in any thread that ps3 fanboys dont come in here and start a riot.
Hurry nock on wood... lol
Which is just kind of pathetic on your part. Enjoy your system and get a life.
Give it 30 more seconds...
we never ask for flamewars. its always someone like nasim or sonysoldier that just go onto every thread and post crap about 360 for no reason.
Halo 2.5 HD remix: A confirmed BROKEN system seller. i guess sells only for fools!
Hmm sells only to fools? Yes you come into this news post and attack something that isnt even real better yet cant defend itself and the game is a fool...tsk tsk you seem to be mad at something or other kinda pathetic on your part. Maybe you come in here because you dont have enough for a new console? Or maybe your done with HS? Attacking something like this is for "Fools" like you to do its kinda sad to see this happen.... but on the other hand anyone who thought that it wasnt going to sell consoles is very very thick headed, I mean come on you can say it wasnt going to but you would be denying the inevitable. Plus Amazon doesnt count? Where was this comment when ps3 boys always brought up something good on their side or better yet everything about BR being on the top selling amazon list.... like you said "I thought Amazon didnt count?"
I guess it did take to post 7 before some sore loser starts to run his mouth.. Well, as much as you can run your mouth while having Sonys dong shoved in it..
http://www.roflcat.com/imag... total. complete. tard.
Halo 3 is still number 1 on Amazon. Yay! However, the Wii and PS3 are still kicking in at #5 and #6 respectively. The 360 console (Elite model) rings in at #12, Xbox 360 20GB model doesn't appear up until #29. Halo 3 special edition 360? Looks like it is hanging in there at #32 How about availability? Wii - 67 used & new PS3 60GB - 29 used & new PS3 80GB - 25 used & new (EDIT: found this one ranked at 58) 360 Elite - 22 used & new 360 20GB model - 22 used & new 360 halo edition - 23 used & new Those are the current numbers straight from Amazon, so I guess a whole heck of a lot changed in the 2.5 hours when he posted his story. So, if your looking for a 360 then I guess Amazon is the place since they have 67 items that are just WAITIN to be grabbed. In all seriousness....things haven't really changed as far as hardware goes, but the software is flying off the shelves.
The Xbox 360 Premium is sold out by Amazon (currently available via a different seller (J&R Music and Computer World)). That has not changed Ashta. Take a closer look next time.
The Wii and 360 are about the same in sales volume (~11M) vs. PS3 (~5M units sold). Using your logic, the availability of the PS3 used and new are 1/2 of their competitors on Amazon. Because they have 1/2 the sales volume to their competitors. That's why you should separate used and new instead of lumping them all together. How about availability? Wii - 67 used & new PS3 60GB - 29 used & new PS3 80GB - 25 used & new (EDIT: found this one ranked at 58) 360 Elite - 22 used & new 360 20GB model - 22 used & new 360 halo edition - 23 used & new
Yay, so your point is made by a technicality? So, your actually going to SAY that your right just because the hardware in question is outsourced from another warehouse? It's STILL available -through- Amazon.com and even so neither of the systems SKU's are in the top ten. The only real significant change in hardware sales is with the Elite (the better model anyways) and it has gone up quite a bit. You can pad the information all you want but the actual case is that the 360 will only see temporary boosts in sales hardware wise. Why? Because most of the user base was already established before Halo 3 was even released. Heck, look at the Halo 3 edition of the 360. It isn't even sold out and it comes with the new Falcon chipsets and with HDMI. While the 60GB PS3 and the Wii still manage to pound out better sales and support with no mega-ultra-uber-OMG-WTF-BBQ-su per-supra!-omega!-Alpha!-HOLYCR AP! software title to push it. At least as far as Amazon numbers go. The so called "Halo effect" will no doubt dry up and fade away around the end of October and early November. Why? Because there is just WAY MORE stuff that is just WAY BETTER to look forward too. Don't worry though Slargent. You're precious will see another significant boost when Mass Effect comes around. That is unless the Halo 3 flood hasn't drowned it's userbase in gaming exhaustion.
You must have some serious issues. Relax, sit back, have a drink or two, enjoy some vidoe games, have fun. Then again, if you own a PS3...
