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Xbox 360 outsells rivals again in August, in U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Sep 2011 3:51 User comments (9)

Xbox 360 outsells rivals again in August, in U.S. According to the latest NPD figures.
Microsoft's "Major Nelson" has reported today that the "Xbox 360 sold 308,000 units in August, maintaining the # 1 console spot in the U.S. for 2011."

The company has now led the U.S. in 14 of the last 15 months, as the PS3 remains strong and the Wii tapers off.

Sony's PS3 is rumored to have sold over 200,000 units on the month, thanks to their $50 price cut.

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9 user comments

110.9.2011 7:05

Nelson brags too much

210.9.2011 7:08

I thought the 3DS was their only rival? It is the only thing at a similar price point.

310.9.2011 14:29

people still buy 360? cost too much with less hard drive

410.9.2011 15:39

There were two people out of my entire hs class that had ps3's. I'm surprised Sony sold that many ps3's. Personally I prefer the xbox controller over Sony classic style. Although, there are a few exclusives I'd like to try but I wouldnt pay 400 bucks for em.


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

510.9.2011 16:01

Pay $400 for what? The console + the 3 games? Also, Nintendo needs to get it together.

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610.9.2011 20:24

Originally posted by plutonash:
There were two people out of my entire hs class that had ps3's. I'm surprised Sony sold that many ps3's. Personally I prefer the xbox controller over Sony classic style. Although, there are a few exclusives I'd like to try but I wouldnt pay 400 bucks for em.
The PS3 160GB system is $250, the 4GB 360 with Kinect is $300. PS3 has Blu-ray, Xbox 360 has an arguably better catalog and can be hacked. All matter of preference at this point.

711.9.2011 2:19

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by plutonash:
There were two people out of my entire hs class that had ps3's. I'm surprised Sony sold that many ps3's. Personally I prefer the xbox controller over Sony classic style. Although, there are a few exclusives I'd like to try but I wouldnt pay 400 bucks for em.
The PS3 160GB system is $250, the 4GB 360 with Kinect is $300. PS3 has Blu-ray, Xbox 360 has an arguably better catalog and can be hacked. All matter of preference at this point.
The PS3 is hacked too...just not as completely.

I thought the 360 was down to $150...at least that is what I saw in a few banner adds. I figured that price was about right...then I checked amazon and I was ROFL. $300 for the base model, almost $600 for the 120GB model...you could get a pair of PS3s...a 160GB and a 320GB, for less than $20 more than a single 360 120GB.


811.9.2011 13:39

Quote:
I thought the 360 was down to $150...at least that is what I saw in a few banner adds. I figured that price was about right...then I checked amazon and I was ROFL. $300 for the base model, almost $600 for the 120GB model...you could get a pair of PS3s...a 160GB and a 320GB, for less than $20 more than a single 360 120GB.
I found em used for as little as $80 for first gen, so I picked that up. New it's still a bit pricey. For what consumers pay for these consoles tho, most of them have a PC so if they have a quad core CPU just spend $200 for an ATI HD 6xxx series, and chances are you running everything better than either consoles for less than the cost of them new. *Pending on RAM/CPU speeds of course*

If you love 360 controller that much by the dongle to use on PC. Done, there's your new 360.

911.9.2011 14:22

Killerbug

It is $199/$299 (for the 4gb/250gb without coupons, offers or bundles) without Kinnect.

It goes to $299/$399 (same no discounting price) with Kinnect.

No one else has anything quite like Kinnect, can't say as I've tried it myself but I know several people with it & they reckon it is cool as f*** and a lot of fun.

BTW if I was wanting one I would hold off buying just yet, there is rumour of a price-cut coming soon.

Personally I would like the Kinnect's voice & gesture control of my media, I'm just waiting on the sensor to get a little less expensive.

I'm also looking forward to the new Star Wars/Gears bundled machine's bigger 320gb hard drive coming out as a buyable component
(load more of my games to the hard drive, it's so much better, usually faster & quieter.....almost silent)

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