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PS3 Off To A Fast Holiday Start

The holiday season is always critical for video game manufacturers and most agreed that Sony had the definite edge heading into Black Friday. Well, so far, things are going quite well.

In looking around the Internet, one can see the PlayStation 3 is a hot-ticket item for holiday shoppers. As compiled by PS3Center, best seller lists for major retailers prove that consumers have responded to the top-notch games and those "It Only Does Everything" commercials. The 120GB PS3 bundle Amazon had, featuring inFamous and Killzone 2, used to be higher than #10 on Amazon's top seller list but it has dropped because they're now sold out. There are two Xbox 360 games in the top 10 for Amazon - Halo 3: ODST and Left 4 Dead 2 - but the console barely cracks the top 100, which signifies that the games aren't system sellers; those who already have the 360 are buying those two titles, that's all. As for PS3 games, even last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is in the top 25, which is more proof that we're seeing a lot of new PS3 owners; what would you buy if you just got the console? Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will take a prominent place on that list throughout the holiday season, too.

Oh, and the PS3 is also the more popular selection at both Best Buy and Wal-Mart right now (even though the Wii still has a slight lead at the latter retailer), while the 360 isn't really even close. So thus far, Sony should be pleased with the PS3's showing...now, it just needs to carry this popularity on through December.

11/28/2009 10:27:56 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (82 posts)

animax
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 10:53:30 AM
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start the challange fast

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Snaaaake
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 10:54:21 AM
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According to some website and analysis, the 360 either outselling the Ps3 or will outsell the ps3 3:1, can someone show me whether they're wrong or right?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:02:34 AM

That's a retarded claim. No, it's not right so far and I can pretty much guarantee it won't be, either.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:05:25 AM

Has the 360 outsold the PS3 on any week after the release of PS3 Slim?

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:10:22 AM

THAT, is an absurd ratio. What has the 360 got to spur that kind of frenzy, Forza? I think not! Wishful thinking of Xbots maybe?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:20:51 PM

It may have. But I know for a fact the 360 isn't outselling the PS3 at a 3:1 ratio right now. The PS3 is selling better overall in the past few months, so of course that can't be true.

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:46:32 PM

i am working at best buy right now in the gaming section. during my 10 hour shift, the 360 section had almost noone there while the wii and ps3 section had the most people. when they ask me what game i could suggest, the first thing that comes to mind was uncharted 2. The ps3 bundle we had sold out by the time i got there, the one with ratchet and clank acit and littlebigplanet was already sold out. even dragon age origins for ps3 was sold out while there was still a lot for 360. the only thing that we sold out on 360 is left for dead 2. I guess you can blame the crap 360 sales because the bundle sucks. sure it comes with 6 games but 6 crap games.

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godsman
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 2:47:33 PM

The Xbox did outsell the PS3 after the slim came out, that was only because Walmart have been giving out $100 gift cards for a $199 Xbox, that is only in US. Which is pretty pathetic. The PS2 didn't break $100 until it's 9th year. The Xbox with more advance technology broke that in it's 4th year.

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Highlander
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 2:51:07 PM

Snaaake,

Wasn't that 3:1 analysis actually a claim by a Microsoft person who works on the Xbox project?

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Mysterio Spyder
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 3:21:03 PM

@ WAGE Slaves

"What has the 360 got to spur that kind of frenzy, Forza?" No, not Forza since I've already seen Forza 3 on sale for $29.99 and this was a while before Black Friday.

No, what 360 has to spur that frenzy is garbage hardware. Doesn't make sense you say? Well everybody I know, and myself were Xbox ONLY players and went through multiple consoles, (I never owned a 360 that lasted longer than a year) so we all bought "backup" consoles, which, means more sales for MS.

Everybody I know, and myself are now PS3 (still using same PS3) ONLY owners, we've dumped off the 360 (over 1 year now) and couldn't be happier.

Somebody please explain why I keep hearing Xbox has all the best exclusives and PS3 has barelly any. I'm confused, as far as I'm aware of, the only exclusive Xbox has is Halo 3 and that's going to PC just like EVERY other Xbox "exclusive" game. So, really they aren't exclusives because they're on PC, correct?

