Aaron Greenberg has just confirmed via twitter that 360 is #1 selling console according to NPD 6th month in a row with 1.4 million units, Xbox 50% of total current gen spend.
damn thats a lot of units sold in 1 month
I'm pretty sure they are saying they sold 1.4 in 6 months. "With a total of 1.4 million consoles sold within six months" *Edit - maybe it is true, they predicted about 1 million. That just seems nuts!
no thats not right at all, what he said was the 360 has been the number 1 console for 6 months in a row, 1.4 million this month selling more than wii and ps3 (tho we have no idea by how much yet)
So they sold about 300,000 in October and 1.4 million in November? If that is true, that is quite remarkable. *Edit - not sure how people are disagreeing with this...NPD numbers are 325k in October a little over 3 million total for the year. That means they sold about 5 months worth of consoles in one month. *Edit 2 - I guess people are disagreeing that it's remarkable?
Doesn't the Wii still have the biggest market share even in the US? And isn't install base more important than hardware sales? Don’t you guys find it strange no 3rd party publisher is interested in this "increase"? its only AG talking it up.
greenberg gives the haters nightmares lol
Why would so many people buy it? That's what I want to know. Just because it's cheap? Because of Live? I'm not trying to troll (classic line, I know), I'm honestly curious. Is it because they're aiming at a more casual audience now? It seems like people interested in games would be moving toward the PS3's 2011 lineup instead.
I love that pic. see what those circles are doing? spinnnning! just like he is! always bragging about US sales only while ignoring the rest of the world, where the statements he makes are nowhere near true. I can see the day ps3 passes up 360 in total worldwide sales... "Aaron Greenburg: "NPD results prove 360 maintains a strong lead over PS3."
Trolling?! For what? Pointing out that it seems odd for a company to use third party stats? Mentioning that there are major inconsistencies in their sales records? Ridiculous. It's completely related to the story and a good point. Someone is too sensitive or else someone is too mod happy.
fat boy, he is right if it's true :( I'm waiting for total market sales numbers.
FUCKING INSANE HOLYL SHIT I CANT IMAGINE WHAT DECEMBER WILL BE LIKE!
i knw right 1.4 million in 1 FREAKIN MONTH..WOW! they just schooled sony
Considering nintendo has been schooling ms and sony on sales for about 4 yrs that really isn't saying much is it. So how many 360 exclusives are you looking forward to this yr, ms can "school" sony on sales in only 1 continent anytime. I like it better that sony is raping the 360 when comes to the number of exclusives this yr and the yr after that one ect. But hey you enjoy those sales and gears and halo(maybe) and rare kinect avatar clothes, i'll enjoy a nice variety of games in 2011.
Glad you are happy. The only problem as I see it is; the Xbox 360 has no good exclusive games.
Damn those are crazy numbers, Kinect truly is a system seller just wait till a 360 with Kinect reaches the magic $199 mark there will be chaos. Hopefully MS can ship enough 360s for December, they seems to be constantly selling out in the US.
*Puts flame shield on* Okay...not to bad not to bad
It's not "too" bad. Look up "to" vs "too".
The one who disagreed really doesn't know how to spell.
Grats to Microsoft, Kinect has brought in a ton of new customers it seems.
Who can stand, Microsoft? Who?
Better question, why do you dislike them?
I'd like to know this too. I'm typing up this post on Windows 7 64, and I love it. Never understood the Microsoft hate.
1.4 million sold in 6 months isn't too good I am guessing they are talking about the American market only. In which case, that is pretty much expected.
@braane... You need to read it again. Its the 6th month in a row the 360 has been the #1 console in the NPD's and it sold 1.4million in November. Edit: LOL... I got a disagree? Classic N4G! Excuse me for helping sort out someone's incorrect reading.
"With a total of 1.4 million consoles sold within six months" Maybe I need to go back to the school of interpretation?
Although. You could be correct... "Xbox 360 #1 selling console according to NPD 6th month in a row with 1.4 million units, Xbox 50% of total current gen spend." and obviously 1.4 million consoles over 6 months would be a bit of a disappointment I would guess, not something to brag about. You could be right.
Braane, I know that this info is from the "dreaded" VGchartz, but just last week in America, the 360 sold 600,000 units. I know people here hate VGchartz, but there is no other weekly reporting. http://www.vgchartz.com/wee...
There is no weekly sampling. VGcharts does not sample enough retailers to be credible. They are making guesstimates on an insignificant amount of retailers making their numbers pure guess work. As for Xbox selling over a million consoles for November, this happens for all three manufacturers for the holidays. November and December make up a huge chunk of annual sales every year. -Death
@braane, not your fault mate. The site that reported this twisted the English. They added the sold "within" part. The actual tweet is: Here is the tweet: aarongreenberg - Aaron Greenberg Xbox 360 #1 selling console according to NPD 6th month in a row with 1.4 million units, Xbox 50% of total current gen spend.
