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Microsoft clarifies Xbox 360 figures in response to NPDs


Microsoft has clarified its figures relating to the number of Xbox 360s sold in the US, in the wake of some confusion over comparisons to last night's year-end NPD numbers.

The year-end NPD results were released last night, with Xbox 360 reported to have sold 1.31M units in the US for December.

Microsoft sent out a mailer in response to these figures, claiming to have sold 10M units.

Today, we received clarification, stating that the 10M figure should have been listed as a global figure, not a strictly US figure.

"In 2009, Xbox 360 console sales topped 10 million units globally, with more than 1.3 million sold in the U.S. in December, contributing to a worldwide Xbox 360 install base of 39 million," read the statement.

"Previously we had unintentionally indicated Xbox 360 sold 10 million units in the U.S., when in fact this is a global number. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused".

Mistake aside, MS had a banner year in 2009, with $4.8 billion spent on 360 hardware, software or accessories, with $1.1 billion in sales spent during December, and over $2.7 billion spent on 360 software during the year.

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