Major Nelson has revealed the Xbox 360 hardware NPD numbers for October.
Really good news for MS
At first it sounded low, but then I looked at last year's number and PS3 sold 320k with a price drop and a redesign. Xbox 360 sold 325k. Not to shabby after all! I'm curios to how Sony and Nintendo did....
I dont think sony will be sharing thier number they went through a lot of trouble to have the NDP to stop posting them
"I dont think sony will be sharing thier number" This is probably true. "they went through a lot of trouble to have the NDP to stop posting them" This is not. Hopefully Pachter will do like he did last month and publish an article with all the hardware numbers.
Of course Nintendo bested everyone last year with a staggering 500k+ sales!
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Methinks Major Nelson needs to take a few geography classes.
in other news PS2 is still best selling console of 2010...in Africa worldwide the best selling is the Wii, followed by the PS3 the 360 is dead last, where it deserves to be for dumping its hardcore base in favor of infants and housewives
Can I see some links to prove what you are saying is true?
Not World wide. How can you call 360 best selling console 2010 when the other consoles are outselling it world wide.
Any links to prove this?
@gapecanpie Both Sony & MS released fiscal 2010 reports recently that were copy & pasted here just the other month. Google it people. It gets tiring posting "proof" every single time. http://www.playstationunive...
That prove nothing, I say that because for all we know the 360 could have easily sold a extra 4 million worldwide since then. Without current sale data for this present day, that link is pretty much irrelevant well at least to me anyway.
@ gapecanpie. Or current sales data could have it selling 43 consoles since then. We don't know, that's why the official numbers are the only relevant ones. Don't be obtuse. According to official data, even with the 360's price cut and launch of Halo Reach and the 360s, the Xbox was only managing roughly 100k over last year. The PS3 has outsold it by 2.3 million so far in the calendar year of 2010. These were the facts as of Sept 30th of this year. What's killing me about this whole line of thinking is that for months, 360 fans were looking at VGChartz and NPD numbers and crowing "The 360 is dominating! Nothing can slow it down! The 360S is jumping off the shelves! The PS3 is nowhere to be seen!" Then official numbers came out and even after the 360 launched the slim, launched Halo and cut the price they got beat for the quarter, badly. Now the same thing is happening. "Look at the NPD numbers! The 360 probably sold 4 million since then! It's unstoppable!" No, it's not. The PS3 has been eaten the 360's lunch head 2 head since it became available. It's outsold the 360 by roughly six million consoles after that first Christmas it was only available in Japan and North America - 2.3 million the first 9 months of this year alone. Talk about sales all you want - but at least take the time to research the actual data, and be realistic. The 360 has been outsold for so long - it's not going to suddenly reverse that trend overnight because it now has a new camera attachment which is selling similarly to Sony's motion control offering. I don't care which side of the console fence you sit on - try to stick to the facts.
Again... Ms is killing it.
The _only_ thing I hate about these articles is they make generalized statements when it only applies to the U.S. I'm not sure the 360 is the best selling this year, but they definitely are a strong contender. U.S.-wise, they've been the best seller for two years, IIRC.
im gonna get an xbox to see what you xbox gamers are babbling about,i have a ps3 n im lovin it,but i want to see what xbox is about @NewsForMe..guess im not getin an xbox anymore,il us use the money to pay off nex years ps3 exclusives
He mentioned that the 360 sold more year to date but not more for that month. So does that mean the PS3 outsold the 360? You know PR guys, they always twist it to make it sound more favourable for them. But even so a great month for the 360. Good momentum with kinect, black friday and christmas all to come
n4g: informing me that some people actually care about this shit when they don't work for the company or have stock in it.
US sale is 50% of the worldwide console market that Xbox 360 competes in.
Let them pretend Japan is more important...when even the UK alone is a bigger market lol.
Ignoring the Japanese sales makes no sense. Fact is, the sold numbers DO contribute to the worldwide total. The companies certainly take Japan into account, or MS would never have spent the money it did to try and improve the 360's install base in Japan. Xbox fanboys may not like the fact that the 360's poor performance in Japan is a factor in the narrowing gap between the PS3 and 360 worldwide, but ignoring the truth won't make it go away.
Well when the US numbers have PS3 and X360 less than a million apart for the year, but PS3 a couple million ahead in Japan, then yeah, Japan is pretty important. You guys seem to keep forgetting Japan cancels out any lead Xbox get in the US and then some. Even US and UK combined give PS3 more with Japan added in. Then theres just the rest of Europe, uhm anyone know who they favour?
even if the US is 50% of the market it does not mean the ps3 doesn't get decent sales there the problem for the 360 is the PS3 gets decent sales from all regions while the 360....doesn't
Yeah, the world doesn't matter that is why PS3 beats it in the world wide scale. See the logic in their typical american minds?
