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Latest Xbox Sales Numbers: 360 Over 76 Million, Kinect at 24 Million

The latest and most up to date Xbox sales numbers have been revealed by Microsoft (via Major Nelson), showing that the Xbox 360 has now sold over 76 million units worldwide, which represents a number three times that of the original Xbox. As for the Kinect sensor, there have now been 24 million sold since launch, and Xbox Live is now at 46 million members, a growth of 15% since last year. (Industry, Kinect, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

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Sizzon  +   1088d ago
Congrats Microsoft! :)

Can't wait to see and hear more about the 720. Bring it ^^
AdmiralSnake  +   1088d ago
8 disagrees for just saying congrats ? Wow....Lmao....

sheesh. Congrats Microsoft, pump out some more exclusives next gen. I'm tired of Halo and Gears.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1087d ago
That's the problem they did it without new original content. smh.. Cod, halo & gears did it.

All Shooters ugh.

alan wake in 2010 is good but doesn't sell much in comparison. And actually was pirated over a million times even more than cod and then cod sells more.

forza is not a huge seller compared to halo.
Now it will be gears,halo,Cod & destiny.

David Cage has a point..

I expect shooters and kinect at e3.
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Dwalls1171  +   1088d ago
Congtats for 76 million consoles shipped. Great job this gen MS
YipMan  +   1088d ago
Brilliant 'Stealth' trolling!
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   1088d ago
At least MS releases their numbers....Sony has to rely on 3rd party "estimates" which are still lower then what MS has "shipped" and Sony has to combine PS2 and PS3 numbers to make it look like PS3 has shipped more then it really has.

Either way, the only number that matters is Market Share and MS is ahead of Sony in that department as well.
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BitbyDeath  +   1088d ago
@Lvl_up_gamer, Sony will probably announce their numbers on the 20th.
nukeitall  +   1088d ago
I'm even more surprised about the Kinect numbers. Kinect is about to surpass the original Xbox user base.

That's crazy, and it's still selling like hotcakes.

Now, who said it was going to fail to gain traction?
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1088d ago
DWalls learn to read, It says sold. Your mistaking this with Sony.

OnTopic: Grats MS, looking forward to 720 don't keep me waiting to long.
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user3915800  +   1088d ago
Trolls come to the talking table, no way 76 million...
well vg charts update your chart lol... I never understood this, when PS3 gets high numbers everyone seems to be happy and hardly any trolls, but when xbox kicking @ss, the trolls come out of nowhere, to predict doom ugh... Just grow up and learn you are just someone who wants to be on top due to ignoranced.
Kingnichendrix  +   1088d ago
As a ps3 owner myself i dont really get it but you see a lot of hate on the wiiu and ps3 on most articles so i guess you see pissy nintendo and playstation owners hating on other consoles its the same for xbox owners
TheLyonKing  +   1088d ago
Well done Microsoft and everyone this gen, first time everyone has soared passed 70 million consoles.

And people say gamings dying :D
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subtenko  +   1088d ago
You all forget about Xbox360's high failure rate? It's not that 76 million people own an xbox360, its lower but I'm not saying its something stupid like 1 million,lol that wouldn't make sense.

It will be interesting of Sony goes first this time. When all three are out I'm curious of what the Wii U will do.
Death  +   1088d ago
I'm not sure if you missed it, but the Xbox 360 hardware has been revised since 2006. Most people forgot about the high failure rate that plagued the launch consoles.
nirwanda  +   1088d ago
If thats really the case how do you explain that most multiplats sell better on the 360
sak500  +   1088d ago
And MS extended the warranty for 3 years. So did you count the YLOD issues in PS3 as well in sales figures or how PS2 had massive lens issues which i had it on 2 PS2s. Atleast MS covered it with 3years but not by SONY.
subtenko  +   1086d ago
@nirwanda, how could it not be the case? Its the same for all three console makers. Those numbers are the actual number of people with the console in their home because a lot of those consoles were broke.

