Xbox 360 recently enjoyed biggest sales week ever

Microsoft has revealed that its Xbox 360 recently achieved its biggest sales week ever, no small part thanks to the September price drops which lowered the price of the Xbox 360 Arcade to £129.99.

"To date, we have sold 7 million consoles in Europe and recently enjoyed our biggest sales week ever," said Neil Thompson, senior regional director, Northern Europe, Entertainment & Devices Division, Microsoft Corporation.

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boodybandit3250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

this isn't going to end well.
Another PR piece to fan the flames.

Fishy Fingers3250d ago

Well we've already had the numbers submitted, and countless break downs of those numbers, hopefully people have got it out of their system already, until next month of course. Sales figures are some what interesting, but I don't see what the big fuss is all about. I don't remember people getting excited over the SNES sales figures or how many games the Mega Drive sold in X weeks.

SRU96003250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

Some people are having a lot of trouble accepting the fact that Sony's days of console dominance are over.

The Xbox 360 will continue to dominate over the PS3.
That's just the way things worked out this gen. Maybe next gen the Playstation brand will come out on top. Maybe not.

Until then, get used to 3rd place. : )

ultimolu3250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

And somehow, three consoles can't coexist.

I don't know what's your beef with Sony and the PS3 but that's plain ignorance on your part.

Grow up.

Disagrees? I love them. You know why? They make me smile.

TheColbertinator3250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )


What do the agrees make you do? :D


Excellent point

ultimolu3250d ago

They still make me smile because at least someone with a good mind agrees with my statement. I don't wish the 360 to die out. I wish that Microsoft would make a more reliable model so I can pick one up. I support the PS3 mostly but they did do a good job with this console at least.

I mean it so no 360 fanboys gang up on me for this.

kewlkat0073250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

Sony dominated the market since PS1 and have created some of the worst Fanboy Monsters I've seen, and even worst than Nintendo and SEGA days. Of course, they have sold over the most Consoles EVER(PS1/PS2), so when you think about it, that's a lot of hardcore faithful "Sony" gamers.

That's part of the problem..."UN-RELUCTANT TO FACE REALITY" let alone accept it.

Hey I've had all "Sony" consoles, all "Nintendo" consoles, all "SEGA" consoles and all "Microsoft" consoles. I have all current consoles this gen and I'll admit I used to be a hardcore "Nintendo" guy but I had all the SEGA consoles still and enjoyed many games. Sega 16-bit and "Dreamcast" were my favs.

You can read all my post, I do enjoy my Xbox 360 more from a preference POV because I got it first and have more games for it but that is debatable with Pros and Cons. I like the competition this GEN and see the benefits while some fanboys with the FUD/SMEAR/HATE/DOWNPLAY "goggles" on, can't understand, we will get better products because of it.

Plus, remember when have we ever had 3 Strong Brands on the market selling successfully?

I know some hate it..well it's not going anywhere if the success continues. Embrace the consoles but who am I kiddin, this is N4G after all.


nycredude3250d ago

That's part of the problem..."UN-RELUCTANT TO FACE REALITY" let alone accept it.

Dude you wrote a lot of stuff but most of it is BS. I am a hardcore Sony fan but you know what? I could care less about Sony not dominating! As a matter of fact I like it this way cause now they are forced, with stiff competition to step up their game, which i have no doubt they are and will be doing.

Most of these quotes you provided are posted by fanboys and not Sony themselves so all you hate towards Sony just prove yourself to be a fanboy:

"This this be Sony's year"
"Sony will take 2007"
"Sony will take 2008"
"Insert game here" will spell an end to MS"
"Yes the countless, Wait till, this and wait till that" From games(you name them) to HOME.

You should take your own advice and just embrace the fact that all consoles are here to stay and they can coexist.

Elven63250d ago

I believe Sony exces had gone on record saying this was supposed to be the year of the PS3, regarding next year I believe only the fanboys talked, not Sony.

gaffyh3250d ago

@above - nobody said that "Year of PS3" means PS3 sells more, for all we know that meant that there would be fantastic exclusive games out for PS3 in 2008, and there have been (and still a few to come for some regions). In that respect 2008 was the "Year of the PS3" and judging from next years lineup (compared to 360/Wii's) it looks like that will be the "Year of the PS3" as well.

