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Submitted by NatureOfLogic 349d ago | news

Xbox 360 US sales in July 2013 cut nearly in half compared to 2012

While Microsoft is preparing for the launch of the Xbox One in about three months, at least in some parts of the world, the company is still selling its nearly eight year old Xbox 360 console. This week, the company announced that it sold 107,000 Xbox 360 units in the US in July 2013, but that number is well off what sold just a year ago. (Xbox 360)

golding89  +   349d ago
Well yea. xbox one is around the corner. no one wants to buy current gen now.

I know i wouldn't. I'd wait and save up for next gen consoles.
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Theyellowflash30  +   349d ago
I don't know about that, the economy is bad in the US. It could be people have less money as well.

The Xbox One will sell well at the start, but $500 consoles don't have a good track record of selling well after the initial launch period.
SeriousSam  +   349d ago
That's not it. The US economy has been in the shitter for 5 years. I'm sure gamers are saving up for next gen. Bad economy or not, gamers will find a way.
Darrius Cole  +   349d ago
The US Economy has been down for about 7 years, not 5 years.
Gman0173   349d ago | Spam
ThanatosDMC  +   349d ago
I blame Don Mattrick.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   349d ago
And it still won every month in a row for that Year straight. Imagine how bad Sony and Nintendo consoles numbers were compared to last Year.

Terrible.
Hicken  +   349d ago
The Wii has likely done extremely poorly, since there's literally nothing coming out for it.

But what do you base your assumption on for the PS3?
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   349d ago
PS3 has lost to the 360 for over 30 months in a row in the USA for NPD numbers. If there low over the year for MS, and MS has always led over Sony, then Sony's are at either equal to their numbers, or lower. They have been beaten for years straight in the USA by MS.
Hicken  +   349d ago
But you said to imagine how bad they were compared to last year.

What were last year's numbers? And what if Sony was only a few thousand behind? It wouldn't paint nearly the negative picture for the PS3 as it would for the 360.

The PS3 has been selling more strongly overall than the 360; it's simply been a more stably selling system. Odds are that it didn't drop nearly as much as the 360 did, even if the drop was enough to still allow the 360 to outsell it.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   348d ago
Stop lying. The PS3 has not been selling more strongly than the 360. That's BS. Do you not see what article you're in? It's an NPD number. The PS3 hasn't won in over 2 years in a row and counting. No matter how you try to spin it for your Sony side you are lying through your teeth.

Sony is not selling stronger than MS in the USA.

If the 360 numbers are down and it's still beating both consoles... the other console numbers are down too.

Fact.
KwietStorm  +   349d ago
I think there are plenty of people who buy game systems "late." There are different audiences.
insomnium2  +   349d ago
Out of steam AND a new console in the horizon. Sales will flatline pretty soon.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   349d ago
A big price drop could spur sales again. Remember the PS2 has been selling well most of the PS3's life
Pancit_Canton  +   349d ago
Since Microsoft already stop supporting the Xbox 360 compare to Sony and the PS3. What's the point of actually owning one since the Xbone is already in the horizon.. Unless, you need another one for replacement since the old one broke again.
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dark-hollow  +   349d ago
When did the 360 stopped being supported?
Rainstorm81  +   349d ago
Besides the familiar sequels and XBLA....MS hasnt had a decent new IP since what? Alan Wake?? In 2010?

Besides i thought everyone was in agreement that Microsoft has long since moved on to the X1
shivvy24  +   349d ago
Look at this year , x360 got gears while PS3 got gow, sly, tlou and to come are beyond 2 souls, gt5 , puppeteer and a ratchet and clank game
Gman0173   349d ago | Spam
thetruthx1  +   349d ago
NatureofLogic would post this because he wants to have a baby with Sony Lol

This is obvious seeing how people want new tech

Ms hasn't abandoned the 360 at E3 they confirmed they still have hundreds of games coming out for it

I personally think this gen lasted 2 years too long

Time for new graphics and gameplay
kreate  +   349d ago
"Ms hasn't abandoned the 360 at E3 they confirmed they still have hundreds of games coming out for it "

that's good. I'll be waiting right here.
No_Limit  +   349d ago
OK, it was still in first place and the best selling home console in the US for what now, 32nd consecutive months now? So if MS is down, then everything is also well down from the previous year. It is only logical that sale would be low for all current systems due to next gen is coming.

LOL, I see this was submitted by NatureofLOgic once again, what a shocker!!!

Now MariaHelFutara is M.I.A, someone got to take her place as N4G's right hand man to find these ridiculously headlined Anti-Xbox articles. It is literally like Shao Kahn having Qaun Chi replacing Shang Tsung as his advising sorcerer in MK.
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dcj0524  +   349d ago
There are other countries you know. Just saying. U.S isn't the only one.
No_Limit  +   349d ago
I live in the US and I can care less about how XB1 is performing in Norway or Timbuktu. By MS getting a large percentage of the pie in the US, it is guaranteed that games and support will remain strong.
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Soldierone  +   349d ago
To be honest all these "sales are down!!!!" articles should be good news. It means people are excited for the new console.

Honestly if sales were still up, I'd be more scared.... New consoles are coming out, people are saving for those.
fsfsxii  +   349d ago
Ahh, the fanboys are so awesome.
This kind of threads provide me with entertainment
chuckyj1  +   349d ago
Most people already have an X360 or PS3 who really want one. It would take a pretty decent price cut to spur the growth again. There are only so many gamers in each country.

Once you hit a certain percentage of that group it will be hard to keep selling high volume numbers month after month.

Esp. when you have two new consoles about to launch.
SynestheticRoar  +   349d ago
You can't give away a 360 in japan.

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