Microsoft has hailed the sales performance of the Xbox 360 throughout 2010 in the US, noting that it's become the fastest-growing console in that territory, up 34 per cent year-to-date.
lol of course it should US is the home territory. I guess next i'll see PS3 fast growing console in Japan for 2010.
Hahaha what?? i thought they were the best selling console in the world! At least thats what 360 fans told me...
Sorry dude buy I don't buy your padded numbers with the shipped=sales BS.
Actual install base doesn't seem to be growing, software sales are basically the same for the last 3 years. I think this maybe for 4 reasons: -360 is used for playing pirated games -Replacing broken units -Slim upgrade -No big selling new franchises
Sure, that's why games like Fallout New Vegas and Black Ops continue to sell more on the 360. (Way more, if you are talking about only the US). So you geniouses are right, software sales on the 360 have flatlined. /s By the way, the Wii which is a Japanese console has been the fastest selling console in the US most of this generation. I guess that blows away your theory about consoles automatically being #1 in sales in their home territories. Nevermind, though, we all know you were just using it as an excuse.
@ heroprotagonist Remember Microsoft PR reps bragging about "attach rate"? Notice how they never mention it any more? That's because the 360 has the lowest attach rate of all three consoles. Hmmmm, but games are still selling great, right? It's true, but the attach rate calls into question whether all these recorded 360 sales are individual consumers or "re-buyers" replacing their 360.
No PS2 has, PS2 has been beating Wii in sales and their hasn't been to many games for it. @Game-ur I think you are right on the dot with that, most of the people I know that own a Xbox 360 want the new Slim model (Mostly because WiFi is build in) or their systems is giving out on them. I went threw 6 Xbox 360's and haven't had much problem with the new 360 (Kind of wish they build it this good from the start).
I'm getting tired of seeing every quote someone makes... it gets irritating! But this is N4G and fanboy battles are more important than good news so have fun guys!
Why people like to bash another console and the owners of those consoles baffles me. If you have one console and choose to only have that console, good for you. If you can only afford one console but would desperately love to have another, just because you cant afford more than one doesn't mean you should slander others that can or just chose a different console than you did. The manufacturers don't need you to defend them nor do they want or ask you to, they are all very big companies with more money than the most of us will see in a life time. I would love to stab all fanboy's in the neck Assassin's Creed style but I would drown in blood before I finished the cleansing.
this isn't surprising. unfortunately for them U.S. isn't enough i believe....=|^
@heroprotagonist: You misspelled "genius."
Why are you so defensive? It's just numbers. I dont see what PS3 as to do with this.
im really interested to see how this year will play out. next week black friday starts the holiday season. kinect n move are both out. GT5 hits next week and c.o.d is out and that sells more on the 360 so it might increase sells. donkey kong n kirby for the Wii. nothing big hits in december i believe. so its just a sprint to the end of the year. truth be told i cant wait until Jan 11 . Square has that conference show and we will see FF vs 13!!! and LBP 2!!
the fastest selling console in the world this year. Maybe somebody should write an article about that.
what does home territory have to do with anything? Sony owned the last 2 generation and Nintendo/Sega before that
The problem is the US isn't the only place in the world and alone won't be enough to win them the war against Sony.
But they are winning
Greenburg and Microsoft like to ignore their european fanbase.
I cant find any article there.. you gotta sign up? WTF is this? and who put this icon? whoever submitted this is a n00b i swear -__-
ASTOUNDING. The 360 continues to dominate the competition in it`s 5th year, incredible.
It is doing quite well in the US indeed.
360 is 5 years old
Focus on the positive, that's Greenberg's job, becasue the reality is the 360 has been hammered worldwide this year. Of course, if he tried to spin worldwide numbers it would like like this. Greenberg: "Despite being hammered this year in terms of worldwide sales versus the competition, with the launch of the 360s, a price cut and the launch of our top dog, Halo Reach, we've managed just over a 1% increase year over year! High five! Don't leave me hanging." The fact is the 360 is far, far behind the PS3 in 2010. Of course Greenberg is going to try to look at the bright side. It's all smoke and mirrors with Greenberg. Look at our great numbers! Worldwide sales figures? What do those matter? We're a runaway train! Ah ha ha ha ha!
What are u going on about worldwide. He doesn't speak for the world he works in the U.S and it is about U.S sales so of course typical Greenburg or anyone talking about anything U.S that is NPD duh. Do you have actual worldwide numbers to provide TODAY in a NPD related conversation????
