360 Price Cut Sells Tons More Consoles

Funny that

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The latest ChartTrack data clearly shows that Microsoft’s recent price slashing on the Xbox 360 has led directly to a notable increase in sales. What an AMAZING coincidence!

Microsoft is celebrating a 260% rise in UK sales since the recent price reductions and the launch of the Xbox 360 Elite.

What with the monster that is Halo 3 arriving later this month, to be followed soon after by Project Gotham Racing 4, Mass Effect and a veritable slew of AAA-Christmas titles, it’s clearly going to be a good Chrimbo for Microsoft in the UK this year.

Dan Cornelius, UK marketing manager for Xbox 360, said of the new £179.99 price for the Core model, "From a strategic point of view, this price point gives us an entry level that broadens our consumer base. If you look at the PS3, it's quite a lot of money for your average family."

Cornelius then had a pop at Sony for forcing consumers to "foot a huge bill for technology they don't need" and, on Nintendo, added that, "Wii is tapping into a different consumer".

"With the launch of Elite and these price drops, the delta between Xbox 360 and PS3 in terms of value for money gets broader…It certainly puts us in a better position than our competitors going into the Christmas market."

Source: MCV


Comments

hollywooda 7 Sep 2007 11:39
1/12
Duuhhh, see sony that's how it works.....(fcuking idiots).
bertybassett 7 Sep 2007 12:37
2/12
couldn't agree more.

Sony need 2 things and fast

1) a descent price cut of at least £150.

2) Some dam games and some AAA+++ exclusives

I think it is time for both as your console won't make it to next XMAS without them
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Joji 7 Sep 2007 12:53
3/12
Told you this would happen, but of course it makes god damn sense that Sony are too blind to see. Its a shame they can't see that PS3 will die a slow and worse death, the longer they keep that price high. If Sony don't cut that Ps3 price before Halo 3 hits, things will get doubly worse.

360 and Wii catalogue of games are too strong PS3 this xmas. Better luck next time ,Sony.
tyrion 7 Sep 2007 13:38
4/12
hollywooda wrote:
Duuhhh, see sony that's how it works.....(fcuking idiots).

Hmm, new console that fans will buy, drop in price across the board bringing in new owners and the 2nd best selling game ever on the platform all in a couple of weeks?

I would have expected more than two and a bit times the sales off the back of that lot.
hollywooda 7 Sep 2007 14:44
5/12
Ohh tyrion!.... there you are, to defend the honor of your beloved PS3!!... your like sony's knight in shining armour!.... once Halo 3 is released & chrimbo time comes the 360 will rocket, no doubt the PS3 will do well...(thought i'd get that in before you cry) but they could of had it so easy, nevermind there's always next generation.....(thats when the developers will finally start making some good PS3 games)...
deleted 7 Sep 2007 15:58
6/12
tyrion wrote:
hollywooda wrote:
Duuhhh, see sony that's how it works.....(fcuking idiots).

Hmm, new console that fans will buy, drop in price across the board bringing in new owners and the 2nd best selling game ever on the platform all in a couple of weeks?

I would have expected more than two and a bit times the sales off the back of that lot.


Tyrion you speak sense alot of the time, but you have to accept that the PS3 is suffering in so many ways, PR idiots, Games Libary, Delays, Price etc etc, and this price drop is a big kick in teeth for Sony and two and a bit sales is better than sonys current sales? is it not?
tyrion 7 Sep 2007 18:39
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haritori wrote:
Tyrion you speak sense alot of the time, but you have to accept that the PS3 is suffering in so many ways, PR idiots, Games Libary, Delays, Price etc etc, and this price drop is a big kick in teeth for Sony and two and a bit sales is better than sonys current sales? is it not?

At what point there did I mention the PS3?

I didn't deflect the conversation onto the PS3.

I didn't make any comparisons to the PS3.

Why are you busting my chops over the state of the PS3 when all I said was that I'd have expected a better increase in 360 sales than 260%?
deleted 7 Sep 2007 19:02
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tyrion wrote:
haritori wrote:
Tyrion you speak sense alot of the time, but you have to accept that the PS3 is suffering in so many ways, PR idiots, Games Libary, Delays, Price etc etc, and this price drop is a big kick in teeth for Sony and two and a bit sales is better than sonys current sales? is it not?

At what point there did I mention the PS3?

I didn't deflect the conversation onto the PS3.

I didn't make any comparisons to the PS3.

Why are you busting my chops over the state of the PS3 when all I said was that I'd have expected a better increase in 360 sales than 260%?


