78.2 Million Xbox 360s Sold


'Microsoft's current-generation system reaches new sales milestone since launch in 2005.

Microsoft sold 1 million Xbox 360s during the past three months, helping push worldwide life-to-date sales to 78.2 million, the company has revealed as part of its latest earnings report.'

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Hatsune-Miku1792d ago (Edited 1792d ago )

the ps3 has sold more units than the xbox 360 with ps3 coming out a year and 4 months later and always priced higher

faysal1792d ago

on the article he mentioned how MS has said they sold 7.8 million but vgchart has them on 77million.. but the forgets to mention sony has said they sold 80miilion ps3 but vg has them on 7.8..

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faysal1791d ago

you see every companny uses shipped number no matter what!... companny dont LEND shops console or products to sell... shop dont go to compannys and say give us some console and if we can sell it we will pay you and if we cant you take back the stock.. thats not how it works. shops have to buy stocks from compannys and so on, thus shop can afford to give us DEALS! and BUNDLES! maybe you should take a business lesson... and have you got anything to back up the statement MS uses SOLD number? where did MS say that?.
at the end of the day i love gaming... but when i see stupidity in gaming journalism i have to step in...

RDF1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )


You are correct on that. Retailers need topurchase the stock before hand. They may get a bulk discount but still have to pay for it. As for the article,without the MS report attached we will just have to keep guessing.

trafalger1791d ago

Sony never identified how many ps3 were sold or shipped. they add ps2 sales with it.

it also took them 4 years to turn a profit and the xbox360 is only a $100 cheaper than when it was released 8 years ago while the ps3 dropped in price by 50%.

dedicatedtogamers1791d ago

I wish there was a way to check "installed base", which is a significantly more meaningful number in light of the number of people who bought 2, 3, or more 360s from the store to replace their broken system (either due to being out of warranty, or before the warranty, or "just in case", etc)

When I worked at Gamestop years ago, I had a customer come in and buy two Arcade 360s in one transaction "just in case mine dies". Anecdotal, I know, but there were a lot of customers who came in to buy Arcades instead of waiting a month for their old system to be sent back by Microsoft.

YNWA961791d ago

Zachriel, you are exactly right about it being so incredibly petty about sales figures. Its like life is not worth living if either has sold more than each other. I have never understood people who gloat over these figures. I wonder if they get on rooftop and shout it out all over the place. Even having this discussion is embarrassing....

DragonKnight1791d ago

@Zachriel: "Besides while Microsoft tend to work in consoles "Sold", Sony tend to work in consoles "Shipped" which is where your 80 million figure comes from."

False: All 3 companies report shipped numbers as sold because they are bought by retailers.

@trafalger: "Sony never identified how many ps3 were sold or shipped. they add ps2 sales with it."

Common sense dictates that that is a recent trend as the PS3's numbers would have surpassed the 360's a LONG time ago if they were ALWAYS combining numbers. If you look through the sales reports, I'm sure one can find when this started and still end up with the same result of Sony outselling the 360. It's not hard to imagine given that the PS3 has outsold the 360 every year (with some arguing about 2011) since it launched.

"it also took them 4 years to turn a profit and the xbox360 is only a $100 cheaper than when it was released 8 years ago while the ps3 dropped in price by 50%."

And Microsoft ended last gen with a $4 Billion dollar loss and added another $3 Billion in spending for RROD this gen. This is also Microsoft's second console and, as of this moment, they still haven't come out on top while Nintendo and Sony have both had leading consoles.

HammadTheBeast1791d ago


Did you forget that PS3's always been more expensive?

loulou1791d ago

same idiotic sony fanboys in here i see.

how about congratulating m$ on selling over 3x more 360s than original xboxs? you can do that, because then you would have to admit that sony sold ALOT LESS ps3s than ps2s... and that sort of stuff is not nice to admit to is it. infact i should imagine that it hurst quite a few of the f#king fanturds on here

@dragonknight. and how much cash did sony lose on the ps3 as well?? i have read anything between 3 to 6 billion or all the profit that they made on the ps2.

trafalger1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

"Did you forget that PS3's always been more expensive?"

so is ferrari when compared to corvette zr1. would ferrari drop the price by 50% in order to compete against the zr1? no but sony knows its closest rival has been the xbox360 and they were forced to continue to drop the price to remain competitive. m$ didn't have as many price drops and was making money on the hardware much sooner. now m$ faces the same challenge with the xbone compared to the ps4.

