Matthew Pellett: 'Microsoft's exclusives have let Xbox gamers down'

Eliminate PC from the equation and unmatched online capabilities and superior multi-format game performances have made Microsoft's console a resounding success. Even the Red Ring of Death debacle couldn't put the brakes on Uncle Bill's impressive second assault on console gaming.

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LOGICWINS2475d ago

So why do Xbox gamers keep buying them? If they were unhappy with Microsoft's exclusives, why don't they just play the plethora of multiplats out there and ignore the exclusives altogether.

dangert122475d ago

Microsofts exclusives don't actually sell that well bar halo and gears,

the rest get like 1-3million like most ps3 exclusives and xbox fans call ps3 exclusives that sell this much a failure...even with a smaller install base

PSX992475d ago

almost every MS title sells. ps3 titles sell poor expect 2. forza and fable sold 4 million.

StanLee2475d ago

Social gaming has driven this generation of gaming more than the software itself. Exclusives simply don't move the needle. Halo, Gears of War and Forza, what sets them apart from their competitors is social connectivity. Maintaining the communities for these games and monetizing peoples' enjoyment of these games has been a more successful strategy. Finally, the glut of multiplatform software, means that separating your platform from your competitor is more about feature set than software. Microsoft's only strategy this gen has been to turn a profit and that has been eliminating the overhead of internal studios, managing partnerships with publishers and developers and finding that sweet spot of social connectivity and casual accessibility. Core gamers can bemoan the strategy but Microsoft is printing money and building new and diverse partnerships. They're doing the better business this gen. Men lie, women lie, numbers don't.

trouble_bubble2475d ago

4 million? So have Uncharted 2, LBP, GT5, GT5 Prologue, MGS4, GOW3. Resistance FOM and Uncharted DF are almost at 4 mil' too, so what's your point? Go buy Alan Wake or Crackdown 2. MAG sold more than them and it didn't even have a story. Expand your horizons.

BakedGoods2475d ago

The fact that StanLee has one bubble, yet capable of such great comments proves this site's bubble system is broken.

Well said StanLee.

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Venjense2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

@ PS99

Forza and Fable were bundled with systems, sometimes together.

@ Stanlee

totally agree, MSs MP features in their exclusives vastly surpass Sony's efforts:
Halo to Killzone, Resistance
Gears to Uncharted
Forza to GT5 (even though I think GT5 is a better sim)

EVILDEAD3602475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

LOL @ 6 years into the console cycle and fan bloggers are STILL using this ancient fan kiddie rhetoric?

The reason you can't prove that mass Xbox gamers are disappointed in Microsoft exclusives is because it's simply not true.

No matter how they pretend on the net, just log off and ask 360 fans if they would prefer to have PS3 exclusives over 360 exclusives.

You could even ask 360 fans if there was any exclusive on ANY system that touched the Gears of War 3 experience so far this year.

When you get mass 360 fans renouncing their exclusives and games (which you can't proove through sales), then come talk to me.

It's simple, Microsoft's strategy is absolutely working for the console and it's gamers. No matter how many fan bloggers are in denial, multi-latform games mixed with your core exclusives sells hardware.

They always try to say, bu-bu-but take away Halo and Gears. But WHY woulld you take away two of the biggest franchises this gen has ever seen when you are somehow claiming that one system's exclusives are somehow inferior to the other.

At the end of the day, no matter how much fan bloggers try to pretend the FACTS are that 360 exclusives are unnafected by what is offered on the PS3 or Wii and Vice Versa.


da_2pacalypse2475d ago

lol sorry xbox exclusives are better than ps3 exclusives...

JokesOnYou2475d ago

When I first saw the headline I was thinking, "well here we go just another flamebait article to draw out the worst fanboys", yet reading through the comments seems like the kind of conversation GAMERS should be having, aside from 1 or 2 trolls I think both for and against the article has a point.

