Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg shares some news regarding the Xbox 360 for April's NPD.
i expect all 3 consoles to post solid numbers
probably due to somthing getting traded in and people buying Xbox 360s.
Hard to believe that the once massive brand playstation is now rock bottom in the biggest gaming market but I still think people would bite your arm off for a $200 ps3.
@sack_boi Coming from the guy that thought that Sony could afford to buy Google I don't take your opinion very seriously.
everyone repeat after me:
"ONLY IN THE US"
value has nothing to do with in hand/bank money. Same reason you hear donald trump is worth 8-9 billion then next year its 1-2 (not actual) His worth based on the things he owns. BUT HIS ACTUAL MONEY IS WAY LESS THAN 8-9 billion. Sony probably could buy google. But its not worth doing
@sack_boi. Dude. Just stop it. Sony can never buy google. Even if Sony can buy Google it won't make any sense. Sony is not into online ads and they are predominately a hardware company in anycase. I thought you were joking before but now i know you are nuts.
LMAO @ Sack Boi!!! That was the funniest and dumbest comment I have ever read on here. The mind of a true Sony fanboy. LMAO!!! Google is just a webpage? Thanks for the laugh.
@Sack_Boi Again with your comments about Google being a webpage. Just "Google it" to find out how foolish you really are. Saying that, please stop. You are really dumbing down every single thread you enter into. Your the Sarah Palin of N4G.COM @Jetlain And no Sony does not have the working Capital OR power to borrow the needed funds to buy Google. Sony just not too long ago came out of Financial Restructure...which they had been in before two times since the 1990's. Like Sack_Boi you need to do a little research before you post
Xbox sales will explode again incredible what MS did this gen! Sony and MS Consoles may not be 1st but they are much more alive than Wii.
If that 4gb xbox goes down to 100 bucks or 120 amazing things will happen for MS
I like your comment sir. Bubbles. M$ has done a lot better this gen, but the 360 is not the best selling console of 2011. As of right now its the PS3. Since the beginning of 2011 the PS3 has outsold the Wii and the 360.
link to support your comment please?
Both sony and nintendo dominated the market with their second consoles. How is what microsoft achieved this gen "incredible" in any way?
Nintendo only had to go up against Sega and they were coming off their massively successful NES console. Sony came on the scene when Nintendo was making some misteps and Sega was in its death throws. PS2 rode the success of the PS1 and killed off the Dreamcast with hype and exaggerated promises. Nintendo again misstepped with the Gamecube and the Xbox came into the generation way too late to ever hope to catch up to the PS2. Xbox 360 has done as well as it has even in the face of fierce competition from two successful survivors from generations past. The Wii and the PS3 are both extremely strong competitors this generation. That is the difference.
"Nintendo only had to go up against Sega and they were coming off their massively successful NES console" And you think that Nintendo didn't come off the even more massive success that is the SNES?. Dude just stop it. Nintendo was even bigger after SNES and yet Sony in one gen beat them and broke all records and back it up with the PS2. MS after 2 gen are still struggling to remain second overall and they will end last this gen. How is that an improvement from their second place last gen?. Neither Nin or MS ever reached 100m home consoles which Sony have done back to back and will do with the PS3 eventually.
Let's see, Sony came from dominating the market to sharing the spotlight with MS, whom the previous generation was a laughing stock with a new brand. No matter how you spin it, MS marketshare is on par with Sony, whom previously dominated the market. That means MS brand has increased, while Sony has decreased. Nintendo ofcourse regained their reputation and then some! You can b!tch and moan, but reality is that a company's brand will fluctuate and Sony is no longer the ring king. Nintendo is!
I'll take World wide numbers over U.S numbers Nothing against M$..but why they never brag about WW numbers year in year out hmmm I wonder why
World>America In terms of market... I could be wrong. Europe and Japan are large market, as is the ever growing Saudi market, the ONLY reason we focus on the US because there's one data point instead of 100's
To Microsoft it is the biggest market, But actually at least for the registered online accounts, PS3 has more worldwide excluding US than in US. To say it is the biggest market is a cheap way of dodging a real issue, the fact that MS has struggled to penetrate the market Outside of US in the same way other companies have. So because US nets a couple million more sales, does that really mean it should be blown off and concentrate on US ignoring the million of customers in the world, The world is worth more than America
US is the biggest single market, Europe is the biggest market, one that is lead by ps3 at the moment. But not to take away from this tho, 360 did great in the NPd/US. Good job
@infamousXX87XX We all know why. In truth worldwide the x360 has been 3rd sales wise every year since both wii and PS3 launched. Things are really getting interesting now with both wii and x360 sales going down and PS3 going up. "Nintendo has sold 86 million units of the Wii since its launch in 2006. But sales of the console are falling - 15.1 million were sold in the year to March, down from 20.1 million the previous year. And Nintendo expects sales of about 13 million in the next year. By comparison, rival Microsoft has also seen a slight fall in sales of its Xbox - it sold 10.3 million in the year to March 2010, down from 11.2 million the previous year. But Sony has seen a rise in sales of its Playstation 3. It sold 13 million units in the year to March 2010, up from 10.1 million the year before." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/b... after all the hoopla about Kinetic last year and this year sofar x360 sales were down compare to previous fiscal year ending March. X360 fans can ridicule every small markets there are outside of NA but the truth is every single market weather its Australia or Spain they all matter in the end.
