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Title: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 22, 2005, 02:14:22 PM
Fuck yeah, pwnz j00 all suckas!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8235960677
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Walter on November 22, 2005, 02:21:36 PM
"I work in the electronics section at walmart, I am personally taking the day off work so that I may wait in line myself to get one of these.  I will be waiting in line for 23 hours before the release date"

This guy has his priorities straight.  If you research the winning bidder, you'll see that he sold his daughter into prostitution to make the paypal payments, and he loves Halo too.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on November 22, 2005, 02:25:35 PM
Screen name might as well be "sucker"

Over a grand?? Thats all sorts of ridiculous.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 22, 2005, 02:27:11 PM
Seriously though, I'd give anything to play Kameo 2 and Project Gotham Racing 3. I'm sure it'd be an incredible, unforgettable experience. :schierke:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: grendelrt on November 22, 2005, 02:50:18 PM
Waited from 930PM to 830AM at Best Buy last night, in the rain with temps around 20-30 Degree and bad winds. At work now ,  going on 28 hours no sleep with my Premium Bundle sitting on my bed with PGR3 waiting. Was it worth it? When I boot it up tonight with in car view, I damn well bet it will be.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 22, 2005, 03:46:47 PM
Waited from 930PM to 830AM at Best Buy last night, in the rain with temps around 20-30 Degree and bad winds. At work now , going on 28 hours no sleep with my Premium Bundle sitting on my bed with PGR3 waiting. Was it worth it? When I boot it up tonight with in car view, I damn well bet it will be.

Why would anyone willingly stand out in the rain in 20/30 degreee weather for a video game system they probably preordered? 28 hours... BAH! Try 96 + then talk!
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: grendelrt on November 22, 2005, 04:12:31 PM
Why would anyone willingly stand out in the rain in 20/30 degreee weather for a video game system they probably preordered? 28 hours... BAH! Try 96 + then talk!

Couldnt preorder, every single store near me sold out back in like May. I tried hehe. I also tried CC preorder that started Friday at 2pm and got screwed. Tried Walmart for midnight launch, thye had people in line at 7am for a 12am launch (I was at work). So willingly, barely lol. All said and done, I will lose one nights sleep for the next 4 years or so of enjoyment I will get out of my 360  :P
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: kubricka on November 22, 2005, 04:57:04 PM
i went to future shop(biggest electronic franchise in canada) at 11am this morning, and they told me the systems are all sold out at 9am.

anyway, i try call of duty in the store, the graphic is amazing, some serious sh%t....
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on November 22, 2005, 05:06:41 PM
Well it looks like the 360'll do alright...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Nomad on November 22, 2005, 06:14:58 PM
  I seriously hope this guy gives the bitter a regular Xbox spraypainted in silver.  What a waste of money.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Psymont 2.0 on November 22, 2005, 07:39:00 PM
hmmm, i check out the xbox trailers for kameo and madden... i just dont see the big deal... it just doesnt seem like a next generation console... when playstaion and dreamcast came out it was like a frickin break through... then there was ps2 and it was like nothing i have ever seen... now we have xbox360... and granted, things are getting much more shiney, but im just not impressed...

just to make my bias clear, im a playstation man... better games
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: handsome rakshas on November 22, 2005, 07:41:24 PM
Congratulations to all X Box 360 owners.
They started lining up at the Best Buy by my house at like 7 pm last night, tents and everything. I always wonder why people would want to wait outside when they could have preordered and gotten one at midnight. To each their own I guess. Heres a short convo I had with one of the fellas at Best Buy last night.

Me: "Whats coming out, PS3?"
Guy camped out: "No, X Box 360"
Me: "Oh, that sucks"
Guy:?
Me: "I heard MGS4 was coming out for X Box 360"
Guy: "No, thats for PS3"
Me: "Oh, that REALLY sucks"

I'm such a ball buster
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on November 22, 2005, 07:44:22 PM
Perfect Dark Zero is getting good reviews.  But I still don't see the point at buying this thing at launch.  Wait for the PS3 to come out or something, or at least when it goes down in price...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Stiler on November 22, 2005, 07:49:32 PM
Lucky :p.

I literally stood out in 41degree weather for two hours (Waitied in the car before that) with about 12 other people at my local k-mart only to be told "sorry we didn't get any."

They wouldn't even let us put our name on the list to have first dibs when they do get them in....which really pissed me off.

Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Darkadien Zurel on November 22, 2005, 08:03:24 PM
Im with CnC, Perfect Dark Zero looks good but besides that only game ive seen ill want for X-box 360 is Dead or Alive 4.  So ill be waiting for this one till good games come out or it lowers in price.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: grendelrt on November 22, 2005, 08:09:21 PM
You do realize pre orders were shorted all over the nation, most EB/Gamestops/etc didnt get anywhere near the amounts they had pre ordered for first shipment.

Congratulations to all X Box 360 owners.
They started lining up at the Best Buy by my house at like 7 pm last night, tents and everything. I always wonder why people would want to wait outside when they could have preordered and gotten one at midnight. To each their own I guess. Heres a short convo I had with one of the fellas at Best Buy last night.

Me: "Whats coming out, PS3?"
Guy camped out: "No, X Box 360"
Me: "Oh, that sucks"
Guy:?
Me: "I heard MGS4 was coming out for X Box 360"
Guy: "No, thats for PS3"
Me: "Oh, that REALLY sucks"

I'm such a ball buster
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Walter on November 22, 2005, 09:07:05 PM
You do realize pre orders were shorted all over the nation, most EB/Gamestops/etc didnt get anywhere near the amounts they had pre ordered for first shipment.

WAITING IN LINE FOR VIDEO GAMES IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!!

It's really hard to like XBOX360 when the name itself implies redundancy.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on November 22, 2005, 09:20:46 PM
WAITING IN LINE FOR VIDEO GAMES IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!!

It's really hard to like XBOX360 when the name itself implies redundancy.
lolz ur such a nubcakes!!111 Teh 360 is going to be teh bests kthxbye
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on November 22, 2005, 09:22:37 PM
WAITING IN LINE FOR VIDEO GAMES IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!!

It's really hard to like XBOX360 when the name itself implies redundancy.

Nintendo Revolution (one if its definitions) iplies the same thing.

They should call the non-harddrive version XBOX 180.  It would make more sense.
I was a fan of XBOX Next.  that was catchy, baby...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 22, 2005, 09:25:26 PM
omg.... They were selling around 600 just 24 hrs ago. This is just simply insane. My friend was going to buy one for 400 at best buy and then sell it on ebay. Damn.....
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: handsome rakshas on November 22, 2005, 09:49:08 PM
Perfect Dark Zero is getting good reviews.  But I still don't see the point at buying this thing at launch.  Wait for the PS3 to come out or something, or at least when it goes down in price...

I love you, man

You do realize pre orders were shorted all over the nation, most EB/Gamestops/etc didnt get anywhere near the amounts they had pre ordered for first shipment.


If you act in time you will  get  one. If you wait for the last minute to preorder
I assume that person is not a fan and does not deserve one. I could've preordered the 360 like 900 times but why would I do that?

But anyway.....

SHAME ON YOU ALL!

http://thecobraunit.gamingsource.net/metalgearsolid4_files/Metalgearsolid4sceen5.jpg
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Walter on November 22, 2005, 09:57:44 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/fun.games/11/22/xbox360.ap/index.html

Look what we've created.

PS: Thug Life.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: pippin22 on November 22, 2005, 11:02:03 PM
LINK (http://cgi.ebay.com/Xbox-360-Ultimate-Premium-FREE-OVERNIGHT-SHIPPING-11-22_W0QQitemZ8236106880QQcategoryZ62054QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

:???: :void: :???:

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LINK (http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-Xbox-360-Premium-Bundle-Plus-3-Games-Xtras_W0QQitemZ8235197782QQcategoryZ62054QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Rhombaad on November 22, 2005, 11:29:08 PM
Wait for the PS3 to come out or something, or at least when it goes down in price...

I agree, that's what I'm doing.  I'm waiting until next year to buy the XBOX 360 when there'll be plenty of good games out, not just a ton of shitty launch titles (Perfect Dark aside).  That and considering what the PS3 is probably going to cost, I'll need the lower price if I decide to pick up the XBOX 360 at all.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 23, 2005, 12:15:28 AM
This is becoming insane... People paying so damn much for something that is going to go down like 100 in price in 6-12 months...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: kubricka on November 23, 2005, 12:50:48 AM
similar things happened when psp was launched. i doubt those are real bidders, most likely shill bidders or fds or whatever, just my 2 cents tho  :troll:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Vaxillus on November 23, 2005, 01:57:36 AM
I think my strategy will be to wait about a month and cash in on a normal xbox for about 100 bucks.  360 can kiss my ass.  It has what?  5 launch titles?  One of which I can play on the PS2?  for christ sakes, the thing doesn't even look good, and the controller is a PS2 controller with the joy stick and D pad switched (not saying the original playstation design wasn't just a rip off of the SNES controller).  Have fun with the next generation's preconcieved child is all I have to say.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 23, 2005, 04:59:14 AM
hmmm, i check out the xbox trailers for kameo and madden... i just dont see the big deal...

But did you check them in... HD-TV?? :isidro:

Perfect Dark Zero is getting good reviews.

Good, I think I'll go play Perfect Dark on N64 then, it got better reviews back then. Then I'll play Dead or Alive on PSX. :void:

I was a fan of XBOX Next.  that was catchy, baby...

Steve Jobs would have sued. :troll:

This is becoming insane... People paying so damn much for something that is going to go down like 100 in price in 6-12 months...

Yeah, people could always wait a month and buy it for $100 with 3 games on Yahoo! Japan auctions.

Anyway, it looks like Sony's usual technique of "there aren't enough for all customers!!" is still working fine. Ahh, the joys of marketing.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 23, 2005, 07:33:33 AM
Anyway, it looks like Sony's usual technique of "there aren't enough for all customers!!" is still working fine. Ahh, the joys of marketing.

Do you mean microsoft? :P
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 23, 2005, 07:49:16 AM
Do you mean microsoft? :P

No, I mean Sony. Like what they did with the PS2 and PSP. Why?
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 23, 2005, 07:58:55 AM
No, I mean Sony. Like what they did with the PS2 and PSP. Why?

They were only short of the PSP for a few weeks, but after that they rarely ever ran out. In fact the first day I was there, there were plenty of PSPs to go around. PS2 I dont really remember so I cant comment on that.

Microsoft blatantly did it by rushing their production knowing that they never could had met their quotas. I doubt sony can either, but they're waiting until next year at least knowing they cant make it to this holiday season.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 23, 2005, 08:06:08 AM
They were only short of the PSP for a few weeks, but after that they rarely ever ran out.

And it will be the same for the Xbox 360, it's a marketing move. Expect a similar situation with the PS3.

Microsoft blatantly did it by rushing their production knowing that they never could had met their quotas.

Microsoft did exactly what they wanted, and I'm sure the results satisfy them.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on November 23, 2005, 08:51:02 AM
seriously... wtf... people paying 10,000+ for a fucking system? Shit give me the god damn money and I will stand in line and get you one! For fuck sakes.  :SK:

It seriously boggles the mind.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 23, 2005, 08:55:02 AM
seriously... wtf... people paying 10,000+ for a fucking system?

You say that, but wait until you see it going for 10,000+ yens where you live. :troll:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: grendelrt on November 23, 2005, 12:23:24 PM
Wow you guys really hate the 360, i find it funny considering none of you have one. And the simple fact of how misinformed most people that remark in this thread are. And to the people complaining $400 for a videogames system is uber expensive, Berserk statues are just as expensive and just sit on a shelf. I buy those too, its all about what you want to spend your money on.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 23, 2005, 12:26:12 PM
Wow you guys really hate the 360, i find it funny considering none of you have one. And the simple fact of how misinformed most people that remark in this thread are. And to the people complaining $400 for a videogames system is uber expensive, Berserk statues are just as expensive and just sit on a shelf. I buy those too, its all about what you want to spend your money on.

