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Xbox 360 is the US's top selling console for 18 months straight

We knew that the Xbox 360 has been doing pretty well in the West as of late, but we didn't realize Microsoft has kind of been dominating the Western console industry. 

In a financial release from Microsoft, they said that Xbox 360 has been the number one console in the United States for a whopping 18 straight months. The same release also gave out quite a bit of information regarding Microsoft's financial status, which is fairly healthy right now. They drew in $18.06 billion dollars in revenue this quarter, up from $17.37 billion in the same quarter last year.

Overall, this resulted in a net loss of nearly half a billion dollars. Now that sounds bad, but people more knowledgeable in the tech business don't seem too concerned. That loss comes from a bad deal to acquire online ad service aQuantive which set them back $6.2 billion (which is lunch money as far as Microsoft is concerned.)

That said, revenue is rising year-over-year, and speculation is that the release of Windows 8 will boost their income even more. So far it looks like Microsoft is going to be in a position of great strength when they get ready to launch the successor to the Xbox 360.

20 comments

  • Superflowexdee - July 20, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    shut up xbox fanboys!!! ps3 fo lyfe!!! FO PYYFEE!
  • Viron - July 20, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    Yeah, how many of those are replacements for failures though? And really, Windows 8 is going to boost their income? Windows 8 looks like ass.
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - July 21, 2012 8:53 p.m.

    Dude, its not 2005 any more. Xbox isn't the crazy suicide console that it was back then.
  • Sherrymdl - July 20, 2012 3:26 a.m.

    as Jane responded I'm surprised that any body able to profit $4975 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you look at this site(Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/lMKI6
  • Dadyo238 - July 19, 2012 9:06 p.m.

    Pan over to Japan and the PS2 is selling more.
  • FaceEater - July 20, 2012 4:32 a.m.

    Except this is an article about U.S. sales. So who cares what's selling in Japan. Go troll somewhere else.
  • Dadyo238 - July 21, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    I'm not trying to troll, I'm just saying that it's kind of funny that a console released in 2000 is shifting more units than the top selling console in America.
  • kachigop - July 19, 2012 8:55 p.m.

    I honestly think that the xbox 360s market superiority came out of the fact that it came out before the PS3 and was targeted at a slightly younger audience. (Your average pre-teen doesn't really care about blu-ray...). Once Microsoft had its hands on that first group of 360 owners, the friends of those kids wanted to game together and they bought 360s. I would like to compare the number of 360 vs. PS3 owners at different age brackets to see how much that younger group of consumers really affects these sales.
  • JayQ - July 19, 2012 11:56 p.m.

    I'm willing to bet that more kids/pre-teens have a Playstation just for the simple fact that the online is free.
  • Tjwoods18 - July 20, 2012 6:26 a.m.

    I don't think so. Many adults don't like the fact that they have to pay the MS online fee. It is more like the other way around.
  • JayQ - July 20, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    Nah, it's more likely what I said. Especially when you consider it's usually adults that are buying it for their kid/pre-teen.
  • brickman409 - July 20, 2012 1:11 p.m.

    nah, but the 360 was a lot cheaper than the ps3 when the ps3 first came out. parents probably instantly saw the huge price difference without researching anything and bought their kids a 360 instead
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - July 20, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    I don't give a fuck about Blu-Ray. Am I a pre-teen now?
  • nemesisuprising - July 19, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    I live in the US and...lemme say this...whenever you want to see how a product is doing to decide whether its good or not...just kinda...ignore the US sales chart...most people will buy anything microsoft even remotely reccomends...like the kinect...and call of duty...Im not a fan of call of duty so I cant decide exactly how good it is, but lemme tell you, its clear to me that it shouldn't have a total of sales higher than either okami, deadly premonition, shadows of the damned, or any of the frequently ignored, but very high quality games out there that didnt sell for crap in the US...buuuuttttt maybe im biased xD
  • nintendo365 - July 19, 2012 6:30 p.m.

    Okay, now tell us about their sales in Japan hmmm?
  • Tjwoods18 - July 19, 2012 7:07 p.m.

    Dismal.
  • LordZarlon - July 19, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    The fact that Microsoft wants to have a subscription based console gaming service as their next console brings me no comfort from this news. Oh well.
  • NullG7 - July 19, 2012 4:15 p.m.

    Not confirmed yet, but probable I agree. Anyway the more succesful they are as a company the more you can gain by being their consumer, so good sales for them can translate into good times for us in the long run.
  • Redeater - July 19, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    There was a time I would have been ecstatic about this. Not anymore. Microsoft has done nothing to keep me interested. I don't give a shit about Kinect. Say what you will about Sony but at least their game plus thing is looking more and more appealing as time goes on.
  • FaceEater - July 20, 2012 4:38 a.m.

    So you've lost interest in Microsoft but still have a need to click on a story about Xbox sales by Microsoft. Then you find just enough interest to type a comment telling us about your disinterest in Microsoft. Interesting...

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