James Rivington reports for Tech.co.uk on 23 Oct 2007:
PS3 sales have seen a huge spike since the console's big price cuts early this month. The European reduction in the cost of the 60GB PS3 and the introduction of the £299 40GB one has sent Sony's baby screaming up the console league table.
At the same time, Xbox 360 sales crashed through the floor; Microsoft managed to shift just 37,303 of them in that week.
Does this latest news suggest a significant shift in the fortunes of the ongoing console war?
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It looks to me like the Xbox 360 needs more games. I know that the PS3 has gotten a bad rap for not having the software support that it needs, but the 360's holiday lineup isn't exactly looking pristine, either. I have Halo 3, and it is a good game. I'm looking forward to Mass Effect, too. But what else is there?
Microsoft needs to step it up. They need to cut the price even further considering the box is now two years old and they need to put out some killer software. And it wouldn't hurt to further cut prices on older titles, too. There's no reason why Gears of War should still be $60, no matter how good it is.
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after halo3 surge. They sold a sh*tload of consoles last month. This is just downtime before the holidays.
We all know this site is riddled with fanboys, but truth be told (admit it or not) .. NEITHER CONSOLE has flopped. And guess what kids .. NEITHER WILL.
Of course the PS3 is hot right now ... it JUST PUSHED OUT the cheaper 40 GIG model. It is the same as the 360 topping when Halo 3 was pushed out. Then you will also see the sales level out or even drop. Not because it is a FLOP, but because everyone who wants one and was waiting for this price drop will be after buying it. I don't see folks running out and buying a PS3 (same as a copy of Halo 3) each and every week to keep sales very high. I mean think about it .....
But to call either a true success or a flop is just plane face ignorance. If you want true numbers, wait till each console is out for the 5 year mark, go back and review and then see how it turned out. Now who will win ???? Who knows and who cares. But I will tell you this .. "NEITHER WILL BE A FLOP"
I really wish folks would get over this fanatical, to the death fanboy attitude toward their console. I mean if you go by this sites antics, you would never be able to have PS3 and XBOX 360 fans in the same room for fear of them killing each other.
Now how stupid is that.