It's not that, it's that people are paying close to 1000 for a system.

I dont ever plan on getting an XBox 360 but I am aware that it is a very good system. I just dont think it's worth 1000 :)
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: grendelrt on November 23, 2005, 12:47:19 PM
It's not that, it's that people are paying close to 1000 for a system.

I dont ever plan on getting an XBox 360 but I am aware that it is a very good system. I just dont think it's worth 1000 :)

Oh I agree on that, if somone offered me 1000 for mine, I would of probably said sure lol.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 23, 2005, 12:49:18 PM
Wow you guys really hate the 360

What are you talking about, who said anything about "hating" the Xbox 360? People are just making fun of it going for $10,000 on eBay... That's why I made the thread in the first place, though it's open to any X360 development.

i find it funny considering none of you have one.

Well, it's sure funny that you get offended at nothing and coincidentally happen to have spent a night waiting in the rain to get that console. Also, how not having one is supposed to change anything? People can't give their opinions on Kameo 2's trailers without buying it? Why don't you post your review of the system and the games instead of wasting everybody's time with an aggressive rant? Would be more interesting for everyone IMO.

And the simple fact of how misinformed most people that remark in this thread are.

How about you correct all this mysterious misinformation then?
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on November 23, 2005, 01:13:48 PM
You say that, but wait until you see it going for 10,000+ yens where you live. :troll:
haha, well then that would be a different story.. granted the Xbox sells ass in the Japanese market over here... on the other side though... it sells like hot cakes for the american side that is over here.. actually just the modding part! :troll:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 23, 2005, 01:24:49 PM
granted the Xbox sells ass in the Japanese market over here... on the other side though... it sells like hot cakes for the american side that is over here.. actually just the modding part!

Yeah, 10,991 Xbox sold this year in Japan (and 1,610,801 PS2), with an average of around 100 a week. Even the GBA non-SP sells more. Actually I've heard some discussions before where people were wondering if the foreigners in Japan represented a large part of the Xbox owners there or not...

Anyway, you saw the X360 backward compatibility list for Japan? 12 games, and not even the Dead Or Alive series that sold the most over there. Pretty meager compared to the USA, I guess MS doesn't really care about that "small" market.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Noid on November 23, 2005, 01:27:51 PM
I've played videogames since I don't remember (maybe half of my life and more). And with this experience, I wouldn't pay such huge amount of money (yes, I don't have it :judo:) for XBox 360.
There is a lot of games that only stand out for their graphics, and had nothing new. I'm feeling nostalgic when I didn't sense that the industry think I'm too stupid for buying a game called '........  ....... V' or '________ ___ II' or "based on ..." which has been made only for the money, without any innovation, any background or the idea of doing things better than is required for the common gamer.
Well, I think that the only game (at least now) which can change my mind it's The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 23, 2005, 01:40:03 PM
Well, I think that the only game (at least now) which can change my mind it's The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion...

Call of Duty 2, Quake 4 and Perfect Dark zero does it for me.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: grendelrt on November 23, 2005, 01:58:37 PM
I was commenting more on the things such as "360 can kiss my ass. It has what? 5 launch titles? One of which I can play on the PS2? for christ sakes, the thing doesn't even look good, and the controller is a PS2 controller with the joy stick and D pad switched (not saying the original playstation design wasn't just a rip off of the SNES controller). Have fun with the next generation's preconcieved child is all I have to say. " Not the conversation of $10000. As far misinformation, I was talking about comments like 5 launch games or that none of the games look any good, but there are various places that have multiple of the games with high scores. I was not ranting, just seems I am on the losing side of the conversation and was trying to point out some of the opinions are a little too jaded. As far as my review of the system, from my 4 hours of play time with it (had to work yesterday after I left the store). I think the overall polish of the user interface and all the little features they have integrated into live are awesome. My game time with PGR3 was fun as crap, I have always wanted an in car view with a modeled cockpit and a person that actually stears and shifts. I think it adds a lot to the game and hope most people in the future do the same. As far as negatives go, the system is loud, if you have a PC with some high RPM 80mm fans, then its about that level. The power brick is huge, but that was a non issue for me since it sits under my tv stand anyways, I would rather have it like that then a larger system. Overall, I think its a step in every way in the right direction and will be great system.


What are you talking about, who said anything about "hating" the Xbox 360? People are just making fun of it going for $10,000 on eBay... That's why I made the thread in the first place, though it's open to any X360 development.
Well, it's sure funny that you get offended at nothing and coincidentally happen to have spent a night waiting in the rain to get that console. Also, how not having one is supposed to change anything? People can't give their opinions on Kameo 2's trailers without buying it? Why don't you post your review of the system and the games instead of wasting everybody's time with an aggressive rant? Would be more interesting for everyone IMO.

How about you correct all this mysterious misinformation then?
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Walter on November 23, 2005, 04:34:50 PM
Does it have crisp sound?
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Psymont 2.0 on November 23, 2005, 04:53:40 PM
LINK (http://cgi.ebay.com/Xbox-360-Ultimate-Premium-FREE-OVERNIGHT-SHIPPING-11-22_W0QQitemZ8236106880QQcategoryZ62054QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

:???: :void: :???:

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LINK (http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-Xbox-360-Premium-Bundle-Plus-3-Games-Xtras_W0QQitemZ8235197782QQcategoryZ62054QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I just kicked my self in the nuts and slammed my head over and over into the wall for this stupid bastard!!!

AH GAWD! MAKE IT STOP!