In that case there would be no such thing as RROD. Therefore if one person in the whole world got RROD the number of xbox360's sold would be 75,999,999. Surprised other people cant understand that basic statement,lol.
sway_z  +   1088d ago
Proof that all 3 game co's can have a slice of the cake! can't we all just get along?
MasterCornholio  +   1088d ago
No we cant because fanboys will always be fanboys.

Sad but true.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1088d ago
Well said both of you guys.
vega275  +   1088d ago
Congratulation MS cant wait for the next xbox to release.
Software_Lover  +   1088d ago
Congrats. So much momentum for both the 360 and ps3. Sometimes I wonder, other than a graphical improvement, is it necessary right now to release new consoles. Do people, the masses, really have enough money to buy new consoles. I'm sure its not on the top of their lists.

I wish Sony and Microsoft luck because its gonna be tough, as Nintendo learned very very quickly with the wii-u. But I think in Nintendo's case it was a "fool me once" type of deal.
PS4isKing_82  +   1088d ago
Lets put it this way. If 5 to lets say 20 mil people can afford a new apple iPad at $600 and up every six months, I think those same ppl can afford a $400 to $500 console pretty easily.
MSXhUnT3R   1088d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
patriotZero  +   1088d ago
thanks to RROD
TheKayle  +   1088d ago
Is for this that sony is not getting money?
so how much stupid is sony to do good hw? they should have more psn attack / ylod etc etc....

go away how is possible that u have 4 bubbles......gosh.....finally admins r taking this topic seriously and fixing this bubble system

ps. claps the ppl that trolls like good for ur life improvement
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patriotZero  +   1088d ago
It is real, i'm not trolling, 75 percent xbox customers bought cuz of RROD.. I don't hope you admit it
vega275  +   1088d ago
@ patriotzero
I'm sure you have some kind of facts to show that 75% of 360 sales are because of RRoD. I calling your statement BS umless you can prove it. Other wise your just trolling and upset that the ps3 is still in last place even with the RRoD
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DarkHeroZX  +   1088d ago
Well ps3 is suppose to be at 77 million but we probably won't know until March.
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Ritsujun  +   1088d ago
Grow up, TheKayleClown.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1088d ago
@ patriotZero

"75 percent xbox customers bought cuz of RROD"

Where is your proof?
Septic  +   1088d ago

Please provide proof of what you're saying. Otherwise, kindly be quiet and don't troll.
TheKayle  +   1088d ago
i think is better for this community that ppl like u and that Ritzujun (or whatever) give up and go to play some ps games....leaving this forum to ppl that know of what they r talking about

is a miserable shame that ppl of your ages...(i think u r already something like 14 or more)..try to change the cards on the table using this childish argouments

i mean what come back to ur life...saying this trolls things? u feel better when ppl read u and thing "ok this is is a brainless guy"?

I really hope that in the next version of the website ppl like u will be putted in a little corner where u all can scream ur bullshits how much u want...and finally we can enjoy nice and reasonable conversations....

u know how is feel n4g forum out of there coz ppl like u here is free to write this bullshit? a "spammers fanboys forum"

and the fact that u have 4 bubbles...mean everything i posted in the forum......ppl like dont should have the opportunity to talk here

anyway official

"electronics warranty provider SquareTrade published an examination of 1040 Xbox 360's and said that they suffered from a failure rate of 16.4% (one in six) "

was higher for some months in the 2007 i think close to 30

but sony ylod ..of the ps3 fat

"That same survey showed the failure rate for the PS3 to be 16% (Slim models have a much, much smaller chance of getting it). Sony said the failure rate was at less than 10% earlier this year(2008) ."

as u seen ..ur just bitching around trying to take ppl as stupids...while the only stupid here r ppl like u guys...and all the ppl that give u bubbles and agree

ps. xbox's with rrod get replaced with new one for free...u know what the word warranty mean right?
and if there wasnt that there was the garanty.mean they refund

again as official:

"Microsoft will refund to customers the amount paid for an out of warranty repair due to a general hardware failure associated with the e74 error message (RROD). Those customers should automatically receive the refund within 4-12 weeks, and no additional action by customers should be necessary. However, if a customer has not received a refund by July 1, 2009, the customer should visit before November 1, 2009 for information on how to place a claim. All refund claims must be received on or before November 1, 2009."

