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Xbox 360 has sold over 57 million units worldwide

Saturday, 5th November 2011 16:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Major Nelson has tweeted that Xbox 360 has moved over 57 million units worldwide since it was launched six year ago. The firm reported in its latest financial results that the console moved 2.3 million units for Q1 FY12, and for the last nine months it was the “best-selling” console. Compared to the latest Sony figures from September 30, the Seattle-based firm is ahead of PS3 ‘s 55.5 million units by 1.5 million. When comparing millions, those figures seem close, but if you add Nintendo into the equation, Microsoft and Sony’s sales pale in comparison to Wii, which as of September 30 has moved 89 million units worldwide. Via Gamespot.

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10 Comments

  1. NiceFellow

    So given the 360 launched first they’ve sold more or less the same pace time adjusted (PS3 and 360 that is)?

    In fact 1.5 seems low for the 360′s first year so I guess the PS3 has been slightly outselling it overall.

    Great jump for MS though from the Xbox to more or less matching – an admittedly much weaker selling – Sony console.

    I guess in hindsight PS3 and 360 ended up splitting the market for HD games while Nintendo hoovered up the bulk of the more casual market the PS2 had owned the generation before.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. SirPacman

    That would be about 50 million working PS3s and 30 million working XB360s then?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. alimokrane

    @SirPacman

    Please keep that comment to yourself.

    What people seem to forget is MS reports consoles sold to retailers whilst Sony reports consoles shipped which does not mean sold, it could be sitting in a Sony warehouse somewhere.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Sneak-Out

    sony has sold 56 Million consoles according to her last report ..

    http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/financial/fr/index.html

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    So after all the fanboy cockwaving, the actual difference between the 2 *proper* consoles is fucking minimal, a cunt hair seperates them.

    Plz feel free to make this a HUGE deal.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. SirPacman

    alimokrane: “Please keep that comment to yourself.”

    Bit late for that now aint it? But it was not simply trolling, it is a point to factor in. Sure the failrate has dropped of late, but the bulk of these machines are still the oldest design and thus were the most fail prone ones.

    alimokrane: “What people seem to forget is MS reports consoles sold to retailers whilst Sony reports consoles shipped which does not mean sold, it could be sitting in a Sony warehouse somewhere.”

    No it could not, that is like some sort of internet urban myths. No manufacturer of anything (save military rations spam perhaps) keep huge stockpiles of products, nor does distributors or EOS. Though I guess Western Digital and some others wish they had done so now.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. sg1974

    @alimokrane

    What people seem to forget is MS refuses to say how many of those 57 million sales are retail-replaced failed units. Yes, they’re counted.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Lahanas

    “but if you add Nintendo into the equation, Microsoft and Sony’s sales pale in comparison to Wii, which as of September 30 has moved 89 million units worldwide.”

    Αnd yet, nobody gives a rat’s ass about the Wii. Nintendo is starting the next generation with literally zero momentum, even though typically it’s the winner of the current gen.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DaMan

    Jasper chipset, released in 2008 practically eliminated the issues, and 2007 Falcon already made them minimal. X360 sold about 7 million in the first year, and the failure rates that high were in the very first months. I know a guy who went through 3 PS3s, and there were plenty of people whose consoles died, the disc drive stopped working or they ylod’ed. At most, there ‘re about 2 million more unjustly sold 360s than PS3s out there.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. fearmonkey

    Who cares how many consoles are sold xbox vs PS3?
    What should matter is who is selling the most games! What console is actually selling the most games is what brings in the money.
    In the states, everyone I know uses the PS3 as a blu-ray and entertainment system first, gaming system 2nd. The PS3 owners that also own an Xbox almost always favor the Xbox for games.
    In Europe and japan, I imagine the opposite is true.
    I see the monthly reports on the top 10 games, but is there a stat on total games sold on specific consoles?

    Also, the Wii which everyone says won this generation, is great for Nintendo, but for third parties, it’s been a disaster. The Wii has sold the most consoles, but has it sold the most games too? I doubt it. The people I know that own a Wii, buy specific Nintendo titles mostly, and just a few third party titles. They don’t actually buy that many games for the system.

    #10 3 years ago

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