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Xbox 360 hasn’t won PS3 sales battle just yet

It has been a while since we last heard of any direct console vs console boasts, but you may be interested to hear that Microsoft has once again gone on the direct offensive against Sony by claiming that the Xbox 360 will end up as the best selling console ahead of the PS3 by the end of 2012 in the UK.

It’s obviously not the first time that Microsoft has spoken publicly about their much loved console in comparison to rival efforts from Sony and Microsoft, but it is unusual in the fact that Microsoft appear to be adamant that the Xbox 360 cannot be beaten by the PS3 sales this year – as far as the UK is concerned anyway.

Pawan Bhardwaj is the product manager for Xbox Live and he recently said the following in a statement to CVG: “The data we have is for the January to September period, but I can absolutely assure you that the Xbox 360 will be the best-selling console for the calendar year”.

That’s a pretty bold statement there you have to say and we’ll be very surprised if Sony’s own product manager doesn’t come out in retaliation and say that the PS3 will actually outperform the Xbox 360 before the end of the year. Having said that, how many of you believe that Microsoft is telling the truth here and that they can’t be beaten this year?

Looking on the horizon, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that most gamers will be picking up Black Ops 2 on the Xbox 360 due to all of the under the table DLC agreements going on, the same goes for Skyrim and the possibility of a third expansion called Dragonborn. Halo 4 will also help to shift Xbox 360 hardware units, so can Sony compete with this?

Sony has just released their super slim PS3 console and this may be a key factor in the battle, with retailers very likely to introduce price cuts during the busy holiday season. As far as software is concerned, there is the exclusive content for Asssassin’s Creed 3, Wonderbook, DUST 514 and PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale all still to come.

It’s going to be a close battle for sure, but who do you think is going to win the sales battle between Sony and Microsoft? We don’t think it’s going to be a clear cut one horse race in Microsoft’s favor. Let us know what you think about this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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darkz
darkz

doesn’t matter which console you have it’s just a system people have different reason why they buy, it doesn’t make it better than the other .(for me i bought the ps3 because it free to play online which is all i need and the new psn store sucks too much on the screen)

hehe
hehe

Easy think!
(i have both 360/PS3)
you buy xbox360 for hmm 10$ and you keep pay hmm 1$ every 30days to get your self online. Or you buy PS3 20$ and free to play online for a life time ? or what you think which one suck you money ?

ArseneWenger30 (PSN ID )
ArseneWenger30 (PSN ID )

There is no upside to owning a 360 unless you want to play HALO,which is overrated. The PS3 is a great system and I would not have an XBOX given to me.

PleaseBillDontSue
PleaseBillDontSue

Xbox sold a lot because of RROD. Made to last my ass. The more RROD, the more – Oh were gonna put those replacement consoles on the “it counts as a new Xbox” list. My Game boy, bought in 1993, still works. Game Gear in 1993, Screen,audio and games work; my game boy color, 1998, had a few dents, but still works; my Ps1, bought in 1999, never failed; Ps2 in 2002, still alive and kicking, Xbox 360, 2006, dead in a year, replaced 3 times, in 2008, 2009 and 2011. If I had a Tv that blew like that… Read more »

Superman
Superman

The only people who believe than an Xbox 360 can actually beat a PS3 is any area is a hardcore X360 fan boy. I’ve owned both consoles. It is down to personal preference but Sony has proved with figures and statistics the PS3 is not only more powerful than the Xbox, but outsold. Exclusives aren’t an area the Xbox touches either, come on… MGS4 trumps ALL as a game.

Dave 1
Dave 1

This is so funny watching ps3 and Xbox 360 fanboys arguing about which one is better. The Gaming pc is years ahead of either the Xbox 360 or Ps3. Save up you’re pennies or Cents and get a pc desktop instead. Prices range from about £ 586 – £ 800/ $ 944.94- $1290.02

Ralph
Ralph

i don’t know about all you fan boys but since i bought my Xbox 360 in 2005, it has yet to broke down, i still have it, works fine, halo 4, fable, gears of war…hands down best games to play ONLINE without the lag…i would pay 50 bucks a year to play LAG FREE GAMES ONLINE!