You didnt but you were stating that a 260% increase isnt very good based on what you said in the above post, im simply saying how can you dismis a 260% increase, the reason i mention the PS3 is because you generally defend it, and i find it a bit critical of you to defend the PS3 in most of your posts, yet dismiss Microsofts 260% increase, but by no means were i "busting your chops".
tyrion 7 Sep 2007 19:31
9/12
haritori wrote:
You didnt but you were stating that a 260% increase isnt very good based on what you said in the above post, im simply saying how can you dismis a 260% increase, the reason i mention the PS3 is because you generally defend it, and i find it a bit critical of you to defend the PS3 in most of your posts, yet dismiss Microsofts 260% increase, but by no means were i "busting your chops".

I didn't "dismiss" the increase, I said I would have expected more than what was reported.

I would have expected more than a 260% increase in sales with a new model, a price drop on the two existing models and Bioshock selling as well as it did. That does not mean that 260% is s**t, insignificant or or useless. It means I was expecting more.

Would you like me to change my mind and say 260% was fantastic and that it exceeded my wildest expectations? Would that make you happy? Wouldn't it be nice if everybody thought the same thing?

The fact that like the PS3 doesn't mean that I instantly skew every little thing about the 360 into a negative. I can admit that the 360 is a great machine with an excellent offering of games and that it's online service is second to none. I have never said otherwise.

I am capable of taking a balanced view on things and coming out with my own opinion, I don't just shovel out fanboy statements because I have chosen one piece of hardware over another. I don't feel threatened by someone else disliking or badmouthing the PS3.

I just was expecting more of an increase than slightly over two and a half times as many.

I am sick and f**king tired of the fanboy mentality that states that "everything about my console is great and everything about yours is s**t." I don't play that way and I hate being taken for someone that does.

And I'm really sick of explaining this again and again to people who have been on these boards for long enough to have read my explanations two or three times over.
deleted 7 Sep 2007 20:40
10/12
tyrion wrote:

I didn't "dismiss" the increase, I said I would have expected more than what was reported. I would have expected more than a 260% increase in sales with a new model, a price drop on the two existing models and Bioshock selling as well as it did. That does not mean that 260% is s**t, insignificant or or useless. It means I was expecting more.

Would you like me to change my mind and say 260% was fantastic and that it exceeded my wildest expectations? Would that make you happy? Wouldn't it be nice if everybody thought the same thing?


Agreed you didnt dismiss `my bad` but you also didnt explain what it should of been for Bioshock, new models and a price drop and what might we compare this too was there an expected increase in sales target or a historical event in the same light to compare this to, that would reflect this as a not so brill increase?

tyrion wrote:
The fact that like the PS3 doesn't mean that I instantly skew every little thing about the 360 into a negative. I can admit that the 360 is a great machine with an excellent offering of games and that it's online service is second to none. I have never said otherwise.

I am capable of taking a balanced view on things and coming out with my own opinion, I don't just shovel out fanboy statements because I have chosen one piece of hardware over another. I don't feel threatened by someone else disliking or badmouthing the PS3.


No its ok i dont think you do and its why i said that you make sense most of the time, and i have seen you promote and defend 360 and Wii, but the majority of your posts do lean towards defending the PS3, maybe because the majority of people attack the PS3 (fanboys or unhappy customers?), and i agree that defending the PS3 is right when its right but i havent seen a post from you where you agree with someone over Sonys mistakes or problems.

tyrion wrote:
I am sick and f**king tired of the fanboy mentality that states that "everything about my console is great and everything about yours is s**t." I don't play that way and I hate being taken for someone that does.

And I'm really sick of explaining this again and again to people who have been on these boards for long enough to have read my explanations two or three times over.



Fanboy mentallity is annoying, but as gamers we have to live with yeah?, from the school playground to present, someone will always prefer the other and because of such there judgement or opinion s clouded by this, but i am not a fanboy i myself prefer my 360 to my PS3 and i defend the 360 more than the PS3 because im a disappointed customer, but that may change, but Sonys got big hill to climb to change my mind. and personally i have never seen one of your explanations before (maybe i just missed it).

But i wasnt attacking you Tyrion i like your comments, there not fanboyish or general b******s like a lot of comments on here (including some of my own) i just asked you to recognise that the increase was a good increase and by that Microsoft have done something good, and at the same time point out that sony also has had a price drop, new console packs and new software but they havent had a 260% increase.

PS.

When you swear i am so hot for you, lol
vault 13 10 Sep 2007 00:13
11/12
This whole thread should of ended with Tyrions' First post. And I agree, there should have been a large increase in sales. BIoshock is one of greatest games of all time.
Hypnotoad 10 Sep 2007 06:03
12/12
I have no idea why I read this entire thread - I actually feel dumber.
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