Life-to-date global sales reach new milestone; September's $401.2 million in US Xbox 360 software sales was largest ever and most for any console
You'd think the main title would be related to what they left for last "Notably, Sony's PS3 was the top home console overall in September, breaking the Xbox 360's"
and next month we will just be back to the status quo when the GTA hype dies off.
You are crazy funny. This month starts total domination for Sony, the ball will keep rolling next month with the PS4
Status quo is PS3 outselling 360. Did you know that?
@MysticStrummer: Worldwide. Which is why most sites report US sales only. Though that means if the 360 hit 80 and the PS3 recently matched that, then the PS3 has likely outsold it on all counts. And Gamespot is showing bias.
I am glad that I supported both sony and ms this gen even though I used my ps3 hell lot more, I still had a good time gaming on 360. competition is good. congrats to both sony and ms for their achievements but having said that I do not trust ms anymore and I will not purchase x1 at all. it will be ps4 all the way.
http://www.vgchartz.com/ Lets look a this stuff now...
And PC's outsold both PS3 and Xbox360 LOL!!!
Just go away dude, come back when you can pay TLOU or Halo on PC
Those are called exclusives and every system has them so don't make like only PS3 and 360 have exlcusives. PC has the Stalker series as an exclusive and will get Star Citizin. The Wii U has Wonderfull 101 and will get Super Mario 3D World.
@xHeavYx Well I own Halo and Halo 2 on the PC...
And tablets outsold PS3, 360, and PC combined. Doesn't mean we give a rat's ass.
@ rainslacker and thats the point i'm making.... someone gets it.
All this other stuff being said PC game sales don't sell as much as console games. your point....null
Why tell me to go away? you are the one trolling an xbox article... i think you should go away, come back when you can play SC2 or Rome total war 2 on consoles.
LOL what a fail. compare gaming PCs to consoles plz. I dont care how you look at it, having a maxed out rig is the biggest waste of money youl ever see, and youre only cool among your PC gamer crowd, while normal people look at you like your an idiot for spending that much on a few extra frame rates. fail is a fail. sorry. go out, spend 200 bucks on a ps3 and play some games that won countless awards for the games that they are, not how many frames they pushed. you scrubbbb
@grizzlis1987 Sorry if you have a teacher's salary.... don't take it out on people that can afford their hobby. Should shooters just buy pellet guns to save money? Should archers just buy wooden bows to save Money? Should movie enthusiasts not buy Bluray or large HDTV's to save money? Also countless awards? Video game awards are a joke as of now.
@GrizzliS1987 My friend bought recently built his new PC for just under 600 dollars. He plays most games at 1440p. I agree that maxing out a rig is wasteful, but you don't have to break the bank to have a more than capable PC that does more than just gaming.
@ The Great Melon Uh something you may not be telling us because I am running a gtx680 which i paid around $600 for by itself. He runs at 1440p? does he turn all the settings down while he is doing that?
He may not necessarily be on Ultra settings for every game, but everything is typically on high. Regardless, my point is that you can exceed PS3 and Xbox 360 graphics considerably with very average graphics cards nowadays. Sure he might have to turn stuff down to 1080p in the future, but it will easily exceed PS4 and Xbox One graphics.
I kinda miss the Microsoft team bragging about the US sales, something does not feel rigth LOL
im sorry but ms needs to stop , they cant say there the number one selling console in sept , so they say Microsoft said the Xbox 360 remains the number one selling console in the US for 2013, and I thought ms doesn't like to say they shipped , what happened to we sold. ms get over urself ur running out of bragging rights, ms acts so snub that's what got them in such a mess.
It's just business. You never admit or even acknowledge your competition. Why should MS congratulate Sony for doing in one month what they done all year?
@inthelab lol sony doesn't need ms to congratulate them . u act like I said that, hell sony has done worldwide what ms has done in the us only so , sony has this one(worldwide which is better than just the us) sony is going to sell not ship 80 million this week. and sony has topped worldwide preorders including the usa , so with no head start and a higher price sony has this one in the bag, ps2 day bag. and to get my point across ms needs to get there head out there arse and learn its there turn to wake the hell up and know there not on a high horse.
Preaching to the choir dude. I'm a sony guy all day but I can at least acknowledge that Microsoft's US dominance without bringing up Sony's accomplishments.
practice what u preach these are ur words -why should MS congratulate Sony for doing in one month what they done all year? u metion sony 1st facepalm dude.
Lol haters man. Xbox brand come and took market share in a sony dominated market. Good job ms
Agreed MS did great with the 360 The 360 has made xbox a legitimate console competitor
They went from selling 24 million a generation, to 78. If that isn't impressive, idk what is.
What about 0 to 80 Million? Because someone did that.
@4logpc Having sold over 100 million on your first system and then selling over 155 million on your second system. Heck, even the so called failure (PSP) has sold over 76 million. That's even more impressive
this has nothing to do with Sony...no one said a thing about Sony...
how about 0-100 on your first 2 consoles.
Shouldnt it say 360 ships 80mil
considering 30% failed rate, and the problem being fixed at around 60 million, your looking at average of 20 million units red ringed, in which you subtract at LEAST 10 million from the overall sales of 80 mil, putting the box at about 70 mill total. ps3 somewhere around 75 mill
You know they fixed most of those for free, I seriously doubt the Xbox repair team adds repair/replacement jobs as 'new units sold'. Don't be an idiot. They would be into some very serious accounting fraud if they tried that.
