Xbox 360 sales grew 38 percent during Microsoft's first-quarter 2011 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, 2010.
*Ground shakes* http://www.youtube.com/watc... *grabs cover*
You know, nobody is saying kinect won't sell. Most are just saying that device and its games blow which even the 360 faithful won't completely deny.
Actually.. they originally said it wouldn't sell and that people would be stupid to buy it.
Then when they realized it will sell, they changed their excuse to "what about returns".
i am a 360 faithful and i wont deny that the first few games of ANY product release are nowhere near the quality of ones released later on. It was that way since the 2600 it was that was with the PS3. Good games but easily surpassed with time and hard work. I can see the first batch of kinect games as simple interactive entertainment to tempt the taste buds. They have to at least demonstrate the basic principles of what the device can do. We all know there will be better games to come not to mention potential uses for the interface.
Testerg yeah but most of those people who thought Kinect wouldn't sell thought Move wouldn't either ( I fall in that catigory) Even when Move showcased amazing games everyone thought both motion device would fail now in sales both will be successful in games, only time will tell (though Move already has a promising line up) Kinect might be like the PS3 launch, not many good games but time will only tell. @below It was both, i seem to remember the same thing for Move Near Move Launch a bunch of people said it would Flop in sales and still do Same thing is happening here truth is Kinect is going to end up selling Move has great sales, people on this site just can't except that. Really Move sales flop died out once they showed the games for it, Kinect sales flop is being mostly generated on this site from the Lag it has, rail gaming, and casual launch games. The average person who doesn't knwo shit about gaming sites or spend their time on one doesn't know these things. The other day i saw a guy at best buy watching a Kinect video, i am sure he is going to buy it you can see just from his face that he was drawn in. Kinect isn't aimed at us Hardcore gamers, that is why it fails to us so far until proven. Kinect target Market currently =/= Hardcore gamers Kinect currently = family/casual people Don't believe that? just look at MS advertisement for it, Family, friends and a bunch of people all grouped up together having fun while running, jumping, ect..
Really? I seem to remember many people predicting Kinect would be a massive sales flop.
Dont you like how everytime there'S postive news about an xbox game or product the article is filled with Xbox haters bashing people around? a few articles ago it was the Fable 3 doing great numbers on day 1 story now it's the xbox 360 sale boost.
not sure why you guys are talking about kinect. Kinect has not been released yet. MS is reporting 38% increased sales of the 360 WITHOUT kinect. If you read their powerpoint presentation, they forecast a further 30% increase in console sales for next quarter, wth Kinect (slide 16 of the powerpoint earnings release) http://www.microsoft.com/in... To add to the good news, MS is reporting a sizeable profit in its EADD (360 division) of $382 Million, for the last quarter. This is undeniably an astoundingly good outcome, considering Kinect development and promotional costs are likely already factored into this figure, in the form of increased 'cost of goods sold'. http://www.microsoft.com/in... Some of the hardcore Sony fanboys on here were like: "Herp derp the 360 is in decline" weeeell, I guess that has turned out to be a fallacy, huh?
Take a look at Amazon for example. The Kinect 250 Gig Bundle is already outselling all consoles by any manufacturer. I can't wait untill after the 1st week of Kinect release to read the nonsense you guys come up with.
Man see how 360 is doing good n kinect hasn't even been out...
Wtf is up with all the stupid things I keep reading here
Seriously when kinect over sells I want to see what ppl will say
All folks who bought it e blond or babies or wtf they can think off llool how pathetic n sad
Actually, we always knew it was going to sell well because we knew MS would put a lot of money into advertising. We just didn't know it was going to be 500 mil worth of advertsing. You could sell my fieces with that money... Bottom line is we're saying kinect is going to sell because MS are going to stick it in EVERYONE'S faces, NOT because it's a revolutionary piece of hardware with awesome games.
