Microsoft announced today prior to the NPD report for August that its Xbox 360 console has sold 193,000 units for the month, marking the 20th consecutive month as the top-selling current-generation console in the US.
Xbox 360 maintains its lead in the U.S. console market – marking the 20th consecutive month as the top-selling current-generation console in the U.S. August 2012 U.S. NPD highlights: · Xbox 360 sold 193,000 units in August, more units than any other current generation console, and held 48 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. This marks the 18th consecutive month that Xbox 360 has held more than a 40 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, August 2012) · Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in August (hardware, software and accessories) reached $196 million; consumers spent more on Xbox 360 products in August than they spent on the other two current-generation consoles combined. (Source: NPD Group, August 2012) · During the month of August, Xbox 360 held five of the top 10 U.S. console game titles including: “Darksiders II,” “NCAA Football 12,” “Sleeping Dogs,” “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” (Source: NPD Group, August 2012) There has never been a better time to own an Xbox 360 than this holiday. This fall, Xbox 360 is gearing up to launch a suite of new entertainment and gaming experiences including the year’s hottest blockbuster games; “Halo 4,” “Forza Horizon,” “Dance Central 3” and “Fable: The Journey.” Also on the horizon for this year are breakthrough Xbox 360 experiences for the whole family such as “Kinect Sesame Street TV,” “Kinect Nat Geo TV” and “Nike+ Kinect Training,” alongside Internet Explorer for Xbox 360, Xbox for Windows 8, Xbox SmartGlass and Xbox Music. Edit: Disagrees??? LOL!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHA
Lol You seem way too excited to not be part of Microsoft's PR team Gratz Microsoft though. EDIT: I am not the one who disagreed with your comment.
yeah "Only" U.S.
I disagreed with you just because you edited your comment with... "Edit: Disagrees??? LOL!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHA" You only had one disagree... not "disagrees". You seem to have delusions of grandeur. So I added another disagree, so you could have "disagrees" and feel good about yourself... You're welcome.
No there HAVE been better holidays for the 360 than this upcoming one and the last one. 2006/2007 were definitely its best years (especially when those games were hot among Live buds).
Dude, i have a 360 and I even dont give a fuck about this comment...
wow I don't understand it. If they do a price cut they will be able to stand toe-to-toe with the wii-u at launch. Since the wiiU is a current gen tech people may go with the 360 or ps3 because of their better libraries. Sells would go crazy if their was a $99USD 360,4gb or a $249USD 360+kinect 320gb or a PS3+vita+move bundle!
those are some good numbers
They're actually pretty terrible. What's worse is that it was the best selling console last month in the largest video game market in the world by far. This generation needs to end, like yesterday.
Worldwide pics or it didn't happen.
Congrats MS. Still kicking butt in the good ole U.S.A. Bring on the disagrees.
Anyone saying these are good numbers are delusional. These are by far the worst August numbers for Xbox 360 since the generation started. The Microsoft fanboys are so blind they don't realize that that overall % of console and hardware sales have dropped 20% YoY. The generation is over gentlemen. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid and look at the facts instead of being rampant fanboys.
Yes, their numbers are declining, but that is true for all consoles.
Which is why I said the generation is over. Of course, you'll still have shills like Dark360 and EvilDead360 tell you that Xbox is leading in sales (only in America) where it's been outsold by the PS3 and Wii everywhere else. Of course, that only happens when you only have one console instead of all 3 like me. :)
Who really cares? If you care that much that MS went down 20% overall in North America, then you should be concerned on the level of sales of the PS3 in that same region. Like I said. Who cares.
Last year xbox 360 outsold PS3 and Wii worldwide though. Hey I'm just puttin' it out there.
I keep telling people on this site that the Xbox is great console. But, they don't wanna listen. Dang that's only in August, picture the holiday sales.
It is a great console, but why settle for the Porsche when the Ferrari is on sale for the same price?
The PS3 continues to gain momentum with exclusive games like PSABR, The Last of Us, Wonderbook and Beyond Two Souls on the horizon - prediction of SONY's NPD response.
Those long dragging boring ass games.. I'm trying to have fun, not fall asleep. Xbox have fun games.. PlayStation bass games that are good, but you fall asleep playing them.
i wonder how vhs players are selling about as relevant as ps3/360 sales seriously, how are these things even considered current gen ps3/360 are last gen at least wii u will do 1080p, so its almost current gen
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