Submitted by donniebaseball 585d ago | news

Xbox 360 tops consoles in US in April with 130,000 sold

Hardware sales continue to go down, but Microsoft is maintaining its streak of outselling the other consoles in the US (Industry, Xbox 360)

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RuleofOne343  +   585d ago
Cool way to go MS .
Blaze929  +   585d ago
really gotta give credit to Microsoft this gen on how much market share they've gained this generation compared to last and how fast/aggressively they've done it.
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TongkatAli  +   585d ago
I love Microsoft just wish their online was free. I'm learning how to use Excel and Outlook. Loving it.
malokevi  +   585d ago
People disagreed with you... pathetic.

Whats wrong with MS doing well?
trancefreak  +   585d ago
@ Unself other consoles most definitely mean PS3 as well. I am sure the term others doesn't refer to Microsoft alone.
NYC_Gamer  +   585d ago
Hmm...awful numbers but its expected for hardware that been around for 8 years.
Dlacy13g  +   585d ago
While I agree the numbers are aweful and its an 8yr old console. Its rather frightful to see them at #1 with 130k and 42% of the sales when all 3 of the the other consoles being tracked are newer in terms of age.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   584d ago
I hope MS has a team that still promotes the 360 even after the brand new Xbox hardware is released.

Grats to MS, just in time for the #XboxReveal next week.
rainslacker  +   585d ago
All numbers are pretty low. Might be the time of year, or looming next-gen, but the report said software sales were down 10% YOY. Seems the total sales among all consoles was about half of predictions.
kreate  +   584d ago
Could be that the US market is getting smaller.
LOL_WUT  +   585d ago
Way to go Microsoft keep it up ;)
Jek_Porkins  +   585d ago
Well now that Microsoft is expected to announce the next Xbox in less than a week, I'd expect worse and worse numbers all around. Current hardware and software will steadily decline, but it's still impressive that the Xbox 360 came out on top of the NPD yet again.
Snookies12  +   585d ago
Good point, I think at this point people are starting to save up for the next-gen consoles. Which is a wise move. Can't wait for E3. :]
adorie  +   585d ago
I'm not impressed. Microsoft spends most of their advertisement money within the U.S. Their ads are still in a lot of places, as compared to "everywhere!", from before.

Good for them, though. I can't take anything away from their success with feeble words. That's for sure.

Edited for grammar. :T
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DeadlyFire  +   584d ago
Well many have not invested from the PS2 era. So we could see X360 and PS3 sales grow as a price drop looms after next gen consoles are announced in full detail at E3. I suspect Nintendo will deliver a $50 price drop for WiiU this holiday season. PS2 actually got a booast in sales when PS3 launched. PS3/X360 could get the same if the pattern lands again. :)

Numbers are not bad, but I do find it funny this news breaks as Sony is about to take the global sales crown from them. Sony needs to do more in the US for its next console to surpass Microsoft in the three major regions. Microsoft on the other hand needs to push for some Japanese development on its console. Europe seems to be pretty much split, but with Sony leading for now.
Dlacy13g  +   585d ago
April NPD's are a train wreck for console hardware.

Xbox #1 at 130k w/ a 42% share of market.

That means PS3, WiiU & Wii are sharing approx 180k units between the 3.
rainslacker  +   585d ago
Is it normal for NPD to not report the other numbers for systems? I went looking for them but couldn't find anything other than things that linked back to this report.

Either way, it seems all the consoles sold less than predicted. I believe one estimate had 360 at 260K, and the PS3 around 180K. Not sure about the Wii/WiiU.
Dlacy13g  +   584d ago
NPD allows for companies to comment on their sales only. Sony stopped discussing their NPD sales numbers a good year and a half ago if not longer. Nintendo is hit and miss on numbers depending on if they are good and MS reports mainly because they still hold #1 in north America so its become a bit symbolic for them to continue to show their #1 ranking in north America.
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Belking  +   585d ago
Xbox Brand is still on top in the US. That's impressive.
Hicken  +   584d ago
What's impressive about it? They've spent the vast majority of their marketing money here, and have designed a console that appeals more to Americans than anything else.

