August 2011 NPD sales have been revealed for the Xbox 360.
Xbox360-308,000. Not bad. Hope someone leaks Sony and Nintendo's numbers. Edit: @ Angel How would you know if Sony did bad or better than last year without the numbers? Price cut happened mid August as well.
I predict US sales of 3 million a month in the later holiday months. Last year 360 sold 1.9 million in DEC. I read an article that was pulled from N4G few minutes ago with Sony talking "resource constraints" like in the good o'l day of lies. I knew then, Sony hyping up exclusives earlier was damage control( the article vanished) Somebody even bypassed the first story and people are reporting the first article as the duplicate story. I guess this title isn't as offensive? first article http://n4g.com/news/840957/...
With Gears 3 out this month, I could imagine September doing twice this amount.
I swear this little machine defies the odds in NA over and over no matter what the comp does Good for you MS - well deserved
Gamers realize the 360 is a good console, whether they only own a 360 or it's PS3 users picking one up. Fanboys are just in denial.
@ ForRome and xPhear ^^QFT. Wonder if they did well overall WW from this US boost as well.
Let's hope it doesn't go to their heads.
@Vojkan- last i checked the wii won this gen. 360 will be in 3rd place by the end of this gen due to poor sales in 2/3 markets.
I wont disagree that by the end of this gen. MS could wind up in 3rd...but it won't be by much...and the fact that it will take Sony at min. more than 6yrs to catch the 360...well that says volumes about how well MS handled this generation. Especially in-light of the major hardware issues early on.
yea but on the other side of the coin MS should be ashamed they let sony catch up when they had a year headstart and 1.4 years in Europe,price advantage of $200 and tons of 3rd party deals.
@HaloSpartan... I am sure MS is ashamed. Clear as day their hardware failure let Sony climb back into the race. That's not to say the PS3 isn't good kit, because it is. MS had an early start and clear price advantage...but catastrophic hardware issues shook consumer confidence to the core and MS suffered for that. Their ability to rebound from that to the position they are in now...its very impressive.
@halo Ashamed?? Why should they be, considering how last gen went down.. That's just ignorant... That's like if I was to say, Sony should be ashamed since they had all that momentum coming from the ps2. It's been 6 yrs a nxt gen console has been announced, rumors about another xbox and the ps3 is just catching up
I wonder where the myth that the 360 is doing bad in EU comes from.. Wishful thinking if you ask me.
Ok... I am going to put this out first... Yes I know the NPD's don't equal WW sales. That out of the way, I am very surprised how well the 360 did for August. No doubt their Laptop offering has to be paying big dividends for them. Regardless of how they did it, staying #1 in the NPD's in the face of a Sony price cut in a traditionally slower month is impressive. Moving into the holiday months I think its pretty safe to say the 360 is in a very good position for their big releases.
I learnt me an awful lot bout geografee from them Sony fans, you betcha. I didnt know they was a world outside my trailer park,let alone the good ole U.S of A.
Dakidog... Speak for your self... I am not "almost stupid" spin that globe and not only will I point out America I'll point out exactly where I live all while giving you the middle finger with my other hand... Now how's that for smarts...
Lol, I would congratulate you if globes didn't have the names of the places on it already =p I did say Almost...you know it's true how many of the kids in your class do you shake your head at and wonder how they got out of elementary?
Found this over at NeoGaf and figured I would throw this up: Software (New physical retail only, across all platforms including PC) 01. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PS3, PC)** Square Enix Inc 02. NCAA Football 12 (360, PS3) Electronic Arts 03. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, NDS, Wii, PC)** Activision Blizzard 04. Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd (NDS, Wii, PS3) Disney Interactive Studios 05. Cars 2 (NDS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC) Disney Interactive Studios 06. Just Dance Summer Party (Wii) Ubisoft 07. Just Dance 2 (Wii) Ubisoft 08. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC) Disney Interactive Studios 09. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) Nintendo 10. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Wii, 360, PS3) Majesco **(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware) Hardware Xbox 360: 308K (-13.7%) Nintendo 3DS: 235K Wii: 190K (-22.2%) Nintendo DS: 165K (-51.9%) As for Sony per their press release: "Despite inventory constraints at retail during the first half of August, PS3 hardware sales were very strong the last two weeks of the month following the $50 price cut and the new inFAMOUS 2 bundle. The new PS3 price point, combined with PlayStation Move and the industry's strongest lineup of exclusive titles, including Uncharted 3 and Everybody Dance, positions us for an amazing holiday season," said Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA.
LOL...love the disagree. I repost something from NeoGaf and I get a disagree like I lied. LOL... .love you N4G. BTW...via Neo Gaf (not me) hardware is updated: Hardware Xbox 360: 308K (-13.7%) Nintendo 3DS: 235K PlayStation 3: 218K (-3.5%) [Comes from press release statement math and known numbers.] Wii: 190K (-22.2%) Nintendo DS: 165K (-51.9%) So 218k for Sony is not horrible at all but with a price reduction I would have expected more.
its not even been a month since the ps3 price drop dlacy. how about youu hold your horses for a while, you wait till xmas and youll see what huge difference it will make when parents buy ps3 for the xmas tree.
So combine the US and Japan and the PS3 is ahead for the month. And we know what happens between the PS3 and the 360 in the EU. Month goes to the PS3.
Maybe the X360 price drop rumors will finally be put to rest now. Clearly Kinect is selling 360s still, and... well I guess that's good for MS, at least.
Every 360 sold as part of the free 360 with a Windows 7 laptop is counted in NPD. And lots of laptops sell before school season, the numbers are inflated and will show what they really are in october and november - but by then MS may have sent another aggressive bundle out.
get a ps3 free with vaio purchase http://www.studenttechguide... free ps3 with bravia purchase http://www.techspot.com/new... they do the same thing to boost the revenue of other divisions and they aren't counted as sales because they're technically not sales where simply given for free as a promotion MS did that promotion to stop students from switching to MAC. their August sales are impressive stop talking out of your arse would you ? you ps3 fanboys are truly one of the wonders of the world you defend your pre 2006 techology more than 360 fanboys do when neither console is even as powerful as a dual gpu high end pc from 2005 lol 512mb ram has been outdated since 2004 lol consoles fail in general. PC FTW!
I dont think they count those.
Those numbers are getting unbelievably high. I don't know what the hell M$ is doing in order to keep their sales up. I just suggest they keep it up while they can because Sony is right behind them in sales for the NA Region. WATCH YO' back M$!!! ...and good job btw. Thought by 2011 360 would be dead.
Once again the 360 destroys the competition.
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