Xbox 360 vs PlayStation 3 (PS3) Sales: Xbox 360 Wins!

The battle between gaming consoles heats up as Microsoft released a report on the sales of Xbox 360 for 2008 claiming that Xbox 360 sold more than 28 million units in 2008, beating the sale of Playstation 3 (PS3) by 8 million units. The Xbox LIVE community also has 17 million plus members despite the fact that Xbox Live has been down several times last year.

In terms of global sales, figures released by Microsoft indicated that “Xbox 360 is experiencing record-setting sales around the globe, particularly in Japan and Europe, nearly doubling market share in these key territories. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) specifically, Xbox 360 has now sold more than 8 million units, extending its lead over the PS3 by more than 1 million units.” In a related story, research shows that majority of children play video games in the US, which largely contributes to the worldwide success of Xbox 360 consoles.

Xbox 360 Game Consoles Beats Sony PS3 in Sales in 2008

Xbox 360 Game Consoles Beats Sony PS3 in Sales in 2008

Some of the most popular arcade games of Microsoft Xbox LIVE at the end of 2008 are as follows:

  1. Worms
  2. A Kingdom for Keflings
  3. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  4. Castle Crashers
  5. Puzzle Arcade

I’m just wondering if Microsoft Xbox 360 will be able to maintain this lead at the end of 2009 when Nintendo DSi will have been launched worldwide. Let’s wait and see if results will change.

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  1. BigBird says:

    Ammm… can we connect Kinect with this PieceofSh*t3? well..

  2. david says:

    hi i hope i win

  3. Sean27 says:

    I have to say i like both systems but I’ve noticed that other than the blu-ray there are no real advantages the ps3 has over xbox 360. I have played both systems in hi def and they are virtually IDENTICAL. The xbox 360 has more games. More people seem to prefer the ps controllers though i do not. Live is generally considered superior to PSN. As far as hard drive space the new 360 wins there. I think people are confused and assume that since the ps3 costs more they are getting something substantially better. They are paying extra for that blu-ray player and thats about it. Sorry ps3 owners, you have a great system but the differences that sony brags about are simply not there.

  4. Duder says:

    ISREAL is right….(see above post).

    The FEW friends I know who have PS3, have to CONSTANTLY talk about the fact that the xbox 360 doesn’t have “Blu Ray” or how it “Runs on Linux” “everything is SOO much clearer on PS3″..Blah..Blah..Blah…

    Who gives a Flying-F(*&K HOW “great” PS3 is or how many units sell! What it comes down to is…who’s making the most money and WHO is giving the gamer what they want…Xbox does that, with there DLC and Arcade. It blows PS3 out of the water…

    Bottomline, the PS3 is some LAME A%S trophy…that sets in the living rooms of my friends and collects dust…They brag about it and talk it up….then come over and end up playing MW2 with us..

  5. Havok says:

    I can’t get enough of xbox 360 but PS3 has a lot of game exclusives like God of War 3, Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 which I would love to get my hands on. Still xbox has the Halo series the Gears of war series and other RPGs that I really enjoy so I might just buy a PS3 too.

  6. marts says:

    I’m not surprised. Xbox 360 had a year head start. You also have to consider the fact that Xbox 360 can be modded which ATTRACTS gamers who doesn’t want or don’t have money to spend on games. I bet the 8 million in that figure are modded units. Just a thought.

  7. Miguel barclay says:

    I have an xbox and gamecube old i did not have time win xbox 360 xbox 360 dominated nintendo wii and playstation 3 in 2008.

  8. elvin28 says:

    I have both ps3 and 360 and like both,but is funny that xbox came out before ps3 and have better graphics, games run a lot smoother and xbox live is way better than psn. Only thing ps3 been riding with is blue ray.

  9. martin says:

    why buy a ps3 when i can play ps3 games on my 360! how i here you ask. ok to start with i have work in I.T for 12 years mainly in programming so computers are my thing. First off i needed a blu-ray drive that would also read standard discs., I found the perfect match in the sony vaio nw laptop, the benfits of this also was as the system runs microsoft windows, the dvd drive is half compatible ish.,

    Ok next problem was wiring in the laptop blu-ray drive to the xbox`s dvd/game read plug. This was a bit tricky and had to make up a new circuit board to covert propelly. Next was to completely re-write the 360`s BIOS which took me 10 weeks to master!! kept getting trouble with cross-site scripting ect. I also needed to overclock the 360 gpu and cpu to cope with the extra info on a ps3 blu-ray disc, Also i upped the systems ram from 512mb to 2gb. Now i was faced with the problem of which controller to reprogram in. I tried in vain to install the ps3 wireless receiver into the console., But just could not manage it., So 360 controller reprogrammed. I can also alter the consoles bios live with my lap top so i can adjust while testing.
    so then it came to testing, I can currently only get the h.d to run 720 but i am working on it.

    First game i tried was cod4 (ps3) version and the game would load with pictures/video then-CRASH the system, So another 4 weeks of reprogramming and tried again., this time result, game loaded and no crash , a bit more tweeking and the 360 controller worked– result!!

