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November NPDs: Microsoft's Reaction

Kotaku - Luke Plunkett, Fri Dec 14 2007:

While it was always going to be tough for Sony to put a good spin on the latest NPD figures, for Microsoft, things were a little easier. The 360 kicked the PS3's arse, a 360 release topped the software sales charts and two Microsoft first-party titles (Mass Effect & Halo 3) made the top 10. And aside from a failed attempt to gain "victory" for the month by citing "most dollars spent," (sorry MS, Kotaku counts numbers sold, not dollars spent,) that's exactly what they focused on.

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toughNAME3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

Gamespot sucking up to Sony fans?

Kotaku sucking up to 360 fans?

Leafs win 5 of last 6?

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Somethings wrong here

TANOD3325d ago

when x360 even with Halo 3 cant beat ps3 by big margins (with a lower price point as well)

especially when x360 is being beaten by PS3 in terms of WW sales such PR is irrelevant

all ps3's mega GUNS are due in 2008. even without them ps3 is doing a fantastic job in EU/JAPAN and also decent in NA

ktchong3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

whose stance is very different from Kotaku.

FYI, anything over 50% lead is a big margin.

TANOD3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

but the ps3 beats x360 in terms of WW sales

1.5m according to Vgcharts vs 1.3 m

so a victory for ps3 by 200k

ps3 sales went up 400% and this is just the beginning

with a stellar 2008 lineup u can deduce the victor not in terms of WW sales but also in terms of NA sales

@round BOT

www.medi-control.de
www.gfk.com

there are other sources too. but whatever way u are looking at it x360 comes last in WW sales

BloodySinner3325d ago

Don't tell me you created another account, shmee/nasim/tanod?

ktchong3325d ago

Now he has to rely on the VG Chartz he hates to defend the PS3.

Remember: Back in August, fresh after the first PS3 price cut, VG Chartz also showed that the PS3 outsole Xbox 360 in worldwide data... turned out VG Chartz was wrong. Not only the 360 outsold PS3, but by a decent margin.

Rice3325d ago

The leafs are doing really good, not much of a leaf fan though.
more of a Raptors fan....

iceman29293325d ago

leafs!!!

i know what you mean man

flames beat tampa... 9 -6... thats unheard of...

Polluted3325d ago

@Iceman2929: You talking smack about my Flames? Best check yo' self fool. ;-)

chester3325d ago

damn rights. flames rule baby. leafs will lose 3 straight soon and everyone will call for them to fire everyone and trade the team. you can set your watch by it.

just kidding, leafs fans. it'll probably have to be at least 4 in a row.

Blitzed3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

Well, whatever it is, lets just hope it continues through this road trip!

hades073324d ago

Leafs win 5 of last 6, when I saw that have to say that made my day. Bubbles for you my friend for even mentioning hockey and video games in the same comment.

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gamesblow3325d ago

Isn't that ANAL LEAK from England? So why the hell does he care about American sales so much? Stupid CRICKET D*CK! Or even better... why doesn't he spin himself up Crecente or Bashcrofts ass some more? Sony beat xbox 360's world wide sales last month and that's what's important... Global dominance... it's like Risk. Only, Sony's winning.

power of Green 3325d ago

That Cricket knows about as much when it comes to American sales as you do Japanese or Europe sales with the only thing being different is he's a pro and you are not.

SabreMan3324d ago

Cricket what that got to do with it ??
are you going to tell me or are you to busy playing rounders

PS3 Limps on and on3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

PS3 sold 466k in a month. PS3 is probably already outselling 360 in Japan and Europe and still with their cheapest sku being $399, while 360's cheapest sku is $279.

I'm not being a fanboy but with those sales, it seems PS3 might have a future in the industy after all. I mean next year the PS3 has some bombs coming out and the possiblity to adjust their prices if they want.

So in the long term, this isn't over yet. Some were saying the PS3 wouldn't live to see 2008. 360 had a chance to bury it this year with Halo 3.

TANOD3325d ago

It outsold x360 in the 1st week of DECEMBER in WW sales .

www.vgcharts.org

expect that margin to increase especially in JAPAN ps3 sales are supposed to boom + in places like Italy,germany expect the ps3 to sell incess of 100k alone in those territories next week

so in 2007 just with 3 AAA --Uncharted,Ratchet and UT3 ps3 will beat x360 in WW sales

as for 2008 and beyond you do know who is the victor

ktchong3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

Don't forget there are Australia and New Zealand, where Xbox 360 has been outselling PS3.