Even before this article I knew it was a system seller, I knew when they said their would be a Halo 3 game that it was going to be a sstem seller. I know 8 people on launch day that brought a 360 (Halo 3 and Premium). Any game of this magnitude will move systems (most will not come close though). Those who say other wise are just lying to themselves. Edit: Uh, a disagree! At least sy why you disagree. It's funny ever since The other day I have had 1 disagree for every post, no matter what I say. I think I have a haterrrr!
It's been called halo 2.5 critized and for it's less than stellar graphics but that fact remains that inspite of all that halo is just fun. The game is just fun as hell and super addicting say what you want about halo but nothing on ps3 will ever come close to sale not to say you don't have good games coming. Funny how all the ps3 fanboys said that everyone that wanted halo3 already has a xbox. Numbers don't lie, just like everyone that wants to play mgs, kiilzone, gt4 will wait till they release. So what's the moral of the story people do wait for certain games to be released before purchasing a console it happened now and it happen for your ps3...
The only people who would deny this is someone who doesn't like the Xbox 360.
Where is Reggie?
"Where is Reggie? " You can see him in the pic above getting teabagged by masterchief
To a next gen console yet. Heck there are still millions of people buying new PS2's right now. For Nintendo's PR to say that Halo 3 wouldnt sell 360's is way out of line. Just like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, MGS, FF, etc... will bring in people who are on the fence about purchasing a new console. The reason the 360 and PS3 are lagging behind the Wii in sales is because of the price. I may prefer the 360 but I will be the first to admit that the PS3 has better games than the Wii at this point too. I know there are plenty of people who were waiting for Halo3 or till this Christmas to buy a 360, just like many people are waiting for MGS4 and FF13 to buy a PS3. The Wii may be selling because it is the new "IT" product to have right now, but in the end software is what will determine the winner. So IMHO its still a 3 horse race...
I knew Halo would sell consoles, but I want to know how many it sold just waiting for the NPD numbers. Does anyone know when they come out?
arguing over consoles is for nerds
Halo moved a couple xbox's. So what? Once MGS and FFXII released for PS3 you'll see two three spikes during the months of their releases. Then combined with the solid AAA titles coming from this holiday season to next holiday season, gamers will understand they made a mistake by purchasing lol360.
Com on be honest with yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ya, the skin flute, that's right. All these PS3'ers and their "You just wait!" It's tiresome. The 360 could go under tomorrow and I still have enough [email protected] games to last me the next two years. I will regret nothing. And what about if your hallowed year of 2008 see's the dates pushed back even further. The call it a delaystation for a reason. The SDF reminds me of that Little Rascals episode where the old man kept exclaiming "Oh you just wait until I get my back-pension. Things will be different." And when he does recieve it they all end up eating the same old tired food anyways I am not a fanboy either. I hope the PS3 succeeds. I don't like seeing someone waste close to a $1000, I am just tired of the same old refrains.
smells of geek, oh yeah it's a HALO thread...
Halo 3 will move some consoles of course, since i havent read any sales reports im gunna come out and say this. If your sales dont increase 500,000 or more for September, it wont matter. If it does then ill shut up. Otherwise your still not selling enough, and Sony is going to walk all over the xbox this winter. Price drop+games+blu-ray+Sony brand= Xbox 3rd by this time next year.
lol... so.. if your theory of the 500,000 is correct..than.. the PS3 never had a system seller... lol. Excuses... excuses.. and more excuses..
Uh, I do not understand why most people think that this price cut is going to make a huge difference. If Sony does a price cut, MS will match it with their own. Let's just agree that both (all 3 for that matter) consoles will have a great winter line-up (we could debate on this matter all day). The Sony name is not going to be a hug selling point. MS is ahead of Sony in system sales, attach rate, game library, and we will say it's just becuase of the 1 year head start. Being in the lead gives you a huge advantage, hence the PS2. All you have to to do is react or xounter your opponent. The only thing is is that MS is on the offensive, so instead of reacting the are attacking. Sony will do well also and the Wii will still sell well, but I think it will be the first to see the largest drop eventually. Your logic is flawed with the 500,000 consoles sold theory. @ Boon Tarkas- you guys are taking this to personal, unless you actually work for Nintendo, Sony, or MS. "We'll see who is in trouble". There companies who owe no loyalty to no one, no matter ow much you think they do. They are in it for one thing, Money!
