78.2 million Xbox 360s sold

Microsoft's current-generation system reaches new sales milestone since launch in 2005.

Microsoft sold 1 million Xbox 360s during the past three months, helping push worldwide life-to-date sales to 78.2 million, the company has revealed as part of its latest earnings report.

The 1 million systems sold during the quarter is down slightly from 1.1 million consoles sold during the same period last year.

By comparison, PlayStation 3 sales are estimated to be around 77 million units. Meanwhile, the original Wii has outpaced both platforms by a healthy margin, selling close to 100 million systems to date.

Microsoft's Xbox division posted $134 million in revenue (up 8 percent) for the period ended June 30. Xbox Live transactional revenue jumped 20 percent, the company said.

The Xbox One launches in November for $500.

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Skrilla_XS
Skrilla_XS

I love how the 77 million PS3 unit estimates are from January 10th.

bakagami
bakagami

@Skrilla_XS Just let it go. the numbers are close enough that it really doesn't matter, especially when you consider that the 360 has had a whole extra year

Pie_FOREVER
Pie_FOREVER

Gamespot really should just be renamed "Microsoft Damage Control" with the amount of pro-Microsoft articles they post either defending the Xbox One's blunders or platitudinous boasting nonsense like this. The numbers are wrong, as others have stated, considering the PS3 actually has more sales than the 360 from various official sources.

Great journalistic research guys.

Ligh1Warrior
Ligh1Warrior

Exactly, they started to lose credibility

liandrikonflict
liandrikonflict

@Pie_FOREVER When M$ give money to a website they make it count....expect much more from the M$ money propaganda train.

ROSEBEAVER1
ROSEBEAVER1

You lot don't know what you are talking about, the Snes is way better than the Megadrive!

LOLZ

Auzzie_Exo
Auzzie_Exo

LoL .. Xbox 360 Is A Joke . Sony Wins For Me Cause I Use It As a Blue Ray Player And Let Alone Kingdom Hearts And Free Online Gaming Just Makes It A Win . Sorry To The Xbox Fan Boys But Its A Fact Microsoft Just eats Your Money .. You Might Aswell Go Buy a Pc . But in the end of the day PC gaming is where its all at :)

neomorph03
neomorph03

@Auzzie_Exo I'm confused how Microsoft is a joke? Is it because it's sold more units than Playstation 3? No, no that can't be it...is it because Microsoft is a more successful company? No, that can't be it either...care to elaborate?

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

This have to be a mistake because on the VGChart the 360 sold 77.96 million and the PS3 sold 78.35 million.

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

Yeah somebody must have looked at it wrong because the PS3 was 78.2 million.

hardeman
hardeman

half of these sales are from gamers replacing because of RROD

BorgMind00
BorgMind00

@hardeman This is a ridiculous assumption, you can't possibly believe that. On top of that Sony has their own overheating issues as well and just never owned up to it

hardeman
hardeman

@BorgMind00 

the failure rate

playstation 3: 10.6  

nintendo wii:6.8

microsoft xbox 360: 54.2

tell me its just an assumption

afrsamurai88
afrsamurai88

@BorgMind00 its not an assumption, ask around, nearly everyone with an XBox 360 is on (at least) their  2nd or 3rd console, myself included.

Skrilla_XS
Skrilla_XS

@afrsamurai88 It happened to two of mine. I no longer own a 360, just a supped up PC, Wii, and PS3.

aell329
aell329

50 million of these probably no longer work...

stanknuggetz12
stanknuggetz12

I've lost 2 Xbox 360s to red lights and I've lost 1 ps3 to yellow light of death.Over a period of 7 years that's not so bad. Although I probably play my Xbox 10x more often than my ps3.