NPD shows Xbox 360 #1 selling console in Sept, 438K units and Gears 3 #1 title with over 2M units sold-through.
Xbox would need to do really shit to lose US this gen.
Agreed. Xbox sales this gen and these past few years, have been nothing short of fantastic for Microsoft in the North American region. I say congrats to them and keep it up!
Sooo...I'm the only one that thinks a 10% decline year over year leading into the holiday season isn't a good think for the 360 in NA? Come on, I can't be the only one? We all know the 360 does well in NA, just like we know the PS3 does well in Japan. When sales start to slide in the 360's strongest region, you'd think that would warrant a little discussion rather than the back patting we're seeing here. Why the drop? Last year, there was no Kinect available in September, so a slowing Kinect effect isn't the cause. Did Halo Reach just move that much more hardware compared to this year? The PS3 saw a huge surge, and Wii numbers stayed pretty much the same. What went wrong for the 360?
"Sooo...I'm the only one that thinks a 10% decline year over year leading into the holiday season isn't a good think for the 360 in NA? Come on" So when the PS3 had sales declines and posted not so great financials just recently, did you post the same thing as you just did about Sony? Ya...I thought so...You're so predictable like a $2 Crack Whore lol http://hothardware.com/News...
What went wrong for the PS3 and yes you are the only one dumb ass..
Congrats MS, Gears did awesomely well. Is a good time to be a gamer....
I definitely think it is a good time to be a gamer, with so many quality titles coming out. Now, I hope they will soon release a new console so we can get native 1080p games!
Do you guys notice that sont fanboys always bring up PS3 exclusives when its not even remotely part of the news? Sh*t gets really annoying... On topic. This is a good time for MS. I can see a huge sale spike coming for them once their IP TV service comes out later this year. I for one, will be using that service. I'm getting sick of charter cable. @Gamingdroid. "Now, I hope they will soon release a new console so we can get native 1080p games!" I agree with you 100%. I want full 1080p on my 56", 120hz Toshiba! :P
Not bad. I believe Microsoft should be sending Epic a bottle of champagne right about...now.
I am pretty sure they sent champagne and a big check. :)
O you fancy huh?
They need to be trying to buy epic right now. and a couple more studios why their at it. hell atleast bring back some of their old AAA titles like killer instint. and start a couple of new ips.
I am so sick of people saying well its because of this or that, plain and simple MS has out smarted SONY in NA. Marketing, pricing this is no wonder drug. MS has won ever xmas as well, and rumor is they will cut the price by 50bucks in Nov before the holiday.
With these kind of sales, I don't see why MS would bother dropping the price. You only drop price if your sales is sluggish. Price drop is generally the last resort you will do. Ask any salesman!
@gamingdroid, I totally agree with you...but if MS is struggling in Europe at all that may be the catalyst. Not even looking at Japan as MS already tossed the towel there. MS wants to stay competative in the two major "western" territories where they have done well. US not an issue..they continue to sell well. Europe, MS has seen a sharper impact of the PS3 price drop and software there.
Simply amazing. I think Microsoft was smart not to rush to a price cut. Gears 3 is a system seller, obviously. Also with Forza 4, Halo CE and MW3 coming out, I don't see a need to rush one now. I realize MW3 isn't an Xbox 360 exclusive, but to a lot of people see it that way. That game does very well on the 360. Congrats to Microsoft!
Job well done. You can't deny the price point and 12 month lead have helped MS secure NA.
A 12 month lead just isn't fair, MS should have waited for Sony and launched at the same time.
Business isn't fair.
@ iamgoatman Correction. Life isn't fair. It is what it is.
Oops, forgot to add the /s, I was being a smartass.
you mean like sony waited on them last gen
yeah I figured you were being /s. I am suprised that others missed it or they are also being double /s.... lol
Numbers for all: 438k 360, 374k PS3 , 260k 3DS , 240k Wii , 145k DS
That's actually a good showing for the PS3 in NA
Hey man, it's that increasing brand awareness ;)
That's what price cuts do. According to Sony's PR for last month's NPD, the console was facing "inventory constraints at retail". So this month we see the real effects of the $50 price cut.
Are you sure ? only 64000 units different between PS3 and 360 during Gears month !!! that impressive performance for PS3. Japan will offset this difference in a week and Europe...Wow PS3 is killing everybody.
According to Gaf. http://neogaf.net/forum/sho...
Lmao you haven't used your ps3 in 6 months. Then you haven't been playing anything at all! lmao games with ms have staying power because you only get one once a year now a days! lmao maybe nobody plays them anymore but i'm glad i got to play them cause those ps3 games were awesome.
Why is the Wii still selling? I thought we had moved on.
Can't we all just be happy that the Wii is no longer on top :-p
I'm with you on that :)
Too bad neither the XBox 360 nor the PlayStaton 3 will catch the Wii in lifetime sales.