I think the worst part of this is going to be when all these other massive companies catch on to the insane buzz and start pumping out consoles of their own by the hundreds...

ie: the walmart gamestation, the target bullseye 720, the firestone playbox, the mcdonalds beefplayer 2, the dairyqueen game-ice, the sears screendream, the office depot omni-box, the exxon energycast, the halliburton harbinger 3, etc...

the lines will circle the planet!!!  :isidro:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: grendelrt on November 23, 2005, 05:53:01 PM
Does it have crisp sound?

Sound is good so far. All games are 5.1 like xbox, PGR3 allowed you to move the speakers and set room size for more tuning of the sound.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: fuxberg on November 23, 2005, 06:27:06 PM
go ps3 go!  :guts: :guts:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: HawaiianStallion on November 23, 2005, 06:34:52 PM
I'm not gonna call it the Xbox 1.5 like Sony did, but honestly none of the games at launch or coming out soon are really looking anything like a next gen game. Most have better textures, models, and so forth. The graphics are prettier but honestly none of the gameplay screams next gen, nor does anything else. Where are fully destructable enviroments? Where is my incredible AI? Where is all this stuff that would make a game at least feel next gen, without having the dramatic gameplay changes that would really make it next gen.

I'll just wait for the 360. Too expensive for a first gen console, which can sometimes be problematic as they might not have worked out all the kinks, which would be fixed in the upcoming waves of the 360. Not to mention MS has stated they might actually put an HD DVD player in their console at a later date... I'll wait.

Go Revolution, now that's next gen.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Psymont 2.0 on November 23, 2005, 06:49:17 PM
i searched for trailers from nintendo revolution and couldnt find any... anyone got some links?
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Shane on November 23, 2005, 07:01:44 PM
Well, I think that the only game (at least now) which can change my mind it's The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion...
Yeah, me too
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Griffith on November 23, 2005, 07:32:33 PM
I think what's best is Madden 360 has improved graphics, yet, for some reason, they subtracted gameplay features already in the '06 version of the game that's been out for every other system for months. Are they actively trying to highlight the fact that the games have nice graphics and no gameplay as a major selling point? Or are they just trying to make my point for me? =)
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 23, 2005, 09:50:54 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051123/tc_nm/media_xbox_crashes_dc

Uh oh!
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Vaxillus on November 23, 2005, 10:16:41 PM
Microsoft unfortunately failed to mention the 360 would be running Windows XB...  :troll:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on November 23, 2005, 11:38:18 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051123/tc_nm/media_xbox_crashes_dc

Uh oh!

Hehe.  Another reason I never buy at launch.  Enjoy the multi-grand crashbox 360
Wonder how widespread this is...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Majin Tenshi on November 23, 2005, 11:44:49 PM
Hehe. Another reason I never buy at launch. Enjoy the multi-grand crashbox 360
Wonder how widespread this is...
Bah, I got my PS2 at launch and it worked fine for years. (I did however eventualy die)

The lesson here is never buy Microsoft products at launch.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Stiler on November 24, 2005, 12:42:31 AM
both my xbox (original) and ps2 have never crashed nor messed up...

I don't think i've yet have one system mess up on me.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Castaway on November 24, 2005, 01:09:40 AM
my friend just got his for regular price. The perk of living in one of the biggest cities in the world, it's ALWAYS somewhere...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: aufond on November 24, 2005, 05:30:45 AM
This is becoming insane... People paying so damn much for something that is going to go down like 100 in price in 6-12 months...

Not only that, but systems are sometimes faulty on their launch.  It would be a shame to go through all that trouble and money, just to get a system with a defective CD drive.  Of course, the 360 may not have any problems at all, but so many systems in the past have, so I'm not going to take any chances.

I played the demo at Best Buy though.  Looks like a hyped up PC..  Although the frame-rate was getting a little skippy in King Kong at times.  Geuss I'll wait and see how other games play...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 24, 2005, 07:31:16 AM
Sometimes it's the other way around here the better systems are first, then the quality drops as they're being produced. Who knows how it'll go, but paying 1000 for a system... I could never do that, I know in time the price will drop, and I know someone else is going to get it in the mean time, so I could always just use their system.

I'm sure the 360 is great and all, but the main thing you always gotta watch out for is what games will they actually have. If you dont even like their games, why even get it?

Anyways does anyone know anything about how the PS3 and the 360 compare to one another?

http://ghostbusters360.ytmnd.com/

http://xbox360hugeasspowersupply.ytmnd.com/

http://xbox360injapan.ytmnd.com/

http://noxbox360.ytmnd.com/

http://xbox360blackscreenofdeath.ytmnd.com/

 :troll:

Some people would rather have the Xbox over the PS2/3 - From the specs that I know, the Xbox is more powerful than the ps3 plans to be, so the more "hardcore" gamer will tend to go towards the 360. I'm not sure if the specs were true or not, which is why I was wondering :P

You cant look at all the games, but you have to look at the trademark games. Games like Halo, Final Fantasy, Mario, those kind of games to see which system you want  :troll:

Is it true that the Nintendo Revolutions will allow people to download their past games spanning from the beginning Nintendo Entertainment System?
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Post by: Griffith on November 24, 2005, 07:40:29 AM
http://ghostbusters360.ytmnd.com/

http://xbox360hugeasspowersupply.ytmnd.com/

http://xbox360injapan.ytmnd.com/

http://noxbox360.ytmnd.com/

http://xbox360blackscreenofdeath.ytmnd.com/

 :troll:
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Post by: Aazealh on November 24, 2005, 07:58:04 AM
Is it true that the Nintendo Revolutions will allow people to download their past games spanning from the beginning Nintendo Entertainment System?

Yes, although not a lot is known about this function. It might not be free for example.
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Post by: Ng51386 on November 24, 2005, 08:08:01 AM
Yes, although not a lot is known about this function. It might not be free for example.

Yeah, I've heard that they might charge and the charge would be dependent on the game.

So in this generation of consoles, all seem to be wireless in one way or another, or at least offer it in their default setup. Do we know about which one is actually the better system in power, graphics, and sound?
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 24, 2005, 08:10:42 AM
Do we know about which one is actually the better system in power, graphics, and sound?

