Xbox Sales and Numbers Thread

Cuguy

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Alright... with the rules revision, comes the return of sales threads to the 360 section of the forum.

In the past, this section was banned from having sales threads because of massive flaming from members both pro and anti-360. This will NOT be tolerated again.

In order to keep the thread open, and healthy, there will be some guidelines that will be heavily moderated:
  • Absolutely NO mention of PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, etc... in the thread. The discussion will revolve around the numbers posted for the 360 and what it means. In the past, the threads turned into instant comparison threads, got derailed, then closed. No one wants that. So to avoid it, no one is allowed to post things like "well the PS3 sold ### two weeks earlier than 360 did at the same point in its life"... not only is the number meaningless, it brings the PS3 into a discussion that it does not belong to.
  • Derailing, insults, harassment, etc.. also NOT tolerated. Users will enjoy a bypass of the warning feature on the infraction board. Repeat offenders will be banned from posting in the entire 360 subforum, not just the numbers thread.
  • VGChartz is not a reliable source for numbers, as they are not an official reporting agency. They can be discussed, but to quote them as a source of verifiable information should be avoided.
  • Anyone bringing a sold to consumer vs. sold to retail argument into the thread will have their posts deleted.
Let's try to keep it civil, and on topic.
 
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Metfanant said:
oh...so its cool for trolling to go on over on the other side of the forums...just not here???...surely that is not what you're saying with this...
Lord, yes. The ps3 sales get trolled to hell. It would be one thing if it was a big problem. It hasn't been lately other than 2 or 3 members. I never see anyone trolling the 360 numbers in the ps3 section. It's always the ps3 "not doing well enough" even though they are showing YOY growth to a 13m sold year. If that's not trolling then I don't know what is.

What I'm basically saying is, this thread doesn't seem needed. It's not hard to sort out the trolls in the sales threads as of late.

^This can be edited out after read by a mod^

A post I made in another thread...*NPD only*

Jan - Sept 10' --- 3,209,089

Jan - Sept 09' --- 2,391,500

Jan - Sept 08' --- 2,088,400

They are well ahead of 2008 sales during the same months. They were ahead of 2008 sales in 2009 also(not by a million like in 2010) but sold a million less for the FY. It's a bit tricky to predict. I would say they'll hit around 12m for the FY.
 
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BLaZiN PRopHeT

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[QUOTE="Sub-stance1, post: 5248630]How many consoles have MS sold to date anyway? My estimate have them close to about 43 mil at this point.[/QUOTE]


I believe MS post their quarterly numbers on Thursday. We should have the number of consoles sold then.
 

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Sounds good to me. People don't have to bring the PS3 into this at all. Most people know what Sony reports, so that's fine. Create a blog post comparing the two then if you want to compare and link to it in your sig. It's always interesting for me to compare, but I know how it goes on the forums side of things. One side gets upset, and the other pushes it in their face more and more.

Oh, and I predict 10.5 to 11M this year. I think they dropped in Japan, and I don't think they cleaned up in Europe like they were hoping.
 
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[QUOTE="Cuguy, post: 5248581]Alright... with the rules revision, comes the return of sales threads to the 360 section of the forum.

In the past, this section was banned from having sales threads because of massive flaming from members both pro and anti-360. This will NOT be tolerated again.

In order to keep the thread open, and healthy, there will be some guidelines that will be heavily moderated:


  • Absolutely NO mention of PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, etc... in the thread. The discussion will revolve around the numbers posted for the 360 and what it means. In the past, the threads turned into instant comparison threads, got derailed, then closed. No one wants that. So to avoid it, no one is allowed to post things like "well the PS3 sold ### two weeks earlier than 360 did at the same point in its life"... not only is the number meaningless, it brings the PS3 into a discussion that it does not belong to.
  • Derailing, insults, harassment, etc.. also NOT tolerated. Users will enjoy a bypass of the warning feature on the infraction board. Repeat offenders will be banned from posting in the entire 360 subforum, not just the numbers thread.
  • VGChartz is not a reliable source for numbers, as they are not an official reporting agency. They can be discussed, but to quote them as a source of verifiable information should be avoided.
  • Anyone bringing a sold to consumer vs. sold to retail argument into the thread will have their posts deleted.

Let's try to keep it civil, and on topic.[/QUOTE]

Well, no good deed goes let unpunished! You're already catching slack on the first response. :roll:

Thanks for allowing a discussion while at the same time removing the trolls from the get go. I'll be sure to report any shenanigans that I come across here.
 

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[QUOTE="Metfanant, post: 5248785]But treating different sales threads depending on what section they are located in is a flat out terrible idea....the threads should be in a central location where they can be.moderated appropriately and with consistency...


Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]

But then a comparison should be done in the multiplatform talk area IMO. :) Same goes with these PS3/360 visual comparisons.
 

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[QUOTE="Dennis Dyack, post: 5248787]Well, no good deed goes let unpunished! You're already catching slack on the first response. :roll:

Thanks for allowing a discussion while at the same time removing the trolls from the get go.[/QUOTE]

I agree. Not surprising to see who it is thats complaining about this.:lol:
 

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[QUOTE="skulpt, post: 5248796]But then a comparison should be done in the multiplatform talk area IMO. :) Same goes with these PS3/360 visual comparisons.[/QUOTE]

Bingo....I think sales and now that you mention them visual comparisons(digital foundry and Lens of truelth) should have one as well....it keeps all the discussion in a single place...easier to moderate...


