UK loves the 360

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  • Armoured_Bear 27 Jun 2013 11:30:39 11,938 posts
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    Xbox 360 overtakes Wii as the UK's No.1 games console

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  • X201 27 Jun 2013 11:33:47 15,759 posts
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    The Sun is Britain's best selling newspaper.
  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Jun 2013 11:34:06 39,570 posts
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    Prfft how many of those are RRoD replacements right?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Steve_Perry 27 Jun 2013 11:35:02 5,201 posts
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    Figures might be skewed by the fact everyone needed to buy about 3 of them to get a working console.
  • RightBean 27 Jun 2013 11:37:42 662 posts
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    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 And 99% would have been replaced by MS and obviously no impact on sales figures.
  • Steve_Perry 27 Jun 2013 11:38:23 5,201 posts
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    Kwestion:

    Does this mean the 360 is no longer a niche console?
  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Jun 2013 11:38:33 39,570 posts
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    Prrft don't let logic get in the way of MS bashing.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • RightBean 27 Jun 2013 11:41:26 662 posts
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    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 27 Jun 2013 11:42:26 4,620 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 27 Jun 2013 11:42:46 2,325 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.
  • RightBean 27 Jun 2013 11:46:48 662 posts
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    @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 27 Jun 2013 11:48:41 10,873 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.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • redcrayon 27 Jun 2013 12:04:03 4,574 posts
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    @IronGiant
    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 27 Jun 2013 12:39:34 702 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

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