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Post by trog @ 01:32pm 15/05/08 | 10 Comments
Microsoft have proudly announced that they're the first next-generation console system to hit 10 million sales in the US:
"This year will be the largest in the history of the video game industry, with Xbox 360 leading the charge in the U.S. and abroad," said Don Mattrick, senior vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. "History has shown us that the first company to reach 10 million in console sales wins the generation battle. We are uniquely positioned to set a new benchmark for the industry."
Be interesting to see how many units sold in the last few weeks with the arrival of GTA4. Definitely puts them in a good position in the US at least, although the BBC recently reported that the PlayStation 3 is doing a little better than the Xbox, at least in recent days.



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boba
Posted 01:52pm 15/5/08
I like how they don't count the Wii as it's not next-gen
Idol
Posted 02:05pm 15/5/08
cos it's the subsequent gen after that.
trog
Posted 02:10pm 15/5/08
I just assumed next-gen didn't include the Wii; would seriously claim that its a next-gen console in the same way that an Xbox 360/PS3 is?
Nathan
Posted 04:04pm 15/5/08
Its next-gen in an entirely different way

According to ShackNews, MS later qualified the comment to be next-generation HD consoles.

I expect later in later announcements it will be next-generation HD consoles that don't have Blu-Ray.
Nathan
Posted 04:06pm 15/5/08
... In that, I'd argue the Wii is the only next-gen console. 360 and PS3 are just catching up with what PC has had for years - higher resolution graphics.
trog
Posted 04:07pm 15/5/08
I expect later in later announcements it will be next-generation HD consoles that don't have Blu-Ray.
haha
Obes
Posted 04:28pm 15/5/08
I just assumed next-gen didn't include the Wii; would seriously claim that its a next-gen console in the same way that an Xbox 360/PS3 is?


Why ?
Wiimote ? Bluetooth controllers with speakers rumble accelerometers
Balance Board ?

Whats xbox and ps3 got ? ... graphics

xbox is getting their wiimote clone in the next 12 months maybe ...
Midda
Posted 08:04pm 15/5/08
It's the next generation of Nintendo. It came out after the Gamecube, did it not? So one one argue that it being the next generation, it would be called next-gen. Well, they're current-gen now, but you get when I mean.

(insert Wii = 2 Gamecubes duct-taped together jokes below)
nF
Posted 08:14pm 15/5/08
its current gen for f**** sake, xbox is like 2 years old now.

Midda
Posted 08:25pm 15/5/08
Yeah, it's pretty dumb. They still occasionally get referred to as next-gen at work too, and you'd expect a games studio to know better.
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