I'm a huge 360 fan, although I own both I spend 90% of my time on 360, even this year that didn't change. I think micro is a little to kinect focused and they should have 1 or 2 more heavy-hitter type exclusives available early this year, but given I prefer Live to PSN, I buy all multiplats for 360 and thats what fills the void for me, still never would I say I'm OK with the few exclusives micro released this year, actually FOR ME neither console really had much in the "exclusive" category for most of this year because sony's exclusive count has alot of wrpg's (which I hate) and a bunch of other games that I wasn't interested in, KZ3 and inFamous2 were very close to being a buy for me, I still don't know why I haven't brought them yet but I'll get around to it when I hit the next drought of great games.

Eric Barrier2475d ago

Microsoft's exclusive haven't let me down. The number of exclusives has. However Gears 3 is amazing, so was Halo, Forza 4 looks great. I just wish they had more great games and still had some 1st party devs. Also Rare needs to quit with these Kinect games, leave that to the 3rd parties MS. Use Rare for the games they are supposed to make.

kikizoo2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

"lol sorry xbox exclusives are better than ps3 exclusives..."

yeah, lol, but only in delusional land of denial on planet opposite :)

ps3 exclusives kill them in every way : quality, quantity, variety (only sales are not always as good : but only because inferior marketing$$, and way more exclusives competiting with themself)

by the way, did you read the articles stupid unsecure fanboiyz ? they are talking about quantity, and nobody, even you can say ms is doing fine with exclusives.

AngryTypingGuy2475d ago

How can they put any Gears game in the pic of this stupid article? They are all excellent.

da_2pacalypse2474d ago

I don't understand... I have an xbox and a ps3 and I love both exclusives from both sides.. can't we all as gamers agree that both sides have great games? why do we always have to compare... like stfu and enjoy the games and stop being such a troll about it...

guitarded772474d ago

Shhh... don't tell them our secret. It's funny to watch the fanboys fight while we play excellent games on all systems.

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Gamer30002475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

what games are you talking about that xbox owners buy ??
gears and halo and maybe froza and that's it

on ps3 you have this
check this list of ps3 exclusives sales and you find out that ps3 owners buy their exclusives while xbox owners only buy 2 or 3 of xbox exclusives

Biggest2475d ago

But since there are usually only two or three. . .

trouble_bubble2475d ago

That list isn't even complete, it's missing another million seller in Yakuza 3 and other games like Warhawk, Yakuza 4 and Haze which is close to a million. Weird cuz they're all stats from the same site. Point stands though. When you can even forget exclusives and still pull ahead, that's a good position to be in. MS was in that position back in '06/'07

gamingdroid2475d ago

... I don't mind more games, but maybe it isn't what people want no matter how many you give?

elshadi2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

Did you even read his comment or even check out the link
he was talking about sales
which mean ps3 fans love those games and they do buy them

BTW Gamer3000
you forget MGS4 with the 6 million

gamingdroid2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

Did you read my comment?

I was responding to Gamer3000. He listed a bunch games that sold well, yet Xbox 360 owners haven't left in droves to get on the "exclusivez" bandwagon. Maybe it has something to do with the demographic of Xbox 360 not caring so much for those games.

Just a thought....

nix2475d ago

that's VGchart number and we all know how skewed they are towards 360 but even with that those are pretty impressive numbers. GT5P n GT5 alone is 10.5M. gentlemen, those are great games with great sales right there.

jetlian2475d ago

being? 360 has sold more exclusive games period. Gears which is MS 2nd best series out sold sonys best series GT!

Halo is at 28-29 million this gen gears is at 15!
forza matches UC which is sony 2nd best! Fable beats RE or LBP.

jetlian2475d ago

disagreed with me and why? if you got the nerve to man up

humbleopinion2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

I don't see how people get it all backwards.
I see in VGchartz 126 1M+ sellers for the X360, versus 105 1M+ sellers for the PS3:

Not to mention that the average multi-million seller sells more on the X360.

Is it just the exclusives then? Well, some of these games are available on both consoles while others are available on just one of them, but it still shows where more games are purchased, and the multi-million sellers of MS are not limited to just 3 Halo games + 3 Gears games + 2 Forza games (third is on the way to 1M+ probably).

