Kinect helps 2010 become best ever year for Xbox 360

Despite being available for a year longer than its home-console competitors, the Xbox 360 enjoyed an extremely successful year in 2010. In fact, last year was the console’s best since it launched in 2005.
More pointedly, the latest market report from the number crunchers at NPD shows that Microsoft sold an impressive 1.9 million Xbox 360 consoles in the U.S. during December alone.

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trounbyfire2838d ago

I am pretty sure it was the price drop. don't get me wrong kinetic sold very well but com on the price drop

Mustang300C20122838d ago

except it didnt have a price drop

trounbyfire2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

the regular 360 didn't but the second skew did and besides i said kinect very well. whats the problem

You guys must have selected memories. it was common news. yeah thats right disagree with me because i am right. LOL @ 360 fanboys must be on their period

and what of the 4 gig 360 for dirt cheap

FailOverHero2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

From your article..."Obviously these drops are being
done to clear the way for the now-
shipping new model of the Xbox 360
, which will sell for $299."
Those 360's didn't last all the way til December, those old 360's were being phased out. You really think that microsoft were still shipping the old ones? Use your brain for a change.
As we speak KINECT 250GB bundle holds the top spot on gamestop, not the old 360, KINECT bundle

Droid Smasha2838d ago

MS Doesnt even make the old style anymore

LoydX-mas2838d ago

No records were being broken until the new slim model and Kinect were available.

Oh yeah, and the slim did not get a price drop.

FailOverHero2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

What price drop? X360 has been selling at the same price it has had for over a year now.
The 360 S didn't come with a price drop
Yeah those were phased out by the end of July. The records started piling up in september, by which point the older models wer no longer at retail.

trounbyfire2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

i wasn't talking about the 360 s

nice to see you not trolling ps3 hack articles

4 gig 360 anyone

Tinasumsum2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

He's talking about the clearance of the old 360 models which doesn't make any sense because the 360 only started selling 500k to over a million a month after the slim and Kinect. I think this is his damage control trying to downplay what he can.

The clearance wasn't that long, just around a month or more? long before the holiday season. The boost wouldn't have made that much difference to the overall 2010 numbers.

evilunklebud2838d ago

Was that the June price drop to phase out old stock? That probably had negligible impact on year to year end sales.

BLACKBOIJONES2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

Stop trying to twist the fact and stop hating... Even if it had a price drop the bottom line is that it out sold its main rival which is the ps3 in america...I will b curious to c the world wide sales end of year data b4 i make my final conclusion..But the point is the ps3 will always gets is ass kicked in america.And dont try and twist the fact that america is not the hole world.Im not from america but i admit american market is very important in the world of business and the ps3 need to do something quick if it wants to go head to head in america. Yes the ps3 is out selling the 360 in japan and i know japan is a very important market as well but the truth is that the american market is more important than the japan market. If the ps3 wants to over take the 360 in sales they have to start out selling the 360 in america.

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mac_attack2838d ago

Hope this means lots of new games in production. There is still woefully few to chose from (that are any good - Sports, dance central, yourshape), and not a lot to look forward to. I think this is a wake up call to producers they can make some serious money here if they come out with a killer game.

evilunklebud2838d ago

Agreed.. I think the tech is pretty cool and bought one myself. Hopefully the sales will spur developers to support the tech in a robust fashion in 2011.

acky12838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

this makes my very sad, I need a tissue :( I don't like kinect games they are very tedious, uninteresting and uninspired. I'm glad n4g troll on kinect because no serious gamer here would want to use it unless they are playing with family as a one off.

@below - I'm the best gamer in the world. I will try with all my heart to stop kinect being a success. I even sometimes go down to my local GAME just to advise people to buy a ps3 with move instead of kinect with 360. It's hard work but it's worth it.

Sony 'til I die

LoydX-mas2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

You must be a "serious gamer" then?

EDIT @above- You mean you actually come out of your parents basement long enough to "talk" to other people???

FailOverHero2838d ago

You can troll all you like, won't change kinect's successes

Danniel12838d ago

Sorry I dont speak troll, and the glazing light of your one bubble is blinding me.

cochise3132838d ago

Great, another article for PS3 and 360 fanboys can duke it out.

jneul2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

never knew playing sales was a new game lol xD, OH WELL AT LEAST XBOYZ WILL HAVE ONE FUN GAME TO PLAY THIS YEAR

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