78.2 million Xbox 360s sold

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

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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.

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

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Edited By 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

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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.

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

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Exactly, they started to lose credibility

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

LOLZ

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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 :)

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Edited By alhussainnaseer

@Auzzie_Exo even though they use blu ray it doent mean graphics are better cause xbox 360 has better GPU

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@Auzzie_Exo my pc has blu-ray burner

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@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?

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@Auzzie_Exo Buy a PC with Windows... still giving Microsoft your money.

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

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

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half of these sales are from gamers replacing because of RROD

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@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

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

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

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@BorgMind00

the failure rate

playstation 3: 10.6

nintendo wii:6.8

microsoft xbox 360: 54.2

tell me its just an assumption

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50 million of these probably no longer work...

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Edited By 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.

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@stanknuggetz12 You're lucky I've been through about 5 of these things already such poorly constructed systems

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@stanknuggetz12

its just easier =/

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Edited By Sam-os_IMP

# of xbox that rrod on me or others I later sold the system to: 7

no wonder they sold so much..not to mention all the rrods in unsupported regions where it is cheaper to buy a new system that to send for repair.
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The original Wii sold close to 100 million units because of it's casual appeal. The Xbox One has casual appeal with Kinect, TV, motion, and voice commands!!!

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@innocent69 we'll see, it sounds more like a prison feel, than a casual one.

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I am on my third Xbox 360 because the first 2 went on meltdown. When I see that MS has sold 78.2 million of them I read it as MS has 26.06 million Xbox 360's still in operation.

With my PS3 its the same one from 2008.

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@zintarr ditto. my second xbox died earlier this year. 2nd one since '07. still have my launch day 60gb ps3 from '06. runs like a champ, but man is it loud.

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xbox sold 24 million ps2 sold 155 million. i think that info is enough for you..

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PS3 sold more than 360 in 2010, 2011, and 2012...i'm pretty sure it has already sold more this year....PS3 sales are probably estimated at 79million to date

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i think the word console needs to go why console means portable and been here a long time and nobody takes their console`s with them to there buddy`s house to play because he or she has one,so we will call them mini PC`S and by the way PC`s sold more last quarter .........

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not bad considering MS started with nothing and came to DOMINATE the console market....

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@hordaak Yeah, its amazing what you can do with just a few billion dollars....

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@hordaak YEAH, IT'S HARD TO BEAT A COMPANY THAT DOESN'T CARE WHETHER OR NOT IT LOSES MONEY. 78 MILLION UNITS LATER AND XBOX STILL HASN'T TURNED A PROFIT FOR MICROSOFT. WHAT

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@DukeMagnum @hordaak

Pull your head out of your ass. Xbox has been profitable for Microsoft since 4QTR 2008. In sharp contrast, Sony's first net profit off of the Playstation was in 2012. Please check facts before you embarrass yourself.

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lol. anything positive about the 360 just makes the sony fangirls go nuts!! wow..calm down...your ps3 is still selling..dont worry...

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@hordaak I know, that's how you guys act over on IGN.

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lol at ps fan boys.

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@Hozzyboy LMAO at you

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