There are countless other games selling 1M+ units as one can quickly see from the list (not even counting Kinect games): DOA4, Alan Wake, Saints Row, Mass Effect, COD2, GRAW, Dead Rising, Project Gotham Racing series, GRAW, Splinter Cell Conviction, Crackdown, Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark, Mass Effect, L4D series, Fable series...

One has to be really blunt to see how many different games are selling on the X360 outside multiplatforms (especially ones with timed exclusivity like Bioshock and Mass Effect 2 where it can be easily seen how vast the difference in sales is between the X360 and the PS3 versions) and outside the obvious GEARS-FORZA-HALO triangle.

Maybe people confuse and think that other X360 exclusives don't sell well because they put them next to Halo and Gears and see a hugh difference. But they forget that next to Halo and Gears, PS3 exclusives sales also also seem to be ridiculously low.

kikizoo2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

And dumb Xfans also prefer 3 or 4 hollywood blockbusters than 20 masterpieces, if more people are buying them.

by the way, don't forget to count all the $$$ spend to sell the games, by game' us blog/sites, etc : sony is probably already making more money with their exclusives : but the most importants thing, even if they sold more or less, it's the fact that gamers have more and better games, and that is the only important thing for gamers (not for fanboys)

"but the 360 still sells more consoles "

misinformed US guys : sony sells more worldwide since always !

CernaML2474d ago

@jetlian... You're comparing the total sales of an entire franchise to one game? Grasping for straws much?

jetlian2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

didn't know GT5P was free?! And I was comparing series. even when you add UC vs FRZ both have the same amount of games(3).. same with fable vs lbp(2) and they still have higher sales!!

Also it was about total exclusive for the console

Better yet UC vs gow(3 games each) both started this gen which one Will be ahead come end of the year? You already know uncharted as of right now needs to sell 6.5 million just to tie gears! And we know gears will be past 15 million by years end

edited: disagree lol explain boy

BitbyDeath2474d ago

You cannot compare 3 Uncharted games against 3 Forza games or 3 Gears games since Uncharted 3 isn't even out yet.

Currently Uncharted only has two games.

jetlian2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

are hitting 3 games this year! which is why l said uncharted aka 3 needs 6.5 million to match gears (series) right now! which I said will be even higher at years end!!

gear3, forza4, and uncharted 3 all releasing within 6 weeks of each other. All are on their 3rd game for this generation.

And if MS let 360 owners down why are we getting more of the games we want? Halo has had 4 games this gen is it MS fault GT is at 2 or UC is at 3 or whatever?

edit: back down lol

trouble_bubble2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

I didn't disagree, but the part you're not getting --apart from some blatantly wrong info as LBP1 outsold every Fable individually not vice versa-- is that this is where the benefit of QUANTITY comes in and offsets the Halo advantage.

Halo has had 4 games already this gen with a 5th next month for that 25-30 mil you talk about. There's only been one Metal Gear Solid in comparison for 6 mil. But then when you throw on another 2 mil from inFamous, another 2 mil from Heavy Rain, another mil from Demon's Souls and suddenly you've made up for Halo 3 sales.

Add on another almost 4 mil from Resistance FOM and you've almost doubled Halo Wars.

Add together GT5 Prologue and GT5 and you've handily surpassed Halo Reach.

All that and we haven't even touched on God of War, Uncharted, LBP, Killzone and all their sequels which handily take care of ODST and add several million on top of that to offset any Forza/Gears pride.

They're different business models, but clearly the PS3 way ain't broken. Not everyone has to love Metal Gear or Socom for the console to succeed. However MS has said that if Halo loses its way so does XBOX as a whole. The quote's on google.

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MrBeatdown2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

Seriously? Did you even bother to read the article?

It isn't the quality the author is talking about. It's the quantity. Sales have no relevance here. Sales of Halo or Gears aren't going to reflect unhappiness with a dwindling exclusive line-up.

The few games MS has are great, but there aren't nearly enough and the number has only dropped in recent years. It's an especially glaring problem when their biggest competitor manages to balance quality and quantity for multiple systems while continuing to expand.

