In a year that saw video games sales reach new heights, the Xbox 360 led the way accounting for 45% of all sales.
I'm just wondering so I'll ask. With 45% is that enough to get them into the black for another quarter?
I would throw my PS3 under a bus to save my 360 - but I truly question the validity of this report. Having once been in a position of creating Executive Summary Reports for the largest Hospital chain in America - I know how numbers can be "bent" to not completely tell the truth while still being factual enough not to be a lie either.
Has to be right? 45% of all game industry money went to Xbox 360 products. That's crazy. If that's not a profit, they're terrible businessmen.
Microsoft is not made up of terrible businessmen... You can rip on the XBox brand, but Microsoft's financial saavvy is hard to f*ck with
funny how nobody notices that the xbox360 has a larger install base because it has been out longer.
And that most people who buy wiis don't buy games since most are seniors and little kids.
and anybody notice the wii does'nt have such a good lineup after all? It's really all about Mario and the same ol characters.
anybody notice the wii and ps3 have just been out one year?
But who cares right, I'm just a fanboy that is stating an opinion. Go ahead and bash me and brag.
you can try your best to spin this, but... this is total sales. hardware, software, accessories... in total, the 360 made up 45% of video game revenue. it's as simple as that. maybe wii owners don't buy games, and the ps3 has underachieved sales wise, but the 360 made up almost half of all video game revenue, compared to 55% from the ps2, ps3 and wii. pretty good, no matter what qualifiers you can throw out there.
Second sentence of the story says:
"The NPD numbers for 2007 are out. Companies will spin these numbers like tassles on a pole dancer. But, you can't cover up 45% of the market."
I guess fans and companies will try to spin that 45% isn't impressive.
xbox fans trully love their system... they do have a nice library of games right now... but I feel comparing some of the accessories is unfar because the ps3 comes with things like wifi and have the option to wire their controllers, so they dont have to pay for things like that
Xbox 360 owners are known for buying a sh*tload of games, it's just the way it is.
"Xbox 360 owners are known for buying a load of sh*tty games, it's just the way it is."
There, I fixed your comment.
Oh, I kid I kid.
I'm not surprised...
"PS3 owners are known for buying a load of movies, it's just the way it is."
There, I fixed your comment "I dont kid I don't kid"
Speaking of sh!tty games how was that LAIR, that Gundam game and that lightgun game that scored a 1 everywhere? LOL to rub this sh!t in your face even harder, our sh!tty games sell better than you good ones LOL :)
LOL after the huge pwning of the PS3 in the NPD numbers, you should have turned off you inner troll today and stayed in bed :) have a nice (pS3rd) day.
Edit: that first Gundam game the one your to afraid to talk about. How is that whole playing games on your PS3? Oh thats right my bad, none of you "actualy" buy any games at all. Just look at NPD for proof :) oh that one had to hurt up the rear, sorry about that (HEHE) Uncharted, RFOM, R&C, COD4 and Oblivion are your higest rated games. LOL uh where are the rest of your games on that whole top list thing. Opps my badyou don't have any :) haha poor Droid it sure hasn't been your day for news, maybe you should have stayed in bed today.
Xbox360 owners to buy a lot of games... because Microsoft has managed to get a lot of great developers to support the platform with great games...
If there are great games, people will buy them... That explains why the Wii and PS3 software sales aren't so hot...
And all this does is secure the Xbox360 as "The Platform" for developers to put their games on...
The bottom line is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ so if a developer is looking to turn the best profit, they know their in good hands on the Xbox 360
lol @ gundam...you DO know that was on the 360 too right? And anyone can yell out a list of crappy games on any console ever made..."hey jason, how did that history channel game sell on the 360? oh and hour of victory...oh and vampire rain".
In the USA!!
And who is the majority of the worldwide gaming market? I hate to do a my penis is bigger than yours but in this case "it is" sorry limpy.
I've said it before...but every time a new game comes out my friends list is full of people playing the newest games. 360 gamers purchase games in force. It is the reason developers are heavily supporting the system. If it wasn't for the sh!t hardware that plagued the 360 early on MS would have been making a killing off of the 360. As it stands their next console should be bulletproof (*PRAYS*) and with the market share and developer support they have gained with the 360 their next console stands to be a juggernaut.
way well said syko 360.
