Monday, January 01, 2007

Microsoft misses Xbox360 shipping target?



First of all, I wish you all a happy new year and apologize for the recent lack in updates. 2007 will be a great year for videogames. By late summer or autumn, we will see a clear winner emerging from the console war. Consequently, 2007 will be a great year for ´Wii: Definitive Speculation´. But now, let us turn to the topic at hand.

Microsoft may have missed its shipping target of ten million units by the end of the year. Videogame Charts reports an estimated 7,9 million units sold, while NexGen Wars estimates just less than 9,4 million.

Microsoft expected to have shipped ten million Xbox360 consoles by today, including ´units in transit, units sitting in store inventories and machines sold to consumers,´ as News.com specifies.

While the latter figure of 9,4 million units seems to suggest that more than ten million units have shipped, after all, the former figure of 7,9 million does not. I seriously doubt that more than two million consoles are in transit or waiting on store shelves.

Sources: Videogame Charts, NexGen Wars, News.com

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

arnt these figures below the dreamcast ...i mean over a year the x360 has been avalable and it carnt break 10 million sold let alone shipped ds will be at that figure much qicker and at profit, it looks like the wii is set to DS all competition microsoft lournched to early and still suffer from production and build qoality issues....

a DS AND wii combo seems the perfect gaming set up

pn18 said...

andreas, I hope you got my SMS ;)

Leemzi said...

I don't use nexgenwars.com anymore due to their lack of updating despite official numbers being given.

Ah well

Zucas said...

Nextgenwars is not a reliable source for actual sales. Right now VGCharts has updated their sales war to the end of December so that is their predictions. Which would suggest about 9 million consoles shipped. But I think we all knew there was a strong chance they would miss it.

Anonymous said...

so wii has sold about 1/2 as many consoles as the xbox360 ALREADY? that's fucking awesome. suck it, sony.

also in the news: vf5 and tekken6 rumored to get xbox ports...

if i were microsoft, i would be offering lots and lots of money to developers for "dibs" on their ps3 "exclusives". this includes square/ff13 and konami/mgs4. those are literally the only two games on top of tekken6 that millions of people are holding out for to get a ps3.

also: cheers to dragon warrior (quest, whatever.) 9 coming as an exclusive to DS. jeers to squareenix for taking out the turn-based combat. it breaks my heart.

-"superfan" tactics.

julencin2000 said...

Happy new year too!!!

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