Aaron Greenberg: Jan #NPD shows Xbox 360 #1 selling console 13th month in a row with 270K units & 49% market share. Jan #NPD also shows Xbox 360 had 5 of top 10 best selling games - Skyrim, COD MW3, BF3, NBA2K12 and Just Dance 3.
It's 270k units, calm down
Yeah, I do wonder as that 270k accounts for 49% of the market share for the month. I guess the shining light is the increase in "decreasing" market. We need a new generation now!
@Gamingdroid... well said! It really isn't a glowing NPD at all. I suppose the only silver lining MS could take away from that report was they were 49% of the market. And for investors sake, lets just keep quiet on that whole its on the decline part. LOL
Wait, so 270k units is bad now or am I missing something? I agree that we need new consoles asap, but that doesn't mean sales are s*** to jump out of this gen like in desperation mode :P
This Gen Microsoft played its cards well and I tip my hat towards them. They dominated the US market this time around because of the many mistakes Sony made at the beginning of this Gen. Next Gen however we'll see if Sony learned from the mistakes they made. Hopefully they did and get back to the top of the throne because i really enjoyed when they ruled the last two Gens. They got the games and the hardware but they need to lock on to features that people want. Cant Wait for next Gen!!!
they made no mistakes.... Mcdonalds sells a bunch of cheesburgers doesnt mean quality it just means cheap kids.
Its over 9000???????
This worldwide or just in America?
NPD is always America.
Oh I didn't know that, thanks! Also love getting disagrees for asking a simple question.
Umm... "Jan #NPD shows " you tell me, what do you think that means given NPD is a North American Market Research Company? Or were you just hear to point out NPD =/= World like so many others? edit: @darren_poolies have a +bub for a legit question. You don't see to many of those in these threads these days. sorry for the mistake in tone.
I didn't know NPD was a North American Market Research Company. No trolling involved, just a simple question so don't get your knickers in a twist. edit: @Dlacy13g Thanks and fair enough, I understand with the amount of stupid fanboys on here so no problem. :)
This is just America but they also have the lead world wide :) had to say it
The XBOX 360 is in the REACTA!
It is pretty insane that the 360 hasn't had an official price cut in years. This image shows how much of a come back the 360 has made since the slim console, Kinect and NXE 2.0
so? it isnt number 1 worldwide or even 2 or even 3 this gen........... and 49 percent market share in the US means nothing when the wii is about to be replaced( which outsold it in the US for 6 years straight and the 3ds is heating up ( current 1 worldwide and will be number 1 in the US once a remodel happens) . The gen is basically rapping up so bragging about sales now when your basically tied for last wordlwide isnt something I would do
It was the number one selling console of 2011, Worldwide. Not only that, historically consoles decline heavily this late into the generation, the 360 is still going very strong. The Wii outsold it for years, but the fact is Wii sales have been declining since before the Wii U. Not to mention the PS3 is at a cheaper price than the 360. The 360 is doing well. Give props where props are due.
Let me educate you. It was the number 1 selling CONSOLE worldwide. The 3ds outsold it majorly by millions. The wii is getting replaced which outsold it total worlwide, the psp is getting replaced which outsold it worldwide, The ds was replaced which outsold it worlwide, and its neglagible against the ps3. So basically it was second in terms of system in 2011 worlwide by default. And the sad part is the 3ds outsold it in 9 months I will give props, but they arent due. Not when its the end of the gen, systems are getting replaced, and winning a 1 year battle but got crushed in the war
@Knight_Cid Let me educate you, buddy. Normally people don't compare sales of handhelds to consoles, but if you would like to, that is fine. The 3DS was the top selling overall but barely out sold the Xbox 360. Now that doesn't take away from the 3DS's awesome success, but the 3DS launched in 2011, the Xbox 360 in 2005. To add to that, the cheapest Xbox 360 is $199.99, the cheapest 3DS is $169.99. You have to look at everything in perspective. You're just assuming the reason why the Xbox 360 is outselling the other systems is because there are new ones announced. This isn't entirely the case. Since the launch of Kinect and the Xbox Slim, the Xbox 360 has been on the rise. Kinect was announced in 2009, released in 2010. The Vita and Wii U were both announced in 2011 and are launching in 2012. The Xbox is simply doing better at the same time the other consoles are falling dramatically. It is a combination of both. And I don't understand why the 360 outselling the PS3 is "negligible". The Xbox 360 is the more expensive console, was being outsold by the PS3 in the beginning of the year and is virtually absent in Japan. You need to hop off Nintendo's D there bro. ;)
(At this point in time) 'Knight Cid' has 1 agree to his 24 disagrees on his 3 posts. Unfortunatley he has reached his posting quota. However... this thread is still young, so his laughable disagrees on his current posts will continue to climb.
I'm confused, that's some spinning to favor Nintendo instead of accept the fact that X360 was the best selling Home Console in 2011, or what?
The Wii is about to be replaced and MANY are concerned with just how well the Wii U will do given we still know little about it, or even a hard launch date. 3DS is heating up because Nintendo had to drop their drawers on the price to get it to sell halfway decently. Any profit margins on that handheld got swallowed up by that move. Nintendo if not careful could be bottom looking up for many years to come if they don't pull off a great launch strategy for the WiiU. edit: and when i mean bottom up i am not talking units sold...I am talking revenue made and profit. Wii was great for profit off units sold but was HORRID in 3rd party sales and revenue generated from those sales. SOFTWARE is where you make your money in this industry not the hardware. You make the hardware to sell the software. If all you do is make hardware and barely sell software you are treading water at best. @Knight_Cid ...The Wii had 9 titles in the Top 30 worldwide according to VGChartz (take that with a grain of salt + or - given the source) of the 9 only 3 were 3rd party titles. And of those 3, 2 were the same IP "Just Dance". Do you really call that selling well for 3rd party titles. 3DS has yet to become profitable...end of story. It may happen this quarter but until it does...it isn't. And it doesn't change the fact that they had to drop the price 35% in its first year to get it to move units.
Oh boy are you wrong The 3ds will be profitable by this quarter according to nintendo Anything else youd like to troll? And "sell halfway decently????????" its number 1 worldwide if you think thats only half way decent then you must think the wii,ps3,360 bombed out this year. And nintendo makes money from hardware and software Hell in 2011 nintendo sold the most hardware and software of any company. So you dony know anything about nintendo @ dark hallow "the worldwide sales card doesnt work anymore since the 360 was number 1 worldwide in 2011. " No it wasnt The 3ds was number 1 worldwide selling over 15 million units. The 360 was number 2. And it was only that high because the psp, wii are getting replaced. Overall its tied for the ps3 worldwide, its dead last
A Metaphorical, "grain of salt" type of scenario. http://www.industrygamers.c...
It certainly isn't a glowing NPD overall though. Regardless of who sold what... a 34% drop is pretty tough. It will be interesting to see how worldwide numbers fare in comparison. 2012 seems to be off to a rough start.
Great stuff keep that joy rolling in ms loving your work.
How old are you?...
Im flatterd but i like woman im too old for you anyway.
not to be a troll or anything, but sony deserves to be in 1st.
But the thing is, you are a troll.
naw, just a gamer with an opinion