"Common sense dictates that that is a recent trend as the PS3's numbers would have surpassed the 360's a LONG time ago if they were ALWAYS combining numbers. If you look through the sales reports, I'm sure one can find when this started and still end up with the same result of Sony outselling the 360. It's not hard to imagine given that the PS3 has outsold the 360 every year (with some arguing about 2011) since it launched"

common sense would lead everyone to believe sony would be the first to announce its takeover of overall sales of the xbox360. that announcemewnt from sony has yet happen and at this point in time who really cares other than fanboys?

the success of the xbox360 compared to the first one lies in many areas. one is developer support, namely japanese. two is breaking into such a cut throat market as sony sees in the handheld area. becoming a one of three main player where we didn't have the ps3 dominate like the ps2 did also shows signs of the xbox growth, while capitalizing on its previous entry on the original xbox and having it still be competitive 8 years later. sony on the other hand gave up some of that market share due to bluray. the system was delayed because of it and cost more money having it. all because sony needed to make sure it won the next format after other entries of failures like umd and betamax. the value of the playstation brand remains strong but the ps3 certainly tarnished its value. meanwhile the xbox brand has increased in value this generation. that could slip with the xbone.

"And Microsoft ended last gen with a $4 Billion dollar loss and added another $3 Billion in spending for RROD this gen. This is also Microsoft's second console and, as of this moment, they still haven't come out on top while Nintendo and Sony have both had leading consoles.'

one has shown the division profiting in the latter half while the other bled money while using previous resources to keep itself afloat. sony needs the ps4 to be a success and cannot afford it to be a failure or even stagnant like the vita has been. luckily all signs are showing the ps4 to be on the right track.

the market not only forced sony to keep dropping the price of the ps3 but it also forced sony to reevaluate how they make hardware. the ps4 will finally be a developer friendly console after all the backlash of inferior 3rd party games and difficulties to work with and poor development tools offered by sony early on.

so why are some people denouncing the success of the xbox360?

the market doesn't care about yesterday and companies like nintendo will soon find that out the hard way. so it doesn't matter if nintendo had the best selling system back in the eithties. sony has been making good headway since midway of the ps3. that is all because of the competitive market and like it or not the xbox360 was highly competitive and so will the xbone.

a loyal fanbase can only carry a system so far as we have seen with the vita and to some degree the wii u. it isn't how well the ps4 or xbone sell right away, it's how they sell 2 years from now and after. that's why the xbox360 needs to be credited for being relevant for over 8 years. something many probably thought impossible back in 2005.

YNWA961791d ago

@ Trafalger, I fell asleep after 'did you forg' What is your point?

gaffyh1791d ago

Good for MS, I wonder if it will pass 100 million ever. Can't see it happening because of the new consoles, but would be interesting to see how long PS3 and 360s legs stretch.

inveni01790d ago

Should we divide the 360 numbers by 3 in order to determine how many households have a 360? In other words, make a RROD adjustment? It's kind of like when I go to buy my kids' backpacks for school. They are made to only last a single year. That way, we have to buy again the next year. It's a good way to move product.


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MariaHelFutura1791d ago

Vgcharts has slanted numbers towards the 360 since this generation began. The 360 ended up in 3rd, deal with it. Even w/ all the propaganda (like vgcharts and the ps3 doom and gloom) it's still outsold the 360 and that hurts some peoples feelings.... alot.

creatchee1791d ago

And the Wii ended up in 1st. Shall we deal with that also?

badz1491791d ago

yeah, we should. but the Wii is pretty much dead sales-wise worldwide while the PS3 is still selling strong and the 360 too especially in the US. the PS2 took almost 12 years to sell 150mil and the PS3 is already at more than half of that after 6 years. Nintendo has already abandoned the Wii and it's pretty much clear the Wii will never catch on to the PS2 but chances are greater for the PS3 to outsell the Wii in its lifetime.

Anon19741791d ago

I've pointed this out before, but I find it interesting that when looking at the sales this past 7 years, it's completely ignored that the PS2 was still selling up until recently.

Sony was the only company offering not one, but two home videogame consoles during this period and when you look at the figures, which are readily available, it's clear that Nintendo didn't rule the living room these past seven years, combined PS2 and PS3 sales did (not counting the PS2 sales that came before the PS3's launch, of course).

Really, did the Wii end up first these past few years? Was the PS2 not still offering it competition in the living room up until recently? So why when looking at the battle for the living room for the past seven years do people always ignore that there was a 4th console out there pretty much this entire time?

ZeroX98761791d ago

well the 360 was released 1 year prior to PS3 release....
1 year advance is a lot of time

Cmk01211791d ago

well gamespots article says MS has passed them and the lead between either is negligible. lots of people bought ps3 because it was the cheapest blu ray player on market on top of the whole ASIAN market basically boycotting the xbox 360. in the end its a wash and the wii won last gen so no chest beating for either ps3 or xbox 360. MS cleaned up with 3rd party sales taking hold on their consoles as basically every multiplat major sporting or fps title outsold nearly 2-1 on xbox 360 over ps3. IE madden, 2k, cod, bf series etc

DragonKnight1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

"well gamespots article says MS has passed them."

