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Submitted by DiRtY 744d ago | news

Analyst believes Xbox 360 was the big Black Friday winner in the US

Analyst Doug Creutz believes Xbox 360 was the star performer in the US video games market in November. (3DS, Industry, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

DiRtY  +   745d ago
1.3 million consoles in just one month in the US only for a 7 year old console is just impressive.

I don't think this has been done before.
guitarded77  +   744d ago
It is very impressive... interesting to see how many people are just getting into this generation, buying a 2nd XBOX or getting an alternate console to game on. Whichever console people bought, they will have a deep library of titles to play. Even Wii U will have a deep library if you include all the Wii, WiiWare and Virtual Console titles.
Is it just me or is the extreme focus on the US is annoying? Who cares about world wide sales right?

Doesn't matter 360 will still probably be 3rd place at the end of the day.
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arabiensoldier  +   744d ago
I agree in the hype for US sales when it comes to the Xbox, but read the title friend "Black Friday". Doesn't really happen in a lot of places you get me.
Dms2012  +   744d ago
Then submit a story about worldwide sales, problem solved.
aawells07  +   744d ago
Why do even care? It seems a little childish to care right?
crusadernm   744d ago | Spam
TheTwelve  +   744d ago
Xbox is 3rd place probably as I as type this.
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   744d ago
That's why people think the 360 is outselling the PS3 worldwide....
Urusernamesucks  +   744d ago
Someone is jelous /:p
rainslacker  +   743d ago
Because that's an impressive number regardless of location?
SilentNegotiator  +   744d ago
US consumerist holiday.
US's favorite console.

Is it a mystery or something? Should I ring Mr. Sherlock?
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SilentNegotiator  +   744d ago
I understand why some people would disagree.....I said "Mr. Sherlock" when his last name is "Holmes"

I sincerely apologize :(
lol
MsmackyM  +   744d ago
I would like to see how many households added the Xbox. I know it's only anecdotal but everytime I hear someone getting one this late in the cycle its a replacement. Which is undetstandable since they are tied to the system with game libraries and friends.
nrvalleytime  +   745d ago
Well, contextually, yes - the 360 sold the most consoles on Black Friday.

But saying there's a big win to be had on that particular day is like arguing the final shot in a war matters if no one gets hit by it. Sales of IPs and preparation for next-generation technology are already supremely important, and we'll only get the full picture of how important Black Friday was this year months from now.
Neonridr  +   745d ago
It would have been more interesting say Nintendo had an unlimited supply of Wii U's available for purchase. But regardless, Microsoft made out like bandits for sure.
Conan-O-Brady  +   745d ago
It wouldn't have made a big difference. Wii U's are still sitting on store shelves in my area and a quick search on the web shows they're plentiful at other locales. I think that a 3 month earlier launch would've helped. You'd be surprised how many people still aren't aware that Nintendo just launched a new console....
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Neonridr  +   743d ago
yeah, in my area it's the complete opposite. They are pretty hard to find. If you are willing to settle for a basic model then yes, you can find them. But the Deluxe is a ghost around me.
Dlacy13g  +   745d ago
My big take away from the holiday / black friday sales was the industry had a relatively "healthy" hardware month for the first time in about 10+ months.
WeAreLegion  +   744d ago
Agreed. This is wonderful for the industry, despite year-on-year decline.
MadMen  +   744d ago
There is no "believing"

It was, fact.
WeAreLegion  +   744d ago
YOU. DON'T. SAY?!?!?!?!

It's the 360. It's the US.
sak500  +   744d ago
I hope MS will still cater to 360 after the next gen is released and dont throw it out like the original xbox. I still have 2 360 left.
aviator189  +   744d ago
I'm not too worried about that since I'll probably buy the 720 on launch, but I do agree that this would be highly beneficial to those who don't want to move on too quickly.
Dms2012  +   744d ago
Microsoft didnt have a choice with the first Xbox, they....oh I give up.
fabod86  +   744d ago
"Analyst Doug Creutz believes Xbox 360 was the star performer in the US video games market in November."

Wow, this guy is really insightful. After all the official reports it's really hard to believe it. :/
ForROME  +   744d ago
duh
Zhipp  +   744d ago
I don't think you have to be an analyst to see that.
optimus  +   744d ago
I think a lot of it had to do with the heavy promotion they did with halo 4; it was just all over the place, that along with windows 8 and it was hard for people to pass up. By contrast the only ps3 promotion i kept seeing was for assassins 3 which wasn't an exclusive unless u count the vita version (which didn't really help much)...

as for nintendo, i am now just seeing a slightly different commercial for the wiiU but it looks more of a dancing game than the release of a new console (probably cause most of the people in it are using wiimotes). They're simply not as creative as they used to be when it comes to advertising. I'm curious to see how the big 3 will approach the holidays.
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YodaCracker  +   744d ago
This is the same thing that happens every year. The PS3 outsells the 360 by small amounts for most of the year, building up a moderate yearly lead, then the holiday season comes and the 360 totally wipes the floor with the PS3 and completely undoes the PS3's lead. By the time the year ends, both consoles have sold about the same for the year so the 2-3 million gap never closes.
MysticStrummer  +   744d ago
Yet that 2-3 million gap has closed.
Muerte2494  +   744d ago
"Sigh"....
Xbox 360 WW LTD as of September 30th, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... 70 million

PS3 WW LTD as of September 30th, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
70.2 million

I like how these analyst forget about "Cyber Monday" that takes place around the world on the internet. The truth will be revealed mid January for Microsoft and early February for Sony.

