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  • Daryoon 13 May 2005 14:38:53 4,555 posts
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    From one of the BBC 360 articles:
    Sony's PlayStation 2 can be found in more than 80 million homes across the world. Microsoft has sold 13.2 million Xboxes in the US and 19.9 million worldwide, while Nintendo is in third place with about 20 million GameCubes worldwide

    Buh?
  • Freek 13 May 2005 14:43:01 7,687 posts
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    I'm thinking they counted the Xbox US and worldwide sales seperately, as in the US isn't part ofth rest of the world.
    So that would be 33,1 million in total for Xbox and 20 milion total for the NGC.
    Either that or it's a major typo.

    Edited by Freek at 14:43:53 13-05-2005
  • Daryoon 13 May 2005 14:44:27 4,555 posts
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    That makes more sense. Can't expect the BBC to do that though. 20 million sounds a bit much for non-US territories though. That's what? Europe and Australia/NZ pretty much?

    Edited by Daryoon at 14:46:22 13-05-2005
  • ssuellid 13 May 2005 14:46:04 19,141 posts
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    Todays Times is quite bad as well. Apparently the PS3 will ship next year with 'feature film quality graphics'
  • Daryoon 13 May 2005 14:50:31 4,555 posts
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    I assume that's what Sony told them. Similarly, perhaps MS told the BBC "we're comfortably in second place" and they didn't bother to check the actual figures. Gotta love all the cock swinging that goes on in this industry!
  • Tiger_Walts 13 May 2005 14:50:53 16,510 posts
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    I picked up on a misleading quote by the BBC on Gamecube sales figures about 2 years ago. They quoted lifetime sales for the PS2 and then for the Gamecube without actually making it clear that the PS2 had been out longer.

    They changed the wording after my email.

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  • The_Lid 13 May 2005 14:55:09 233 posts
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    Hyoushi wrote:
    Heh, so MS has sold more Xboxes in Europe than in the US?

    It says 19.9 million worldwide. If worldwide was to mean everywhere but the US, that doesn't just leave Europe. I suppose they've sold a few in Asia, Japan, Australia too?

    Must admit that the artical is somewhat ambigious.
  • Daryoon 13 May 2005 14:58:03 4,555 posts
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    They sold about 30 in Japan...
  • The_Lid 13 May 2005 14:58:33 233 posts
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    Tiger_Walts wrote:
    They quoted lifetime sales for the PS2 and then for the Gamecube without actually making it clear that the PS2 had been out longer.


    The problem here being that quite a few people have bought more than one PS2 as the first one may have broken, they bought the newer version or have 2 or more per house. In which case using the word "households" would be missleading.
  • Shinji 13 May 2005 15:17:37 5,903 posts
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    So that would be 33,1 million in total for Xbox and 20 milion total for the NGC.
    Either that or it's a major typo.

    It's a fuck-up. The Xbox has done 19.9 million worldwide, total. That includes the USA.

    The Cube has done a similar number but there aren't exact figures around. They're about even with Microsoft, but usually winning on the nod. Cube has a higher tie ratio than Xbox though, so it's probably fairer to say that - worldwide - Nintendo are in second place, Microsoft are in third.

    'Course, cue the Xbox fanboys claiming that Japan doesn't matter - as if somehow console sales and revenues in that market are counted in bananas and paid in monopoly money...
  • Daryoon 13 May 2005 16:42:41 4,555 posts
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    So Nintendo tie with MS, but are "doomed", the Cube is "a failure" and the company are destinted to "do a SEGA"?

    Do MS get this sort of "respect" from Japanese gamers/press?
  • AnotherMartin 13 May 2005 16:46:23 6,229 posts
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    exactly, some peoples views of what is what is so far out of whack sometimes it's scary. problam is it'll most likely become self fulfilling and then they all come back and say 'ha, told you . i was right all along'.
  • Daryoon 20 May 2005 14:32:58 4,555 posts
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    And now for the SHOCKING SEQUEL:

    Nintendo lags behind its rivals in the number of consoles sold.

    According to analyst firm Jupiter Research, Sony's PlayStation 2 leads the way in the US with 43% of the games console market. Microsoft's Xbox is in second place with 19%, and Nintendo's GameCube has 14% of the market.

    So now the BBC only quotes US sales figures. I am still failing to understand why the BBC are going out of their way to paint the GC as a failure. o_O
  • mal 20 May 2005 14:36:33 21,928 posts
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    The BBC game department seems to be a couple of guys with no editor, from the quality of the output I've seen. Rampant fanboyism can probably go unchecked.

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  • Lutz 20 May 2005 14:38:08 48,854 posts
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    Expect "360 suxorz, PS3 is teh w1n" type reviews anytime soon.
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