Gamespot doesn't know jack. They say flat out what MS sold and then say Sony sold an estimated 77 million. That's funny because that means that Sony hasn't sold any PS3's in months then because it's been at 77 million for at least 2 months.

"lots of people bought ps3 because it was the cheapest blu ray player on market."

Incorrect. The people who bought a $600 PS3 were gamers and bought it for games. The misconception that it was bought for a Blu-Ray player stems only from MS fanboys.

Edited for a misunderstanding.

Ace Killa 081791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

"Incorrect. The people who bought a $600 PS3 were gamers and bought it for games. The misconception that it was bought for a Blu-Ray player stems only from MS fanboys. "

No YOU are Incorrect.
Average price of a Blu-ray player back on 06 $1000 - $1,200. It was cheaper to buy a Ps3 than the blu-ray player at the time.

So there you go, it was a cheap blu-ray player for people to enjoy, at the same time it played games. You have the misconception of assuming that only gamers bought the cheap bluray player, I mean PS3. You have no evidence to prove it, however other media sites and Sony did use it a selling point to persuade buyers to get a Ps3 instead of an expensive bluray player.

rainslacker1791d ago

Generally I think any console that sells over 50 million is worth congratulating. After that the only reason to compare them is for fan boy pride. After 50 million they will likely get plenty of support.

What I take from the article is that console gaming is stronger than ever, and is not on the way out, like many would hope or claim.

DragonKnight1791d ago

@Ace Killa 08: So an opinion article from endgaget is proof that people didn't buy a PS3 for games and instead bought it for the Blu-Ray? GTFO with that B.S.

I can't believe the lengths people will go to to still bash the PS3.

Benchm4rk1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

@dragonknight. Sorry mate but I in fact did buy a ps3 as my primary blu ray player because at the time blu ray players were around the same price. Also I knew that it would only require a firmware update to be able to play 3d blurays where if I had only bought a blu ray player then I would of had to rebuy a 3d bluray player when they came out. So it is least on my part some people did only purchase a ps3 for the bluray player

Edit.. I am in Noway trying to bash Sony or take anything away from there success in sales. Out of the nearly 80million consoles they have sold it may very well only be a very small percentage that didn't buy one for the games. I am just stating my reason for buying a ps3 was not for the games but as a blu ray player. With that aside I have played a few games on it but not for a long time

Death1790d ago

The first Blu-ray players were indeed over $1000. The 20 gig PS3 was half the price and a better player. We have no idea how many were sold for Blu-ray use alone, but it did indeed happen. At this point in the hardware cycle it's probably a neglible amount.

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Godz Kastro1791d ago

Hatsune... Stay on subject. If you dont like that theyve sold so many consoles dont jump in and read.

AngelicIceDiamond1791d ago

@Miku Really, what are Sony's numbers?

CrossingEden1791d ago

evaryrthang is a contast on ne4g, seriously, STOP mentioning ps3/ps4 on EVERY single article about xbox or xbox 1, grow up people!

DragonKnight1791d ago

The article itself mentions PS3.

In the immortal words of Boondocks.

devwan1791d ago

@DragonKnight What, you don't expect him to actually bother reading the articles do you? Not when there are Sony fanboys to be shouted at!!11one

Dan_scruggs1791d ago

And yet they have still lost billions every year. It's a hollow victory. One day people will realize that it's not about sales it's about profit. If Sony sells more systems but sells them at a huge loss they still lose.

zebramocha1791d ago

That sounds like damage control as you don't lose money without getting something in return,people state Sony would neve pass Ms they have.

kneon1791d ago

They both did poorly as far as profit goes. Microsoft is still in the red by several billion dollars overall, that's why we get investors telling them to dump the xbox business.

devwan1791d ago

@kneon Actually it's probably several more billion now after $1billion spending on game creation/paid exclusives and their share of the processor design costs with AMD.

Death1790d ago

I don't think many really thought PS3 would never pass the Xbox 360 in sales overall. The PS3 has been steadily outselling the Xbox360 worldwide on an annual basis since maybe 2007 or 2008. It took almost 7 years to pass the 360 which is quite the feat for Microsoft since the popular belief was Sony would do it very quickly.

If you compare the performance of each console like Sony and Microsoft, the Xbox 360 has sold more than 3 times as many units as the Xbox while Sony has sold half as many PS3's as PS2's. From a profit perspective, the Xbox brand has been making a profit for quite some time while the Playstation brand has just started posting profits.

Sony outselling Microsoft is a hollow victory since last time around Sony dominated in sales with over 150 million PS2's to 25 million Xbox's. Today the PS3 and Xbox360 sit around 80 million each.

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D-riders1791d ago

how and why do people disagree with facts?????

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XboxFun1791d ago

It also had to drop its price MULTIPLE times and go under revisions many, many times just to compete!