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Anon19743250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

That MS Gaming Division somehow trumps Sony's gaming division? Um...reality just called and it says that PS2 and PS3 games still routinely break into the top 10 in sales, over and over again. Microsoft fanboys like to pretend that the PS2's market dominance simply ended when the 360 came out. Here's a news flash. It didn't. Sony's games division still brings in 4 billion (that's billion with a "B") more every year than Microsoft. They did last fiscal year. They did this fiscal year.

Here's another reality that seems to be ignored. 360 sales growth has slowed and has now reversed. Of course the 360 saw a boost from their price-cut..but again...guess what? Sales for Sept, Oct and now it's looking for Nov this year are actually down 35% from last year at this same time. If you look at the sales charts and accelerate the present rate of growth - the PS3 still looks set to catch the 360 in worldwide sales next year. Will it happen? I don't know, but that's certainly what the data seems to suggest from the present course.

To me it doesn't matter. I'm loving Gears 2 and Fable 2 and once I'm done and trade them in I can't wait to sink my teeth into LBP, Fallout 3 and COD-WOW. These fanboy console wars just make me shake my head how so many can ignore so much data, blinded as they are by their own console preference (or how the PS2's continued success is by and large ignored in these debates, as are the waves the Wii is making)

jaysquared3250d ago

I think you should care about the sales figure because of Sony's financial trouble. The PS3 was made and was expected to continue the dominance Sony had in the console market and if it doesn't continue you might not see the PS4. So all the Sony fans better start putting their money together and start advertising the PS3 and games since Sony doesn't have the money to do so.

cmrbe3250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

with most of you xbox fans here is that you guys don't look at trends and factors that are and will come into play in this console war.

@ SRU9600 : Say that again when the PS3 gets to 199 or even 299 price point and the majority of proven PS franchise like GT,GOW,Jak etc arrives.

What you people seem to not get is the fact that Sony has been competing with MS and Nin for the last 2 years with

1. A significatly higer price point.
2. With mostly new untested IP's like Uncharted, HS, LBP, R1, Lair up against Nin and MS heavy weights like Mario,Super Smash Bro,Zelda and Halo,NG,Fable and now Gears 2 for MS.My point is most of the proven franchise from Nin and MS are already out unlike Sony.
3. Generally negative media perception of the PS3.

Dispite all of this. The PS3 still managed to outsold the x360 since launch with Sales increasing from year to year while the x360 have seen decrease in sales from year to year despite all the advantages it has from the beginning which they are still currently enjoying. To put it plainly, The PS3 at its weakest has been competing with the Wii and x360 at their prime but still manged to do well and even outselling the x360 since launch.

@Kewllkat. Despite what you may think. Most PS fans are not in denial. Here is how it is. If the PS3 is at an affordable price point say 199 and most of PS franchise are out like GT,GOW,KZ2,Jak,Sly etc but it still not able to dominate like they use to in the PS2 era. I will then agree with your statement. The truth is its too early to call. Don't you guys remember what it was like last gen initially?.

You guys talk like the console war is already over when its far from over. Perhaps for MS but for Sony there is still another 70% of last gen gamers that haven't migrated to current gen yet.

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cherrypie3250d ago

Its not a PR piece as such, its just sales data.

And, Xbox 360 has sold its highest week to date.

cmrbe3250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

Are you saying that the PS3 will never reach 199 and games like GOW3 and GT5 will never come out and out?.

Its inventible just like how the x360 reached 199 this year and Halo 3 came out last year as well as NG2, Fable 2 and Gears 2 this year.

I don't understand why this is hard to understand. You guys just seems to focus on the current state of the console war while PS fans generally look at the general outlook of the whole console war and i think that is where we are not undestanding each other.

Are PS fans suppose to blantly overlook the fact that most of proven PS games will be released in the future and the PS3 will reach 199 in the future just so that we don't talk about the future?.

