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Xbox sales are up: game console bundled with two Sega games

Thanks ooo for this one.

More Xbox news today although this time is has nothing to do with hacking.. Microsoft is bundling their Xbox game console with two new games developed by Sega (DreamCast rings a bell?) to gain a bigger market share. This seems to be working, although Sony's PlayStation 2 is still by far the most popular game console:

"The $199 combination puts Xbox on sale with Sega's "Jet Set Radio Future" and "Sega GT 2002," and has helped improve Xbox's sales performance against Sony's PlayStation 2, according to UBS analyst Michael Wallace.

"Our channel checks indicate hardware sales have remained strong into the beginning of November. In particular, we have heard that the Xbox/Sega bundle is having a positive impact on Xbox sales," Wallace said. "While PS2 will almost certainly remain the leader, we believe Xbox has had a significant improvement," he added.

Sony's PlayStation 2, or PS2, console was released a year before both the Xbox and Nintendo's GameCube console, and it dominates the video game market. Analysts widely expect Xbox and GameCube to fight for second place. "

It's getting more and more attractive to buy a new game console! Nintendo has also just recently started a bundle of its own, packaging the GameCube with its "Super Mario Sunshine" game and an external memory card for $189, $40 more than the GameCube stand-alone price.

News source: CD Freaks

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