NPD: Microsoft says January was a “great kick-off” to 2010

Thursday, 11th February 2010 23:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Microsoft has responded to tonight’s NPD figures, and called it “a great kick off for what is slated to be the biggest – and best – year in Xbox history”.

Starting with Mass Effect 2 taking the number 2 spot on the software charts with 572K units sold for Xbox 360, Modern Warfare sold 326K units on 360, Darksiders 171K, and Army of Two: The 40th Day moved 171K units on the system.

According to our math, that’s 1316.5K units of software sold for Xbox 360.

Here are some more figures from Microsoft:

  • US installed base lead over the PS3 by nearly eight million units.
  • With January 2010 console sales topping 333K units in the US, contributing to $313 million in total spend on Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories last month.
  • Consumers spent more than $158 million on Xbox 360 games alone last month, driving our industry-leading software attach rate of 8.8.
  • In January 2010, Xbox 360 owners spent $150.5 million on third-party games, more than competing next-generation consoles.
  • The Xbox LIVE community now tops 23 million, making it the biggest social network connected to the TV.
  • Additionally, 2.3 million Xbox LIVE members set a record last month, marking the most concurrent users online at any given time and reaffirming Nielsen’s findings that Xbox 360 is the most-used console on the market.

Microsoft also chatted about it’s X10 event tonight, which we have covered extensively for you.

The response also said Crackdown 2 was slated for June. There ya go, kiddos.



  1. RGW1982

    “a great kick off for what is slated to be the biggest – and best – year in Xbox history”

    I See Microsoft Is Doing Some “Wishful Thinking”.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. NoxNoctisUmbra

    After reading the title, I thought Microsoft will talk about SONY success. Fuck, who cares about the stats they have? where the fuck are the games?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    I thought Microsoft will talk about SONY success


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    I put it in the other thread, but if Sony just totally stepped it up in the US, MS would have little to crow about against the PS3.

    The US is what makes the PS3 look like it’s under performing.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. ybfelix

    And Japan is making 360 look like it’s crash and burning

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Spaced Oddity

    Razor is correct, NA is the only territory where the 360 is staying competitive in sales with the PS3, though both are still getting raped by an outdated shovelware machine. However, 2010 is most certainly looking to be one of, if not the, best year for the 360 and its fans. All platforms have an exciting year ahead of them. I’m hoping Alan Wake turns out to be a real gem and not another Haze or Too Human.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    That’s not actually true SO. Take Japan out of the equation and the 360 and PS3 sold identically (for Europe, US etc combined) since the release of the slim. (This can be verified using media create numbers and the official sales figures from Sony and Microsoft).

    This, of course validates ybfelix’s post. :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. RGW1982

    Take Out Japan & PS3 Is Still Doing Better If You Take Into Consideration The 16 Month Head Start The 360 Had Over The PS3, Even Numbers Means The Advantage Goes To The PS3.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Aye aye aye. You just have to argue everything don’t you?

    They said…

    NA is the only territory where the 360 is staying competitive in sales with the PS3

    …and I posted a response. Note that neither of us mentioned launch aligned performance, or headstarts, or which is doing better over time or anything like that. I appreciate your need to defend the PS3, but please save it for when there’s something to defend against.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. RGW1982

    It Has To Do With Being “Competitive”, The 360 With A 16 Month Head Start & Having Identical Sales To The PS3 In Those Regions Isn’t Very Competitive Now Is It?

    NA Is The ONLY Region Where The 360 Is Actually Staying Competitive In Sales With The PS3.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Don’t forget the UK, retard-boy.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. The Juice707


    Get a life dude. All you do is piss on everyone else’s words. Get your fat ass off your computer, and go make yourself useful because you certainly aren’t making any use of yourself here.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. reask

    Blerk is correct actually.
    The US and UK account for 60% of worldwide sales.
    Any way a good start to the year for both consoles.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Goliath

    You know what’s always funny about these arguments? Microsoft’s console is already a resounding success, regardless of if the PS3 outsells it or not. Anyone who claims they expected this measure of success from Microsoft’s console is lying. I don’t know why that fact always seems to get overlooked but somehow it does.

    #14 5 years ago

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