Thats like saying we should concede defeat in a basketball game in the first 1/4 even though MJ will only start playing in the 2nd 1/4 for our team.

Put it this way. If the roles are reversed. I will never tell x360 fans to face facts or their console is done for with the knowledege that the x360 is still double the price of the PS3 and most of the xbox proven franchise haven't been released yet i.e i know for a fact that the best is yet to come for the x360 as it still has alot of cards to play.

I will wait until most if not all cards are played or at least 70% of last gen gamers have migrated before i would say something in that effect. I am just saying you guys are jumping the gun way too early.

cherrypie3250d ago

nycredude Claim:
"That's part of the problem..."UN-RELUCTANT TO FACE REALITY" let alone accept it."

then, darkride66 (who has 8 bubbles on N4G... for saying stuff like):
"360 sales growth has slowed"

In the comment section of a story that tells him:
"Xbox 360 recently enjoyed biggest sales week ever"

This entire website needs to realign itself and FACE REALITY. People who are willing (darkride66 for example) to say ridiculous things in praise of Sony are rewarded. Bullcrap stories from kombo, blorge, gamespot and other "non-news" sites that fabricate FUD against MS or Xbox 360 are on the front page daily (because of the trolling "lol!" like and others). And, actual game news gets left to die because it doesnt fit the "pro-sony, anti-MS" agenda.

N4G is living in a fantasy world all it's own. Want to understand it? Lookup "cognitive dissonance".

mint royale3250d ago

let darkride chat his bullsh1t. Everyone knows his numbers are just made up. 360 sales are up, of course they are they've cut the price and finally reached a mass consumer price after not dropping the price in the first 2 years. Well done MS you've put in alot of effort and now you are getting your rewards by winning this holiday season in terms of sales.

This is good for the market, now sony will have to respond.

Traveler3250d ago


You hardcore PS3 supporters are really fond of saying things like "just wait until the PS3 is down to $199" or "just wait until 'X' game comes out", but what you guys don't seem to understand is that the 360 is not just going to be sitting still waiting for the PS3 to do all these great things. It's going to be doing its own great things: it's going to have its own great games and added features and price cuts.

How long until the PS3's price can be cut in half to reach the $199 price point? I would say it is going to be a while. Even if they drop the price a full hundred dollars sometime next year, the 360 is still $100 dollars cheaper. Not to mention that by the time the PS3 reaches $250, the 360 could be selling for $150. There is obviously going to be a price war and the 360 has the advantage there since it is cheaper to make.

The 360 is ahead by around 7 million consoles. For the PS3 to catch up by the end of the generation it would have to outsell the 360 by more than 2 million consoles each year. And so far they aren't coming close to reaching that goal. In fact, it looks more and more likely that the 360 will have outsold the PS3 worldwide again this year.

So far, the 360 has gained a lot of market share for the Xbox brand, while the PS3 has lost a lot of market share. Last generation the PS2 owned about 75% of the market, but this generation the PS3 owns about 22% of the market. That is a significant decrease in market share.

The 360 is doing great and has gained a lot of market share this generation and that fact seems to bother a lot of hardcore Playstation fans, who can't seem to accept that Sony now has legitimate competition in the core gaming market.

cmrbe3250d ago

Once a console reaches mass market price that when it will sell the most. 199 it is. Even if you go lower it won't have the same effect as say dropping from 299 to 199. If price is really a big factor as you are suggesting. Why isnt the x360 selling like the wii then?.

I didn't say MS won't do anything but what i am saying is that MS don't have that many cards left to play unlike Sony. What else does MS have in terms of SW?. Alan Wake, Huxley, KI3?. How do these games compare to GT and GOW3 anlone?.

Since when did the gap between the PS3 and x360 get to 7 million lol!. I am telling you. There is no way on earth the x360 just suddenly outsold the PS3 by 2 million in the last couple of months.

As for Marketshare. You are so wrong on so many levels. The console market includes the PSP,DS,WII,PS2,PS3,x360 in which case Sony is still ahead.

But if you meant the current gen console market then answer this question.Was the PS3 expected to sell 35 million console overnight to gain 70% of the current gen (10 million for x360 in late 2006, 0 for the wii)?.Come on man be logical. Even wii with how well its doing hasen't managed to reach 35 million in 2 years.

It took Sony 9 years to gain 70% of last gen market with the PS2 and yet you expect them to them to do it with the PS3 in 2 years?. get real.

If you meant current gen with just the wii,x360 and PS3 then that means we exclude the PS2 altogether. In that case everyone starts from scratch with 0 x360 in 2005, 0 PS3 in 2006 and 0 wii in 2006 as well. In this case. MS actually lost market share of "Current gen" because they had the current gen market all to themselves before the wii and PS3 launch in 2006.

Rhoic3250d ago

If you honestly think the PS3 will hit $199 before the PS4 is released, then I pity you.. Not to mention, if the PS3 hits $199 and the XBOX 360 is cheaper to make than the PS3, wouldn't that mean that people could buy a 360 for $120? Here's the thing.. XBOX 'fanboys' know more about gaming than SONY Fanboys.. and do you know why? Because the majority of xbox fanboys WERE SONY fanboys and wanted to see new things. Not to mention that most of the xbox 'fanboy's I've seen on here have stated they've owned all sega, nintendo, sony, and MS consoles.

"Oh XBOX fanboys don't know anything about gaming." Yet Microsoft was in gaming since Windows was released to the public.

cmrbe3249d ago

Once consoles reach affordable or mass market price the price difference between them become less important to consumers. For example. It would make a hell alot of a difference for consumers if say the x360 is at 299 with the PS3 at 399 than if the x360 is at 120 with the PS3 at 199. Value in this case will come to the fore as both are then affordable as price and costing is not that big of a deal.

Your arguments are totally whacked as well. The majority of x360 fans are PS fans?. The xbox had a userbase of about 25 million which is no longer supported unlike the PS2. In 3 years with all the advantages that the x360 had over the PS3 its now just about to reach the 25 million mark of the original xbox. This suggest the majority of x360 fans are xbox fans unless you think most of the 25 milion xbox fans switched to the PS3 or wii.

Look guys. I honestly came here to argue and discuss but obviously you guys just sprout out arguments without any basis.

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Hellsvacancy3250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

People are buyin your console because its cheap as chips, This dude i know from work said to me last night that his 13 son REALLY wants a Ps3 but my then told me that he cant afford it and is thinkin about buyin him a 360 because its sooo cheap

My point bein for the next few months the 360 will hav major spikes in sales especially over christmas but how long do u think its gonna last, Ms hav already stated that this will b the last price cut for a long while

As soon as the Ps3 gets a price cut Ms will be crying

I never celebrate until i know i hav Won

Jok3r3250d ago

I ´ve heard that claim EVERY SINGLE TIME a Major PS3 game will launch...
-Uncharted "Uhh that game is GONNA make Xbox 360 bye bye
Did it..? No!
-MGS 4, the same there
-LBP, yup same thing there too!

Fishy Fingers3250d ago

Fans of all formats spurt equal claims, let's not be naive enough to think otherwise.

Captain Tuttle3250d ago

At least here on N4G. Sony fans have dominated this place for quite awhile now. I've seen very little "Gears 2 is going to kill off the PS3!" talk.

It's all good though. I come here for the news and the occasional civilized discussion. Everything else is just comic relief.

Bucky Sligo3250d ago

The Xbox360 is priced the same now as the PS2 and look how the PS2 is going.

kewlkat0073250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

"This this be Sony's year"
"Sony will take 2007"
"Sony will take 2008"
"Insert game here" will spell an end to MS"
"Yes the countless, Wait till, this and wait till that" From games(you name them) to HOME.

I agree you have people on both sides of the isle whether provoked or not I never did see Gear of War 2 will spell Doom and gloom or this game and that game. I just do not think MS or some of it's fans are that desperate as other will make you believe on here.

