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February 2012 NPD: Microsoft’s response

Microsoft has revealed U.S. sales for the Xbox 360 in February and responded to the latest NPD report.

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Dark3602327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

Xbox 360 continues to hold the number one spot in the U.S., selling more units than any other console for 14 months straight. Holding 42 percent share of current-generation console sales, Xbox 360 sold 426,000 units in February, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S.

!!!!!Congratulations Microsoft!!!!!

Dante1122327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

From neogaf after taking the 360 and Wii numbers from Nintendo and Microsoft reports in..

360: 426K
PS3: 360K
WII: 228K

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Congrats MS, Nintendo and Sony.

Edit: Yeah, looks like everything increased for all the consoles. Good news.

CarlitoBrigante2327d ago

Congrats SONY!!!

Contrary to popular belief you're doing great in the US! Imagine what the WORLDWIDE numbers are if the lead of 360 is so minimal in its home market.

PS3: Japan+Europe+Asia+Australia+So uth America>>>rule them all

sikbeta2327d ago

Yeah, congrats to Sony for selling 360k and Congrats to MS for retaining the Crown for 12 consecutive months...

tantobanto2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

to be fair thats only in the US, not worldwide. Its a different story

Daoshai2327d ago

No really?? I think we all know that, why must this always be pointed out for ONLY NPD results.

turnerdc2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

Lol, I love how everyone ALWAYS points this out when there's a news story about NPD. It's NPD, of course it's US only. The headline itself states NPD, what else would we be talking about?

FrankDrebin2327d ago

Tanto you seem to know a little about a lot but not a lot about anything. Which makes you fairly moronic.

tantobanto2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

@frank your calling me moronic?

since when is 14 months the right number?

“The best-selling hardware platform for the month was Xbox 360 for the seventh month in a row. While most hardware platforms posted declines versus last year, all current-generation platforms improved sales over January 2012 by more than 50 percent." - NPD's Anita Frazier

7 months aint 14..........

dark-hollow2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

Just like how the 360 became number 1 worldwide for 2011?

Do we have to bring worldwide sales every time NPD reports are released?

tantobanto2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

"Just like how the 360 became number 1 worldwide for 2011?"

I hate to break it to you but the 3ds was number 1 worldwide, in only 9 months time no less.

The 360 was the number 1 console but thats only because the wii is getting phased out ( in 2010 the wii was number 1)

The psp would also be ahead of it worldwide most years but it got phased out too.

Very fortunate for microsoft. Kudos

sikbeta2327d ago

Hmm... X360 was the best selling consoles ww in 2011, so yeah, really different story, lol

tantobanto2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

It was the best selling console in 2011, only because the wii is in decline due to a new product........the 3ds was number 1 overall in 2011

thats a fact. It takes nothing away from microsoft.

gamingdroid2327d ago

@tantobanto

***7 months aint 14..........***

No it is not, but that's because you mis-interpreted the information.

MS says:

"Holding 42 percent share of current-generation console sales, Xbox 360 sold 426,000 units in February, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S."

Note, the "CONSOLE" spot, which excludes handheld.

While Anita Frazier, says "best-selling hardware platform". I'm assuming that means, besting all platforms including handelds.

***It was the best selling console in 2011, only because the wii is in decline due to a new product........the 3ds was number 1 overall in 2011 ***

Irrelevant to compare apples and oranges. Console market is not the same as handheld market. Being the top dog on consoles alone is an accomplishment and FYI, this month 3DS sold just above half the numbers of Xbox 360 and barely bested the Wii, let alone the PS3.

Sorry to burst your bubble! :D

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EVILDEAD3602327d ago

426k in Feb? I've been calling that there would be holiday momentum at least through March but did not expect that much momentum. The 360 definately is in that zone going forward into year 7 will be interesting how the rest of the year plays out.

Evil

yesmynameissumo2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

Didn't their market share drop from last month? And only outselling the PS3 by 66K seems odd. With all this "momentum" you'd expect the gap to be like that of the Wii.

EDIT: They dropped 7% market share in ONE month and people are congratulating them? They are spin masters.

"Holding 49 percent share of current-generation console sales, total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in January"

http://n4g.com/news/938248/...

EDIT: @van-essa
Must've been for them to lose that kind of market share.

van-essa2327d ago

Twisted Metal happened.

Dante1122327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

@ yesmynameis

Why are you getting so many disagrees.

