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Xbox 360 (Xbox 360)
at 9:32AM PST on July 12, 2007.
I see no reason to doubt that this system has any less of a chance of hitting 60 million units sold over it lifetime than the Wii or the PS3.
The recent problems with hardware failures should not over the course of its life affect the sails dramatically. They have proactively taken action and as the newer units shipped are likely to suffer less and less hardware issues they will ultimately end up with a console with a long warranty and good reliability.
The Microsoft system still has the largest library of any of the next gen consoles and continues to grow at the same if not faster pace than the competition.
Rumours of new units are probably just that after all I would suggest the Wii is more at risk from becoming out of date. I suspect Microsoft will enhance the system over the next few years rather than going for a new complete model. I do not see the Xbox 360 struggling against the PS3 over the course of their lives as each has its own strengths and weaknesses none of which are commanding.
The PS2 is now climbing up to 120 millions sold the PS3 is chugging along the 360 is chugging a bit faster and the Wii is relatively bombing along but for my money you can forget the Wii as this is a tortoise and hare type race and it will be the 360 and the PS3 that will ultimately be crossing the winning lines the Wii just does not have the life expectancy to reach the PS2 numbers.
Once the PS3 and Xbox360 prices fall to the level of casual purchases we will see much higher volumes of sales. Game libraries increase models get repurchased second consoles get bought, this is not over not by a long shot. To say that a console that has already sold 10+ million cannot sell another 30 million over its life maybe seen as shortsighted. I am sure if I looked at the PS2 model its sales figures increased rather than declined.
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