Forums - Microsoft Discussion - 360 sales are inflated due to redundant purchases from impatient gamers.

In a recent thread (http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=53884&page=1), I mentioned how I overheard a teenager say how he was going to buy a new 360 to replace his RROD rather than sending it in.  I assumed this kid was just an idiot and asked people to reassure me he was, but I was completely FLOORED by how many people replied to this thread that buying a new console was no big deal and they had either done it themselves, would do it themselves or know someone who has done just such a thing.  This thread is a request to VGChartz staff and data gathering people.  If possible, can we do some sort of poll/study about how many 360 consoles are redundant sales to someone replacing a defective system?  In other words, despite how many systems your site has tracked being sold, how many have been to UNIQUE users?  If this phenomenon doesn't exist and is just BS from people yanking my chain, I'd be interested to know that as well.  If it is true, even to a small extent, I don't want to hear any 360 owners complain about the price of a PS3 if they are willing to shell out twice (or more) for the 360.



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So? I have bought 2 ps1... and a PSone... A PS2.. and a PS2slim.. a DS and a DSlite... What's your point?



 

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Same lies as usual spread all over again. (based on cherry picked anecdotal evidence at best)

25 million X360's sold in three years is a huge success no matter how you spin it.


Nearly 50 million units will have been sold when Xbox 3 launches in Nov 2011.

Over 55 million X360 consoles will be sold in total, life-time.



NiKKoM said:
So? I have bought 2 ps1... and a PSone... A PS2.. and a PS2slim.. a DS and a DSlite... What's your point?

 

 

The point is that there is a warranty in place that allows 360 owners to get their console repaired for FREE, yet people still elect to just buy a new one.  I'm sure that any of your hardware that was defective was out of warranty or at least you upgraded to a different model and were getting something different such as going from DS to DS Lite.



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Slimebeast said:

Same lies as usual spread all over again. (based on cherry picked anecdotal evidence at best)

25 million X360's sold in three years is a huge success no matter how you spin it.


Nearly 50 million units will have been sold when Xbox 3 launches in Nov 2011.

Over 55 million X360 consoles will be sold in total, life-time.

 

 

I'm completely open to the idea that it is just bullshit.  I just want to know the truth.  I'll probably buy a 360 at some point, just not right now.



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well lets start removing ps1 and ps2 sales... snes sales too.... gameboy sales.... and those of every one who scratched a cd/dvd... or destroyed a cart....

or this is a retarded point that does not really effect sales in a major way



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You're truly grasping at straws if you think a significant amount of people actually bought a second Xbox 360 while not at least selling their first system or letting someone else use it.



Grasp at straws much? If you can't wait 5-10 days to get your 360 fixed you must be addicted beyond belief.

I would imagine a few people do go off and buy a 360 when their original RROD's. But they probably were probably thinking of purchasing another anyway.



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Maybe they bought a new one because some have modded their first one and it broke... O_o



 

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Would maybe affect 1 percent total sales MAX. Probably much less.

Doesnt make one jot of difference......