Ps. That is not a typo people those sales are from September 30th and here's another link backing up the claim. Neogaf had this same debate on whether it was from November or September. Since Sony didn't release their numbers until November 1st, 2012 people were confused where the numbers were coming from. Look at the (*2,*3,*6) http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

also here it is straight from Sony where the numbers are from. as of September 30th 2012

http://scei.co.jp/corporate...
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demonddel  +   744d ago
Man you look desperate to prove a point we get it
andibandit  +   744d ago
*Sigh*

Sony didn't reach 70million in september

On Playstation Universe the reference it as being on the 4 november:
http://www.psu.com/a017599/...

Nice try though.
DK286K   744d ago | Spam
darkride66  +   744d ago
"PS3 nearly always leads around September. Then 4th quarter rolls around..."

And what? And the PS3 continues it's lead? Is that what you were going to say? Because to say the PS3 sells great all year and then loses all their gains to the 360 is a lie, plain and simple. If that was the case, how the hell did the PS3 erase the almost 9 million lead the 360 had after that first Christmas season they were both on the market to move into second place this gen (70 million 360's to 70.2 million PS3's at last count)?

For the first 3 quarters of 2012, the PS3 has been outselling the 360 by almost 2 to 1 (4.2 million 360's to 8.2 million PS3's) The idea that that would simply be erased during the last quarter of the year is just ridiculous.

And to the guy above saying Sony didn't cross 70 million until Nov, check Sony's financials. Q2, ending Sept 30 showed 3.5 million PS3's sold which brings the total to 70.2 million.

It amazes me that even though the 360's lead has been completely erased, we still have those insisting that somehow the 360 sells better overall. What possible reason could you have for telling yourself that in the face of the facts?

The 360 is a great console. It sells well in the US. The PS3 is also a great console. It doesn't sell as well in the US, but it sells better outside of the US. You wouldn't think that these simple statements would be such a point of contention and yet here we are, late into this gen and people are still fighting over sales figures, trying to spin them into something they're not. These console wars are absolutely ridiculous.

http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo...
TheTwelve  +   744d ago
Darkride --- sometimes big numbers numb the common sense of the masses.
DK286K   744d ago | Spam
Muerte2494  +   744d ago
@ DK286K
Microsoft sold 960,000 last year during the week of black Friday. They only sold 750,000 this year even with a $99.99 SKU. PS3 actually performed better than last year in the US @ $249.99(the only home console to see YOY gains). Given all it's fumbles, doom articles, (stolen key) hack, and high price point, the ps3 managed to overcome a competitor who at one point had the entire next gen market to themselves. The Wii managed to do it because of it's price point and peripherals. Sony has managed to do it by becoming humble and focusing on 1st party/indie games. To overcome those odds only prove as a testament to the "Playstation" brand and how, if done correctly, Sony can obtain their former glory.

Side note: Just to put it into perspective, as of September 30th 2012 xbox360 has sold 70 million worldwide, 40 million of those being in the USA. Failing at the "Divide and conquer" Microsoft hopes lie in a market where their system has reach saturation (black Friday sales - 22%). I hope you're right and Microsoft shocks us, but if not, that temporary lead might start becoming a little more permanent.
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asmith2306  +   744d ago
Except that that gap is a couple of years old and the PS3 now leads in worldwide sales. I don't know why this article is upsetting people, the 360 has always dominated the PS3 in the U.S.
SoapShoes  +   744d ago
Winner? Yes. Big winner? Maybe if it had completely crushed the competition but the ps3 did nearly as well.
black911  +   744d ago
RROD & Black ops 2 is horrible on the ps3. Causing hardcore ps3 gamers like myself to buy a 360. I bought used but most gamers bought new ones.
MysticStrummer  +   744d ago
So you bought a console with a worse failure rate because one multiplatform game is better by a tiny amount? Man, that is hardcore.
black911  +   744d ago
Define tiny. Black ops 2 ps3 versions freezes ps3's freezes the game. Graphics on 360 are better. DLC comes first(dont care about graphics and DlC). But you get the point.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   744d ago
Funny I got the ps3 3d tv and black ops 2 looks amazing!!!!
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   744d ago
You never had a PS3 lol
talisker  +   744d ago
I'd be happy for that if it meant more great games and expansion of Live services. But it only means MS shareholders have more cash on Christmas so I don't give a damn.
ado908  +   744d ago
Do we really need analyst to tell us the xbox 360 sold more for black friday in the U.S? It neurally sells better in the U.S. all the time
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SOULJER  +   744d ago
(WOH). It's going to be a GOOD life. I got to pay for Online. Multi disc time. (OH). It's going to be a OKAY life. I'm missing a Hard drive. What the hell is this Kinect pipe. (YO). It's going to be SAD life. Wonder what 3D look like. Bluray could be so nice. (FUCK NO). It's going to be a BAD life. Wish I had a home life. Exclusives would feel right.
NoFanboyRequired  +   744d ago
What?
WitWolfy  +   744d ago
saying the 360 sold more in US is like saying the PS3 sold more in Japan... what a stupid article.
Clarence  +   744d ago
The truth is the both consoles are still selling well, but the PS3 is selling better that's a fact. The 360 reached 70m in 7yrs while the PS3 reached 70m in 6yrs. So the PS3 is definitely selling faster.
lfclee  +   744d ago
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