JaredH2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

The ps3 has more exclusives and I like the majority of them more than 360 exclusives but the 360 still sells more consoles so why should MS even care or worry about Sony? I'm just trying to be an actual voice of reason and not a fanboy because MS is still making money and there's no facts that point to 360 gamers being let down.

MrBeatdown2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )


It's not just worrying about Sony. It's worrying about what customers want.

To say that people who buy a 360 want more than a handful of exclusives isn't a stretch and isn't unreasonable. It's not true for every customer, but it doesn't have to be. Think about how many people own multiple consoles. People don't buy the second console just because it looks pretty sitting next to the console they already own. They buy it because it offers something that can't be found on the system they already have. Exclusives are the reason I buy any more than one console per generation. That's likely the case for a whole lot more people than just me.

Or think about how many people watch E3 press conferences and what they walk away talking about. Nine times out of ten, games steal the show. And for the most part, it's not the games showcased at the publisher press conferences. It's the games that Microsoft and Sony and Nintendo show off. It gives people yet another reason to be happy about which console they chose, or it gives them one more reason to want the other console. Sony is piling on those reasons. MS seems complacent with what they have.

There's nothing unreasonable about expecting more than Gears 3, Forza 4, a Halo remake, and Kinect stuff in a whole year, and having only Halo 4 as an exclusive game to look forward to.

And from a business perspective, MS is doing just fine now, but MS should be pro-active in maintaining that position, not just for 360's success, but for the next Xbox's success as well. Having the best line-up is a big part of what got the 360 through it's first few years. That's undeniable. MS shouldn't underestimate the impact of exclusive games because Sony certainly isn't. Playing catch-up is not a position MS wants to find themselves in. Just look at Sony. "PS3 has no games" is a meme for a reason. Having a lackluster line-up for PS3's first year and much of the second year hurt. Looking at the Vita, you can be sure Sony isn't going to repeat that mistake again with the next PlayStation.

JaredH2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

The consumers you are talking about aren't the majority though. People who bought Call of Duty because it's popular, the Wii because it's cool and new, or the Kinect because the countless ads showing how "revolutionary" it is are. Microsoft get these people to buy their games, consoles and multiplat games for their system through their advertising.

Do you really think the ps3 didn't sell well at first because it had no games? It didn't sell well because it was too expensive compared to other consoles that advertised being able to do the same things. If exclusives mattered that much to the average consumer the ps3 would be selling the most consoles for the past two years now. Unfortunately, like film and music, video games are a business and not just about making the biggest fans happy.

MrBeatdown2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )


How do you know what is and isn't the majority? And whether or not the group I'm talking about are a majority or not is irrelevant. Out of 50 million customers, just 10 million is more than enough to warrant attention from Microsoft. Just a few million would mean the difference between second and third place this generation.

There is no majority here. Even people who buy CoD because it's popular aren't the majority. It only sells about 10 million copies on 360. That's only 20% or so of the 360's install base. Even the most popular game in the world doesn't even come close to being played by the "majority."

Even if multiconsole gamers aren't the majority, they are your hardcore gamers, and they are the foundation of any console. They are the ones that wait in line at launch, they're the ones that buy the piles of games and drive up software attach rates (and profits when you sell your console at a loss). I'd bet my 360 and 30 or so games is doing a hell of a lot more for MS financially than the Call of Duty sheep or the mom that buys Kinect for the kids. What matters is not how many customers there are, but what those customers spend. You need only look at Nintendo for proof of this. For all of Nintendo's success with the Wii and DS, 3DS is struggling because the core gamers aren't there to get it off the ground. Majority or not, the kind of gamer who buys multiple consoles is the kind of gamer that any successful gaming company should be listening too.

And do I "really think the ps3 didn't sell well at first because it had no games?" Yeah, I do. But I didn't say that was the only reason, or even the primary reason, did I? Of course the price hurt. But selling a $600 console is easier when you give the customer more reasons to spend that money.

