Microsoft outsold rival by more than 4:1 in 2012, according to Chart-Track data
well this is good news for xbox 360 owners.Though i am amazed it took Nintendo this long to lose its ground; i mean i must admit i was always under the impression the wii wouldnt last this long. Now japan is where Nintendo will maintain its market lead for sure and Europe is where Sony will hold its own. Interesting how the console wars have developed over the years.
The wii is still in the lead in the USA , Still in the Lead in Europe and still in the lead in Japan. An oustanding victory for Nintendo. They made by far the most money in gen 7. @Andshesays - Try again. The Wii's top selling games destroy the figures of Xbox or ps3's top selling games.
.. and you say sony and xbox want everyones money WII made the most money, and sold the poorest games...
never said anything about the wii losing in other markets, though despite the fact that they still lead in those markets you mentioned; they are in the decline. However, at this point in time i dont think it matters as much anymore. The wiiu is out and doing fine, and new xbox and PlayStation will soon be here as well. But if you want a cookie, then fine, congrats the wii is still number one.
They would do, the casual market is massive.
Mario is a casual game as well as Mario kart.
As for money, pff.
SONY has owned this gen with it's games.
And will again when it's real next gen machine comes.
They did not make the most money and the reason why they went on to make another console early was cause of the slow down, an incredible drop in sales. As I was reading the reports MS has made the most on the consoles this gen, followed by big N and sony its in the black about a year now. All 3 has made money from consoles, althought Sony has finally reached positive status, their stock its been presented as garbage sock, which is hurting the company. I see sony developing now late in the cycle which is good news and I wont be surprised if they will be on the lead on the next gen, but MS will be their samurai cause they will be hot and I see the trend of Big N loosing incredible ground. Well the war will be between Sony and MS coming up and WII-U will be another gamecube.
Nice to see that MS is still holding the #2 spot behind the Wii in market share sales which really is the only sales that matter.
This is nice to hear. I've always maintained that the 360 was 10 times the console the Wii was, and considering how close they've been in price it always baffled me why the Wii was still flying off the shelves for so long. I'm not taking anything away from the Wii, Nintendo knows it's demographic and there's some outstanding titles on there, but back when the Wii and the 360 were roughly the same price, the 360's media streaming, the apps, the game library, the online, the hardware power, Kinect etc...it just had so much more going for it than the Wii when you compared them head 2 head. I'm happy for Nintendo's success with the Wii but if you were to only own one console this gen, the Wii wasn't the one. It was marketed brilliantly to become the sensation that we saw but of the 3 consoles this gen, it clearly didn't deserve to steal the attention from the other two, more versatile systems.
"The success of Microsoft and the Xbox 360 during the past two years highlights a radical changing of the guard in the game industry". Couldn't of said it better myself. The xbox360 has definitely proved it has what it takes to go toe to toe with the industry giants. Congrats on a job well done MS. Now please go ahead and announce the next xbox. We want it.
Microsoft have definitely made themselves a key player in gaming. I really want them the focus more on establishing new IPs (first party exclusives). There is actually nothing incorrect about your statement. While I will be going with Sony's PS4 "Orbis" before Microsoft's next system, I still plan on own both eventually.
"Set to" which means it hasnt happened. So in the wise words of the Wolf "Let's not start sucking eachothers d**ks yet..."
Isn't that what playstation fans have been doing since 2006 though? Each year we kept hearing how ps3 was about to eclipse xbox 360 by years end!
Where were you with your words of wisdom then?
I never said that. Not once. I don't do speculation, im more of a fact guy. BTW, im not saying that the 360 wont do it, im just saying that theres no reason to congratulate M$ just yet.
lol ppl care more about sales then quality games lol hahaha sad!
Apple iphones sell a gagillion yet i never will buy them because as an educated consumer i know Samsung Galaxys are better and you get more for your money (see what i did)
Wii sold so much because it was dirt cheap, casual bs and they made profit off of every console they sold due to it being so outdated and ppl celebrate that? I swear ppl on here really are bizarre!
bizarre and delusional....
It also had a great list of exclusives which helped it sell, but I guess that doesn't fit your agenda, now does it?
who did? the wii? I know you're not claiming microsoft had a great list
I was referring to the Wii. The 360 did not do much for me in terms of exclusives... or console build quality... or having to pay for online... or racist bigots online.
Well done MS it the 360 will be the number one console in the two biggest and most inportant regions. Next gen they should be able to do the same with the world
I would say world wide would be more important than two regions, but either way we are definatly in for a very cool next gen
NO they are not the 2 bigest, USA is 1/3 of total sales worldwide, so USA is the biggest, but then is followed by europe, Japan and then UK australia witout taking into consideration the rest of the world. Well by NPD numbers sony was sitting at 72.3 million as of january, while xbox 360 at 73.9 and wii at 98.7. Dont matter how much rumor you hear, its about getting online hits from websites who wants to be recognised, althought indications might proof that Sony might have caught up to MS on the next report coming up. I dont see either ms or sony catching up to wii, the war is basically over by may. Wii won the most ground this gen, while MS benefited the most and Sony coming out of the hole, all 3 survived which is great news.
yeah phil ive heard the stories many times before a huge great list! smh compared to what and who? Please lets not make excuses and scapegoats for any company because i know their not paying your rent or bills. Every system has their share of great exclusives but to what extent? Very minimal imo and eys and yes i own a wii just hardly played it.
By the way my stab was at Microsoft as well in terms of hyping these sales. They left many gamers to dry as well.
Yeah and i have an agenda smh Ignorance is bliss. My agenda is pointing out the truth and not having any brand loyalty but being a fan of quality and quantity. Wii felt short in so many ways as did the xbox in terms of game offerings to the "hardcore" and not the bs casual games. Rehash after rehash doesnt do it for me sorry. And i know their are good games such as xenoblade, zelda and smg but that list is pretty short.
From 24m sold to Already 76m. Thats Nuts, nobody believed in Xbox back in 2005, we are in 2013 and Xbox turned things around with great online, game and exclusives... Plus Kinect wich attracted milions of Casual Gamers. Xbox has became a huge brand, not surprised that we are already seeing Xbox Music and Video in Phones and all over Pcs in the World. With Windows 8 selling more and more in 2013 Xbox will be everywhere in the next year, Iphone, Android, WP, RIM, windows 8, Windows RT etc... Impressive Microsoft, congrats!
Where are you getting 76 mill from, the rest of your post i mostly agree with but that number is off by a lot.
Amazing what they can do with making less games then everyone else. Guess UK love halo!
Those came from Microsoft Financials.
I wonder if we will start to see the " 360 surpasses Wii, but does it matter this late in the game " articles like we did when Sony passed 360 in WW sales....
I'm with the camp that doesn't say 'it doesn't matter because this gen is nearly over' so I have to say, well done Microsoft.
MS doing better in Europe than I thought, trailing behind Wii's numbers is pretty impressive, Grats MS.
lol didnt the 360 launch in the u.k a year before the wii, then again the wii is 20 million consoles sold ahead of 360....generation is over later this year...the wii won
Yep UK is Xbox 360 territory. U go to HMV, Sainsbury, Asda, Game, Gamestation and Many other stores that sell games..u always see more Xbox Games, xbox peripherals and Xbox product compared to Ps3 or nintendo stuff.
To quote xbox fans when it comes to sales... "Who Cares?" Oh they do, now that its positive news for their console of choice.
No, I think you are getting confused to what the Sony fans say: "who cares?" or "US is not the world." or "shipped not sold!" There ya go, I think I covered most of the sayings.
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