No, because only one is out and the others aren't even finalized.
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Post by: Ng51386 on November 24, 2005, 08:12:09 AM
No, because only one is out and the others aren't even finalized.

From speculation what do we know then?  :troll:
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Post by: Aazealh on November 24, 2005, 08:13:52 AM
From speculation what do we know then?

Go read video game sites if you want that kind of speculation. Sony's saying their console is going to be super powerful, Microsoft says theirs is already super powerful, and Nintendo doesn't care and didn't say anything (which is no doubt part of some weird strategy).

Anyway, apparently Microsoft is losing $126 per Xbox 360 sold (according to gamespot.com (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6140383.html)). It was $125 per Xbox in 2001, I wonder if their plan not to lose billions this time will work.
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Post by: Vaxillus on November 24, 2005, 06:57:27 PM
My guess is that that money often gets earned back through Xbox live.  I really don't know about this, but isn't it true that game developers pay some premium to market games for a console?  Since the Xbox has been released before all the other 'next gen' consoles, they should, assuming they don't trip up like they are now, make a killing on the liscencing fees for its games.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on November 24, 2005, 07:12:11 PM
My guess is that that money often gets earned back through Xbox live.

Well, the money wasn't earned back with the Xbox, that's why Microsoft lost 4 billion dollars.

I really don't know about this, but isn't it true that game developers pay some premium to market games for a console?

Developers pay royalties on each copy sold yes, that's actually how console manufacturers make money. Selling consoles themselves is nothing, it's all about the games. I don't think the fees will be higher on the Xbox 360 though, that would only cause people to wait to release their games, and that wouldn't be a good thing. It's in Microsoft's interest to have third party developers make a lot of games for the X360 before any other system becomes available.
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Post by: Griffith on November 24, 2005, 07:12:51 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/11/23/xbox.scuffle.ap/index.html

Typical Wal-Mart, treating their customers like livestock (not that they aren't right most of the time). I think my favorite is the giant DVD bin, or trough, that they have for people to dig through. They should just dump everything on the floor so we could all wallow in it.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/fun.games/11/24/xbox.glitch.ap/index.html

"...systems were crashing during game play, sometimes with error messages popping up."

Error messages? On a console? Thanks Microsoft!

"On www.xbox-scene.com, a site dedicated to Xbox gaming, a member called "jsgongwon" reported that he could not finish the first lap of "Project Gotham Racing 3."

In Microsoft's defense, this guy probably just sucks at video games. :troll:
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Post by: Aazealh on November 24, 2005, 07:31:25 PM
Quote
"It's what you would expect with a consumer electronics instrument of this complexity .... par for the course."

I'm sorry but no, you shouldn't expect $400 systems to crash like that.
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Post by: Noid on November 24, 2005, 08:26:56 PM
i searched for trailers from nintendo revolution and couldnt find any... anyone got some links?

http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=1656

I've always support Sega, later Sony with PSX and PS2, and afterwards Nintendo with my GC, but now I'm expecting the Revolution. Oh, and Microsoft with my 'copy' of Windows (Windows rules :judo: and it's impossible do all in Linux).
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Post by: HawaiianStallion on November 25, 2005, 01:31:50 AM
Well the PS3's finalized specs arent yet but many of its parts are supposedly to be beastly powerful, but its still unknown how long developers will take to really start taking advantadge of 7 different cores.

There's even less known about the revolution, but at least its next gen in concept. Hopefully games play as awesome as most think they can.
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Post by: CnC on November 25, 2005, 02:01:28 AM
Anyway, apparently Microsoft is losing $126 per Xbox 360 sold (according to gamespot.com (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6140383.html)). It was $125 per Xbox in 2001, I wonder if their plan not to lose billions this time will work.

Nah, they just don't distribute enough of them and sell the rest on ebay.  Easy money...

Typical Wal-Mart, treating their customers like livestock (not that they aren't right most of the time). I think my favorite is the giant DVD bin, or trough, that they have for people to dig through. They should just dump everything on the floor so we could all wallow in it.

I love to swim in that thing!  I spend at least 3 hours in there everytime I go to my local Wal-mart.  I have a friend who has a friend who's cousin found a new release in there for 9.99!!!!  Super low price!
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Post by: incognitoX on November 25, 2005, 02:57:57 AM
Nah, they just don't distribute enough of them and sell the rest on ebay. Easy money...

After reading this, I just picture Bill Gates swimming in a pool full of money similar to Scrooge Mcduck.

To think I'd have been joining the poor souls wanting to get this system at launch for Oblivion (which got pushed back to march anyway, bah.) I'll just wait till the system hopefully drops in price and is easily obtainable.

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Post by: waqas on November 25, 2005, 12:53:21 PM
I doubt anyone cares about the opinions/plans of a 24 year old britsh guy who doesn't really play video games but I thought I'd give my 2 cents on the whole console wars thingy.

My plan is to ignore the Xbox 360 for now and wait until the new year for the PS3 to some out. At which point I will proceed to buy myself a PS2 (At rock bottom prices!!!!) along with a copy of Shadow of the Colossus (I was sold by Walters' earlier thread on the game :-P).

I'll spend a few days on the game and once i've completed it I'll probably chuck the PS2 to one side and never play it again.

And so continuing the circle of life....
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 25, 2005, 05:54:45 PM
Pretty poor way to spend your money. Only buy a PS2 for one game? The PS2 is still a solid piece with great games still, so why not get more games. Same with the Xbox.
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Post by: EndlessSky on November 25, 2005, 10:50:18 PM
I love it how the next gen games on Xbox 360 like Call of Duty 2 and Quake 4 are
already released on PC, and the Elder Scrolls 4 will also be on PC, like before most of its good games are available on other things and 360 even has games that are already released on older systems like Final Fantasy XI. I don't understand why people would waste so much money on one.