You say the "average consumer" as if they are the only audience that matters and that those that want to see Microsoft expand their first-party line-up are some small, obscure, inconsequential minority that isn't worth catering to. The reality of it is that a game could cater to only a small fraction of the 50 million 360 customers to be a worthwhile effort. Every other company in the game industry manages make a successful business out of it. And sometimes, it can pay off big. Hell, ask Bungie. Or Turn 10. Or Infinity Ward. Or Rockstar. What starts out as just any other game aimed at a minority could be something that becomes huge with the "average gamer". Everything the "average gamer" likes, is something that used us multiple-console owning, exclusive loving, by-more-games-than-we-have-tim e-for hardcore minority as a launch pad.

And at the end of the day, those of us who want to see more exclusives, the majority, minority, or whatever you want to call us, aren't asking for some radical shift in priorities from Microsoft. We just want them to publish a few more games each year. It's not exactly a lofty request. They've done it before. They can do it again.

JaredH2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

Wow all I'm saying is that why should Microsoft publish tons of exclusives when in the end it doesn't matter that much. They're focusing on the casual market now as well as getting exclusives on multimillion selling multiconsole games like Skyrim with DLC coming out first. I was answering your reply basically stating that the hardcore is the biggest market for MS and gaming when it's not and the Wii showed it. The market for multi-console owners like you and me is small compared to both but they have that covered with multiplatform exclusives on some of the biggest titles like I already stated. I like exclusives to but I can actually see where they're coming from in a business direction. I'm not praising MS or anything I can just actually realize why they are still so popular when the ps3 is still selling less with its tons of exclusives.

The 3DS was too expensive just like the ps3. It was $100 more expensive than the original Nintendo ds and it looked just like another expansion to the ds like the dsi or xl. It didn't have a major change in design or look like any of the other Nintendo portables.

I think I'm just looking at the business side and you're looking at the pleasing the hardcore side. I can see where you're coming from.

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princejb1342475d ago

this article has let me down, i hate these fanboy articles

tonywood2475d ago

Easy....Microsoft's marketing strategy is better, and they have more money to burn. I have a 360 for gears, but I like my ps3 better. I would consider myself in between hardcore and serious marketing & word games don't work on me like most other people.

People like halo....and Microsoft ran with it. Sony's a smashmouth, and power offense, while Microsoft's a running QB with a spread offense. Neither is bad, but i prefer power football (metephor for Sony's lineup) because u can experience diverse gaming, product longevity, and familiar with company. Microsoft's style is flashy. Halo & Gears are two of the moat celebrated franchises...but MS doesn't appear to be focused on balanced offense. Gears us great....but u need games that support your star QB.

Jake11112475d ago

I jumped back from the PS3 to the 360 bandwagon and I love it. The X game chat, solid online, and plethora of awesome games makes me a happy gamer.

I was sick of the online crap with PS3. The games were fun but overall the online experience sucks.

mcstorm2474d ago

What people dont seem to look at is where the consoles sell best. 360 is usa and uk and fps games sell the most there and if you look at the top selling games on the 360 9 out of 10 will be fps games the best selli g will be cod and then halo. Ps3 main sales are europe and Japan. Europe is mad on g and napan loves jrpg games but cod is still there best selling game. Theother thing to look at on 360 and ps3 is the sales of the first outings of some of there new ips lbp, ms, killzone resistance as the numbers have gone up the gaes have not sold as well only uc has managed this where fable forza halo and gears sales havegot bigger as the newer versions of he games have come out so ms has not had to look at new ips as they know at the current core gamers on the 360 want mpre of them games where sonys fans dont.

This is why ms have kinect to open the door to the none core but in a way keep the 2 devices in 2 different areas and its worked very well for them.

I think we will see ms bring out more forza gears fable and halo next gen but with some new ips too for core and none core.

xoxideu2474d ago

Whatever. Just give me another Halo

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WhiteLightning2475d ago

"The Xbox 360 has been the gamers' console of choice this generation."

Based on what......

