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New Game Console Success Isn't a Foregone Conclusion

Forbes - In the next few days, Microsoft is expected to announce their next generation console, dubbed the “XBOX 720” at this year’s GDC (Game Developer Conference). This is right on the heels of Sony’s recent PS4 announcement and lackluster sales announcements for Nintendo’s Wii U.

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Starfox-171187d ago

Wiiu sales are 2nd only to wii look it up guy ???? stupid thick articles.

lilbroRx1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

Seriously, people can't seem to comprehend this.

Its like they actually expect the PS4 and Durango to pull "current" 360 and PS3 numbers from launch onwards.

Baka-akaB1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

Indeed sales data for the 360, PS3, and Wii for the first 6 months of it's life , keeping in mind the ps3 was launched later in Eu :

Nov 2005
PS2 – 546,000
Xbox 360 – 326,000

Dec 2005
PS2 – 1,463,000 (up 48% compared to Dec 2004. Points back to GAF, link broken)
Xbox 360 – 281,000

Jan 2006
PS2 – 317,000 (Down 45% compared to Jan 2005 at 488,000)
Xbox 360 – 231,000 (50k fewer consoles in Jan than in Dec)

Feb 2006
PS2 – 300,000
Xbox 360 – 160,000

Mar 2006 (couldn't find any concrete data)
PS2
Xbox 360

Apr 2006
PS2 – 207,000
Xbox 360 – 295,000

Nov 2006
PS2 – 664,000
Xbox 360 – 511,000
PS3 – 197,000
Wii – 476,000

Dec 2006
PS2 – 1,400,000
Xbox 360 – 1,100,000
PS3 – 490,000
Wii – 604,000

Jan 2007
PS2 – 299,000
Xbox 360 – 294,000
PS3 – 243,000
Wii – 435,000

Feb 2007
PS2 – 295,000
Xbox 360 – 228,000
PS3 – 127,000
Wii – 335,000

Mar 2007
PS2 – 280,000
Xbox 360 – 199,000
PS3 – 130,000
Wii – 259,000

Apr 2007
PS2 – 194,000
Xbox 360 – 174,000
PS3 – 82,000
Wii – 360,000 .

Still i'm not sure the Wii U is performing as well in the software departmeent yet . But i DUNNO so wouldnt comment further on that aspect

jcnba281187d ago

Keep in mind the PS3 didn't launch during the middle of a recession.

Nintendo's advertising for the Wii U so far has been abysmal and they haven't even released one of their triple A titles yet and it still outperforms last gen sales.That's impressive.

josephayal1187d ago

True or false, the new Xbox is going to ROCK

TheBrit1187d ago

Funny they say this is going to happen when I just read that MS skipped GDC all together.

MacDonagh1187d ago

The good ol' days are gone and they have been for a long time.

kevnb1187d ago

its hard to predict, but three console systems seems to be 1 too many.

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