GS:Microsoft sold 1.3 million units in past three months to reach new overall life-to-date sales milestone; Xbox division sees revenue rise 56 percent to $2.53 billion.
The 360 is being very successful for MS
and no they were not RROD replacements. I like variants and each one is a different model than the other. 20gb Pro, 120gb Elite, 320gb Slim
Yea I have 3 myself. 2 slims ane one Jasper
3 here as well...but I traded each one in for an upgrade: 20GB > 120GB Elite > 250GB MW2 Special edition. I have been very tempted to pull the trigger on a slim but ultimately new hardware on the horrizon is keeping my piggy bank safe for the time being. My PS3 120GB slim also seems content... for now.
I have two slims now. My first Xbox died a year after elites came out. It was a launch system. I then got rid of the elite for a halo reach slim.
I have 2, the original Xbox 360 Core console, and the 360 S 250 GB. to be honest after all the complaint about RROD I am surprise I never had to replace my original 360. guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I thought about modding it, but then I thought why ruin a good thing.
'the ps3 already past 77million worldwide since january' Nope they combine sales with the PS2. Evil
@ EVILDEAD360 Source? Are you just saying that because you want it to be true. The fact is PS3 will outsell the 360 worldwide by the generations end, just as sony said. Assuming it hasn't already (it has just look at there shipped count, they don't ship with the expectation not to sell) Counting PS2 sales? WTF. Is this the same as MS counting refurbished hardware. Because thats been proven. I don't believe sony counting 2 platforms into one sales total has. Looking forward I hope for some IP reveals by first party MS. If its just more Halo, Fable, Forza, count me out.
@Skarlett Wow, thanks that informative reply! It had so much to do with what darthv72 and NYC_Gamer posted. I bet you did very well in school during group discussions @_@.
I have 3. One working launch Xbox, A 120gb Fat Xbox and a 250gb Slim. Skarlett, Sony Shipped 77 million MS Sold 77 million. Big different's.
@omi25p The only thing MS and Sony count is how many they sell to retailers, past that point they know virtually nothing. As long as a retailer keeps placing orders for more consoles, then that console is sold (you don't think they give them away do you?). This whole shipped/sold arguement is pointless, as like I said the retailers buy them from MS and Sony, so it is still a sale.
"The fact is PS3 will outsell the 360 worldwide by the generations end, just as sony said." And you know what? SO the "F" what. MS can proclaim they made a huge improvement from xbox to xbox 360. sony cant say the same when comparing PS2 to PS3. Sony's best run is the PS2. It's virtually double that of the PS3 (give or take). Just as Im sure MS's best run will be the 360. In many cases it's hard to top the 2nd system release. Just look at every follow-up console from the likes of Sega, Atari, Nintendo to understand that popularity for a platform can reach an all time high and never get there again no matter how impressive the specs are for a follow-up. Nintendo managed to do it again with the wii but the wii-u will never top it. Its a different time we live in now vs the 8bit and 16bit days. Consoles are more approachable by those who dont game because of all the other things they are able to do. thats why to see numbers for these systems as compared to those of the 8bit and 16bit are so dramatically different.
Xbox is doing good for its old age. Hope the 720 is just as popular as the 360.
More important thing is that X360 is about to overtake wii in America...
I love how n4g, people bicker about 77 million vs 79 million. As though one console is shit and the other is all powerful. As though one gets to run a victory lap because the sales are so far ahead. I find it funny. Really is no winner or loser between the 2 of them. But in all honesty sony took a big hit this generation going from Uncontested # 1, to a clear competitor with microsoft almost dead even in console sales.. too nintendo outselling them. Next generation should be better for sony hopefully since they decided to go with a console thats built more like a pc so developers could do more with it. Now lets hope they dont release the ps4 with a $700 price mark like they did the ps3.
@ Moneygun Source? Are you just saying that because you want it to be true Nope I'm saying it because it is 100% fact that Sony for over a year combines the PS3 + PS2 for their shipment sales. See their own financial shipment numbers if you don't believe. Evil
Well deserved sales if you ask me. So much memories this gen with Halo, Gears of War, Alan Wake, Bioshock 1, Mass Effect 1, Saints Row, Dead Raising, Left for Dead and Lost Odyssey. Here is hoping that the 720 delivers just like the 360 and more.
Dat Dead Raising.
My moments were ace combat, bioshock 1, mass effect 1+2, alan wake. No gold for me back in those days. Beated gears single player campaign. Disappointed w onechanbara and blue dragon.
OMG I KNOW RIGHT! And I enjoyed "Gears of War, Alan Wake, Bioshock 1, Mass Effect 1, Saints Row, Dead Raising, Left for Dead" all on PC....... So that leaves Halo or Lost Odyssey to get me to own a 360....err no...just no. I'm not buying a system for 2 to 3 games. Mind you I'm not a huge fan of Halo as it is.
