Analyst: 1.44 million Xbox 360 consoles sold in November

If an analyst's figures are correct, Microsoft had an excellent month for selling Xbox 360 consoles in November. News.com reports that according to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, the Xbox 360 sold 1.44 million units in the US during November. If true that would be a rise of five percent compared to sales in November 2010. Microsoft has already said it sold 960,000 Xbox 360 consoles during Black Friday week.

Pachter also predicts that the Nintendo Wii console sold 1.05 million units in November. However, that number would be down 17 percent compared to the same time period a year ago. Sony's Playstation 3 console came in at 750,000 units sold, according to Pachter, which is an increase of 41 percent compared to the same time period a year ago. Sony cut the price of the PS3 by $50 earlier this year.

In terms of software sales, Pachter predicts that Xbox 360 games generated $675 million in revenue for November, an increase of 12 percent compared to a year ago. PS3 software sales are predicted to be $430 million for November, up 11 percent from a year ago. Wii software sales generated only $260 million in revenue in November, down a whopping 19 percent from a year ago.

If all of these numbers are true, the Xbox 360 is once again the dominate game console in the US in terms of both hardware and software sales. The official figures will be revealed later this week from the NPD Group.

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KingCrimson said,
The only MSFT hardware that is selling as impressively as Apple hardware. Kudos.

What other hardware is Microsoft selling right now? Are you talking about keyboards and mice?

Probably referring to the Zune or mistakenly referring to Windows Phone 7 which MS only makes the OS for... I am assuming all of this due to his "Apple" reference.

mm2012 said,
This number would be even larger if the console had better support outside US.

Actually the article is referring only to the US market but i agree with your statement about weak support for non-US market.

I have both PS3 and Xbox360 consoles but I'm much more satisfied with X360. I'm very excited for the new dashboard. It will give +1 UP (Super Mario 1UP tone) to this console.

I'm amazed this guy is still considered reputable enough to be in the headlines (though I figure it reflects on the quality of the journalism if they decide to use it). He is never right about anything.

what said,
I'm amazed this guy is still considered reputable enough to be in the headlines (though I figure it reflects on the quality of the journalism if they decide to use it). He is never right about anything.

Sorry... what?

CrimsonBetrayal said,

Sorry... what?

Pachter is never right about anything, yet he continues to make the headlines. Only an idiot would take his predictions and put them on the front page.

what said,

Pachter is never right about anything, yet he continues to make the headlines. Only an idiot would take his predictions and put them on the front page.

Ah. Gotcha!

I was confused for a minute.

I guess everyone needs to be good at something... it just takes some people a while to realise what that something is... lol

Alladaskill17 said,
If the average Xbox is $250 (making up my own average) then Microsoft made...duh dun..shhh..
*360* million

No they didn't, take in the cost of R & D plus manufacturing it will a lot less.

Pam14160 said,

No they didn't, take in the cost of R & D plus manufacturing it will a lot less.

He is talking about Sales amount, not profit.

The XBox 360 is a really great console, so I'm glad that it's doing well. I hope Microsoft builds upon its successes with the next XBox as well.

M_Lyons10 said,
The XBox 360 is a really great console, so I'm glad that it's doing well. I hope Microsoft builds upon its successes with the next XBox as well.

True, but I hope they don't focus to much on the living entertainment value of the Xbox while leaving the core gamers behind. If they do that they will lose the gaming market completely, and me, as a loyal costumer.

Still, I'm very confident Microsoft knows what they're doing

Its incredible that the system is selling so well. But actually, since it does so many different things for a relatively cheap price, it almost makes sense.

este said,
Its incredible that the system is selling so well. But actually, since it does so many different things for a relatively cheap price, it almost makes sense.

My personal favorite thing is the people who complain the hardware is outdated then run off and play games on their iPhone as a "better" way... the 360 is still drastically more powerful then the iPhone..

this thing will keep selling until MS says a new one is coming out, and it will still sell as a lower cost one probably like sony did with PS1 and PS2

este said,
Its incredible that the system is selling so well. But actually, since it does so many different things for a relatively cheap price, it almost makes sense.

Looking back at all the fun and rage the system gave me, it deserves all the money I've spent on it.