You have to give it to ms for becomming us no 1 console in such a short time. Sony have been the power house there for 2 gens and nintendo have been strong every console but when sega were failing to keep up with the other 2 and ms stepped in people said they could never out sell sony and nintendo but it looks like they are wrong and ms are here to stay. To me this is fine i own all the consoles but i felt last gen and the gen before was a little lack luster as no one was pushing sony or nintendo they were jus plodding along at there own place but now ms are there sony and nintendo have had to up there game and to me this has made it one of the best ever gens ive been able to be in with some amazing games from all 3. Lets hope it carries on into the next gen too.
So you felt that over 10 years of gaming was lack luster?
Not in terms of games we have had some amazing game but having games like Halo/Killzone Forza/GT Unchanted/gears to all push each other has made this Gen one of the best. Over the last 10 years both sony and nintendo have gone there own ways and not had anything to compare as such where this gen we have the games I have just said and then others like Dance Central/Just Dance Mario/LBP Mario Kart/MNR Wii sports/Kinect sports Lips/Sing Star. That is what I mean. MS have pushed both Sony and Nintendo this gen yes in some parts Sony or Nintendo have won and in others MS have won but my point is there is now competition again in the games market and its keeps all 3 on the mark and they keep wanting to out do each other so we keep seeing amazing games and updates to the consoles as well as move and Kinect.
1 thing is certain..somebody will go bankrupt.
Why do you say that ms have more than enough money anyway. And sony and nintendo have enough to keep there cinsoe businesses going sony from everything they make and nintendo have proved with the gamecube and n64 that here own ips can pay there way. Also looking at this gen all 3 are looking in different directions with there consoles and controls which sets them all apart from each other and if this happens next gen then most of the sales will be split. Thats what happened with the 360 and ps3 because most people this gen got a wii and then got a 360 or ps3 but now kinect and move are out they are angain splitting the pack. Sales prove this ps3 n 360 are more or less on 25% of the market and nintendo have 50% because it was different to he other 2 on release whete last gen and gen before the consoles had one type of controller but offered more or less the same where this gen the wii was so much different to the other two on release people pict it and then one of the other 2.
Unmatched games stable online play been a great year to be a 360 gamer im onboard for the furture MS cheers.
unmatched game lol
You know what i really believe? people are suck in by the xbox was they buy one. i have four friends who were die hard sony and i kid you not every last one of them favor their 360 more now. i know one said its been 3 months since he played his ps3. another said it has been 5 months. but me i do play my 360 more because i make it no secret thats its my favorite console, but i only go about 2 weeks to a month with out playing my ps3. just wait till they release the new update can not wait to see what the sells are going to be cause i heard threw the grape vine there is also going to be a price drop.
look i could barely understand what your saying but nobody cares, your not convincing anybody, i have my 360 since 06 and i stop playing it when i got my ps3 with mgs4 in 08, does it matter? no, nobody wont give a shit
who the hell am i trying to convince. i am just saying what i have seen with my own 2 eyes, stop being a fanboy. stop accusing me of trying to convince someone of something.
About this sales thing you fanboys Nintendo is #1. Nuff said
Congratulations 360. Keep up the good work.
the reasons why their no.1 in us is because of the 1year headstart, sony being bitches by not only waiting a year after the 360 to release the ps3 but putting a 600$ price tag on it, then as soon as it launches with the heavy price tag people ARE still willing to swallow it up creating huge lines @retail stores and after the long wait they find out its sold out everywhere because sony decided to launch it in the us with less than 150,000 consoles, retailers telling people when they were sold out of ps3s in nov.06 that they will have to wait till next year in jan.07 till they get more shipment of ps3s, people got fed up and instead of waiting till jan.07 they went and bought a 360 and gears, gears+xbox live gold= incredible fun and told all their friends who coulnd get a ps3 because it was sold out all about it, other friends listened and did not regret it. so people plz stop saying how ms was so strategic this gen bs because the truth of the matter is the epic fail of the ps3 launch is the reason why 360 is successful in the us or at least in the lead of console hardware sales.
MS has done an excellent job making the 360 Americas #1 console choice for gaming and entertainment. I expect the numbers to go thru the stratosphere during the holiday season.
Does it matter to us if Sony or MS is in the lead or not? How does that benefit us as consumers and hardcore gamers. This is they're competition sure we matter because we're louder than we've ever been in any gaming generation. Sure its interesting to look at but its not meaningful to us, all we're doing is making games bigger and being put further into mainstream. But when it comes to sales it doesn't really matter 1st or 2nd place we'll still be playing great games exclusive multiplat whatever this gen and next gen. Thats our job, not looking at sales figures.
we did it all, without a good first party system, and did it for the longest. who says its all about the first party. we don't need it anyways. are third party is killing sony, why cuz developers love making games, on the 360 over ps3 just ask cliffy b and Mr carmack. the best game i ever played on the ps3, has to be heavy rain and infamous.that's it.. lbp suck uncharted its all rite if they fix the aiming like with all ps shooters specially all the Resistance games.useing four fingers to aim and shoot is not cool at all killzone is good but i don't like the ps3 controller. but im all for the under dog tho, i love my 360 cant wait for the new update this cummin up holidays for the 360 i remember way back in 06 in a gameinfomer mag one of the guyz at naughty dog said that any one likes the 360 over the ps3 is smoking crack well get your Brillos and your straight shooters ready cuz its fina get smoky around here... go MS
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