High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource >
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

Gaming & Systems A place to discuss video game systems

Xbox 360 Outsells Wii and PS3 This Holiday

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2007, 11:07 PM   #1  
The 65" A8F & Neil Rock!
Thread Starter
 
Razor05's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,804
Lightbulb Xbox 360 Outsells Wii and PS3 This Holiday

As per TeamXbox:

Xbox 360 Outsells Wii and PS3 This Holiday
Press Release
Jan. 11th, 2007 5:35 pm

The results are in
Consumers have cast their votes and Xbox 360 was the best-selling next-generation console of the 2006 holiday season in the United States, outselling the PlayStation 3 and Wii combined in December and outselling all next-generation consoles in November and December. The Xbox 360 garnered a 51% market share in the United States for December 2006. (US NPD, January)

Gamers get into Gear
Like “Halo,” “Grand Theft Auto,” and “Zelda,” “Gears of War,” is tracking to be one of the best-selling video games of all time. By the end of next week, “Gears of War” will have sold more than 3 million copies to consumers worldwide in just 10 weeks.

Following on the success of “Gears of War,” 2007 will quite simply be the best year for great games in Xbox history.

By holiday 2007, there will be more than double the 160 next-generation games available on Xbox 360 today, including highly anticipated MGS titles such as “Halo 3,” “Blue Dragon,” “Crackdown,” “Forza Motorsport 2,” “Lost Odyssey,” Mass Effect,” “Project Gotham Racing 4” and “Shadowrun.” Third party publishers continue to flock to the Xbox 360 for its high definition fidelity, ease of development and unmatched online capabilities. Surefire hits coming from third parties in 2007 include “Assassin’s Creed” (Ubisoft), “Dance Dance Revolution Universe™” (Konami), “Grand Theft Auto IV” (Rockstar), “Guitar Hero 2™” (Activision) and exclusives like “BioShock” (2K) and “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell” (Ubisoft). This week, we announced more than 20 million Xbox Live Arcade games have been downloaded to date, including “Assault Heroes,” “Small Arms,” “DOOM” and this week’s release “Ms. Pac-Man.” Other popular games will join Xbox Live Arcade's library as the platform’s popularity continues to grow, including the highly anticipated "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night" from Konami and "Heavy Weapon" from PopCap.

Xbox Live—The Largest Social Network in the Living Room
With more than 5 million active members, two-million messages crossing the network a day, and three-billion game play hours logged to date, Xbox Live has become the largest social network on television. And Xbox Live innovations like Achievements, Gamerscore, and Reputation are changing the way people play games and share their games and entertainment experiences with friends.

Xbox Live is also an on-demand culture, where entertainment powerhouses like CBS, Lion’s Gate, MTV Networks, Turner Broadcasting, Paramount Pictures, UFC, and Warner Brothers are entertaining one of the most captive 18-34 year old communities online today. Seven weeks ago, Xbox Live and its studio partners began offering hit TV shows and movies in high and standard definition for download. According to the studios, the social games and entertainment network has already become #2 in Internet downloads of hit TV shows and movies, but #1 in high definition and #1 in the living room—where it matters most.

The countdown is on
200 million Windows gamers around the world can mark their calendars as the availability of Windows Vista on January 30 draws near.

During the CES keynote address, Bill Gates and Robbie Bach demonstrated the ease and simplicity of connecting people who play games on a Windows Vista-based PC to friends who play on Xbox 360 using “UNO” (Mattel Inc.) — one of the many new, upcoming casual games optimized for Windows Vista and one of the top casual games currently on Xbox Live.

At CES, Microsoft also announced the Games for Windows portfolio, which includes “Shadowrun” and “Halo 2,” the first titles to utilize Live services to connect the gaming experience between Windows Vista-based PCs and Xbox 360. And who doesn’t want one Gamertag, one friends list, one set of achievements, as well as voice chat and game invites across Xbox 360 and Windows Vista? It’s something only Microsoft can offer the world’s largest population of game players.

The overall games line-up, all that take advantage of the new operating system’s revolutionary technology and more user-friendly gaming features, include:

“Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures” (Eidos Interactive/Funcom)
“Age of Empires® III: The Warchiefs” (Microsoft Game Studios/Ensemble Studios)
“Alan Wake” (Microsoft Game Studios/Remedy)
“BioShock” (2K Games/Irrational Games)
“Company of Heroes” (THQ Inc./Relic Entertainment)
“Crysis” (EA Partners/Crytek)
“Disney·Pixar’s Ratatouille” (THQ/Heavy Iron Studios)
“Flight Simulator X” (Microsoft Game Studios/ACES Studio)
“Frontlines: Fuels of War” (THQ/Kaos Studios™)
“Halo 2” (Microsoft Game Studios/Bungie Studios)
“Hellgate: London” (EA Partners/NAMCO BANDAI Games/Flagship Studios)
“LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy” (LucasArts/TT Games)
“Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar” (Midway/Turbine Inc.)
“Marvel Universe Online” (Microsoft Game Studios/Cryptic Studios)
“Rail Simulator” (EA Partners/Kuju Entertainment)
“Shadowrun” (Microsoft Game Studios/FASA Studio)
“Supreme Commander” (THQ/Gas Powered Games)
“World in Conflict” (Sierra Entertainment/Massive Entertainment)
“Zoo Tycoon® 2: Extinct Animals” (Microsoft Game Studios/Blue Fang Games)
“Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania®” (Microsoft Game Studios/Blue Fang Games)
“Zoo Tycoon 2: Zookeeper Collection” (Microsoft Game Studios/Blue Fang Games)


