Xbox 360 sales reach 140,000 in US during June

NPD Group data shows sales of Microsoft's console plummet, with total system spend hitting $197 million during the month; Xbox One preorders "impressive."

Microsoft announced today, citing data from the NPD Group, that the Xbox 360 sold 140,000 units in the United States during June. This figure is down sharply from the 507,000 units the company sold during June 2012.

In addition, Microsoft announced that total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in June (hardware, software, and accessories) came in at $197 million. This is the most for any console in the U.S., Microsoft said.

Microsoft also touted its upcoming Xbox One, saying preorders for the next-generation platform are "impressive" and trending ahead of Xbox 360 reservations during the same period.

The full NPD report for June will be released later today.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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169 comments
agsviper
agsviper

cant wait for the next gen only on xbox one

Haze204
Haze204

I don't know much about console sales, but 140.000 in US only in 1 month AFTER 7/8 years release date is pretty good isn't it ?

Or is it not enough because they have to drive in a BMW instead of a Ferrari if this keeps up.

SacredGrey
SacredGrey

Is it just me, or did the Xbox One get a sudden and unusually convenient dose of love from GameSpot? I thought we finally had something in common here, GS.  D:

murderek
murderek

Ever notice how 90% of the people that comment on xbox articles are people that don't even like xbox, and 90% of the people that comment on Playstation articles are also people that don't like xbox? 

To someone new to the internet, it would appear that 90% of gamers hate xbox, but we know for a fact that that's not true. So what's happening here and everywhere else (including IGN, YouTube, etc.) is that the losers that troll and hate all day long are just the loudest demographic here. So it appears that they are the majority, when in fact they are the minority. 

All "real gamers" see the advantages of all platforms. Whether it's the controller, online service/security, games, interface, graphics, cloud processing, exclusives, or other features. Every platform has something great to offer. Great games, online service and the controller being the most important in my opinion.

Come November I'll be playing Killzone on PS4... Forza, Dead Rising, Madden, and Ghosts on xbox One... and Battlefield 4 on PC.

Console wars are for insecure people that probably can't afford more than one system. If you can't afford more than one, fine, then just buy the one that has the games you like best and be quiet. All you're doing by hating is making the gaming community look immature. 



JWallace21
JWallace21

LOL I love this article... a year later and a few months away from the next generation of consoles the xbox 360 is shockingly down in sales compared to a year ago.  What genius actually thought this was important enough news to do an article on it??

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

'impressive'

if thats so, why not give a number? 

obsequies
obsequies

and the ps3 still outsells worldwide while the ps4 preorders make the xbone look like a microsoft product

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

I bet that if they start giving them away, they will beat the record once again. 

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

Right, so the fact that new consoles are a few months away and the 360 is probably near saturation point makes the fact they sold less than this time a year ago a surprise because???

tionmedon
tionmedon

hermit here ppl. know me ,i have 2/360`s and a mgs4 console 80 gig`s so since 4 the moment i`m a hermy since 140,000 is chump change in sale`s compared to PC`s 75 million in the last quarter well we know`s who`s boss.......lol

steelmouth
steelmouth

we all know what needs to be done to boost the 360 sales, we need that final price cut to $99, MS have made enough money on the 360 now its time they give back to the poor

poeticas
poeticas

Yes ofcourse it does reach those numbers after that kind of sale that microsoft done ... I mean here xbox was for 99 euros for like few days and it was sold out because of that kind of price.

BlendThree
BlendThree

This is always the risk once hype of the next generation gets into full swing- Buyer logic becomes "why waste money on something that's going to be obsolete soon? I'll wait for the next one".

Black_Hand_313
Black_Hand_313

I hate it when people resort to quoting sales figures to prove which is better. Some of my favorite games like Psychonauts and Jade Empire failed to sell over one million copies while turds like 50 Cent Bulletproof and Sonic 2006 became platinum hits. Call of Duty doesn't sell so much every year because it's the best game ever - people buy it to play with friends or for mindless action, or they've just been loyal to the series way back when it brought something fresh to the FPS genre

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

Fact: Sales figures are measured by stacking six consoles on top of each other and jumping over them until your legs get tired. The owner of those legs? Babe Ruth. 

betheltony
betheltony

Eddie Makuch, just begging for something to put on the website....another pointless article

dmastor
dmastor

People still buying Xbox 360's or ps3's with new console around the corner? 

Slagar
Slagar

@murderek Ew. You must be one of those people that... you know... colludes with the... _real_ world. You might even have what some people call "a girlfriend".

