zorg1000 said:
colafitte said:

It had a better reception and recognition during PS3 launch because X360 was in a better situation thanks to Gears of War, XB Live, Halo 3 hype and some other amazing exclusives that were coming in 2007 among other thing, yes. 

I'm not considering "start" just launch month or the first 6 months..."Start" to me is everything during the very first years of a console. X360 had a good 2006 and 2007 was even better. When people says PS3 had a rough start they don't mean only 2006, or 2007 even.

I really don't understand why you are so against of what i'm saying. Are you saying that the situation after 12 months were the same for XB and X360???. Did XB entered 2003 in the same situation as X360 entering 2007? Because that's my point. That X360 was entering in overdrive mode just when PS3 launched and XB was admiting defeat against PS2 by the start of 2003....

I really don't think anyone discuss that the "best" and more vanguardist years for XB brand were during 2004-2008. I really don't understand this argument, but if you don't agree with me, i accept it. 


We're derailing the thread by the way. My point was made and i guess i can't explain it any better. 



Ok, not launch month or first 6 months, how about first 26 months?

Xbox end of 2003-13.7m

360 end of 2007-15.8m

It was doing better but not by any large degree, it wasnt until 2004/2008 that 360 really started pulling ahead.

Xbox end of 2004-19.9m

360 end of 2008-26.7m

I was going to ask you earlier if you had more numbers from the first years of both but i didn't want to make you work on it, so thank you for giving them now.


But my point was never focusing in raw numbers (selling numbers i mean). From my point of view  XB was in a more stronger position to beat PS by the PS3 launch than ever because they were doing things perfectly (except RROD of course). XB Live was revolutionary for consoles, X360 hardware was the best price/quality console, Gears of War was a huge and influential new exclusive IP, Halo 3 was growing up more than ever and the marketing for the game was PERFECT, pure hype, but more than that, was the look in the near future X360 give to consumers. by 2006 you could see X360 was going to be a far better console, thanks to an impressive work with 3rd party developers with games like Ghost Recon, Oblivion, GTA IV, DMC4, RE5,... and new and amazing exclusives coming in the future like Mass Effect, Bioshock, Lost Odyssey, Tales of Vesperia, .... By 2007 people learned that PS was not the ultimate exclusive gaming console PS1 and PS2 were. X360 was going to have almost the same 3rd party games from the beginning. That was huge. That's why i said that Microsoft started better with X360. They knew how to defeat Sony and went to the jugular and in US it worked wonders.

X360 was great after 2008 thanks to all the work done during 2005-2007.