Also I don't care which system is more "powerful" when they are all about the same, its the games that make the system unless there is a big difference like N64 to Nintendo entertainment system, so you got .1 better graphics big difference... Also if you look at the xbox and xbox360 the only real difference is that the 360 is more "polished". I'd take a Nintendo DS or Playstation over a 360 any day because those are the type of games I enjoy.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Stiler on November 26, 2005, 02:50:55 AM
What does the ps offer over the xbox besides different games?

I want an xbox 360 mainly for:

1. Live
2. Hard drive + certain games.

I'm a pc gamer first and formost (hence why I have a 6800ultra :) ) however I like consoles aswell.

I'm still looking forward to the Revolution the most out of all the next-gen consoles, mainly because they seem to be doing something innoviative whereas the 360/ps3 seem to be sticking to the generical idea of more better/sequels and such.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 26, 2005, 03:36:01 AM
What does the ps offer over the xbox besides different games?

I want an xbox 360 mainly for:

1. Live
2. Hard drive + certain games.

PS also has live - And certain games well that cant be helped. The games are the main selling point for any and all consoles. If you like certain games over others, then of course you go get that console.

It's "expected" that the 360 is more powerful, but nothing is set in stone.
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Post by: CnC on November 26, 2005, 03:56:03 AM
PS also has live

not... really

It's "expected" that the 360 is more powerful, but nothing is set in stone.

not... really
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Post by: Ng51386 on November 26, 2005, 04:42:06 AM
not... really

not... really

The PS does have internet capabilities just like Xbox does. You dont even have to pay for it on a monthly basis either. And so does the GC, but it's crap compared to the others.

The Xbox is more powerful than the PS2 as it is now, and it's expected that the 360 will be more powerful than the PS3. There is nothing set in stone, but this is the speculation from the information that is available.
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Post by: Stiler on November 26, 2005, 06:15:34 AM
The xbox has a "central" online service though.

Unlike the ps2 where it's simply "up to the developers."

Espically with the 360, microsoft is wanting every game to have online capabilities and such.

It's like comparing old-school "dialing" to someone's computer to play an online game with them to modern "matchmaking" services that allow you to easily set up and join games of different kinds all from the same thing.

Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Ng51386 on November 26, 2005, 07:51:25 AM
Yeah, but you have to pay for the better service whereas the other service is free after buying the hardware. I believe, not sure, but I think all of the next gen consoles come with online capabilities right out of the box.
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Post by: Aazealh on November 26, 2005, 07:53:22 AM
The PS does have internet capabilities just like Xbox does. You dont even have to pay for it on a monthly basis either. And so does the GC, but it's crap compared to the others.

The PS2 online service is crap compared to Xbox live, and Sony doesn't seem to be making efforts in that direction with the PS3. Like Stiler said, their policies are really different on that topic and Sony should have learned that lesson, because it cost them with the PS2.

Yeah, but you have to pay for the better service whereas the other service is free after buying the hardware.

Let's make it clear: the PS2 online service wasn't a commercial success, Xbox live was. And yes, every oncoming console will feature online capabilities in their standard version.

The Xbox is more powerful than the PS2 as it is now, and it's expected that the 360 will be more powerful than the PS3.

The Xbox being more powerful than the PS2 really is irrelevant here. As for what's expected, it depends on who's expecting it... One sure thing is that the Xbox 360 will be easier to program on than the PS3, due to their architectural differences. That doesn't mean it won't be able to do as good or better. No serious analysis has deemed the Xbox 360 more powerful, and it's normal: the PS3 isn't even out yet.

Keep in mind that even if their original design was inferior to the X360 (which is unknown), they could always enhance it at the last moment.
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Post by: Griffith on November 26, 2005, 08:45:41 AM
Pretty poor way to spend your money. Only buy a PS2 for one game? The PS2 is still a solid piece with great games still, so why not get more games. Same with the Xbox.

Arguing that the PS2 is a solid system with great games contradicts your statement that it's a poor way to spend money. Furthermore, buying games and even systems that one's not interested in to justify such a purchase is obviously less economical than simply buying what one wants at a reduced price. So, rather than the consumer mentality that he has to buy even more to get value, good advice would be that he avoid the whole process and rent/borrow the items.
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Post by: Ng51386 on November 26, 2005, 09:41:47 AM
Arguing that the PS2 is a solid system with great games contradicts your statement that it's a poor way to spend money. Furthermore, buying games and even systems that one's not interested in to justify such a purchase is obviously less economical than simply buying what one wants at a reduced price. So, rather than the consumer mentality that he has to buy even more to get value, good advice would be that he avoid the whole process and rent/borrow the items.

There is more than one way to get a game, one of them is borrowing/renting or even downloading them. Even if the PS2 were to be sold at a reduced price, the price would be around 75-100 (estimate) so that's quite an amount to use when it's an older generation console.

And no, it wasnt a contradiction saying it's a solid system with great games and it's a poor way to spend money. Because the PS3 (whenever it comes out) will be backwards compatible. So you dont need to have a PS2 to play those games. Many things are solid, and cheap, but it'd still be a bad idea to get them sometimes, and there are times when it is a good idea to buy those things.

But would it make sense to you to buy one new console to play just one game? Or would it make more sense to buy one new console and play multiple games on it? Whether or not you pay 50 dollars to get those games is another story, let's just say you borrow them all :P
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Post by: Griffith on November 26, 2005, 12:21:47 PM
There is more than one way to get a game, one of them is borrowing/renting

Is there an echo in here? =)

And no, it wasnt a contradiction saying it's a solid system with great games and it's a poor way to spend money.

It was in the context in which you wrote it, speaking of which...

Because the PS3 (whenever it comes out) will be backwards compatible. So you dont need to have a PS2 to play those games.

So, instead, to play the one game he actually wants, you have him buying an expensive new system, to buy more new games (he doesn't want), for much more money. Thanks.

Many things are solid, and cheap, but it'd still be a bad idea to get them sometimes, and there are times when it is a good idea to buy those things.

And sometimes you're babbling.
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Post by: Ng51386 on November 26, 2005, 12:39:27 PM
I repeated what you said because me saying to "get more games" doesnt mean just to buy.

