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Did Microsoft lie about 360 sales at CES?

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Microsoft spent their last CES show congratulating themselves while revealing nothing new in the way of actual consumer electronics. Among the data thrown around during the press event, Microsoft reps referred to the Xbox 360′s 66 million users. In a clarifying press release the morning after, Microsoft revealed that the “Xbox 360 has sold more than 66 million consoles.” A fair enough claim but given recent holiday sales data, is it true?

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Colwyn1658d ago (Edited 1658d ago )

a lot of companies exaggerate their numbers so its not really a big deal if they lied.companies often times refer to shipped numbers as oppose to the units in consumers hands. they are delivering quality games for customers but they need to get rid of the fee for xbl.

EVILDEAD3601657d ago

LMAO @ Micrsoft's success having Darkride so upset that he is using his website to pretend Micrsoft is Lying.

Here's the truth..we ALL know when Micrsoft & Sony have been using shipped number in their PR releases. The quarterly reports mirror these press releases.

At last year's CES Balmer announced the 360 sold 50 million 360s. When the quarterly was released they were at 50.9.

Fast forward to this years CES and Micrsoft announces 66 Million sold.

At the end of the last quarter the 360 was at 57.6 sold. Which simply means they shipped 8.4 this quarter.

This isn't some ridiculously high increase. in 2010 they shipped 6.3 million and in 2011 they shipped 2.1 million more.

Hardware sales were down this year, but that is NOT due to the Xbox 360. The 360 sold over 400,000 more that they did in 2010 in NPD alone.

Balmer didn't have to lie because it make some guy on the internet upset when Micrsoft ships alot of consoles.

When the financial report releases, it will mirror the same results as announced on CES.

Its amazing what lengths some people go to fight this imaginary console war.

Evil

SPARDA_4261658d ago

This actually makes sense, i would say microsoft shipped a ton of 360's not sold.

PirateThom1658d ago

I don't think they stuffed sales channels by that many units though... it wouldn't make sense.

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BitbyDeath1657d ago

"it wouldn't make sense."

Maybe MS are stuffing channels in preparation for the next Xbox?

Doing so now would free up a ton of resources so when the time comes they can slow down or even stop making 360s and move soley onto the 3rd Xbox?

EVILDEAD3601657d ago (Edited 1657d ago )

'I don't think they stuffed sales channels by that many units though... it wouldn't make sense.'

So if Sony ships 15 million this year then it's simply Sony shipping 15 million.

If Micrsoft ships 15.1 Million then its 'Micrsoft is stuffing tghe channels'.

Yup we get how that works..and hypocrisy never makes sense

Evil

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MaideninBlack1658d ago

Hmmm...those NPD numbers and Microsoft's numbers really don't agree with each other.

ZippyZapper1657d ago

That's because the 66 million number they gave was world wide, NPD is just NA.

I bet it hurts knowing the console you support is now even further behind.

Hurts so bad you all jump into Bush mode using that "fuzzy math"

Optical_Matrix1658d ago

A bit sketch if you ask me.

gotgame19851658d ago (Edited 1658d ago )

of course there will be in article questioning microsoft Success but let it would of been sony no questions would be asked. and you people act like you can't understand that shipped is sold to the company that shipped the product. because they ship what the retailers order.

PirateThom1658d ago

Uncharted 3 - shipped vs sold ring a bell?

No, of course not, it's selective dimissal of previous articles.

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