Microsoft in advance of The NPD's December report has noted that it sold 1.9 million units of the Xbox 360 in December, which is the biggest month in Xbox history, helping to solidify the company's biggest year in Xbox history as well.
kinect, is really moving a lot of 360's
most impressive. Kinect helped but I would say it is the sum of its parts: popularity, pricing and great games. It just keeps turning heads and converting hold outs.
You know what came through my mind when I saw this thread? 2 things. 1. Oh snap! A positive thread about MS. 2. Aww man...its gonna be full of butthurt ps3 fanboys. Although majority don't even play the 360, they'd still waste their time trashing it. So with that said. Kudos for you MS. Give props when props are due.
Looks like the 360 isn't going downward at all.
PS3 14.40m X360 14.28m It's cool to be in 2nd place. Say hello to all those new casual gamers. Source: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz...
@ bakedgoods Hahaha vgchartz
That is the coolest faceplate and figures I've seen. if They should sell those. Congrats to Microsoft. 1.9 million is a pretty good number.
Wow. Kinect and the new design 360 has really helped MS. I can see things being even better come Sept 2011 all the way up to Christmas. Kinect will be much more established by then and everyone would have heard of it. Hopefully a couple of unique killer games too that will have everyone talking about it. The price aswell. I cant see the 360 with Kinect going for a lot less.
All throughout November and December, I've heard talks among non-gamers and casuals whether it be at work or out in public about the subject of Kinect and how interested they were on how games are played on Kinect. I witness first hand how Kinect was gaining popularity by word of mouth, almost similar to the Wii effect.
never thought id see the day that shovelware is praised for moving a console, but hey congrats M$ you spent $500 million on ads and it worked for you. i will never support shovelware.
Best Month EVER for x360!! Wawaweewa!! And look at Halo Reach!! 3rd best selling game of the entire year in the region even though it is on 1 platform only! Well done to microsoft! I can imagine this is like one Giant Middle Finger towards all the Kinect haters as kinect has once again topped the accessories list. Wii and 360 together made 63% of the money, 32 and 31 percent respectively. Just wow
show us that microsoft tattoo....
@BakedGoods True, you would know best your system was there for years, you biased child now, I understand you cant handle positive news so, GTFO
Financially, no one can argue that Kinect is a massive success. Conceptually however it is a very sad day for core gamers such as myself. Dancing around the room while staring at my TV is not my idea of a good time. Playing Metal Gear, Half-Life, Deus Ex, Halo, Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Ico, SotC, Heavy rain and every other core game I can think of IS my idea of fun. I don't think 360 fans realize that their system is being turned into a Wii HD at an alarming rate...
i completely agree Amp i just can't believe that one of my favorite hobbies is going the way of the dodo with casuals taking over. long live the core game, and core gamers. the list of games you listed are my idea of great gaming experience.
Actually, I think you're making the issue bigger than it is. There is no real lack of Core games on the 360. If you look at the release list that is coming, then you'll see there are plenty of core titles coming between now and March. Now, if you're focusing on EXCLUSIVE core games made by Microsoft games studios, then the list looks a little light. But you didn't specify between core exclusives or just core games. And judging by your list, you seem to be a fan of core games in general. With that in mind, it doesn't seem like the 360 audience will be hurting that much...unless they don't play 3rd party games.
Holy [email protected] thats insane @ Below.I have a feeling Sony are going to stay tight lipped on this one Hopefully an analyst will spill the beans
where have you been they always are tight lipped because they have more markets world wide to get their number's from than Microsoft has...Sony sell's playstation's to more countries world wide. an right now Sony has yet to even give their 3rd Quarter result's but as of Nov 2010, sony has expanded into 19 more countries for Sony to ship an sell more playstation's into i think they are just waiting to get their number's. http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo... I would say look for it to be about 6.5 to 8 million unit's world wide in 3rd Quarter number's hmm i see i already have disagreement's but that's ok. their shiping /sell through number are there for anyone to see so look for them to have a great 3rd Quarter just like Microsoft did this Quarter also. congrats Microsoft. @Loner "Im looking forward to those Quarterly figures." im interested myself. Im also interested in What Nintendo also shipped/sold this Quarter it's kinda nice seeing the console's shipped/sold an the install base grow..all three companys are having very healthy sales so it's good all around.
