Xbox 360 Not Wanted As Much As Wii/PS3 Amongst Teens For Holiday

Xbox 360 Not Wanted As Much As Wii/PS3 Amongst Teens For Holiday Earlier today we reported on the Game Crazy 2009 games wishlist survey here at Blend Games. In addition to the games wishlist, Game Crazy also released data on a console wishlist as well, and it appears that tweens and teens have very little interest in the Xbox 360, or rather, none at all.

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rCrysis3330d ago (Edited 3330d ago )

every tween who's ever wanted a 360 already has one. i myself, couldn't hold myself from buying one to play halo 3 back then

zeeshan3330d ago

I think it would be easy for teenagers to convince their parents to get a PS3 because it is an all-in-one entertainment package. Comes with BluRay, Wifi and has a great lineup of video games!

chaosatom3330d ago (Edited 3330d ago )

-has better exclusives games.
-Some of the exclusive xbox games are now transferring to PS3.
-People don't want to pay $50 for online.
-People don't want to deal with shoddy hardware.
-Halo and Gears audience already bought a 360.

Games on Xbox can sell a lot, but not the hardware itself.

presto7173330d ago

I might still be getting a 360 though. Probably when the next gen starts, and it gets to like 99 bucks or something.

darthv723330d ago

Some of your points are valid and others are just opinion. Overall when they were different prices I wouldnt have been surprised at 360 selling better than ps3. Now that they are equally priced I feel ps3 will sell more this holiday. I dont even count the arcade as a viable sku in this.

MS is fighting in two rings at the same time. Low end Arcade vs the Wii for the same price. High end elite vs ps3 slim for the same price.

MS is the middle of a double stuffed oreo.

pharmd3330d ago

oh boy.... in comes the defense force.... lol

it only makes sense though... i mean cmon, it only does EVERYTHING!

IdleLeeSiuLung3330d ago

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 still snuck onto the list as a favorite-pick among some males between 11 and 17 years of age, along with the expensive add-on pack known as Halo 3: ODST."


Is it really necessary to label it an "expensive add-on pack".

Apart from that, don't we always hear this every year. Both Sony and Nintendo has much stronger brand recognition so this is no surprise. Also, I can't seem to find the actual survey information on gamecrazy's site.... They didn't properly link it.

soxfan20053330d ago (Edited 3330d ago )

So, I guess the 360 is more popular with gamers in their 20's and 30's.

After all, if teens and tweens supposedly have no interest in the 360, who is buying the hundreds of thousands of 360's every month?

WenisWagon3330d ago

That is because the prepubescent teens want the ps3 and wii, while the big boys play with the Xbox 360.

Sarcasm3330d ago

"oh boy.... in comes the defense force.... lol "

LMAO I think it's hilarious after you said that, the two right below you come spinning in.

gaffyh3330d ago

@Idle - I hate it when people say that just because you don't like ODST you're biased against 360? A LOT of people don't like ODST and think it was an expensive add on. Think about how much content there was, and now think about how much of it was actually new? They just repackaged it and sold a small campaign for $60. 100% Genuine truthful fact.

XxZxX3330d ago

I'm very surprise, teen dont care about media capability, all they care about is playing games with their friends which xbox 360 deliver. Maybe parent with multiple kids are not happy with $50 per person each year, and they found out PS3 is free. so might as well pushes PS3 to the kids.

Wii is a huge popular trend. It's cool to get a Wii at home if you are not a hardcore gamer among teens. So Microsoft cant compete with that.

Darkstorn3329d ago

The Xbox 360 is a great console, but it's time has come and gone. Now dawns the age of the Playstation 3 (that is, when the gimmick that is the Wii finally dies).

Darkstorn3329d ago

My parents never had any interest in the media functionality of the PS3, and now they think it was a waste of money because I told them it was 'in HD.' The thing is, we don't have an HDTV (*eye roll). My point is, parents these days need lots of convincing.

