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Microsoft Sold 70 Million 360s So Far

Publisher and hardware manufacturer Microsoft is spreading the word that, as of September 30, 2012, the company sold 70 million units of their Xbox 360 console (since the console's launch).

Meanwhile, PS3 lifetime sales have reached 63.9 million units (as of March 31, 2012) and Wii lifetime sales were marked at 96.56 million units (as of June 30).

Now, I may have said this many, many times before, but the bloody console war never ends. Does it? It's always about the numbers, although, as history proved several times, Nintendo still comes out on top. We'll see how long that'll last. And we mustn't forget that Apple is in the race now as well.



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260077 Oct 19 2012, 08:00 am EDT
lol, I bet a good portion of that number are re-buys. RRoD rate was awful from 2005-2009 ranging from 35% to 20% RRoD rates every year. Also Error rates were also high and contributed to the failure rates being as high as 50% at one point and time.

Heck in my household alone we been through 5 Xbox 360's while everyone I know have been through at least 3 or 4, and one person is on his 7th (long gaming marathons ).
Heck I even created an intake cooler for them.
When people know the truth about how awful the quality and reliability was on the non slim models of the 360 that large number means squat
Terminator Oct 19 2012, 01:26 pm EDT
I went through 3 of them because of that fucking RRoD.
  260077: 2 RRoD, one E74 error and one E79 Error.
EricHalfBee Oct 20 2012, 12:26 am EDT
One RRoD
Cheddar Oct 20 2012, 03:47 am EDT
I've had one RRoD in, what, four years now? People just need to make sure they a.) install every game to the hard-dive so the disc isn't continuously spinning, b.) don't leave the console turned on 24/7, and c.) make sure the various heat-vents are unblocked (and don't let them collect dust).

Or in other words, don't be a careless idiot.

The one RRoD I got, was because I unknowingly left the console turned on and running for a couple of months straight during a period I wasn't gaming with it at all. So that was obviously my fault.
  260077: Lol, that is false for most people, everyone that I k…
Terminator: I did all of those things Cheddar, and I still got th…
260077: Heck I even created a custom intake cooler for my 360…
Cheddar: @Termi The only way to keep all heat vents unblock…
Cheddar: @260077 "Heck I even created a custom intake coole…
LostPcGamer: Cheddar stop being an ass, Microsoft didn't fix the p…
260077: Cheddar you have a reading comprehension problem "H…
GrgoljBlaster: Seriously, the whole RRoD thing seems blown-up. My co…
260077: There are multiple factors in how long a console will…
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