Xbox 360 Is Absolutely Killing It (In The US)

I tend to let monthly sales charts wash over me these days because, well, I'm 31 now and don't give a shit which console sells more than another in any given month.

Sometimes, though, I like to get a little hypocritical and take a peek at annual sales. And 2011's make for interesting reading.

While we've grown accustomed to the Wii destroying everything in its path, in 2011 — at least in the United States — a new sales king was crowned. The Xbox 360.

It didn't just squeeze past the Wii and PS3, either, as with 7.3 million consoles sold it was almost three million clear of its rivals.

That stat, and plenty more like it, come courtesy of another exhaustive bit of number-crunching from Gamasutra's Matt Matthews, which you can check out below.

NPD: Behind the numbers of 2011 [Gamasutra]


    You're THIRTY ONE years old?
    Holy shit humanity is boned.

      Sorry about that, but I was genuinely shocked, I really did think Luke was about 16 years old, at MOST 18. I just can't begin to countenance publishing the kind of things Luke publishes if I was 31, surely you'd have to have learnt something basic, anything about journalism after all those years.

        Sam, your an idiot.

        Indeed, because he's 31 he shouldn't be posting game news articles, he should be writing about some kind of deep depressing problems facing kids in Ethiopia or something, even though he writes for kotaku.


          Sam isn't talking about Luke writing video game articles at his age.
          It's more about the articles themselves.

      While I don't approve to the impolite manner in which this comment was worded, I agree with the sentiment.
      I genuinely thought Luke was early 20's, same with Brian Ashcroft.

      Thank goodness for Mark Serrels keeping the bar raised.

    The PS3 is absolutely killing it in my living room!

    Probably just people replacing their broken ones ;)

      January's comment of the month ^

    All that chart tells us is that the Wii and DS are drasticly falling in sales, hardly surprising as both are in the process of being replaced and the PS3/360 are holding steady steady.The real story is the 15% fall in software sales.

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