Xbox 360 tops US console sales again in September

It's the same old, same old for Microsoft in terms of staying on top of the retail game console sales in the US. The company announced today that, for the month of September 2012, it sold 270,000 units of the Xbox 360 console. This is the 21th straight month that the Xbox 360 console has sold more than any other current generation console in the US.

The official Microsoft blog also says that gamers spent a total of $380 million in the US in the month of September on Xbox 360 hardware and software, more than the PS3 and the Wii combined. However, the numbers for September 2012 are lower than what Microsoft reported for September 2011, when it said it sold 438,000 Xbox 360 consoles and generated a total of $534 million in revenue.

While Microsoft may be king of the US retail console games hill, overall, the game industry continues to suffer from lower sales. Gamesindustry.biz reports that, according to the NPD Group, overall revenues came in at $848.3 million for the month of September, down 24 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Electronic Arts had the number one and number three best selling games last month, with Madden NFL 13 and FIFA Soccer 13, respectively. Borderlands 2 came in at number 2, while the Nintendo 3DS exclusive game New Super Mario Bros. 2 was in fourth place. In fifth was the PC exclusive game Guild Wars 2 from NCsoft and ArenaNet.

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It's up because all Xbox versions including the Corona 4gb can be Reset Glitch Hacked which allows you to load games from a usb hard disk.

still1 said,
how about wordwide?? still ps3 beats it i believe.

in march ps3 was at 63m global while xbox360 sold 69 back in april so no, xbox leads and a gap keeps widening - and the upcoming debute of halo 4 and the next gow it is pretty much guaranteed to do so

morden said,

in march ps3 was at 63m global while xbox360 sold 69 back in april so no, xbox leads and a gap keeps widening - and the upcoming debute of halo 4 and the next gow it is pretty much guaranteed to do so

Well, the gap is closing little by little, but the official shipping numbers put Microsoft well ahead of Sony instead of VGChartz' made up guesstimate numbers. It won't close this gen and Sony will end up last place with everything.

morden said,

in march ps3 was at 63m global while xbox360 sold 69 back in april so no, xbox leads and a gap keeps widening - and the upcoming debute of halo 4 and the next gow it is pretty much guaranteed to do so


xbox was released 1 year earlier than ps3