1 last part, recently MS banned close to 1 million Live members' XBOX but not gamertags. So, you guy another console and there you go. I also read MS "TIMED" this banning to spur more sales. Plus, once you make a gamertag, it's there forever, MS will NOT delete it. We all cancled our Live memberships and the indian dudes on the phone all said the same thing, "we cannot delete gamertags" I call BS, MS just doesn't want to because it will bring down thier total live subscriber numbers. My opinion anyways

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 5:49:04 PM

@Mysterio

Wow! That is crazy info!!! That is shady but sinisterly ingenious of M$ if what you say is correct. I'm glad you guys swapped cuz no one deserves to be used as a pawn like that. Sony f'ed up with the PSP making it hackable and you don't see them trying to fry you for it (even though it'd be a pretty tough endeavor). AND you might be on to something with the Gamertag count comment. I guess you gotta think like a crook (for a second) to see through it...

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 7:58:14 PM

@highlander,
Yeah, i think that 3:1 comment came from someone from microsoft. The only way they'll get that now after seeing black friday/holiday is if they had a master switches that would red ring a percentage of consoles either forcing owners either to drop it or buy new ones. The conspiracy begins.

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Highlander
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 10:49:24 PM

Excellent point Mysterio, I wish I'd thought of that connection between the recent banning of 1 million Xboxes and a possible surge in sales. That's a good catch there.

@Johnld
Methinks Mysterio nailed that conspiracy theory when he mentioned the recent banning of 1 million Xboxes.

I must admit I thought that it was the gamertag and console, not just the console. Interesting.

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englishgolfer
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 2:50:28 AM

i think the 3:1 ratio was for in england, but even there i think that number is wishful thinking

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Dancemachine55
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 8:29:42 PM

I saw that web article too. It was clearly fabricated. They didn't have any evidence to back it up. And everyone in the comments section suggested they were paid off by Microsoft or the article was written by a Microsoft employee or Xbot.

This is why I trust PSXextreme. They use evidence to find which console or game is most popular in retailers or downloads. Little to nothing is fabricated without letting the reader know if its clearly speculation on the writer's part.

Halo ODST is one example. Even though the PS3 is showing high popularity right now, Ben et al all agreed that Halo was even more popular and rightfully so. While I personally do not like Halo games, I still respect its popularity and its excellent use of Live services. It's the main reason I got a 360 and Halo 3 just so I could enjoy some friendly competition with friends.

Anyway, the website claiming 360 outselling PS3 3:1 is taken from 1 retailer, 1 RETAILER!!! Yeah, that's really accurate!!!

http://360.kombo.com/article.php?artid=17845

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1836/360-outselling-ps3-31

Amazon is the most popular online purchase site, so I go by what is popular with them. And if they say the PS3 is more popular, then PS3 is popular. Other websites claiming otherwise are either Microsoft fanboys scared of accepting the truth, or are actual MS employees writing it to try and defend their slowly dying console.

If the EB sales are anything to go by, MS realises their console offers nothing compared to PS3 and so are offering 5 free games with their console to try and beat the competition. To the trained eye, this comes across as desperate, and the 5 games aren't even that good compared to the 2 free games (or tech) offered by Sony.

Xbox 360 Elite + Lego Batman + Pure + Bioshock + Mass Effect + Splinter Cell Double Agent = $449

PS3 120 GB + NFS Underground + Battlefield Bad Company = $499

PS3 250GB + Play TV / Assassin's Creed 2 / Uncharted 2 + NFS Underground + Battlefield Bad Company = $599

Remember this is Australia prices. Now, given, the 120 gig PS3 deal isn't the best, Mass Effect and Bioshock are clearly effective system sellers, but Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2 or Play TV are enough to sell the 250 gig PS3, and those are literally flying out the door this christmas.

I prefer your Black Friday PS3 deals. Our ones here for christmas aren't great right now, but they will be changing every few weeks leading to christmas. Will let you know if the PS3 deals improve at all.

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Orvisman
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:17:16 AM

@ Mysterio,

"Somebody please explain why I keep hearing Xbox has all the best exclusives and PS3 has barelly any."

