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 @[email protected]
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 .
77M omg, one of the best selling consoles ive ever seen
Really because there are plenty of other consoles that have outsold it...like easily outsold it. One of em' almost two times over.
Plenty like ? Da f outta here.
How about take the PS2 and the Wii just for starters and stop sounding like a dumbass.
@La chance The PS1, the PS2, the Wii, and if you're counting handhelds, the DS (it even outsold the PS2 irrc). The PS3 is also probably ahead by now. So there, that's plenty is it now? Still, great achievement for MS, let's see how they do the third time around.
I see people are creating multiple accounts. Considering Darth has that many bubbles we know something is fishy.
im buying a 4GB slim tomorrow the old one really sucks it got rrod twice.
I own both consoles. If either one of them failed twice, I won't buy another one...regardless if i can afford it or not. But, to each their own I guess.
i buying it because my old 360 games need something to be played on. Im paying about 100€ (new) for it i don't think its a bad deal.
So you'd just let your whole collection go to waste?
I would be careful about getting a 4gb. Some games won't play or have features limited because it's only a 4gb. I would say save for a week or two more and get the next HDD size up.
instead of blowing your money for a 3rd risk,Just wait till the next one to come and hope its bc.
I have a launch 360 had it red ring once in 08 sent it to MS. Got it back worked fine until 2012 started over heating. Had to go to a local shop to have it fixed. I just want it to last till the Next xbox.
I would say the Xbox Live figures are quite telling as to approx how much of that 77 Million were replacement consoles. Xbox 360's real global sales probably lie around *60-67 Million. Approx *10 - 12 million Xbox 360 users either have had replacements and/or are not signed up to Live Gold Accounts. *I work as an economist for a well known pharma co. I used a probability formula to work it out. This formula has a margin error of several 100,000 units, but its as close as you can get without the actual source data.
The hardware is never what they make there money on its Xbox live and the arcade games
Got a replacement jasper, then upgraded to an elite and that's been fine and is still running strong. Congrats to Microsoft on the sales figures.
Resp.... Chasegarcia Wtf lied to u? Microsoft didn't extend warranty because they felt bad when they found out about Rrod lol Where have u been? Your beloved Microsoft knew about the faulty 360s before launch and still launches to beat Sony to the market. Are u insane? your trying to distort facts and,make it seem micro cared? Micro screwed alot of consumers out of money and time due to greed. Moron they lied the whole time aboutrrod until they were sued in various states and were forced to extend warranty. Lol you ppl on here are ignorant as hell. Before court cases Rrods were occurring right after year warranty and,micro wasnt replacing anything but making consumers rebuy consoles. As for Josue Lopez .... You think your really smart with your irrelevant comment. Smart guy all consoles have failure rates including Nintendo they just have the lowest bcus Wii was unsophisticated hardware but you saying ps3 sales were skewed like Microsoft is funny. I've seen your comments so I know your a stealth troll and anti Sony but ps3 failure rate was and is line 9% but your comparing tht to xbox failure rates tht at one point were up to 66%? Lol your trolling is funny but stupid.
I'm sure a good chunk of those sales were Xbox replacements because of the RROD and other faults.
Came here to laugh at the comments. Was not disappointed.
The Xbox360 has some great games and Xboxlive was excellent until Microsoft flooded the Xbox dashboard with non game related ads and went all Kinect crazy a few years ago. At least 4 million of those 77million Xbox360s are RROD replacements.
I added to their sales last month as I had to replace my sons XBOX360 for the 3rd time - not a happy bunny!!! Worse than that was having to listen to a load of rubbish from the clerk at Curry's who insisted on telling me how great M$ are - really wasn't in the mood to hear that when having to cough up another £190 :( Should point I have had to buy 2 PS3 in the same time period too.....grrrr!
Spoilt kid :p
I have both ps3 and the 360, I enjoy both equally but I tend to buy multi platform games for the 360, its a great system with an awesome controller
Look, why the fack do you sons of biotches get on this site and lie about the number of console that you purchased? I mean got dam, Be real. 6 or 8 different consoles, do you fools actually think you are hurting Microsoft reputation when you post stuff like that? What you are really doing is making people wonder about your intelligent level. Seriously, how smart do you have to be to think to yourself after the second console breaks... this is not something I need to continue investing my money in.