Analyst Estimates U.S. December Xbox 360 Sales Up 91%, Industry Software Up 2%

Xbox 360 unit sales were up 91 percent year-on-year during the month of December at U.S. retail, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter estimated ahead of NPD Group's monthly sales data, due this Thursday.

The analyst forecast that Xbox 360 sold 2.5 million units during the month, while the Wii sold 2.6 million (down 32 percent year-on-year) and PlayStation 3 sold 1.2 million (down 12 percent).

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Stryfeno22894d ago

Where's my popcorn? This is going to be good.

Ryudo2894d ago

Am looking forward to all the conspiracy theories and spins incoming, I just needa go microwave some popcorn.

Ama give the most inventive one a gold star.

RBlaze2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

I just can't believe that people keep pulling out the '500 mill ad campaign' as a reason for the Xbox and Kinect doing well!

To the people that are suggesting that... Do you have ANY IDEA how much ad campaigns actually cost?! Let me put it in perspective... ONE 30 second ad mid superbowl broadcast costs more than THREE MILLION DOLLARS. Other adverts cost similar for a set of over a month or so! AD CAMPAIGNS ARE EXPENSIVE! In the US alone, 141.1 billion was spent on advertising in 2004 and it has been increasing since then. So in perspective, 500 mil for the lifespan of a device worldwide is not huge for a company the size of MS.

Anyone who is naive enough to think that SOny doesn't spend lots on advertising the PS Move/ PS3 and that Nintendo doesn't advertise the Wii on a large budget is being ridiculous..

Plese... THINK.

EDIT: Oh yeah, Nike spent 2.8 billion in 2008 on advertising... Kinda dwarfs 500 mil a little doesn't it?

EDIT2: Oh, and I know I'm gonna get disagrees for stating all that mumbo... but it is all fact... Check for yourselves :).

AAACE52894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

How does he say it...

... Are you ready?... Are you ready?... Well Let's get it on!...

EDIT: WOW Karooo, I thought the 500 million was just for the Kinect launch! Now you guys are starting to blame that 500 million for everything!

Might as well just say MS paid everyone to buy a new console and Kinect if you're going to go that far!

RBlaze2894d ago


Sorry dude, I was answering a comment made below!!

Venatus-Deus2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )


To be fair that 2.8 billion was probably for the whole Nike brand and the equivalent would be the whole MS brand and not Kinect or a new line of trainers.

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r1sh122894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

if the figures are close to what is predicted the xbox had a good end to 2010 in the U.S.
I also think that overall sales for each console are going to fall like crazy from this month onwards (UK) - Due to the VAT increase.
The recession could be one of the best things for the less expensive consoles.
The weirdest thing about this, the Wii still sold the most last month even though move was supposed to kill the wii.

I would have also thought that GT5 would have been a system seller too. These figures are for 1 market, I want to see Europe figures soon.
GT5 has been a hit for most people.
I pre-ordered it, and I would have bought a ps3 for it if I didnt have one already, so why didnt the US market like it.
They have many car lovers out there

EasilyTheBest2894d ago

I can only see things getting even better for Microsoft especially Christmas 2011.

I know loads of people who have bought a 360 just for Kinect and I am suprised by how much they like it and recommend it to others. That can only be a good thing for Microsoft.

Xbox 4gb with Kinect is around £229 in the UK. I can see this getting as low as £199 early this year and even less from Sept onwards.

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GeneGodHand2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

I wipe my ass with estimates :) i will fix my comment oh here it comes again derp derp derp.

FailOverHero2894d ago

You do? Wow, that is sad, in my country we use toilet paper, triple ply, cuts alot less than estimates. I'll say a prayer for you next time I'm in the john

GeneGodHand2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

Really? how would it cut me? nm i know what you are.

American monster for sure.

Dark3602894d ago

5...4...3...2...1...Start the negative comments.


Mc Fadge2894d ago

When you post like that though, it's practically an invitation :/

Kran2894d ago

Its still the truth. Why can't haters keep their mouths shut and do something better with their day?

ChristianGamer2894d ago

Great now we get to hear how us =/= world over and over again as if anyone said so.

NewMonday2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

us =/= world


Ginbe2894d ago

hardcore gamer say's hi.

FailOverHero2894d ago

Now you don't see that everyday, manners. How very civil of you. Hi right back at you hardcore gamer. . .and they say gamers are hooligans

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