Featured Articles

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 04 January 2008 10:23

17.7 million Xbox 360 consoles sold so far

Written by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Image

4.3 million in Q4


Microsoft claims it has sold a total of 17.7 million Xbox 360 consoles thus far, with 4.3 million sold in Q4 of 2007.

The software giant had a somewhat rough ride with the Xbox, not only facing strong opposition in the guise of Nintendo's affordable Wii, but also having to deal with service issues, which cost the company over a billion dollars and Xbox Live troubles. Xbox Live General Manager, Mark Whitten, claims the Live problems can be attributed to a massive increase in the number of users over the holidays.

Apart from the holidays, one of the principle reasons for the recent success of Microsoft's console is the Halo 3 launch in late Q3. The company claims it has sold over 8.1 million copies so far. Mass Effect is also doing well, with sales topping 1.6 million.

Nintendo hasn't revealed Wii holiday sales figures, but if you're a regular you probably remember our report about Amazon's claim that it managed to sell 17 Wiis per second over the holidays, when it was in stock, that is. On some markets, Nintendo chose to halt Wii advertising, since it could simply not meet demand, and tried pushing the DS, instead.

The Japanese toymaker also faced some availability issues with its Wii, but nonetheless it has sold a total 13.2 million Wiis so far. Sony is still lagging behind Microsoft and Nintendo, with PlayStation 3 sales of 5.6 million globally, although things seem to be getting better for the pricey PS3.

More here.

Last modified on Monday, 07 January 2008 05:11

Nermin Hajdarbegovic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments