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Post by trog @ 01:49pm 06/01/09 | 18 Comments
Many, many years that have passed since the Xbox 360 was unleashed, and Microsoft have just announced that 2008 was the "biggest year ever" for its gaming console:
Despite a tough economy, the gaming industry held strong in 2008 and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system recorded the biggest year in Xbox history, with more consoles, games and online entertainment experiences sold than any previous year. It was a year in which life-to-date unit sales of Xbox 360 systems climbed to 28 million consoles worldwide -- expanding the product's lead over Sony PlayStation 3 to more than 8 million units.
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Xbox 360 is experiencing record-setting sales around the globe, particularly in Japan and Europe, nearly doubling market share in these key territories. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) specifically, Xbox 360 has now sold more than 8 million units, extending its lead over the PS3 by more than 1 million units.
If you picked up a new console over Christmas, what was it?



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Sc00bs
Posted 01:53pm 06/1/09
i'd say thats because they have a barebox pos for $200 and the cheapest ps3 is still 600ish
tequila
Posted 02:26pm 06/1/09
I loved this from /.



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An anonymous reader writes "In terms of console usage, the aging PS2 still leads the competition, according to data from US research firm Nielsen. Data the company compiled between January and October 2008 shows that the PS2 commanded 31.7 percent of the total number of minutes spent playing consoles. Only 37.9 percent of play time took place on current-gen systems, with the Xbox 360 (17.2 percent) leading the Wii (13.4 percent) and the PS3 (7.3 percent). Users even spent more time playing on the original Xbox (9.7 percent) than the PS3, while Nintendo's GameCube (4.6 percent) wasn't far behind Sony's new console either."

mongie
Posted 02:52pm 06/1/09
Yeah, I got my 2nd Xbox for christmas. First one was modded and then RROD'd.

Actually, who is the dude who always asks if people have bought one?
d0mino
Posted 02:52pm 06/1/09
oh snizap original xbox pwns ps3.
Merky007
Posted 03:00pm 06/1/09
mongie him ^ domin0 :P
mission
Posted 03:16pm 06/1/09
I bought on 2 months before Christmas, right before the second price drop :(
ctd
Posted 03:17pm 06/1/09
You know what other elite gaming system machine had a good year? The PC.
Merky007
Posted 03:20pm 06/1/09
sure... 6 months after the console releases came out, grrrrr.
Zylox
Posted 08:20pm 06/1/09
2009 is Xbox 360's Biggest Year for "RED Ring of Death" returns...
ViscoS
Posted 09:47pm 06/1/09
Wow... Microsoft doesn't take Nintendo seriously at all...
Haklin
Posted 07:31pm 07/1/09
I still picked up a ps3 (my first console since the sega mega drive) during xmas. Best choice I've made. Prefer the controller over xbox's, the free gaming access is a bonus, bluray is a winner on the plasma screen and the longevity and 'future proofness' it offers was a good feeling.

Ps3 was designed with a 10 year cycle while the xbox360 will soon be surpassed by the xbox720 and the Wii will no doubt be redesigned.

I've loved pc gaming for years and years however I'm really enjoying the 'put in cd and simply play' style of consoles. A feeling that with PC gaming isn't always there. Your always wondering how much juice you can get of the system, is the virus scanner disabled, have I defragged, are there any new drivers, whats the new video card etc etc.
ctd
Posted 07:38pm 07/1/09
MORE LIKE AUSXBOXGAMERS
Bah
Posted 07:44am 08/1/09
Ps3 was designed with a 10 year cycle while the xbox360 will soon be surpassed by the xbox720 and the Wii will no doubt be redesigned.
Fanboy much? All of them will milk their consoles for as long as they can, and if sony can't milk the ps3 for 10 years, it will soon be surpassed by the ps4, and if the xbox360 sales keep picking up the 720 won't be sen for a long time.

last edited by Bah at 07:44:14 08/Jan/09
ViscoS
Posted 02:45pm 09/1/09
I see it lasting 10 years simply because the ps4 won't sell and it will pull the same stunt the ps2 has.
Reduaram
Posted 03:12pm 09/1/09
March 2009 will mark PS2's 10 years of gaming.
Khel
Posted 03:30pm 09/1/09
Who knows, maybe in 10 years time there'll be more than 1 or 2 games on PS3 worth buying!
d0mino
Posted 05:27pm 09/1/09
hi guys if anyone buys a 360 pm me for a free game.
defi
Posted 06:45pm 09/1/09
I brought the 360 elite edition today - only to find out one of the four games i get with the pack was used...

cannot wait to take it back to EB tommorow.
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