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Old 03-19-08, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default MS drops the price of the 360 in the uk (europe) sales rise

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As expected, MS drops the price, the 360 sells better. 40% better, in the UK alone.
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Old 03-19-08, 02:18 AM   #2
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From what I heard they needed to drop it, the PS3 has been selling great. The 40gb version is really popular here. Though I doubt many know it's a neutered version of the 20s and 60s.
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Old 03-19-08, 02:49 AM   #3
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The last time XBox 360 outsell PS3 in the UK was week end 29 December 2007 but next week end 5 January 2008 saw PS3 outsell Xbox 360 now entered 11th week in a row that caused Microsoft worried and decided to cut the price. We shall see next week end 22 March 2008 whether Xbox 360 finally outsell PS3 after 11 weeks.
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Old 03-19-08, 02:53 AM   #4
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Ms should just release a cheap blu-ray player and it would top all the charts easily!
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I dunno about easily. The PS3 has it's builtin. An addon drive? I dunno. A bit of mucking around for most people.
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I dunno about easily. The PS3 has it's builtin. An addon drive? I dunno. A bit of mucking around for most people.
Heh you're right, but I still want a blu-ray addon for the xbox360! ^^ So hurry up ms!
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Ms should just release a cheap blu-ray player and it would top all the charts easily!
Is it any wonder why the 360 sells 4x more software per console than the PS3. Everyone is using it as a Blu-Ray player instead of a game console.
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I'm enjoying my brand new "falcon" Xbox 360.

No, it wasn't because of the price drop that I decided to purchase a new one. Simply, my 2nd Xbox 360 (manufacture date 15/1/2006) decided it was time to visit the scrapyard. This time Microsoft was nice enough to send me a Falcon. I wonder if this one will last till the new 45 nm units will reach the market !

Oh well, I'm not gonna loose my sleep over it. As long as Microsoft sends me free, brand new replacements
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Is it any wonder why the 360 sells 4x more software per console than the PS3. Everyone is using it as a Blu-Ray player instead of a game console.
Aren't blu-rays technically software? To be fair the 360 does have 4 times the userbase anyway though, as far as i know game sales in europe between the two are much closer even though ps3 games usually cost more here.
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Aren't blu-rays technically software? To be fair the 360 does have 4 times the userbase anyway though, as far as i know game sales in europe between the two are much closer even though ps3 games usually cost more here.
That was 4x as many title per console, rather than 4x games overall (as a whole).
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To be fair the 360 does have 4 times the userbase anyway though
About 2x as many sold, not 4x. But there are more good games available on the 360, although its changing now as PS3 is getting more and more good stuff.
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