That is because the majority of Xbots (360-only gamers) have been brainwashed to believe that and they continue to spread that fallacy.

Let me relate a story I posted in another news article here:

I was browsing the games in a GameStop a few Saturdays ago when I overheard him talking to another customer. Actually, I heard the customer first, repeating so "You're saying Msft over Sony." The kid said something back that I can't recall, and I tried to ignore him (as I normally do). But, then he said something I couldn't ignore; and I felt like I was back in 2006 again.

"When Sony gets any good exclusive games, then I'll give them a chance. And I own a PS3."

Like, every Xbot who is an Xbot doesn't claim he owns a PS3 so they don't look like an Xbot!

Well, I was stunned; I couldn't ignore him anymore, so I interjected "Are you kidding me?"

To which he replied, "When Sony gets 10 good exclusive PS3 games I'll take them seriously."

Well, after that it wasn't pretty as I told him to stop talking out of his ass and I and another customer put him in his place, quickly listing the Ps3's good, exclusive franchises.

By the way, when I mentioned Gran Turismo, he replied, "Isn't Gran Turismo coming to the 360?"

You can't make this stupidity up. Seriously, where do they get this crap?

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Deathb4Dishonor
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:12:22 AM
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actually i think its the other way around... ps3 is outselling the 360 3:1... i work at walmart and on friday alone the ps3 sold about 80 systems while the 360 barely sold 20... I think this christmas belongs to sony

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Oxvial
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:21:37 PM

yep..I think people that wanted a 360 already have one in these days.

now Ps3 standard model finally its 299.99 with awesome bundles,the only saving grace 360 has is that the multiplats are usually better in that console.

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:03:03 PM

i still want to know, out of all the 360 "shipped" numbers, how much of those are actually sold systems and not repaired.

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maxpontiac
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:19:03 AM
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What is a shame is the fact that Walmart's sales are not caculated in to NPD, or any sales totals that I am aware of.

People go to Walmart and shop, so how can any of these monthly sales reports be taken seriously?

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:29:33 AM

True that they're only f-ing EVERYWHERE!!!

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Scarecrow
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:55:52 AM

Except NYC

THANK GOD!

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oldmike
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:25:43 PM

walmarts are also the worst place to shop
if you want games or systems every one heads to bestbuy
only the super cheep head to walmart to get it
as they were going there to puck up some nomane crap anyway

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Highlander
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 2:54:05 PM

Wal-Mart's sales are counted in Sony's sales figures which will surely show a nice Holiday boost in sales....

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Qubex
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:34:40 AM
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Can only be good news...

Q!

"i am home"

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Scarecrow
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11:56:06 AM
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Sounds good

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fuk u
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:09:00 PM
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when i went ot GS, and walmart to check out the PS3 bundles they were sold out... so they are selling fast. and will dominate over Xbox this holiday season

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Naztycuts
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:15:25 PM
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Hope Sony doesn't run out of ps3's to sell, with the way next year's games are stacking up the future of the Xbox looks bleak. Do they even have any exclusves BESIDES Halo 4 coming out next year?

SOMETHING YOU'LL NEVER HEAR
"We could only do this game on Xbox because it's so awesome"

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:58:13 PM

when i left best buy black friday, there were still a lot of ps3s, and even more 360s.

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:08:26 PM

Seems like M$ put all their eggs in the Natal basket. I think after a game or two people will realize you just cant supplement a controller.

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oldmike
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:31:54 PM

there going after the wii group with natal

thing is MS let go almost all there game makeing groups
they have fable 3 and ami awake as the only 1st party games
there other big games are spliter cell and ME2
and there a rumers that they may hit PS3

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Superman915
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:50:27 PM

SOMETHING YOU'LL NEVER HEAR
"We could only do this game on Xbox because it's so awesome"

That's Valve's favorite slogan.

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ThePearlJamer
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:39:33 PM
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I'm not that surprised...after all, it only does everything...

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tumbletunnel
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:40:36 PM
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Brought my PS3 Slim to the shop I bought it. Yesterday evening showed the Red screen of death! And this after just 3 months! First PS3 fat didn't read any disks after 1,5 year. I'm a big and loyal fan of all Sony consoles but this is just absurd. Hope it will be fixed before Christmas.