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sikbeta3329d ago

Those "Only Does Everything" Ads work very well XD

Now Teens want to make a big jump with the Ps3 because is affordable, Blu-Ray Disc and the immense variety of games are a real Plus, they can safely say to their parents that they're not gonna pay $50 per year to play online and they are more tech friendly, they know more stuff than their parents so is more easy to convince them and they don't want to get RROD/ jk

A Kid/Teen/Individual who got a PS2 will buy a PS3 because he knows the games available on the PS2 that got sequels on the PS3 will never be released on another console, is a logical fact that a person who play GOW + GOW2 and love those games, will want to play GOW3 and is not over here because at same time he will enjoy new games he never experimented before

Playstation owner knows pretty well those facts, even in 2006 when everyone said, PS3 has no games a real Playstation owner knew from the begining that was an small issue, look now how great is the line-up of games only available on PS3

Darkstorn3329d ago

There's no denying that the PS3 has great games, but many of the franchises that were exclusive on PS2 (Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry, etc.) went multiplat this gen. I actually think that's a big reason the 360 sold so well over the past couple years - gamers were anticipating more games to go the 360 and Wii.

CrazzyMan3329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

And with incoming:
The Last Guardian
Gran Turismo 5
God of War 3
Heavy Rain

It will be just amazing time to be PS3 owner. PLAY b3yond, it only does everything!

sikbeta3329d ago

You are right, but Playstation owners tend to associate those games that now are multiplat with the brand they own, is like saying, gear3 for wii (to not get the fanboys mad) it can't be fully associated with that console and everyone will think in xbox first than other option

leyego3329d ago

guess some ppl can't go 2 hours without repeating the same damn list over and over, heres looking at u ^^^^^.

ps3 is now cheap, affordable, and has some of this gens biggest and best games. only fanboys would say other wise. ps2 had the best games (other then the snes), so its kinda obivious that that ps3 will carry the torch so to speak.

p.s. wheres my suikoden 6 already?

Jaces3329d ago

We'll...last time I checked MS was bundling Lego Indiana Jones and Kung-fu Panda, obviously not ment for those in their 20's and 30's....right?

Foliage3329d ago

Anyone who has turned 10 no longer wants a 360.

Anon19743329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

First off, hanging around with 18-19 year olds...*shudder* I swear to god I was never that young.

Secondly, they're all gamers but most of them already have PS3's. If they don't, they want them but being students that might not happen anytime soon. A few still game on the 360, but I haven't talked to anyone that wasn't looking forward to getting a PS3 as soon as finances allow. Other than that I only know one other person with a 360 other than myself in my circle of thirty-something friends and he just bought a PS3 2 months ago.

Wii's? Nada. I haven't met a single person in my classes that games on the Wii. Most just scoff at the idea.

So, who's buying all those Wii's? I'd be interesting to see the demographics.

zeeshan3329d ago

@Darkstorn: I understand but sooner or later, they'll be buying an HDTV and as soon as they do, they'll realize what a great investment it really was but unless you have an HDTV, you are right. It must be hard to convince the parents.

My point was that now since Xbox360 and PS3 are on the same price (is the mail-in rebate offer by M$ finished?), it'll be easier for kids to convince their parents to get a PS3 instead of 360.

DaTruth3329d ago

I only know one teen. He has more PS2 games then I ever had, but all his friends have a 360 and so he only wants a 360. Doesn't matter that GOW3 is only on PS3 and he has both GOW's, all he talks about is Modern Warfare bundle. Not like I sit around trying to convince him or even tried at all, just stating that what your friends have is generally the most convincing choice!

MNicholas3329d ago

but 3 years of market data shows, very clearly, that the 360 pulls, by a significant margin, the least demand in the market.

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Sonyslave33330d ago

Fail MW2 is the most wanted game this holiday guess what consoles it selling the most on xbox 360 lol.

Theoneneo813330d ago

ok thats one good game coming out for the 360 for the holidays.

callahan093330d ago

Yeah, but if you don't have either console and you want one for Christmas, they're not going to choose a console based on Modern Warfare 2 considering it's available on both consoles. If they want a PS3, they'll ask for a PS3 and MW2 on the PS3. Simple as that.

PirateThom3330d ago

A generic FPS selling well on 360?!


Biggunz3330d ago

XBots will soon be on the endangered species list.

DK_Kithuni_713330d ago

I'm sorry you didn't get the memo. Only complete losers have the Xbox 360. It has NO games.

InfectedDK3330d ago

Well... I guess it has nothing to do with the Uncharted 2 sales at all or am I totally wrong? Ofc. I'm not wrong! PS3 2009 = AAA titleS.. Xbox360 2009 = AAA title.. No wonder it sells..! Get your facts straight!

Bathyj3330d ago

Maybe those parent buying consoles and MW2 will get the PS3 when they find out they have to pay extra just to play online a game they already bought.

You make be right EXISTING XB owners will buy more copies than EXISTING PS3 owners, but I hardly think its going to push hardware. Not to anyone with brains anyway.

No ones been waiting 3 years to get an Xbox and suddenly MW2 is the game that tips them over. Thats too funny.

PS3 is simply a better buy now, in everyway. Content, value, reliability.

paradigmfellow3330d ago

it is also comming to the ps3 as well. You lost your argument before it began

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Feral Gamer3330d ago

What do teens know, anyway? :)

Sorry, couldn't help myself. Hey, if any of you teens get a 360 and don't want one, send it to me. I would like to try Mass Effect and Alan Wake, whenever it gets released.

WildArmed3330d ago

Mass Effect is one game every gamer needs to play. on PC or 360. you MUST play it lol

presto7173330d ago

No offence, but I played Mass Effect on my pc, and felt it was overrated crap. I just found it so lack luster and uninteresting. Anyway thats just my opinion though.

DonCorneo3330d ago

mass effect 2 will be better on the pc.

Sarcasm3330d ago

"Mass Effect is one game every gamer needs to play. on PC or 360. you MUST play it lol "

I like Mass Effect, but nobody's going to die if they didn't play that one.

Boty3329d ago

You know, the best time to hire someone is when there a teen and know everyting. lol.

Darkstorn3329d ago

Lots of hate for Mass Effect. The reason I got a PS3 was because all the good 360 games were on PC as well, and I played Mass Effect on my PC and loved it. It's a very good game, but I wouldn't purchase a console over it.

WildArmed3329d ago

I found the game to have a fresh taste to it.
I didnt everyone to like it, but its a game I'd say everyone has to try. Ofc, other franchises like MGS, Zelda, Fable, God of war.. etc etc deserve the same status.

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Killzonegamer843330d ago

The 360 is slowly losing its popularity.. I went to Best buy today to pick up Ratchet and Clank and Tekken 6.. Saw 2 people carrying PS3s to the check out counter, a guy behind me was also buying Ratchet and Clank, in the PS3 games section there was me and 4 other people looking at PS3 games while only 2 other people in the 360 games section looking at games.

I think from here on out the PS3 will be seen as the console of choice for true gaming while the 360 has peaked in my opinion.

Nitrowolf23330d ago (Edited 3330d ago )

lol you know what i been noticing lately? wen i go to rent games and movies, before wen i went to the ps3 section it was only me and like 4 other people in the 360 and wii section. Now that changed the other day i rented borderland and notice like 5 people in the ps3 section. Same at my walmart.

EDITED: lol and you know what before i thought i was lucky to be the only one here in my town to have a ps3, no games sold out, no waiting for rental to returns. Now wen i tried to rent Ninja gaided sigma 2 and say it was gone i was like WTF NOOOOOO!!!!!

blackpanther253330d ago

and i wanted to get uncharted 2 from toysrus with the 2 for 1 deal. Usually nobody buys ps3 games here and all of a sudden Uncharted 2 was completely sold out toysrus. I was so pissed cause i could have bought it online like a week ago with the deal.

Sarcasm3330d ago

It's strange though considering how there's Xbox360 EVERYWHERE and it's still not doing as well as it should. There's friggin Xbox360 ads while eating at McDonalds for cryin' out loud. TV ads, it's in movies, tv shows, mall ads, it's everywhere!

boodybandit3329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

and TRU was sold out of Uncharted 2 here as well. I ordered it online the same day but got an email an hour later aying they were on backorder. I received the 2 other games 3 days after I placed my order but UC2 arrived in the mail yesterday.

Good thing I got it from Gamefly to hold me over until it got here. TRU only had enough for their stores (at least that is what they told me at the 2 stores in my area) and they ran out before I got there.

I took advantage of Best Buys 3 for 2 deal online today. I purchased R&C:ATIC, Tekken 6 and Forza 3 online at 9am, went to the local Best Buy at 10am, went to the CS desk, gave them my order number and walked out with them 1 minute later.

I hope Best Buy does the 3 for 2 deal again next year.

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Pwee3330d ago

Yeah most people brought a 360 to begin with, but some are now upgrading to PS3, Few I know.