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Xbox 360 Still Selling, What Will Microsoft Unveil at E3?

In advance of next week's E3 gaming conference, Microsoft on Friday released some new Xbox 360 stats, and it appears that buyers are still snapping up the popular gaming console.
Since November 2005, Microsoft has sold 55 million Xbox 360s, and "sales are accelerating," Larry Hyrb, the director of programming for Xbox Live, said in a blog post.

With Microsoft touting its Xbox 360 successes, it's increasingly unlikely that we'll see Redmond unveil a new Xbox at E3. Fans might want one, but the company doesn't really need one to help boost numbers at this point. During its last earnings report, Microsoft reported a strong increase in profits and healthy growth in revenue, driven in large part by Kinect for Xbox 360 and strong sales of Xbox and Xbox Live.

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NYC_Gamer2719d ago

these right here

1)kinect software
2)new xbl features
3)couple timed exclusive deals

Shok2719d ago

Pretty much. It's been like this for the last 3 years now.

Mustang300C20122719d ago

which obviously is working for their strategy. If it didn't they wouldn't be where they are at today. Doesn't matter how many exclusives they have. People will still find somthing to complain.

KingSlayer2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

@RedHemi300c

Are those not complain worthy or do you like playing the same games, but having to pay in addition to the $60 dropped on a title? As well as the console no longer being a gaming console. Games come in 3rd.

The_Ultimate_Guy2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

@ KingSlayer

Last time I checked "Kinect Software" were games which NYC_Gamer so nicely pointed out as #1 in his list.

Kinect is still new. How many months was it till games actually started coming out for the PS3 when it was first launched? I think Kinect and it's games are doing just fine looking at the sales.

The biggest selling exclusive game this year will be Gears of War 3. The 4th edition, highest rated racing franchise will release exclusively this year on the 360. Timed exclusive DLC for the highest selling FPS franchise this gen will be on the 360. Unexpected titles like The Witcher 2 and Torchlight have been announced for this year console exclusive for the 360. Who knows what MS have planned for the remainder of 2011. Why not wait till the end of the year before your kind say that MS have no games this year.

Meanwhile titles like GT5, Socom 4, Motorstorm Apocalypse and KZ3 have received less than stellar reviews for such flagship titles. Along with one of the biggest online hacking blunders in gaming history have all occurred on the PS3.

I would say MS is sitting in a VERY strong position thus far in 2011 as they have every year prior since the release of the 360...according to sales and market share.

zeeshan8102719d ago

they want to make more money!

VampiricDragon2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

good 1 and 2 wont happen

Remember they are accelerating in the states. But decelerating in every other region which is why the ps3 is over taking it in worldwide sales

Series_IIa2719d ago

But they still making a lot of money...

Gamingisfornerds2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

Sadly, NYC_Gamer is right on the money. MS has been nothing but disappointing at the past few E3's. Actually, MS has been disappointing in general looking at their (lack of) exclusives and focus on the casual market.

On the other hand, Sony hasn't been doing enough to win me over either, so I guess it's just crap all over.

kingdoms2719d ago

As big and fast as the 360 fanbase is growing it always amazes me how little 360 fans are on this site and in 360 news, with nothing but ps3 fanboys pretending to care about what they say is a lack of games. Every year the 360 had just as many games if not more.

Gamingisfornerds2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

Why can it only be "fans" of a certain console that post here? I really couldn't care less about who or what. You are right that this site is infested with fanboys and that it's easily in favour of the Sony fanboys, but not everyone that criticises Microsoft is automatically a Sony fanboy.

And you are wrong, go ahead and look up the exclusive IP line-up for the 360 and PS3 and put them next to eachother. You can't honestly tell me it isn't easily in favour of the PS3. Also, stating that the 360 has atleast as many exclusive games released (even though that isn't true), means nothing if you have another Fable, Forza or Halo releasing every other year.

Face it, MS is clearly dropping the ball on exclusive titles and instead focussing on timed exclusives (*puke*), XBLA games (meh), and casual games (*puke^20*).

Unfortunately, most of the exclusives that Sony brings to the table hardly convince me I need a PS3 either.

-Oh boy, this post is gonna confuse so many fanboys whether they should agree or not..haha-

M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L2719d ago

Exclusive games? Name them please.

theonlylolking2719d ago

This site used to be overrun with 360 fanboys now there are only PC and PS3 fanboys but the PS3 fanboys are the largest of the two.

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DiRtY2719d ago

N4G / Sony defence Force already at work.

Shok2719d ago

I'm sure as hell not part of the Force but what exactly do they have to defend against here?

B1663r2719d ago

Well, given that past behavior is predictive about future behavior they will concoct some straw men arguments, then tear those down.

So first one will be "xbox has no games", and someone will post a comprehensive list of ps3 exclusives.

Second one will be "people don't want xbl features like tv and movie streaming, face book, and avatar party"

Third one will be "xbox doesn't have blu-ray and that is a huge problem"

Forth will be "America is not the world"

Fifth will be "a few phising attacks, and xbl being hard to log onto a few years ago, for a couple of day, are exactly the same as 6 major networks getting totally pwned across three different continents"

Sixth will be something about how the Kinect is exactly like the eyetoy, and brings nothing new to this type of controller...

Is my list pretty much comprehensive?

young juice2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

@B1663r

first all of those points have nothing to do with the core article.

second while i dont believe xbox has no games. microsofts past e3s clearly explain why core games have taken a backseat.

but thats cool wit me. if you want "xbl features like tv and movie streaming, face book, and avatar party" yknow stuff that you could do on a pc. rather than more games... all im saying is that ps3 is looking much more appealing to me

but naaaw i gotta be in some kinda organized defence. right

Nes_Daze2719d ago

Looks like MS has a defense force of their own on this site who always complain about ps3 fans.

M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L2719d ago

Don't you mean the Microsoft Defense Force? Remember those times where 360 fans claimed the PS3 had no games? Now you're crying wolf. What a surprise./s

MassOnesumis2719d ago

In the Fringe Universe, Microsoft unveils their new console. Its fully upgradeable and it comes pre-installed with the entire dreamcast library.Also, It'll only cost $99.

lazertroy2719d ago

The two selling points of the 360
1.Kinect
2.The Price

Rikan2719d ago

Oh yeah...yeah...that's about it. Schmuck.

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