360-42% of the share

which means Wii+Ps3 at 588k

Nintendo releases it numbers for Wii - 228K

which means the Ps3 is estimated at 360K

subtract the 360 and Ps3 numbers, you get 66K more units sold for the 360. O.o

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yesmynameissumo2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

@ timotim
If Microsoft can stroke their year to year and month to month data, I can point out the obvious bullshit in their self-stroked, self-published month to month NPD data.

testerg352327d ago

So what do you say when Sony makes their statement? Do you call their statements BS?

EVILDEAD3602326d ago (Edited 2326d ago )

LMAO @ pretending that selling less in Feb compared to Jan is a problem..

'If Microsoft can stroke their year to year and month to month data, I can point out the obvious bullsh1t in their self-stroked, self-published month to month NPD data.'

LMAO @ getting so emotional about Micrsoft announcing their NPD numbers that he has to use expletives..bleeping micrsoft with your stupid tiny NPD lead and your weaker than January number by 7 percent..bleep bleep bleep..

Can ANYONE imagine is someone dared talk about Sony like this how ridiculously rabid the backlash would be?

Some stuff different bleeping day..lol

The funny part is they all DID sell well. I just wasnt expecting 400K+ from any of them in Feb and this was in a four week month

Evil

yesmynameissumo2326d ago (Edited 2326d ago )

"LMAO @ pretending that selling less in Feb compared to Jan is a problem."

LMAO @ thinking selling LESS isn't a problem. It was a problem for Nintendo and the 3DS/Wii. It was a problem for Sony and the Vita/PS3. BUT the Holy Microsoft, that's not a problem, that's their business expertise. Hahahaha! Thanks Evil. You're blind, ridiculous comments are much enjoyed!

You live in some ad driven world where Sony isn't mocked or questioned or flat out hated with every announcement made. Yeah, nothing is EVER said about Sony, it's lil ole Microsoft always getting hated :(

7% is so small! It's only millions! Jesus you make me laugh.

Who gives a shit about what you were expecting?

Jan - 49% market
Feb - 42% market
That's the reality.

Definitely same shit, different day. Only I have the balls to say "shit".

EVILDEAD3602326d ago (Edited 2326d ago )

'the Holy Microsoft, that's not a problem, that's their business expertise. Hahahaha! Thanks Evil. You're blind, ridiculous comments are much enjoyed!'

LMAO so wait a minute...this is troll classic. Nah..YOU are the blind one if you are going to go month to month outside of a holiday and pretend that the numbers are going to stay at holiday levels.

But let's give the clearly fan goggled troll a little history lesson.

Last year this time Kinect was released and did those record numbers in the first 60 days.

The 360 Jan NPD was 381K but THEN came the miraculous February and the 360 did 553K..

It was not only miraculous it was the biggest non-holiday selling month in the history of the console. THIS is why there is absolutely no way the 360 could have topped it this year.

In March the numbers went back to normal but the Kinect momentum still pushed it to 433k.

But enough history.let's look at this public display of emotion

'You live in some ad driven world where Sony isn't mocked or questioned or flat out hated with every announcement made. Yeah, nothing is EVER said about Sony, it's lil ole Microsoft always getting hated :('

LOl..this is simply NPD numbers and you are in tears about some supposed hate for Sony. Talk about how crazy these fan kids really are.

Ok..I'm not going to judge..keep trolling on...but maybe when you log off you can ask someone for a hug.

The funny part is Sony really did have a good month and worldwide is always going to be close or in Sony's favor due to the 360 non-existance in Japan.

So cheer up and run not walk to the latest Media Create Japan number and watch the 360 get pummeled..and remeber to get that hug when you log off

Bleep Bleep Bleepin 360..thanks for the entertainment though.hint..the console war is dead..get the memo

Evil

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FrankDrebin2327d ago

Good job MS. Now lets focus to next Gen.

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dkp232327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

Another month another long long discussion:

1) Are these Worldwide numbers? ps3 > xbox worldwide!! Hasn't xbox been up on ps3 by like 2-3 million for like the last couple years?

2) Is it shipped or sold??? two different things!

3) Wait till the ps3 drops in the price, k.o to xbox. year of the ps3! 2007-2012

4) Xbox not #1 console, it is 3ds!! handheld vs console? ok...

5) ps3 has more exclusiveS!! Xbox is ditching hardcore for casual! Xbox milk milk milks!! halo kart!! halo party 6!

Rinse and repeat for next month

Anything else I am missing???

banner2327d ago

I think you got it coverd....

cstyle2327d ago (Edited 2327d ago )

Guess you didn't like the latest NPD. You should be used to it by now....lol Xbox has basically won the US market. 7 years and this console is still going strong. Congrats to MS.

portal_22327d ago

America really hates Playstation this gen.