Posts Tagged Xbox 360
So, apparently, No Fuss Reviews had surveyed 500,000 people (via visitors being randomly surveyed that come from search engines; they also used measures to reduce duplicate submissions) on whether their consoles had failed and how many times they needed to get repaired or replaced. Well, here are the results of the survey:
42% of 360s?! I know, personally, I’m on my third one. PS3 being at 8% isn’t too bad, though. Wii’s is very low, but is that because it’s really well built or people just don’t play it enough? 😛 Anyway, they had follow-up questions as well, concerning how many times they needed to be repaired/replaced. Those numbers can be seen after the jump. They kind of make you wonder how many 360 sales are due to multiple purchases because of faults as well.
*Article is an opinion of the writer and should not be seen as fuel for the “console war”, even though that will probably be it’s fate*
This generation of gaming consoles has proven a lot of things since the Xbox 360 launched. Remember the days when the PlayStation 3 was stumbling down a steep hill, with sales numbers faltering up until the price drop and the release of the Slim model? Out of the big three, Sony is, indeed, in 3rd place in total number of consoles sold, lagging behind the 360 by 5 – 6 million units (Wii is at around a ridiculous 67 million).
Because of this, people claim that Sony has lost the console war; jumping to an invalid conclusion. Keep in mind, the 360 was released in November of 2005, a year earlier than the release of the PlayStation 3. A lot of people couldn’t wait to get into the “next gen” world, and this, in turn, caused a wave of people buying the console because friends owned it. With total 360 sales nearing 38 million, and Sony closing in on 32 million (according to VGChartz, which isn’t an entirely reliable source, but the numbers are close enough for a relative sales figure within the realm of reality).
That being said, the 360 has been out for about 50 or so months, with the PS3 being out for about 38. Doing the math, that would mean the PS3 sells about 840,000 units a month (remember, the console was a staggering $600 at one point, too), with the 360 selling 760,000 per month (keep in mind, this is just total number of consoles sold over the number of months since release, there are slow months and there are big months (last calendar quarter of last year, the PS3 sold over 6.5 million consoles alone)). At this rate, within the next calendar year’s months (going by this number, and counting between March and December, being 9 months), the PS3 could potentially sell 7.56 million consoles, with the 360 selling 6.84 million.
It’s really no surprise, but it seems that December was the PlayStation 3’s best month since its launch. Worldwide, the PlayStation 3 sold 3.8 million during the month, of which, according to NPD (well, from 11/29 to 1/2), PS3 managed 50,000 units more than the 360 in the United States alone (at 1.36 million). It may not sound like much of a difference, but it’s very significant, considering the 360 has generated more sales of the console in the United States for months. According to VGChartz, PS3 had about 3.6 million sold worldwide, while the 360 only managed about 2.76 worldwide (so, in retrospect, worldwide, the PS3 almost outsold it’s real competition by a million units). This may very well be the turning point, a primer for 2010 if you will.
Also, according to GI.biz, the PlayStation Network also saw it’s best month last December as well. Revenue increased on the PSN by 155% in North America, most sales going to the release of the PSOne Classic, Final Fantasy VIII, followed by the PSN exclusive PixelJunk Shooter. Software sales also increased year-over-year by 60%. Can’t wait to see Darrin’s sales analysis for a better picture :D. With the strong lineup of exclusives 2010 is promising, it’s starting to look like this year will be another big one for Sony’s flagship console.
Great news for long time AVP fans. A demo of the next generation of AVP carnage is coming. Hopefully the demo includes multiplayer, if not it would be cool if you could choose to play as the Predator, Alien or Marine. The game is out on February 16th, 2010. So the demo should be out in a few weeks max I’d imagine.
“There will be a demo…That’s all we can say,” said AvP lead designer Alex Moore in an interview with AvPGalaxy. As you might guess from the “that’s all we can say,” he didn’t mention the date or platforms.