"Xbox 360 Sales Jump 38 Percent"
...and darkride head explodes
Leading up to these earnings I was guessing the 360 would do somewhere between 2.5 and 3 million. The combination of price cuts and the 360s was a huge catalyst to kick 360 sales into motion again. I always maintained this and was expecting an excellent quarter from Microsoft. What surprised me is Sony's figures. I thought Sony might move about the same as Microsoft. Compared to last year when the PS3 cut the price and launched the slim I thought there was no way the PS3 could match that. I was wrong. What? You just think I bash the 360 at every opportunity? Nothing could be further from the truth. I love my 360. Still playing through Halo Reach and can't wait to get my hands on Fable 3 when I've got some time, as my posting history shows. You just choose to see what you want to see.
whats with the video?
Reported him for spam. He's looking for hits on his video, probably.
I think you have to give MS credit at least in America, they're simply out hustling Sony. Every year they always have some really good strategies to sell consoles, whether we like how they do it or not, they get it done.
DK, remember this comment: http://n4g.com/news/608710/... How about the facts now that the real numbers are out, not vgchartz and the PS3 has been wiping the EMEA floor with the 360?
the halo effect
That halo reach was not a system seller, that everybody that wanted halo already had an x360.
Where was the halo effect reasoning then?
I thought ODST sales meant that Halo popularity was waning. Halo Reach opening was the biggest opening for an exclusive title ever. . .ever! And that is not gonna change, never, not even if there's a fire!!
There is that reasoning that if x game is coming, then people who want that game will have either pre-purchased the console to play it or buy it at the time. We could also use GT5 as an example. There has been plenty of time and incentives for those interested in buying the game to get a unit. It will be interesting if that game sells systems or just sells copies. I am on the list for a copy as are a few of my friends. We already have the system.
The only people who though Halo Reach would not sell consoles are those hardcore fanboys. Of COURSE the 360's flagship title (the game that literally made the xbox) would sell consoles! And I'm also willing to bet that Kinect will sell very well. Point is, it's crap (Kinect).
These guys are right, though. It wasn't just a few people saying that. It was pervasive. I can't tell you how many times I saw people saying that Halo Reach wouldn't help move any consoles.
Once again, how many fanboys waited for Reach after Halo 3 and ODST to get a 360? Not many.
At least 50ml by year end then.
About 47m maybe but I doubt 50m.
Not 47 million more like 52 million.
47 million is about right. 50 million is possible, but unlikely.
.... Why am I not surprised?
Now you're not suprised anymore? Make up your mind
Hmmm.. No, I said "Colour me not surprised" but wanted to make it sound more clearer to the reader. :)
Caught red-handed at it's finest lol
Interesting since microsoft are a software company. Its cool how their hardware market they are weak on that front so its not wonder why their hardware aka xbox360 will sell so good. Imagine if they had tvs,phones,and other peripherals.
dont give them ideas...you saw kins lifspan...
we would all be doomed thx good gaming consoles arent essentials to live our lives
I dare you to make less sense
Its funny how you Sony fanboys read every 360 article, there doing something you cant get enough of obviously.
I love my PS3, wouldnt trade it for anything. i have no intentions of ever buying another 360. That doesnt mean that I dont like some of the games on the 360. I read lots of the articles on all of the systems and I bet you read the PS3 articles as well seeing as your obviously a 360 fanboy
There's so many people complaining about "Sony fanboys", when in reality, there haven't been many "Sony fanboy" posts prior to this reply. I think most bots like imagining things...
It's funny how you think everyone is a Sony fanboy. Stop generalizing. It makes you sound like a fanboy as well. I'm not surprised by Microsoft's sales, after all the U.S is their strongest territory.
It only gets more epic. I'm glad the xbox is getting the recognition it deserves.
*Looks at wat634's avatar* All that money and still a $6.00 haircut.
They managed to get this far and no matter how they did it, they did it. Lets see if they can maintain the momentum going forward like Sony did. Overall its great to see neck and neck competition between Sony and Microsoft.
sony results come out
uummm.... when they go up 38%? i kid i kid... im sure it will be out soon.. dont wanna get restricted again and that wasnt my disagree..
Congrats to any company in these times thats doing good. Especially an american company. But you sucka-azz fanboys don't see it that way.
38% of 100 maybe EDIT: I got a few disagrees so I must be wrong. I guess it's 38% of 0.
go back to planet vegeta, vegeta.
