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Xbox 360 Sales Figures Update and Forecast

Microsoft released today an update to retail Xbox 360 sales figures and forecast for the current fiscal year. By holiday 2006, Microsoft expects to ship in excess of 10 million Xbox 360 consoles along with a library of 160 games. And by the end of their fiscal year in June, 2007, between 13-15 million consoles worldwide are forecasted to ship.

Microsoft also provide some updated info on peripherals and game sales. Based on this month's NPD data, the industry standard for tracking US momentum and market share, Microsoft states:

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The Real Deal3695d ago

By holiday 2006, Microsoft expects to ship in excess of 10 million Xbox 360 consoles along with a library of 160 games.

Xbox 360’s accessory attach rate held steady for the fourth consecutive month at 2.9 accessory units sold per console.

Xbox 360’s software attach rose this month to 4.6 games per console. This surge continues to show the depth and breadth of Xbox 360’s video game library.

Xbox 360 had 4 of the 10 top selling titles across consoles:
“NCAA Football 2007” (EA)
“Prey” (Take 2)
“Chromehounds” (Sega)
“Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II” (EA)

The 360 has gotten off to a fantastic start. Breaking all kinds of records. Fastest to 5 million consoles sold at 400 dollars a pop. The highest games to console attatch ratio in history. And the highest accessory to console attatch ratio in historty. Gamers rejoice. And by May 2007 they will have shipped 13 to 15 million consoles. WOW.

ACE3695d ago

its look very rosey in the 360 camp i must say :).....

oh whats that noise oh no its the sony droids watch out !!!!!

STFU XBOX U SCARED3694d ago

Yea they can ship 10 to 15 million consoles but it doesn't mean they can sell them, also the only reason the console broke records was because it launched worldwide, no other console did that i don't think so in reality it was actually lame, just wait untill PS3 then you will see records!

pRo loGic II3695d ago

They better come out with the new colors for the 360. lol

BoneMagnus3695d ago (Edited 3695d ago )

This is good news for ALL gamers- whether you own/want a 360 or not. It shows the industry is doing well - people want to play new and better games. The more we have the big three busting their balls to earn our gaming dollar, the better consoles hardware and games we'll have!

Shadow Flare3694d ago

See that's what i thought aswell. But i remember on this site some articles a few months back, some stupid analysts said the industry was in decline.

Yeah right, this bunch of consoles is the best ever and its gonna appeal to so many more people what with the much broader range of console types

JIN KAZAMA3694d ago

" By holiday 2006, Microsoft expects to ship in excess of 10 million"
Not sell, but SHIP. I am not trying to start anything, but thats what it says. I hope you gyus dont think sell.

BoneMagnus3694d ago

...for the heads up, but I read it right the first time ;)

It will be interesting to see how the 360 does this holiday - they should be sitting on store shelves - ready and waiting, while the PS3s and Wiis will be long since gone. Last November, there were people passing on a 360 to wait for the PS3, and now those people will not have long to wait if they can't land one at launch, AND it will be a known commodity - meaning we'll know what it and the games are actually like.

I not foolish, so I won't make predictions except to say that I think the extremists on both sides are wrong. I believe all three consoles offer so much - and a different enough experience - that they will all do pretty well. Ooops! I guess I just made a prediction...does this make me a fool??? Awww...crap...

Jay da 2KBalla3694d ago

Of course it doesnt say sell. They are going to ship 10 million consoles by the end of 2006. Whether or not they are all sold we will see. But most likely i think they will. Also if 360 games are so crappy why does it have such an unprecedented high attach rate of both accessories and games.

Note to sony fanboys- Unprecedented in this case means that they are the first to do it meaning that sonys consoles atttach rate have never been as high neither has nintendo.

TheMART3694d ago

Well, 5 million sold by the end of June, that was in about 7 months, it was well over 700.000 units a month average world wide sales.

There are more countries coming on the list were it sells and sales are getting into higher gear. I expect sales of about 1 million units world wide from July and on. That would give 10 million at the end of this year. And I guess when Gears of War is out and Sony fans see that game at their friends place and have to wait and wait for Killzone 2 that only showed CGI I guess they could easily think: "Well I can have this now in realtime, or I can wait for something I don't know will ever appear"

And furthermore:

"Xbox 360’s accessory attach rate held steady for the fourth consecutive month at 2.9 accessory units sold per console. At nine months into the lifecycle, Xbox 360 is still setting a record with the highest accessory attach rate of a console launch in the US.

Xbox 360’s software attach rose this month to 4.6 games per console. This surge continues to show the depth and breadth of Xbox 360’s video game library. "

That really is something. 360 owners are spending money big time. This has never been seen before! PS2/Gamecube had an attach rate of 1.9 game per unit sold. Original XBOX had 2.4 attach rate in games.

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