Microsoft Has Sold 70 Million Xbox 360 Consoles
Today, Eurogamer reports that Microsoft has announced a milestone: they’ve sold 70 million Xbox 360 consoles worldwide since the console’s launch in autumn 2005, a pretty monumental feat considering that a) this is only the company’s second video game console and b) almost nobody in Japan owns one of these things.
The post compares the 70 million unit figure with those of the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii, which sandwich Microsoft’s console with sales numbers of 63.9 million and 96.56 million, respectively. It should be noted, however, that the Xbox 360 had a year’s head start on the other two systems.
Even still, pretty good stuff. The post also notes that while the Xbox 360 may be number two worldwide, it’s number one in the United States, holding a 49 percent market share in America. Could it be that this US-based company understands US consumers better than their Japanese rivals? Could that also be why Japan has consistently turned up their noses at Microsoft’s console? Is it merely as simple as that?
Probably not…but there may be something there…