Just when you think Microsoft has pulled every trick out the book in atempts to win the Console Wars this quarter, it seems like Microsoft may have a couple of trick plays in there playbook. Read on after the jump:
With the Winter shopping season approaching, all eyes are on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Both consoles seem to have big releases this quarter. The Playstation 3 has Little Big Planet, Resistance 2, Socom and Motorstorm. XBOX 360 on the other hand has Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Left 4 Dead, Banjo-Kazooie and Lips. At first glance it may look like an even playing field this holiday season, well that was untill the XBOX 360 price drop.
The price drop already has taken a mighty blow to PS3, with XBOX sales doubling since the annoucment. This should have been the knockout punch delivered by Microsoft, but they kept swinging away at Sony with The New Xbox Live Experience. The New Xbox Live Experience is set to revolutionize Home Entertainment with a set of confirmed features. Avatars, LiveParty (Voice/Text chat with up to 8 people), Primetime gameshows, and Netflix Instant Queue.
With some more features to be announced in the coming weeks, rumors are already circulating about the mysterious Xbox event September 25th, with the possible announcement of a free Halo 3 map pack, preview of GTA IV DLC and the partnership with Sirius XM satelite radio. Rumor has it, you will be able to stream Sirius radio on your Xbox without any other hardware, while playing games. If this rumor is actually true, it will make the Xbox the best home entertainment deal out there. Does Playstation 3 have a chance after this possible holiday massacre?