Microsoft's VP for EMEA and home entertainment Chris Lewis has today stated that the company are aiming to have sold 1 million Xbox 360's in the UK by Christmas. Currently, 1.3 million Xbox 360's have been sold in Europe and 5 million worldwide.
Impossible, Us people over here in the UK and Europe like the Playstation better.
I'm in the UK and have a 360 and don't prefer playstation
and I am not a fanboy I do plan to get a PS3 but not for a while 425 pound is a little beyond me at the moment
Im not a liar, More people like Playstation than they do Xbox over here in Europe.
Look at this video. http://www.gametrailers.com... Do you hear anyone say they are wanting/getting a 360?
Who is US?
Did you took your own survey with thousands of people?
Why wouldn't one million 360's be possible?
Really strange remarks you make once in a while. Fanboyism
7 people max on that video. Does that make them the majority?
Dude your a damn american, You dont know what Europe is like, Playstation is way more popular over here, Just because the Xbox is popular in U.S doesn't mean its popular everywere else.
Yes I'm an American and you're a DAMN european. And by the looks of it, I'm the only one that can count! Oh I forgot, you own a survey company.
WTF...........You got something against Americans? Grow up.
There were more PS1 and PS2 sold in the USA than XBox, so what is your point? Sorry buddy the US is the biggest market for this type of media. And if the laws are ever relaxed enough in China they will be the largest market ever.
2 people said they would get a PS3 everybody else said it was to expensive and for the most part it seems like PC gaming is bigger than anything accordding to that video
Dudes! Im American, and you two are obxinous! Americans are always putting down other countries and when somebody says something bad about us or doesnt like us, we get all bent out of shape and insulted about it. You's are nothing but pathetic a$s hypocrits. And i own the 360 and even waited out over night for it, in the rain and do not think its the greatest thing on earth, and as a matter of fact think that it leaves alot to be desired! with all its disgusting a$s vertical tearing, and no trilinear filtering (which is really pathetic! well some games doit, but why not all? this is a feature even the Dreamcast could do) and no anisotropic filtering (which is one of the things that the Ati GPU's are actually good at). And alot of times the antialiasing is getting either shut off or lowered at above 1024 by 768 output. And i highly doubt that half of the games are being rendered internally at higher res'es than 800 by 600, they look like they are just being upconverted to the higher res'es by the TV encoder chip. (though i gotta say the encoder chip does do a good job of not blurring the image when upconverting) So stop acting like a bunch of little b!tches everytime somebody puts down your beloved mommy the 360 or America, which is creating way more terrorism with our war on terrorism and war in Iraq. Pathetic losers!
Everytime I hear something about the PS3 it's negative, as much as I would like for the PS3 to launch and be awesome and have great games, I doubt it more and more each day. The price alone could scare people into buying the 360, 1 million is possible in UK, but man is that long stretch...
it hasent sold a mil yet. Weak. How many have they sold so far?
1.3 million Xbox 360's have been sold in Europe
p.s. read article first
Not a figure fan...just hope MS can keep up with Wii/PS3 so support wont go down and MS dont loose exclusives.
I live in the UK, and yes, being a very open and direct 360 fanboy, it pains me to say that the Playstation brand is at it's strongest over here. Our whole advertising is biased. When showing games for release, the Playstation version will be enlarged, overshadowing the Xbox and Gamecube ones. Programmes will show children playing on a Playstation 2 and so forth. PS is just part of mainstream society. To have a PS in the UK is seen to be 'cool'. I don't know how people will respond here to a £425 console, because most people will want the premium pack (look at overwhelming popularity of 360 premium for example). What i do know is this: IT WILL SELL ON BRAND POWER ALONE. NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND THIS UNLESS THEY LIVE IN THE UK.
"What i do know is this: IT WILL SELL ON BRAND POWER ALONE. NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND THIS UNLESS THEY LIVE IN THE UK."
Same will happen in the US. But I believe the hardcore gamer will be the ones paying the high price, at least till the price goes down.
but now that fifa and pro evolution will only be on the xbox for xmas(after who knows, the war of words rages on), will that help push more 360's into peoples homes?
I'm sure it'll help:)
i live in the uk,scotland and i got my 360 the first day it was launched and there was 100 people queued in front of me,it was a frenzy, people in the uk love the 360 and it continues to sell by the bucket load in my local game store.I have a ps2 also and never play it now the 360 is such a awesome machine i have no time for the ps2,and for the ps3 theres no god dam way am paying 425 pound for it, rip off comes to mind,besides i dont beleive a single word that comes out of sonys mouth,they lie and lie and i have no time for the company anymore,so my good friends in the usa the xbox 360 is selling live hot cakes in the uk and in my opinion the 360 is well on its way to become the new leader in the console war,and one last thing hd dvd is the preferd next generation format,beta rays no hope enough said
Yes, the UK is full of Japanophiles. That is true. I know too many people that are so obsessed with Japan they actually bought a PS2 and don't play it. Others only play pretentious or over the top Japanese RPGs. The PS2 dominated the UK market on their backs.
