Torrence Davis of The Bitbag writes, "Microsoft has now responded to the NPD results. Boy do I love NPD night! Microsoft had an astounding month with over 800k in sales."
they sold alot, they should have looking at their outstanding marketing and super duper low price point. no 1 is surprised.
They rubbed it in, every way they could.
Microsoft "We only have supply issues when we don't sell well" :)
"Hahahaha suck it down sony" *kudos to those of you who spot the reference*
Good numbers, no arguing there.
They even mentioned X-play picked Fable 2 GOTY award.. LOL
I thought the xbox360 was actualy "more" expensive than the PS3? I guess people aren't forced to pay for live or buy accesories.
Sony= "We dont have supply issues because nobody wants our system."
I was already ready to commend M$ for a job well done but after seeing this response reminded me what douches they really were. All I see is "nyah nyah we beat PS3 nyah nyah!" What kind of self-respecting company is that?
Why not compare yourself against who is considered the market leader for the last 2 generations? The Xbox was the underdog and never could match Sony, despite having superior hardware last gen. Now they are doing it and letting everyone know. I agree it can be a bit douchey but I would take it as a compliment that MS uses $ony as the bar to compare themselves too.
I admit they did good this past month especially with the help of those three major release (GOW2, L4D and Fable2). Add the price point to the pack and those numbers don't seem at all surprising. Sony really needs to sell a low-end PS3 model to match the price of what the two companies are offering.
Microsoft is just merely stating the facts!!! All companies do this too. Nintendo, and Sony. This information shouldn't even matter to you... I can't stand it when people personify companies. Good for you, You know Microsoft inside and out from that press statement!! TRUE LIFE!!
the all mighty Microsoft beat the sh!t out of Fony this time.haha
* * * slow clap * * * "Record-setting software attach rate leads the industry, now at 8.1" That is a really impressive attach rate. I'm still scratching my head over reports from EA that the PS3 is selling the most software for them. It must be Europe because it's not the USA or Japan. Note to MS: All the biggest selling games you are talking about are all considered "hard core" focused(Fable 2 being the most casual). All your pure casual titles like Lips and In the Movies have bombed both sales wise and critic wise. Don't forget about your hard core base, they are your bread and butter.
I'm digging the new you Crab, you seem neutral now :) when are you getting your PS3 by the way?
Yea have to agree neutrality mode is the best mode bubbles
EDIT: Thanks guys I'm trying. Feb 09 for sure.
You got bubbles purely for dissing MS. Not for being neutral. Don't try to fit in. Be yourself
you make me wanna com back to the main site again.. Forums are getting boring
Kk, well I'm actually getting a 360 around that time so we can add eachother, Multiconsole owners FTW!
with favouring one console over the other is fine as long as you don't become a tool while you are at it. The truth is no one is really neutral. Everyone is biased one way or another. @crab. MS needs the casual market to grow but i agree that they need to keep its hardcore fanbase happy.
Nice comment Grab....Bubbles.
Here's the latest data from EA. http://i529.photobucket.com... http://i529.photobucket.com... If you take notice, the 360, in the latest quarter, sold more than the ps2 and ps3 combined. So.... yeah... the 360 is destroying the ps3 in sales for EA
Now can you get to work on some NEW games for 2009? If it weren't for valve, activision and epic your list of games would be rather small. While you may be bringing in a lot of console sales, you arn't matching the quality games on other consoles that will keep the current owners happy. edit - I know that MS tends to keeps game announces to a 6-8 month period, my post is about the fact that none of their best selling games in november were by microsoft: Gears - epic L4D - valve COD [email protected] - activision/tryarch you have fable 2 being the only in house dev team that really had something to show. I can't wait to see the next bach of games for the 360, I just want to see something more then gears 3, halo 3-odst, and other sequels for game's we've already have. I want something NEW to keep me interested.
so you're saying if it weren't for game developers, console makers wouldn't have many games..... yeah, i guess i can see the logic in that one. if the 360 keeps putting up solid hardware numbers and outstanding software numbers, game developers are going to keep pumping games out onto their system so i don't think they need to worry about games drying up.
Agreed. More AAA exclusives!! Next year the PS3 is going to start flexing it muscles with games like Killzone 2. MS better match them instead of relying on a high attach rate that they think will buy anything no matter the quality.
I disagree. Just because they don't blow their load too soon (like Sony who likes to announce way too soon to make the fans drool just to delay for a year or two) does not mean they don't have anything in the pipeline - watch and learn. They will be many surprises from MS in '09. Thinking otherwise would be foolish.
Careful Xi, this agreeing with you thing is creepin me out!
sigh^^ Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has a HUGE amount of great games introduced within the last month. 1st party/2nd Party/Multi Platform... It doesn't matter. If you own a 360 in 2008, you have an awesome game selection.... PERIOD!! "you arn't matching the quality games on other consoles that will keep the current owners happy" I am sure the current owners are quite happy!
Microsoft doesn't release a list of upcoming games anymore for the next year. It doesn't mean they won't have anything, just means they just don't do that anymore after the stuff that happened with Alan Wake. It was suppose to be out, then delayed for a long period of time. We still don't know what all Sony has besides what they gave us. So chill out, and wait for the first few months, even the first game conference to say where's the games at? Nobody here knew Ninja Blade would hit in '09 many didn't even know it existed.
While some x360 fanboys trolling on PS3 sales, YET here they are speaking about what REALLY is important, about GAMING and AA games? That should really mean something. =) Well, good luck x360 fans. ;)
Yeah same here XI, I don't want to see Rachet and Clank 4/5, Uncharted 2, Jax and daxter, killzone 2 or God of war 3 either. I want something new to keep me interested.