....gosh.....its a very very shame......very

go to play ps games pls
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rainslacker  +   1088d ago
75%? lol. I'm a Sony fan and I can say I'd be damned surprised if that number was even as high as 5%. 5% of 76 million is 3.8 million consoles, a hefty number in it's own right, but we didn't see that kind of increase in Xbox sales during the RROD time(which had a smaller install base), it remained relatively even year over year, until it started picking up a lot of steam in it's 3rd year. If you look at yearly sales, there was not a 33%(supposed fail rate) increase in Xbox sales , which would mean that not everyone who got a RROD was purchasing a new system for replacement.
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xursz  +   1088d ago
Still though, they did well. And I doubt RROD resulted in more than 15-20 percent of total sales, if even that. So whatever they would have been ok regardless.
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iNathan  +   1088d ago
Amazing Sales
And over 46m Active users on Live.

Plus 24m Kinects Sold.

Microsoft maakes alot of money
clintagious650  +   1086d ago
They sure do. They make ALOT of money & im really happy with all the AMAZING NEW IP's they been dishing out, I mean kinect sports, kinect star wars, & more kinect goodness. Cant wait to jump into the nextbox & play 1080p kinect games, woohoo. /s

Congrats MS I hope our industry FOLLOWS you guys because i want all our future games to be kinect like lol. NO THANX, great numbers but the future of games look dim if all 3 companies decide to take this route.
BigStef71  +   1088d ago
I'm glad this generation was a success for all three companies. Hopefully the big three sell well again next gen which I believe is very possible
Jek_Porkins  +   1088d ago
I'll toss a little number out, 46 million Xbox Live Gold Members, at $60 a year is 2.78 BILLION dollars yearly. Even if you cut that down because not everyone pays $60 a year, it's still over 2 billion a year.

I believe that and that alone is why Microsoft doesn't do Online Passes and why they wont drop used games. They already get a piece of the action when people buy used games because they most likely are going to buy a Gold Subscription.

Congrats to Microsoft though, who would have thought they would be where they are at after the troubled first Xbox managed only 24 million.
BitbyDeath  +   1088d ago
46 million = Silver and Gold.

For comparison sake last year they had 40 million silver and gold

Last count (back in 2010) showed 12.5 million paid so it may be as high as 20 million today.
NYC_Gamer  +   1088d ago
MS has really established the xbox brand in the gaming market
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sak500  +   1088d ago
Agreed..You see it in movies, TV shows and has become the generic brand for gaming.

...she's like an Xbox, I'm more Atari..

Congrats MS you brought me to HD gen in Jan 2006 despite over hype of PS3 features and trolling by sony camp in 2005 to undermine the launch of 360 in Dec 2k5.
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Zechs34  +   1088d ago
Very good numbers for Microsoft. I am very happy about the milestone they have achieved, especially after getting their foot in las gen. But I do have some concerns about the way theyre going about this.

As far as Kinect, almost every Xbox bundle on the market includes the damn thing. I would be worried if their numbers were lower than that. It's also worrisome considering the fact how MS nerfed the crap out of the current gen Kinect and basically lied and put on shows to make it look great when it truly isnt doesnt bode well for this rumored "Kinect 2.0" thats supposed to ship with every Xbox 720 sold.

Also, they always mention 46 million LIVE subscribers, but when you first turn on your consoles, a LIVE registration consists of Gold or Silver accounts, not to mention how many accounts have been made based of free trials (kinda like EVERYONE has a PSN, and Sony uses those numbers even though its completely free, and almost necessary) or how many of those subscriptions have turned to Silver from Gold.