Oh wait let me guess....Sales <sigh>

If that's the case then I could say the Nintendo Wii has been gamers console of choice this gen

Chuk52475d ago

You can't just base it on one thing. We all know the wii has been dead for a few years and is far from the console of choice this gen. Look at stuff like attachment rates, and online actitvity. I'm not say the 360 is out right gamer's choice, but based on those two criteria, there is a strong argument that it has been.

Tito082475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

Barely a 3-4 million difference shouldn't be called gamers's console of choice when 360 is selling terribly in Japan, & PS3 is barely ahead in Europe, so no, 360 ain't gamers's console of choice at all!!!!!

Of course, 360 have done good this gen and all, but it's too far from being the console of choice... 360 isn't as much of a preferred console like the PS1 & PS2 were last gens!!!!!

Prophet-Gamer2475d ago

Attachment rate is the same if not higher on Ps3. The PS3 has outsold the 360 every year since release.

The only reason that the 360 is ahead is because it had ONE year, (ONE AND HALF years in Europe) all to itself.

Most of the highest rated games are either PS3 exclusives (UC2, MGS4, LBP) or also available on PS3 (ME2, GTA IV etc).

So, Based on those criteria I'd say a strong argument has been made in favor of PS3.

ginsunuva2475d ago

Ya, the 360 is the casual cod fan's choice of console.

Aloren2475d ago

Yeah, cause 12 million casual ccod fans buy it on 360 while only 10 buy it on ps3...

Optical_Matrix2475d ago

If Xbox 360 is the gamers choice, then why are the two systems practically neck and neck LTD sales wise, with PS3 outselling the 360 every year since release, and WHY, tell me, do PS3 exclusives sell more than 360 exclusives save for MS's two biggest, mainstream titles, Halo and Gears.

I dunno what this guy is talking about either. Gears of War 3 and Forza 3 were FAR from disappointments in my opinion. Gears 3 is one of the best games I've played all year. By what evidence, do these people make such sweeping statements.

Chuk52475d ago

As for me, the best games are multiplat.Look at the horizon Arkham City, Skyrim, etc. It's not like there's zero to play on xbox, but the exclusives have been short in quantity which is a problem. But the system is far from dead.

Micro_Sony2475d ago

What I dont get is if 360 gamers are so unhappy with no exclusives then why dont they leave the 360 and buy a PS3?

Free PSN
Blu Ray
More exclusives
Internet Browser
Reliable hardware

With all these stuff that the PS3 offers why are people still buying a 360.

I own both but play my 360 more because I feel like Live has a more social community.

But dont think that everyone thinks like me.

Bigpappy2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

I agree. Those are all compeling reasons to buy a PS3. Yet 360 is King of the west.

For me, Xbox is just more comfortable. I grab a controller, sit on the couch and turn it on. Once it is on, I have to remember that I have other things to do outside of gaming, or I would just spend all day playing on it. M$ has done a great job at making 360 homely.

As for the head line. The good exclusive are really good, and the bad ones are really bad. But 360 really does not rely on exclusive, it is about the experiences. If feels different on 360. I don't feel like I need more exclusives. I fell like if they are going to make more, they should make sure they fill a void.

ShaunCameron2474d ago

For me, Xbox is just more comfortable. I grab a controller, sit on the couch and turn it on. Once it is on, I have to remember that I have other things to do outside of gaming, or I would just spend all day playing on it. M$ has done a great job at making 360 homely.

Same here. All I wanna do is "pick up and play." And the Xbox 360 proved to be more than adequate at that. Ditto for the Wii. Some people just don't have the time or the interest to play 15+ hours of single-player campaigns compounded with mandatory installs and long loading times.

omi25p2475d ago

Reasons i play my 360 everyday instead of my ps3

Party chat
The shows microsoft make for LIVE E.G sent you a message
Better controller
Better Connection (for me not everyone)

Biggest2475d ago

Is it sad that your reasons for playing the 360 have nothing to do with gaming?

gamingdroid2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

Because people like to be social with other people i.e. the social aspect make the gaming experience better. We all aren't hermits playing games in seclusion...

