Xbox 360 was the number one console in the U.S. in March 2011, based on console and software sales, as well as ongoing demand for Kinect, the fastest selling consumer electronics device in 60 days.
Good job Microsoft...
Very impressive considering the 360 came out a year before the Wii and PS3. Amazing how Microsoft is able to keep this momentum.
"MS also does a much better job at reinventing Xbox in the last 5 years than Sony has with the PS3." Wow, never thought I'd see anyone fall for that BS. If you mean pissing all over their hardcore audience, then you are correct, because Kinect is all casual no matter what they release on it. Just waiting for Gears 3...
Yes, congrats for home consoles, but the Nintendo DS sold 460,000 as the top hardware not including the 400,000 3DS sold. I think Nintendo is happy. :)
What did the PS3 sell for the month?
In the US
Nice Let see what the 360 have instore for E3 to countinue this momemtum.
Microsoft may not have had the greatest E3 presentation last year, But Kinect and the redesign of the 360 had an immediate sales impact. It doesn't even matter who "wins" E3. It's more advertising and marketing than anything else. Microsoft needs to focus a little more on Europe, forget Japan and keep doing what they'er doing in the states. Europe is a battleground!
Great job for MS they continue to dominate in the US market and be up YoY even without a pricecut or any major exclusives. They got the US market on lock.
I do believe the wii has the bigger lead overall in US. Just saying.
Can't wait for Gears 3 Beta
MS continuing to have solid sales. I have to admit, I didn't think it would stay this strong with the "lack" of exclusives compared to Sony but it just keeps pressing on in the US.
There are three reasons for this: a) Hardcore gamers adopting an Xbox 360 or PS3 (or both) has already peaked. b) Exclusives only give a temporary boost and most of the time the effect is just for the month the game was released. This is closely related to point a) above. c) MS went after the casual market which is significantly larger than the hardcore market and isn't over saturated. That is why we see accelerated sales for MS consoles.
Its in the best interest of Sony and Microsoft to bring their consoles to $200 or less if they want to capture more of the Wii marketshare. Kinect was a good initiative to do that although the cost is still too high. If the price of Kinect fell to $100 and $250 for a hardware bundle, sales would increase further. I want some more games for Kinect! :-( Gun Slinger looks promising however I wouldn't mind a few other game announcements and Kinect game previews before E3.
Nothing new,its old stuff that dates from 5 years!At least in US!
They weren't outselling the Wii 5 years ago, I think that's the most impressive stat.
Good job MS. Top selling in the US but not top selling WW but good job none the less. I went on amazon and the $199 model is the top selling console. Price always wins
Not surprising which model is the top selling... who needs a new hard drive for a replacement. I know my friend replaced his last month when his 360 RRoD last month... for the second time. -_- Although it was fun to watch his wife take his original elite apart like a kid on Christmas. She was really into it... while he nearly had tears in his eyes. Ohh well, hopefully his new slim will get him to the end of this gen.
I was expecting MS to slowdown in the US...with Sony so dominating the past 10 years...I guess it's the magical price. Is it really about exclusives...all these years>
360 and USA is to Microsoft as PS3 and Japan is to Sony... But in the states 360 is wats up.. But seriously I wonder wat Apple gotz up they sleevez
taking little verbal jabs at ms with the world wide stuff is so petty, the crowning champ(playstation) has been dethroned as the world home console leader, nintendo did incredible and now is dying out and ms is chugging along when everyone expected them to fail or at least be in third place this whole gen. The truth is sony is doing well and ms is doing extremly well and nintendo raked in a killing this gen, all 3 did well and the finish line will consist of sony and ms in the end. Ms has officialy made a name for themselves with the xbox brand and they should be proud of that. lets not get into anything else since all 3 made massive boo boos along the way
all three made terrible mistakes m$ rrod sony their cockiness and high price point Big N making a console that was outdated before it realeased
3DS bomba , NGP is gonna kick its ass,,, thank God someone put nintendo at their place stupid company with overpriced consoles with last gen graphics! Go Sony and MS!
Sony has got to do some serious advertising and marketing on the NGP right before the holiday season. I'm sure they'll get some free advertising on all the morning news channels during the holidays.
I dont mind the fact that 360 dominates the sales in US. Whats worse is that apparently Kinect s driving sales. Yuck!! America whats wrong with you?
what is it with you europeans and your hate with americans so much? in other words wtf is wrong with you?
No dude, you got it completely wrong. I live in France and there is no hate for the USA whatsoever...I mean like zilch, zero, nada. N4G is a tiny corner lost in the immensity of the internet. Just checkout other gaming websites, the 360 is actually very appreciated, as much the PS3. Leave it to idiots to hate other people because of a plastic box that has no emotions. And to be completly honest, I have a feeling that most Sony fanboys hating on the US, reminding everyone that the USA =/= the world, but at same time host a party whenever a Japan sales chart comes up are americans themselves. The irony.
Bring back the actual numbers to the reports... Come on NPD, its utterly lame that you dont put them in there. Just means we have to wait for the top console to post numbers..then number two's numbers get posted...and finally we have to do some math for the 3rd spot as usually whatever company takes 3rd doesn't talk specific numbers but rather % growth over the last year.
good!!! buy american damnit!!
What part of the 360 is built in America?
Yeah right, isn't there a topic that said Sony seen double digit's? So that would me Sony is the top selling consoles of 2011.
Congratulations to Microsoft. They are doing some nice things. I guess the people who are hating must think everyone lives off exclusives or that everyone wears sweat bands and has their Gatorade next to them when they play a game...lol Nice to see so many like minded Americans like myself.
It's great that it's top selling for March but I miss the old NPD reports where you had amount sold and the top 20 games and such..
XBox 360 is also the top selling console in the Microsoft employee store, I hear. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Cherry-picked news is too fun.
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