Official worldwide numbers aren't avaible. Most of the world doesn't track sales, including the majority of Europe
@ infamous No one posts worldwide numbers, not on a monthly basis anyway. Sony and Nintendo never talk about worldwide numbers either.
360 has been outselling the PS3 WW ever since Kinect released just look at the official data from Sony/MS since the release of Kinect.
Woo for Kinect! It's so much better than any of the exclusive crap that Sony has been delivering month after month this year. /s
Actually Sony's exclusives have been pretty crap since January.
LittleBigPlanet 2, crap? No. Killzone 3, crap? No. MotorStorm Apocalypse, crap? No. MLB 11: The Show, crap? No. Yakuza 4, crap? No. Kratos on Mortal Kombat, PS3/PC co-op and free Portal 2 Steam copy and exclusive third-party content on L.A. Noire and future games must be crap to you too, right? I guess people like to hate on what they don't have, and none worse than jealous 360 fanboys such as yourself!
NPD? Yes, Aaron, we already know the Xbox will sell the most in the States. Common knowledge. might as well say the sky is blue, or fish swim. Now I'd be shocked if he came out and said Xbox won Japan, then I'd know that the world was coming to an end.
ps....the sky isn't actually blue and fish don't "swim".
Hmm...well idk where you live but I'm looking up at the sky as we speak and its pretty blue. Now perhaps you're trying to get all "scientific" on me due to gases or whatever it is, but the sky I'm looking at is blue. Blue as blue can get. You can take your science and shove it lol now as far as fish go...I'm pretty damn sure they "swim" considering swimming is classified as moving through water with arms, legs, flippers, fins, tail, etc...
I may give you the swim part....but tell me what color your sky is tonight.
I'd do just that Jolly but you'll be out of bubbles by then and won't even be able to respond
Classic! Oops there I go :P
I live in Ireland. We get grey skies, on a good day. :P I know what you're saying, but the Japanese market is weird enough to do that. Example being the PSP outselling the 3DS, which is really strange when you consider it's less powerful, and the NGP is due this year.
Well, the real truth of it would be there is no sky, A combination of gases as you said is why it is blue, but beyond that is the universe, The 'Sky' is an invention created for the human perception of the gases seen, Some species of animals quite possibly don't even see the blue due to having a different light filter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... There. Now lets get to the really important matter at hand. The Xbox360 has sold a few more units in region one than the PS3. What does this mean? Well I don't know maybe we should all sell our PS3's, despite the colossal amount of games being released for it, and get Xbox's?
Not bad considering Microsoft came in last in the United States last gen. Clearly they are doing a lot of things right.
Sony is the "king" in Europe. And dont mather who is the best, but who has the best games....not much to brag about on the X360 this year.
Well so far third party support is good, their online is still solid and secure,hate to say it but MS is having a better 2011 than Sony.
i dont see MS having a better year then sony... regardless of the outage...
I'd love to have both, but I can't afford to. Still, I can appreciate the 360 as a decent console. I've had a Playstation for the last 12 years though, so there was no choice for me this generation. The position of the d-pad and analogue stick is too deeply ingrained. At least, that's my excuse when my cousin beats me in FIFA on the 360 at his house! :P
oh yea baby, here comes all the "america isnt teh world" @larze yea.. the king in 3rd with no online. lol @misterhbk.. well its not blue at night! so ha! fish dont swim! they move in water! you know this.. @misterhbk is that a trick question? i dont like trick questions. so you tell me what color it is in your house when the lights go out and its pitch "black".. i hope you do know that its our atmosphere that gives the sky that blue color in the day right? you do know the moons sky isnt blue right?