Of course. That's his job, smart guy. The real question is why do tools like you take what guys like him say so personally?
" He doesn't speak for the world he works in the U.S " ...thus, he works on earth = the world the "world" still matters... + whos the spokesperson for world wide 360 sales? isn't it greenburg?!
Why don't you make like a tree and shut up and play.
And with Black Ops being the game that a lot of 360 owners are playing right now, I'm not surprised. Plus, Reach and Fable did really well. The Wii doesn't have much and the PS3 still doesn't have GT5 yet. Off topic (kind of): I just thought of an analogy for 360 sale verse PS3 sales. 360 game sales are like an explosion and PS3 sales are like a wild fire, they can do the same amount of damage just in different ways. Oh, OK it thought of that because I was thinking of GT5 in the US. Obviously that was a generalization, but I thought it kind of fit. On the subject of GT5 in the US I think it'll do better than those rough estimates that VGChartz has. I'm already tired of both Medal of Honor and I send Black Ops back to GameFly, I'm so ready for GT5... I'm curious to see how GT5 with effect the PS3 in the US if at all. The 360 has been going strong with the exclusives this fall and with a solid Kinect launch.
I scratched my nuts 2day *thought id share that with every-1*
Too bad that's a duplicate story. Better luck next time. ;)
"The most balls in the world have been fondled the most times this year by Hellsvacancy! And try the new hands free method!" Ok, maybe not.
Americans also have a history of past regrets. Just saying.
The civil war Slavery Kate Goselin The cast of the view, sans Hasselbeck Bill Clinton Democrats Obama Need I go on?
How could you forget George Bush for 2 freaking terms!
im proud of bill clinton lol
Every country has regrets, u.k. alone has India and the spice girls. Need I go on?
Civil War - Ended slavery Slavery - No regrets there Kate Gosselin - You have Daphne from Frasier The View - Agreed Bill Clinton - Ok...agreed Democrats - They started in Britain Obama - Yep George Bush was a great president who was a poor public speaker. The media trashed him to no end...even claiming that the chemical labs we found in Iraq were a hoax. Dan Rather, anyone?
wtf is wrong with this Jacob guy.
"George Bush was a great president who was a poor public speaker." Dude, if you worked in Government like I did at the time, you have no idea how wrong that statement of yours is.
you forgot bush
hes obviously republican and noob.
F**KING TALKING ABOUT POLITICS ON A F**KING GAMING SITE?
I wonder why its only US that buy 360.. Guess it's true what they say you can easily separate an American and his money more than anybody around the world.. That's why MS targeted US over everywhere else..
"only US" Ok so the 1m+ sales in japan didn't happen? In EMEA there's about the same amount of consoles as in the US. in the UK cod sold 56% of all it's retail copies on the 360. "only US" ? Do you realise how much of a moronically stupid statement that is? Mind you i am just feeding a troll.
I swear to god, just when I think you've made the dumbest commit ever, you blow me away with something like this. I will never doubt your "Super Stupid Comment Abilities" again. Your just mad because my country can blow your country the [email protected] up.
In other news Cabbage Patch Dolls outsell Baby Born.... Play games people, it's more fun than sales, especially when you don't own stocks :D @morkendo23 Wow...you have problems.
i helped with one of those sales. Makes me angry though buying a new console in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. To those who don't believe me I bought it the day it released. Than instead of paying Microsoft for the warranty i bought a new one and swapped the insides and returned it 2 times in 2007 and another 2 times in 2008. I got annoyed with that and bought an arcade in 2009, sold it to a friend in favor of getting a PS3. Than I bought a slim because i wanted Halo too much.
Your choice :) SKUSlave! ;) :D
It's not really about how dedicated you are to quality. It's about convincing the ignorant masses that you're dedicated to quality.
They were selling their arcade model for $99.99 cdn at best buy for a weekend which sold out and also their 4GB S model at future shop was $199.99 and you got a $50 dollar store credit. It would be nice to see how much each sku sold. At the end of the day, a 360 sold is a 360 sold.
Title highlight something that should be clear by now. Console market is segmented. XBOX dominates USA + UK, PS3 the rest of the world. There is not other way to understand how xbox selling better than the PS3 in USA and UK, yet it is continually outsold WW. I think this is the first time something in the lines happens. Very interesting stuff.