Im looking forward to those Quarterly figures.
yeah I cant say I am not impressed. Offtopic: I got my N4G activation email, and 2 of them TODAY. I already got it a while back is this a glitch?
I dont agree with sony being tight lipped or the whole NA does not matter because its not the world. But what i dont like more then that is people disagree with you over it. Wish these punks would show there faces. also have some bubbles!
hmmm...would it not stand to reason that perhaps MS sells to those same markets that sony does? If there is a market for a game console in a country then it seems only logical to try and sell to it. The 3 major territories for game sales are NA, EU and JP. We all know there are a multitude of smaller countries as well. AU is not really small but it doesnt have as big of a market percentage to bear any weight like the "BIG 3". Then you have the african territories and middle east and what not. Point is, the thought that it is ONLY sony that sells to these countries is preposterous. The 'SINGLE' largest gaming market is NA with JP 2nd. EU is a multi-country market who's numbers do not even come close to what NA does. So when people want to say that NA =/= the world...yes it does. It takes the combined numbers from the rest of the world to equal or surpass what a single market is capable of. Especially in an economy like this.
@JoeOrc Dude. Just shut up and relax. Hey, would you be offended if I called you a sony fanboy? No? Great. Seriously, whats the reason for you spewing quarter this,posting hyperlinks that, and big numbers this? Who are you trying to impress? Unless you work for sony, those numbers have absolutely no benefit towards your life/wellbeing. Bragging rights? Ha. Jeez man. I love sony too, but when butthurt fanboys wanna implement some damage control, its stupid. Just let the 360 gamers enjoy their lil thread. This whole freakin site is pro sony anyways.
Yeah 360 is doing well, and they could have sold more if the supply wasn't so tight it seems. Very curious to see the PS3 numbers next.
The 360 was the only console that had YOY growth so expect the PS3 to sell less than the previous December
sony did 1.36M last year, so might not be that far behind, but f its anything like last month.....
Sony's PR will have to point out how much of growth there was month-on-month (What? A bigger December than November? YOU MUST BE KIDDING!) because year to date and year on year are abysmal.
Yeah im surprised to hear that. but the kinect is doing its job. Im not going to lie when i first saw kinect i thought to my self " I give it a week on the market and then Ms pulls it off the shelves" but i guess i was wrong lol
i thought,kinect would turn out like that hd-dvd add on.
there are plenty who are wishing it would.
The $500 million ad campaign should have been a big enough hint that it was being pushed to win. They rented out Times Square FFS.
Thats the hole point.Sony just cant go head to head with ms when it comes to marketing....Sony relays on its exclusives to push consoles which is good but in business u need more than that and if u want to sell u gotta market the hell out of ur product. Its a very simple and logical business move, Marketing= more sales. Its not rocket science.
Megaton It's not SOny can't, it's Sony won't. They would rather spend that money on game and exclusives and services. Seriously who cares how many consoles and kinect sells if you are not interested in it? If kinect games and multiplatform games is all someone cares about great for you but you should shoot for higher IMO..
Well sony spends alot on advertising too, hell they spent like 82mil just to advertise the introduction of the ps3 slim in the UK, and remember thats just a new ps3 sku not an entirely new product. I just think overall the way sony tends to advertise isn't as well done as microsoft, but if you think sony isn't spending alot on advertising then you're wrong, we just dont hear much about it because microsoft of course spends alot more, but thats just a simple matter of microsoft having more money to spend than sony, I mean its like wondering why McDonalds spends more than Wendy's. At any rate spending lots on advertising does not garuantee success, there are tons of examples of products, movies, services having major ad campaigns only to fall flat on their face right out of the gate and never catching on. Yes there are fads but generally those are short lived with only initial high sales which are soon killed by word of mouth, yet kinect seems to be holding a positive view from everyone I know except here on n4g, and nothing against the n4g crowd which I myself am a part of but we hardly represent the masses, truth is there must be something there for a product to succeed, just ask microsoft about that when it comes to kin and zunes, other brands are more popular and no amount of ads is going to change that until microsoft makes a far superior product that warrants mass consumer appeal.
what else theres to say the 360 is the peoples chooice for console gaming and they did it without any major exclusive.
Is that why the Wii has sold more consoles?
aint that about a biznitch! exclusives mean nothing when you pop these numbers
Yeah Sales>Games right?
Well.. depends. When PS3 sells more, sales seem to matter.
Whether sony sells more or sells less nothing changes for gamers. They still have way more exclusives than the other consoles.