From what I see there is a lot of "Wait till this Happen" with the PS3..since it's debut.

green3250d ago

And the best of them all goes to "Little big Planet will embarass xbox live".

prowiew3250d ago

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The term is most commonly associated with adolescent and teenage males but can be applicable to any age or sex, and is mostly applied by others as a derogatory label.


Cryos3250d ago

I completely agree fishy, and bubbles to you for saying so.

Captain Tuttle, while it may be true that PS3 fans are "dominating" the site, you have to look at the big picture. Go back to June of '07 and try to remember the 360 fans comments and even the "articles" that popped up then. EVERYTHING seemed to be anti-PS3, whether it was Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD, No Games, or High Price Point.

The bottom line is this, it does come from every side, and usually, only when 1 particular side is winning over another. PS3 fans were quiet then, and I believe the chatter now is a sort of "retaliation"

Captain Tuttle3250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

But it wasn't right back then and it's not right now. And there does seem to be a tendency for the rabid Sony fans to proclaim every big title as "the one that will win the war". Just going by what I read here.

Like I said though, I get almost as much laughs here as I do news. I keep coming back in spite of myself.

Halo crazeee3250d ago

yes the comments by the sony fans may be for retaliation, but I agree that theyve been proclaiming that every AAA game that has come out or will come out will end the Xbox 360, yet it hasnt happened. So they still have to look at the big picture and that is that the ps3 is still behind the Xbox 360 in sales worldwide and install base.

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Xi3250d ago

Microsoft has already won in their eyes, but the war they're fighting isn't the same as the one that fanboys are thinking of.

Microsoft has won in the sense that they've deveoped a larger name recognition, they have become profitable and have surpassed the install base of the original xbox. In all accounts they've won their war. (specially the profitable part)

It's not like the imaginary war on N4G where the weapons are sales and review scores, graphic comparisons, where the loser will become the successor of the dreamcast.

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mirroredderorrim3250d ago

Biggest week ever with their lowest price ever.

Who'da thunk it!?

Bucky Sligo3250d ago

Tell that to the people claiming the price cut had no effect.

Firstkn1ghT3250d ago

The 360 is picking up some serious steam right at the biggest time of the year.

dirtrider3250d ago

i agree with both of your posts. first off yea micro is building some sales at a very critical time. i think for all the consoles this holiday they all will do well, and the ps3 sales may surprise some when its all said and done. and to captain- a lot of "contributors" on n4g would rather ignore the huge problem of the sony fans on here rather then do something about it. i like it when the sony faithful say well over a year ago it was opposite on here! thats a lot of BS. i was here then and not once did i act/post the rhetoric that they do. i also didnt break the rules of n4g like they do, and abuse the comment system like they have for some time- and neither did the xbox fanboys in those for the rest of my comment. i will say micro needs all the sales it can gain this holiday, because i do think 2009 will be a great year for ps3.

Anon19743250d ago

...the 360 isn't really picking up steam. Look at last year's worldwide figures. Since the price cut...Sept and Oct sales are down 35% from last year - Nov sales are break even. Wouldn't you think with games like COD5, Gears 2 and Fable 2, and a price cut that 360 sales would be up, not down over 3 months?

Tiberium3250d ago

that's because a little game called halo 3 came out in september. Even the wii couldn't outsell the 360 sep. 07.

that still doesn't explain why there has to be mandatory installs just to get the ps3 games up to speed with 360 games.even their exclusives require installs (mgs4).

Anon19743250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

Hardware sales last year stayed pretty much the same before Halo's launch to after Halo's launch. Look at Sept hardware sales. Halo 3 hits Sept 27, look at October hardware sales post launch. A difference of about 50,000 consoles worldwide, that's it. Either way, it's only one game. This time around Gears 2, Fable 2, Fallout 3 and COD-WOW all hit at the same time and you're telling me that shouldn't move 360 consoles? Well it's not compared to last year. What do you make of that?

likedamaster3250d ago (Edited 3250d ago )

Darkride won't be content till someone spews something negative about the 360. Nothing positive should be said and NOOOO celebration toward the 360's success or else! LOL. Be the bigger man, when a 360fanboy trolls your ps3 posts don't come back and do the same.

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