Given that they never even acknowledged the rate of failure, how you can say what percentage were fixed for free? Besides, it's not like they reimbursed people for the systems they had to replace out of pocket prior to the extended warranty being enacted, some 18 months later.
thats why instead of subtracting 20 mill, i subtracted 10 mill. I gave the other 10 mill as a replacement, and the 10 mill i took off was for the people who went out and bought a new one
Even if they haven't been 1st for a while they are nearly matching sony sales I think that's not bad at all. Everyone jus knew sony was gunna dominate this gen I still think they did ok
I remember a few users getting on Sony for only sharing shipped numbers... Funny how MS chose to do it this time, especially after the npd report
Xbox 360!!! Best system of all time!!!!
Haha no. my launch 360 died in 30 days. Christmas holidays that really sux I had 4 replacements since then but MS did okay
I had 4 replacements to
u make me feel a bit of nausea
Xbox 360!!!!! Best system of all time!!
thumbs up for not getting mad... it was a good system
No console this generation is the best of all time, not even close.
"Xbox 360!!! Best system of all time!!!!" You must be new to gaming.
Xbox 360!!!! Best system of all Time!!!
PS2, Best system of all time dear sir.
And yet it was outsold by the Wii, in a shorter amount of time. Go figure.
They just took 80 milion gamers from Sony, that should be about over xyx bilion in Money that Sony didnt made. Xbox was a hit in the West and Wii was a huge hit aswell, this Gen was crazy and turned everything around, lets see what next gen holds.
Lol if you think that every one of those shipped 360s goes to a different individual. Many people had multipile 360s due to the RRoD fiasco. I'd say MS took about 30 - 45 million gamers from Sony's camp. A huge chunk. But nowhere near 80 million.
u also need to add a new generation of gamers that just werent around on the ps2 era... every gen millions of kids gets their first console.. the 360 did ok .. but sony lost that piece of the pie cuz of their own mistakes.. they came out with the ps3 a year later .. and the marketing was all wrong.. and the price was not competitive... i really cant give much merit to ms.. when with all those advantages they ended up in third place this gen.. it shouldve been a clean win for them.. anyway.. glad to see sony has learned from their mistakes.. and we can finally see this two companies launch their console at the same time. we will see who does better
Many people had multiple ps2s as well... Those things broke after a few years as well.
Again you are being foolish if you really think that units that were replaced or repaired under warranty count towards total units sold. Use your brain.
The 1 year head start and cheaper is what helped ms. I have heard countless times people saying that they got a 360 Cuz it was cheaper then ps3. They did good no doubt. Also they didn't take 80 mil from Sony. More like 30 mil from Sony, there were like 30 mil Xbox fans already from the first Xbox. Then you have the Wii that probably took more gamers from sony then ms.
So not one of those 80 million have a PS3 as well? None of them?
I bought a 360 first and then bought a PS3
Both Sony and Micro did really good this gen. It will be interesting to see how it goes next gen for both.
All 3 did well this gen people keep forgetting about the wiiu too. I hope all 3 do well again and looking at the games line up on all 3 I think they will. 100 million Wii's sold plus 80 million pa3 and 360s sold that a more in total than the total of last gen. People keep saying home and handheld consoles will die out but I don't think they will and over the next few years I see all 3 doing well again.
True that, Nintendo is always a major player. I wish Nintendo would go back to the system style of the N64 era (more powerful of course) with a similar controller design and game designs... Maybe that's just my nostalgia talking, but that was my favorite system I have ever had.
So you know, for a FACT, that those 80 million sales were ALL Sony sales, and not Nintendo's or Microsoft's? Yeah, sounds legit.
Means there are more gamers this gen than last. Market share shifted because market share is a percentage thing, but doesn't mean MS stole those gamers from Sony. I'm sure they got some from Sony, but you are stretching this news a bit to serve an agenda. Lets turn your argument around a bit. Nintendo sold over 100 million Wii units this gen. Does that mean they took all those buyers from MS with their original Xbox? Certainly not.
360 owners and PS3 owners are not mutually exclusive groups. A huge chunk of people own both. Besides which, units sold is only one part of the equation here. If you are interesting in measuring the performance of the companies for some reason then games and services sold are more important than units shipped or sold. If you are just interested in playing games then play games. Congratulations on doing the hobby right.
first of all Sony sold the same amount as of 2 weeks ago and also did it occur to you that some people have both or more consoles?
People will hate but that's a great number. Congrats to MS. Putting aside the problems. Like rrod (which MS fixed and made up for) and the lack of exclusives in the later years. I say this was a successful generation. I was a Sony fan with the ps1 and 2. But the 360 was $200 cheaper and came out first so I got that. I'm glad I owned a xbox 360. I played some great games. I was a big halo fan. And made a lot of friends. Good luck with the the Xbox one. With that said, I'll be enjoying my ps4 next gen, hopefully.
No doubt. Software and hardware sales have never been higher. Most people overlook that the whole industry has done well, with some peaks and valleys over the last 7 years. When the next, next gen rolls around, we'll look back at this gen and remember the good times much like we do for the prior gen now. I've played a lot of great games this gen, but still think that the PS2 gen had more memorable moments. Maybe I've just become more cynical with age though.
NOW we jump for joy over shipped? XD
Yeah!lol Back In 2012 PS3 reached 80.4 million. I bet the PS3 now is around 84-85 million. Congrats to MS for being in last place :P