Bzone242475d ago

"Is it sad that your reasons for playing the 360 have nothing to do with gaming? "

Nothing to do with gaming?
Party chat - Can chat with friends while playing a game different than what they are playing.
Better controller - Aside from Kinect don't most games use a controller?
Better connection - Online gaming. I'm sure you've heard of gaming over this new thing they call the internet.

omi25p2475d ago

All but one of my reasons are to do with gaming. Only thing that isn't are the shows which answer questions about games.

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gamingdroid2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

As it is, the PS3 is almost cheaper than the Xbox 360 and the physical value is definitely in PS3's favor no question about it.

Yet, why is the Xbox 360 still outselling the competition?

Because, MS figured out the magic sauce that people want more than the "excluzivez".

FlameBaitGod2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

It had a year head start, is the 360 3rd fastest selling console of all time ? no, that goes to PS3. From an almost 9 mil gap is now down to what ? 2-3 ?

"Yet, why is the Xbox 360 still outselling the competition? "

Wha ? you not counting yearly sales right ? cus that goes to wii then PS3 then 360

gamingdroid2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

In case you didn't know, in the last two quarters (excluding the most recent one since the numbers aren't released), Xbox 360 outsold PS3 worldwide. That is right WORLDWIDE by half a million.

It is in the official financial report of each company. That document that companies are obligated to report the truth under the law and get scrutinized by shareholders. Look it up....

elshadi2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

what ????
ps3 is outselling the xbox... not the other way around
from Vgchartes
"Worldwide Hardware sales yearly :
PS3 7,028,226
X360 5,983,380"

and you can add to that the xbox year head start
it's very clear that ps3 is outselling the xbox and the numbers speak for it self

and as for the software sales yearly as well:
"PS3 68,719,903
X360 67,520,673"
ps3 is leading the sales in hardware and software

2v12475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

man they sell 360 for 80$ at the pawn shop, you go in ther and ther are like 10 360s and only 1 ps3, ppl keep ps3 they dont sell them,they are like gold, cheapest ps3 i seen 150$ at the same pawn shop.i dont know whos buying the 360 but i tink 360 has become more like facebook wher ppl wana keep in contact.

Bzone242475d ago

The pawn shop I go to always has 10 ps3s for sale and only 1 Xbox 360. Guess it depends on where you live. :)

gamingdroid2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

vgchartz is an estimate that has shown to be as much as 20-25% off the real numbers published by credible sources like NPD and the financials.

Nobody knows better than the manufacturer which is reported in their quarterly/annual financials. Just a thought next time you pull numbers....

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_Aarix_2475d ago

Reliable hardware theory is outdated i beve heard of a slim with rrod but me and 2 friends had the ylod on slims. Browers not really enough to justify it. Compared to a netbook or a phone, it sucks but its nice to have. And remeber xbox is getting cable and more people use cable as oppose to blu ray. Ill give you thr free psn its awesome as hell. I love my ps3 but your talking 2007 with those features.

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zeal0us2475d ago

Well I hope M$ learn from this generation mistake and do better next generation.

Micro_Sony2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )


What do you mean by better next gen.

I dont think 360 gamers are hungry for exclusives or are angry at MS because of lack of exclusives.

The best games this gen for me have been multi-plats with Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2 being the best games I have played this gen and no games that have recently released have come close to toping those.

If anything exclusive is just fuel for fanboys who believe in dyeing for MS or Sony.

Name one exclusive that has blown those multi-plats that I mentioned out of the water and I will take back everything I said.

Skyrim will also prove that Multi-plats are far more superior than exclusives - GOTY

PirateThom2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

I agree, there's been a lot of really good multiplatform games this gen... but Mass Effect was one of the most impressive games I played when it was a 360 exclusive, Mass Effect 2 didn't impress me half as much. Yeah, though, huge lists of existing and upcoming multiplatform games that will leave no one with nothing to play.

Then there's games like Uncharted and Gears of War that have just set new standards in the third person genre, way above what any of the multiplatform equivalents are. Then you've open world games like Crackdown and inFamous that are INFINITELY more fun than GTAIV.

Exclusives aren't important, but when a game is built to a console's strengths it really does show.