NEWS - Thursday, April 13, 2006


Can The Xbox 360 Out Sell The PlayStation 3?

the European regional vice president at Microsoft Xbox. But he would say that, wouldn’t he? And Sony’s PlayStation 2 passed the 100m sales mark last November, whereas Microsoft has shifted a comparatively paltry 24 million Xboxes. So is he just being optimistic? The difference is that Microsoft now has the jump on Sony. When the PlayStation 3 launches in November (in theory), the Xbox 360 will already have been on sale for a full year. "Is it PlayStation or DelayStation?" taunts Lewis, who is also scornful of Sony’s insistence on using the PlayStation 3 to get its Blu-ray high-definition DVD standard into people’s houses. "Blu-ray is untried, untested, not established," he says. "I think there is a very strong risk in terms of the consumer having to pay for something that may never make real ongoing sense. Right now, HD-DVD [which, uncoincidentally, Microsoft backs] is far more established and we’ll offer a peripheral which you’ll hear a bit more about at E3 [the big videogames show in LA in a month’s time]." To beat Sony’s eager hordes, the Xbox 360 will need a huge installed base. Steve Ballmer, head of Microsoft, says history shows that in console generation wars, the first to sell 10m wins that round (http://tinyurl.com/pggkf). Lewis will say only that by June, between 4.5m and 5.5m will have been shipped worldwide and there will be 80 Xbox 360 games on sale worldwide. That may be conservative, as the production bottlenecks that led to retail shortages at the launch seem to have been overcome. But will the Xbox 360 have what it has so far lacked - a new "killer" game to motivate gamers to buy the hardware? Lewis suggests that Epic’s Gears of War "will be amazing. It will be in some ways a defining title in the way Splinter Cell and Halo were for Xbox. And the Halo franchise remains important to what we do." Which implicitly confirms rumours that Halo 3 won’t ship until next year. · If you’d like to comment on any aspect of Technology Guardian, send your emails to tech@guardian.co.uk
Source: http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 49,828
Forum Posts: 725,921
Xbox One Titles: 3,020
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,068
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 15,701
Screenshots: 34,336
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News



Bonkies Sets off January 29th

Bonkies Sets off January 29thBonkies is packed with cute animals, brain-teasing missions and goofy mishaps, a perfect recipe for a peaceful evening with loved ones at home. Plus there’s a 20% preorder discount!






See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 15329 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 17469 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 14275 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 13767 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 38391 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 39905 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 35117 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 61384 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 25047 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 62059 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 54552 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 100630 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 71524 Views

Happy Birthday, Me.
Post by SnoochyBoochy
4 Replies, 87015 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada October, 2018 Play date info thread.
Post by Kiesey
2 Replies, 20436 Views

© 2000-2021 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics