Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

Summary: NPD Group data for November is out, and it's good news for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console.

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NPD Group data for November is out, and it's good news for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console.

The market research firm puts the Xbox 360 console in the number 1 spot in the US for the sixth month in a row. According to the data, Microsoft sold 1.4 million units during the month of November, compared with 325,000 in the previous month.

The figures also show that the Xbox 360 console attracted 50% of the spend on gaming consoles during that month.

The release of the Kinect, which sold 2.5 million units in 25 days, has certainly been good for sales, and it looks like the Xbox 360 will dominate sales over the holidays.

Topics: Hardware, Microsoft, Mobility

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  • Your headline is incorrect

    [i]The market research firm puts the Xbox 360 console in the number 1 spot in the US for the sixth month in a row.[/i]

    This proves that Kinect didn't [b]put[/b] XBox into the #1 spot, it's been there for quite a while.

    Also, these numbers prove that Kinect is the new fastest selling electronic device of all time. Suck on that iPad!!! :)
    NonZealot
    • Pretty common around here lately

      @NonZealot

      Is it just me or has the quality of the articles here taken a big nose dive in the past couple of months.
      otaddy
    • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

      @NonZealot What does Kinect have to do with a business/home productivity mobile tool?

      Oh wait it doesn't.

      Another post from the double standard ZDNet moron.
      cyberslammer2
      • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

        @cyberslammer2 Who said anything about Business/Home productivity mobile tools?<br><br>Oh wait, nobody but you.<br><br>Kinect is the fastest selling gadget now, replacing the Ipad for rights to that claim.
        rtk
      • @rtk: exactly

        Had they wanted to narrowly define the category, iPad would have been defined as the fastest selling iOS tablet in the world. It wasn't. It was billed as the fastest selling electronic gadget in the world. Only it isn't. Not by far. Kinect sells faster. :)
        NonZealot
  • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

    Not really surpised. Almost all stores in my area (including where I work) are sold out of Kinects and when we do get them they are gone in a day.

    Also I noticed that people debating between buying a Wii and a 360 usually go with the 360 bundle since they want to try something new (you know, no controllers).

    It will be interesting to see how Xbox stacks up with other major consoles after the holiday season.
    statuskwo5
  • Who da man?

    What's that? Microsoft? You got that right!

    Heh, heh, heh ... :-)
    P. Douglas
  • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

    Now Kinect is the fastest selling electronic device. iPad dethroned
    shellcodes_coder
    • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

      @shellcodes_coder No Kinect is the fastest selling add-on to an electronic device. Get it right.
      cyberslammer2
  • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

    full virtual reality available to the general public is getting closer!! - Kinect + virtual reality headset + great software = something potentially amazing!!

    Imagine a first person shooter game were you can turn 360 degrees and see what is behind you, move in any direction etc etc. I have never bothered with consoles and games but if this happens, I am in!!!! :)

    Kinect brings this all a lot closer!!
    RonanSail
  • Only An Uneducated IDIOT Would Compare iPad To The Xbox 360

    If you can't see the differences you should grab an etch a sketch and chain yourself to the toilet.
    cyberslammer2
    • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

      @cyberslammer2 And before Nonzealot, Trickytom3, and Tonymcs come in here flaming, I own BOTH. I have had a 360 since launch in November 2005, albeit it's my fourth console because of the wonderful red rings of death.

      You don't compare an add-on to a gaming device sales to a standalone mobile platform.

      What next, comparing sales of Windows 7 to Playstation Portables?
      cyberslammer2
  • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

    What a waste of money, go for a walk you lazy sheep. Throwing away money on another gadget that will just collect dust.
    james347
    • RE: Kinect effect puts Xbox 360 in #1 console spot for November

      @james347
      Thanks for the insight. I'll remember that when I am watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, showing a slide-show of my favorite pictures, watching home videos, and doing various other things.

      It is more than a gaming system for those less informed... Such as the integration with my home server and PC's, voice controlled too. The Kinect has put a new face on controls, and that is worth something.
      ryanstrassburg