Daniel Morrison

Come on kids play nice Its about personnel preference the ps3 aint perfect but you sit there and think the xbox is some GOD console and think that having 6 halo games gives you the edge,And you think call of duty is a copy and paste game? LOL you wanna sit back and take a hard long look at the state of xbox,

Nicoli

Since 2k5, I’ve owned 10 360s, since 06 i’ve owned 4 PS3s. I got both consoles from the very beginning and what is beyond aggravating is hearing people say the 360 has the best library. That’s horseshizza. The 360 has been the most expensive, most unreliable console I’ve ever had to deal with. Both the 360 and PS3 have come a very long way though, but in the end the PS3 has the hands down BEST exclusives I’ve ever played, and if you don’t think so, then you just haven’t played any Uncharted game or MGS4. Multi-plat games,have mostly been… Read more »

My
My

Oh my, just saw all the previous comment’s, seems it’s not only the writers of this site that don’t have a clue about sales either 😛

My
My

And Microsoft were absoloutely right to make that statement. The UK market behaves much like the US market, where PS3 hasn’t outsold the 360 in nearly 3 years, it’s not about to start either. 360 will already be ahead of PS3 by a certain amount, why exactly is PS3 not only going to overtake 360 over xmas in weekly sales (with no reason?) but enough to cut into that lead 360 has built up.

Please use common sense.

marhorn
marhorn

Xbox 360 has won this gen….for that matter Xbox won the last gen. It ain’t always about sales or numbers, its about what people believe (or perceive) to be the market leader. When the original Xbox came along it changed the game and the 360 for coming out that long ago…to do all the things it does now is crazy! And bluray is just 25g instead of 9g but it has like 3 games that utilise it. For that matter I watch all my stuff on pure HD on my Xbox no one needs bluray anymore. This site just reports… Read more »

Ceev Xiong

I am only looking for a possible remake of final fantasy 7 on the PS3 that include voice cast. Other than that, there’s no need to pick one up.

MacVities
MacVities

LOL, The PS3 has outsold the XBox360 every year for the past 5 years, according to OFFICIAL end of year sales, from the official reports. The hyperbole that the media report uses cherrypicked territory wins, rather than whole picture. Microsoft are easily in last place this generation, despite launching 16 months before anyone else. You also have to question how many are replacement consoles, as with a 50%+ failure rate, it’s going to be a HUGE proportion… OFFICIAL SALES FIGURES: PS3 Xbox360 2011: 13.9m 13.6m 2010: 14.3m 11.9m 2009: 13.0m 11.7m 2008: 10.1m 10.0m 2007: 9.1m 7.7m 

Cory Vincent

Playstation is just not the innovator they used to be. Xbox 360 has had the longest life of any console ever created. From what my 360 did when I first opened it to all of the things it does now is a mind blower. When I bought my 360 almost 10 years ago I had no clue that in the future it would stream Netflix, Hulu, Presidential elections, have an IE web browser, or Kinect.

Bom Kitinan

hah we PS3 got exclusive on assassin creed 3 just that alone will beat all of your shitbox dlc hahaha and by the way Gran turismo 5 is way better than Forza , hell for example in forza motorsport what kind of a car that started the engine but the monitor screen doesn’t turn on Period lol . Better graphic my arse we got Blu-ray disc what do you got Shitty box with a shitty disc inside ? and by the way nobody is using PC anymore they moved on to Apple . Period

Lightf33t
Lightf33t

Another thing I’d like to add is that, from my experience, 360 updates are very quick, whereas PS3 patches and updates take unacceptably long times to download. I’ve got a fantastic connection with Virgin Media (can stream movies easily), so it’s not the connection to blame for the Resistance 3 patch/update taking an hour to download.

Unnacceptable, Sony.

Lightf33t
Lightf33t

Having owned both a 360 and a PS3, I most definitely enjoyed the 360 SO much more. Unfortunately the 360 died (RROD) a year ago and I only have the PS3 now. People are mentioning so-called exclusives on PS3 but there are more exclusives on the 360 and a much bigger catalogue of games. Another thing I loved about the 360 was the superior controller. The PS3 controller is so small and uncomfortable, and the analogue sticks are too sensitive. That’s another major dealbreaker for me. It’s such a shame that the 360 hardware (At least in the earlier versions)… Read more »

Rogue
Rogue

I love my PS3 fat. More than my Xbox 360 in quite a few ways. But there’s no way that the PS3 can beat the monster that is the Xbox 360 until attitudes at Sony change drastically. Mutilating the PS3 & soon the PS vita (believe me it’s going to happen), isn’t the way forward. All Sony have to do is realise what they have, use it in a less restrictive & more innovative way. Copy & improve on what Mircosoft do and are doing. Advertise with more frequency and in a way that connects to it’s customers better, (in… Read more »

Justajoe
Justajoe

Definitely PS3 for me no amount of DLC exclusivity could ever make me buy an Xbox

HD
HD

360 > PS3. Xbox is 10x better and has Halo 4, Forza Motorsport.

yeahisaidit
yeahisaidit

360 sucks and call of duty is extremely overrated. PS3 all the way it just has tooooo many awesome exclusives.

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