I would definitely own an xbox along with my ps3 if I thought microsoft cared for their customers more especially with this whole xbox live nonsense.
never really expected them to win this gen, just come much, MUCH closer than last gen and set up for really big things with their next xbox.
i think it's because, at least all the people i know, that own 360's are adults, making their own money, and are not a afraid to spend a lot on games.
also misleading this does not include PSP, PS2 or DS so it is not all of the market and USA only
Hasn't this not already be posted in one way or another today?
Why not this story. :-)
It's like most of N4G, Same sh1t, different smell, again and again..
Why are so many copies of the same lame report allowed to be posted? Are we going to see this same crap all over n4g.com? I guess it's the only good news for Xbots.
no... its good for M$, xbots as you call them gain nothing from this personally or finacially.
but i agree they like their sales figures and stats, remember a game isnt any good unless it sells over a million copies!
Well you do have to remember we got a lot of reports of HD-DVD thing when Blueray won, and PS3 has been enjoying a lot of good news over the last few weeks.
If the 360 fan boys want to look back at last years sales to make them selves feel good, then let them.
is this the same post agian..............Holy crap it is lol @_@
It sure is.
Funny how many duplicate stories get published when its coming from the 360 "in-crowd" but I post a story from an entirely different source that might possibly have a sentence that contains a word that is similar to another word in a post on another website and mine gets shot down as a duplicate.
Still, I'm not "bitter" or anything.
they decided to ignore saying in the USA only, not that the rest of the world matters? good job the genesis has 68% of videogame sales in kenya just about as important if your going to not count the world its not like only the US buys games albeit we do buy alot compared to rest of the world
The world ends at the US borders.
And don't give me any sh!t, I live in the US.
Then you must enjoy the money and jobs that these buisness provide for you and your children and your childrens children.
Your a loser kure always have been always will, you pop in and out of Xbox news to give a lite anti MS comments and pop your whiny ass back out again before you can lose bubbles.
Well take that (((Click))) See new member of N4G may not know who you are but your about as shady as DJ. Have a nice (bad) news day Droid :) because your PS3 just got beat down like the last place b!tch that it is.
Jason. He is trying to fly under the radar as a stealth troll and just got his cover blown.
I wonder what it was before Halo 3 came out?
45% of the market is a mammoth achievement.
Oh hang on, it's only for the US. Ok, not as mammoth but still very impressive since NA is a very large part of the gaming industry.
Wait... you mean it doesn't include the PS2 or the handhelds? Ok, not as incredible as at first sounds, but not something to be ignored.
This is proof that you can tweak a statistic to say whatever you want. For example "PS3 sells more in 2 months since launch than 360 has in it's lifetime!". The fine print? Only in Japan.
Don't get me wrong, the 360 is doing brilliantly in North America. I just don't want to hear that this is all that matters. The 360 is outselling the PS3 in America (and some other locations). The PS3 is outselling the 360 in Japan (and other areas) but only when worldwide comparisons are made does the full picture come in to focus. (Also helps to include the other 3 consoles that are selling well too).
The title sounds like the worldwide sales vs all platforms,
worldwide and a balanced number.
Of course that is not the case since its NOT including
PC, PSP, PS2 or DS AND the numbers are USA ONLY.
in the US...
the market to own. America buys the most hardware and software than any region on the planet.
Unfortunately, this high attach rate doesn't seem to be luring exclusives to the 360. Which is one of the only benefits to the consumer for these types of things.
It's the market to own, but it's not the only market to own. They'll need somewhere else to turn to if sales ever start slipping...
These numbers have been skewed to generate XBOX 360 in a positive light. Dark Sniper is here to present his N4G readers the actual gospel.
XBOX 360 does not make up 45% of all videogame sales, but more than like 45% in transactions. With the garbage manufacturing team Microsoft has amassed, it's painstakingly obvious that Microsoft writes off each unit that has been shipped as a sale. Including those repaired systems as well. This is called shady business practicing and Dark Sniper can personally tell his Sony Snipers that the Better Business Bureau is aware of Microsoft's slave tactics.
Contacting higher authorities who actually care about the consumers interest is the only way to ensure that Microsoft is exposed for the frauds they are and to leave room for the true market innovator which is Sony Computer Entertainment.
