Xbox 360 sales still strong with 114,000 units sold in May 2013

While many people may be awaiting the launch of the Xbox One in November, Microsoft is still selling its current Xbox 360 game console. On Monday, the company revealed that, according to numbers from the NPD Group, the Xbox 360 outsold all other game consoles in the US in May for the 29th straight month.

While Microsoft's blog post did not offer any specific sales numbers, a Twitter post by the company's Xbox Live programming head Larry Hyrb confirmed that Microsoft sold 114,000 units of the Xbox 360 in May 2013. That compares to 160,000 units in May 2012. Microsoft's total Xbox 360 revenue (hardware, games and accessories) generated $149.8 million in May 2013. At E3 2013 last week, Microsoft announced a new design for the Xbox 360's case, making it look more like the upcoming Xbox One.

The overall retail games sales situation in the US continues to look grim. Gamesindustry.biz reports that, according to NPD Group data, overall retail game revenue went down 25 percent in May 2013 to just $386.3 million. Software sales took a especially big hit in May, going down a whopping 44 percent. The DC Comics superhero fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us was the best selling retail game in the US for May for the second straight month.

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I guess they're putting up news like this because PS3 took 2nd place from the 360 in the current gen's worldwide sales?

Given the head start that the 360 had, plus the amount of people re-purchasing 360s due to RRoD or just to have a better system build to avoid the problems, this is pretty impressive.

And they are clearly stating these are US numbers...
Like they do every month...

I guess u are a pure Hater...
And guess where the biggest video game install base is??? USA thats where...

Guess where the most Video Game money comes from... ??? The US....
Why do you think the PS4 is launching in America 1st this time around...???

So world wide.... Yeah Sony owns that (can't knock Asia for supporting their own product)...

If Microsoft, by some miracle were able to really penetrate the Asian market... They would be wiping the floor with Sony...

And that is a true fact...

Showan said,
And they are clearly stating these are US numbers...
Like they do every month...

I guess u are a pure Hater...
And guess where the biggest video game install base is??? USA thats where...

Guess where the most Video Game money comes from... ??? The US....
Why do you think the PS4 is launching in America 1st this time around...???

So world wide.... Yeah Sony owns that (can't knock Asia for supporting their own product)...

If Microsoft, by some miracle were able to really penetrate the Asian market... They would be wiping the floor with Sony...

And that is a true fact...


Funny, the only release date of PS4 is 21st november by a brittish newspaper so which is a UK/EU launch date, not US one.

The difference is very little between US and Western Europe, but keep in mind we also have an eastern europe who in recent years have been getting wealthier and buying new computers, and most likely new consoles too.
And Sony will be catering this entire market from launch day, MS however will not.

Sony owns the asian market, because it caters the asian market. Many PS3 titles are never to be seen in EU and US, and none of those titles will ever be released on a Xbox.
As its looking now, Sony will own the European market too. I've just been observing, left and right, people with or without any technical knowledge are not going to get an Xbox One.
Most Xbox exclusives are catered towards the US market, arent 14 or something exclusives EA Sports titles? That what barely sells anywhere but the US.

From what I notice, its mainly Americans willing to buy an Xbox One. Europe seems to be favoring the PS4 very strongly at this point.

It doesnt help that the PRISM debacle is going on in Europe and is causing quite the uproar many Muricans (including MS) seem to be unaware off. Even though its been known for many years US gov wiretaps western internet, its confirmed and completely in public now.
And with MS pushing a console that FORCES a 24hour check.... hahaha, PRISM is helping pushing this favor to Sony quite a bit.

114,000 units sold is impressive to me considering...
The360 is 8yrs old...
It was teased as outdated after year 3....
And the economic climate (at least here in the USA), isn't exactly good...

Don't get me wrong, it's nowhere near PS2 numbers from back in the days...


But if MS can get the 4gig unit down to $99 or $120 for the 4gig w/Kinect

Those numbers can rise drastically.....

heres an idea - most people don't go on tech forums, they are not involved in any debate around DRM, they don't really care. Seriously all these predictions I'm seeing about XOne are from people who seriously believe that they are not in a minority demographic - you are!

Sorry - people ask ME what I think of those devices and ask ME what I recommend. And the ****up happening with service providers in Germany for example escalated quickly to the government. If your society doesnt have organisations that are representing customers - I am sorry for you. In Europe MS will quickly have to pay for something like that

-adrian- said,
Sorry - people ask ME what I think of those devices and ask ME what I recommend. And the ****up happening with service providers in Germany for example escalated quickly to the government. If your society doesnt have organisations that are representing customers - I am sorry for you. In Europe MS will quickly have to pay for something like that

what? UK here, and some ask me also...so what? Are you saying i should take my experience here as fact that everyone is the same?

also, what exactly are MS doing here that would require governmental involvement, you crazy fellow

duddit2 said,
heres an idea - most people don't go on tech forums, they are not involved in any debate around DRM, they don't really care. Seriously all these predictions I'm seeing about XOne are from people who seriously believe that they are not in a minority demographic - you are!

And who do you think the early adopters are exactly? They certainly arent these mystical non-tech savvy people willing to drop $500 on something they know nothing about.
The hardcore market makes or breaks a console in its early days and Microsoft have already alienated all but the most blinkered of them. What's more, as -adrian- implies, who do you think people go to for more information?

the better twin said,

And who do you think the early adopters are exactly? They certainly arent these mystical non-tech savvy people willing to drop $500 on something they know nothing about.
The hardcore market makes or breaks a console in its early days and Microsoft have already alienated all but the most blinkered of them. What's more, as -adrian- implies, who do you think people go to for more information?

+1 QFT

the better twin said,

as -adrian- implies, who do you think people go to for more information?

I hope not because right now, tons fo gamers are NOT knowledgable about what Microsoft has done with their DRM. Most has made up their mind because they want to purcahse games on the cheap. Those who has already made their decision will inform consumers that PS4 has no restriction while the XBox comes with it when it comes to buying and reselling games.

Please spare me that talk of who the consumer will speak to when it comes to what they need to buy. Yes, there will be gamers that will help out a bit, but it is more likely the consumer will speak to sales person who either know their product or are bias on a particular platform.

Well - probably the people who dont want to have the 24hours connection - because the 360 is the console for them according to MS