Posts filed under ‘360’

Xbox 360 To Get A Price-Cut

Xbox 360 is the leader in the console war so far, having an almost full year head start above its competitors. The Wii is catching up surprisingly fast, and the PS3 is getting good momentum with sales up 135% due to price cuts.

Sony is a great example of what price-cuts can do. The Xbox 360’s continuous stream of hardware failure seems to be holding its pure potential quite a bit. Microsoft is hoping that a $50 price-cut, added value packs, and an array of different versions will keep the Xbox 360 a strong console.

The versions of the Xbox include the core package, premium package, and the Elite. These systems should start to sell for $249, $359, and $429, respectively, early next month.

There is no doubt that Microsoft is starting to really slow down in the console war. Maybe they can revive themselves with these new price cuts, new games and the limited edition Halo model.

The 360 is a great, well priced system, but due to hardware failure, and the Wii, it looks like its going to a lose the little foothold that it had at the first of this little war.


July 25, 2007 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

PS3 Xbox 360 Wii: Total Sales

Here is a table of the latest numbers in sales with all 3 systems.


Current trends show that the Xbox 360 sales are not holding strong, (possibly due to failure rates) and are actually starting to round off. The PS3, with the new price cuts and value packs, are starting to grow fairly rapid. And as always the Wii sales are standing strong.

The PS3 is selling a bit less then half of the other two, and the Wii is almost as much as the XBOX. So there you have it, the current figures.

What do you think is going to happen up until Christmas? What about during Christmas?

Note: these numbers are as of June 2007 and are in millions

July 19, 2007 at 8:18 pm 1 comment

HD DVD vs Blu-Ray Disc

Whats the difference. There are many difference in HD and Blu. Blu ray, on average, holds about 60% more data then HD. The bit rates are faster on Blu, in every catagory, that I have seen. It is, in most cases, more advanced then HD. A downside to Blu discs is the way they are made. When recording them, the tilt the laser on a different angle (which is why you cant play blu ray in hd players and vice versa) which allows them to store data closer to the surface, for more room. The problem with this, is scratches are potentially more harmful to the disc. To fix that problem, Sony coats the disc with a specially designed coating. This is supposed to be extremely strong. But it costs more. Also the technology is a little more advanced, so the players cost a bit more.

Now for a while Blu ray players have been selling more software, and more hardware then HD. But HD is claiming to be catchy up, and actually passing Blu-Ray. But a recent discovery in the numbers show that HD is not counting PS3 as a Blu-ray Disc player.

Should Ps3 be counted in? Is Sony just pulling out another beta? Who do you prefer, and why?

July 18, 2007 at 12:04 pm 6 comments

PS3 vs XBOX 360 vs Wii

Ok my last post seemed to stir up all the xbox 360 and wii fans. (not just them though) So i decided to do a little debating session. This is how it works:

Put who you personally like the most.

Then Type who you think will win in the long wrong. If you use facts that are not common knowlage, please post a site link, or something to indicate that your not fudging numbers and bullsh!ting.

After that, post some ideas you think may help a system in the race.

I will post my personal opinion as an example to follow.

 Let the debate begin!

July 17, 2007 at 4:12 pm 8 comments