We all knew the 360 was doing quite well, but some of you may be shocked to learn just how well it has done recently. Not only has it hit around 9.48 million units sold globally (not far off Microsoft’s prediction of 10 million units sold by the end of 2006) but apparently this year the 360 was the best selling console over the holiday period.
This is great news. The Wii of course has been doing very well to boot although its sales figures are lower than those of the 360, but not by much and that is mostly due to stock shortages rather than a lack of demand. Interestingly, the Wii still goes for about double its retail price on ebay whilst the PS3 is now selling on ebay for about its normal retail price. This data only covers the US market but when Americans buy 2 million 360’s in one holiday season the rest of the world has to sit up and pay attention. More sales figures are to be released soon.
Update: IGN issued an update stating that NPD is not responsible for the quoted numbers above, and it’s now unclear how reliable CNBC’s sales figures are. NPD is releasing their figures the 11th of this month.
A big thank you to kissmygritz for this information.