Greenberg: Xbox 360 outsells PS3 333K to 277K, Mass Effect 2 does 572K units in just 6 days

Aaron Greenberg: Great NPD Jan results to kick-off 2010: Xbox 360 outsells PS3 333K to 277K, Mass Effect 2 does 572K units in just 6 days!

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blue7xx72747d ago

No wonder he was excited for the NPD results. Good to see Mass Effect 2 is doing good.

GreenRingOfLife2747d ago

Its good to see Xbox 360 still staying strong and maintaining a good lead in front of ps3

Blaze9292747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

wooow a whole whopping 50,000 units...

Amazing numbers for Mass Effect 2 though.

sak5002747d ago

wow congrats MS on keeping the console alive after all the doom stories from last year. Looks like 2010 is begining with a bang for 360. Hope the reign continues throughout 2010.

green2747d ago

In terms of the HD console race, Microsoft has got the US locked down.

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LordMarius2747d ago

Hey Greenberg can I have the Wii numbers as well, haha

frankymv2747d ago

The guy will be canned when the 720 launches

BulletToothtony2747d ago

bu bu but the sales are more important than good video games..

I'm tired of this silly mentality.. that's like saying that just because there is more Big Macs sold than steak dinners that Big Macs are better..

Spend money on games not on DLC nor silly PRs, enough is enough

Carl14122747d ago

Pretty expected really.

What's this...This second time the 360 has outsold the PS3 since last September? ;)

Homicide2747d ago

Very nice for 360 and Mass Effect 2.

Today has been a great day for Microsoft, the Xbox 360 ecosystem, 360 gamers and fanboys.

baum2747d ago

"The 'Mass Effect' Effect "


mugoldeneagle032747d ago

Are obvious when you launch an exclusive AAA title, so Microsoft should be happy. Sony will be just as happy when FFXIII (in Japan), GOW3 & GT5 all launch and I'm willing to bet the gap will be a bit larger than 56k...But good numbers to start the year off for MS. Next up Feb & March for Sony.

I'm still interested to see how FF13 sales will play out in the US.

JokesOnYou2747d ago

According to n4g folks I heard once sony cut the price that the 360 would never outsell the ps3 again in the US...hell remember how they used to say 360 should be outselling the wii at that price, ps3's only barrier was being so much more expensive. Yet the wii still dominates them both even while the price gap has closed considerably.


SilentNegotiator2747d ago

The 360 sees a slight lead for once and Greenberg is back out of his cave. Shocker.

Shadow Flare2747d ago

America is the only place microsoft are really safe to talk about sales without looking stupid. They daren't mention europe because ps3 has outsold them there despite launching 18 months later and always being at a higher price point. And they can't talk about japan because they're still struggling to keep their head above ps2 sales every week. Every week in japan, its the battle of the dvd9 consoles. So america is the only place microsoft can feel safe discussing without looking stupid. And they'll portray it as the only territory you really need to win. lol. There's a bigger territory out there aaron. Its called earth, and you're last in 2 out of 3 of its main territories

IdleLeeSiuLung2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

This proves that it is just not the price gap alone. The PS3 has:

a) better value
b) better reliability
c) more featured technology: wifi, blu-ray
d) exclusive games
e) recent price cut
f) recent re-design
g) more marketing than ever

I mean everything is in Sony's boat, but they just can't beat the 360. I wonder what it is, because from the outset it seems like the PS3 should sell like hotcakes.

The 360 just had the dryest year in games, no price cut and they removed the intermediary SKU (which happens to be their most popular one). So what gives?

doG_beLIEfs2747d ago

Why is it 360 fans and employees think NPD is all that matters? I just do not get it. And some wonder why we Americans are considered so arrogant.

NPD=World in the eyes of MS and her fans.

It is good that the 360 is doing well in NA, but don't get all uppitty over good sales in one region when there are three regions that report sales.

Both consoles are over 30M install bases, so IMO at this point a small lead of 4-6M consoles is irrelevant.

Both consoles will continue to pump out good games for years to come.

And I will say it again, Aaron Greenberg you are a douche bag of douche bags.

ABizzel12747d ago

And yet the PS3 still outsold the 360 by over 100k unites Worldwide. Aaron why result to one terorrity when there are 3 you should be looking at.

Moving on from MS ignorance, I though Mass Effect did more than that, but still good numbers for US only.

presto7172747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Doesn't the ps3 outsell the 360 by that much every week in Japan? Even with mass effect 2 (which is full of all types of awesomeness), I dont think 50k is that impressive.

SnuggleBandit2747d ago

Would ya look at that, Greenberg crawled out from under his rock when the 360 outsold the ps3 in one surprising! This kind of crap is why he's so effing annoying!

