Microsoft watched as sales for the Xbox 360 increased after they dramatically lowered the price of the console. The effect that it had was exactly what Microsoft was hoping for and what they needed.
It was reported that retailers saw a 100% increase in sales for the Xbox 360 last weekend when compared to the previous one. Starting last Friday, Xbox 360 prices were cut US$50 to $80 depending on the model.
“At $199, Xbox 360 is now not only the most affordable next-generation console available, but it also packs more entertainment punch per dollar than any other consumer electronics device connected to your TV,” Microsoft said in a statement.
We just can’t help but be excited about the newly released demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and it looks as if most people agree with us. LucasArts bragged today that the demo was able to break all of the previous download records for Xbox Live.
They stated that during the first eight days that it was released the demo received over a million downloads. Those numbers combined with the number of people from the PlayStation Network version it is a total of 2.3 million people. With this large amount of people we can only imagine how the sales will be when the full version of the game is finally released September 16th on the Xbox 360, PS2 and 3, and Nintendo Wii.
We have some great news for all of you Halo fans. There are rumors circulating the net that we will get a chance to play Halo 4. The only difference is that Gearbox will not be the creators of it.
Sources stated that Corrine Yu – who once worked for Gearbox – has transferred to Microsoft and will be the Principle Engine Programmer for Halo 4. She joined the Microsoft team only last week after helping to finish Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway for Gearbox.
Those of you who love to watch music videos will get an extra chance at this thanks to Warner Music Group. They announced this week that they will be adding their videos onto the Xbox 360 console.
Sony BMG has been selling their videos for close to $1.99 and have been offering them on the Xbox since last December. Microsoft’s game division is in talks with other major labels, such as Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group and EMI Group PLC, to add their music videos to the service offered to 12 million users of Xbox Live.
Soul Calibur IV is the next generation fighting game from Ubisoft. This week it made its debut and is standing out among other games by hitting the number one spot on the charts for all format games.
This is the first game produced by Namco-Bandai to debut at number one since Soul Calibur II was released in 2003. Chart Track figures have revealed that Soul Calibur IV is the fastest selling in the series so far, with 56% of first week sales on Xbox 360 and 44% on PS3.
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