Xbox 360 Sales Beat All Other Platforms In July

By Ishaan . August 12, 2010 . 4:25pm

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The new Xbox 360 “Slim” model continued to make its presence felt in the month of July, a month after its release, as it propelled sales of the system into first place, surpassing even the Nintendo DS, for the first time since September 2007 (during the launch of Halo 3).

 

System Sales
PlayStation 3 214,500
PSP 84,000
Xbox 360 443,500
Wii 253,900
Nintendo DS 398,400

 

Both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 saw a significant rise from their July 2009 sales, while the Xbox Live 1600 point card remained the best-selling accessory item for the fifth month in a row.


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  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    Well, this is expected… releasing a “new” console obviously helps, lots of old xboxs are dying these years with this “red light” and people are obviously getting the slim version… i wonder if releasing a bad quality console at the beginning was a microsoft’s strategy…

    • Code

      I don’t think spending a bunch of money repairing everyone’s system of RROD was part of Microsoft’s master plan, lol.

      • http://www.facebook.com/strawberry.kurosaki William Hsia

        they didnt spend too much money since all they had to do was replace a part that they themselves can make for around 2-3 each

        • MrRobbyM

          You know they spent a billion fixing all the 360s(or even more, I think), right? Last time I checked, a billion is “too much”.

          • http://www.facebook.com/strawberry.kurosaki William Hsia

            if thats true that says something Mircosoft cant make a system that works
            and that cant be cause if they wasted a Billion on fixing all of them then they would have lost money just by selling them and production for it would have stopped for the 360 since they lost so much money cause of the errors if you said a million that would have been believable but a billion? sorry i have a hard time beliving that

          • Code

            It’s over a billion for there extended 3-year service plan, that’s what happens when your Microsoft and play with big boy money >w<; Considering Microsoft made roughly $14 billion last year — sure $1 billion is a lot, but considering how much money Microsoft's packing in there wallet not unbelievable.

          • MrRobbyM

            Google is your friend, William.

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            and they got 4 billions selling xbox in the globe, used 1 billion to fix the ones sent, and still got more for ppl who just brought new ones…

      • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

        Yeah…, because the thousand of people who live in my country and own a xbox went to the US to get it repaired, lol (and this is in just my country). They just had to pay for the people who were in the US, and for the people that actually made them “repair” it (because i dont think everyone got it repaired), as far as i know, the only option left is get a new xbox….

        • Code

          Yeahh it’s not good business sense though, not only could it be illegal if it was purposeful, Microsoft has already paid out over a billion in the US fixing/replacing, and has risked there reputation because of the problem. To my knowledge (perhaps this has changed in the last year or so) but Microsoft also doesn’t turn profit on there systems either, they lose money when you buy the system, around $129 if I remember correctly. To purposely make you go out and buy new systems isn’t really putting money in there pockets so to speak, if anything they lose, because you can’t continue to buy new software.As far as repairing broken 360′s there’s always going to a 3rd party repairshops to repair a system, my PS3 broke down a few months ago, and to have it repaired by Sony would have cost me around $250, but then I checked locally and was able to get it repaired for under $60, in less then an hour. Not saying it’s as good as free, but looking around locally is a decent option, much better then jumping the gun and buying a whole new system.

        • thebanditking

          I can assure you it was not intentional, the 360′s lousy quality comes from two things:1. rushing to beat Sony to market2. having little to no experience manufacturing complex computer products.Though neither have seemed to effect sales in a negative way, so while its deplorable for MS to still make faulty products after all this time, consumers keep buying them in spite of this (my self included ;p I mean what else can you do after you spent all that money on games)

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Haha yeah, deeply i knew that wasnt intentional :P, but i still wonder sometimes xD

          • thebanditking

            As do I. Still for the life of me I can’t figure out why after 5 years the console is still breaking!? I learned my lesson though no more Xbox’s at launch.