LOL @ THE EDIT
No, it's 38% of over 9000.
Ps3 fanboys can't even let us have this good news.Get ready Hide Yo Bubbles hide yo wife ,Hide yo husband,Hide the under aged Boy and or girl you've bin cheating on over the husband /wife you just hid.even hide yo opinion on how you like the xbox 360 cause them ps3 fanboys is coming to rape every inch of us
I take it you only own a 360 then?
Well my fat ps3 broke due to abuse by me not giving it breaks so i own all this gen handhelds that's all dsi psp psp go regular ds.and i own a wii and a 360 getting my new ps3 for Christmas why am i getting disagrees retards that's what happened
wanted_in_bpt ps3 tag wanted in bpt 360 tag no tag for my wii, but i have the black one.. send me an invite... just remind me that its you,just say its that fool from n4g.. aww man iramo you bought the psp no go? man, that sucks... psp 3000 star wars version for me till psp2..
congrats to microsoft healthy sales make for healthy competition which only means gd news for gamers
360 is going to own the holiday
I'm sorry Jason but you can't play sales. Why don't you worry about the games and let Microsoft worry about the sales?
Yeah and what was there to play on the PS3 this year? Very liitle. A couple good exclusives like GOW3 and HEavy Rain and then a bunch of mostly inferior versions of multiplatform games. Yet you have the audacity to act like the 360 is the one that doesnt have anything to play. You ps3 trolls are just delusional and sad, sad, sad.
Listen to the delusionals all satin 360 fans can't play sales wait till ps3 has a spike it sill all change looooool
Halo reach is selllinngggggg
Fable 3 is selllinnnnggg
360S is selllinng
windows 7 is sellinnng
Windows phone 7 is ready selllinnng ps I got the hd7 =D
kinect will nuke sales
U see MS those guys R gonnna make moneeeyyyyy
What a company funny how they think they R a dying brand ha!
Thats what the people who come in last say. Where are your games? Thats right thier still in the future.
how would you define last? oh let me guess the sales chartz again right? i define last on a personal level by the games that i like on a particular system or platform. the ps3 is first to me in the games that i like and prefer to play. i could give a rat's ass about the damn sales.when you buy a new game at gamestop or whatever, do you tell the cleck how much this game is gonna sale?
yeah, some ps3bros talk about sales out of their ass too, but at the end of the day we talk about what matters the most - the games man. has Microsoft brainwashed you so much that you actually care about numbers like you work for them? you are not a real gamer to me Jason 360. not at all. gamers don't talk about no damn sales like they are a stockholder or something.
quality over quantity my friend remember those wise words.
sales dont determine position in fun percentage unless you work at microsoft.
@Hanako Oh if only that were true. The sad reality is that ps3 fanboys are the first to talk up sales as soon as they are in sony's favor. Last gen was no different. The ps2 fanboys were mad with sales lust and constantly rubbed it in everybody else's faces. The only reason ps3 fanboys pretend not to care about sales now is because the ps3 is in last place. The truth is that all of this crap is pointless: the sales, the exclusives comparisons, the my-console-is-better-than-your s crap -- in the end none of it matters. Consoles are just devices that allow us to play games, which are supposed to be about having fun. I find good stuff to play on all of my consoles so owning all of them is justified in my opinion. I get sucked into this insane fanboy nonsense, but I really shouldn't.
Now only if MS could get a Kinect supported sales game... Then they'd be on to something.
...at how much MS has achieved over the past decade. They gained a foothold with the original Xbox and with the 360 they have established themselves as a real contender in the gaming console stakes. I must admit that if MS didn't have such deep pockets that the pre-slim 360 probably would have sent them into backruptcy.
Although I no longer play my 360 (have not done so in over 2 years now) I dont wish for a minute that they were not around. Regardless of what fanboys think competition is a great thing.
Speaking of fanboys, its what gaming could do without. For some reason they think they can influence the purchasing habits of those with a brain. I wish they would either grow up or shut up.
couldn't agree more well said
I thought with the PS3 price cut to match the 360, and the PS3 being a bluray player it was gonna take over, what happened?
LOL I know right.