Oh lord, you crack me up sniper. You only have three bubbles left, and you think that you have a following. Anybody remember the number to Charter?
<---Uses radar jamming perk to sneak up on Sniper. STICK! my knife into the back of his head, grabs his sniper rifle and uses against his Droid teamates SNIPE!!! SNIPE!!! SNIPE!!! time to call in an airstrike and then a chopper to mop upthe rest ofhis Droid team.
-----------> Sniper <----------- Dead
lol... here are some xbox 360 haters trying to undermind the importance of this news... talking about worldwide sells.. bla bla... lol... tell that to the majority of developers which are targetting the western demographic that can give a crap about japanese sells and other countries their games will never be release and see what they tell you.
Please talk to us and show us about the success of a eastern targetted PS3, wii, PS3 game that broke all records... mmm which one is it... we speak about the importance of japanese developers making games... games like Final fantasy.. and yet the industry survived more than 2 years without them... Western targetted games sell more than eastern targetted games... funny... the game industry is smaller in countries with the largest population.. china, india, etc...
You speak of the US as if it was a small thing.. why do you think Sony is being so agressive pushing blu-ray in the US primarily?
As far as entertainment goes the US is the largest more important market... period... You fail to capture the US you fail everywhere else... and by default you fail all other english speaking countries... like Australia, UK and others, since pretty much developers don't require translation and more resources to publish their games in that region...
It seems as if the game industry will be fractured in 3 categories this gen...
English Speaking countries = xbox 360
Non-English Speaking Countries = PS3
Both = Wii
telling from all the xclusives sony has in 2008 it looks like devs are interested in the PS3.
I'll be sure to tell bungie aswell.
Bladestar do u know how much Ms payed to advertise halo3?
Ms payed scifi to host special shows or previews of mass effect,gears of war , and halo3.
They advertised it even on soda cans.
Does sony advertise they're games like that? Does nintendo?
Do they need to? No. cause the only ones who have won a console "war" out of the three are nintendo and sony and sony won two times in a row with one console holding a record.
"you speak of the U.S as if it was a small thing"
you speak of worldwide as if it was a small thing.
if teh ps3 closes to huge gap with mgs4 and killzone 2 early on in the states and manages to sell atleast 10k below the xbox360 it will destroy it in sales racked up in japan and europe.
Yes, you need the U.S if u wanna take the lead, but that only goes for the PS3 in this situation because it was released later on and the 360 had no competition whatsoever in it's first year.
But the math doesnt add up unless i got the wrong info but it acounts for 45% of next gen consoles only and USA only. Its actually much lower if we add portables and the ps2 (that keeps selling and as such it is still a part of the videogame industry)
sony has lost
The 360 is the money maker, simple as that.
3rd party software dev's will give more 3rd party support to the 360 because they want to earn money.
Anyone closing its eyes for that is plain simple stupid.
Nintendo earns most on the Wii (hardwareprofits and 1st party games like Zelda, Mario and Metroid Prime 3, other games don't sell)
MS has 1st party that earns bucks like Halo 3, but also 3rd party devs earn the big bucks on 360
PS3 has... losses only
45% of ALL console money in the US (the LARGEST market) is huge. Let's all hold hands around a fire and sing "PS3 will overcooommee. We shall overcooommmee."
It's all business. It doesn't even affect you that much as all the consoles have great games coming out (maybe not the Wii so much, as usual, the only quality titles on Nintendo consoles are 1st party).
Stop complaining. Here's a tip. If you love your PS3 so much, buy some games. Blu ray movies don't count in game attach rates.
I have to admit that 360 is carrying gaming into the next generation more so then wii, because its a good system, with great games. The dedicated owners attach rate is quite amazing and the arrival of the final fight (halo 3) def helped these numbers. Now the gaming is at a running start thanks to the 360, im sure the ps3 and the 360 will have great years this year, who will win is going to be the interesting part.
All I kept hearing was "who cares about Japan, that's only one market. Look at worldwide sales"
After December 2007, all I hear is "who cares about worldwide sales, look at American sales".
So, which is it?
Soon we'll hear "who cares about worldwide, Japanese or American sales. Look at Cambodia!"
Well world wide hardware sales might be about on par or the 360 still on top.
And that's with prices about the same, 349 for the 360 and 399 for the PS3.