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:48:59 PM

if you think that sucks, ask someone who is already on their 13th xbox.

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oldmike
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:33:37 PM

i am calling troll on this one there is no "Red screen of death"

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Highlander
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 2:53:00 PM

My, my what a Truly Remarkable, Outstandingly Literate, Loquacious message that was....

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BTNwarrior
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 9:35:00 PM

well it's a good thing that it comes with that one year warranty. And it only took them about a week to fix my ps3 when I sent it in. (P.S. don't leave your ps3 on for 4 months in a row.)

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:53:54 PM
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Its pretty funny how much people dont know about the ps3. When i was talking to them they didnt know about netflix, ps3 web browser, easy hard drive replacement, and the psn store. would've thought they would do some sort of research if they're buying something 299 bucks. I also got asked what a good game was to give to their 14 year old grand daughter. My mind just went blank trying to think of a game. hell i can tell them what game a guy would want easy but game for girls. luckily i passed by littlebigplanet and suggested that. i could've said uncharted 2 but i dont really know what 14 year olds are into. Most of the 14 year olds i encounter are online with mw2 trying to act tough.

Kinda notice how the ratings systems doesnt work at all during the holidays. this kid was trying to have his mom buy him the modern warfare 2 360bundle and i know he wasnt close to 18. I guess the phrase "thats all i want for christmas" just beats the rating system.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:59:30 PM

yeah, my parents were cool that way too :)

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:01:51 PM

i have no problem with it at all. the only thing is that if you are going to ignore the ratings system, then dont even talk about this "games are too violent" type of controversies.

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BTNwarrior
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:48:17 PM

My little sister loves ratchet and clank, so if you are ever in the spotlight again suggest that.

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The Stig
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 4:32:18 PM

I know what you mean, my friend didnt even know that the PS3 had wireless controllers.

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 8:02:48 PM

that came up too. the guy was asking if we had wired controllers because he didnt want the standard wireless controllers because he didnt want to keep buyin batteries. In a tone that tells him you're a moron, i told him if he wanted to have a wired controller to just use a recharge cable to make it wired.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 12:58:02 PM
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I talked my friend into getting one, but the second I went to Amazon to confirm there were the KZ2 and inFamous bundles online they were already sold out. He's still getting a PS3 though.

Sony will devastate MS this year.

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:00:35 PM

if you look at the ps3 bundles everywhere vs. 360 bundles, no matter how many games you get with 360, its like microsoft gave up until they release a new 360 with natal. and even the people i know that want to try natal and that milo thing just want to test out how much they can mess with the game.

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King James
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 3:10:33 PM

Point him to the PS3 bundle, at Wal-Mart? (I think). Its the one with Infamous, Batman:AA, and the Dark Knight on Blu-Ray.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 4:05:12 PM

Ah damn, that product disappeared off the website, I suppose all stores are sold out.

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Superman915
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 1:44:07 PM
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theres no comparison. Sony has amazing bundles. Arkham asylum + dark knight blu-ray, god of war collection, infamous + killzone 2, little big planet + ice age blu ray, plus any unique bundles store can think of.

Apart from the MW2 pack, MS only has indiana jones lego and Madasgar. On DVD.

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Highlander
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 10:51:47 PM

You really know how to make friends and influence people don't you?

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Highlander
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 11:13:50 PM

@Sweedie,

It's got nothing to do with your post, and everything to do with your avatar. Despite being asked by quite a few regular contributors to the comments section to remove the image you simply slapped a 'censored' banner across it in protest.

That doesn't really alter the image because it's utterly clear to any who mentioned it to you that the image is still there.

I don't give two craps about your orientation, your politics, your faith or whether you support guns or not. But you are ignoring a clear request by many, and effectively thumbing your nose at everyone by adding your little banner o'protest. You're right about me not liking you, you've done more to earn my dislike than anything else, so you should not be surprised by that.

