VGChartz: "Can the Xbox 360 overtake the Nintendo Wii and the PlayStation 2 in the UK, and in the process become the highest selling home console in the country of all time?"
Could be close between PS2 and 360, but I think it will do it in the end.
Strange that it's so popular in the UK but not the rest of Europe.
Why news like this always get a lot of sarcastic comments hiding a severe case of butthurt!? Sales dont matter to you neither the xbox. Thats two topics you dont care about yet the n4g crowd felt the need to share their wisdom with everybody!
WoW A good read. So the 360 doesnt only sell well in the US then.
the 360 sells everywhere besides japan
I think it sells well in most English speaking countries.
US and UK are it's strongest territories. Europe as a whole PS3>360 by usually 100k weekly
Yeah, the Sony branding is really strong in Europe (at least it used to) as well consumers there have a very strong brand loyalty. In Japan, there is no question Japanese tends to buy Japanese products. That said, the Xbox 360 problems in Japan extends beyond just nationalism, although it is the biggest problem for MS.
@gamingdroid Hey hows it going? extends beyond nationalism? What other factors contributes to the 360's issues in japan other than software? Just curious..
@kreate There are several things I can identify: * Although MS put in massive resources, the stylistic design of the console isn't appealing to Japanese. The big @ss power brick? Although the Xbox 360 is some ways smaller than the PS3, it feels bigger. Japanese like small items. The smaller the better. * As you mentioned software. * Playstation/Nintendo heritage is very strong in Japan (apart from nationalism). It's like asking Detroit, MI (home of General Motors) residents to buy a Toyota car. * Botched launch with poor launch titles suited for Japan (albeit this isn't MS fault as several key titles slipped). * Proper advertising. From what I can tell, it doesn't seem to me MS advertising properly relates to the Japanese audience. However, the main thing is really the nationalism. The Japanese will never open up to a foreign console unless there is no "real" national competitor and console industry in Japan. Competing in that environment you not only face stiff competition, but also a very biased view of your product. Imagine selling a product that is at the outset negatively viewed.
Really u trust vg lol kill me now. But really worrying about sales is getting beyond now... You should be worrying about what new games are coming for Xbox...
Non Kinect wise it's just alan wake & halo 4 right?
I suppose people that only play AAA exclusives core games have a limited selection... us others, have plenty to chooses from next year.
Enjoy mediocrity, then, I guess.
@SilentNegotiator So multi-platform games are mediocre now? Wow! I'm sure they weren't when they were exclusive! /s
Edited 23 hours ago. You originally said "AAA core games"
Let me see... I edited 23 hour ago, and you posted 9 hours ago long after I'm able to edit my post. You must have misread it.
360 got the two biggest regions on lock
PS3 outsells the 360 WW for the 4th year in the row, cue the 360 articles as the best selling console.
It's the Xbox-live affect, the online is superior, the PS3 is a great console though, it's just the online is not quite there yet, it plays great but is let down by the comms.
The 360 outselling a 12 year old console? wow, the 360 Still has about 200 Million to catch up to the Almighty PS2!
Interesting how the 360 passing a last gen console in sales matters, but the PS3 passing the 360 at some point this gen won't ever matter. I suppose it all depends on who's writing the story????
It is a mindblowing success for MS. Nobody would have expected something like that 5 years ago. It is only a question of time when continental Europe will be 360 country as well. All of our entertainment is American or British. Movies, Music and books. So why not gaming? If MS gets the same services to Europe and actually starts marketing them, the next Xbox should be in a good starting position.
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