Exclusives don't mean that much to casual/general public gamers. They just buy popular games or games that they are used to.
Fable 3 and Reach both came out at the end of the year. Thats 2 exclusives compared to one (GT5) for Sony and I cant think of any for the Wii. Good stream of solid games (Reach, Fable, Black Ops, Assassins Creed) + new design + Kinect = 360 on fire. MS played their cards rights this season.
"Fable 3 and Reach both came out at the end of the year. Thats 2 exclusives compared to one (GT5) for Sony and I cant think of any for the Wii." Actually. Little big Planet 2 comes out in one week. So lets not forget about this title, which is actually turning into a big franchise.
Dont know why anybody disagreed with you...
Punisher He's talking about 2010, so LBP2 is not included in that as it is 2011 and not released yet.
Only 1.9 million? I was expecting more, I guess they really didn't have enough supply cause a shit ton of people I know who wanted to buy the kinect bundle couldn't find one.
they were well aware nintendo sold 3.8 million last december plus 500m marketing campaign so...make more next time. :)
Jaw = on floor. Wow. November was 1.37 million right? Wowzers. And this is just 1 region. Congrats to Microsoft, seems kinect isn't the dud most were hoping for
And people scream the 360 has no games for 2011...Well they gotta b doing something right if they are selling all this consoles. I luv my ps3 but u gotta admit the 360 has really giving sony there run for there money, i remember a couple of years people were saying giv the ps3 time and all the ps2 owners will jump to the ps3.Well it has gotten time and the 360 is still giving the ps3 a good fight, and im 1 of those ps2 people who got a ps3 but the thing is i got a 360 as well, i bought the 2 at the same time..ms has tapped into the ps2 fan base and is only a blind iggnorant ps3 fan boy that cant c that.
funny how you call out ps3 fanboys but i dont really see 2 many in these topics lately.
Look at Saga Kin comment below and u will c what i mean.
Simon, because its hard to argue with 1.9mil sold. Of course they'll do the NPD =/= World, but 360 fans never said it was.
"And people scream the 360 has no games for 2011...Well they gotta b doing something right if they are selling all this consoles." Thats because console sales dont have much to do with games. It has more to do with gimmicks, advertising and actual price of the console.
You could sell a billion units and it still does stop the fact that the 360s line up this year is a joke I wish you idiots would stop jerking off to these SALES articles and start complaining about lack of GAMES M$ is giving you year after year but as long as the system continues to sell the tissue and lube flows. I'm not surprised about this number because Best Buy in Canada had the 4g 360 without Kinect (Boxing Day) was on sale for $129 and they was flying off the shelves my buddy got one because of the price alone.
The "joke" of a 360 lineup has not been stop the console from selling. Some of you guys have singing this same song for years now, as if everyone has the same gaming tastes as we do. We are constantly reminded that "NPD does not equal the world." Well, N4G and other gaming boards do not equal the world either
ceedubya9 you right it hasnt stop the SALES but its near minded soccer moms and replacements that keep the xbox selling soccer moms don't look at what games they have they only care about shutting there kids up by placing the game in front of them Gamers on the other hand care about what they play or dont play thus the reason Gamers complain about the trash M$ shove in our faces by trying to mask there lack of games.
That's just insane...
were are those sony fans that said m$ lied bout selling out in december?
Wow that is an amazing number and also Kinect Sports made the top ten.
what can you say , microsoft took a chance on kinect and its paid off for them so congrats thats huge numbers
Nintendo topped that i'm sure...probably around 3 million. MS would have announced it if they won....oh lord supply issues again...make enough next time. .
which puts sony.......
I expected high numbers since many kinect buyers would be non gamers thus needing a X360 console, but those numbers are ridiculous.
And I thought MS was BSing about the short supply.
Congrats Microsoft. Again, you haven't made the best console of the generation, but it's certainly one everybody talks about a lot. Congrats to Sony too for whatever success it may have had in December.
great numbers. When do NPDs come out officaly anyway?
I would like to personally welcome all the new casual gamers to my console of choice. I have enjoyed my 9 years and your presence gives me confidence that M$ will be able to continue supporting the console for many more years.
reading the article further ASS, Creed for the 360 outsold the ps3 version. The ps3 had all the exclusive content i wonder will Ubisoft change there mine on the next title and make give the exclusive content to the 360.