Despite Microsoft reporting last week that the Xbox 360's European sales more than doubled after its price cut last month, the software giant maintained that U.S. gamers should not expect a similar move anytime soon.
Will MS get more customers if they get a price cut? They probably might but gamers who don't have a 360 or PS3 might be thinking ahead and with MGS4 almost here they might choose a PS3 so they can play both GTA IV and MGS4. Keep in mind that both consoles are not cheap especially the PS3. MS should have a price cut now because they won't have an answer for MGS4. Ninja Gaiden 2 will be a great game and will sell tons of copies but in all honesty it's not a system seller so MS needs to pull the trigger now and get as many new gamers as they can before PS3 will dominate June 12 and beyond.
in EU they were in trouble with sales and acted accordingly with a price cut. In NA their sales are still neck and neck with ps3 so they are fine. If GTA4 doesn't go their way though expect one before MGS4
wow!!! sales are neck and neck and yet no price cut yet by sony
Thats because Sony's used up it's price cuts in the first year. :)
You thought a pricecut was coming? HOW? They already waisted their margin of profitability with last pricecut. Its only idiots and extreme fanboys who somehow thinks that a company can lower the price of their goods unlimited times. Get with reality. Or youll be one disappointed fellow by the time you hit 40.
Oh please you are all bigging the game up like its the coming of the new order. Its only a game just like the 360 has its own games I dont even like MGS games not my thing although Ninja Gaiden is my thing so I am hyped up for that along with Fable 2 as well.
Compared to Fable, MGS4 IS the coming of the next order. Sorry, but Fable on the Xbox sold what? 2.5 million units all the while, MGS on an average sold nearly 8 million per game in the series. Let's face it, the games coming for the 360 are good but the lineup for the PS3 is blowing it away this year.
is at least do the math, PS1 over 100 million user-base, PS2 over 120 million user-base. While I respect the MG series and the Hardcore fans, them numbers are not that SUPER looking at the Ps1/Ps2 install-base bro. . . . MGS: One - 5-7 million(give or take) - 100 million+ User-base MGS: Sons of Liberty - 5-7 million(give or take) - 120 Million+ user-base MGS: Snake Eater - 4-6 million(give or take) - 120 Million+ user-base PS3 install-base right now is just around 11 million, a small percentage of which were bought for just Blu-Ray players. Come on, the Original xbox sold like 20 million+. Plus Fable was a decent game. Fable 2 will sell more, I think. for one thing the PS3 doesn't have enough WRpgs. "Coming of the next Order" is blind hype. The game will sell but it won't be like Halo 3 type numbers this early, in PS3's gen.
I hate using vgchartz but its the only place I know that post sells. MGS2 sold 5.56 million MGS3 sold 3.96 million on the ps2 with in install base of 120 million that is less then 0.5% of the players that got it. MGS is a nich game not a system seller. If MGS4 only sells to 0.5 that means it will sell about 500k copies total. Konami said they need to sell over a million copies the 1st day if they are to even think of breaking even on this game. Fable sold 2.60 million On a system will less then 25 million user base that over 10% of the player that got it. Out ot the 2 if one was a system seller it be Fable
Naa I guess, Microsoft is waiting for E3, when Sony announces price cut, then they will announce price cut for US, so they can counter the attack, with 2 exclusive titles, its really hard for Microsoft to tackle Sony this year
Microsoft do not need a price cut. The 360 is the best value The 360 has the best games available The 360 has the best online service Also Microsoft treat all markets with respect. With better value hardware/software and no games delayed/denied release. As it stands, Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party would treat European/American markets better than Sony.
No one in europe buy a 360...they sell the 360 for 200 € with GTA4 but no one cares... in europe and japan the 360 is already dead the price cut in europe didn't change nothing people prefer spend 400€ for a good hardware
Well, those +50k every week for the Ps3 says otherwise. Even though that it's like 200 cheaper.
I'm getting a PS3 and I can already tell you that it ain't for MGS4. People make MGS4 sound like Earth is going to crash into the Sun. Imagine if it fails like Hellgate London which I doubt it will, but you get the point...
way to stay on topic!?! its called a reply button use it!!
I'll use it next time if it makes you that angry.
marichuu if it make him made I say thats one less reason to use the reply button. I didnt get my ps3 of mgs4 I've own every major system since the snes and genesis. To be honest so far this gen there is very lil reason to own a ps3. Uncharted and HS were good but thats about it MGS4 will be an ok game but its nothing special. I dont care for FPS other then a couple (Bioshock, Darkness and the Jedi knights games)
I mean I will want to get a PS3 at some point only for Final Fantasy yes its strange only for 1 game but there are no other games I can say 'Wow I really gotta have that!' Until more titles are released that attract me on the platform thats when I will have more interest to eventually go get one. Also knowing Sony they will eventually bring out a slimmer version or what I am waiting on the 60gb spec back but with perhaps more hard drive space. I dont want a degraded 40gb in my room that looks tacky and cheap with painted on grey colour and logo and less USB ports and smaller hard drive and no BC. The Xbox 360 is appealling to certain people and gamers as is the PS3. Personally I find the Xbox 360 to be the best overall for what I want and thats gaming and going online.
