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Xbox 360 sales up 88% in June, leading console sales in the US

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Aaron Greenberg tweeted earlier that the newly redesign Xbox 360 has been a major hit with retailers and customers alike with sales up by 88% in the month of June.

According to Aaron this has propelled the Xbox 360 to the top of the pile for the month of June outselling even the juggernaut that is the Wii.

As good as this is for Microsoft they will be aware that a single months sales won’t stop the rot and they need to keep this momentum going if they want to stay ahead of the PS3 until the end of this generation.

With the PS3 having the lions share of top quality exclusives in the pipe line you can expect a strong showing from them towards the end of the year but in my opinion if Kinect takes off like I am expecting it to then we will see Microsoft pulling away with ease over the next year.

Only time will tell I guess…

The official NPD stats will be out later today or tomorrow for us to see by how much Microsoft outsold the Wii in June.

Source: Twitter

Last Updated: July 16, 2010


  1. Fox1

    July 16, 2010 at 10:38

    erm…brand new “shiny” console tactic is see :pinch:

    Excuse the pun :tongue:


  2. Hamsterjie

    July 16, 2010 at 13:09

    When is the SA release date


  3. Geoffrey Tim

    July 16, 2010 at 13:18

    Right now it’s tentatively coming towards the end of September.


  4. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 13:19

    Now they just need to push out more software. Comeon microsoft, you’re not delivering more games…


  5. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 13:29

    Any idea what the current sales figures are in South Africa? Something tells me Sony will be battling come September…


  6. Hamsterjie

    July 16, 2010 at 13:32

    But why so late, I can see the damn thing on amazon for $299…thats R2254.76


  7. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 13:42

    @Hamsterjie – They always serve the yanks first, Japan next and then it trickles down to those in the EU, with non-supported territories like us being the last.


  8. ewie

    July 16, 2010 at 13:44

    The question is when do live launch.


  9. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 14:13

    I just hope the conversion process (from UK to ZA accounts) won’t be tedious and that we won’t get shafted on content again.


  10. conor

    July 16, 2010 at 15:13

    i was just surprised the xbox beat the wii in sales for once. Go them!


  11. lans

    July 17, 2010 at 13:29

    i wish aaron could shut his pig face!


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