Xbox 360 Reaches 30 Million Console Sales

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Microsoft today dropped an Xbox 360 statbomb, showering figures on a range of metrics including the fact that the Xbox 360 has now sold over 30 million units worldwide.

After combing through financial reports and rooting around in bins, Shacknews offers the following list of worldwide lifetime console sales:

  1. Nintendo DS - 101.78 million units (as of March 31 2009)
  2. Nintendo Wii - 50.39 million units (as of March 31 2009)
  3. PSP - 50 million units (as of February 13 2009)
  4. Xbox 360 - 30 million units (as of May 28 2009)
  5. PlayStation 3 - 22.91 million units (as of March 31 2009)

Microsoft also boasts it leads current-generation consoles in attach rate, with 8.3 titles being bought per console, as well as sales for third-party developers--$5.9 billion.

On the community front, Xbox Live's 20 million active accounts have downloaded nearly 1 billion pieces of Marketplace content. Sony announced in February that the PlayStation Network had 20 million registered users, though this includes forum and PSP accounts.

From The Chatty
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    May 28, 2009 9:29 AM

    PS3 and 360 are both great systems. Fanboys can say what they want but when it comes down to it, you can't lose getting either one. As for Nintendo, they'll always be a leader since they're family friendly and everyone looks forward to their console specific sequels.

    Where's my Pro Wrestling sequel, damn it!

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      May 28, 2009 9:43 AM

      Well, not to be a jerk, but you can lose getting either one when the thing you want (an exclusive game, exclusive DLC, whatever) is on the other console.

      The only way not to lose is to buy them both. Which most people won't do, so it comes down to wanting your console to "win"

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      May 28, 2009 9:53 AM

      "As for Nintendo, they'll always be a leader", yeah, that's what people thought after the original Nintendo was released too. Then they slowly lost market share to Sony and MS and became the forgotten 3rd child until the Wii came storming back. It's impossible to predict the future, but looking at how everything has flopped from the last generation to this one shows volatility of the gaming industry. 5 years ago Nintendo was at the bottom, Sony was flying high, and MS was trying to secure a mediocre middle ground, now you've got Nintendo blowing the roof off in sales, MS occupying a much stronger center and Sony trying to catch up.
      What's most significant to me though is the attach rate, I think that number is a much stronger indicator for what people think of the system once they get it.

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        May 28, 2009 10:14 AM

        True, a Nintendo console in #1 hasn't happened since the SNES, and not this strongly since the NES.

        But Nintendo's never really had a failure (except the Virtual Boy). The N64 wasn't the failed abd abandoned console of that generation, the Saturn was. The GameCube wasn't the failed and abandoned console of that generation, the Dreamcast was (and the GameCube outsold the Xbox globally).

        Nintendo's had a legion of devout followers forever now and the Wii combines that with the enormous casual game market, so it comes out on top.

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          May 28, 2009 10:23 AM

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          May 28, 2009 10:45 AM

          Not to mention that throughout that entire period (N64 through Gamecube) Nintendo was selling gangbusters on the portable consoles.

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        May 28, 2009 11:05 AM

        Nintendo has always been at the top, money-wise. Every generation they've "won", as far as $$ is concerned. That has never changed, and probably never will. They're fantastic at marketing. I mean, they were able to take a middle-aged, creepy Italian plumber and turn him to a pop icon.

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