Shadow Flare2747d ago

Yeah, I do find it funny that he touts a 50k sales difference on ps3, when that difference is wiped out with just 2 weeks of japanese ps3 sales

+ the next 2 weeks of japanese ps3 sales and europe's monthly sales = ps3 outselling 360 worldwide yet again

crck2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

I think the sale results have more to do with just about every retailer selling 360's under retail or throwing in $25 and $50 gift certs with every purchase then it does with Mass Effect 2. But hey if MS can afford it good for them I guess.

FlipMode2747d ago

These consoles are so even its not even funny.

zane_78492747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Not sure if anyone else's area is like mine but in the store I work at we have been virtually sold out of PS3's and to a lesser extent Wii's since early January. I think they exhausted their supply around Christmas, not entirely sure they were expecting that big of boost in demand.

That stacked with Mass Effect 2's Release, and people replacing dead units explains the numbers a bit to me. But I'm an Xbox pessimist more than an optimist...the two dead ones I've gone through have not really put me in their cheer squad.

RememberThe3572747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

I'm trying to understand your concept of "beating the 360" but it just it's making sense. The PS3 is consistently outselling the 360 worldwide, but since the 360 beats the PS3 in the US the PS3 is all of a sudden not outselling the 360 anymore? So now we all just forget about he rest of the world and look solely at the US? Because Sony and MS only make money in the US and everywhere else they just do it for charity, right? I'm sorry but your logic does not work, maybe next time...

@zane_7849: That's a good point. I just finished Mass Effect 2 and the entire time I was playing I kept getting disk read errors. Luckily BioWare put a TON of auto-saves in the game so it didn't hurt my progress too bad. But now with Metro 2033, Conviction, and others coming out I'm not sure how long this thing will last. I might just upgrade to a new 360 with HDMI because Component looks like crap.

Graphics2747d ago

Im 1 of the 333k 360 that were sold, I finally bought one so I can save money and just DL all multiplat games since developers obviously don't care about ps3 owners. Also sales could of increased because of the new firmware out for 360 that makes you undetectable if ur drive is hacked, so i bet all those people who had a banned 360 when and bought a new one cause of the new firmware that was released mid Jan.

gaffyh2747d ago

As I said a few weeks ago, Mass Effect 2 did shift a few more units, but it's not the huge system seller that everyone seemed to think it would be. Great sales for ME2 though, glad that more people bought it than the last one.

s8anicslayer2747d ago

Why are you glad to see that? Microsoft slipping you money under the table?

starchild2747d ago

A couple of things. First of all, the fanboys that claimed Mass Effect 2 wouldn't help move any 360s were clearly wrong.

Second, North America is the largest market, so if the PS3 can't outsell the 360 even this recently after the slim and price drop it really says something. The 360 also sells more in the UK, which is one of the other largest markets. Even with the PS3's greater sales in Japan and some European countries it is going to have to outsell the 360 by an even more massive amount in those regions if it is going to have any hope of catching up.

Finally, of course Greenberg is going to tout these numbers. It's his job.


Yea my fellow brothers are right, ME2 is a system seller!

Natal will be a system seller!

Halo Reach is going to be a system record breaker seller!

R.I.P ps3.

If lucky, Heavy Buttons, will button you guys back up!

Saaking2747d ago

Yet in WW sales the PS3 continues to outsell the 360. We all know NA is the 360's homeland and it's gonna be real tough for the PS3 to beat it.

Dread2747d ago

can anyone of u sony fans provide a single reliable link that shows that world wide sales for playstation3 are larger than 360.

please. because u sure act like it is a fact.

evilmonkey5012747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Go figure.Sales for this game are so high because ,really, there's nothing else out there for the xbox/pc exclusives.Im sure the next article I read tomorrow will say: "Mass effect 2 conspiracy; melting your xboxes and starting house fires". btw: its a great game. I'm currently playing it on my pc, but I'm positive that this game will see the ps3 anyhow, considering they've already discovered ps3 code in the pc and xbox versions...there goes 1 of 3 exclusives the box gets this year...btw why did Microsoft can all their in house first party developers? Don't they realize exclusives sell systems and NOT TIMED EXCLUSIVE CONTENT? IF A DEVELOPER "BURNS" ME WITH THAT, GUESS WHAT...? I DONT BUY IT.EVER.

@ ABOVE:WHO CARES. We all know where the games are at and its not the wii or xbox.Go buy a ps3 already.Its ok to own both.

Dev8 ing2747d ago

Mass Effect 2 didn't move consoles the the Elite had a $50 price cut: