Xbox 360 fights back

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Microsoft has reclaimed its crown as the UK’s No.1 platform holder.
Xbox has shared a number of statistics with MCV to remind us all who’s the boss in the current console cycle.
It follows an impressive run from PS3. Sony’s console trended ahead of 360 during June and July, thanks to The Last of Us and momentum after E3. But in August Xbox reclaimed its crown. Microsoft says more 360s have been sold this year than any other console.
Xbox games have accounted for 38.2 per cent of all games sold in 2013 so far – PS3 accounted for 25.5 per cent.
And to rub salt in the wound the platform holder released stats that say 66 per cent of Saints Row IV sales were on 360 (versus 34 per cent for PS3) and 61 per cent of Splinter Cell sales were on 360 (versus 36 per cent for PS3).
The gloves really are off.
All stats are from GfK Chart-Track reports.
“Xbox 360 continues to be the most popular place to play games in the UK,” Xbox UK marketing head Harvey Eagle told MCV. “Not only is Xbox 360 back as the No.1 console in the UK, software sales are strong across all titles with Xbox enjoying a majority share of some of the biggest games in the UK charts at the moment.
“We see this demand continuing over the coming months, as well as extremely strong pre-orders for Xbox One with Day One Editions sold out at many retailers."
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/xbox-360-fights-back-in-august/0121324
 

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Going off previous numbers MS has a couple Mill lead over Sony in the UK and now a couple K over Nintendo.

Be interesting to see what GTA V sells best on.
 

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I have no doubts that they will.
I'm also hoping they announce something big just before launch to get people even more pumped about the system. Something totally unexpected,something that will create lots of buzz. If they do ,remember this post.
 

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Going off previous numbers MS has a couple Mill lead over Sony in the UK and now a couple K over Nintendo.

Be interesting to see what GTA V sells best on.
They surpassed the Wii in the UK? Link? That doesn't sound right.
 

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hopefully they keep this momentum with Xbox One.
They are going to struggle to maintain that momentum at £425.

The 360's price in the UK was spot on from launch, the barrier to entry was low for the Core and was a mainstream friendly price.

Expect a big price cut or a Kinect-less model around March/April.
 

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Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting 2013 - Kevin Turner says that Xbox was the world leader for last year.
 

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"Xbox Live one of the largest paid services in the world - 48 millions subs in 41 countries" - Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting
 

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Is it Gold only now? Don't think MS have ever separated the Silver/Gold numbers?
 

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Maybe all those bloody subscribers means they can lower the price sometime.

I understand that not being free has probably gave it the edge over PSN (I didn't know you had to load the PStore independently, this is an outrage to my short attention span!) but cabon shelly, a $20 price drop would go so far.
 

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MS make so much off Gold they will feel no need to lower it.

Instead they will continue to add as much stuff for Gold members. Remember when Gold first started it was just for online gaming but now days you get so much more.
 

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Got a link? As I said all Ive ever seen MS do is bundle the 2 together.
 

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Got a link? As I said all Ive ever seen MS do is bundle the 2 together.
It was said at the Financial Analysts meeting, MS should post a video soon. The session with Kevin Turner. He said "PAID" subscription service, which means Gold sub.
 

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I am floored by how much the Xbox has planted itself in Europe and North America. Going from zero market share to nearly half the market in Europe and domination in North America. Seeing them lead in the UK is a pretty amazing feat that is for sure.