Microsoft Announces Official Xbox 360 Sales Numbers

Posted: Jan 27 2006, 1:47am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:05pm CDT, in News | Gaming

Microsoft Announces Official Xbox 360 Sales Numbers
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Microsoft announced official Xbox 360 sales numbers along with their quarterly earnings announcement. As expected the Xbox 360 sales numbers are below Microsoft's original sales goal.

Microsoft sold 1.5 million units in 2005. Main reason for the low number has been manufacturing issues. Microsoft says now that they will sell 2.5 million Xbox 360 consoles until end of February, 500,000 less than predicted in the original 90 day goal.

In the USA MS sold 900,000 units. Europeans picked up 500,000 Xbox 360 consoles and Japanese gamers only bought about 100,000 units.
Microsoft is confident though to overcome production issues and sell between 4.5 to 5.5 million Xbox 360 by end of June. We will see. At the E3 2006 in May I expect Sony to turn on the heat for the Sony PS3. They might launch it in Japan right after the show and for the Holiday season in the US and Europe.
More details in this Reuters story and in the Microsoft Earnings release.

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