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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
It's still kinda pathetic that this it took so long to get to the top. The reason why people buy it is when there's breaks down within 5months...
As for the Wii sales going down, every one would already have a Wii and they don't break down as easily, as Xbox..
And the reason why i think the Wii did better is because Nintendo made more games that are actually fun and enjoyable, i mean I'd rather play a game with cheap graphics than to play a bad game with good graphics (and I'm not saying the games for Xbox and ps3 are bad but just think how many are actually good and are for a wider set of audiences)
the story is BS! Go to vgchartz.com for the real numbers!
This wrong! Go to vgchartz.com for the real numbers!
I own all Three Console i have not touched my Wii Since mario galaxy2. Which was an Awesome game. The wii might outsell 360 and PS3 but it is on no level as fun as 360 and PS3. The wii has a game worth playing twice a year. I remember a youtuber once saying the Wii is a Toy not a Video Game Console. Sometimes with the type of people who buy the wii it looks like that. Down to 360 and PS3, its simple PS3 exclusives games 360 Online.
What I like about Microsoft is that they are not focused on creating new consoles as much as Sony and Nintendo are. They are more focused on updating Xbox Live.
Xbox 360 Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yea we are about to see the sales in the Wii console drop. Correct me if i'm wrong but the Wii does not have any of the good game developers building for them, and the ones they do make their games look like crap, it's very sad to see many of the best games ever made being put on a device that does not give them justice.
Xbox for the win. Again.
I got an Xbox in October and have barely played it. I just didn't enjoy the games that came with it as much as I though I would, so I've been concentrating on going through the Wii and PS3 games that I missed instead of getting more recent Xbox games.
That being said the console itself is fine, it's not shocking that it lead sales this year... though I have to ask, does anyone find that the 360's wireless controller is actually comfortable to play on? I had to pick up a wired one because the bulge from the battery compartment was driving me insane!
I sold my PS3 in favor of more new games for XBOX360 and can't wait for the all new XBOX360 to come out in 2013. But hope it comes out for next Christmas !!
i agree with jesse scott i would never buy an xbox
Finally, the Xbox gets some respect it deserves. I just got my second one a couple months ago, and I love the new elite. If Microsoft continues this through their next console, then they have me at their midnight release.
Best selling dosen't always mean most liked.
Yay go Microsoft! Don't let my investment be for nothing!
I knew the wii sold a lot but this puts it in perspective. WOW