This sucks we have to pay $120 for standard and $150 for limited edition here in Australia, that's $50 more than the average price!!! What the hell is rockstar thinking??????
god with the amount of pricecuts dnt u xbots understand that yh the hardware must be really cheap n outdated
You mean like dropping the price of the PS3 twice in the same year? Dumbass
Any good seller know this!
Dropped ball by M$. I'd love to see Sony drop price right now in time for GTA leaving M$ with no move to make, having already said no price cut. Even if it was only $50 Sony, the good publicity and the price comparison to XB would be well worth it for the next couple of weeks.
GTA4 release or not, they need to cut the price. There's not much price difference between the PS3 and 360, and the overall value of the PS3 is better when you compare price. I just don't understand Microsoft right now, its as if they are just satisfied with where they are now or just WANT to lose.
I can get 2 360's for the price of one PS3 here.
You really think M$ is going to drop the price of their console b4 people are done spending their stimulus checks? come on now, thats easy money that Sony, M$, and Nintendo are all looking to cash in on! But yeah, PS3 has always been a better value. Sure, it might be 100$ more than a 360, but when you're done paying for 2 yrs. of XBL that balances it out. Not to mention the functionality of the PS3 puts 360 to shame - psp connectivity, wifi, blu ray, web browser, bluetooth. Plus w/ Sony you're not stuck buying a bunch of cheap peripherals(a la 360's overpriced HDD's and cheap headsets). What I find the most interesting is that 360 has been out 3 years and it has less titles announced this year than PS3. If you look at their future lineup Sony also dominates 360's titles. 360 should have a lot more games out for how far along they are in their console lifespan, but right now it seems like they are stuck in a dryspot.
that's because microsoft only has 3 or 4 internal studios where as sony has 25. so once those 3rd parties decide to go multiplatform, what is 360 going to have. microsoft isn't going to keep shelling out money for every exclusive or at least not a real exclusive. the most you'll see at that point are timed exclusives. i dont understand how people dont realize this....(not you TONY but just people on this site in general, mainly the fanboys........but then again, there fanboys)
Most of PS3 line-up for this year were pushed back since launch and and last year. Who knows how many will actually make it this year. I am hoping MGS4 will be more than an interactive CG movie this time around. If the reviews show that this game is shot (9hrs), I will past on it. I have been burnt too many time buy game sites over hyping PS3 games (Lairs,RC,HS, ...). some were okay but if I had waited a few days before buying, I would have save a bunch of loot, and not but most of that crap. This year will be different. I will take the wait and see approach.
They know Sony doesn't care, as in Europe. And Japan. If they did in the states, they'd only embarrass themselves as Sony would stand still, at least long after MGS4 comes out. The only reason they dropped it in Europe was because Xbox 360 wasn't really selling.
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As proven by the previous month NPD... microsoft can still hold the xbox 360 price... Sony is being getting exclusive games... Sony won the format war and people are still buying the xbox 360 in the US... you just don't waste a price drop for no reason... Think of price drops as American Football timeouts... you save them for when you need them. Maybe if metal gear causes the PS3 to surpass the xbox 360 in sells dramatically and microsoft's exclusives like Ninja gaiden can't stop it... then I see them dropping the price.. but it seems as microsoft has a exclusive for every PS3 exclusive in sync...
just dropped the price in those two territories. if microsoft were to drop it in america, then sony would have the advantage of seeing what the price drop did for the 360 and deciding how they want to cut cost for the ps3 accordingly. to be honest, i was expecting a price cut from microsoft because sometimes it seems like they base to many of thier resources on ONE game. microsoft is making a smart move here by not cutting the price yet. there going to wait for sony to drop price and then drop thier's accordingly. but the problem is that they can ONLY drop it in america next time. sony's next price cut will be a worldwide price cut because unlike microosoft, sony has been doing good in europe and is just now starting to match microsoft in america(excluding japan) at the same time, if microsoft DID drop the price now, it could potentially take away from those gamers that wanted a ps3 for mgs4 also. because chances are that if you had a ps2 and gta, you may also like mgs. so if sony drops to 299.99 worldwide and microsoft drops....lets say 70(i dont see microsoft dropping 100)then sony will have the upper hand because having 3 regions is better then 1. and ninja gaiden 2 will not be a system seller people so dont expect that to negate mgs4 + ps3 sales. and not to mention, the game is being bundled
the elites should now be to $250
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