Personally I think your avatar image should be removed by the admin since you are clearly unwilling to give any ground. And before you blather about free speech. Free speech doesn't count in any forum where you have to register to post because your registration requires you to agree that the admin can remove your posts without notice, for any reason of their choosing. Your freedom of speech doesn't infringe mine either, so as long as you consider using that image as an avatar a freedom of speech issue, I can consider objecting to it my freedom of speech.

The fact that you feel so strongly that you SHOULD continue to use an image depicting an illegal and immoral act (the child/adult situation is illegal, immoral and despicable), ought to tell people something about you.

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Fane1024
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 4:55:44 PM

@The Highlander

WTF, man? You're normally the voice of reason.

1. The image isn't an example of pedophilia: there's no sex and the kiss isn't an unwelcome sexual advance by an adult on a minor, but an unwelcome political act by a (fictional) teenager on an adult.
2. The "Censored" bar covers the kiss completely.
3. Sweedie agreed to change it if the admins asked him to do so, but they didn't ask.

I think it was an excellent solution in the face of unreasonable requests. It might be a good idea to change it completely, in order to placate the few who are upset, but most of those who were complaining accepted the modification as adequate.


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Karosso
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 2:10:10 PM
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No contest, Sony is going to blow everyone else out the water this holiday season as well.
I would not be surprised if they outsold the Wii as well.
The great games just keep on coming and the beginning of the year looks like another win for Sony... Is almost like MS just don't know what to do anymore, there are no exclusives coming to the Xbox360 big enough to fight off what Sony is bringing these days.
Just hope I get a bigger bonus from my company this year, will need it for all the great games coming in the beginning of next year :)

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sonic1899
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 2:33:19 PM
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at the rate things are going who would be shocked if ms decided to announce the xbox 720 in 2010?

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Highlander
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 2:54:27 PM

Indeed, they have been rather silent recently. Though I think that if they did that it could be the death of the Xbox since gamers may feel a little ripped off and exploited and punish MS by simply not buying a 720...

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NiteKrawler
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 3:44:00 PM

"Though I think that if they did that it could be the death of the Xbox since gamers may feel a little ripped off and exploited and punish MS by simply not buying a 720..."

...Did you really just say that? History disagrees.

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Highlander
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 2:38:22 AM

Yeah, I know. Buying a replacement somehow seems easier to some people than having to buy a new system just to play the same games with some gimmicky add-on. I dunno, I just have a feeling that the worm may finally turn, and all the sheeple who purchase d multiple Xbox360s might finally balk at yet another re-purchase.

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King James
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 3:08:07 PM
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While doing some Black Friday shopping yesterday morning, I saw only 1....I mean ONE....kid that had a Xbox. At Walmart, Best Buy, and a GameStop I went to...All I saw was PS3s, a couple of Wiis, and A LOT of DSis in people's stacked shopping carts.

I predict the Wii outsells the PS3 by a small %, like 10%-15% at the most. The 360 drags behind just like its video game line-ups.

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Robochic
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 3:41:54 PM
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I was just at our local Walmart and they are getting peoples names and numbers to give them a call when they get the next shipment of PS3 in, Nice to see that.. They are fully stocked with 360's though LOL.
The 2 items that are outsold and hot are the PS3's and Nintendo DS's I can pretty much find everyother console like a Wii or 360 and PSP.

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 8:07:14 PM

if they're looking for ps3s, why go to walmart? I work at bestbuy and we still have a bunch more in stock, even after selling a buttload in the morning.

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onsiterecording
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 4:59:43 PM
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Good News!

What would i buy if i was just getting my PS3 now? I grew up on both the Metal Gear Solid and Grand Theft Auto series' as a lot of people probably would have, so coming into this generation they were the absolute must have for me. However thanks to the Grand Theft Auto delay I was able to finance a console before either of them released, but there was no way i was going to let Metal Gear Solid 4 be released with out me playing it immediately!

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BikerSaint
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 5:23:19 PM
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@Wage SLAVES

<<<<people will realize you just cant supplement a controller>>>>.


And it's going to need a hell of a lot more than just a daily "1-a-day Vitamin".
Maybe a liver transplant, blood transfusion, a minor lobotomy, and some triple-strength Viagra might help.

