77 million Xbox 360s sold

Microsoft sold 1.3 million units in past three months to reach new overall life-to-date sales milestone; Xbox division sees revenue rise 56 percent to $2.53 billion.

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Microsoft sold 1.3 million Xbox 360 units in the past three months, helping the platform's total install base reach 77.2 million across the world since the console launched in November 2005.

The 1.3 million consoles sold during the quarter is down 9 percent year-over-year.

The company announced the new milestone today as part of its latest financial report today for the three months ended March 31. Microsoft also reiterated that Xbox Live has over 46 million members, an 18 percent surge from the year prior.

Overall, Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, which encompasses Skype and Xbox, saw revenue rise 56 percent to $2.53 billion. The division's operating income grew, but was offset by increased research and development expenses, which jumped by $113 million (28 percent) primarily reflecting higher headcount-related expenses.

In addition, Entertainment and Devices Division cost of revenue jumped $275 million (23 percent) due mainly to increased royalties on Xbox Live content and games. These were not specified.

"The bold bets we made on cloud services are paying off as people increasingly choose Microsoft services including Office 365, Windows Azure, Xbox Live, and Skype," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement. "While there is still work to do, we are optimistic that the bets we've made on Windows devices position us well for the long-term."

Microsoft also announced that chief financial officer Peter Klein will leave the company at the end of June after spending almost four years in the role and eleven years overall at the technology giant. The company said it will name a new CFO from the company's financial leadership team in the coming weeks.

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BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Besides Micro$hit says they sold 1.7 Million consoles last month. Who the hell is buying all these consoles? There is only like 675 Billion people on the Earth. The majority of US People already have a 360. Unless the Red Dot of Death and E74 is still happening on Slim Models. I have seen at least 3,000 YouTube vids of Xbox Slims having RDOD and E74.

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Xboxis garbage. Like people have said majority of those sales are from replacement models that Micro$hit sent to people to make up for RROD. It's more like 45 Million sold maybe less. It's been proven that Micro$hit counted the replacement models as Sales. PS2 took down Xbox,PS3 took down 360 and PS4 is going to take down 720. Sony cares about there customers and there PS1-PS4 are all about Games. While Micro$hit only cares about Kinect and turning there machines into Pure Entertainment Family Crap. Playstation is the King of Consoles. If 720 has Blu-Ray MS has to pay Sony for every console sold. Sony helped create Blu-Ray. Instant win for Sony. While Micro$hit is charging is still charging for Xbox Live, PSN will remain Free on PS4. Sucks for people who still support Micro$hit

wikedvw
wikedvw

And I've bought 4 360's over the years......   wonder how many others have fallen to the RROD....     

I just have to say I "love" the quality of their systems!

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

i have alot of goodwill concerning the original xbox. a red flag was the ring of death with the 360..but they handled that as best they could. Definitely cause for concern, but S@#$ happens.

All this goodwill will turn into unabashed hatred if the xbox 760 is the total shameless money grab that people expect. Microsoft WILL never ever see a red cent from me concerning their videogame products if the rumors are true.

6orange6
6orange6

wow, so lets count up here....77 million xbox's with only 15% of screen space dedicated at start up to gaming, so thats 77 million times 85% screen space times 12 rolling ads. Wow microsoft you are just an advertising mean machine of death aren't you?

TheGreatPhoenix
TheGreatPhoenix

this rather sad for MS, i mean, all those people are NOT going to buy the new xbox when it comes out

team_steve
team_steve

Paying for XBOX Live still annoys me after all this time.

Sniper
Sniper

Meanwhile, 77 million iOS and Android devices sold in the last 10 minutes.

foxbow
foxbow

I am actually still playing my original launch 360 from 2005.  I did get hit with the Ring of Death shortly after they extended the warranty on the launch units.  They fixed it and sent if back in like three days and its been running fine since. I am a fan of all the consoles having owned pretty much all of them but for me 360 is my home of choice these days.  Most of them have finally died.  I would love to go back and play some of my old NES, PS1, and even sega games.  The progression from the early years of games is outstanding and i look forward to seeing what the next gen has to offer   

dnguyen3
dnguyen3

Without putting broken consoles into consideration, when the next gen Xbox comes, there's gonna be a lot of 360s packed in those GameStops in the coming years given these numbers.