And there's an Asia outside Japan. The last time I read, the combined market of Singapore + Hong Kong + Taiwan + South Korea + India is actually bigger than Japan, and 360 is doing as well as if not better in those territories that tend to be hostile to Japanese products. (Singapore/Hong Kong/Taiwan are Chinese territories, South Korea is Korean territory.)

Now, if China completely opens up its local market for 360, PS3 will be dead. The Chinese HATE - truly truly DESPISE - the Japanese and would take an American product over a Japanese one any day.

If Microsoft was smart, they would use the cultural advantage to play off Chinese/Korean and Japanese. Microsoft could make a World War II game that's feature Chinese/Koreans (as the struggling "heroes" defending their country) and Japanese (as the invading imperialist) for the Xbox 360, Chinese/Korean would buy 360 like crazy just for that exclusive - because there has not been that kind of game before. PS3, being a Sony (Japanese) product, would never put that kind of game on their console.

TANOD3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

http://www.vgchartz.com/ehw...

ps3 murders x360 in EU....any doubt abt that

although x360 outsells ps3 in AUS the same is not true for NZ

in NZ ps3 has already overtaken x360 in terms of overall sales

SOFTWARES charts for NZ last week

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

:)

x360 doesnt sell in HK,singapore or any of those asian countries.

as for INDIA we hate x360. I am indian and we love Japanese products and European products. We dont buy US products
for x360 everything seems to be over

@round BOT

price cut didnt drive sales. It didnt drive anything in OCTOBER. It is increasing demand . Wait for more pounding in DECEMBER.

ps3 will beat x360 by atleast 500k in terms of WW sales in DECEMEBR

@round BOT tries so so hard to spin the fact that x360 is the least selling console in the world and is dead in EU and JAPAN

yes the PS3 outsold x360 WW but BY A DECENT MARGIN

:)

ktchong3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

Now he has to suck up to VG Chartz to save the PS3 from embarrassment! Now that's just funny.

Here's a reminder: Back in August, right after the PS3 had the first price cut, VG Chartz' worldwide data also showed that the PS3 outsole Xbox 360.... and VG Chartz turned out to be wrong. Not only the 360 outsold PS3, but by a decent margin. Remember? Of you do. ;)

Ashta3325d ago

@The Round Peg: And you know why Sony wouldn't make a game like that? Because they aren't ignorant tools who want to infuriate an entire region back in to quarrels again.

The fact that you would even suggest such a game makes me question your credibility....even more so than I already had.

the_round_peg3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

PS3 continues to outsell Xbox 360 in Japan (and French, who hates Americans) - and a large part of it is because of cultural bias/preference or whatever you want to call it. Cultural bias/preference is a factor, whether Microsoft/Sony wants to deal with it or not.

Chinese and Koreans have serious grudges against Japanese - which Japanese still refuse to face up and even try to lie about to cover up history.

Microsoft is not going to do well in Japan simply because of cultural reason. The cultural factor is already working against Microsoft in Japan, the cultural factor is working in Sony's business favor. So Microsoft might as well used a cultural factor to their advantage. It's not something Microsoft can just completely ignore or pretend that it does not exist.

As much as Chinese and Koreans do not like Americans, they hate Japanese more. Microsoft can use that to its business advantage.

As for Sony - Sony does use its media power to make various Japanese propaganda. Here's something for you to look it up: Iris Chang wrote a book called "The Rape of Nanking", which offends Japanese because its reveals the war atrocities that Japanese had committed and is trying to deny and cover up. The book was adapted into a screenplay. Sony quickly "optioned" that screenplay -- not to make that into a movie, but to prevent other studios from making it into a movie. Sony - being a Japanese corporation - is making its business decision based on cultural factor. Look it up. The information is out there.

