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Xbox 360 to outsell original Xbox

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Nov 2008 11:06 User comments (12)

Xbox 360 to outsell original Xbox Microsoft has announced that it expects the Xbox 360 to outsell the total sales of the original Xbox by November, surpassing 25 million units worldwide.
Mindy Mount, corporate VP and CFO of the company's Entertainment and Devices division, says "so far we've done a great job appealing to the core gamers. And by the end of this month we expect our global installed base to reach 25 million units, surpassing that of the first Xbox.

"It's a great milestone for us, but still only a start when you consider that history shows three-quarters of a console's sales come at a price of USD 199 or lower. We hit that sweet spot in September, making our Arcade model USD 50 cheaper than the Wii and half the price of a PlayStation 3."


Mount also correctly noted that the recent across the board price cut has had a huge impact on sales around the world. "In the US in September our console sales rose 42 per cent month over month, and in Europe they rose 62 per cent," she added. "In Japan we've had over a 500 per cent increase in sales."

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12 user comments

114.11.2008 23:46

I dont know what to say but... wow.

215.11.2008 01:32

Great games, low low price, great customers service if your system goes down......we all saw this comming, now make xbox live free and spam us with advertisments.

315.11.2008 03:03

My guess is if the original was still being made & supported it would'nt even come close,it certainly worked for the ps2,shove ya 360 sideways where the sun don't shine,perhaps ya next console won't be under resourced with defective parts & piss poor quality control,then maybe then i might have a bit more confidence in buying one but for now i'll stick with the good ol' pox 1

415.11.2008 07:28

xbox live is a better service that what playstation is offering, but is it worth 30-40 punds a year, i think so. Would you rather be spammewd with advertisements and get xbox live for free or would you rather pay?

515.11.2008 09:54

Originally posted by wrules:
xbox live is a better service that what playstation is offering, but is it worth 30-40 punds a year, i think so. Would you rather be spammewd with advertisements and get xbox live for free or would you rather pay?
i would certainly rather have the spam.
in my experience, however, the only functional difference
between xbox live and psn is in the speed of the downloads.

it's funny, because they really do have a great price and game selection.
i'm at the same place i was when i first decided not to buy a 360;
it's seems like a great follow-up to the original xbox,
but it's a matter of principle for me not to get one.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Nov 2008 @ 9:55

615.11.2008 10:17
Globe08
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Originally posted by scorpNZ:
My guess is if the original was still being made & supported it would'nt even come close,it certainly worked for the ps2,shove ya 360 sideways where the sun don't shine,perhaps ya next console won't be under resourced with defective parts & piss poor quality control,then maybe then i might have a bit more confidence in buying one but for now i'll stick with the good ol' pox 1
Sony did have a great formula in mind with the ps2 unfortunatly they
they did everything the opposite way with the ps3 and sales are showing that as they are in dead last place.

715.11.2008 10:27

Quote:
Originally posted by scorpNZ:
My guess is if the original was still being made & supported it would'nt even come close,it certainly worked for the ps2,shove ya 360 sideways where the sun don't shine,perhaps ya next console won't be under resourced with defective parts & piss poor quality control,then maybe then i might have a bit more confidence in buying one but for now i'll stick with the good ol' pox 1
Sony did have a great formula in mind with the ps2 unfortunatly they
they did everything the opposite way with the ps3 and sales are showing that as they are in dead last place.
it's great that nintendo took sony's ps2 formula and expanded upon it,
and have went from last back to first in a matter of one generation.

too bad most people don't seem to like the formula this time around.
guess it's the part that got added on that makes them run away.

815.11.2008 10:28

edit: sorry, just noticed the double post

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Nov 2008 @ 7:46

915.11.2008 13:18

Quote:
Originally posted by scorpNZ:
My guess is if the original was still being made & supported it would'nt even come close,it certainly worked for the ps2,shove ya 360 sideways where the sun don't shine,perhaps ya next console won't be under resourced with defective parts & piss poor quality control,then maybe then i might have a bit more confidence in buying one but for now i'll stick with the good ol' pox 1
Sony did have a great formula in mind with the ps2 unfortunatly they
they did everything the opposite way with the ps3 and sales are showing that as they are in dead last place.
Not sure what you mean regarding opposite way,it can't be to do with online as that part was an after thought for the PS2,the PS3 i have to say is more than a match for the 360, even online the lag is no where near like it was for the PS2,i was quite suprised about that if i had'nt seen it with my own eyes i would never have believed it when my nephew came up to stay in the holidays,the game he played was Bad Company,considering the amount of players in the room,i saw little if no lag at all not like the PS2 is,even offline it's not hard for the PS2 to lag in game,burn out would be the worst for that...lol...,yeah anyway i suspect the PS3 lags behind only because of price even the games are freak'n expensive or certainly downunder anyway.

1017.11.2008 02:28

Kinda figured they would eventually surpass the original XBOX I mean they did stop production a few years back I beleive. The orginal is still a great system to me because of all the mods they have out for it.

1117.11.2008 21:12

As i know the original Xbox sold more than 30 millions consoles worldwide.....????

1218.11.2008 16:12
fgamer
Inactive

Explains why they banned so many people's consoles (probably to relieve server stress to due to the NXE). Heck I just bought a second 360, so I think Microsoft will reach the 25Mil mark.

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