Posted on May 14, 2008,

Xbox 360 First System to Hit 10 Million Sold in US This Gen

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Ahead of last month’s NPD numbers being released, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 is the first console this generation to surpass 10 million units sold in the United States. Global sales have now topped 19 million, which Microsoft claims is more than either the PS3 or Wii has sold. That’s what a year’s head start will do for you, I guess.

“This year will be the largest in the history of the video game industry, with Xbox 360 leading the charge in the U.S. and abroad,” said Don Mattrick, Microsoft senior VP of Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. (phew) “History has shown us that the first company to reach 10 million in console sales wins the generation battle. We are uniquely positioned to set a new benchmark for the industry.”

The press release also boasted the 360′s leading attach rate, naturally. But with enough optimism to make a Brett Favre comeback seem like a good idea (that cynicism literally just killed half of Wisconsin), it’s definitely a big achievement for Microsoft. They’re going to need to work hard to fend off the competition and maintain the lead their head start provided them with.

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21 Comments on Xbox 360 First System to Hit 10 Million Sold in US This Gen

Norbit

On May 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm

LMFAO

They are actually boasting about hitting 10m first when they released a year in front of the other 2? :lol:

Norbit's Bro

On May 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Who cares lol.

the earlier they start the quicker there gna fail wow only 2 more games for them Halo Wars and Gears of war 2? even tho thats coming onto ps3 aswell?? :S erm ok and there making a slim 360 how useless will that be 360 you suck.

Norbit

On May 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm

BTW last months NPD must be bad for the 360 for them to already be coming out with crap like this.

Norbit

On May 14, 2008 at 4:36 pm

WTF? I seem to have a stalker :!:

The Man

On May 14, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Did you just say Halo Wars and Gears of War 2 will be on PS3?

Oh the sad wishes of a PS3 fanboy…

Chris

On May 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm

This isn’t the first time your “brother” has posted on here, Norbit.

Norbit's Bro

On May 14, 2008 at 4:45 pm

No you penis head. I said the only thing that the 360 is waiting for is 2 more games which are Halo Wars and Gears of wars 2. I SAID THE PS3 IS GETTIN GEARS OF WARS 2 SO HA. and halo wars omg come on how sad you freakin geeks. all u do is hate on the ps3 i dont understand i like the 360 myself ive got 1 downstairs all im tryna say is that there not gna be succesful in the future thats it.After those 2 main games there over. Oh the sad wishes of a 360 fanboy who wishes he can afford a ps3 WELL FAK OFF NUB.

and norbit im 360 sucks i changed my name to Norbits bro becuase i agree with every statement you say. :)

Norbit

On May 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Chris said “This isn’t the first time your “brother” has posted on here, Norbit.”

You can check my ip address, its not me.

You should really get a system up and running where people can log in with unique usernames because this system is a bit crap.

Norbit's Bro

On May 14, 2008 at 4:57 pm

omg we know its not u lol its me remmeber my name “360 SUCKS” all i use to say was read my name but i stopped because its so nub lol. yea i jst put that in my name becasue i agree wit every statement u make :)

Evismang

On May 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm

“Gears of War 2 is a tactical third-person shooter video game in development by Epic Games and to be published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the Xbox 360.”

Nice try.

Chris

On May 14, 2008 at 5:11 pm

@Norbit It’s just a bit taxing on the whole infrastructure, and we’re more concerned with staying online than the elegance of a comments system like you’re talking about.

Norbit's Bro

On May 14, 2008 at 5:22 pm

# Evismang says:
May 14th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

“Gears of War 2 is a tactical third-person shooter video game in development by Epic Games and to be published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the Xbox 360.”

Nice try.

Lmao are you stupid? just wait this winter noob lmao!!!!!!!!

Evismang

On May 14, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Right. Well when this winter comes around the Gears of War 2 is still 360 exclusive, I’ll be sure to think of you. For proof, let’s look at the original Gears of War. Still just with 360 and Windows. Both of them Microsoft products. I also recall Cliffy B saying that he wanted it to be 360 exclusive so that they could work on making it better, which they couldn’t do in the time frame they want if they had to make it for PS3, too.

Evismang

On May 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Oops. I meant to say “and” instead of “the” before the first time I mention Gears of War 2.

What is this? It's not it, it's ME!

On May 14, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Please, oh PLEASE ban them :( I’m too stupid to not read their comments :(

Ciudad De La Libertad

On May 14, 2008 at 7:11 pm

What did they win for such a feat? Get that company a box of cookies!

Used Cisco

On May 14, 2008 at 7:50 pm

“Global sales have now topped 19 million, which Microsoft claims is more than either the PS3 or Wii has sold. ”

MS must be ignoring the Wii being at about 25 million.

Xboxlenny

On May 14, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Yes i agree with norbit for once, a user login system would be great, i am tired of hearing people give personal attacks on people and rude comments. but i guess it is an opinion based forum. Some of their comments are just.

As for the post topic, i wonder what microsoft will do for their customers for that? Hmm, nothing, just keep charging for Xbox live and selling consoles. I can almost say the PS3 will soon be neck and neck with the 360. but in the end it will be the online service and game selection that will attract me to which console to get my games for. All companies will declare a win, because they all have won, i dont know the numbers like some people do, but they are all selling well, none have gone the way of the Dreamcast. i miss my dreamcast. it had an early grave.

@norbits bro, why are you also anti Xbox 360? did you once own one and get a Red Ring of death? thats not cool, also do you own a PS3? or ever played a 360 online? both are great systems in their own way, so no need to bash someone for their opinions. Grow up.

Norbit's Bro

On May 15, 2008 at 11:42 am

lol i have a 360 eleite and a 80gb ps3 i like them both but im just saying that MS dnt av the rights of gears of wars 2. microsfot are so stupid they said no to unreal tornument 3 which are made by epic games who gave u gears of wars its there fakin choice head. go sak a big fat end.

Your just jealous because u cant afford both get a job loser.

Xboxlenny

On May 15, 2008 at 7:51 pm

I dont even say you are old enough to drive, by the way you make childish comments toward people, i wont even start a flame war with you, its not what this board is about, however I do have my share of consoles from past to present. I have a 60 GB PS3, it plays wonderful all those PS2 games i have also. The 360 is my gaming system, the DS and PSP are great for road trips and traveling on a plane.
I bet your mommy or daddy got those wonderful toys for you.

Keep up your flaming people, i hope u get banned from here, i dont need to insult you, you do a great job of that yourself. take care.

ManOfTeal

On May 16, 2008 at 7:33 am

My God I’m out of the office for one day and all hell breaks loose.

Go Marlins!!!!