"And then you'll see whose in trouble" Yah; it'll be Sony's corporate bottom line. Like I said the arguments real tired.
You just wait you Lemmings until Microsoft gives another price cut! Or better yet... wait while the xbox 360 keep b!tch slapping the PS3 with more and more AAA rated 9/10.. and the so call AAA PS titles (Lair anyone?) keep flopping...
...if Halo 3 did not move any Xbox 360s. Anyone who says different (yeah I´m talking to you Reggie) is a plain retard! Bear in mind that I have nothing against PS3 the Wii etc. and bear in mind that it´s extremely sad the 2nd part of my comment is even necessary but I guess I can thank fanboys for that. They f*cked up every discussion about gaming there ever was.
in the top 30. Halo 1 beat out Heavenly Sword on amazon. You Sony guys need to get off the net and stop talking about how great PS3 games are. You guys don't buy games. WTF are you doing with that 2 terflop super duper computer? Watching movies, surfing the web, and folding @ home. If I was a dev I would not waste my $$ making a game for a system that does not push software. Will PS3 have a 3 million seller? Hell no.
i didnt know that
As if it wern't already bad enough on the Droids with 2 to 1 sales now it's going to be like 5 to 1. I almost feel sorry for them, (almost) your supposed to be gamers you can take it, Oh wait what am I talking about "droids" cant take it thats why they whine, lie and sign petitions. You guys need to get a 360, go online and toughin up your skills.
an Xbots favorite line is Sh!tty Lair? That's it?One game?Surely you can do better than that. How about ... Blue Dragon Two Worlds Wartech Hour of Victory Vampire Rain Warriors Orochi Battlestations:Midway Bullet Witch Fuzion Frenzy Samurai Warriors 2:Empires Shrek the Third Tenchu Z All those 360 games suck! Actually the 360 has MORE worse games than any next-gen console (by default,early release) But you guys love spewing Lair. O.K. we'll take that one.(You win):-)
we also have like 300 more games than you.
Battlestations is a fantastic tactical WW2 simulation. Two Worlds, once you've gotten past the interface , and the the first hour is really good. I enjoy it more than Oblivion. The rest of the games you mention....I haven't played them all but ya some of them did suck. But thats a list of 10 out of how many available games 130+. At elast there's a substantial catalogue to pick from.
Heheh, none of them were super hyped as must have AAAA BD only, ps3 only , cell only game.
HE actually take his time to search for sh!tty game talking bout a ps3 fanboy haha and the truth IS we ACTUALLY have more game even though they sukk
for a long time. and... the xbox beat the ps3 that month in sales. Haha i thought the actually sales report came in. This confirms taht halo sells consoles well at amazon, nothing more. I still see lots in stock at retailers. under 500,000 sold total doesnt matter for shiet.
No SH!t sherlock.Halo 3 is a system seller. Mario galaxy will be a system seller and MGS4 will sell also so dont write another dumb article about the obvios.
Too bad Halo 3 sucks and most people the have playued it including me my brothers and friends aren't impressed at all. U guys aren'y either and u can lie blah blah IT SUCKS. IT'S OVERRATED BECUASE IT THESE REVIEWERS DIDN'T GIVE GOOD SCORES TO GAYLO IT WOULD FAIL. my 360 gamertag: get shank d
games that suck than the PS3. (not rocket science) My point,why pick on Lair? (one game)Compared to a multitude of 360 games that suck. 10 sucky 360 games over 1 sucky PS3 game.Hmmmm Go figure. P.S. No,i did'nt search for horrible 360 games it's just common knowledge for me,for the simple fact i never forgot about them,but 360 owners seem to forget things at will. And considering the 360 was out a year longer you should have more games,durrr.
get real, it aint the all mighty here, cant wait to see the look on xbots faces whne the price of ps3 drops, theyll be crying so hard, boo hoo hooo
halo 3 > sony dogs
You thought PS3 fans didn't think halo would sell consoles? If you think that, you're delusional. Halo always sells consoles, and with Halo action figures, 1.5 million in perorders, I think most people knew (PS3 fan or not) Halo would sell consoles. Please stop insulting people's intelligence.
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