However, British people are cheap. In fact, that is one of the reasons they bought the PS2. Even after the xbox lowered in price, they still viewed it as being cheaper. If Sony tell the British public that the PS3 is ten times better, they will believe them, but they wont fall for the price. Everyone will say they will buy one, until it actually comes to forking over the money.
'British people are cheap'. Are you from the UK like me? I just think that's a harsh statement. People bought PS2 because it had been out for a year before Xbox, and had triple amount of game libary for it.
'If Sony tell the British public that the PS3 is ten times better, they will believe them'.
Are us British people THAT RETARDED in your eyes? I hope you were joking man.
Yes, i'm from London. And I do think this is true. The British people with the real buying power are the middle class, and a great deal of the middle class are not gamers. But the middle class do buy PS2s because they're Japanese, for the Japanese RPGs. From what I gather the majority of British people are of the concensus that gaming is still for lifeless geeks. And maybe cheap was a bit too harsh, but I rarely see a typical British person put proper research behind their purchases. Mostly I see people buying whatever their friends have, and I have never met another Xbox gamer here. That is why i'm glad to see Xbox 360 product selling out at my local game shops. There must be 360 gamers in my town now, and lots of them.
5 million sold and going strong.
Next gen soccer the coming year?
Fifa 2006 and PES6
Only on 360
Now count the Christmas Sales
i dont know what people buy if they like to play next gen games for christmas with ther new hdtv if there are not 1 ps3 in stores after november 20.
if i would be so sure that ps3 is this best console and blu-ray is the future. I would take $5000 and buy shares from sony stocks. After one year i sell them and would have enough profit to buy a ps3& 1080p HDTV for free. but if sony is not performing so good you loose. No sony fan think they would not perform good so buy it.
Take your $5000 and invest in Nintendo.
i live in the netherlands, and you dont realize how populair nintendo and xbox360 are here and offcrouse PS consoles.
so dont say someting you really dont know about.
maybe your friends and the ppl you know are getting a Ps3 but from my side i hear allot of WIIIIIIIIIIIII cirkel(*360*)
really dont get it why deawoodrow bashes on the UK. i love japanese culture but i didnt got my self a PS2, but my brother did and he isnt even intoo japanes culture! the reason he bought it was cozz off the big game library.
ppl like you should be shot down! i hate ppl like you saying stuff that is complete BULL
'From what I gather the majority of British people are of the concensus that gaming is still for lifeless geeks.'---Daewoodrow
What the f*ck you smoking? This is a bold comment and is more importantly an OPINION. NOT FACT. I live in East Anglia and i know people who got an Xbox because they liked the better graphics etc. This consensus of yours by the way, where's your facts to support this.
Just another ignorant comment from an ignorant person. You must want to leave the UK if you think we're all so RETARDED. Rant over.
You need to calm down. I never even implied that british people are retarded. I even made it perfectly clear it is my opinion. You even quoted yourself, I said "from what I gather".
and I do think that the majority of British people believe this. I have good reason, too. I think it's an unfair thing for them to think, I mean it's pretty obvious that i'm a gamer, and I don't consider myself a lifeless geek, do I?
Whether you like it or not, gaming isn't a huge thing in Britain yet. YET. Maybe it will be eventually. A large amount of videogame sales here come from as I mentioned before, the popularity purchases, to be more popular.
You seriously need to calm down. I pointed out that gaming isn't as big as i'd like it to be in Britain, and you go off on a rant. You know something, it's none of your business, but I do want to leave Britain, and this is why. You saw somebody who said something negative about Britain and decided to take the indignant stance and make me the enemy. People like you make me hate this country.
Who the fu(k was saying British are retarted? Whoever it was needs to Fu(k off, Anyway dont know why people are thinking the 360 has better graphics than the PS3, I mean it hasn't been released yet AND all of the games havent even been flamin completed yet so no one knows what its gonna be like.
I'm british by blood, so that's pretty insulting. DWD, I think people in general don't put much research behind their purchases, regardless of nationality. I mean, to this day my relatives still don't know the difference between 'full-frame' and 'widescreen'. In fact, they think 'full-frame' is better because "If it says full, the other one must have less picture." -_- Lots and lots of cringing, lol.
It's pretty funny how much attention PS3 graphics have been getting, especially since the console isn't even available in stores yet. As soon as a PS3 title shows graphical superiority over the 360, a bunch of fanatics jump all over it and start hating on the PS3. It's a funny cycle that repeats every weekend.
read my comment to no. 16. I am "British by blood" too. At least half so, my mother is not British.
I rarely agree with you, I find your methods for backing Sony distasteful. But maybe you're right. Maybe nobody puts proper research into their purchases anymore. But supposing i'm right, and British people really do put less thought into their purchases. Is it really that insulting? Does British pride mean attacking anyone who disagrees with British superiority? Then you could say i'm not at all proud of my heritage. British people have many problems, just like every other country, mainly based around its festering class system. I can only speak for where I live, London, but I am sick and tired of everybody I speak to being so narrow minded. There is a difference between intelligence and intellect, I see alot of intellect, but very little intelligence.
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