It's no different than the F150, the best selling truck in America for something like 20 years. Not the BEST truck. Just best-selling. Ford spends PLENTY marketing that truck, too, far more than they do even the Mustang, arguably their most popular vehicle. When you spend that much time promoting one device in one area, tailoring it to the people there, it's really no surprise that it does well. And, frankly, doing that is easy.

Getting a device to sell well in multiple regions where the various populations have different general preferences: THAT'S hard.

And THAT'S impressive.
Rainstorm81  +   585d ago
I'm impressed by the people that are still surprised by MS being the top console in the US
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Supermax  +   585d ago
The good news is for gamers that haven't had the funds will soon buy a used ps3 and or xbox360 and catch up on some great games.current gen consoles will be around for another 2 to 3 years at great prices.get ready for the flood of used consoles headin into GameStop for store credit.
MadMen  +   585d ago
Like a Boss
MikeyDucati1  +   585d ago
Not surprising. When did 360 ever really have a decline in sales?
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ger2396  +   585d ago
Month after month, that is impressive. I just hope that gaming is their #1 priority.
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kenshiro100  +   585d ago
Not surprised.
Belking  +   584d ago
Xbox is a beast and MS is giving out bonuses while sony is taking theirs back....lol Next gen is coming and it's a whole new game. I predict that xbox will still outsell PS in the US. Next week is gonna break some fanboy's hearts. I got my fingers crossed for BC on day 1. if that happens then it's gonna be a great show. Xbox Infinity for the win.
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kenshiro100  +   584d ago
What does bonuses have to do with gamers? Grow up. You need to seriously get out more if all you care about is stockholders and bonuses.
Mikeyy  +   584d ago
Typical, MS Fanboys celebrate another cunning victory in the United States, while they fall behind more in more in the rest of the world. While Sony nabs the definitive #2 spot this gen.

By the next quarter numbers, i'll bet Sony has a pretty comfertable lead over Microsoft in world wide sales.
edonus  +   584d ago
Not really just Japan.

Sony does better in Europe but the 360 does good too. The Ps3 is only visually competitive in the numbers department because Japan is such a unbalanced market. The smoke and mirrors of Japan keeps the general consumer from seeing the Ps3 got drug out into the street and curb stomped this gen.

The US is the biggest market in the world and offers an even opportunity for all competitors ( unlike Japan). The fact that the 360 has sold so well is a testament to a well executed plan and adjusting to problems and market conditions.

And it starts again in a few days.
xJumpManx  +   584d ago
Japan is just so wacky their spending habits seem so odd when compared to the rest of the world.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   584d ago
This is no surprise considering MS and xbox is american. Well its still a victory for them even if its just the U.S. I don't know if who is smarter when it comes to choosing a product or device, americans or the rest of the world.
xJumpManx  +   584d ago
It seems like the US is usually the leader of the free world and the rest follow its lead.
Captain Tuttle  +   584d ago
Lots of bitter fanboys in here, love NPD time on N4G, so predictable.

Terrible numbers all around though, with new consoles inbound and no price drop people are on the sidelines. Don't blame them. Expect price drops by Sony and MS at E3 though, should have happened at the beginning of the year imo. Get more consoles out there and build an even bigger base for the new generation, those people will eventually upgrade. Goes to show you how much money both of these companies lost with the 360 (RROD) and the PS3 ($599). Their hands have really been tied.

WiiU and Vita are DOA, I don't think anything can be done. WiiU will be around on a very slow burn for 5 years or so and Nintendo will launch something else, Vita was sent to die imo.
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isyourhouseonfire  +   584d ago
It's insane how many consoles continue to sell. I hope MS keeps leading the way because, so far, they've taken consoles from being after-school kid toys to replacements for PCs and other devices.
DigitalRaptor  +   583d ago
Oh my.. how ridiculous you MS fans really are.

If Microsoft were leading the way, they would be releasing games for their current console. If they were leading the way, they would be leading in worldwide unit sales. If they were leading the way they would have a handheld by now. If they were leading the way, they would have a service that matches the value of PS+ by now.

And you think MS were the ones to dispel the notion that games were only kids toys?? Sony did that with PS1 and PS2, and both were such cultural phenomenons that it couldn't help but happen. Pay attention, cause it sounds like you were born with the Xbox controller in your hands.
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