Just because you took it one way over another is no concern to me, but I did not specify in which way to get those games, there are multiple ways of getting those games which dont require many, and because of that it increases the game play value of that system.

As for the context in which I admit it was confusing in the manner I said it. What I meant is that if you plan on getting the PS2 dont just get it for one game, at least play a few games on it, whether or not you buy those games is up to you, but you should still play more than one game for one console.

I would not personally by the next gen consoles at the price they're at now. They'll inevitabely go down in price about 50 dollars or so, then more people will get it since that'll be the price it stays for quite a while. So why would I suggest someone else get a next gen console when I dont plan on getting it so quickly?

Babbling is tons of fun.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Griffith on November 26, 2005, 01:57:04 PM
I repeated what you said because me saying to "get more games" doesnt mean just to buy.

Just because you took it one way over another is no concern to me, but I did not specify in which way to get those games, there are multiple ways of getting those games which dont require many, and because of that it increases the game play value of that system.

As for the context in which I admit it was confusing in the manner I said it. What I meant is that if you plan on getting the PS2 dont just get it for one game, at least play a few games on it, whether or not you buy those games is up to you, but you should still play more than one game for one console.

No, you've been confusing a simple financial strategy for purchasing something cheaply, whatever it may be, with your own personal console gaming ideology, which is irrelevant. Since I can't sleep, I've been harassing you about this technicality. =)

I would not personally by the next gen consoles at the price they're at now. They'll inevitabely go down in price about 50 dollars or so, then more people will get it since that'll be the price it stays for quite a while. So why would I suggest someone else get a next gen console when I dont plan on getting it so quickly?

Babbling is tons of fun.

You answered your own question. :carcus:

P.S. The other thing I do when I can't sleep...

http://www.skullknight.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=5180.new#new
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Post by: CnC on November 26, 2005, 03:04:27 PM
What I meant is that if you plan on getting the PS2 dont just get it for one game, at least play a few games on it, whether or not you buy those games is up to you, but you should still play more than one game for one console.

I'm sure the PS2 will go straight to the dumpster as soon as he's done playing the one game. :schierke:
I bought a dreamcast pretty much solely to play the Berserk game.  The rest after that was merely a bonus.

Babbling is tons of fun.

You're tha master!1!
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: waqas on November 29, 2005, 09:48:58 AM
I bought a dreamcast pretty much solely to play the Berserk game. The rest after that was merely a bonus.

Ah snap! I did pretty much the same thing a couple of months ago. I was walking around town with a friend and for some reason we decided to go into the Game store. In there I noticed they were selling used dreamcast systems for only 20!!!!!!!!!! (Around 36 of your yankee dollars). That's the dc system, one controller and one game for less than $40!!!! Freaking unbelieveble!!!! I remembered that there was a berserk dc game so I immediately bought the system and then went home and purchased the Berserk game on Ebay for 4!!!!

Anyway, I wasn't all that impressed with the game. Most of it was simple button bashing hack 'n' slash. Though the battle against Zodd was pretty cool and the chance to fill Guts' shoes was too good to miss.

Around four days later I was bored and haven't touched the thing since. I didn't even complete the game. Worth every penny though.

Oh, and in regards to the earlier exchange between Griff and Ng51386...

hahahahahahahahaha!!!

Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Griffith on November 30, 2005, 01:49:07 AM
I think the last time I couldn't sleep like that you and I were trying to break the 20 second barrier in the Emerald Hill Zone (without timing out, MAJIN! =).
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on December 13, 2005, 04:11:43 PM
The Xbox 360 came out a few days ago in Japan, some numbers were published:

On 159,000 consoles available, only 62,135 were sold on the first 2 days according to Enterbrain, 41,817 from what Media Create says. That's either 39% or 28% of the stock, twice less than the Xbox at its launch at best.

Game sales reflect this of course, Ridge Racer 6 sold 29,891 units (Namco had planned 500,000 units in Japan, way to go), Perfect Dark Zero is second with 14,897 and Need For Speed third with 6,842. The rate of games by console sold is 0,91. Dead or Alive 4 might boost things a bit at the end of the year (release: December 29), but it's pretty much a failure no matter what. Microsoft is still confident about selling 3 millions of X360 worldwide in the 3 months following its launch.

PS: Frenzied mobs trying to get a X360: 01 (http://pix.nofrag.com/1c/50/9fa73e2cf9b1c38ec2cec9210c91.jpg), 02 (http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20051210/shinju04.jpg), 03 (http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20051210/akiba02.jpg), 04 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xblfirstcustomerredline.JPG), 05 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xblloungetireddudes.jpg), 06 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xbldiscounts.jpg) (notice the discount if you buy it as a bundle).
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Post by: CnC on December 13, 2005, 04:21:04 PM
DOA would have to be friggin' magical to pull off any real boost in sales.  To me it just looks like every other DOA game with prettier graphics.

I think the biggest issue with the 360 right now is that the games on it are decent at best.  Sure, they look cool, but so do a lot of games.  Theres nothing out there that would make me want to go out and get this system right now.

Now, a Berserk game, on the other hand  :carcus:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on December 13, 2005, 05:26:48 PM
DOA would have to be friggin' magical to pull off any real boost in sales.  To me it just looks like every other DOA game with prettier graphics.

Well the series sells well in Japan... Now I also doubt it'll change anything at this point.
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Post by: Stiler on December 13, 2005, 06:20:34 PM
Japan isn't the only country that determiens if a console is a "success" or "failure."

Sure, it's a big market but if you can get both the US and european market you can still be viable, with japan bein a smaller one for you.

Other interesting news, it seems Sega is re-releasing the dreamcast in japan? Wonder how it will do....
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Nomad on December 13, 2005, 06:22:55 PM
The Xbox 360 came out a few days ago in Japan, some numbers were published:

On 159,000 consoles available, only 62,135 were sold on the first 2 days according to Enterbrain, 41,817 from what Media Create says. That's either 39% or 28% of the stock, twice less than the Xbox at its launch at best.