[QUOTE="radgamer420, post: 5248833]I agree. Not surprising to see who it is thats complaining about this.:lol:[/QUOTE]

Rubbish...so you would rather a useless post where with no context for any discussion...instead of sales getting their own section of the forums where they can be talked about and moderated accordingly??...

You think this is an example of the consistency members asked for??...allowing the status quo sales threads in the ps3 section while protecting the 360 sections threads??....Nah...id rather see no sales threads altogether...

They bring nothing but bickering to the forums n matter how hard people try to keep ir clean...

This thread is just not the answer...they should have their own section where sales are talked about in general and can be monitored with a zero tolorance policy...

The staff can ban members from particular sections...if you troll th sales section....you're gone...either side of the asile...


Really id love to hear reasoning on how this particular thread benefits the forum as a whole more than a sales subsection...

A sub section removes all sales threads from both the ps3 and 360 sections of the forum...you don't get the rampant trolling over sals clogging up either forum....moderators now exactly where to look to find it as well...making it easier for all sides...both staff and members....

And again...implement a zero tolerance policy in the section...if you are deemed to be trolling the sales section you can't post there for a month or something...maybe longer...idk however longbthe staff sees fit...

I rarely even post in sales threads because I just don't find them productive at all...but im really struggling to see at all how this helps the problem...or how giving sales its own section could not be better than the current situation...


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It's 2.8^ not 2.9.
[QUOTE="BLaZiN PRopHeT, post: 5252888]MS made 382 million in Q1, Shipped 2.8 million 360s and has sold a total of 44.5 million systems to date. Looks like they will hit 50 million by the end of the year.


http://www.microsoft.com/investor/E...s/PressReleaseAndWebcast/FY11/Q1/default.aspx[/QUOTE]Where do you see that about consoles sold? I don't see a figure mentioned....

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EDD revenue increased primarily reflecting higher Xbox 360 platform revenue. Xbox 360 platform revenue grew $409 million or 33%, primarily reflecting increased volumes of Xbox 360 consoles sold and higher Xbox 360 video game revenue led by Halo Reach. We shipped 2.8 million Xbox 360 consoles during the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, compared with 2.1 million Xbox 360 consoles during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010. Halo Reach launched in September 2010 generating approximately $350 million of revenue during the quarter.
http://www.marke****ch.com/story/10-q-microsoft-corp-2010-10-28

I have no clue why the link is blocked out.
 
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[QUOTE="mynd, post: 5252900]I thought it was 2.9 million units?

Anyway, I think this brings them up to 1.5m+1.5m+2.9=5.9m for the year so far.[/QUOTE]
This is a new fiscal for MS, or are you talking actually year, if so how are you calculating that ? Starting with Q2 Q3?
 

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What are you guys predictions for the FY? I'll stick to 12m.

Edit: WW = 5,800,000
Jan - Sept(NPD + Media Create) = 3,381,075
Jan - Sept(Rest of the world) = 2,418,925


Hmm, good start, but who knows, up 38% form latsr year, if that continued across th enext 9 months they would hit above 14 million, but I really cant see that happening.
12 million is doable, very doable if they hit 6.5 for Xmas. I have no doubts this will be their best Xmas.

That would mean only 1.3 mill each 1/4 after.
 
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360 sales talk is unbanned? let see if people can keep it that way
But I guess it'll be banned again if sales decline again...:| Bad news is forbidden!
 
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[QUOTE="skulpt, post: 5253012]I still say 11M for the year. They haven't been talking as much smack in Europe with their numbers, and Japan is Japan. I might be totally off though.[/QUOTE]

It's going to be interesting to see how kinect effects the sales of the 360.
 

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[QUOTE="Two4DaMoney, post: 5253179]It's going to be interesting to see how kinect effects the sales of the 360.[/QUOTE]

Oi, get off topic, what are you trying to do?

:)

Yeah, I mean a good holiday would bring them somehwere 5.5 to 6 million, Kinnect might push them past that.

[QUOTE="TGO, post: 5253168]360 sales talk is unbanned? let see if people can keep it that way
But I guess it'll be banned again if sales decline again...:| Bad news is forbidden![/QUOTE]

Are you talking about their meager 800k decline last year? Despite making record profits? Hardly earth shattering bad news.
 
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what do you seen in terms of sales next year for MS. I mean their are awsome games out right now and the sale prove they are great sellers. But next year when all the dust settles from this year. How will MS make the second year greater
 
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[QUOTE="claud3, post: 5253489]what do you seen in terms of sales next year for MS. I mean their are awsome games out right now and the sale prove they are great sellers. But next year when all the dust settles from this year. How will MS make the second year greater[/QUOTE]
Duh, they will keep releasing games.
 
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dude we are ment to keep it civil in here. I am going to pass your post and say, i was just throwing a question out their and see who would catch it with out having a pop. Yes releasing games will keep the sales up. But what games will do that
 
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With the type of games we're seeing so far, and the marketing already being blitzed. Kinect won't flop as some were hoping. That, along with their core games, will ensure that the 360 sees growth over this year.
 
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[QUOTE="Dasimpse, post: 5253563]Microsoft more times than not has a 6 month mentality. They show games closer to launch than Sony. We all know this. Apart from say gears and halo[/QUOTE]

And Crackdown 2. And a fair chunk of those Japanese Kinect games. And Codename: Kingdoms.

The recent trend appears to be that they are announcing things further out.

Doesn't bother me when they announce stuff, just as long as they do! :)