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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Xbox Gaining Lots Of Market Share

Major Nelson from Xbox Live has some stats that should make Microsoft very happy. Microsoft has slashed Playstation 2's market share lead by 70% over the last year, from 27% to just 8%. In November 2003, Playstation 2 had 51% of the market to Xbox's 24%, now PS2 leads 45% to 37%. Xbox console sales increased 48%, compared to PS2's 18% decrease, while Xbox software sales increased 77%, compared to PS2's 1%. Xbox has all of the momentum moving towards the next-gen consoles. I think Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas proved that PS2 is a dead system; every review seemed to mention how much better the game would have played on Xbox.
(via Brian Johnson's MSDN blog)

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