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MS set to dominate, yet no mention of the console that it has to remove from it's throne....the wii.

I suppose if you imagine something doesn't exist it ceases to exist in your mind...if you are capable of easily fooling yourself.

Fair enough, no other console was mentioned but the way the article was written a visitor from Mars could be led to believe it is a close fight between the consoles.



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Nonsense analysis imo



Beuli2 said:
I'm tired to see people talking about Modern Warfare 2 sales and not about the New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Guess that being the fastest selling game ever is not enough.

Apparently Super Mario is no longer hardcore, and no one wants to think about things that aren't hardcore that generate a lot of money.  So, ignore Super Mario, and focus on the FPS of the month...



I am a huge 360 fan but are you seeing what I am. Since the PS3 slim has come out it has been on a roll, beating 360 in America which is scary, other and of course Japan. Right know the PS3 is poised for the best 2010 not MS. Now I think 360 this year has a strong line up of games and natal could be a hit so there is hope. If I was a betting man I would say this is FINALLY the year of the PS3.

Of course this has been promised for 3 years strait...lol.



PS3, WII and 360 all great systems depends on what type of console player you are.

Currently playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Fallout 3, Halo ODST and Dragon Age Origins is next game

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xman said:
I am a huge 360 fan but are you seeing what I am. Since the PS3 slim has come out it has been on a roll, beating 360 in America which is scary, other and of course Japan. Right know the PS3 is poised for the best 2010 not MS. Now I think 360 this year has a strong line up of games and natal could be a hit so there is hope. If I was a betting man I would say this is FINALLY the year of the PS3.

Of course this has been promised for 3 years strait...lol.

2009 was already the year of the PS3. It blew away the competition with exclusive games.



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ukeatdabian said:

The Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division was able to start the year by telling the world that they are three times more profitable than they were a year ago. Q4 ‘09 profits from the division were $375 million, compared with $130 million for Q4 ‘08. The increase comes from Moore’s law bringing down hardware manufacturing costs and from the ever increasing user base buying proportionately more software and Live services, which are a lot more profitable than hardware.

The Xbox 360 also currently heads the game sales chart with Mass Effect 2 and are by far the most popular platform for the monster hit that is Modern Warfare 2. This presages a year in which there will be a succession of huge titles that are not available on the other consoles. Halo: Reach, Fable III, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, Alan Wake, Crackdown 2 and Scrap Metal for starters. For any game enthusiast these make owning a 360 essential, even if it is in addition to owning other consoles.

On the hardware side Microsoft are starting to roll out 250GB hard drives. And this autumn we have the much anticipated release of Project Natal. Microsoft have changed the design slightly to reduce the hardware by doing more in software (using 10-15% of the 360s cpu resources), this is to keep to the $50 price target and to increase the flexibility of the device. At this price Microsoft expect to sell several million units in the ‘10 holiday season and so there is impressive game support coming from publishers. Pretty soon around half of all 360 owners will probably buy Natal and they will want Natal enabled games to play on it. Expect a surge in more family friendly titles, which will take the 360 to new demographics, further enhancing its success.

All is not sweetness and light at the Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division, though. Their mobile strategy has been an unmitigated disaster with Google and Apple trampling all over them. This is the biggest possible problem for Microsoft as mobile devices are set to dominate computing and the internet. Even if they continue to dominate the office and grow to dominate the living room they could still be beaten by the owners of the mobile space.

Finally let’s risk making a prediction for the next generation of Microsoft home console, the Xbox 720, Xbox 3 or Xbox Phoenix. It is inevitable that Microsoft must do this because Moores law will leave the Xbox 360 looking less and less powerful. They will produce a scaled Xbox 360, so it will be backwards compatible. The new machine will have many more features and benefits such as 3D. It will be announced, probably at E3, in Q2 ‘11 and will be available at retail Q4 ‘11. Expect it to be 8 times the power of an Xbox 360 (Moores law says it will be) and expect the 360 to stay in production as the junior model in a two model range, retailing for $100.

http://www.gamekicker.com/Xbox-360/Microsoft-Xbox-360-set-to-dominate

The writer knows a lot of facts and things but your reasoning really isn't there.  How would Moore's law give the 360 an advantage when this applies to all 3 consoles?  Why would something like a hard drive be that much of a benefit?  Really, anybody can make a hard drive, and if MS really wanted to give its fans some value, it would have a virtual hard drive on xbl for no additional cost.  But, ..... they're going to make gamers shell out $75 for another hard drive.  Pathetic.



Beuli2 said:
I'm tired to see people talking about Modern Warfare 2 sales and not about the New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Guess that being the fastest selling game ever is not enough.

NSMB Wii sold faster on a single platform.

Modern Warfare 2 sold 10 million units in 2 weeks across all platforms.



One, the 360 has done really well for MS, and has been a big jump from Xbox and they are profitable now (not overall yet I suspect but no doubt looking good on overall expectations) so it's been a very good success and will continue to be so

Two, a console with lower specs has been happily dominating both the 360 and the PS3 and not only has sold more HW and can sell more SW but took the lead despite 360 having a one year lead and PS3 having arguably the strongest brand globally and largest potential fanbase

Three, the 360 is down a little YOY and is the oldest of the current gen consoles, and should therefore be the first to cross its peak and start to tail of while the others continue to grow.

Four, Natal does look interesting, but it's risky, and launching when the console is essentially the least popular outside the US and only second most popular in the US plus already well into it's lifetime. It could be a big hit but right now looks far from a sure thing, particularly given it seems more aligned to the Wii audience than the current 360 audience

I therefore call caution on the idea of some abrupt 360 domination, sure in the knowledge any sensible 360 owner (such as slowmo above) will be likewise cautious about such hype.

Better to under promise and overachieve than over promise and under deliver - just ask Sony.

And this smells of an attempt to over promise to me.



Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

Pingu said:
im sorry but when did any of that equal domination?

this



"Dr. Tenma, according to you, lives are equal. That's why I live today. But you must have realised it by now...the only thing people are equal in is death"---Johann Liebert (MONSTER)

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It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives"---Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler

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"Well certainly with the Xbox 360, we had some challenges at the launch. Once we identified that we took control of it. We wanted to do it right by our customers. Our customers are very important to us." -Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb (10/2013). Note: RRoD was fixed with the Jasper-revision 3 years after the launch of 360

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