No hard feelings lol. I saw that and felt kind of dumb.
none taken...have bubble. :)
You need to read the tweet from Aaron he said Xbox 360 is once again the #1 selling console 6 times in a row with 1.4 million sold in the US in november. The site doesn't explain it well. Anyways I'm not suprised COD Black Ops released this month and so did Kinect so I'm sure that helped.
exactly.. but also whys everyone so hyped that its sold more in the US for the 6th month in a row.. but at the same time lost in worldwide sales for the 6th month in a row?.. its a tonne of consoles yes fair play to them :) but it seems like people are kind of overhyping it :L plus a boost was to be expected with black ops + kinect as you mentioned
Sales at this point in teh game dont matter anymore, both consoles will get most of each others good games.
I'm guessin' he got a boner when he wrote that.
Cool story bro
hey look!! the same story for the last 6 months!! 1. 360 selling the most in america 2. Ps3 fanboys saying "well it isnt global sales!!" 3. Ps3 fanboys using exclusives as ammo to prove some point 4. lack of 360 exclusives not slowing sales or gaining for Ps3 it is true, the Ps3 has the best exclusives (cant wait for UC3!!!), but that isnt gaining ground in america like it should. Ps3 should be BLOWING the 360 outta the water in sales. but it's not :/
Not enough ads?
Obviously, Sony does not have an extra 500 mil laying around to advertise laggy tech to misinformed soccer moms that have no idea that they have to buy Xbox live in order to realize the full potential of the console.
Ehh no, the last 6 months have gone like this... 1.NPD will come out and show 360 is ahead by 100k 2.360 Fanboys will proclaim that the PS3 is doomed. 3.Japan numbers nullify the 100k 4.Europe numbers put PS3 over the top and shrink the gap for another month. Rinse and repeat in 30 days time.
That my friend, is due to Kinect (I'm not really your friend, I don't think I've ever replied to you)... The casuals are like ZOMG I don't need a controller so my 3 year old won't eat it (yes, some one on a news report says that...). I have seen Kinect on countless news reports as it been labled as the best innovation since sliced bread, and the casuals lap it up without knowing anything else about it. With the amount of news reports and a current affairs shows I've seen it on its no wonder why its not just selling the hardware but the 360 itself. On the other hand; as GAMERS we care about GAMES and not sales. Do we get satisfaction out of seeing our favourite console win another month; no. We get satisfaction with the announcement of things like Uncharted 3 and the release of a good game. In the end we should all be focusing on the games... and not the sales.
how is saying "but not in global sales?" not a valid point?.. and how should it be blowing the 360 out of the water in sales in the US where the 360 has its biggest market? lol..
i love video games!! :)
but i play video games and i'm not a stock holder.
i think we all play video games if you are on n4g. just sayin..
Considering there are more comments it seems on sales articles than strictly game articles, i have to wonder at times. Attention certain dumbass americans, just because we think our region is the most important for gaming doesn't mean it actually is. And sorry but till ms or sony start hitting wii sales figure, neither console numbers is especially noteworthy, good numbers but not worth breaking out the champagne over. Now quality and games are a different subject entirely.
Okay everyone is doing good especially Sony :) you know why? Ps2,PS3,PSP,Move,PSN,Blu-Ray and Sony game studios X-box 360,Kinect and live Wii,Wiistore and ds
Wow impressive, here I thought kinect sucks. Well I still think it does but good job MS good job.
Strong sales indeed. Congrats to MS! Now, how about acquiring some studios to produce exclusives for all those consoles? [email protected] What's the problem? Congratulating MS on strong sales, or suggesting they invest some money in acquiring studios, which its gaming division really needs? Fanboy fools.
How come nobody is bringing up the fact that this beast-mode fellow joined just a day ago? He PM'd me saying, "I'm back bitch!" He's a multi-account fanboy, and everyone knows it, but the PS3 fanboys and even the PS3 fans don't want to say anything because he is, in a very douchey, annoying manner, saying exactly what they want to say. And he still has three bubbles. Just like me. Check my comment history and see if I've been trolling. I've been marked as being off-topic because I called out another multi-account fanboy. Why does this site uphold fanboyism? Why are you guys allowing pricks in here? How come the moderators are not doing anything to stop this? If this article were about PS3 sales success, would the PS3 fans be lambasting it? Hypocrisy is now an acceptable behavior? More people should be calling upon the moderators to perform perma-bans.
