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Midway concerned at Xbox 360 Euro “lagging”

Tuesday, 9th September 2008 14:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Speaking to GI, Midway international boss, Martin Spiess, has expressed concern that Xbox 360 is “lagging” behind other consoles in various European countries.

“I don’t know what it’s like for other companies, but the market is not as big as the US market, so naturally we have lower attachment rates,” he said.

“But it could be growing to the same size as the US – the only problem we have right now is that we see in certain territories Microsoft is lagging behind.

“Sony has become very strong, Nintendo has become very strong, but the Microsoft market in certain territories is concerning.”

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14 Comments

  1. Blerk

    You’d think he’d be more concerned about Midway’s games ‘lagging’ behind those of other publishers. :-D

    So which regions do we think are the big issue for Microsoft here? Spain, for sure. Germany?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    I thought the European market was bigger than the US market these days?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. RevolutionBlues

    Hasn’t continetal Europe always been the bastion of the PS brand? Nothing new, surely?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    Psychotext, it is to Ubisoft, but don’t forget they have the gods gift of gaming franchises; Imagine!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Imagine… Babiez, Hookerz, Teacherz, Dogz, Crack Whorez…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    “Imagine… Crack Whorez” could be a winner!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Midway: Ubisoft, how is it Europe works so well for you?

    Ubisoft: It’s all in our Imagine¬© Nation!

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    /groan

    #8 6 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    WHAT!?

    That one was awesome!

    ‘Nations’ relating to Europe, ‘Imagine’ relatign to the brand, and ‘imagination’ is a word.

    I am sorry but class comedians would be jealous of that.

    :D

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Shatner

    Don’t give up your day job.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    I won’t, but I will be at comedy clubs in the SouthEast for fall. You can book tickets at my website.

    Bill Bailey is supporting.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. wz

    I didn’t get that one until you explained it :(

    #12 6 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    Damn, maybe for once Shatner is talking sense.

    If you’d heard it verbally you’d have got it.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. wz

    No worries, puns are always hard to get for us outlanders :D

    You’ll be a great comedian.

    *crickets*

    #14 6 years ago

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