Imagine if the 360 gets its next pricedrop to 279 to 299 Euro for the Premium. The PS3 again will be nowhere in sales.
Besides the hardware sales, lets look at the software sales. World Wide that is. You'll see the 360 is king for sure, making money for 3rd party devs. The PS3? Not so much
Sony can counter a 360 price drop. Sony can even surprise MS and drop the price of the PS3 before MS drops the price of the 360. Sony makes their own hardware so they can cut costs on producing it (look at Ps2), MS on the other hand cant do it because they arent the ones making the hardware. Anyways with the advantage that the PS3 has with the 2008 lineup (no point in denying it) and blu ray winning the HD format war would be interesting to see the effect on the industry if MS drops the 360 price.
Sure, the WW sales might be on par, but that's not good for the 360 as it is cheaper as you rightly said. By all means, with a cheaper price and more games available, there is no reason why the 360 shouldn't be outselling the PS3 by a fair margin. Yes, it's happening in some markets, but that's just a result of demographics.
Overall, with all the things that are supposedly holding back the PS3, even you have to admit that it's doing well.
Software sales is not a simple comparison - the fact that there are more 360's sold than PS3 means it will obviously sell more software. That's not even open for discussion.
the 360 isa Video Game player first.
you don't see Xbox 360 commercials telling you how good of a DVD player it is?
Even though HD-DVD is dead, it has nothing to do with MS and the games they have made. Lot's of AAA titles on DVD9 and sony/fanboys said it couldn't be done.
I'll take Bioshock over Lair any time of the week, as if more space has anything to do with Quality..Looking at the software sale numbers for the 360 in 07, we can only assume the sequals of all these games will be back to sell much more, whether it be in 2009.
360 Gamers buy games and Love their XBL. Sony, at the cost of winning the format war now have a bunch of videophlles mixed in their user-Base numbers. things will change over time but right now it's hard to distingush Hardcore gamers and Hardcore movie enthusiast when they buy a PS3.
-Yes the 360 have been out longer but that doesn't automatically mean it should be selling because it came out first.
Example: the Diamond Multimedia Rio PMP300 was the firs tMp3 player but does it sell more than the Apple IPOD which was introduced later on? so being out first doesn't mean sh!t.
If you can't stand the how well MS did in 07 in sales "Cry Me A River Build A Bridge And Get Over It" or better yet jump off.
Impressive number. M$ souldn't let 360 exclusives to be ported to the PC. Porting 360 games is another way to make money but looking at the piracy in PC gaming and the 360 attach rate i think that MS would benefit in the long run if 360 exclusives were indeed exclusives.
but teh cell
sigh and the rest of the world?.....
x360 makes up 45% of all videogame revenue......mcdonalds makes up 60% of the diet of an average american toddler.....guess what? they re still sh!t.
uhhh? yeah... but they are some good $h!t...
I know that my uncle's diner can make better burgers... but a) not listed in the stock market and b) can't afford to advertise during the super ball....
Translation... people that live in others states will not take a plane or drive 400 miles to eat my uncle's burger.. they will eat mcdonnals....
mmm.. funny... the same will happen with PS3 gamers if 3rd party developers continue to see that making their games on the xbox 360 is more profitable... you my dear.. will have to buy $h!t(xbox 360) to satisfy your gamer hunger... lol.
If you love your PS3 so much and it has such great games, then buy them and up the attach rate.
Sony can move the PS3 as a movie player, but if the games don't sell, then publishers won't make any more.
It comes down to you. You brag about how great the PS3 is, then buy the games. You have to ask yourself: "Why is the game attach rate so low if the system is supposedly so good?"
So again. Stop talking about how great your console is and start buying these amazing games you always talk about. Then maybe the PS3 will get some titles. Until then, it's all talk about an interactive movie player.
Yes, without a respectable games attach rate, it's a movie player. Spin this however you want, but you make the money on the blades, not the razors. That means Sony is just bleeding cash until it sells some games.
So what was your spin again Sony fanboys?
Xbox is number 1 in 1/3 of the world
Nintendo is number 1 in 2/3 of the world
Xbox is number 2 in 1/3 of the world
PS3 is number 2 in 1/3 of the world
PS3 and Xbox are number 3 in 1/3 of the world
All I see there is that PS3 is number 1 nowhere. Spin that.
That your leaving out 2/3 of the world market
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