While Sony and Nintendo announce new games and devices, MS brags about sale numbers. If you follow N4G lately, most of the news is about the new PSP Phone, PSP2, 3DS, GT5, New games for 3DS, Killzone3 and so on, and every now and then you see "Greenberg hints at impressive Kinect numbers" or an article like this. And yet what truly amazes me is that Xbots (not true Xbox fans) are very happy about it. I have no problem with people acting in favor of a company who produces the products they love, but many people who commented before me are just blinded fanboys. You love the Xbox 360 and defend because you love gaming on it (duh) but when there's no sign of good game coming out next year other than Gear3, you should question MS' capability of creating the kind of games that you love (unless you like flapping games like kinectimal... then I would wonder why didn't you get a Wii in the first place?).
Gaming in the US is shifting towards online, and in that area, there is no comparison. Yes I own a PS3; yes XBOX live is way better. So, even if there are no exclusives (yes, Sony is doing great), multiplatforms look better still and the online is better on 360.
I had a 360 years ago but it RRODed before I even started thinking about paying for LIVE. Therefore, I don't know if LIVE is much better than PSN or not. However, I'm totally satisfied with PSN and PS+ in term of online gaming and additional services like Netflix and Hulu. So, LIVE doesn't appeal to me as much as it does to you. Each to his own. There are probably more multiplat games that look better on the 360 than games that look better on the PS3. True, but the majority of multiplat games look the same on both system under unaided eyes and some even look better on the PS3 like FF13 and Burnout. So it really boils down to exclusives. 90% of Sony's exclusives are AAA games, and they often win cross-platform game of the year awards. So, that's really something to weigh in when considering supporting a system, at least for me. With what we've known so far, there are even more PS3 exclusives than decent multiplat games announced for next year. The PS3 is doing very good on the market. May be not as good as the 360 at this moment, but its future is bright and I think it's a reasonable excuse for PS3 owners to be happy about. I just can't say the same about the 360.
Come' on guys. MS did very well. Yes, 1.4 mill in a month (Wii did slightly less). For Sony fans that can't congratulate their adversary, chill out. Yes, they're tied in Europe, and PS3 is winning in the land of the rising sun. By the way, go back to when the 360 launched and you'll read about how MS knew they didn't have a chance in Japan. Anyway, great year for all consoles. Vudu on my PS3 rocks!
"They knew they didn't stand a chance" so your telling me all those japnese rpgs that came out early years on the 360 was for nothing? That makes no sense they tryed but floped when you lose you don't say "I knew I would lose" it looks pathetic. Can we play the shipped card on this one too like how you guys did with the Move :)
The goal was to build relationships with developers. "There is probably no more challenging a market for us than the Japanese market," said Mr Moore. 1 Million system goal for Japan is not standing a chance. http://chartget.com/2008/10... http://chartget.com/2009/02... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/...
Why should we care about hardware sales,when we can clearly see which company makes the most games for the hardcore gaming crowd.With next to nothing for 2011 in terms of exclusive games (aside from Gears Of War 3,best series on the 360 imho),I know which console will get the most accolades in 2011...hopefully sales are gonna catch up too.
I agree about the hardware sales part. All systems have sold enough they don't need to worry about hardware sales anymore. What is making them money is SOFTWARE sales. From what I have seen selling a lot of systems does not turn into more software sales. Microsoft better have a lot of hidden games coming or it will not be a great year for software. Sony and Nintendo both are lined to the gills with exclusives.
Sony-Fanboys defending PS3, MS-Fanboys defending 360 and everyone talking about sales... news for me! (ironic) Seriously, you never get tired of that? Until when we go with it?
We really shouldnt care about sales that much, but its good to see 360 doing well. Can they keep it up is the question. they dont got that much coming out in 2011 right now.
1.4 million is a lot. Lets not forget THIS IS ONLY IN NA which means MS has sold more in other parts of the world adding to that total. This aren't even December numbers yet but i see the potential of the kinect. A whole new Audience= a $hit load of sales. If this is the case i see the 360 easily pulling away again from the ps3. Way to kill sony's slim.
This proves that the xbox brand is very popular.
xbox just nuked the joint
Those are some very good numbers and will be hard for anyone to beat them worldwide this month if they keep there normal sales in the rest of the world. That said I really hope we learn soon what ms 2011 gaming line up will be. I know they announce it later and later every year but I will be worried for ms if the vgas go by without some new announcemnts. Sorry to say sony will hurt them badly with games if thet sit out next year and that lead will not last.
Can someone please explain why sony fans are so worried about ms 2011 lineup? It does not get brought up until they bring it up and its in every single article. I'm really not a fan of ms or sony but I prefer my ps3 but I don't for a second believe ms does not have nothing planned. They have done this every year and every year they have pulled it together so I will not doubt them. Please quit worring about who's beating who and worry about things that matter in life like your health and helping others. Gaming is supposed to help us relax and enjoy our lives not to start fights and bicker and tear apart every frame of the competitions games.
What they don't know makes them scared. *shrug*. I don't know any 360 exclusive for next year bar gears3 tbh, but that hardly worries me as my backlog goes back to 2008.
I've never seen so many censored comments.