  • karasuKumo

    The Wii beat PS3 >.< I am shocked with the PSP sales but the Go is rubbish :| the 3DS will demolish all these figures depending on the price.

    • thebanditking

      The 3DS can’t even be mentioned at this point because like you said it will depend on price. saying otherwise is like saying “we would all float away, if not for this darn gravity”.

      • karasuKumo

        Good point if it’s somehow around the same price as the DSI then it will sell BIG but if it’s around the Wii’s price it’s a different story. Just gotta wait and see :D

        • malek86

          I don’t think that will matter too much. Nintendo could price a portable console at $300 and people would still buy it.Notice how they have started increasing the price of the DS: the Lite was $129, the DSi was $169, and the XL was $189. Despite the XL costing almos as much as a Wii (and actually costing more overall, if you consider that the Wii comes with a free game), they still sell a lot of them.That said… I would like to know something about the XL’s sales in America and Europe. I know it’s selling a lot in Japan, but maybe things are different here. In here, I don’t see many people buying one. Maybe because it’s too big. Either way, I’d really like to know.

          • thebanditking

            Agreed the initial shipment would sell out, but once the fans have all bought theirs I think many parents will find it almost impossible to justify a $300 portable, especially since Nintendo’s main portable market is 7-12 year olds. Especially if the global economy is headed in the direction I think (but hope not) it could be.

          • Joanna

            Your making another assumption though, you are assuming that the most sizable consumer group will be parents buying for their children. Any anecdotal evidence is but a small drop in the sea of DS owners. And as for myself, I’ve seen just as many kids with DSes as PSPes, and more adult DS owners than PSP ones. So that just goes to show that any assumptions based on what you have seen aren’t really all that accurate of the whole picture.

            Point: Like you said before, let’s leave 3DS out of this because all we have now are just our own assumptions.

  • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

    Lol of course it did. Many of those are either people getting the new version or trading/selling their old one for the new version.

    • thebanditking

      Yes that is likely where 70% of those sales are coming from but a win is a win. I just feel bad for those “upgrading” and getting reamed again since these new units seem just a dodgy as the old ones.

  • Aoshi00

    I want to get a limited edition Slim down the road since the new model doesn’t have faceplates anymore, it would look really boring.. The Halo Reach one looks great in matte silver but I’m not a fan of the series. I hope Jpn would come out w/ a cool LE slim later on.MS was actually kind enough to replace my Jpn 360 near its 3-yr run, so my experience has been pretty good. I’m more peeved at the wireless headset that went dead after using it a couple of times..

    • Code

      rar, I’m still carefully watching Slims, PlayAsia’s still out of stock, but I’m waiting and watching. I kind of wonder what LE Slim’s would look like, if they’d retain there shiny coat or what, although I’m fine with the black finish, it looks pretty slick, although I wish it had actual buttons on the system, my power button on my (old style) PS3 has died, thus I’ve suddenly become untrusting of these touch panel buttons omo; Also how’s Senko working out? Also thanks for adding me on PS3/360 >w<~!

      • Aoshi00

        The Halo Reach LE console is matte and the text and pattern on the side look pretty sweet. The only two things I’m not crazy about the Slim is the dust-loving glossy finish and touch sensitive power btn just like the PS3 phat. I’m using the slim now, my Phat’s fan had been pretty noisy..http://www.shopncsx.com/xbox360console250gbhalo…Great, just added you on both, holy 100% trophy/1000 achievement Batman :)! I just started Senko Duo, it’s quite forgiving as you could adjust difficulty in story mode once you lose a match, so at least I could advance the story w/ my meager skill. I’m actually not that great on my shmups though, still never 1cc anything.. I start way too many games and never finish them anyway :(… Deathsmiles 2 is actually much more fun than I expected, AmiAmi has the last regular copy left now for cheap if you want to grab it for your eventual Jpn 360 :)http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english&vgForm=P

        • Code

          rar, thanks! I’ve try pretty hard to complete/keep up with my games this generation >ww<; rar, sure it looks like I'm an achievement/trophy addict — but I swear I'm just an innocent completionist T_T!! Seriously though, I've got a pretty hefty backlog myself, dating back to PS1, although most games on PS3/360 I've kept up with pretty tight. Also seriously thanks for the find 45% off do want! x_x~! I know I must not jump the gun, I’ve said-that-to-too-many-people-latelyyy-argg~! I should do that up soon, summer’s been surprisingly eventful though.

    • thebanditking

      As is usually the case I’m in the same boat as you. I would like to get a new 360, especially a LE one but while I like Halo, Im not in love with it like most of the 360 user base and I just don’t think over time I would always like it (especially with the custom sound FX). Though I may not have much choice one of my fans is starting to go and only after two years, this will be my 13th 360! Thing is I hate the glossy slim, I finally seen it in person and boy does it look cheap. I would gladly pick up a new arcade, since they are matte finish but MS still doesn’t sell the HDD and I would also want to see pricing for them (I’m not paying $179.99).

      • malek86

        You are on your 13th 360? Damn, man. You sure are persistent. I would have given up a long time ago. Good thing my 360 only broke once in these 5 years…. now I understand how you can keep on hoping for Tales :P

        • thebanditking

          I know right, hey someones got to fight the good fight ;). Seriously though like I said in my last post with all the games I have for it what else can I do? They don’t sell for what they are worth so there is no chance in recouping the money I have spent, so I am kind of stuck with it. Yeah I know 13 is a lot but I have met others who have had more (I was part of Dean Takahashi’s 360 articles after all)

      • Aoshi00

        oh yea, I saw the unboxing trailer of the LE Halo system, I wasn’t crazy about the custom sound either, at least it looks much better than the MW2 LE. I’m not sure about it looking cheap, it just doesn’t look good to me and glossy finish attracts dust like crazy. I also like the matte black in the new 4Gb (I think you were the one who brought it up) but not sure how much they’d be selling the 250Gb separately, and it’s not even out yet.13 360s, that’s nuts! Today is Friday the 13th lol. My Jpn system only broke once and my US one seems pretty healthy. I think it was my fault because I detach the hard drive while the system was running (I was trying to do a HDD transfer..), luckily they replaced it for me. The only bad experience I had so far w/ MS is the wireless headset. Also one time I accidentally spent 560 MS points getting the Alan Wake DLC while I was redeeming it was the card that comes w/ the game, after being on the phone for like 2hrs, I finally got them to give me a refund lol.

        • Pesmerga00

          Sound FX kills it for me too. I wouldn’t mind a very similar model minus FX, and logos.
          What I would really like to see is some of these nice custom mods go through a revise to make an LE out of them. I know it’s not feasible for a majority of them (Hal 3000 :P), but I would like to see a few types outside of brand licensing. Or at least something a little more than a few decals.

          Also funny how one company goes glossy while the other switches to matte. (I want matching finishes damn it)

          • Aoshi00

            I know, what’s the deal w/ the sound effect.. I just went back to Major Nelson’s video, the sound it makes turning on really sounds awful, that was the only thing I didn’t like, the logos look pretty futuristic though (the paint on the MW2 one looks like a beat up war machine). They usually go alternate for the color and finish, like the DS phat was matte, Lite glossy, and then DSi matte again, color usually go btwn black or white for all PS3/360/Wii.

            Right now I’m kind of loving my set up of the matte PS3 slim and original 360s adorned w/ faceplates (I tell you, nothing beats the Magna Carta 2 faceplate to this day, it really looks good, not because of the boobs lol..). The touch sensitive btn I could live w/, but not the dust magnet glossy surface, I can’t even stand the dust on my slim PS3 on the top part when it’s standing up. I actually cover all my systems w/ a piece of cloth when not in play like people do their cars :)

  • thaKingRocka

    what’s that port above the ethernet jack? that’s the only port that doesn’t register with me?

  • malek86

    Those PSP sales are amazing! In a sense.

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