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Xbox 360 Dominates 2011 as U.S.' Best Selling Platform

TQ author writes: After five years and two months, the Xbox 360 continues to prove that it still has some gas left in its tank. Perhaps a little help from Call of Duty, or perhaps a little help from Kinect, but the ultimate conclusion is that the Xbox 360 was a selling beast in 2011. Microsoft can stand tall and be proud of what the have done with Xbox 360 thus far.

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Stuart57562107d ago

Yes indeed, congratulations Microsoft!

Now then..

What about Europe, China & the rest of the world?

Bundi2107d ago

China? Who the heck sells well in China?? Anyway, they've shipped 66 million consoles WORLDWIDE so I hope that helps.
Also, Halo 3 has now shipped over 14.5 million copies worldwide...only 300k away from the highest shipping Gran Turismo.
http://halo.xbox.com/en-us/... *
*Because I know you don't believe me

SleazyChimp2106d ago

I'm sorry to point out the obvious, but this article gets it wrong in the first sentence! It's been six years and 2 months, not 5.

dark-hollow2106d ago

What about mozambique?
Ive heard the commodore 64 is dominating there.

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Gamer19822106d ago

US only they have overtook PS3 since launch thanks to launching over a year early in the US and it being US made. The fact it only sells better in US leads me to believe its a patriotism thing as the rest of the planet worldwide certainly disagree with the US buyers choice. Or maybe that MS just spends the bulk of its profits on advertising in the US. It's nice to have US but worldwide counts more as developers are worldwide and want to sell there games well in there own countrys.

dark-hollow2106d ago

Lol ive heard excuses for the xbox 360 success like "kids know no better" or "they have to replace their broken xboxs"
But patriotism?? Thats gold!

caboose322106d ago

YEA! We Americans hate those commie Japanese made Playstations! /s

Hope you know that the Xbox actually isn't American made...it's made in China...and that's not the reason it sells more here.

andibandit2106d ago (Edited 2106d ago )

360 just works better in the US, here in europe we dont have indie games or netflix for example.

morkendo232106d ago

I live in the U.S. and would never EVER!!! buy a gaming console from microsoft.
1. no blueray
2.XBL 60.00 a year compare to free online service
3. 360 unreliable make no difference if it was 2006 batch or jasper batch to me still unreliable.

end of story

Playstion it dose Everything forever!!!

jmac532106d ago

@caboose32
Hate to break it to you, but those Japanese consoles are also made in China.

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thrasherv32107d ago

Yeah, it's in the title...are you ok?

nolifeking2106d ago

That kinda how keywords work....are YOU ok?

_Aarix_2106d ago

Looks at username *facepalm*

listen, this is xbox related news and i can safely say you dont have one. If you only have a ps3 why dont you screw off and actually look in ps3 related articles if all youre going to do is troll

Projekt7tuning2106d ago

@ _Aarix_
It's because the love and hate emotion is so close to being the same, that it confuses them. They actually love what the hate, hence the scouring of 360 threads. For most logical people, if they hate something, they stay away. But this is not possible for the fanboy. lol

Like this. I hate country bars, so I don't go to them. But a fanboy would go to the country bar, to tell everyone they hate being there. They are actually happy being in the very place the hate. Quite the interesting specimen. lol

delosisland2106d ago

@aarix
I couldn't have said it better myself man. So sick of these idiots...

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DonaldBeck2107d ago

What about Europe, China & the rest of the world?

I dont think they want to talk about that.

Hufandpuf2107d ago

"On the hardware side, Xbox 360 was the best-selling hardware platform for 2011, outselling the second place console by more than 2.7 million units." - Gameinformer

http://www.gameinformer.com...

Just to extinguish any bickering.

ps3dude442107d ago (Edited 2107d ago )

On the hardware side, Xbox 360 was the best-selling hardware platform for 2011, outselling the second place console by more than 2.7 million units. For December, Microsoft sold 1.7 million consoles in the U.S. -Gameinformer

http://www.gameinformer.com...

you forgot something ;)

XBLA VibrantAunt9629

psn flamesofhell 44

@hufandpuf they should release there numbers soon.

Hufandpuf2107d ago

"On the hardware side, Xbox 360 was the best-selling hardware platform for 2011, outselling the second place console by more than 2.7 million units. For December, Microsoft sold 1.7 million consoles in the U.S. As of this time, Nintendo and Sony have not released hardware sales numbers. "

And I forgot to add that ^

Gamer19822106d ago (Edited 2106d ago )

Amazing how Americans don't like there uncharted and prefer there shooters. Then again nearly everybody owns a gun in the US so I wouldn't expect less.

Tachyon_Nova2106d ago

Plenty of shooting in UC3 though is there not?

delosisland2106d ago

@techyon
Ahahahahahahahah classic.

GraveLord2106d ago

That's just talking about the US.

Worldwide, the PS3 was the best selling console.

dedicatedtogamers2107d ago

And it's all thanks to Kinect and a 1/2 billion advertising campaign.

Meanwhile, actual games are being played on the fewer-selling competing consoles. Go figure.

Aloren2106d ago

By "actual games are being played on the fewer-selling competing consoles", you mean that a handful of exclusives represents actual games while the remaining 95% of games which are shared between different platforms don't count ?

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