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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:18 AM

Kaufman Boosts Xbox 360 Sales Forecast: 17.1M by end of year
Posted by XanTium | October 1 23:18 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From barrons.com:


Kaufman Bros. analyst Todd Mitchell thinks the huge early demand for Microsoft's new Halo 3 game for the Xbox 360 should boost sales of the hardware platform through the holiday season. He has increased his estimate on Xbox 360 units for this year to 17.1 million, from 16.5 million. At the same time, Mitchell drops his estimate on Sony Playstation 3 units to 10.3 million from 13.5 million. He also ups his estimate on Nintendo Wii console sales to 19.8 million, from 16.3 million.


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#2 MysticalMagnet

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:12 AM

so many analysts just want to see the true results

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:44 AM

Oh gawd, not another 'analyst' article.

Especially when this one is - once again - pulling completely ridiculous numbers out of the air. For example, Nintendo only just recently reached 10 million units (worldwide), what makes this idiot think Nintendo has any kind of manufacturing ability to double those numbers in the next couple of months?

Edited by Verity, 02 October 2007 - 04:49 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:30 AM

Here's an idea, wait until the actual figures come out, then adjust your estimates. You just might be correct then. tongue.gif

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:28 AM

I usually stay away from these type of news posts, but I just had to laugh at that stupid Nintendo estimate! jester.gif


Even if Nintendo REALLY wanted too they couldn't mass produce enough units to pull in those type of figures. They're already having a hard enough time keeping up with demand.


The Microsoft numbers are also stupid! No way MS can sell that many by the end of the year.


Todd Mitchell wtf is going on in that little head of yours? ph34r.gif

#6 Martinchris23

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 08:53 AM

Predictions and forecasts are a waste of time - in fact, they invariably cause more harm than good. Someone link this news article and hold onto it until December - we can then mass-mail these jumped-up weathermen and remind them how wrong they were.

Todd Mitchell - Using a 'Magic 8 Ball' doesn't count as forecasting.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:26 AM

anyone with a pea size brain could figure that one out...

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:17 AM

impossible


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE(Martinchris23 @ Oct 2 2007, 09:29 AM) View Post

jumped-up weathermen


LMAO

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE(Maverick-DBZ- @ Oct 2 2007, 08:04 AM) View Post

The Microsoft numbers are also stupid! No way MS can sell that many by the end of the year.


He probably expects another ban round for all the halo3 rips.. and then counts replacement as new sales. Then he adds the same numbers he guesstimated from everyone suddenly not buying PS3MGS3 to halo, minus 200 000 Japanese.


See, it's all very scientific and verifiable wink.gif

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:14 PM

This goal is absurd. Everyone in India would have to find oil on their property for this to ring true.




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