Microsoft just officially announced that their current generation home console, the Xbox 360, has now sold 41.7 million units.
Wow that's huge.
It certainly is. And the Xbox 360 desevres all the credit it is getting.
the Xbox 360, has now sold 41.7 million units. Xbox 360 Lifetime Sales Reach 42 Million how the hell did that happen so they sold on average 666,666 units a month since april 23 2010
@vsr so you wouldn't count the PS3 slims replacements then on total PS3 sales...? Troll harder
I wouldn't say that the 360 deserves all the credit so much as XBL. I think the hardware has been some of the worst out there for gaming. But, I do see that 4.5 million distance between the PS3 and 360 going right back up to 6 million by November. Sony really does need to plan for this Holiday season.
@cgood november second gran turismo 5 and if they do a price cut i mean come on the ps3 has been keeping up with the 360 in terms of sells even after microsoft launched the xbox 360 250 gig and before then it was ahead of the 360 not to mention the ps3 sales are from three months ago and 360s sales are from this week i still see sony achieving there 15 million console sales this year
@nickjkl September 14th: Halo: Reach Both reach and GT5 will sell a ton but in my uneducated opinion, people who are or were going to buy the PS3 slim mostly already have. Even if GT5 comes bundled with the PS3 slim, I think that most people will be buying the stand alone game because they already have the PS3 slim. Again, in my uneducated opinion, MS has done a good job by releasing Reach not to long after the 360S release, giving a lot of people a reason to pick up Reach bundled with the new 360. I own both a fat PS3 and an old 360 and I am chomping at the bit to get the new 360S for obvious hardware reasons. ON the other hand, I am very confident in my launch PS3 and feel a lot less of a necessity to upgrade to the slim. That's just my 2 cents. With that said, I am looking forward to both GT5 and Reach. Edit: I really think it will be while before they cut the PS3 slim price. Didn't they just announce that they were making a profit?
Some credit for achieving 40 million units, but I wanna see them duplicate it with their 3rd system. I don't give full credit for one offs, we all know nintendo has done this 3x in their history with home consoles, and sony is about to do it for the 3rd time too in theirs. I measure full success of game companies when they've achieve their goals on more then one occasion. Anywhere good for M$ now maybe they can use some money to create 1st, 2nd pty studios, or purchase some talent.
I love how sales are important to 360 fanboys when numbers like this come out yeat week in. week out when Sony beats MS in sales worldwide the fanboys all of a sudden change their tune and are either not around, pretend US is the only place on earth or that sales are not important. Back on topic though MS has done good this generation and although they probably won't beat Sony in the long run they have made their mark on the gaming world and they will forever go down in history for that and it will help them in future endeavours. So well done MS you deserve a pat on the back even if you did buy your way into the gaming world.
yeah hmmm vhero, are you thinking straight? When we stop to consider the cost of ps3 to SOny thus far, at $5 billion lost, we need to acknowledge that it is in fact SOny that did "buy itself into the gaming world" In fact, the loss of $5 billion means that Sony bought its way into consumer's homes via the ps3 at a cost of $140 per console. Think about that. Sony has made zero money on the ps3. Instead they made a loss on every ps3 in every home, just to be a part of this gen. Again, think about it. Sony literally spent $140 of their shareholder's and creditor's money for the privilege of having their console in your home. Don't reply. Just think about it. Did Sony buy their way into the gaming world this gen?
We all got some BEASTLY powerful hardware at a great price :) But I agree, Sony really did seem to buy their way into the market this gen
You may be right but I don't beleive it's anywhere near 5 billion, I'll need some evidence to back up that claim but IT DOESN'T MATTER as if it were the case that they had suffered such a monumental loss their work to save it are outstanding wheras where do you place your darling 360 when they as you've said churned out record numbers this year...and whats your point with all this? I think your point is and has always been to be a thorn in peoples backsides, out of all these companies and their multitude of big mistakes you always seem to land on Sony and more specifically the PS3 so no matter how much you try to weave you fanboyism into nice little fact sheets, the fact remains that you sir are a troll.
