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Javaupdate said:
leatherhat said:
I doubt mass effect will move much hardware, being a sequel to a plot heavy game snuffs out any chance. Id say MAG has an as good if not better chance of moving hardware.

Nope, Mass Effect 2 is like a million times more popular than MAG. Check the Amazon sales charts for example, or just any indicator of hype like forum threads.

 

PS3 barely beating 360 despite being 299 and the same price as 360 now. Never thought I'd see that day. Wouldn't be suirprised if 360 beats PS3 in NPD.

A couple things

1. Mass effect will sell more sortware than MAG, but people who want to play it already own an xbox - therefore little hardware increase

2. Xbox is still cheaper than ps3, and getting its ass kicked worldwide. Even a small loss in its home territory hurts. 



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Javaupdate said:
leatherhat said:
I doubt mass effect will move much hardware, being a sequel to a plot heavy game snuffs out any chance. Id say MAG has an as good if not better chance of moving hardware.

Nope, Mass Effect 2 is like a million times more popular than MAG. Check the Amazon sales charts for example, or just any indicator of hype like forum threads.

 

PS3 barely beating 360 despite being 299 and the same price as 360 now. Never thought I'd see that day. Wouldn't be suirprised if 360 beats PS3 in NPD.

He isn't disputing that ME2 is more popular; he thinks it doesn't have a good chance of moving hardware because it's a sequel.



The PSP-PS2 mix up was my mistake actually, which was copied.



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It is largely a technical exercise but feedback is appreciated.

What was the last x360 game to move serious hardware?


BTW: Thanks for editing my post, Norland. I didn't spot that error.



leatherhat said:
Javaupdate said:
leatherhat said:
I doubt mass effect will move much hardware, being a sequel to a plot heavy game snuffs out any chance. Id say MAG has an as good if not better chance of moving hardware.

Nope, Mass Effect 2 is like a million times more popular than MAG. Check the Amazon sales charts for example, or just any indicator of hype like forum threads.

 

PS3 barely beating 360 despite being 299 and the same price as 360 now. Never thought I'd see that day. Wouldn't be suirprised if 360 beats PS3 in NPD.

A couple things

1. Mass effect will sell more sortware than MAG, but people who want to play it already own an xbox - therefore little hardware increase

2. Xbox is still cheaper than ps3, and getting its ass kicked worldwide. Even a small loss in its home territory hurts. 

Tie in America, maybe PS3 is selling 25%-33% better in Europe imo (maybe not), and Japan doesn't even count.

 

A small loss (tie) in it's home territory doesnt hurt at all given the current relative pricing (PS3 a massively better value). It more speaks to the fact Sony can never overtake 360 in America for sure now, no matter how much they cut the price.



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justinian said:
What was the last x360 game to move serious hardware?


BTW: Thanks for editing my post, Norland. I didn't spot that error.

What was the last PS3 game to move serious hardware? MGS4 is the only one I can think of that did. I guess FF13 only in Japan (will have no effect elsewhere). But I kind of think the Slim had more effect on Ps3 sales in Japan than FF13. Just a hunch.

 

Games dont move that much hardware.



Javaupdate said:
leatherhat said:
Javaupdate said:
leatherhat said:
I doubt mass effect will move much hardware, being a sequel to a plot heavy game snuffs out any chance. Id say MAG has an as good if not better chance of moving hardware.

Nope, Mass Effect 2 is like a million times more popular than MAG. Check the Amazon sales charts for example, or just any indicator of hype like forum threads.

 

PS3 barely beating 360 despite being 299 and the same price as 360 now. Never thought I'd see that day. Wouldn't be suirprised if 360 beats PS3 in NPD.

A couple things

1. Mass effect will sell more sortware than MAG, but people who want to play it already own an xbox - therefore little hardware increase

2. Xbox is still cheaper than ps3, and getting its ass kicked worldwide. Even a small loss in its home territory hurts. 

Tie in America, maybe PS3 is selling 25%-33% better in Europe imo (maybe not), and Japan doesn't even count.

 

A small loss (tie) in it's home territory doesnt hurt at all given the current relative pricing (PS3 a massively better value). It more speaks to the fact Sony can never overtake 360 in America for sure now, no matter how much they cut the price.

Why doesn't Japan count?



Finally America is waking up to the power of PS3.



justinian said:
What was the last x360 game to move serious hardware?


BTW: Thanks for editing my post, Norland. I didn't spot that error.

I believe it was Gears of War 2.



                                                                                                                                            

sully1311 said:
Javaupdate said:
leatherhat said:
Javaupdate said:
leatherhat said:
I doubt mass effect will move much hardware, being a sequel to a plot heavy game snuffs out any chance. Id say MAG has an as good if not better chance of moving hardware.

Nope, Mass Effect 2 is like a million times more popular than MAG. Check the Amazon sales charts for example, or just any indicator of hype like forum threads.

 

PS3 barely beating 360 despite being 299 and the same price as 360 now. Never thought I'd see that day. Wouldn't be suirprised if 360 beats PS3 in NPD.

A couple things

1. Mass effect will sell more sortware than MAG, but people who want to play it already own an xbox - therefore little hardware increase

2. Xbox is still cheaper than ps3, and getting its ass kicked worldwide. Even a small loss in its home territory hurts. 

Tie in America, maybe PS3 is selling 25%-33% better in Europe imo (maybe not), and Japan doesn't even count.

 

A small loss (tie) in it's home territory doesnt hurt at all given the current relative pricing (PS3 a massively better value). It more speaks to the fact Sony can never overtake 360 in America for sure now, no matter how much they cut the price.

Why doesn't Japan count?

Because xbox is losing. Its like my new chart that only includes the week of Metal Gear solid 4, that clearly shows ps3 domination this gen



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