Re: To all the XBOX haters
- From: The alMIGHTY N <natlee75@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 09:12:31 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 27, 9:13 am, Smelly socks <swam_mol...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 27, 11:09 am, Jordan <lu...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 26, 8:02 pm, Dream_Shad...@xxxxxxxxx (Dream Shadow) wrote:
but even with the PS3 out selling the 360 by a whole whopping ( sarcasm
) 32,000 units, the 360 is still so far ahead of the PS3 by almost 7
million units...so, you do the math and see how long it will take for
the PS3 to catch up...
At a rate of 32,000 units per week it would take 218.75 weeks (a
little over 4 years) to make up a 7 million unit gap.
1. VGChartz are very much overestimating sales of every console in
North merica right now.
They overshot the official results from NPD by over 140k last month,
so you can immediately deduct about 30% of their NA figures for the
360 for February.
Why? You've got to learn to be patient. There won't be any seismic
shifts in the "console war" within the next few weeks after which the
NPD numbers will come out.
Have you been able to somehow verify that VGChartz's numbers are 100%
accurate in Europe and Japan? Where are the links to these other
2. The 360's lead right now, according to VGchartz (who have
overestimated the 360s sales by some degree) is 6.87m.
In September 28th 2007, that lead was 7.06m. So in 4 months the 360
has lost 200k from it's lead, according to VGchartz.
MOST of those sales were lost during the weeks from mid-december to
3. Those figures PrivatePrivate's new ID posted DO NOT INCLUDE JAPAN!
The PS3s lead will be closer to 50k after that.
Correct on the 50k comment but I'm not sure what figures you're
referring to regarding the exclusion of Japan...
For the week ending February 16, the hardware totals are as follows:
- 360 79,204
- PS3 80,214
- 360 4,242
- PS3 19,774
- 360 46,409
- PS3 76,306
- 360 129,855
- PS3 176,294
The totals for the previous week (ending February 9) were 139,510 for
the 360 and 180,464 for the PS3, which translates to a 6.9% drop for
the 360 and a 2.3% drop for the PS3.
As expected, the sales of software for both consoles also dropped
during this time period, but interestingly enough, the drop for PS3
software was much more pronounced - 244,389 (-23%) vs. the 360's
4. On an average of 150k lead to the PS3 every month from now until
the 360 gets it's stock levels back up (june according to M$), you can
expect the 360 to lose a further 600-750k from that lead, leaving it
at just over 6 million lead.
Certainly a possibility. The February numbers will help verify this.
5. Inevitably the release of MGS4 will see significant sales boosts in
Japan, Europe and the US from April, so that may add a fruther
300k-1million to that lead.
It's good to see you even-headed in your estimates for once. 1 million
sales as a combination of existing monthly sales lead and the release
of Metal Gear Solid 4 is not an unreasonable number, especially
considering the newly announced bundle, which is a pretty good deal
for fans of the MGS series who haven't bought into the system yet.
6. GTAIV is not a 360 exclusive, and the extra content is worthless
as selling point until it is actually released, and that wont even
start until the last quarter of the year...
The extra content is hardly worthless. The first of the two exclusive
episodic downloads will arrive in August according to Microsoft and
Take Two. Most people will not be finished with the GTA IV campaign by
then so people aren't expecting new episodes a month after launch.
When people see that they can either get the Xbox 360 version with by
far the biggest set of downloadable content of any current generation
game thus far or the Playstation 3 version with absolutely no
downloadable content, many will go with the Xbox 360.
But like all your XBOT bretheren, you'l find a way of dismising
everything thatmight look like a win for Sony.....
/awaits line by line multi-page reply from aLMIGHT TEXT.
Actually, the number of letters in our posts is near even.
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