Salanderr
Salanderr

Whenever I see numbers like this I can't help but wonder how much of it is from people who had to buy another console since their last one broke. 

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

The kinect got these sales since no gamer is buying it anymore. Every gamer that wants or wanted one already owns one and wouldn't buy another unless it RROD on them without warranty.  

obsequies
obsequies

and the price of the major online race? RROD

magemaximus
magemaximus

I remember when the Xbox first came out and everyone thought they wouldn't be able to complete with the big boy in gaming at the time, Sony. 


A lot has changed since then though. Glad to see Microsoft has made an impact in the gaming world. Competition is always good.

Metronoid
Metronoid

The poor suckers that buyed another one (RROD) since the big money invested in games and acessories, these suckers made it, particular the ones that cannot have a M$ guarantee since they lives in overseas.. 

maghdie
maghdie

I bet at least 40 percent of those sales are because of the Red Ring of Death!?!?! Im glad I'm a ps3 man, my pal had four xbox's get the RROD, kept going back to the store where they kept giving him a new one on warranty, until the fourth time when the store decided to give him a ps3 and any two games in the store for free.... He hasn't been back there since.

roman4545
roman4545

thats gonna be alooooooooot of used Xbox 360 in the future hahaha...

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@Salanderr

At most? I wouldn't go past a million or two. I wouldn't even go that far.

People here will lie through their teeth to be trolls or fanboys.

And unless every single person on the planet forgot they have an extended warranty or all bought 1st gen xboxes, the number of people who had to BUY a new xbox can't be that high.

peteyboi29
peteyboi29

@Salanderr iv'e had three !!!!  so some customers have bought more than two :) 

UltraredM
UltraredM

@Salanderr My first Xbox 360 broke down and was replaced free of charge. Second one broke down later and was also replaced free of charge. Third one has worked for more than three years now. Microsoft was very good with making sure a vast majority of breakdowns didn't cost their owners a cent.

Metronoid
Metronoid

@Salanderr I heard people who buyed 3 xboxs. I lost one Zephyr from RROD and don´t live in America, so ...

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@SalanderrI think it is probably a significant number.

Speaking personally, I had to buy a replacement Xbox 360 when our first one failed outside of warranty.  I had to do exactly the same thing with the original Xbox as well.  Add in the cost of replacing faulty controllers, battery packs that would no longer charge, etc., over the years and it became quite expensive for us in the end. Never again.

By comparison, we still have the first PS2 we bought well over a decade ago, with the original controllers, and it all still works just fine (after years of abuse from young children).  Best console investment I ever made.

skiggy29
skiggy29

@ maghdie

4 Xbox's with RROD????  Come on man thats a lie.  Not to mention, Microsoft quickly offered free repairs on RRODS when it started to go global so your boy wouldnt have needed to buy 4!  I only had 1 360 get RROD and Microsoft fixed it for me for free so the idea that all these xbox's sold are because of RROD is BS because Microsoft fixed millions of them for free!!  Also ever hear of the PS3 YLOD????  Eehhem, my original 60g $599 PS3 got YLOD a year after buying it!  You know what that meant??  No more Backwards compatibility with my PS2 games because slim doesnt offer it.  So I wonder how many PS3's were bought because of YLOD?? Sony didnt offer a free repair for theirs and there were millions of PS3's that failed also!!!

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@maghdie It always amusing how rarely the original poster (i wrote rarely,it happens) had this rrod and 4-6 X360...its always a "friend".
After so many times where Sony slapped your face,you still stick playing their console...that is for some people also beyond understandings.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@UltraredM @Salanderr 

Yeah, seems like people willfully forget we have a solid warranty addressing genuine red ring of death malfunctions.

Salanderr
Salanderr

@Gallowhand @Salanderr I'm not trying to suggest this only happens with 360. I personally had to replace my first PS2 with a PS2 slim back in the day because the laser disc failed. 

