first,you have to ask yourself why would they need to buy a replacement 360 in the first place? the RROD thing doesn't count,as Microsoft gave a 3 year warranty and anyone who had the device could get it repaired. And where is this evidence? a few people on a messageboard don't count. they could be sony or Nintendo fans pretending to have had xbox consoles. there is no proof to this.
People buying replacements PS3's is a much frequent occurrence then 360's. Absolutely no doubt about it. There is no way at all just as many people purchased replacement PS3's as 360's. None. It just is not how things went down. It was actually ironic as I was on some other gaming website that reported this news, either Kotaku or Polygon, and someone people started arguing about the 360 PS3 and WiiU in the comments, and two people talked about how they had to replace their 360's multiple times. This was just yesterday. I think it was Kotaku and I tried to find it again just now, but their new comments structure is just so weird. But I did find it truly funny people were still talking about it to this day. It was a seriously messed up situation.
And I actually did not cherry pick those games, they were the first 3 that popped into my head that were not FPS's. I did look up Black Ops 2, and I really do not think the numbers said destroy, I was just at work and shouldn't have even taken the time I did to write what I did. But okay, Black Ops sold 12.05 Million on the 360 and 10.05 Million on the PS3. Sure 2 million is a lot, but I do not see that as destroying when it also sold 10 million on the PS3???
2 million here, 1 million another game, another 2 million another game, another 500k, another 800k,etc... It all adds up. Go look at weekly,monthly software charts. Xbox dominates them. Yes certain individual games will have similar sales,and can be close, but im not talking individual game sales, im talking overall software sales. For example
2 million x $60 a pop = $120 million dollars. Now add up all the other millions in other titles,and you're talking about billions and billions of dollars of revenue difference.
And I really am still not getting you with the specialized software thing, and I do not think Sony makes only games for Japan, but lets pretend they do. Lets also use Uncharted 2 vs Halo 4.
Uncharted 2 for sold 6.15 Million globally. Halo 4 sold 8.11.
No, that would only be true if they were selling similar amounts of software. Since they are selling less software,the attachment rate could be similar or lower,not higher.
If what you are saying is all true, that people purchased it just as a BluRay player (which sure they did) and it is more focused for Japan, than all of that would add up to the fact the PS3 has the better attachment rate no? If less people buy the PS3 to game, and they have less consoles sold overall, wouldn't that mean they have a higher attachment rate for the games themselves if you go by percentages?
It would be pretty much dead even at that point, if not to their advantage.