Even though we are in a recession and people are spending less, Microsoft sold 28 million units of Xbox 360 and received 17 million in sales. Why do you think that people are still purchasing video games even though their income may be less. And why do you think that Xbox is more successful than PS3? (Click here to read the article) I think some peopl feel that just because the economie is in a recession they are not. They are still purchasing video games because they feel they are BALLIN [insider] like that. I dont think Xbox is more successful then PS3 I think PS3 is more successful because you're able to go online and download things on the PS3.