|Xbox 360 overtakes Wii as the UK's No.1 games console|
UK loves the 360
Armoured_Bear 14,451 posts
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X201 16,551 posts
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The Sun is Britain's best selling newspaper.
Prfft how many of those are RRoD replacements right?
But at retail does it count as a new sale when there is no new transaction, the unit is just being replaced? And 99% would have been replaced by MS and obviously no impact on sales figures.
Prrft don't let logic get in the way of MS bashing.
Yeah I think if anything the RROD problems in early models would have decreased sales not increased them, I know a lot off people held of purchasing a 360 over that.
Edited by RightBean at 11:41:40 27-06-2013
IronGiant 4,716 posts
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Wonder what MS have to say about the 360 now being in last place in current gen worldwide sales?
Actually that's wrong, the WiiU is current gen so that's last.
BigOrkWaaagh 2,794 posts
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@RightBean It's not a replacement if you've thrown it in the bin and gone off to buy a new one.
@midnight, I doubt that accounts for a lot because most happened under warranty. But even so, the people who bought replacement 360's would have been cancelled out by the people who decided not to buy a 360 at all because of the RROD reports.
You should probably subtract some sales figures from Sony and Nintendo to account for the fact that would-be Xbox customers were buying a competitors console out of RROD fear. My launch 360 lasted 2 years and I sold it to get a PS3, partly because I was concerned it might RROD. 6 months later my PS3 YLOD'd and it went in the bin.
kinky_mong 11,552 posts
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It's the only console I've ever bought twice if that makes any difference, and the first one still works despite getting an E73 or whatever error and being sent off for repair.
redcrayon 4,616 posts
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Being in last place when all three consoles have sold shitloads but you increased your market share isn't that much of an issue. Bit of a difference to the previous gen when being in last place meant you were 100m consoles behind.
telboy007 1,021 posts
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My first 360 died twice (and repaired for free twice) and now lives in my office, I bought the 360 S because it goes with my black TV on my black TV stand (sad I know).
Also how do we know how many PS3s have actually sold? Sony spent a long time bundling PS3 and PS2 figures together, for some obscure reason.
Edited by telboy007 at 12:39:55 27-06-2013