WalMart saw sales increase over 400% week on week due to one day of $100 Gift Card promotion
people buy it more? Thats INSANE! How about having a 400% increase with *just* a price drop MS?
Lulz. Walmart. Who would have though, huh ?
Like they did when they went from $400 Elite to $300 elite? Welcome to a couple months ago.
It was only 10 per store so how would it have that dramatic an effect?
June of 08, MGS 4, released as a pack-in & Wal-mart gave customers a $100 gift card for the purchase of a PS3 with or without MGS 4 as a pack-in. That's a $160 value.
A $129 Arcade might even outsell the Wii for a few months.
@ Stanlee True. Some Wal-Mart's got more some got less. But there are a lot of Wal-Marts (Wal-Mart is global). So if they all sold 10 then that's a pretty big number still. They probably sold close to 200k systems in the US alone.
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great news for MS. That was a heck of a deal. I can't wait to see what Black Friday brings. Kudos to all that picked up a 360.
Funny how vgchartz is a reliable source of information when it comes to good news for the PS3. But for the Wii or 360 we get "lulz vgchartz"
"Preliminary VGChartz estimates" - LMFAO!!!
Whether they offer good or bad PS3 news. By the way, is it 400% increase for just Walmart? It would make more sense. We'll see how much effect it had on the weekly sales.
Why they just cut the price, they are fooling around with this promotions and the rebate from last month
the likelihood of house fires has just risen by 400%
Wal-Mart should have this promotion for the Wii and the PS3 next. My garage is stuffed with their 360 deals waiting to be delivered on ebay. Now if those 2 consoles also gets this treatment.. Merry Christmas to me~
The 150k lead done with the hype of the PS3 Slim and price cut is no more. 360 will outsell that TurdStation 3 this year.
at least the PS3 worldwide sales won't be quite as far ahead this week. this certainly shows the value of the 360
Any Higher and it's not worth purchasing. LOL In essence you have to pay people to buy a 360 LOL!
bu bu bu.... I got out of things to say in favor of 360!!!
Dude seriously! You either have a horrible speech impediment, or you're just retarded!
for $99 xbox is profitable. 2000% increase in sales for $299 ps3 is NOT profitable ... just adding to the $4.7 billion loss ... it's probably over $5 billion already ....
you figure there is about 1500 stores in NA and this was for NA alone i'd say this did a good job. that day alone they sold an average of 22500 units. that isn't bad but in the end it really wont ake a difference till black friday rolls around. by then i'm sure both Companies will have sold plenty xbox and PS3's around that time.
Try around 25 per store sold and 3600 stores...
This is kind of cool, it shows walmarts growth up till 2006 http://projects.flowingdata... As of 2006 there were nearly 3200 walmarts in the states
That sale generated >50% of the overall weekly sales for the 360 (90k Walmart vs 170k total).
Not all WalMart stores had 15. I went to get one Saturday morning and there were only 4 available for our entire store. I got there at 7:30 and was about 24th in line. Needless to say, shoulda slept in. Grr my 360 launch model E74'd 2 weeks ago. That's ok though, Uncharted 2 and MW2 will keep my mind off not having one.
WalMart is so powerful. 0_0
Wow desperation from M$ once again, soon they will be giving tokens for a free 360 on cereal boxes
cost $4.7 billion
Sony didn't lose 4.7 billion dollars in one year, moron. lmao, let's make stuff up now http://www.guardian.co.uk/t... http://www.videogamesblogge... http://digg.com/gaming_news... http://gizmodo.com/5015483/... You might want to make yourself an "9 billion and counting" avatar for the Xbox brand, lmao
And Sony lost 4.7 billion in three. Microsoft has been profitable for two years now. Old news and nice try.
"Xbox 360 sales increase 400% at Walmart following Gift Card promo Wow desperation from M$ once again, soon they will be giving tokens for a free 360 on cereal boxes" ps3 price cut was desperation from sony? or the slim?? this is called marketing
please stop it.. or post it under the rumors section where it belongs.. badjoystiq maybe as well
Vgchartz is considered bs unless it says ps3 is ahead
Stop with the anti-Vgchartz comments. Please, it gets tiring.
No because their #'s are wrong. When Vgchartz gets their numbers right then maybe they won't be hated on so much.
Correction: VGChartz is bullshit.
