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Xbox 360 tops all console sales in April in US with 236,000

Microsoft has just issued its NPD reaction statement and revealed that the Xbox 360 sold through 236,000 units for the month of April, marking the 16th consecutive month that the console has topped all others in the US.

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donniebaseball2044d ago

That's weak, but it seems like April is pretty weak for everyone.

MasFlowKiller2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

Wow, Xbox is killing it in the US

(Stealth edit) did not have US when i first wrote my comment, lol

I want to see how both Sony and MS change their next Gen consoles, PS3 is killing it in Europe and JP while the 360 kills it in the US.

How will both of these console attempt to penetrate those Markets?

Dante1122044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

Good sales but the numbers are down from last year (297k April 2011). Wonder how the PS3 sold for the month? Sold pretty good in March in the US.

Edit: Source for my future disagrees

http://gamerinvestments.com...

MasFlowKiller2044d ago

With Kinect selling like hotcakes i dont see the 360 loosing steam, at least not in the USA until the next Xbox.

I really do want to see the next gen Consoles.
Going to have to wait until next E3

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MasFlowKiller2044d ago

@slaton24

I Dont think that is true,

The Slim is a good upgrade plus Kinect.

F7U122044d ago

the console with the least amount of exclusives sold the most? I'd also like to know how many of those are the 4GB models.

Outside_ofthe_Box2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

@Dante

Of course the numbers are going to decrease. This gen is coming to end. Everyone that wants a 360 pretty much already have one.

sikbeta2044d ago

@MasFlowKiller

Kinect reached its peak last year, no doubt is helping X360, but it's not as big as everyone thinks = wii like

Sales aren't great, but then again X360 is in the market for 7 years, so new gen needs to happen *soon*

JellyJelly2043d ago

@F7U12 - Trials Evolution alone would be a big reason for me to pick up a 360 if I didn't already own one.

MasFlowKiller2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

I recently sold my 360 but i just purchased a HDhomerun Prime and right now the 360 is the only Media Center extender that allows for live TV without the need to a PC.

PLUS comcast is not allowing ESPN live streaming so that cool too

tokugawa2043d ago

looks like another month where people didnt get excited about all those AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA must have sony exclusives that n4gs fanboys rave continually about....

MasFlowKiller2043d ago

@tokugawa

Why you Trolling bro?

The videogame industry is about having fun bro, not about hate.

You most be doing it wrong bro.

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ElementX2044d ago

I don't think it's weak. Summer is right around the corner and a lot of people like to spend time outdoors, not sitting in front of the TV like they do in colder weather.

Christopher2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

If only this was really true in this day and age, regarding people playing outside more. A few studies have shown that kids spend a lot more time indoors on computers and consoles now compared to ten years ago, including during warmer periods.

I think the major reason is because major game releases tend to aim for end of year, Holiday season, releases. The summer has become a lower point not because people don't play games enough during those times, but because if they push it another 3-4 months, they will hit the higher sales period.

TekoIie2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

So arguably sales in the UK should always be good right? Weather over here is always unpredictable. We have Downpours and then BAM! Next day is bright and sunny... : /

KiLLUMiNATi_892043d ago

Gotta give them credit, they held there own this GEN despite all the negativity and criticism. It's just crazy, I Remember yrs ago remarks- " ps3 is gonna pass it sales wise by 09 then 10 11 12". Who would thought this coming in to this gen wow. Guess competition is great...

Kurylo3d2043d ago

careful, fanboys might hear you... whoa.. u have 1 bubble.. apparently they already have.

mobhit2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

But of course someone like you have to mention Sony in a Microsoft article, right? It's perfectly fine to call out Sony fans for mentioning Microsoft in a Sony article but when it comes to a Microsoft article, its okay to call out Sony.

That's okay. At least Sony fans are enjoying games instead of bragging about sales like its the lottery drawing or something.

Fanboys crack me up.

Patriots_Pride2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

My fellow American, we observe today as a victory for all Amercans - symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning - signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty Gaming God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed when they bought the orginal XboX.

The world is very different now. For 360 holds in its slick black caseing the power to abolish all forms of haters. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe as some people cant accept that the Xbox is here to stay - the belief that MS is evil and 360 gamers are sheeps which is spread by all anti-Xbox gamers.

We dare not forget today that the Xbox has made a name for it self. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans gamers - born in this century, tempered by rabbid people, disciplined by a hard and bitter community, proud of our American heritage - and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of our love for Call of Duty and Halo to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of the Xbox brand.

This much we pledge - and more.

under

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NYC_Gamer2044d ago

The 360 is selling good for a console on its final stretch

donniebaseball2044d ago

Not sure I'd call it a final stretch - it's not like there's a new Xbox launching this year. It'll be holiday 2013 at the earliest.

BlackTar1872044d ago

still its even by your description last stretch really.

Swiggins2044d ago

Meh, less final stretch, more home stretch, the end is in sight but we've still got a ways to go.

Godmars2902044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

But not for a system which gets reinvented every few years.

Can't really give MS points for developing it as a game system, but their ad campaigns seems to be doing the trick.

TekoIie2044d ago

"But not for a system which gets reinvented every few years".

Like ps3 slim? New and More convenient models of hardware will always attract owners of the previous model to upgrade. Simple business strategy...

TheHomerPimpson2044d ago

Or like the PS3 Slim? PS2 Slim? PSONE? PSPGo?

Let's be honest, Sony is far more guilty of this than Microsoft. It's not a bad thing either, it does generally give the consumer something they like and it also generates sales where there might not have been any if they didn't "revitalize" the given system.

I am curious what they're going to do with the Vita...

GamingPerson2044d ago

the casuals are buying.. Only hardcore gamers realize it needs an upgrade.

If this keeps happening new console will come 2017.

If the $99 plan works it's over.

ShinobiDragon2043d ago

The $99 plan will work because most Americans don't read the fine print before siging on the dotted line. I for one can tell it's a horrible plan that sucks money from your account faster than a leech can suck blood.

SKGamer2043d ago

Ok... doesn't the $99 plan include Xbox Live Gold, as well as access to some of the other premium monthly features like Hulu Plus and such? From what I read I thought that was the case.

If it includes things like Hulu, Netflix, etc., it actually would be a bit of a discount over time for those who plan to use those things. And the $99 plan was being targeted at more casual people looking to use this as their entertainment hub.

If I'm wrong, then yes it's not a great deal. But if I'm remembering what I read correctly it's not half bad.

gaden_malak2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

Dude, the $99 plan will cost a person around $450 by the time the 2 years is over.

http://www.pcworld.com/arti...

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