Xbox 360 has moved 55 million consoles in six years

Friday, 3rd June 2011 15:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has announced Xbox 360 has now sold sold 55 million consoles across 38 countries during the six years it’s been on the market.

The console, according to NPD, as maintained the top spot on the console charts for the past eleven months, and during the first four months of 2011, Xbox 360 has seen a 29 percent year-over-year increase in sales.

Microsoft said this figure is “triple the growth of PlayStation 3 and the largest growth of any console on the market.”

The firm also said there are now 35 million active Xbox Live members worldwide “spending an average of almost 60 hours a month on the service,” which means that cumulatively, Live members are now logging 2.1 billion hours a month on the service. That’s three-times the amount of usages compared to a year ago.

Microsoft also said it has sold more than 10 million Kinect sensors and more than 10 million standalone Kinect games worldwide, making the Xbox 360 console more of an entrainment device than ever before.

The firm expects 2011 to “once again be a high water mark as the best year ever for the brand.”

It also sent over a handy graph which you can check out below.



  1. LOLshock94

    lololoolol ps3 fail ps3 fail… woopy woop wop nomnom

    #1 4 years ago
  2. reask

    Good sales.
    I wonder will it do ps2 numbers by the time its finished?

    Thinking long term and selling cheaply in a few years alongside the next box.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. pukem0n

    yeah, this newspost wont start a flaming war, no way ^^

    still, its impressive how sales didnt go up from year 3 to 5, and jumped with the new slim, while PS3 sales climbed steadily and stagnate now.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    In US PS3 lacks with titles that US can be happy about.

    Uncharted 3 won’t cut it. The only title that can help them is God Of war 4

    or decent EVERQUEST MMO title and maybe Agent from Rockstar.

    Ps3 will still outsell xbox 360 globally.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. The Evil Pope

    55m? Is that all…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    360troll: Yeah 55 mill, whoop, my toy rocks! Suck it Sony!

    Ps3troll: Yeah how many rrod? 20mill? MS suck!

    360troll: How many ps3′s ylod huh?

    Ps3troll: About as many as 360 had disc tray faults I guess!

    360troll: Well at least Live’s never been hacked!

    Ps3troll: Yeah you keep paying for what i get for free xbot!!

    360troll: Keep your passwords safe Sony drone!!

    Ad fucking nausem

    #6 4 years ago
  7. pukem0n

    cant u all be happy that both consoles sell well?

    without competition we all wouldnt get all those great exclusives like Gears of War, Halo, Forza Motorsport or Uncharted, God of War and Gran Turismo.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. StolenGlory


    I have to admit, that made me laugh :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. RyougaZell

    “triple the growth of PlayStation 3 and the largest growth of any console on the market”

    huh? *blinks* in all honesty… I don’t understand that statement. If they meant the Xbox has sold 3 times as the PS3 in America then its correct…but the article speaks of worldwide sales…

    And largest growth of any console in the market? So it means they are denying the existance of the Wii?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. pukem0n


    i think they mean growth rate from last year to this.
    if you look at the graph, it shows Wii sales declined and PS3 stayed the same. so that argument is absolutely true and good marketing PR ^^

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    He’s just talking about growth – i.e. year before compared to last year. See Mr Graph where the 360 line goes up and the Wii line goes down. One is growth and the other is decline. The fact that Wii seems to have declined from 9.5m to 7m and 360 has grown from 5m to just under 7m isn’t the point when finding the stats which make you look better than the others.

    Got to say it’s impressive the line keeps going up for the 360 – compared to other consoles it’s impressive to keep growing for so many years.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. KingCancer

    i bought 3 of them.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Malmer

    RyougaZell: They’re talking about growth, in other words the change in sales compared to the same period last year. The other consoles sell pretty much the same nowdays as they did last year. 360 sells much better since kinect than it did before.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Razor

    It’s kind of pathetic they have to reference the console in last place.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @Razor, it’s their competitor in the core market. Thats why.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    @2, the 360 will probably be discontinued very shortly after the next console comes out a la the original xbox.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    @16: Doubtful. They had to discontinue the original xbox, it was costing them a fortune. The 360 is a very different story at this point.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Kuwabara

    PS3 is still the better performing console. The ps3 has been out a yr less and is only behind be 3 million, so if it was released at the same time as xbox 360, ps3 would be ahead by around 3 million, as the console would have sold at least 6 million first year. Then you also got to factor in the huge hardware failure rate of xbox 360, and also ps3 being expensive compared to xbox 360 at launch, and for for a while, which would have added a few million to the ps3 sales list had the prices been even. Playstation is still king. Microsoft better hope the ps4 doesnt release alongside the next xbox and at a similar price.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. RyougaZell

    @10 @11 @13
    Thanks guys. I actually missed the graphics because IPRISM suddenly decided that browsing vg247 good, but watching every damn image/screenshot/graph/whatever is bad and blocked each and every one. Its actually a pain sometimes to not be able to watch referenced media.

    Broswing at the office.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. hitnrun


    I agree with FS, I think the 360 will die the day it is replaced. Discontinuing the original Xbox didn’t save them any money; the money was already spent. They killed it to make people upgrade, which I think they’ll do again if it’s up to them.

    Of course, it might be a price point thing as well. The PS2 had such a historic run because its successor was foundering and unaffordable. The market and the producer make the decision jointly in most cases on how fast the old system will die, going back to the NES. The PR department is just as content giving speeches about the exciting next generation as they are about the incredible longevity of the “brand.”

    #20 4 years ago
  21. reask

    I disagree with you 20.
    Keep it going cheap and get more into the base for 360 2.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. daytripper

    @18 yeah we’ll see what happens.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gadzooks!

    That is impressive growth.


    Video chipset licensing was the prime reason xbox was discontinued.

    Nvidia owned the rights and were not playing ball with MS on pricing. MS could not lower the manufacturing cost so had no choice but to pull production ASAP.

    If 360 is still selling when nextbox comes out then production will continue just like PS2 production continued because MS own all the hardware and can continue to reduce manufactoring costs.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Mike

    How many did PS2 sell in the seven-year gen gap? That’s the benchmark, anyway.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. spangar11

    @12 yeah same here

    #25 4 years ago
  26. sg1974

    Charts which show performance against each other from launch are misleading. spikes are created by holidays (eg xmas) and big game or peripherel releases. all of these – particularly holidays for obvuios reasons – appear at different points in each products life cycle depending on release date.

    #26 4 years ago

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