Xbox Hits 10 Million Sold in U.S.
Posted on May 14, 2008
Geek Gestalt reports that Microsoft has achieved a total of 10 million Xbox 360 units sold in the U.S.
"Our goal was to hit 10 million (Xbox Live users) in a year's time," Greenberg said, "and we've doubled it in less time. The majority of Xbox owners on a global basis are connecting to Xbox Live."They have also sold a total of 19 million Xbox units worldwide. The Wii appears to be ahead of them with a total of 25 million units sold worlwide. Big game releases like GTA IV continue to drive the console market for the Xbox and PS3 while the Wii thrives on playability and its unique sports games. The fact that so many people now own an Xbox 360 also drives the concept of marketing big games in the same way big blockbuster movies are marketed. Any game developer releasing a game for the Xbox 360 in the United States has huge sales potential with 10 million Xbox users out there that might purchase their game.
Another milestone the Xbox recently reached, Greenberg said, was that with more than 1 million copies of Rockstar Games' monster hit, Grand Theft Auto IV, having already sold on Xbox 360, the console has now reached 16 different titles with 1 million sales or more in the U.S.
By comparison, he pointed out, that's twice the number of million-plus titles that have sold for the Wii in the U.S. The PlayStation 3 has had just two, he said.
While the 10 million total Xboxes sold in the United States is certainly notable, it also must be noted that the console had a full year's head start on its competition.
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