Call me crazy but some of the most fun I had playing 360 was with the launch, cross-gen title, GUN lol.
@edmix what a pointless comment, you sir are a moron.
good for MS but I expected more tbh. this number confirmed IDC numbers in Dec where it said that 360 is at 76m and PS3 at 77m waiting for Sony numbers at E3
sony doesnt give numbers out anymore lol
Well lucky you, i went through 8 360s all RROD, no joke or troll, im serious, when i called for the 7th they gave me Perfect Dark for free because the lady on the phone felt sorry for me and told me you have really bad luck so i'm going to give you a free game.
I get disagrees because i got very unlucky, and i was one of those people outside bestbuy waiting to buy a launch Xbox360. Guess my statement is wrong or something, wait this is N4G what did i expect.
well if u have at least little Dignity u wouldn't ask for third xbox. u should be asking fot ur money and buy ps3 or wii, but anyway that's if were ur story is true which i doubt.
I believe you. There really isn't a point to lie about rrod anymore. It happened to everyone and its not an issue anymore.
God look at all his disagrees NxboxG.com LOL jk you see how stupid is looks
N4G is N4G
Many were bought due to the RROD and others were bought for the piracy and about 1% for collector edition purposes. Which is why I am wondering if this is another reason the new xbox might be online only, to prevent piracy.
That's a stupid argument people have been using for years. since the beginning of the gen fanboys blame prod for sales. If that was the case then why is 360 selling way more now than it has at the beginning of the gen with PROD? Despite PROD being virtually solved, you would think people would stop buying 360's by now right? Why did the 360 overtake the wii in UK? why is it no.1 sold in US still. Sure sells are down but that's to be highly expected. Enough of this PROD excuse the argument is tired, dead and irrelevant. Anybody else have anymore excuses? Anyway grats to 360, I hope 720 is just as successful if not more.
the RRoD argument is real. I have friends with 4-5 freaking broken Xbox for god's sake... I even have one friend that bought another one last month despite my attempts to convince him to buy a PS3. I told him about the exclusives, the free online and stuff and he was like: "yeah yeah, the PS3 sucks". He's been brainwashed and all to play COD and multiplats that are on the PS3 too. -__-
@ AngelicIceDiamond Enlighten me as to why the 360 sold so well? Games? Please Halo and Gears are nothing but please enlighten me.
I really don't care about sells to be honest, what should matter are the great games on a system.
This is one of the biggest points people miss. PS2 sold 150+ million units. PS3 sold half of that. That other half went to MS so they took away 50% of their base. The same way people are saying the Wiiu will be a failure because it wont come close to its previous consoles units sold. That is a huge advancement for MS. I like it this way. Let them share the market so competition remains fierce.
Umm, no. You're forgetting the 90+ million Wiis that are out there. You're also forgetting the 26 million Xboxes. 77 - 26 = 51 million assuming that every Xbox owner then moved on to a 360. That means there would still be 99 million PS2 gamers to attract. Since the PS3 is at 79 million, that means approx. 20 million went to the Wii. And that's only assuming one console gamers. The 360 did not gain 50% market share.
" PS2 sold 150+ million units. PS3 sold half of that. That other half went to MS so they took away 50% of their base" wow...just wow. You are not very bright at all. The PS2 sold 150million over 13 years. The PS3 has sold 77million over 7 years and still selling. It's still going and will probably hit 100 million lifetime. Anyone who thinks because the PS3 sold less is a downfall is beyond dumb. That is almost like saying an NFL team who goes 16 - 0 is horrible because they go 13 - 3 the next year. As for Microsoft, never mind the fact their numbers are skewed due to RROD, one of the worst hardware malfunctions in the history of gaming, they were not even close to taking 50% of console sales from Sony.
I think you missed math class
77 million sales in 8 years is pretty good. Kudos to Microsoft. I just don't understand how so many xbox gamers (even on this comment thread) admit to owning multiple xbox consoles, regardless if it was due to RROD or just multiple upgrades, and yet.....they act like all of these multi sales don't add up to and help boost the overall sales total. The only thing these sales charts prove is how loyal Xbox gamers are, not how popular the Xbox consoles is.
Every device has its loyals followers
Could've been more if it wasnt for RROD. Hope they bring quality hardware this time.
I'm confused. Are you saying Microsoft could have sold more consoles if it wasn't for RROD? Please explain that statement. If anything, years of RROD and replacement sales helped boost xboxs total sales this past gen. Let's be honest, without RROD replacement sales, Xbox would not have reached 77 million sales right now.
@chrismichaels04 does three years of warranty counts as a sale? Would you as a xbox 360 owner buy a new one having knowledge of the high failure rate it had?
I went thru 2 xbox 1 before warranty and the 2nd not covered by warranty. RROD may have been covered but that is definatley not the only failures the systems had with launch systems. BTW i did not turn in my RROD when it happen it was before the warranty and i just went and bought a new one like i did when it stopped reading my disk .