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Sony didn't copy anything from Nintendo. The PS Eye was out before Nintendo even thought up the idea if motion controllers. Get your facts straight child.

trffinal
trffinal

@Metronoid @Queuing_is_back  wtf are your saying sony kill the first Xbox and have sell more an Xbox 360 and just remmber 360 was out 1 and a half year befor ps3 hehe ps2 kill the first Xbox an ps4 will kill the Xbox 720 to so just leve with it f*** head

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@kyosukeugc A fact? I am very curious to hear which source you used so you can back up your comment.

maghdie
maghdie

@skiggy29 brother this is no lie, I had a xbox so i know the game and I dont live in the states. Ive hade both consoles and my ps3 is way better than XBOX 360... 

You can believe microsoft told you they fixed millions of consoles for free all over the world but THATS BS, I dont know anyone who has had that happen to them in South Africa. My friend honestly had this happen to him, over here retailers dont send your shit to microsoft to get fixed??? bitch please, on a two year warranty he had four consoles given to him and they decided to give him a ps3 after the fourth one came back with RROD. Maybe its just bad luck but it happened.

Greyden
Greyden

@sladakrobot @maghdie I have had 3 systems die because of the RROD. So I know it does happen to people.

That being said, my PS3 just sits in a corner collecting dust. If I had reason to play it more, it may have had a chance to fail too. I hate the fact that every time I try to play a game, especially new ones, I get hit with "your console is out of date, you must update." 15 minutes later it hits me with "this game must be installed." If I am lucky, I get to play my game after 30 of waiting.

I have NEVER had to wait that long for a 360... when the system will turn on of course. :)


Did Microsoft make mistakes? Yes. Has Sony made mistakes, Yes. Are they both still better choices than Nintendo lately? Yes.

roman4545
roman4545

@sladakrobot

yes but usually its hard to find a console like used Dreamcast or used Genesis (unless you going to a small retailer store) because there is not alot of used console anywhere. But for 360 its gonna be so easy to find since they gonna be sooo many used. Take a look at the PS2..there is sooo many used of PS2 and you can find it even in a donation box or every single pawn shop in all over the countries.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@Salanderr @Gallowhand I'm sure many people have experienced failures of PS2s, PS3s, etc., and may have negative feelings towards Sony. I guess all I'm saying is that our perception of any manufacturer will be coloured by our own experiences.

Unfortunately, so far my experience of Microsoft's consoles (and accessories) has been fairly negative when it comes to reliability.

wayanbros
wayanbros

@sladakrobot SO MS finally brought failure rates down to PS3 levels... LoL! I read a great insider piece on the RROD debacle how they screwed up from the beginning. Everyone does make mistakes, we can pray that they learnt them for the xbox720

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood Most people ARE connected and so that excuse is irrelevant.  Market share? why do we care about market share? we're gamers not business executives.  Sony doesn't treat their gamers like crap in favor of turning the console into a stupid cable box.  Only people  upset are xbox owners getting fed up with MS's bullshit. 

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

@MjnE @sladakrobot @kyosukeugc Not everyone connects their console to the net, a lot of the 360's were repaired for free.  Sony bitches just upset that MS stole 50% of sony's market share this gen. If you put your spin on it MS also accomplished this with a faulty console. 

MjnE
MjnE

@sladakrobot @kyosukeugc read & think, article says 77 million xboxes sold, 46 million live accounts. There are enough people with muultiple accounts, so that would leave half of the xboxes with no account. Most of those are obviously replacements and a tiny number are those without internet who dont have an account.

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Your PS3 sits in a corner cause you don't play All the Exclusives fool. Microsoft is a piece of poo.

maghdie
maghdie

@Greyden @sladakrobot @maghdie I admit both made mistakes and none is perfect but Ive always been lenient on sony with their problem like you say. I dont mind waiting to install the updates and patches before i finally get to play a game. I admit Im just a Sony boy, but Ive had both consoles and seeing my friend have to take his xbox back every single time because of the RROD, i didnt even want to put my xbox on because i got scared that shit would happen to me, Id play forza and the game would take a bit longer to load up and the first thing id check wa the bloody lights, so I eventually just sold it. Hopefully its still alive, who knows.