Stay away! I'm perfectly happy in my mom's basement! PSfwee fo evvaaaaa! Hissss. Hissssss.

skiggy29
skiggy29

@murderek You are absolutely right!!!  Since your new to the internet, I feel bad you had to come into these Sony fanboy controlled forums(even if they are xbox articles) and have to read all tyhe insecure bullshit that come out of their mouths.  I too am a true gamer that buys all platforms and I too agree that each console have lots to offer. Why Sony fanboys feel like they have to come on xbox articles and downplay Xbox is beyond me but my guess is what you said, they are insecure and cant afford to buy both consoles.  I like competition and in this industry competition is needed so console companies stay on their toes. Come Nov I will be playing Killzone Shadownfall on my PS4 and Ryse, Battlefield 4, Madden, Spark and Forza on my X1.  Cant wait!! Glad Im not an insecure wannabe gamer that only see's one console....

hordaak
hordaak

@murdereksony trolls...look, we get it. you are scared of the kinect. some people like it. its a fantastic piece of hardware. i know, i know..you dont want it. you fear cameras and technology. you put a piece of tape on your cell phones because they could be spying on you and disable your phone's microphone unless you are making calls. we get it. but the xb1 has all these features built in. some people like it. im not concerned about internet checking because i'm always online. if my internet went out, or if my cell phone service stopped, i would freak out and call the companies. I know..i get it, you dont have internet. i get it. so get the ps4 AND SHUT THE FUCK UP TROLLS!! seriously, you sound like whining babies. your backlash is making people fed up. we know you hate the xb1, but really, you all need therapy. it has more features than the ps4 and you hate that. just...get over it. please.

skiggy29
skiggy29

@obsequies I live in America so Im really only concerned with what goes on here.  Couldn"t give my dogs left nut what happens in Japan, Austailia or the whinny U.K.  USA baby, MS owns that playground!

biggnol908
biggnol908

@obsequies The ps3 is sold in more territories than the 360 btw. Japan is the largest video game market in the world and the 360 isn't even sold there.

Salt_AU
Salt_AU

@TigusVidiks Yeah I got my PS3 free when I bought a new Sony TV.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

@sonyfreak456 The PS2 had zero competition and besides both consoles are setting record pre-orders which means its pre-orders are more impressive than that of the PS2.

skiggy29
skiggy29

@ALCHEMISTx24x7 Thats awesome!!!  I thought it was coming to 360 this summer but I checked and I believe it said October 30th!!  I cant wait for this game and its free, right???

skiggy29
skiggy29

@dmastor Hell yeah!!! Both consoles recently had some good games come out (PS# The last of us, 360's State of Decay, Minecraft360) plus you got Beyond(PS3) World of Tanks(360) GTAV (both) Dark Souls(both) and that game on 360 that they showed, its a really cool looking platformer. I dont remember the name but I think it was Max and his brother nightmare or something like that....... 

obywan
obywan

@dmastor Sorry if I don't spit on a list of amazing games which I can buy for the cost a cinema ticket.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@dmastor we cant all afford launch prices, am still to get a PS3 and all its exclusives when the price is right

Black_Hand_313
Black_Hand_313

@dmastor Sure; I admit I'm tempted to buy one of the newer model Xbox 360s - I have the old white one. Runs OK but the disc tray keeps jamming, no wireless adapter (I have a cable running across the room), and it's loud. I've also seen cheap PS3 bundles and I'm interested in playing Last of Us.

SamehH99
SamehH99

@dmastor For me, I do not buy a new console until at least after a year of the release. To avoid hardware and software errors and wait for a good amount of games to come up and see if they are going to come up with a better "slim" version. That's why I see no problem of buying Ps3 and 360 now. Plus, new consoles aren't backwards compatible.

obsequies
obsequies

@biggnol908 @obsequies the 360 and xbox were both released in japan and failed so bad that they are/were considering not releasing their pos xbone there. might save them a few pennies.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@brainiac1988 that chart includes the days of the original xbox and that thing lost plenty money it was like a profit drainer

PS the original Xbox was never ment to be profitable it was just suppose to establish the xbox brand which i think it did pretty well given the succces of the X360

obsequies
obsequies

@Mkeegs79 @sonyfreak456 saying next gen consoles have record pre orders is about as ridiculous as saying the next gen consoles will be more powerful. REALLYYYYY|???!!! 

Vodoo
Vodoo

@ALCHEMISTx24x7 @Black_Hand_313 Jade Empire vs Knights of the Old Republic!!! The Sith are trying to invade Jade Empire so they can mind control the fighting Monks and have them kill off the Jedi. 

Stuff like this is what I wanna see. Publishers have all these separate franchises and ip's. It's time they start mixing them together in some fashion to make some really interesting games.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@SamehH99 I would not be to worried about next gen consoles. They are being built upon the 28NM process fabrication at global foundries. in comparison the ps3/360 was build on 90nm fabs. The heat and power efficiency will be leaps ahead of last gen launch. Thats not to say something else could go wrong.. But as far failure issues I would not to concerned about it.


skiggy29
skiggy29

@steelmouth @brainiac1988 Agreed! It did too!!  I wish I never sold my original xbox!!  That console had some great games!!  Hmmmm maybe I'll buy one on amazon and relive last gen!!

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

@steelmouth  agreed, but when you dont count the first 2 bars on the chart,  its still a loss.