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Xbox 360 has another big month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2012 2:39 User comments (12)

Xbox 360 has another big month Despite a slumping market, the Microsoft Xbox 360 had another big month.
In the U.S., in January, the console had another solid month, marking the 13th month in a row it was the top selling console in the country.

For the month, 270,000 360s were sold, good for 49 percent of all consoles sold. The figure was also the 11th time in a row that the Xbox accounted for over 40 percent of hardware sales.

Overall, the Xbox accounted for $310 million in total sales (hardware, software, and accessories), much higher than the PS3 and Wii.

Says NPD in their report: "Historically, after several years in the console lifecycle there is a softening of demand, but Xbox 360 continues to defy that convention. The Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend the lifecycle of the console by re-imagining entertainment and delivering new technologies like Kinect for Xbox 360, a new Xbox dashboard, and new entertainment content partners in 2011."

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12 user comments

111.2.2012 7:13

brag brag brag ms... reason ms making money is because they have more motion sensor games than the psmove. OR people use kniect to navigate the dashboard.

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211.2.2012 10:36

actually i believe cus its just a popular console.. and its actually hackable unlike the ps3 which is so limited...

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311.2.2012 10:54
Thatguyishere
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OR because it's cheaper, Ford outsell Ferrari every year. not really that strange

411.2.2012 11:03

Originally posted by Linkdx:
and its actually hackable unlike the ps3 which is so limited...
I think you've got your consoles mixed up lol

511.2.2012 11:06

Originally posted by Thatguyishere:
OR because it's cheaper, Ford outsell Ferrari every year. not really that strange
cheaper? psmove is 99.99 bundle

611.2.2012 11:50

Its just because they have to keep buying new xboxes when their old ones break.

711.2.2012 13:04

I think it is more of the fact the NFL is supporting Kinect for play60 program. I bought a used 1 for my daughter who plays on it an hour every other day or so. It is a nice macghine, but I like my PS3 for online games and other things. I guess I have a hard time in paying for a service that I get for Free from another. PS move is not that great. I have that now.

811.2.2012 21:40
llongtheD
Inactive

Well it seems pretty clear the 360 is the superior console.

912.2.2012 1:58

360 wasn't superior console before kniect came out

1012.2.2012 4:05

its a fitness phase.People buy the xbox 360 and the kinect bundle thinking it will help them get fit.ps3 is a gamers machine.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

1112.2.2012 14:46

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
its a fitness phase.People buy the xbox 360 and the kinect bundle thinking it will help them get fit.ps3 is a gamers machine.
I agree, in fact... kniect has more sports games than for psmove and I guess people don't like to use wii controllers to act as motion sensors... I don't blame them since the nunchuck cord is too short and if it were both (Wiimote + Nunchuk) wireless than I might of enjoy the wii that I used to own.

1215.2.2012 6:58

paying ms $ to use your own internet...

ive never followed and understood that thought. what a scam

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