HarryEtTubMan3325d ago

Please understand.... no matter what any lieing XBOT says... either the PS3 or the 360 won in November by a mximum of 100,000 consoles... and it probally wasn't that much. And it probally was the PS3... Either way... even if it is the 360... THE GAP IS GOING NO WHERE. THE GAP IS GOING NO WHERE. THE GAP IS GOING NO WHERE. PS3 AT 150$ MORE EXPENSIVE WITH NOT ONE HUGEEE GAME UNTIL 2008 IS KEEPING UP LITERALLY NECK AND NECK. P E R I O D. Yes, the 360 is winning the U.S. BUT IT WONT BE THIS WAY FOREVER!!! IT WILL NOT BE THIS WAY COME CHRISTMAS OF 2008... SERSIOULY LOOK AT THE PS3;S GAMES... THERE ARE ALOTTTT OF HUGE MAGE BLOCKBUSTERS COMING... ABOUT 4 THE SIZE OF AND EVEN BIGGER FRANCHISES THAN HALO!!!(Which have really boosted 360 worldwide sales...man its just destorying that more expensive PS3 that no one wants..... SIKE!!! HAHAHAHAH) PS3 IS DOING FINE I SWEAR TO GOD ON MY LIFE I'M NOT A LITTLE FANTURD! I hve both consles but the PS3 IS ALREADY KEEPING UP! PLEASE UNDERSTAND MICROSFT CANNOT WIN! THEY ARE LOSING ALMOST EVERYWEHRE EXCEPT THE U.S. AND I GUARANTEE YOU... THAT PS3 SALES WILL INCREASE MUCH MUCH NEXT YEAR!!! UNDERSTAND THE PS3 IS DOING FINE AND XBOT FREAKS TRY TO ONLY BLOW A 300,000 U,S, LEAD OUT OF PROPRTION...LITERALLY COMPLETELY DISTORTING THE SITUATION EVEN THOUGH THE PS3 OUTSOLD THE 360 IN JAPAN BY MORE THAN 220,000 IN JUST [email protected] JAPAN IN NOVEMBER HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GUYS GUYS GUYS. THE ROUNF PEG IS A BIASED LIAR. THE 360 IS NO LONGER WINNING THIS BATTLE!!!! SONT GOT WHAT THEY WANTED!!! THEY ARE NOW NECK AND NECK HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THE GAP IS GOING NO WHERE. THE GAP IS GOING NO WHERE. THE GAP IS GOING NO WHERE. UNTIL THE PS3 IN 2008 AND BEYOND. YOU DONT UNDERSTAND.

LOOKING AT THESE WORLD NUMBERS AND PS3's MOMENTUM

SONY
KNOWS
THEY
WILL
WIN!

THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A VERY VERY LONG MARATHON AND THE PS3 IS ALREADY KEEPING UP.... UNDERSTAND THEY COULD STILL WIN EVEN IF THEY WERENT TIEING IN THE WORLD EVEN THIS MONTH!!!

PS3 WILL WIN. IT IS ALREADY BRINGING IT.

killax35633324d ago

Stop it with your Chinese propaganda. Go play your popstation3 instead.

killax35633324d ago

Microsoft would never make a game like that b/c they don't have the resources. MS doesn't have the talent to make a descent game. they were bearly able to make Halo 3 and after that was finished bungie left.

Microsoft can't make software, can't make hardware. why the f*ck are they still in the console wars? they're incompetent.

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davez823325d ago

only gives hype for those whom liked it on xbox 1 and we all know the userbase for that system, i think using that game is a bad argument.

Also, ps3 is the most expensive system, sony is pretty much tied up until mgs4 and gta4 come out, I think they've done amazingly well considering no blockbuster game has come out yet.

FordGTGuy3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

GTA IV isn't going to help them. Especially seeing as the Xbox 360 will be receiving exclusive downloads.

@TANOD

almost 50% of Xbox 360 owners were PS2 owners.......

TANOD3325d ago

PLUS GT fans are mostly ps2 owners who havent made a next gen leap.

do u think any of them would even purchase x360 over ps3

waltercross3325d ago

Thats actually kind of sad though if you think about it, sad for the 360, 50% of 360 owners are PS2 owners?, first of all there is noway of knowing this, no statistic what so ever, plus if it is true, wont they buy a PS3 as well?, expecially in 2008?

The_Engineer3325d ago (Edited 3325d ago )

you gotta love when xbots pull imaginary figures out of their culo.

Most diehard Ps2 fans I know laugh when the 360 is mentioned as they would never "buy that crap". That pretty much says it all. Most of them were waiting for the PS3 price to come down.

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wiizy3325d ago

good job microsoft on kicking the ps3's behind....but wii will win....but microsoft can stay a close second

waltercross3325d ago

I say this because, Like the 360, they are built short term wise, not long wise, so they'll be discontinued about 5 years or more before the PS3 would be.