Yup, good job PS3.

MariaHelFutura1791d ago

Microsoft required a handicap to even be competitive, not to mention rrod padding numbers.

THAT deserves an applause.

They haven't even sold as much as the PS1 in 2 generations.

XboxFun1791d ago

Hahaha, suuuure they padded RRoD numbers. Just like Sony hardly if ever released officials sales data during it's first couple of years of PS3 release.

That deserves a standing ovation.

The 360 stole Sony's thunder and they are about to do it again.

dcj05241791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

It only got revised once. And dropped the price twice. You make it seem like several.

BlaqMagiq241790d ago


Being in third place this gen is stealing Sony's thunder? Yeah okay whatever you say.

Death1790d ago


The Wii pretty much ran off with everybodys thunder. The PS3 and Xbox360 are fighting for second place. Kind of neat when Sony outclassed Nintendo and Microsoft last gen.

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IcicleTrepan1791d ago

who cares? Does it make your video games on your PS3 any more enjoyable? quit being a mega fanboy. It's not like they have an overwhelming win here. You're splitting hairs over nearly identical numbers in the grand scheme of things.

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StoutBEER1791d ago

Can't believe Zachriel got so many dislikes. N4G must be filled with either children or VERY immature adults. Im 24 and I thought I was immature for watching cartoons, but this? This is just ridiculous.

Flames761791d ago

They both have shipped 78.2 million units.The only difference is PS3 has lost over 5 billion while the Xbox division has done billions in profit since september 2007.In the past 3 quarters alone the Xbox division has done 2.1 billion profit.Plus Xbox owns the U.S where 60% of the gaming market is you have to be number 1 here bottom line.Xbox has been number 1 in the states for 30 months straight a record that will never be touched.Xbox 360 will finish this gen number 1 here after it overtakes the Wii by years end.Not only that but the 360 will pass the PS2 which holds the record for the most units sold in the U.S with 50 million.

avengers19781790d ago

World wide sales matter, not just US sales.

avengers19781790d ago

At this point I think it's fair to say its a tie.

solidt121790d ago (Edited 1790d ago )

Good for Xbox 360. Especially with the whole red ring of death issue. They could of failed.

Bluemaster771790d ago

Dude who gives a damn about any of this.

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zeal0us1792d ago

These sales figures only help to stroke the fanboys from both sides egos.

Donnieboi1792d ago (Edited 1792d ago )

Why do people even still care? Next gen is finally about to begin.

LogicStomper1791d ago

Why should we even care at all? We're the consumers not the employees.

trafalger1791d ago

they both did well but some want to feel like a winner.

rainslacker1791d ago

I feel like a winner because I've played a lot of great games this gen.:)

Console preference is moot to that fact.

safsaan1791d ago

people want to justify their purchase so thats why they care. Everyone likes to be on the winning side, that's basic human nature, but the immaturity has no excuse.

TheLyonKing1792d ago

Well considering when the ps3 was launch the 360 was already creeping to 10mil and no it's behind shows how well Sony did.

Wait for official numbers from Sony since ms have released theirs already.

from the beach1791d ago

Alternatively, you could consider the PS2 and say how well MS did.

..meanwhile Wii has about 100m sales, lol.

MysticStrummer1791d ago

Previous generation sales and market share mean almost nothing. It's been proven more than once.

GrandTheftZamboni1791d ago

You mean how many each console sold in its 2nd iteration?

Minato-Namikaze1791d ago

But then you're comparing 12 (ps2) years if sales vs 7 1/2 years (ps3)

YodaCracker1791d ago


Previous generation sales mean nothing? Absolute nonsense. The PlayStation brand has a very strong legacy and the PlayStation name alone will sell millions upon millions of consoles. The PS2 absolutely dominated the competition last gen which gave the PS3 the biggest advantage or "head start" it could possibly have. The PS3 could have performed just as well as the PS2 (or better) if not for Sony's arrogance and many mistakes in the first few years of the console's life.

Despite Sony's blunders, Microsoft still had to fight tooth and nail to compete with the brand power of PlayStation. What happened was Xbox went from being outsold 6 to 1 by PlayStation last gen, to a virtual tie this gen. I see no other way to describe this than as a massive success for Microsoft and a wake-up call for Sony.

Now going into next gen, Xbox is just as strong a brand as PlayStation and both consoles are launching in the same window. Only difference is Xbox is $100 more expensive. This is the real fight. No excuses. Let's see what happens!

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iamnsuperman1792d ago

Shouldn't we wait for official numbers?

Rhaigun1791d ago

I don't think we'll actually ever get any. Reports are always skewed the way they want you to see them. And, there will be multiple conflicting reports.

MultiConsoleGamer1791d ago

Passed it. Sources friendly to Sony will say otherwise.

Now how many of those units actually work is a different story.