Launch and Sales

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

Xbox 360 was the first console to be released in this generation(7th). The xbox 360 have a one year lead advantage against their rival, PS3 and Wii.  The early launch cost the 360 some problems due to the infamous RROD. Microsoft was able to get past this by offering a 3 year warranty for those who are receiving RROD. During the launch 18 titles are available for the 360. From Dec 31 2005 to Dec 31 2006, Microsoft has sold approximately 8.3million units. As of today, the 360 has sold over 53million units. The Xbox 360 dominates in America in terms of sales.

The Ps3 was the second console to be released after the 360. Even though the PS3 was released after a year later than the xbox 360, the PS3 is closing the gap due to 360’s lack of sale in Japan and Europe. The PS3’s launch were pretty decent but it was held back due shortages and because of bluray being new technology at the time, there were difficulties in manufacturing. From Dec 31, 2006 to Dec 31, 2007, the PS3 has sold over 10.5million units. As of today, the PS3 has sold over 49million units worldwide. The PS3 has had decent sales on the US but makes up for it with generally good sales in Japan and in Europe.

Ps3: Green

Wii: Blue

360: red

The Wii… the Wii has the most successful launch compared to the 2. In europe, The Wii was sold out in the first 24 hourst it was released. People waited in the crowd just to buy wii.

Some even

bought it off from ebay for triple the price. Wii was very hard to get for months after it was released.  From Dec 31, 2006 to Dec 31, 2007, the Wii has sold over 20 million units and even beats the units sold of both xbox 360 and PS3. As of today, the Wii has sold over 86.5 million units worldwide. the highest of sales among its competitors.

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