Without a doubt, 2007 is off with a bang and we wish you fun and games, all year long.
Razor05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 07:38 AM   #2  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Age: 42
Posts: 398
Default

this should be a great year for the xbox360, as it was already a great 2006...keep it up microsoft!
swedrows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 08:00 AM   #3  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
bboncorr's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4,467
Default

wow, looking at all that stuff kinda gets me excited about the comming year. i had no idea the 360 was outselling both consoles by so much and i figured the wii would be a close second.
bboncorr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 09:38 AM   #4  
You serious Clark?
 
kremdeLA's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 12
Default

Yeah it's crazy, I talked to this one guy who knew a guy that used to work at a Best Buy one time, and he said they had a stock pile of close to, if not over 300,000 ps3's there.
kremdeLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 10:23 AM   #5  
Format Neutral?
 
I WUV HD's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,307
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kremdeLA
Yeah it's crazy, I talked to this one guy who knew a guy that used to work at a Best Buy one time, and he said they had a stock pile of close to, if not over 300,000 ps3's there.
You're so clever and funny. Just like your dad, who gets owned daily and then abandons the thread for a new one to try again.

It's crazy that people are willing to pay $600+ for a game console that is currently sporting one decent game (Resistance.) Except there really aren't that many people willing to pay that much, are there? Hence all of surplus consoles sitting on store shelves.
I WUV HD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 01:11 PM   #6  
The Bringer of Balance
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 11,350
Default

Who is his dad?

Quote:
Originally Posted by I WUV HD
You're so clever and funny. Just like your dad, who gets owned daily and then abandons the thread for a new one to try again.
Cygnus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 01:32 PM   #7  
The 65" A8F & Neil Rock!
Thread Starter
 
Razor05's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,804
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cygnus
Who is his dad?
F91
Razor05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 01:44 PM   #8  
The Bringer of Balance
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 11,350
Default

So he had his son create an account just to annoy. Nice
Cygnus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 01:52 PM   #9  
Format Neutral?
 
I WUV HD's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,307
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cygnus
So he had his son create an account just to annoy. Nice
You missed the last thread he created - it got deleted.

The title was something along the lines of:

Analyst: Cygnus Loves Bill Gates' Penis

I swear to god. It was something very close to that. When you clicked on it, it just said "This will be my last post...blah blah blah"

I forgot the rest, but the thread was nuked shortly after. He may have gotten banned, too. Who knows?
I WUV HD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 02:32 PM   #10  
The Bringer of Balance
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 11,350
Default

Yeah I saw it and responded to it. I also notified the mods
Cygnus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 03:01 PM   #11  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 7,120
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by I WUV HD
You missed the last thread he created - it got deleted.

The title was something along the lines of:

Analyst: Cygnus Loves Bill Gates' Penis

I swear to god. It was something very close to that. When you clicked on it, it just said "This will be my last post...blah blah blah"

I forgot the rest, but the thread was nuked shortly after. He may have gotten banned, too. Who knows?

If it will help Cygnus feel any better, his father just called me a pussy in another thread

I'm starting to get tired with some of these newer members.........
junehhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 03:33 PM   #12  
The Bringer of Balance
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 11,350
Default

Heh thats pretty funny. I don't lose any sleep over "internet thugs". Now if I met those two in real life, it would be a totally different story... I can't believe he encouraged his son to make a fool of himself. I guess living in a trailer park can do that to some...

Quote:
Originally Posted by junehhan
If it will help Cygnus feel any better, his father just called me a pussy in another thread

I'm starting to get tired with some of these newer members.........
Cygnus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 12:25 AM   #13  
Sega does what Nintendont
 
Joe_news's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: U.S. of A.
Posts: 956
Default

These numbers are on par with what an established console can sell during Christmas. Im waiting for 2007 for the real show down
Joe_news is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 12:55 PM   #14  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 7,120
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe_news
These numbers are on par with what an established console can sell during Christmas. Im waiting for 2007 for the real show down

Next hoiday is going to sizzle as we will definately see price drops on the X360 along with retailers also taking it upon themselves to sell discounted bundles and packages.
junehhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource >
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


to Xbox 360 Outsells Wii and PS3 This Holiday
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sony's PS3 A Sinking Ship: Sales Plummet (SNE) Lee Stewart High Definition Media 460 01-07-2009 02:04 AM
PlayStation 3 Outsells Xbox 360 by 16% -- Nearly Passes Wii eHDMI Gaming & Systems 8 02-18-2008 05:05 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:57 AM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands