Microsoft has just announced its Xbox 360 sales in reaction to today's NPD report. The company sold through 257,000 units for the month of June, marking 18 months as the top-selling current-generation console in the US.
Pretty good considering how bad hardware has been this summer
I think you mean software
The PS3 sold 195k. Wii 95k. Okish sales. I'll get the links Sources: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Sources: https://twitter.com/PeterSk... Edit: Xbox360 only sold 60-69k more units if anyone is wondering. Edit: Disagrees even with links? I guess the disagrees wanted me to keep this low key lol.
@dante112 your link doesn't show ps3 sales
Here comes dante112 for some old-fashioned spinning, the n4g's way! @gribblegrunger If you or dante dont care about us sales figures then why even bothering to comment on this article? Oh, maybe because you, dante and "many others" (e.g the rest of n4g crowd) are frustrated that ps3 didnt make it to the headline as the best selling console in US. When ps3 becomes the first in (insert date) in (insert region), you and dante will be Congratulating Sony for that. typical hypocrisy and two faced spinning.
I think Dante is only interested in the WWS. It's nice that the 360 sold well in America but as Dante pointed out, only by around the figure he gave. the other two main regions sold more PS3 than that figure which is why it's beaten the 360 every week this year in WWS. I think, just like me and many others, Dante is getting a little frustrated with this jingoistic approach to sales figures.
"Only" 60k more .... In june(not known for a lot of console sales)....half-way through the year 2012. I don't worry myself too much though. I know the year of the PS3 is coming soon.
At 60-69k margin, the Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 by over 30%. That is no small feat considering the rock bottom price of the PS3 with free online games and *supposed* exclusives while Xbox 360 hasn't had a price cut for years. Like always MS delivers the sale around Christmas. Remember last year, when MS doubled the PS3 sales and sold almost a million more just in December alone in the US? http://www.digital-digest.c... What about worldwide? Xbox 360 outsold PS3 too! "Xbox 360 Best-selling console of 2011 Worldwide" http://n4g.com/news/933968/...
@nukeitall "That is no small feat considering the rock bottom price of the PS3 with free online games and *supposed* exclusives while Xbox 360 hasn't had a price cut for years." I like how you point out price cuts, but overlook the addition of Wifi and a hard drive that has over ten times the storage capacity of the launch model 360. According to MS's pricing, that's well over $200 in value that they've added. The current model 360 is actually superior to the $500 Elite model. You try to spin it to make the 360's performance at a consistent price sound more impressive than it is, but we all know that a 20GB system with no Wifi wouldn't be performing anywhere near as well at $300 as the current model 360 is. Sony has lowered the price to stay competitive, but MS has had to beef up the 360's value.
Well there's no denying that the 360 is doing well here in the U.S. But the others are too.
Amazing (sarcasm) smh
Haha wow. congrats for Microsoft though.
How the heck did you lose 2 bubbles within a few hours?
lol the console noobs don't realize new console is coming. well maybe not anymore after this? Forza, Gears & Halo for everyone!! I hope they don't expect to play online without extra cash.
Well, I'm sure most people don't want to wait 1 year or more to buy a console. If they've got the money, they like the games for that console, they'll likely get it. Not everyone has that kind of patience.
Agreed. Because people who buy a new Xbox 360 can't play old games or multiplatform games it can only be exclusives or you have nothing to play. Don't forget $5 a month is way too much to justify paying for a better online platform. Why should we have to pay for a service that cost millions of dollars to operate? They should be losing money, not us. That is why Micro$hit is greedy they don't want to lose money offering something expensive for free. You know Sony are good people when they lose $5B company wide and $1.2B from SCE division whereas greedy Micro$hit profits.
Agreed. Talk all the shit you want on Microsoft about their making you pay for online multiplayer, they aren't the ones in the negatives at the moment. They know what they need to do to turn a profit. It's not like being a console manufacturer is the easiest business to make money in. If charging us for online is what keeps them in the clear, I don't consider that them being greedy. It is what they need to do to not be a failing business. It's as simple as that.
Bolbgt really? You believe companies are in business to provide you with free stuff? How old are you? Sony wishes they weren't losing money. They are extremely happy to have PS making a profit again. Even if you believe that is wrong.
Last time I checked dedicated servers were far better then having the privilege of using your own bandwidth, ie. P2P. You have 1 feature that PSN doesn't. I am sick and tired of you fanboys touting how much better XBL is, absolutely sick of it.
Except most PS3 games don't use dedicated servers...(only one I can think of is battlefield 3) A dedicated server means that you basically have one server(computer) running each instance of a game(that's how it works in terms of web hosting and PC gaming at least). Most games use P2P... some 360 games use dedicated servers too but most don't for both platforms because it's way too expensive. There are many factors to why people say Live is better than PSN it's not just the missing features like in-game private voice chat(cross-game-chat) and voice messaging. There's also the UI(in-game online operations more specifically) everything is faster and more quickly accessible, all games from the get go supported game invite/join integration. The social experience is also slightly enhanced by things like rating system, Windows Live messenger integration, appear offline, more detailed in-game info, user-name change, better website integration, better profiles. Online gaming is a social experience, Xbox 360 just offers a better social platform.
jessupj 360 has more than just one feature the PS3 doesn't have. Not just cross game chat, but cross voice, video, and text chat. 360 also has custom soundtracks for every game from any device. All 360's with HDD's are BC. Biggest one of all is P2P, so when EA/Sony want to get greedy and shut down servers after a year, P2P can still play.
Microsoft merkstachin' the competition Edit: Why yall disagreeing with me? Acting like MS hasn't been busting Sony and nintendos ass in sales the last two years. Not to mention it was first to the market.
First on the market, yet almost last in total sales. Actually, none of us will actually know whether Sony or Microsoft is in 2nd until the final (OFFICIAL) sales come in for both platforms because there are so many different reports and numbers for both. Either way, Congrats to Microsoft for getting 1/4 Million sold in June. Great feat considering it's 6 1/2 years old now.
Well contrary to popular belief the world doesn't just stop when you hit a US shoreline, there are other countries out there. And ever since the PS3 has hit the market, almost every single year it has outsold the 360. So I don't know where you're getting this "MS has been busting Sony and nintendos ass in sales".
But almost every year doesn't include last year, nor will it this year. The lead will grow. Hooray Microsoft! Hooray beer!
seriously an article of this?
We get an article for npd sales every single month. Wouldn't you have expected another one for this month?
That's cause it said Microsoft went ham on these boys. When i don't care about an article, I don't bother. What he did was a discrete form of hatin
U MAD Bro? XBox 360 = 18 months at number one, plus best-selling console WORLDWIDE in 2011: http://n4g.com/news/933968/... Also... PSP and Vita TOGETHER: barely 100K (from Nintendo's numbers). Put a fork in it. http://www.gamingexaminer.c...
LOL @ "WORLDWIDE in ***2011*** bit. It's year 2012, Frank and currently the PS3 is leading WW. Also neogaf determined that the PS Vita sales were between 75k and 85.5k for the month. How is that horrible? Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Edit: PS3 also sold 195k for the month if anyone is wondering. Only a 60k difference.
Yes folks, Dante112 and _aarix_ are officially sponsored Fluffers for Sony. You both really put in the work for this corporation and for free as well. AMAZING dedication from you guys. Edit: add another Fluffer to the list playstationlegacy1
@Aarix Wow, I have received the exact same message too for absolutly no reason. I even repled back with "So?" I'm pretty sure its the same guy with different accounts copying and pasting the same message over and over again to people he thinks are 360 fans only. Sad really.
@RedHemi300c Actually Aarix is quoting a message he received from an idiot fanboy. Scratch him off the list.
lol. I got that message through PM from humble3 about a week ago.
Aarix = Nasim
Dante112 since we are still living 2012, we can only use data for 2011. SONY CAMP PLEASE STOP SPAMMING MY PM BOX!
i will like to see the world wide numbers... or people think the USA its the whole world???
US does have like half the world's wealth...US(NA in this case) also does have the biggest gaming industry in the world...But Japan who is 1/3 the population of US and don't have the same spending mentality as Americans seems like a pretty big deal to me.
Wrong? Yea, wrong.
Nobody thought that the US = the world. actually I only see that sentence in n4g from apologists Sony fans. we have articles for: -worldwide sales. -US sales. -japan sales. -europe sales. if you don't care about total sales in a specific region then don't even bother to comment and go read the worldwide sales figures.
Most xbox sales come in the last 3-4 months of the year, too, as there is a huge emphasis on retail holidays here in the U.S. That's why Sony sold more in the first 3 quarters last year, and still got passed by in Q4. It'll happen again.
wow congrats Microsoft.
Gamers should stop buying Xbox and games, sending a message to Microsoft. They have totaly gone of the wall and are turning one of the bigest gaming consoles in to a crapy do it all machine. Soon you can watch tv,surf the web and make a meal on a Xbox.
Can't believe I'm saying this, but what else is new..... MS been selling well....Didn't think that this would happen..towards the end of the console life.. Nintendo with a strong early surge has fizzled and Sony..still playing catchup here in the states.. I'm ready for next-gen but will not be an early adopter
Ps3 and 360 both great an capable machines. I must say though that N4G is especially good for reading comments on articles regarding sales of these machines Yes PS3 beats out 360 ww but do people really think the success of xbox in the US isn't a big deal? It's a pretty huge deal and an early indication that maybe Sony will do even less well next gen. People seem to forget how unstoppable the ps brand was last gen
An interesting way to look at things. With the PS3, there was a definite 'fall from grace', if you will, when compared to last generation. With the xbox, it's the opposite. While the original xbox still did decently last gen, it really gained momentum as a console platform this generation with the 360.
Lawl, everytime a sales article gets posted it is always inevitable that stupid fanboy wars like this happen in the comments. This article is about sales, not which console you like better. Sales and your opinion of a console are two different things. End of story. Stop being idiots and get back to your choice of video games.
These fanbums are children, they are the only ones who seem to care about sales/numbers " if they can even count that high" . What does it profit if your console of choice has more sales then the other, what do YOU get out of it? What did nintendo give the fanboys for being on top? I guess the only time your console will " win" is when it's competitors move on to bigger things.
Congrats to Microsoft. 18 straight months leading in US sales. I think its safe to say that the 360 has beaten the PS3 this gen in the US market. No bluray needed....lol
Ps2=150 million -ps3 64 million Xbox=24 million-Xbox360 67 million Doesn't matter if Xbox360 loses to ps3,Microsoft accomplished what they wanted to do and that's build thier brand up and put a dent in the playstation brand.
18 months straight is impressive for a console that is having a such a dry patch congrats ms but shame on US consumers. I reckon Xbox won't be overtaken in the US for the rest of this cycle. Be interesting to see ww numbers for this month. 60k difference is a lot for the ps3 to make ground on. Will be another close month :)
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