Regardless, Microsoft has made great strides this gen, and is a most stupendous improvement over last gens console. As long as they remember who put them on the map (not the Kinect shovelware) I will continue to support their gaming division.
Foxhound922  +   1088d ago
76 million? Not bad i guess. Kudos to ms and its definitely a big improvement from the original Xbox haha
ExitToExisT  +   1088d ago
It's time to move on.
vydeljr  +   1088d ago
forget m$ I will never understand why my american people can be so stupid.
First they abandon the original xbox and shaft those who bought one to force them
to buy the 360. They purposely build the 360 to fail and no matter how many systems
fails my american people still line up like idiots to buy another one every person I talked to
went through atleast 3 360s. Then they shaft you again with kimect saying forget the hardcore
that kept us afloat kinect is where the real money is. Im not a fanboy either I went through 2 360s
I had a ps3 at the time too. My second 360 died before I got the chance to even play codmw2. no bull. On christmas with my son cuz he wanted codmw2 so bad for christmas. The rrod was so bad that the judge was bout to order m$ to take them off the shelves. Google it if you dont believe me.
People forget so easily of the bad its pathetic. Dont worry they will shaft you again with the 720 not functioning without kinect 2.
rainslacker  +   1088d ago
These numbers are worldwide, so it's not a matter of Americans being stupid. They also didn't build the 360 to purposely fail, they just didn't fix a known issue before it was released, which came back to bite them in the ass...again not an American issue, just a company that didn't have the foresight to realize how bad it could be, not terribly uncommon.

The Xbox obviously offers something that many people find attractive. That 76 million sold is not from the hardcore gamers, because there just aren't that many of us. Not sure why you have a problem with people exercising their free will to buy whatever the hell they want, for whatever reasons they want.
Software_Lover  +   1088d ago
It's all a business. Shall I pull out pics of my 2 busted ps3's that are currently sitting in my attic that Sony wanted me to pay 150.00 a piece for when they broke? Both 60gb fats I might add. YLOD... what are the odds of it happening to me twice?

My 360 broke. Microsoft replaced it. that one broke 2 years later. They wouldn't replace it. I said screw it. I just bought a slim 360 last year for cheap. I'm waiting on a price drop before I buy another ps3. But if the ps4 is backwards compatible I will be buying that one instead.
M2-  +   1088d ago
Cool story bro.
vydeljr  +   1088d ago
And by the way I bought that 360 brand new with codmw2 for christmas rrod in 5 minutes.
My son was just sitting there with nothing to play for christmas.
Here is another link.

Now read my first link on what microsoft said then read the second link on what microsoft said
and you can see there full of monkey crap. The sad thing about this gen is alot of people that bought a 360 are not getting a ps3 this gen there skipping it and going straight for 720.
Every person that I talk to that own a 360 dont even know what uncharted is or heavy rain or
resistance or even killzone and believe me I talk to a lot of people. The only exclusive they heard of is GOW that is it. They are going to miss out on some great games that it is sad.
rainslacker  +   1088d ago
All companies PR is BS, it's not confined to MS.

Personal story, since it seems important, when I was younger I got a TG-16 CD attachment for xmas, and it didn't work...something with the laser I was sitting there with nothing to play for Christmas. I guess NEC and Hudson are terrible too. Life sucks...use it to teach your kid a lesson that sometimes you just have to live with disappointment.

I talk to a lot of people too, PS3 owners included, and many of them also don't know about those games. It has nothing to do with MS, it's just that they don't follow games the same way we do. It is a shame that they won't get to play them, but I'm sure they aren't sitting there thinking, "oh damn, I am missing out, whatever shall I do?". People get what they get for their own reasons. You know...I know a guy who is a big PS fan, and he doesn't even like Uncharted, strange I know.
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VonBraunschweigg  +   1088d ago
360 ahead of PS3, sales matter. PS3 catches up with 360, sales don't really matter anymore. 360 still ahead of PS3? Sales are celebrated.

And for us PS3 fanboys it's the other way around:)
CPTN MITCHELL  +   1088d ago
Does this includes Japan sales? Jk
horndog  +   1088d ago
Awsome job by MS and thats considering that they have pulled the plug in japan. Please correct me if im wrong about japan. North americans love their xbix live and their 360's . Cant wait for next xbox. Give me a couple good games at launch MS and you will see me at the midnight launch line up again as I did with my 360.
urwifeminder  +   1087d ago
Looking forward to the next offering well done ms.
kenshiro100  +   1087d ago

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