I know MS has many more great titles coming, and it's not just MS that's suffering from this, games that are "new" to this gen and already have sequels. Sony is already trying to rely on resistance, uncharted, gran turismo. Nintendo (as always) is relying on mario, zelda, metriod, wii ****. I just want to see those big three take more risks on unproven or unknown concepts and IP's, and stop relying on 3rd parties to do it for them.
Lets all just have a toast!.. to how micrsoft moved UNITS!! the AAA games from the 360 will come. 2009 is here and announcements will hit us hard. It's stupid to think 360 will have nothing to offer in 2009 when they had a very strong ending in 2008. NXE!!!
@Xi sorry but u make no sense.so ur saying to eliminate 3rd party devs because sony/MS doesnt do something new? logic = failz
Right. With an 8:1 software attatch rate... there will be plenty of games for the 360 this Gen. There already is... & even DLC for you favorite games if you desire.
"Outsold PS3 and PS2 combined." Really shows how strong the PS2 is still going. Amazing. I would say they have every right to be happy with the sales, but I can't get over their "I did better than you" attitude.
I don't see how that is. If Microsoft finds it necessary to mention that they outsold the PS2 in their November 2008 NPD press release, I think Sony is doing quite well for themselves with the PS2.
You do realize there is an open zone for fanboys like you right? You should definitely go there and stay there, mainly because I am tired of your blatant fanboyism and seeing your face... On-topic: Microsoft should learn to stop bashing other companies and gloating, it makes them look so unprofessional...especially when I don't see Nintendo or Sony do it (or at least not as frequent and harsh)
Leave Capital G alone, he's cute in a weird sort of way :)
I was expecting to see alot of comparisons to the PS3 in this response as MS usually do, and this was definately no exception. ps3, ps3, ps3, ps2, omg shut up MS. Sony never adresses MS even when they sell more.
the ps3 would have begin alot cheaper if it wasn't for blu-ray. Not to mention blu-ray isn't really important in gaming. I know games like killzone 2 are amazing but when xbox can do gears 2 without blu-ray, BLU-RAY IS A WASTE OF MONEY Man Im having a bad day
Blu-ray is worth it to me.
Yes blu ray is great for movies!
I know this is yesterday's news now but damn. How did I get 6 diagrees for saying that blu-ray is worth it to me?
Apparently it's not worth it to you. People know your opinion better than you do. Yay internet...
I think they talked more about Playstation then they do Xbox. We really need to leave this "everything is a direct competition" thing behind. Sony are happy to sell their 10M units a year, M$ should be happy with themselves too and focus on themselves or maybe even making some games. No one ever said only one company was allowed to make money out of gaming.
I noticed that too, they did talk a lot about the Playstation. Reminds me of how most of the Sony "Faithful" here on N4G are always talking about MS.
I disagree. Sure we discuss XB and M$ when a story is posted, but 90% of conversation on here and Gamespot where I used to post before I woke up is on PS3 and it has been for over 3 years. It doesn't matter which side you're on, EVERYONE has an opinion on PS3 and will tell you all about it at great lenghts. And look, I cant talk about PS3 without losing a bubble.
the difference is they are paid professionals paid thousands and we are just posters on a gaming site.
Thats why they get paid a lot. TO say things like that. Sony needs more people like him that talk trash. Thats what fanboys like anyway. Thats why gaming industry needs kutagari again and Phil harrison. Its fun to see the trash talking by companies. Its sad that sony doent respond. Common Sony. REspond! We need sony talking about three ring of death. Its fun to see how gamers (fanboys) take the business side of gaming too seriously.
Sony are too busy making games. Still, I'd love to see a big fat "RRoD Free" sticker on the PS3, but M$ would probably counter with a "Free RRoD" sticker.
meh who cares. what i do find funny though is that they try to rub it in but if they sell less they say they have supply issues (and the store i work in had like 15 consoles in stock room when they said that lol)
MS mentionned PS3 seven times in their report! good sales though no denial
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i really been enjoying your comments lately bubbles man, i own all 3 consoles you re definitely are going to enjoy your ps3 when you get it, make sure you pick up all the games you missed like uncharted resistance 2 ratchet and clank lbp if you like multiplayer socom and warhawk are great, and if you like achievemens your are really gonna love trophies gettin to that first platinum is gonna be fun, and dont forget the big one in feb killzone2 add me on psn BegxForxMercy and on xbox love x Beg For Mercy anybody else feel free to add me also happy holidays everyone
Go MS GO! Pawn arrogant Sony!
They couldn't do a report without mentioning the PS3 seven times in a row...lol. But still, great numbers for them.
They really came together and delivered on all aspects... They deserve to sell that much Units... 1) Price 2) Gears2, Fable 2, Left4dead 3) NXE good stuff...
That's a lot of consoles shifted in North America.
is what you call a movement... *note* screw the wii, we arent kids
didn't you say the same crap this time last year??? just play your games and stop acting your age kid. Now disagree with me in a effort to hurt me..
@cmbre so far it has lasted 2 years :D
200K in NA this year at 1/2 the price. It will not last. When all is said and done. PS3 top again because its the only console that will last more than 5 years.
bi*** slapping sony every YR never gets old
listen the month that either 360 or PS3 sells over 2 million dollars I will eat my hat. On youtube for anyone to see. 2mill consoles in one month is flocking ludicrous. Screw you MS and SONY, says Nintendo!!!