360 outsells original Xbox in the UK

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The UK has really taken to the Xbox in this generation, they appear to be the only European country that has though…

Apparently the Xbox 360 has just surpassed the Xbox 1’s lifetime sales in the UK which stood at 2,320,384. However the original Xbox took around 5 years to move that many units while the 360 has only been on the market for 2 1/2 years, quite a substantial improvement.

It does beg the question though, why does the UK really enjoy the 360 and no one else in Europe does? It’s not like it’s even cheap in the UK, it is actually cheaper in virtually every other country in Europe.

Most European countries also have official Live access and support as well, it seems that the 360 is doing the best in the USA, UK and South Africa while the PS3 is starting to beat it in virtually every other country…

I am sure the heads of Microsoft are just as confused about this…

source: VGChartz

Last Updated: June 12, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • darthdad

    “It does beg the question though, why does the UK really enjoy the 360 and no one else in Europe does? It’s not like it’s even cheap in the UK, it is actually cheaper in virtually every other country in Europe.”
    I blame the education system in the U.K! 😀

  • SlippyMadFrog

    original xbox -> average
    Xbox360 -> a lot better
    Xbox720 -> Excellent
    😉

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Your right hey, they know that blu-ray won’t become mainstream and they saw the Xbox360 games library vs PS3 games library 🙂

  • kay

    I think the UK enjoys a lot more Xbox marketing $$$ and attention than the rest of Europe – just a guess, but there always seem to be promotions and what not on the UK Xbox Live site.

    kay’s last blog post..QCon Enterprise Service Bus Presentation

  • abe

    Is this really even news worthy?

  • Sula

    Wow, that’s the understatement of the year…since um, the original xbox sold like…what? 5 units…globally.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    This isn’t N4G hey, it’s a blog 😉

  • Fox1

    It’s a great console… it can stick it to a certain more powerful console… it’s cheaper… games are excellent and cheap 😉 😛

  • LazySAGamer

    Not sure, but I normally post console sales details which isn’t that news worthy either…

    If the PS3 ever outsells the PS2 I will let you know 😛

  • Lupus

    Also how many of these stats are pulled from UK live users? If so then they are possibly adding in our 1000 😉

  • LazySAGamer

    These stats are tracked by a company in the UK, I can’t recall their name right now but no our fake Live accounts do not alter them..

    And we are closer to 3000 actually 😉

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