So fallouts...you're telling me when you turn the lights off in your house the ceiling changes colors?
what people will do when PSN comes back. What will you guys do with all your unfunny PS3 has no online jokes? Will you write them down to always remember or just suddenly stop? Maybe they will go the way of the RROD jokes and just gradually disappear.
no it wont stop just like rrod jokes dont stop.. i say the nxt big thing would be, i know exactly who you are where you live etc.. for instance it would be like shut up mike derpderp that lives in cali on psn gave up my info st.
that all Sony said that there is a potential that hackers may of gotten personal info. They didn't say they did, nor do we have any proof. They just had to make everyone aware because in case the hackers did, Sony needed to alert all users to the threat. What the hackers were doing was basically trying to pirate things off the PS Store, that's the reason they went through all that trouble. During their plan, they had access to user info if they really wanted to get it. To make up for it, Sony is giving everyone identity theft protection, so even if something happens (and nothing has happened yet) you will be covered. The RROD jokes have stopped (I think people think that Kinect jokes are more funny or something) and all the scrutiny MS went through because of that fiasco was justified. They made the systems that faulty for like 3-5 years. Sony got hacked into. When PSN comes back I don't get how you could still make those lame @ss jokes. You are still going to say PS3 has no online even though it does? WTF LOL
Price cut @E3 will just put the nail in the coffin for the competition.
> Nail in the coffin > Assuming Sony and Nintendo are dead > Assuming Nintendo won't win with Cafe > Assuming Sony has less games
An electronics device that is already affordable to mass consumers will not magically sell even more if its a bit cheaper. The x360 is already at $199 which is mass market price.
I doubt that that would create a nail in the coffin, but it would potentially guarantee strong 360 sales would continue until Microsoft decided to release a new console.
I think its time for the PS3 to get a price cut to 250 or even better 200.
if this is bout ps3 vs 360, well ps3's been outselling the 360 worldwide for 2 or 3 years now. the US is a strong market for the MS.
worldwide, PS3 is top dog; just look at the numbers. @clomshan1990. PS3 and 360 both have been outselling the wii for about a year and a half now. Yes I know wii has sold more collectively.
(Looks at numbers) Nintendo says hello. I do love my PS3 though. And my DS. And my PS2. (Yes, I still play it, mainly Resident Evil 4 though, so that could be finished with soon) And my PS1. (RIP :( ) And my PSP. And my Mega Drive. And my Gameboy. And my PC. And I'd love to get my hands on any other console too. I love software, not hardware.
is this US or world wide? because world wide is what matters.
So after years and years of NPD, PS3 fans still don't know that NPD is US? Dang.
It does say NPD, and I'm sure everyone here knows that NPD is not world wide. Why do people need to constantly remind us like we don't understand that every month NPD comes out?
Because they're insecure. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Nice to see that all 3 consoles are doing great in the USA. But like I always say the best thing to brag about isnt sales its games. So bring it on and lets have a game war instead of a sales war.
We both know that games don't matter to fanboys.
what kinda war can gear put up against... uncharted 3...infamous 2...resistance 3... twisted metal..?
so the 3ds sold more. Or else wouldnt he have said best selling system?
good news fos MS, sony on the other hand... i wouldn't want to be on their shoes
OH NPD's how I hate that you have gotten all conservative on us by not allowing others to discuss the numbers... Xbox 360 is 60% up over last year .... April 2010 NPD's- 1. Nintendo DS: 440,800 2. Wii: 277,200 3. Xbox 360: 185,400 4. PlayStation 3: 180,800 5. PSP: 65,500 source: http://www.gamasutra.com/vi... So that puts the 360 around 296k units if I am doing all my math correctly. Will be interesting to see if the Wii continued its downward trend in April. I am sure they will bounce back in May with the price cut. Edit: LOL... I love I get disagrees from what I can only guess are angry fanboys for me posting 2010's NPD's so we can compare this years numbers. And before you say it... yes I know NPD's are not the world. This is an article about NPD's...just relax your fanboy hormones for a few and let us discuss the state of North American Sales... we can discuss Europe sale in EUMA sales articles and Japan sales in Media Create articles... and then all pile on calling foul/fake for any article that talks about World Wide Sales via VG Chartz.
honestly that doesnt seem right at all. Edit: Oh thats 2010.............. I thought that was 2011 and no 3ds. I got scared. Like I said I think the 3ds was number 1 or else he would of said best selling system, instead of best selling console
@stealth500k... :) I posted up the 2010 numbers so anyone can do the math for those companies that like to tell us the % growth over last year. I just hope the console makers don't give us "double digit growth" like one of them did last month.
And now Sony has responded: **Patrick Seybold, spokesman for SCEA, issued the following statement in reaction to today's NPD data report. "NPD reported that the PlayStation 3 continues to see double-digit hardware growth. PS3 hardware sales are up nearly 13% and our PS3 software sales showed a 40% increase year-over-year. We continue to see a lot of great momentum at the retail level, and appreciate the support we've received from our partners, retailers and customers since the criminal attack on the PlayStation Network. We hope to have services restored as soon as we can." So PS3 up 13% puts them around 204,304 units for April. Now all we have left to hear from is Nintendo...