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Halo 3/BioShock Sales Push Xbox360 Sales Ahead of Wii

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For a while, the Nintendo Wii was truly the king of consoles. It had all sorts of fun games, it was easy to use, and it was cheap as dirt (relatively speaking). However, with the release of such extremely well done games as BioShock and Halo 3 to the Xbox360, many gamers are picking up an Xbox 360 just to play said games. In fact, just last month, Xbox 360 sales effectively doubled, according to recent NPD figures. Overall, Microsoft sold 527,800 Xbox360s, Nintendo sold 501,000 Wiis, and Sony sold 119,400 PS3s.

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For a while, the Nintendo Wii was truly the king of consoles. It had all sorts of fun games, it was easy to use, and it was cheap as dirt (relatively speaking). However, with the release of such extremely well done games as BioShock and Halo 3 to the Xbox360, many gamers are picking up an Xbox 360 just to play said games. In fact, just last month, Xbox 360 sales effectively doubled, according to recent NPD figures. Overall, Microsoft sold 527,800 Xbox360s, Nintendo sold 501,000 Wiis, and Sony sold 119,400 PS3s.

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Nice! Just would be cool if all of the Halo3 owners picked up a real game like Orange Box - because I like pwning noobs.
 

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or SOF especially the 2nd. like to see people converting from Halo to SOF. so few have been able to get the grips of the change apart from a special few i know!!
 
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Nice! Just would be cool if all of the Halo3 owners picked up a real game like Orange Box - because I like pwning noobs.
haha yeah but TF 2 is very noob friendly you can be really cheap or learn to play like a fps player and melt faces most noobs become engies and just build a sentry and sit in a corner
 
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HL2 is good in its own right, if you PC's owners had Halo 3 now you would not be as excited about HL2 just at the moment. you also have to remember that halo has built up a loyal fan base just as HL2 has done. so the only winner is the gamer and which every game they wish to play :toast:
 
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Nice, I picked up my Elite last month just for Halo 3 :rockout:
 
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HL2 pwns all games, im the fan number one of all stuff related to HL
You realize this thread has nothing to do with HL2 do you? :slap: :laugh: :p

But yeah, HL2 is awesome also, haven't had a chance to try Ep. 2 yet though... :respect:
 
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This article is for lack of a better phrase full of shit. The only reason xbox outsold Wii during one month is due to Nintendo STILL having trouble keeping stock for demand. Wii is only 100 thousand units behind XBOX 360 in total sales! Wii has only been out for a year, Xbox 360 has been out for what, like 2.5 years. This article makes a big deal over under a 28K difference in units sold this month. Also keep this in mind, for a while Microsoft has lost money for each 360 sold, Nintendo makes $50 for every Wii sold. Whose the real winner here?
 

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This article is for lack of a better phrase full of shit. The only reason xbox outsold Wii during one month is due to Nintendo STILL having trouble keeping stock for demand. Wii is only 100 thousand units behind XBOX 360 in total sales! Wii has only been out for a year, Xbox 360 has been out for what, like 2.5 years. This article makes a big deal over under a 28K difference in units sold this month. Also keep this in mind, for a while Microsoft has lost money for each 360 sold, Nintendo makes $50 for every Wii sold. Whose the real winner here?
Wow where do I begin?

well for starters This article isnt full of shit otherwise it wouldnt even be in the news section.

Considering the fact that the Wiis are far easier and faster to produce than the xbox 360 that partially explains the reason why thier number of consoles sold has been so high, (plus the fact that there is still huge demand for it.)

The fact that Wii was finally ahead of the 360 for total console sales before Halo 3 and Bioshock were released speaks multitudes of the fact that xbox was able to catch back up.


Also Microsoft is beleive it or not starting to make money on the 360 with the same prices. The production has allowed them to actually start making money off of each 360 sold for now. Plus with 65 nm being here this will only increase. Microsoft is trying to finally make a profit off of the losses from the xbox and xbox 360 incurred each of the early stages of each console by summer 2008 so they want to maximize their profit for awhile and who can blame them for this. So the Wii isnt the only console out there nowadays making money:slap: