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Vasot02
09-30-08, 01:30 PM
With the newly new European Xbox 360 price cuts, Microsoft is pleased to gloat that Xbox 360 sales have been outselling the Playstation 3 two-to-one in European markets.

"We've seen uplift in all countries in Europe and are confident that even at this rate of growth we can keep retail satisfied with a steady supply of consoles throughout the Christmas season," said VP of Xbox Europe Chris Lewis, revealing that Chart Track pegs 360 sales in Europe to have increased 214% over the past two weeks. "This data shows that the Xbox 360 trajectory continues upwards," and continue it will. Oh yes, friends, continue it will.

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/09/30/european-360-sales-double-outsells-ps3-by-2-1/

|MaguS|
09-30-08, 01:32 PM
A massive price drop will do that. Doesn't make up for the fact that for the longest time the PS3 was outselling the X360 in Europe even at a higher price point. Heck other then in the USA the PS3 has already outsold the X360 in lifetime sales...

CaptnStubing
09-30-08, 01:40 PM
Why do people care about this stuff? I've had each of the consoles. Even if I liked one more than the other, I would not care which was selling more.

Vasot02
09-30-08, 01:50 PM
A massive price drop will do that. Doesn't make up for the fact that for the longest time the PS3 was outselling the X360 in Europe even at a higher price point. Heck other then in the USA the PS3 has already outsold the X360 in lifetime sales...

And does not make the fact that the Xbox360 will probably be the winner for another year. (except from Wii of course)

PS3 is actually only winning in Japan...

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/6581/consolesalesuj1.jpg

|MaguS|
09-30-08, 01:57 PM
other is not only Europe...

http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=33345&stc=1&d=1222801028

Buio
09-30-08, 02:13 PM
I think the 360 is pretty cheap to manufacture now, so MS have margins to cut the price a lot more if they want. So if they need to they will.

Lyme
10-01-08, 10:16 PM
If we break it down a bit, the 360 has a higher installed base in the UK http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/console-installed-base-almost-doubles-in-uk 2.3mil vs 1.4mil

As for the rest of Europe, a couple months at 2:1 sales and the PS3 could loose the lead there.

Lyme
10-02-08, 09:54 PM
Wow, console sales in Japan simply suck across the board. http://kotaku.com/5057865/first-half-of-2008-hardwaresoftware-sales-data the handhelds are doing well.

• Hardware:
Nintendo DS (DS and DS Lite)
First half of the year: 1,314,919
Total units sold: 23,484,680

PSP (PSP-1000 and PSP-2000)
First half of the year: 1,583,731
Total units sold: 10,157,757

Wii
First half of the year: 1,105,174
Total units sold: 6,800,753

PLAYSTATION 3
First half of the year: 352,457
Total units sold: 2,361,949

Xbox 360
First half of the year: 138,740
Total units sold: 741,298

crainger
10-02-08, 10:36 PM
Gaming is leaving Japan, The rest of the world especially other parts of Asia is where the new action is. These audiences want different games and different hardware.

Lyme
10-02-08, 11:41 PM
In the least it puts into perspective that there are not three major markets, only two. North America and Europe.

crainger
10-03-08, 03:22 AM
and Australia.

npras42
10-03-08, 06:05 AM
and Australia.

No.

crainger
10-03-08, 08:17 AM
::(:

I didn't wanna play any consoles anyway!

Lyme
10-03-08, 09:26 AM
::(:

I didn't wanna play any consoles anyway!

Why would anyone buy a console in Austrailia? You guys keep banning all the games, except cooking mama.

crainger
10-03-08, 12:28 PM
Solitaire was banned yesterday for promoting gambling. ::(:

npras42
10-03-08, 12:58 PM
::(:

I didn't wanna play any consoles anyway!

(whine)

betterdan
10-03-08, 05:23 PM
Solitaire was banned yesterday for promoting gambling. ::(:

:rofl

Our #1 country actually encourages gambling. ;)

Lyme
10-04-08, 01:58 AM
ooh, ahh, the 360 outsold the ps3 in September.
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE49218520081003?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

NOW IN JAPAN

Buio
10-04-08, 02:52 AM
Didn't think that was possible. Even if it's doing better than the XBox, numbers for the 360 in Japan is far from good.

|MaguS|
10-04-08, 06:54 AM
ooh, ahh, the 360 outsold the ps3 in September.
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE49218520081003?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

/looks at thread title

We knew that...

Lyme
10-04-08, 01:15 PM
/looks at thread title

We knew that...

European not Japan.

|MaguS|
10-04-08, 01:21 PM
You did not say so in your post...

Lyme
10-04-08, 08:29 PM
You did not say so in your post...

Fixed for you.

|MaguS|
10-04-08, 08:31 PM
Fixed for you.

Too late... I already seen it! You lose dood!