View Full Version : Xbox 360 keys to victory

05-15-07, 04:17 PM
Microsoft has had a one-year head start, and they recently announced that they've shipped 11 million Xbox 360s worldwide. Their games portfolio got a major shot in the arm over the last holiday season thanks to Epic's Gears of War, which in January reached 3 million in sales. Microsoft's first-party offerings will be further bolstered by Mass Effect, Forza Motorsport 2, Blue Dragon and of course Halo 3. On top of that, more and more third-party titles, once thought to be PS3 exclusives, are heading to 360—GTA IV, Devil May Cry 4, Assassin's Creed, Virtua Fighter 5, etc.

Microsoft's Xbox business may not be profitable at this stage, but you can't deny that the company has made great strides in both market share and mindshare since entering the video game space back in November 2001. The Xbox 360 is in great shape, but to think that Microsoft has sewn up the console race simply because they're ahead with 11 million shipped (5.3 million sold in the U.S.) would be foolish.

That said, although this article is not meant to be a predictor of things to come, we do think the 360 has a legitimate chance of taking the crown this generation if Microsoft follows these steps (listed in no particular order):

Full article here (http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=16146&ncid=AOLGAM000500000000014)

05-15-07, 04:21 PM
All MS has to do is treat their users and fans well, Sony will implode someday.

05-16-07, 09:34 PM
agreed, im tired of sony and there crap.

360 = Winner in my mind. Great games out already, better games on the way!