Nihilism you cant take a joke i see... I dont come on here to valuate consoles or pricing wars,chat about GT5,G.O.W,CALL OF DUTY, like most of you guys do DAILY if anyone has a problem is you.
Not laughing at the most immature thing I have ever seen does not make me humourless. See my avatar, that is Bill Hicks, an ACTUAL comedian. You see the thing with comedy is that you are supposed to laugh and think...people who laugh at fart jokes do not think, I am not one of those people. You are a sad little man. Taking brand loyalty to the point where you revert to the intellect of a....actually I don't think I was ever immature enough to find fart jokes funny...wtf does that make you? @morkendo23 Below You have totally lost it. My comment was in reference to your comment "diaper farting" which is just immature and insane. I don't care about your personal experiences, your comment was not objective, it didn't even make sense. How about you finish your vegetables and we can see about getting you tucked in bed nice and early. If you had written a comment like "F M.S, I bought a 360 and it died within 12 months and the warranty wouldn't cover it" ( which I don't think would happen ) then I would not have responded to you at all.
love your avatar man. one of the funniest men ever.
The man couldn't pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heel. Iggy him.
Aren't jokes suppose to be funny? I'm sure if you try that farting bit to a bunch of day care residents, they'll coo it up.
Oh boy this article just done did it...They're coming man they're gathering up there army and they are gonna bring a hail storm down upon this article.
I can't wait for MS's worldwide sales... They always show them soon after NA numbers.............
If that is the case why did the PS2 absolutely SLAUGHTER the xbox month after month in the US? But now that the 360 is doing well people are claiming home market? I doubt more than 2% of 360 owners that bought a 360 did so cause its from an american company (even though its not even made in america)...if so much. Maybe its time to end this stupid "Home Market" crap. The PS2 destroyed the xbox in its "home market" so the PS3 shouldn't have that excuse. But on topic, its good that we have competition. The xbox has been responsible IMO, for the popularity of the FPS genre. If YOU don't like that kind of game, well that's your opinion, and you are entitled to it, unless you are in China then tough luck. But as a FPS fan, i am glad that we have so many. Much in the same way that the original playstation brought many types of games to the forefront, such as survival horror and stealth games (they were around before RE and MGS, just not as good or as well known), the same can be said of the 360. Face it, there is a possibility that without the xbox, developers would have continued to view the console market as a mainly RPG gaming space and COD may have never even made it to consoles, just like the first one at the time. This of course lead to Sony also jumping into the fray and bringing us games like killzone back on the PS2. FINALLY you didn't need a $1000 PC to play the latest FPS cause developers were afraid the console people wouldn't buy it. And thank GOD, cause i HATE RPG'S. Especially random battle crap where you are walking and then the screen freaks out and you are in a battle and you have to hit the guy then stand there while he hits you, then hit the guy.....but i digress, again MY opinion. Not saying its the majority, just mine. There have been things that we can agree were wrong. IMO, online gaming should be free, end of story. And of course the RROD was a massive fiasco. But we can't ignore the contributions to gaming. That would be just ignorant. My $0.02.
The point is, that Microsoft concentrates most of their efforts on the U.S. region, and release PR like this only to prove that fact.
Has Microsoft, Patcher etc ever done an analysis on how the much the 360 has made them because I remember the pre-launch talk was that the system was designed purely to get market share and set up the their next console (so that would sell +100m units)? The reason I ask is because someone I talked to within the industry told me that the console was effectively still in the red due to its marketing budget (which is absorbed partially into Microsoft's annual marketing spend). Grown up replies only.
Ok it makes sense since its an american console in its home territory
Damn xbox propaganda get over yourself. I Wouldn't buy anything microsoft!!!!! Get outta hear!!!!!
And wait for... the next ban wave! :p
The real deal will be next month with the release of Black Ops and Kinect. Xbox 360 might sell more than half a million in US alone in one month.
This is like saying more fords are sold every year than Porches. You cant really compare the sales of these systems because they are not priced the same. PS3 is going to cost someone at least 300 while you can get an xbox for under 200. Everyone knows all the crap about rrod and it coming out a year first but that doesn't even matter. What is amazing is a system coming out a year after and still priced pretty high to this day has outsold the xbox since it launched.
that ps3 ship is slowly sinking.....
You clearly haven't seen the ps3's lineup for next year then, ad it hasn't even hit the magical 199.99 price point yet.