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Why is the Xbox 360 SO popular in the U.S.?

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For North Americans, 360 is the go-to choice for multiplats and online. Halo, XBLA, Kinect and media hub features help too.



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Miguel_Zorro said:
DirtyP2002 said:
MoHasanie said:
I think the price was the biggest contributor to its success. It has always remained cheaper than the PS3. To most gamers, a cheaper console with pretty much the same games and graphics seemed like a better deal than the PS3. Blueray wasn't really a selling point. Ofcourse, many gamers might have regretted that decision after they realised Live was not free.


The average pricepoint of the Xbox 360 is higher than the one for the PS3.

 

Anyway: As you can see in this thread people see the Xbox 360 as the console that does it all. Some say it is because of Kinect and the focus on the casuals, some say it is due to XBL Apps, some say it is due to FPS and even violence for the core. It is all of these reasons combined and MS is smart enough to let people know.

Simple, isn't it?

No.  It isn't.  It hasn't been.  Especially in the first few years.

according to NPD the average price for a Xbox 360 console is higher than the average price for a PS3 console. People bought more of the more expensive SKUs for the 360 and  more of the cheaper SKUs for the PS3.



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Looks like English Speaking Countries are very big for 360.

Aus, UK, Canada, United States.

But also Brazil, Mexico, Tawaian and others.

Xbox Brand is growing fast.



Not only USA Xbox 360 is popular in uk too and soon going to pass Nintendo wii and become number one console in uk



DirtyP2002 said:
MoHasanie said:
I think the price was the biggest contributor to its success. It has always remained cheaper than the PS3. To most gamers, a cheaper console with pretty much the same games and graphics seemed like a better deal than the PS3. Blueray wasn't really a selling point. Ofcourse, many gamers might have regretted that decision after they realised Live was not free.


The average pricepoint of the Xbox 360 is higher than the one for the PS3.

 

Anyway: As you can see in this thread people see the Xbox 360 as the console that does it all. Some say it is because of Kinect and the focus on the casuals, some say it is due to XBL Apps, some say it is due to FPS and even violence for the core. It is all of these reasons combined and MS is smart enough to let people know.

Simple, isn't it?

Really?! Didn't know that. 

For me, I love my xbox cause of Halo. 



    

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Somini said:
Michael-5 said:

For the same reason why the Xbox 360 is so unpopular in Japan.


And the prize goes to contestant number 5 lol. This is what i have been saying as well. This doesn't mean a product or console has to be American made to sell in the US. Just that the 360 is one such product that has profited big from this.

Yea, but In Japan, you need a domestic product to sell well.

Well usually, don't iPads and iPhones sell well in Japan? Or is it South Korea and China exclusively that they sell well in?

In USA being domestic is a big help, you only need a half decent product to compete and viola. I don't knpw if Sony can ever reclaim USA anytime soon, but you never know, no one could have guessed Wii could have done so well in USA.



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Miguel_Zorro said:

This is the reason.

The PS3 launch price in the US was $499 to $599.

The XBox360 launch price - and the price for several years - was lower than the PS3.  By the time they were similar in price, it was too late to make up significant ground.  The PS3 still does not have a $199 model on the market.

Looks like it's time for a price cut on the 4GB Model.

Michael Patchner stated in an episode of Bonus Round on GT in 2010 that Arcade 360's account for less then 20% of 360 sales. I see no reason for this pattern to change with the introduction of a 4GB model instead. If anything people are paying more for 360's because of Kinect Bundles.

Also while PS3 may not have a $199 model, it wasn't hard to find a $199 model in the USA during the holiday season. Or at least a $250 model bundled with Uncharted 3 and InFamous 2.



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coolguy said:
It had a year head start on the ps3 thats why.if the ps3 had the year head start.
It would be the better selling console.


Its fun how the year head start matters now. Nobody thought it would make a difference in the beginning of this gen. Everyone predicted the ps3 would pass it by 08-09. Hell, even I thought it would be ahead by now.



Because of the 599 us dollars. Remember that ? Yeah that's why.




the sole rason is because it launched at an affordable price with 2 variations, then quickly gained software support with a great games lineup. 360 WOULD NOT BE AS POPULAR in NA had it launched at a ridiculously high price like some other console



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