Examining September's NPD results, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews finds that the Xbox 360 is in lockstep with Wii for best-selling platform of 2010 -- and on the software front, is outperforming all competition.
in The U.S is amazing! if they can sell 6.6M by years end in U.S it will defeat Wii by big margin , its only 10K behind now , next month 360 should take the crown in Americas / States!
Yeah, the 360 is going really strong right now even without a price drop. Kinect looks like it might be the driving force this Christmas to push 360s. It will be interesting to see this holiday season.
360 is dropping fast, too. I place a bet, it will be overtaken by the PS3 just before Kinect launches (and nobody will care - btw, happened in Europe already). But anyway, Kinect will push it for another 3 month. Like slim before, like Halo before. If at all, Move was the Wii killer. Not the big hype, but ate away the reason to have a Wii - I doubt it's the 360; which were replacements, and well, Halo (which did not much for the install base). The biggest impact/surprise/w/e is the Wii in spot #3 for quite a while now. Proof? Look at SW sales. 360HW number had 0 impact on SW sold (Halo would have sold that much no matter what). Overall, in fact, PS3 SW sales exceed 360 sales since 2 weeks now. How can that happen with a smaller install base and 360 "blazing" ahead, I might ask.
You're talking about the same PS3 that Sony wont release September sales figures for?! Sure fool, sure! *Rolls eyes*
xbox360 blazes ahead in 2010 in USA. World > US Ocean > Waterwell
US = #1 market Ask any of the 3 competitors and they will tell the US is the one they want most. Sorry dude!
Our blood is everywhere saving the world from Tyranny. Without us, even USSR would have fallen to Nazi Germany. If you don't like the fact that Xbox 360 is kickn a$$ and taking names fine, but don't be putting down the USA. Edit: The fact that it takes the rest of the whole world to even compete with Xbox Sales shows how important and how large the US market is.
@MorganX WTF Man? All that and you Americans - supposedly doing all the great stuff for the world - treat the REAL Americans (The Indians) like shit and take their homes and land from them. That's something to be proud of is it? Sounds like you don't know much about American history. Don't come on here saying how great America is when you obviously know nothing of your own past...... Back on topic - Xbox is American. Americans stick to their own. End of.
Software sale doesn't increase as soon as new hardware is sold, it takes time to build up. The Xbox 360 numbers are cold hard numbers that provided by NPD. It's the only console that has significantly increased their sale, while all the others competitors has decreased sale. PS3 had it's run with the price drop, exclusives all year and PS Move. Basically PS3 has used all it's gun and it's sales are in decline. The Wii has saturated it's market and it is so cheap that there really isn't much of a sales boost due to price cut! The only one with the last unknown is the Xbox 360 with Kinect.... With that said, not sure where you got your numbers from. Saying Halo: Reach would have sold that much no matter what and dismissing that anyone buying a console now is likely to want Halo: Reach. You know, one of the years biggest game of the year!
I am pretty sure Morganx was not alive during those times. Oh yeah, and wasn't it the Europeans who came over and conquered these lands.
The 360 the "blazes" ahead the competition.... in North America.lol, isnt there 2 more regions where i thought people bought gams also? I just thought there were..
@Scootakuh; Way to randomly bring in America’s history, which you are incredibly misled about. Educate yourself about Kennewick Man and maybe you’ll learn that this was never really the Indians land.
"then the analyst realized American doesn't make up the whole world, and that the PS3 has been shrinking the gap the 360 slim has had on it since it launched and is almost about to pass it up in sales again, and they took back their forecast."
before we get 800 more posts just to say US does not = the world, no one says it does, this is about NPD numbers, which means we dont need to keep mentioning the world. Also, dont kid yourselves, we know dam well that 360 is most likely killing in EU as well, I would certainly not be surprised if its outselling Wii and PS3 over there, we know it is in AU and UK for sure.
The US is the world's biggest video game market, so it's significant nonetheless.
The Xbox 360 is the best. That's why it's selling so well.
You really think that don't you?
Of course its all subjective, but theres PLENTY of legitimate reasons to suggest that 360 is a great console and thus its selling well....or do you actually believe consumers are all being "tricked" into buying so many 360's month after month this far into the 360 life cycle because they don't know any better. lol Nice analysis, 360 the numbers speak for themselves while reducing the shouts of the haters to nothing more than the irrevelant n4g gossip that no one with common sense listens to. I'm not sure what the numbers are for ps3, but I doubt they're bad either way I'm glad all the consoles have solid hardware sales but for those who make matter fact statements about who's outselling who in other regions, it would be nice if you provided links. JOY
I think even Nintendo has commented that they have over saturated their market. This is why they are beginning to release new systems starting with the 3DS next year. It would not surprise me if both the 360 and the PS3 outsell the Wii next year.
ps3 is already outselling wii quite nicely.
a link to support that claim?
Title needs to be adjusted to refer to this as Americas sales. This is not going to hold true when you factor in EMEA and APJ. However, despite that, this is pretty big news for MS and they should be proud of what they have accomplished with the 360. I've been an avid Xbox fan since the original. I do worry that perhaps they are losing some focus though. When the original Xbox released, it was more about gamer cred and being accepted as a viable member in platform sales. I think perhaps that success has caused MS to shift focus away from a Gamer's first mentality to just another business group. Decisions like lost developers, less focus on first party, Live restrictions, etc are contrary to the hunger that the Xbox division originally showed. In any event congrats MS, i fully expect that they will finish the year strong and hopefully they will come back to their roots in the near future. Edit: I shouldn't be surprised by the disagrees, though I'm not quite sure what there is to disagree about.