@ vhero I wish you $ony fanboys would make up your minds on sales too. All of you flip flop about sales. Sales do matter when the PS3 is ahead.. oh wait, no they don't now because M$ won this month. Same goes for the M$ fanboys. Play games, not sales.
Xbox 360 Champion.
Except for the fact it's behind the PS2 PSP Wii DS in lifetime sales all of which are still being sold... but as side from that it is Champion. Yeah it is but Sony aren't complaining with the PS2 and PSP selling 200 million units. Where's the Kin on the list... more people have bought a piece of the moon than the Kin, I'm not even kidding. Oh yeah... that's right I forgot you play sales. I play games. I'm sorry I don't remember taking you Jaded, stupid opinions seriously... of that's right I don't. Oh nooo you said something negative about me let me file this under not an issue. Oh look a gamer talking about games on NEWS FOR GAMERS... call the police. Aw did I upset the trolly wolly? I'm going to be nice and give you a bubble.. the red one with the minus symbol right?
Hey, lol, where is the Ps3 on that list? Behind the 360? Oh, I'm sorry, dumb ass. I didn't realize this was an article about games. Oh wait, it's not. Get out. This very article and its discussions are about sales. I'm telling you to get out because obviously the fact that you don't give a shit about sales raises the question as to why the fuck you're here in the first place. I presented the fact that the Ps3 is behind the Xbox360 in sales (relevant fact) and you then went on a tangent about how ''OMG I PLAEY GAEMZ NOT SAELZ''. Like that even contributes to our discussion.
bravo xbox360 and more bravo xbox360 slim , love this consol.
Who cares? I know i dont.
*facepalms, spits in your face, then kicks you in the nuts* If you didn't care, you wouldn't be here. Sorry, but it's the truth :P
And that is coming from a guy whose name is CrAnKiTuP. It's the internet, YouR'E NoT iN ThE HooD. See what I did there ? :)
Good job rounding up for the title. How am I supposed to take you seriously if you can't even make the number in the title match the number in the description uner it??
if you can't even spell "under" um "uner' wtf is that may I ask Jesus?
yay, microsoft is selling consoles. I assume all of us that are happy about this are glad we bought stock from this company cause other wise this wouldn't benefit us at all............
I don't give two shits about sales since I don't own stock in any of the big 3, or their developers.
Why does 41.7 become 42 for their headline?
How many xbox dead by RROD?
well acording sources 54% of all 360 have rrods failure... :/ http://www.joystiq.com/2009... on [email protected] great sales for 360 but release of GT5 will surpasses this sales... mark my words.
SquareTrade's report stated only 16.4% suffered RROD (how accurate that is, I do not know, and 16.4% is still VERY high. Not good. But nowhere near as high as the 54% claim that was being thrown around) http://squaretradebuyerblog... Who you choose to believe is up to you... I don't know if we will ever know the real numbers :(
if 54% have died (that article doesn't state just RROD) imagine how many of those 42 million were bought as replacements? I reckon a few million as I bought 2 as replacements myself (owned 3 in total only the 3rd RROD on me and swore never to get another 360)
But how many of that 54% were replaced for free? Every person I know that had the RROD had theirs replaced at no charge. Everyone is making the assumption that that entire 54% went and re-bought a console. I'm not making excuses because MS is shit for releasing faulty hardware, but making assumptions on the re-sell numbers gets us no where, unless there is some kind of attainable figure. As far as I know there isn't.
but you have to realise I've own 10 360's since launch and only one PS3. lol
Real numbers come up, for once. A member, who clearly only has a PS3 makes a fanboyish comment. Everyone press agree. Cause it's the truth on N4G - right? :P
really youve owned 10 360's? wow 10 360's you must be a big idiot who would be dumb enough to re buy a faulty 360 let alone 10 of them
Well I like my 360 even more than you like yours. And I've owned 20 360s since launch. I'd like to see you top that!
owning a dozen ps3, not sure I think I saw it on Youtube lol
Your dedication but if that was me I would have stopped at 2. After that said company and its faulty hardward can go kiss my ass.