Game sales reflect this of course, Ridge Racer 6 sold 29,891 units (Namco had planned 500,000 units in Japan, way to go), Perfect Dark Zero is second with 14,897 and Need For Speed third with 6,842. The rate of games by console sold is 0,91. Dead or Alive 4 might boost things a bit at the end of the year (release: December 29), but it's pretty much a failure no matter what. Microsoft is still confident about selling 3 millions of X360 worldwide in the 3 months following its launch.

PS: Frenzied mobs trying to get a X360: 01 (http://pix.nofrag.com/1c/50/9fa73e2cf9b1c38ec2cec9210c91.jpg), 02 (http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20051210/shinju04.jpg), 03 (http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20051210/akiba02.jpg), 04 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xblfirstcustomerredline.JPG), 05 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xblloungetireddudes.jpg), 06 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xbldiscounts.jpg) (notice the discount if you buy it as a bundle).
This is just plain sad...
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on December 13, 2005, 06:26:55 PM
Japan isn't the only country that determiens if a console is a "success" or "failure."

If you're replying to me, I meant a failure in Japan, obviously. :schierke:
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Post by: handsome rakshas on December 13, 2005, 06:55:38 PM
PS: Frenzied mobs trying to get a X360: 01 (http://pix.nofrag.com/1c/50/9fa73e2cf9b1c38ec2cec9210c91.jpg), 02 (http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20051210/shinju04.jpg), 03 (http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20051210/akiba02.jpg), 04 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xblfirstcustomerredline.JPG), 05 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xblloungetireddudes.jpg), 06 (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xbldiscounts.jpg) (

Geez, if the Japanese get any more excited about the 360 a funeral might break out.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on December 13, 2005, 07:04:56 PM
Those pics are priceless.  I especially like the first one.  Says it all, really.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on December 13, 2005, 07:44:56 PM
Geez, if the Japanese get any more excited about the 360 a funeral might break out.

Hahaha yeah, check out this quote from Peter Moore too:

Quote
Following the lighthearted ceremony, the two Microsoft execs got serious, issuing some stern comments about their company's competitors. "History tells us that no great empire lasts forever," said Moore. "In the case of the Sony PlayStation, obviously it has been a great empire. But when a superior culture comes along, typically it means the end of that empire. We believe that the superior culture is the Xbox 360 games experience, particularly the Xbox Live experience, which will bring communities from around the world together through gaming."

Superior X360 culture! :schierke:

(http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/ParisHilto_Caulf_6543975_600_400.jpg)

Otherwise the Lik-sang shop covered the event a bit with pictures and videos, if some are interested: http://forum.lik-sang.com/showthread.php?t=9795.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on December 13, 2005, 08:07:26 PM
I can rest easier knowing that Paris Hilton doesn't have to wait any longer for a 360.  And yea, she never does change facial expressions.  And anyone notice the overabundance of white dudes at the Japanese launch?
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on December 13, 2005, 08:10:19 PM
I can rest easier knowing that Paris Hilton doesn't have to wait any longer for a 360.  And yea, she never does change facial expressions.  And anyone notice the overabundance of white dudes at the Japanese launch?

Haha no, that was for the US launch, but I stumbled upon it today and it just cracked me up when combined with the "X360 culture" comment. :guts:
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Post by: handsome rakshas on December 13, 2005, 08:30:33 PM
Well shit! if Paris Hilton is lucky enough to get a 360 then why are all the kids at Best Buy crying? Oh yeah!  They're all poor! If Paris Hilton is the poster girl then thats one "empire" I don't want to be a part of.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on December 13, 2005, 08:39:04 PM
Haha no, that was for the US launch, but I stumbled upon it today and it just cracked me up when combined with the "X360 culture" comment. :guts:

I (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2494.jpg) was (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2408.jpg) referring (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2374.jpg) to (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2350.jpg) these (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2780.jpg)

Tellin' ya.  Get enough of them then sell them on ebay.  Pure profit
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on December 13, 2005, 08:43:33 PM
Well shit! if Paris Hilton is lucky enough to get a 360 then why are all the kids at Best Buy crying?

Microsoft gave her a lot of money to stand there with a X360 package in her arms too, it's not like she gives a shit about video games.

I (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2494.jpg) was (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2408.jpg) referring (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2374.jpg) to (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2350.jpg) these (http://image.lik-sang.com/content/xbox360tokyo/PICT2780.jpg)

Oh, well the guy probably took pictures of his "occidental" friends or something.
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on December 13, 2005, 09:00:39 PM
Apparently the 360's now been cut to roughly 150$ in Japan, only 4 days after launch.

Someone at MS must be shittin' their pants.

LINK (http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xbox-360-japan-launch-guide/index.php)
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: Aazealh on December 13, 2005, 10:05:36 PM
Apparently the 360's now been cut to roughly 150$ in Japan, only 4 days after launch.

"With Internet Service Provider contracts."

That part is important, it's the picture I posted earlier. It's a bundle basically, so it's not that bad, even though it's true it seems a bit out of place on a launch week.


EDIT: Some numbers for the USA, apparently 326,000 X360 were sold in November, which isn't that much, but 1.3 million games were purchased with it, so overall it's a good score. Madden NFL '06 sold a lot more than any other game.


Another EDIT: Numbers were published for last week's sales in Japan:

1. NDS299,328
2. PSP86,403
3. PS245,893
4. Xbox 36043,970
5. GameCube   .12,212
6. GBA SP10,456
7. GB Micro8,326
8. GBA396
9. Xbox164
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: made me suffer on December 16, 2005, 11:40:32 PM
my 360 keeps overheating peice of crap :puck:
Title: Re: X360 - w00t I won! I got it!!
Post by: CnC on December 16, 2005, 11:42:02 PM
my 360 keeps overheating peice of crap :puck:

Reason #1231231 I don't buy consoles at launch  :badbone: