Thought i'd share this!! GO X BOX!!!

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  1. cardo69

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    Xbox 360 has outsold Wii, DS and PS3 in UK, 2009

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    [​IMG]The Microsoft Xbox 360 has outsold all of its rivals in the UK this year, according to the latest figures released by Gfk Chart-Track.
    Analysis of the difference between Chart-Track figures released in late January and those released now, at the end of June, collated by Gamezine.co.uk, show that the Microsoft Xbox 360 had sold 600,000 units in that time period. The Nintendo Wii sold 300,000 and the Nintendo DS and DSi together sold 400,000. The Sony PS3 sold 300,000 and the Sony PSP sold 100,000.
    The overall picture still has the Nintendo DS and DSi having outsold all other consoles over its lifetime, with the Nintendo Wii the bestselling home console too. Lifetime sales are (in descending order): Nintendo DS/DSi – 9.4 million; Nintendo Wii – 5.4 million; Microsoft Xbox 360 – 3.9 million; Sony PSP – 3.3 million; Sony PS3 – 2.2 million.

    SOURCE: Xbox 360 has outsold Wii, DS and PS3 in UK, 2009 - mirror.co.uk
     
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    Without trying to sound like a fanboy its the cheapest of the 3 consoles and has the best game / online service in my opinion. Nice to know others think so too! Good news (Y)
     
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    It's cheaper and does pretty much the exact same as the PS3 which is why I went for it and has many more better games than the wii.
     
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    I heard somewhere that Metal Gear Solid could possibly be released on X Box, that could be good....
     
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  6. Dark Scyth

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    Something I never really understood is why someone would like one console over another. Every console has their pros and cons and every console will have pros and cons. It may be because of a common error (RRoD) which would make people stay away from the console or maybe because you can only get a game on a certain console which would attract people.(like Halo 3 for 360 and Metal Gear Solid 4 for PS3 and soon to be Monster Hunter 3 for Wii, well in the US and UK soon, already out in Japan.)
     
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    KillerWhiteMan Burnout Racer

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    I wouldn't mind sounding like a fanboy. The 360 gives players the most for their money and do their best to take care of their customers.
     
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    They don't do their best to take care of you on the phone. All that happened is they annoyed the hell outta me. They kept trying to tell me that my 1 year warranty on my 360 that I didn't have for a year expired. Xbox may give people the most for their money but PS3 might too. Something else I always found odd is that people would badmouth other consoles they never played. Though I can't really say that this is odd because I used to do the same thing about Xbox, I said that is was a bad console when I only had a PS2 when I finally got one I definitely changed my opinion. I used to also think that the Wii would suck (although if I didn't mod it I'd probably still think it did). I must say I a deffinitely happy at with what I got for $250. I love being able to play PS1 games on my Wii, its a little buggy but excellent for a emulator port thats still being worked on.
     
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    I remember that, all the PS2 owners were saying all sorts about the 360 when it launched a year earlier than the PS3 over here, a year later there all buying an Xbox 360 and not a PS3.

    I don’t hate the PS3, it just doesn’t appeal to me. I’m sure in a few years when they’re all going for £50 it would make a great Linux media centre.
     
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    Prime buying time right there, I plan to buy one of each of this generation on their last waves like I did with the xbox 1 and gamecube. The xbox makes for a damn good media center at the £50 it cost.
     
  11. Dark Scyth

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    I do want a PS3 but really the only game I can think that I'd want is Metal Gear Solid 4, so I can definitely wait.
     
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    I want a PS3 for Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, and definitely God of War III. I have a couple of checks coming within the next couple of weeks with some overtime at work so maybe I'll put some of the money aside and go pick myself up a PS3. I think I can get the 20% off of it if I use my employee discount at Gamecrazy ;).
     
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    I don't think the discount is that generous. If it is then more power to you. Killzone 2 would be cool to have. The only other game besides MGS4 that I would want would be Kingdom Hearts 3 which should come out sometime soon (hopefully).
     
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    Well 20% off would get me about $100 off the $500 bundle that they have.
     
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    I have to agree, xbox is the best. on the other consoles its either low grade graphix, or just plain problems.
     
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    I have Ps3 with Metal Gear Solid 4, it is hott!!! Be sure to get a cooling fan, because the ps3 really really gets hott!!! ;)
     
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    Totally agree, I got my Xbox about 5 years ago now and never looked back. I would honestly say it gets more use than my 360 because of XBMC.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I am very dedicated to my Xbox. I enjoy that console more than any others, but have wanted a PS3 for a while now. I had been holding off for as long as possible, but with God of War III coming up, and the fact that I have extra $ coming next week, I figure now is a good time to buy. I also wanted the PS3 for games that are only on that console like I mentioned: MGS 4, Killzone 2, Uncharted, and probably inFamous. Plus, I can use the PS3 as my Blu-Ray player since I wanted to get one anyway. I figure I might as well put out an extra $200 and get a console and a Blu-Ray player in one package.
     
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    Is Nintendo Wii fever finally on the wane?
    That's apparently the case in the UK, where the Xbox 360 is outselling the Wii by a two-to-one margin, according to new figures released by Europe's leading videogame retailer.
    The GAME Group (think of it as the UK's version of EB Games or GameStop) reports that between February and June of this year, Nintendo sold a mere 300,000 Wiis. By comparison, Microsoft sold 600,000 Xbox 360s.
    To be fair, the Wii costs about $100 more than the entry-level Xbox 360 in Fortress Europe. And Nintendo's machine is still tops in the UK, with a user base of about 5.4 million compared with the Xbox 360's 3.9 million.
    But even die-hard, Power Glove-wearing Nintendo supporters have to wonder if that epidemic of shovelware is starting to sink the Wii. Even casual gamers are starting to understand why the Wii has the worst-reviewed games of the Big Three consoles.
    (Oh, and in case you're curious, Her Majesty Elizabeth II is "hooked" on the Wii. We hear British inmates favour Sony's PlayStation 3.)

    SOURCE: Battle of Britain: Xbox 360 outselling Wii 2 to 1 in UK - In the Game
     
  20. Dark Scyth

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    I can agree about most of the Wii games being total failures. The only games that are good for it are: TLoZ: Twilight Princess, Tales of Symphonia: DotNW, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Resident Evil 4 (yes its a port but still a damn good game), No More Heros, Metroid Prime 3, Dragon Quest Swords, and Fire Emblem. I also highly anticipate Monster Hunter 3 as so far this game has yet to let me down.

    I couldn't under any circumstances see anyone getting a Wii when it first came out. Unless of course if it was for the younger kids. Back then there was only a few bad games for it, now there are MANY bad games for it.
     

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