Yeah, another article that thinks the US is the only region worth mentioning. Meanwhile the 360 was behind worldwide the PS3 by 1.6 million units in the first six months of this year and even with the recent 360 spike with the price cut on old units - the PS3 isn't showing any signs of slowing down either. And then they play the software sales card - well of course it's software sales are strong versus the PS3 - it has 10 million more consoles in the US. I've got nothing against this article. It could very well be accurate... for the American market but worldwide it's a very, very different picture. They should really make that distinction in the title.
The SW sales card doesn't work either. MS has 2 or three block buster titles which this argument is based on. However, the reality is, without those titles, most sell on par with the PS3 - despite the (supposed to be) much higher install base (mainly in the USA). If this distance of about 8M units is correct, there would be no way, any PS3 title could actually outsell the 360 version (USA only). Yet again, happened with Castlevania (even though, I think this specific genre favors the PS3).
it's talking about the NPD numbers .... Why would it talk of anything else if it's talking about the NPD numbers.
And the fan boys say the 360 is dead. you have to give it to MS this gen they have pulled off what alot of people did not think was possible which was battle sony on a even ground for sales. Lets hope they keep it us as good sales on all the consoles keeps them all on top of there game.
So 360 is dominating in USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, and AU. And PS3 WAS dominating in Italy, france, Spain, and Japan. I think I read the Germans are split. Europe needs to learn how to count, so we can see how the sales REALLY are over there, getting sick of all the speculating.
I am amazed at how many of you post before reading, or should I just expect that now?
It's N4G, did you expect anything less?
Translation: bu bu bu the NA numbers not worldwide
oh yeah, and you read so good when the ps3 articles say, "PS3 outselling 360 worldwide."
Yes, I do read "good" when the article states Ps3>360 sales. I also tend to read well.
...the PS3 was closing the gap....BAM!, the 360 lays the smack down. Sony will finish this gen in 3rd place, no doubt. The day the next XBOX or Wii 2 launches, this generation is over ; dragging it out for another 5 years, like with the PS2, won't change the facts.
who cares if PS3 catches up in year 6...it lost this entire generation, has been treated like the step-child console receiving the poor version of games 95% of the time. Who cares if it catches up this late, which it won't.
@ The Xbox Empire Hmmm.......95% eh? Proof please? Enjoy your Kinect with all its shovelware games next year won't you? I'll stick to playing REAL games like LBP 2, GT5, Infamous 2, Resistance, Uncharted.... Oh that's not really fair is it? Let me balance it out a bit.... So you'll have Gears 3 and........oh, that's it? Yes there's little doubt PS3 will end up in third this gen but what a way to lose with the wealth of quality titles for now and the future, for a loser it's definitely not acting like one. That accolade would be reserved for the 360 I feel.
I totally agree, isnt it a bit late in the game to wish for this? Even if it did, with such a large install base for both, would it really matter?
Congrats to MS and all, but they're up by a couple million! when's the last time a console war was "won" by two or three million units?! thats so close that you can barely call it a "smackdown" lol. You watch too much wrestling.PS2 has survived due to success guy, the same way the 360, if it continues to sell, will be around for 5 more years.
Um...NO ; they're still behind by 5-6 million...and counting. Denial is not a river in Egypt. :o
I need to get my popcorn, because this is going to be interesting to watch. On a completely sane note, I'm glad to see the industry as a whole holding its own. It says a lot in this worldwide economy that people are spending their limited entertainment dollars on video games.
I'm thinking of selling my ps3 as I play my 360 more right now and the ps3 got GT5 delayed but good games are coming out next year, but not all them interest me. I just love how the 360 has the MP games and some exclusive, the online for arcade games and then online play. How you get gamerscore and with profiles and then your buddies have profiles and earn achievements like me or help me get achievements. The ps3 has trophies, but no profiles. I don't know but I think the 360 is going to survive, the ps3 ain't no threat and I don't see how.
Whoever wrote this article has a serious hard-on for the Xbox brand because the whole thing was written like some sort of analyst love letter to the console. It will be interesting to see what Kinect does but Fable 3 is not a major seller and it doesn't move hardware. Even still, the 360 has done great the last four months in America and the article shoudl be a bit more clear on that front because it implies that it is doing this on a global scale and it is not. And despite the fact that Sony and Nintendo didn't release their numbers themselves, I doubt they would have even if they had been in the top spot for the month. The only reason Greenberg released the Xbox data is because he likes to read/hear himself just like every other Microsoft exec in a position like that. If they had been at the bottom they still would have put out the numbers and spun them like they were made out of solid gold and diamonds. Shit got old three years ago.
Shit got old three years ago. Indeed, especially comments like yours.
I think that it is amazing that after 5 years this thing is stilling selling like it is even in the midst of competition from Sony an Nintendo. Sony has no reasons to drop their heads. They have come a long way from when the system first came out. You can argue the the US isn't the world but it is the largest market by far. It is the most important market in the world. M$ by hook or by crook seems to have a solid business plan that is paying off for them. I am not completely sold on Kinect but that thing is going to sell like crazy. It seems like something that the Japanese will be crazy about.
Microsoft knows why they are doing. And for all you butthurt ps3 fanboys who claim that sales dosn't matter. Why the hell are you even in here then?
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