I've got a bridge I wanna sell you real cheap.
According to engadget xbox 360 failure rates are at 25% Even if microsoft fixed a great deal of broken xbox 360, the number of straight replacements which are included in those shipping figures, would still come to millions. You can comfortably wipe 5 million off that figure.
Also, there are 25 million live accounts. That is surely some indication of install base
so about 12 millions players online. Not so much considering 42 mills. sold consoles
I do not think there is really 10-12M people paying to play online, honestly.
http://www.gamasutra.com/vi... So much better.
Agree. For those who read the article. It's more detailed. For the trolls, who aint reading it through, it's worse. They see that the gaming division didn't make any money = epic fail, without reading why.
on another news , microsft sold 170 million windows license in a year. To all the people who think X360 division is getting microsftg more money. The windows cost them nothing but a blanc DVD beside total development cost of windows of course and then they don't have to give a damn about getting RROD , just a dedicated team for updates and stuff. While in X360 , the total cost is the hardware itself plus the initial development costs of the platform which include the reasearch budgets and stuff. Then comes the warranty service , replace or repair broken X360s and that cost again hardware and work force. You see!
I don't blame you but I blame N4G
This can't be true since it's coming from M$. I only believe in Sonys numbers. Imo opinion the PS3 is at 43 million.
Only 43 million? Slackers.
Good to see the industry growing and expanding even more. And congrats to Microsoft for actually competing this gen.
Wonder how many of these 'LOL RROD FAULTY XBOX' people bought an iphone4?
you fail to compare the same failure rates
Indeed, all iphone4s are faulty by design. Only most 360s were :)
Proud owner of one of these noisy box since september 2007. ^^
I have given up on that lousy since 2009 lol
Damn, I can't even say good job 360 in a 360 article. -_- The sony fanboys are goin to war with this article lol. Anyways, good job 360 :]
Lol, you say you cant do it. Then you go on to complete your task...
of those supposed 42 million consoles are actually working units used to play games, as opposed to used to stop the door or elevate the bed?
times does the same question need to be asked in one thread? A little redundant at this point, don't ya think?
I doubt PS3 will beat 360 sales this gen. It's a shame too b/c PS3 offers so much more for your dollars. PS3 gamers win though because they get the best games. This gen it seems the greater the sales the worse the console. Wii #1 - worst games 360 #2 - great games PS3 #3.- more great games than other 2. The core is truly dying - casuals will dominate gaming.
MCV: Question marks are being asked about Microsoft's claim that Xbox 360 console sold over 10m units in North America in 2009. That number comes from a Microsoft statement released in the wake of NPD's December and 2009 report which reads: "In 2009 US Xbox 360 console sales topped 10m units, with more than 1.3m sold in December, contributing to a worldwide Xbox 360 install base of 39m." However, eagle-eyed MCV readers have pointed out that this number seems very much at odds with NPDs own numbers. (Industry, Xbox 360) This was on N4G at the beginning of 2010 or google it.
Nice numbers, but they may be inflated. (somewhat) Example - many people I know whom had the RROD just went and bought a new 360 instead of contacting MS, waiting for a shipping label, sending it out, waiting for them to fix it, and mail it back
360 repair takes what? 2 weeks max? And besides, the 360's attatch rate is huge so even if there are only 10million owners, they still buy alot of games.
I can't believe I got disagrees. I thought N4G was a PS3 fanboy site. :(
that agree waz me!
First of all you PS trolls, you must realize that the RROD percentage is rumored to be between 30-50%, its not fact... Second the first year 360's were made, only around 7 million were made and sold. So if we take 30-50% of the 7 million we get around 3-4 million RROD'd. Thats alot of non broken Xbox 360's, keep on hating the guys who ahead of you.
Good job MS! Now give us more exclusive core games!
Thanks for making Sony way less complacent, and for getting them to step up their a-game! PS3 is frickin amazing because of you!
by early 2011 Also has the biggest hardcore game lineup by far, more than PC+PS3+Wii combined actually