BTW, speaking of 360's I've been needing one to put into my collection, so I finally broke down & headed over to GameStop to buy a cheap used "Elite" model.

But WTF, GS won't sell any used 360 systems with the hard drive still attached.
You have to buy the HD separately(I'm guessing it has something to do with GS not being able to wipe the drive clean and/or reformatting it).

Now with the added cost to the Elite from having to also buy a hard drive too, it comes out almost the same as buying the Elite brand NEW.
So because of all the RROD nightmares that others have had, I decided to just buy it new for the extra 3 year warranty that comes with it.

Now while I was there, I noticed that they just got the new Limited Edition 250 GB COD Modern Warfare2 360 bundle for $499.99, and besides having the an extra 130 GB's, thr console is COD MW2 skinned, & also comes with both the MW2 game & a TWO controllers.

Well, the game & extra contoller are built into the extra $100 price(no pulling the wool over my eyes,LOL), but I liked the idea of having that extra 130GB's for free. And since there were only 2 left that weren't already on someone's pre-order "hold", I snatched one of the remaining 2 up right then.

Well, long story short, my $499.99 250GB 360 bundle was dead right out of the box.
Once I put any disc inside, the gears started grinding so bad, & chattering so loud, it sounded like someone threw a dozen marbles into a rotating clothes dryer(it wasn't effecting the discs or the gameplay though, thank goodness).

I quickly boxed it up & ran back to replace it before the last one was gone(because once sold out, then tough luck, cause once that lot was gone, they're gone for good with no more arriving).

Anyways, compared to the first one, this 2nd one works fine(I guess), but I have noticed that every single time I put any kind of disc in to the machine, that the fan kicks into a very high speed & the humm it makes sure sounds way way louder than my 60GB PS3.

So does anyone here with a 360 too, know if this is the "norm" for these 360s????
And there's no "rumble" to the controllers too??? In this time & age, WTF is up with that.....SERIOUSLY???

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Rings0fUranus
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 5:44:37 PM

why'd you even buy a 360 in the first place?
PS3 is where it's at!

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 6:00:35 PM

I'm not gonna hate one bit about your choice at all because I almost caved too. I just feel a lil scared for you. Good luck bro because you deserve to get what you pay for and $500 isn't exactly chump change.

Best wishes...

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Kowhoho
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 6:57:16 PM

A good friend of mine decided to buy an xbox so he could play online with some guys from our school. It literally died within a half hour of being turned on.
We were sitting in a room with three other xbox owners, all of whom just laughed it off as he and another friend drove off to gamestop to replace it.

I, in the meantime, continued playing COD MW2 on my PS3.

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King James
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 7:13:03 PM

Damn shame. These 360s still dying?

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Kowhoho
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 7:19:37 PM

Actually, it was probably an older model that still had the horrible chip that dies easily.

....not an excuse.

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 8:11:21 PM

yeah, all 360 controllers have rumble. Try turning it on from the settings menu of the game. If not then your controllers are screwed. And its pretty loud fan too. sony sent me a refurbished ps3 and its pretty loud now but my 360 still kicks my ps3s ass when it comes to noise.

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BTNwarrior
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 9:45:20 PM

yeah I gave in when dead rising came out, on lucky number 4 and have not played the thing since fable 2 came out.

yeah all 360's are loud as hell and your controllers should have vibration (almost said dualshock) make sure you don't put it on carpet or all the plastic inside will melt and don't ever touch the thing if there is a disk in it or it will scratch the living hell out of it.

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artson1966
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 6:53:03 PM
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I wass amazed at teh stock that Bestbuys had at my local store in Mesquite Tx at 4 am they had 3 pallets full and 1 of the 360s at 1pm when i went back they had 1 palet left of the ps3 bundles.. at 5 my sister was at walmart picking up a ps3 bundle i asked here to get for my kids and she said that there was a line for ps3's dsi's and 360's the dsiline had a hundred or more in it. the ps3 line had around the same and the 360 had 3 for real 3 people in line for that crappy bundle.. lol I am so glad Sony is having a great week to bad that wally world isnt counted in the npd numbers my stoer had 100 of the bundled ps3 and was sold out before 6.30 and the 3 pallets at bestbuys really shows how serious sony is on getting this unit to us americans. not only is the systems selling well but of what i saw a lot of triple a tiles where out of stock as-well. and blue-ray movies went even better at 10.00 bucks each at wally world. I can't believe this BS on xbox out selling 3to 1 crap it's more lickly the other way around on what i have seen.. My friend at gamestop told me the ps3 was selling better then xboxes by 2-1 on Friday.

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King James
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 7:07:01 PM

Mesquite?! Go Cowboys!

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Snaaaake
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 7:38:56 PM
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How will Natal affect PS3?

From what I see, the machine MIGHT attract casual gamers like the Wii did.

Especially family that doesn't game like there's no tomorrow.

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johnld
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 8:16:47 PM

i dont see a big impact on the ps3 since its also getting motion technology. but mainly that microsoft probably wont be selling natal cheap. I mean the draw of the wii was that its a new way to play and its cheap. sure, natal is a new way to play but they still have to buy a 360 and a hard drive (im assuming that a hard drive will be required for natal since online games require hard drives and natal isnt just a regular camera), so arcade wont work, that price point is pretty tough for casual players.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 8:31:44 PM

Good point, you buy a Wii and you get motion sensor.
You buy 360 and you have to spend more to buy Natal.
Now I get it.

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BTNwarrior
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 9:49:05 PM

well the ps3 motion control won't be cheap either, firs you will need to spend $40 on the ps eye then if the dual shock 3 is any indication on how much the ps3 wand will cost than two of those will set you back $120 so overall you will need $160 to play motion games on ps3 (still cheaper than rock band the beatles)

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Highlander
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 10:57:59 PM

Natal is a code name for a project that will produce at most an augmented Xbox360. Can you imagine how many gamers will want to rush out and buy yet another new Xbox360 just to get optional 3D motion sensing/control?

I'd also bet that there will be an add on for existing Xbox360s. As for how it will impact PS3, I think it will have as lasting an impact on PS3 as the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 had on Jupiter. There were immediate visible impacts that lasted for some months before vanishing without a trace.

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Dancemachine55
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 9:05:32 PM

Sony motion controls are planned to be released several months before Natal. It's just that MS is spending more $ on advertising and promoting it.

If Sony promote Eyepet, the camera and the new Motion Controls (Sphere is it? Ben, do you know if it's officially been called Sphere or was that just a rumour?), then I believe the PS3 will see an even bigger boom from the casual market.

People watch a lot of TV and parents read a lot of newspapers, so those are the 2 best mediums to advertise these things.

I just hope Sony get there product out there and advertised before the Natal hype takes over. Natal looks pretty good, but I trust Sony's E3 on-stage demo more than I trust MS's pre-rendered Natal video. Their on-stage demo sucked compared to PS3's motion controls demo. I guess they're relying on Sony's old strategy of "be patient and watch what it'll do 2 years from now". (waits for the thumbs down for that last comment, but please remember that it was true 2 years ago.)

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BikerSaint
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 7:55:17 PM
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@FlyingKickPunch

I guess you skimmed right over the part where I said....
"I've been needing one to put into my collection"

As in....I'm a gaming "COLLECTOR"
(13 consoles, 4 handhelds, 1481 games so far)

Besides them, and over a period of time, I'm also gonna pick up a new black PS2 Slim, a new silver Ps2 slim, a "USED" Wii, and my old Intellivision & Colecovision consoles again soon too.
And then probably a another PS3, but this time it will be a 250GB Slim, theme-skinned bundle when I see one I like.

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mike rlz
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 9:39:58 PM

and just think, the amount of games you have over all those consoles/handhelds is almost equal to the complete PS2 library alone.... man i wish i had your pockets LOL

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SnipeySnake
Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 10:54:08 PM
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"what would you buy if you just got the console?"

Metal gear solid 4 and thats what i did.

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Dancemachine55
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 8:43:17 PM
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"When your grandmother was little, the only entertainment she had was pushing a hoop with a stick!"

"But, she's..."

"With a stick!!!"

"But..."

"STICK!!!"

.... sluuurp

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Highlander
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:28:52 AM

A funny commercial isn't it?

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