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Sales more than doubled since cut, claims MS
360 sales have more than doubled in Europe since the price cut, a rather gleeful Microsoft has announced.

According to Microsoft, sales have more than doubled in the EMEA region (which is what manager types collectively call Europe, the Middle East and Africa) since last month’s price drop.

According to the company, the price cut has helped the 360 in “solidifying its leadership position as the number one next-generation console in Europe and significantly broadening the console’s audience.â€

All this means that – according to Microsoft, anyway – the 360 now holds 42 per cent of the market (based on life-to-date revenue), and a game attach rate of 7.0 games sold per console. And considering the attachment rate for the Wii and PS3 are 3.5 and 3.8 games respectively, that’s rather impressive.

Microsoft’s vice president of Interactive Entertainment Europe, Chris Lewis, also added his thoughts on the matter.

“Xbox 360 is truly the next-generation console of choice among consumers, and today’s numbers are proof that we are delivering on our commitment to achieve critical mass in Europe,†a rather chuffed Lewis said.

“The highly competitive ERP [Estimated Retail Price], coupled with entertainment content that’s appealing to everyone in the home, makes Xbox 360 the ultimate high-definition entertainment choice, and it’s clear that we’re already seeing this resonate with consumers.â€

And if you’ve still yet to get a 360, you can pick up an Arcade spec console for GBP 159.99, a Pro model (complete with 20GB hard drive) for GBP 199.99 or a top-of-the-range Elite for GBP 259.99.
Any console dropping in price is good news for us consumers
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It's always been pretty cheap here, I like the new xbox's. Microsoft's gone ahead and given us HDMI without having to buy the elite and the new smaller chipset emits less heat, so less of these overheat and explode. Right now my xbox is in the same cabinet as my receiver, amplifier, satellite box (surprisingly hot) and my dvd player, and it runs fine.
    
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Yay for Xbox!
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The last time a PS3 thread with PS3 sales got posted a bunch of XBots ruined the thread by saying it's not news. I bet you no one will do that to this thread because PS3 people are not bitter.
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The last time a PS3 thread with PS3 sales got posted a bunch of XBots ruined the thread by saying it's not news. I bet you no one will do that to this thread because PS3 people are not bitter.
Hi lets try not to insult anyone here.
Although I would love to know...
-What ps3 people are and how they differ from other human beings...
-How you happen to know and speak on behalf of all 'ps3 people'

You also devalue your comment of not being bitter by making a bitter comment...go figure
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Hi lets try not to insult anyone here.
Although I would love to know what ps3 people are and how they differ from other human beings...
That was a subtle insult. Anyway what happened is the truth and what won't happen to this thread is a prediction. And no I wasn't consciously trying to insult anyone so keep your judgements to yourself.
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The last time a PS3 thread with PS3 sales got posted a bunch of XBots ruined the thread by saying it's not news. I bet you no one will do that to this thread because PS3 people are not bitter.
I guess you never have gone onto Gametrailers then.
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The last time a PS3 thread with PS3 sales got posted a bunch of XBots ruined the thread by saying it's not news. I bet you no one will do that to this thread because PS3 people are not bitter.
Actually by you making such a snide comment you have already started it for your side.
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I guess you never have gone onto Gametrailers then.
I don't get your point, but umm ok.
haha?
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Actually by you making such a snide comment you have already started it for your side.
What side? Dude whatever.
I'm merely making a prediction.
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