Finally, Xbox 360 Dethroned As Top Game Console In The US By Sony PS3 After 32 Months

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 held the position as the No.1 selling game console in the US for the past 32 months and it has come to an end this month. According to NPD sales data, Sony’s PS3 sold more units that Xbox 360 largely due to the GTA5 launch bundle. However, Microsoft has also got some good news on its sales charts.

· Last month marked the biggest September software sales ever for Xbox 360, with sales reaching $401.2 million the most for any console in the U.S.
· Xbox 360 continues to see strong consumer demand with an amazing lineup of titles. In fact, Xbox 360 held five of the top 10 consoles games during the month of September including: “Grand Theft Auto V,” “FIFA 14,” “Madden NFL 14,” “Diablo III” and “NBA 2K14.”
· Xbox 360 remains the number one selling console in the U.S. in 2013, with 1.6 million units sold this year.

Microsoft also announced three new holiday bundles of Xbox 360 that will go on sale along with the new Xbox One.

· Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle with “Halo 4” and “Tomb Raider” as well as one month free of Xbox Live Gold available for $249.99.
· Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Holiday Bundle with “Kinect Sports: Season Two” and “Kinect Adventures” as well as one month free of Xbox Live Gold available for $249.99.
· Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Holiday Bundle with “Kinect Sports: Season Two,” “Kinect Adventures,” and “Forza Horizon” as well as one month free of Xbox Live Gold available for $349.99.

Source: NPD via: Microsoft

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  • Ray

    You can also view this as Microsoft fans waiting for XB1 while Sony fans cannot see the value of PS4.

    • koenshaku

      You can look at it any way you like. You can look at it as all gamer sites, tech sites and whatever form of media giving xbox awful press due to the initial draconian restrictions the console was announced with. The jerks that were telling consumers to stuff it and buy another 360 if they had a problem with it and how long MS allowed that BS to go on.
      If I am anything to go by I actually don’t care about the next generation of consoles as a whole as a result of this and I feel they are reserving the right to put those practices right back into play later down the line. I will be upgrading my PC instead getting a console. With the 360 I went to launch events and bought both MS consoles someone just told me there will be a launch event coming up at the Chicago cultural center soon and I just dismissed it. I could just be getting old I don’t know.
      I didn’t post this comment as fanboy bait I am just saying as a consumer and gamer who loves technology this is just how I feel about the next generation of consoles and I think many hardcore gamers will look towards the PS4 come this holiday season while casual gamers will look towards the X1 at the price point of $100 more I think PS4 will do better out of the gate and X1 will catch up towards the half life of the consoles when about $300.

  • Clint Curry

    Does it even matter anymore AFTER 32 months? lol

    • jaylyric

      I see you have a Windows Phone as well,and use the PhotoFunia app eh. I created a similar pic..

  • tomakali

    Free Lumia 620 + Free 10GB SkyDrive + Free Skype credits + Free Windows 8 upgrade License for XB1 ?
    :p thats not gonna happen… just a tech fanatasy…

  • Asgard

    So they are paying the bad XOne publicity already in the old consoles…

    • elpadr1no

      Looks like it. Which is sad because the XBOX is an amazing console. But MS gamble will pay off guaranteed. They just got to get the message across. My 360 plays so nice with my PCs and phone. It just clicked to me while streaming a movie from PC to Xbox yesterday why the XBone is always on. I’m definitely getting it!

  • SategB

    This is no big deal. The real story is how the console business as a whole is being smacked by mobile. Add to this fact that serious gamers are moving to PC the Console business has peaked.

    The investment in the Xbox One may never offer MSFT any ROI.

  • Abraham Soto

    The MEDIOCRE JOB MS DO on XBOX ONE IS ALREADY PAYING OFF.

  • nohone

    When the PS3 was released, the 360 had already been out for a year. Sony fanboys were having a screaming fit because in the COD commercials, they would show the 360 logo, and not say anything about the PS3. They said that Microsoft paid off Activision, that Activision was misleading their customers making it look like it was only available for the 360, and more complaints.

    Now Sony puts out a exclusive console with GTA, the commercials have the PS3 logo only at the end of the commercial. And because of it, Sony has a win for 1 out of 32 months (that is 3.125% – imagine if you got a 3.125% on a math test in school? You would get a big F for FAILURE). But where are those people who were once complaining, and why are they not complaining about this?

  • tomakali

    Halo3 Free available for Gold Users:
    Enjoying it…