Of course. We Americans are so stupid and ignorant.
That is very true. Japan overall is now third, it still contributes significant number of console sales and is definitely not a market to ignore. Thanks to the Japanese market, the lead for the Xbox 360 is narrowed significantly. Primarily because the Xbox 360 does so bad there that you must almost give MS credit for sticking with Japan! That said, the US + UK probably accounts for 2/3 (if not more) of the worldwide market share.
I'm not put off by it. The PS3 may be in third by US NPD data, but sad facts are, the PS3 needs to sell a hell of allot more in the US to counter the hammering it takes in Asian territories.
What are you talking about?
The hammering it takes? That is why PS3 is more known there, right? That is why PS3 sells more in EU/Japan/Asia. What a boy.
Umm, I think he/she meant to say "360 needs to sell a hell of allot more in the US to counter the hammering it takes in Asian territories" Common sense guys...
Only In America. we all know that the numbers have shrunk for the 360, the lead has gotten smaller and smaller.
Yeah you just go on believing that. The fact that everyone is missing is how many customers MS has stole from Sony and Nintendo and grows! BIG holiday for MS this year! It's ok, 2011 is the year of the PS3!!!! Wait, maybe 2013. No, 2015. Never mind.
Most of the comments here marked for trolling are not trolling at all. Saying 360 continues to outsell PS3 in the US is trolling on N4G...ok.
not that I am the one that marked it trolling, but there are no ps3 numbers mentioned. So any mention of one thing out selling another is purely speculative
NA we know that 360 dominates that market just like how Sony and Wii dominates Japan's market. Little do you people know, is that neither Japan or North America are the largest gaming market. It's EU, and Sony is outselling the 360 over there heavily. Too bad we don't know what Sony's numbers were for October. 325k in October (4 weeks) Divide 325/4 = 81.2k a week. Good job Microsoft but like it said, we don't know Sony's numbers.
360 is outselling the wii in the US and UK this year. Never taught this would happen.
these numbers should not be a surprise
the year isn't over...december is where the real fight is. Wii sold 3.8 million last december in the US alone.
UK doesn't make up the entirety of the EU market. Sony is outselling it in Japan along with the rest of EU(besides UK). You do the numbers. Oh and if you haven't seen it yet, Japan is more interested in Gran Turismo 5 than Kinect.
Wow what happened here lol. Fanboys have gone crazy.
apparently these marketing major fanboys have 'invested' their rage on this page
It's that time of the month for the console warriors. They get to celebrate their side's victory over the evil rival manufacturers. Pathetic, isn't it?
A lot of the comments that are considered trolling arn't even trolling. IDK whats going on, mods seem confused about their own rules.
well, they did release a redesign, its to be expected. Can they keep it up next year with so little Exclusives coming out is the real question? Also, wonder what PS3 sold for Oct.
I think November numbers for the 360 will be pretty high, lots of people seem to be picking up the Kinect bundle.
sale numbers wud be fun to see
NPD now = useless Why even say anything if they arent going to show any numbers? Why wouldnt they show the numbers they have?
I can't help but feel, with these numbers, the industry is drying up of intelligent consumers who want quality hardware.
Why isnt there a site that shows ww installed base? Is it that hard? It would put alot of this back and forth to rest, maybe.
Great for MS and the 360. It's like they had this master plan for the second half of 2010 and it's working flawlessly. Xbox 360S Halo Reach Kinect Holidays It's like one big sales boost after another.
a lot of ppl must be confused around here, for so many ppl to say that npd isnt the world. like, duh! who would of thought that the 360 would still be ahead of the ps3. congrats to micro. im still not going to pay extra for live though, sorry micro my ps3 does it for free. i know that is off topic but im still pissed that they did that. i just hope im not the only one sending that message with my wallet..
What is ur gamer tag?
wanted in bpt 360 wanted_in_bpt ps3 dont have one for my wii never played an online game with it i still have a gold account but i already put the call in and cancled. i was paying a month with my card, i think i have like 2 weeks left then back to silver or is it free?! @maxcer i cought that too
Yeah and 5 million people support Sarah Pallin by watching her ridiculous reality TV show and even more would vote for her as president! A large number of Americans support doesn't mean that something is good, or in this case the best buy.
According to the disagrees my post was misunderstood, idiots.
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