So what do you expect? Do you want vgchartz to be 100% accurate, down to every single system sold from every single store across the world? Including the single one sold in Antarctica that no one can possibly track? Because I will tell you this, no one can track sales 100%. I've heard NDP doesn't include some retailers such as Wal-Mart. Hence, does that make it wrong as well because it isn't 100% accurate? Also, what vgchartz does is FORECASTING. As a result, they are not 100% accurate. You may say that's why it sucks, well I will tell you that ALL companies do forecasting. And, do you think they ever get their forecasting to match their actual sales 100%? Other examples include IDC, which track PC hardware sales amongst other things. Are they 100% right with their predictions? Hell no. They've been off due to unforeseen conditions happening in the market. Same thing applies to vgchartz. They can't take into account all factors that might pop up. So, try and understand what vgchartz IS, before you make a claim.
@carlton Yes there numbers are not 100% accurate because they are estimates! Most people think vgchartz is bullshit because their numbers are lower than what all 3 companies say they are. However vgchartz report sold to consumer whilst all 3 companies report sold to retailers (shipped). That is where the discrepency lies.
When you guys can put in the work that VG Chartz does and be able to track console and software sales like they do then I'd think you'd deserve a paycheck for it. Seriously, stop with the anti-VGC comments. Nobody here can say that they'd do a better job.
Name me one legitimate company that recognizes vgchartz just one
NY Times Once again you seem to miss that they are estimations that are adjusted when the official numbers from the big 3 are released. They are usually quite accurate and only small adjustments are needed. Its a free resource, whats your beef? Would you rather pay $20,000 a month to NPD to find the figures?
Hey if Square Enix is using VGChartz in their presentations for estimations, then they must be doing something right.
Naughty Dog is following VGChartz on Twitter. Tell me why would ND follow them?
Buy an Xbox 360 for $200, get $100 back. So pretty much, you'll be buying an Xbox 360 for $100. Which is a hell of a deal. It's no surprise the sales increased.
So walmart sold only four 360s? Not much of a deal since you get nothing with the arcade. The arcade is M$s replacement system for idiots who won't wait for M$ to repair their red ringed consoles. So they just buy these SD resolution, wired, hdd-less craboxes
What do you mean SD resolution? It's the same xbox as the elite, down to the HDMI connection. And also they come with wireless controllers. So, shows how much you know while talking trash. Oh yeah, and they come with a free retail game and 6 arcade games.
Buy one get one free. It's the same deal lol
so true, lol
This was expected, i mean you're getting an xbox 360 for $100.
But NA alone is not enough for the 360, I expect PS3 to be ahead of the 360 WW by 50k regardless, down 40k from the week before. Next week its back to normal with PS3 100k above the 360 world wide again, the holiday bumps are coming and I expect PS3 to dominate. On average the PS3 have not dropped below 280k per week since the Slim launched, so the 360 will need more than a $100 Arcade to compete with the $299 PS3 which spells bad for MS. If you have to drop the price of your unit below $100 ($200 below PS3) in order to compete, then what will you do when the PS3 is $200? give the 360 away for free?
exactly how does this prove that the Arcade is the top seller for the 360? All it proves is that with a hundred dollar gift card this becomes the better deal regarding the 360.
ps3 is done now :)
When you can buy a 360 and a PS3 for 400 bucks then you have a freaking good deal.
Great comment, and yeah it's true.
If they did this with the PS3, I'm pretty sure the same thing would have happened. People like when things are less expensive. It might have swayed people who were on the fence to finally get one. If you shop at Wal-Mart frequently, it's like $100 off the system. A very good deal, if you ask me.
it cost more than a elite 200 with that 100 dollars 160 goes to ard drive
The elite costs $300...so Arcade + 120gbHD = $260. But hey, don't let a complete lack of math knowledge stop you from posting stupid sh[t online.
Taken from the article. "Preliminary VGChartz estimates " This guy is GUESSING.
Like I mentioned above, the whole purpose of vgchartz is to FORECAST. It says it explicitly in their objective and mission, which is to provide estimates of what the sales numbers will be. Also refer to my above comment for more details about why vgchartz isn't crap like some people make it out to be.
I disagree Chaos Striker if that is what is MEANT by the article, then the TITLE SHOULD BE VGCHARTS ESTIMATES A 400% INCREASE AT WALMART because NO WHERE in the ARTICLE does it state it has been confirmed...
Not taking anything away from xbox360 sales, but it would not be unreasonable to assume the kmart sales also took away sales from other stores also, like gamestop for example. Just a shift of where the xbox360 is purchased.
We all know that the only sales increases that matter are for the PS3 at Amazon. Everyone else gets increases through acts of desperation.
The deal was also on line with Amazon.com and Walmart.com, they sold a ton. Even today the Arcade all by itself is #6, add all three SKUs and I'm sure they would be very close to #1. And the PS3 slim wasn't a act of desperation!!!
VG Chartz = garbage Wait for the NPD/company numbers. I remember when all you N4G fanboys tried using VG Chartz for the PS3 numbers too. Comon guys, they're always off
is where poor people shop. nothing but the truth.