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The Xbox 360 was the best-selling gaming console in 2011, according to data compiled in a new report.
According to GeekWire.com, which collected data from public earnings reports, says Microsoft sold more Xbox 360 consoles than the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 for the calendar year. This marks the first time the Xbox 360 lead console hardware sales for the year since 2006 when the PS3 and Wii first launched.
In 2011, Microsoft sold 14.9 million units compared with 14.1 million for the PS3 and 10.33 million for the Wii. For the holiday quarter, Microsoft took the lead with 8.2 million consoles sold where Sony sold 6.5 million PS3s and Nintendo with 5.6 million Wiis during the same period.
Life-to-date, Nintendo Wii still leads everyone with 95 million Wiis
sold compared with 66 million Xbox 360s for Microsoft and 62 million PS3s
The XBOX isn't bad, but I'll take my PS3 any day of the week. I like how the controller is symmetrical, and the analog sticks aren't recessed, which hurts my thumbs a little in certain games. The online service is free, the online population seems to be more mature (I've run into maybe 30 children in 6 years of CoD), and when developers know what they are doing, the games are much better. The inclusion of a Blu-Ray drive is just a very nice bonus. Although the PS3 has a heating problem just like the 360, the XBOX seems to overheat much more often. Thousands of people have to trade in their 360 or buy a new one every year, so I'm willing to bet that the PS3 has technically sold more if you don't count replacements. I only had 1 PS3 overheat, and that's because I played it for 18 hours straight until the power went off during hurricane Ike. Heat couldn't escape so it was understandable how it failed. Everyone I know with 360s have told me they die even under normal conditions of 2-3 hours!
there are 95 million paper weights/door stops out there. WOW! i wonder how many of those are the Limited Dust Collectors Edition Wiis
Hey Nintendo, what happened? It's almost like you had nothing to offer people this year. It also seems that Sony and Microsoft have extremely similar sales. They seem to have a back and forth of who's on top between the two.
good job microsoft. If you ever lose to Playstation ever again. Bad things will happen. Jk lol good job
Glad to see the Xbox 360 doing well!
TurboGrafx for life, son!
Interesting data. The Wii looks like it outsold the PS3 and Xbox 360 overalll, and the PS3 was only slightly behind Microsoft overall. As of right now though, Xbox 360 certainly has taken the lead.
The Nintendo Wii had so many high points!!!
Apparently the PlayStation Network debacle convinced a lot of people that were about to get new consoles to not get PS3's. To be honest, the God of War series is the only reason I ever even started to consider getting a PS3, but then they started off at $699 and Kratos just isn't worth that much.
i'm not too too surprised by these numbers. the wii is pretty much in a category all by itself. and with the ps3 hacking thing, it makes sense that the 360 is on top. not by a huge margin, but on top all the same.
damn the wii
Now the only reason the XBox360 has had so many sales is because people have to go out and buy a new one when theirs crash.
the wii sucks. wish i didn't have that p.o.s. all i ever play is box.