Anyone know how many PS3s have been sold? Just asking because I really don't know how the sales between the two are comparing.
PS3 & 360 numbers should be real close sales wise.
Which is a failure... Stop with the oh they sold the same. That is a failure! Sony had double last gen. MS took half of that. Take off your fan boy glasses people...
Be careful with the 'fanboy glasses' comment because you know that swings both ways. Can 70+ million units of ANYTHING sold really be considered a 'failure'? PS3 has been profitable since May/June 2010 which is the eventual goal of every business. It especially good since the starting price for a PS2 was $299 compared to a PS3 which was $499/$599.
And this is from a gamer who has bought every Sony and Microsoft console so no fanboy for either side, just love playing good games.
"Which is a failure... Stop with the oh they sold the same. That is a failure! Sony had double last gen. MS took half of that. Take off your fan boy glasses people..." the PS3 IS STILL SELLING. It isn't going to sit on 77 million forever and it still has another 6 years to be on the market for the same length of time as the PS2. The only fanboys are people like you who think that is a failure.
Probably find out at E3.
I think Tretton said around November last year it was somewhere around 70 million? (Can't remember if it was nearer to 80 or 70 though, the interview is probably somewhere around N4G, I'm positive I remember seeing it here.)
Vgchartz has PS3 at 74 million and Jack Tretton had them at 77 million (Two months ago). Take your pick "We look at the market in worldwide terms, and every market is extremely important to us. The facts are, we debuted the PlayStation 3 at $599, which was an extremely steep price barrier for a lot of consumers. And we debuted a year after Microsoft, but on a worldwide basis, weve sold the same, if not more, devices. I think were at 77 million sold right now its basically splitting hairs. Despite all that, our message has been extremely well-received around the world." http://uk.gamespot.com/foru... http://www.vgchartz.com/ Edit: So I provide a link that proves VGchartz has them at 74 million and I provide a link that proves that Jack Tretton said they sold 77 million and I get two disagrees? Am I dealing with infants here? I tell you what I'll do. You tell me which numbers you want me to pick and I'll stick by them from here on out.
Don't take it personally that is just part of the N4G charm.
Maybe Jack Tretton is lying. Also why does it matter that you have disagrees? It's the bubbles that count.
@maniac You realize an executive wouldn't lie about something like that right?
Bubble system is archaic. rewards people for going along with the consensus and not challenging anything even when someone is chatting out there arse. Therefore those people who agree with the consensus have more bubbles and therefore granted more opportunity to put across their views. Imagine if someone said that x person is allowed an extra vote in the elections because they agree video games cause violence in the real world. Therefore x person will have their president elected and the consensus view becomes more significant and they get even more voting power see the problem? Saints row 3 is ridiculously childish. People can now downvote my bubbles without having to so much as bother to make a counter argument. ITS UNDEMOCRATIC!!!
LOL. Facts scare them. I don't know why anyone is even wasting there time with this crap. PS3 will KEEP outselling 360 for years to come. World Wide appeal, Bluray player, Free online, New IP's STILL being released for it. 360 has less world wide appeal (Japan anyone?) No Bluray player 60 bucks a year to play online em.....er no new IP's or even old IPs coming out on 360 this year or the next....so.... Why on earth would anyone pick a 360 up this year to buy? For what? 720 is coming and MS has already jumped ship. They are no longer making 360 games (thats quite clear) so...to all the xbots........why are you fighting a battle for MS that MS ISN'T FIGHTING THEMSELVES? Both are selling around the same, one has more games, sells better overall world wide, free online. Your pretty damn dumb to even question who will win at this point. So people are just buying 360 to play the new game that MS is making? Like...never. LOL
VGChartz vs Jack Tretton... I think I'll stick with Jack as he works for Sony. Though as BitbyDeath said, it's just N4G. I guess it's just part of N4G.
Comparing sales of Xbox and PS3 on this site is asking for a storm. :/
What is wrong with you people. Have I said that MS haven't sold 77 million? Have I said that 77 million isn't a good number? Have I mention RROD? (which has always struck me as a crass response). Have I said anything negative about MS here at all? What are you people disagreeing with? Jack Tretton DID say that and VGChartz DOES have those numbers up ... *twilight zone music* lol
The people clicking disagree know that their logic is annoying you. They are just trolling you cause you have the bubbles the keep posting unlike them.
Lol maybe people just don't like you Gribbs.
Also, Jack doesn't sound too sure, it's better to leave such comments to more capable and knowledgeable people.
I dont know why people dissagree with you, someone asked a question and you answered it, Xbox fanboys seem to get very defensive when it comes to sales figures.
Its because you didn't say anything bad about Microsoft that your getting disagrees... *sigh*
The PS3 is behind the 360. Why? Because Sony would be saying so if it wasn't.