    Next i tried the same game (360) version and again result!! then a blu-ray disc again result!! So now i have a xbox 360 that plays ps3 and blu-ray might rename it the ps3-60. Only problem now is this thing is getting hot!! I am currently in the process of water cooling but i predict after that it will be fine. This has cost me about $1200 to do so its not cheap nor easy. but its something i wanted to try as computers are all pretty much the same its just different o/s and incrytions that make then “non compatible” work your way round these and your there.

  10. Israel says:

    Not only does Xbox 360 outsell the PS3… it also outsells it in software annnnnnnndd Xbox live DLC… Xbox live has a monster of a market on Xbox live in comparison to the weak DLC that PSN offers.

    Xbox 360 gives the gamer what he/she wants…. games… and better online service… PS3 gives the gamer… what a Technology nerd wants…….Blue-ray… slots… hardware/graphics… yeah um who cares? If you’re a gamer… you care about games and Xbox delivers… PS3 kind of does it?

  11. mac says:

    Of course it has a lead its been out a year earlier!
    By 2011 ps3 is predicted to outsell the xbox. Well sales don’t matter anyways. We all know which’s the better product…

  12. gabriel says:

    XBOX 360 wins!!!! End of story!

  13. drmdd says:

    hahaha mgs4 on 360. ps3 blows

    • TIMMAH says:

      @drmdd, Your SO f**king retarded, MGS4 is on ps3 ONLY.

      HAHAHA halo on pc, 360 blows
      HAHAHA L4D on pc, 360 blows

  14. furniture leather sofas says:

    Whats the difference between the xbox 360 arcade and the standard xbox

  15. Jake says:

    you know that some people buy two 360s so that when one goes they have another. alot of people only buy the 360 because its ‘cheap’, and therefore more people on the online. but the 360 is already out of date. and i read something funny in a review about 360 or PS3, they stated that the 360 uses all of its processing ablity whereas the PS3 only uses 1/3. but if you look at multiplatform games, its pretty much the same on both, so really, the PS3 is the only one with potencial that your not going to have to pay extra for. Microsoft dont care about gaming. they only care about getting as much money out of as many people as they can.

  16. simon says:

    Man whoever posted this article should learn to read and understand what they are reading.

    The PS3 is doing great against the 360 even though the 360 had year’s lead time, and the gap between the two figures closing even further, this despite the fact that the PS3 is more expensive (though not in the long run, xbox live, hdd costs etc..)

    I have both systems, both play great games, the exclusives are better on the PS3 and PSN is not full of annoying kids like Live is.

  17. G says:

    Any of you ladies from the PS3 side “figure in” the Japanese government’s tariff penalty on the Xbox 360?
    What if, let’s just say for kicks, that the Japanese gov’t were to stay out of the mix… what do you think would happen to sales of Xbox consoles in Japan? Maybe go thru the roof?
    Kids are kids… they just want the most interesting games available that they (or their parents) can afford.
    Take the tariffs away from the Xbox and see what happens…

  18. StevenKreg says:

    To be honest it doesnt really matter which console sells better… its who sells more games… and in the game dept 360 is kicking PS3’s butt.

  19. Colin says:

    I own both Ps3 and Xbox 360, i only bought the Ps3 cos i loved the Ps2 but fact remains the 360 is better in every department almost. I havent even turned my Ps3 on since i cleared Drakes Fortune about 8 months ago :@

  20. Whats Funny Is says:

    What is funny about these numbers are that the 28 million units that this post is claiming were sold in just 2008 were actually the life span numbers for the system and not just during 2008

    Retail availability = November 22, 2005 (details)
    Units sold = Worldwide: 27.93 million (as of January 14, 2009

    Wiki is your friend might wanna use it before you make an add outta yourself.

    and just to be fair, here is the ps3 side of things.

    Retail availability = November 11, 2006 (details)
    Units sold = 21.3 million (as of December 31, 2008)

    released 354 days after the 360, and numbers are based 15 days before the numbers posted for the 360, yes it is less then the 360 for the life span of the system, but like i said, that’s 354 days after the 360 release. How many 360’s sold in those 354 days. hmm so unless the 360 sold less then what 7 million consoles in the year of 2006 that means that the 2 systems have been on par with each other since the ps3 was released. and lets not forget about the beautiful RROD that retailers are claiming is 33% of the market. That sales are automatically going to go up 33% of the actual number. sorry… but 360 didn’t win. I find it mildly amusing when people only look at the numbers they wanna see and not the whole picture.

    • you are an idiot says:

      @Whats Funny Is, lol you trust wiki… get reliable sources you piece of crap ignorant american

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  23. Faio says:

    err… Xbox 360 (dec ’05 WORLDWIDE) = 27m Units.
    PS3(mar ’07 WORLDWIDE) 20m Units.

    20/1.9 = PS3 10.5m Units/year.(we AREN’T in march yet), so in march this year, PS3 completes 2 years WORLDWIDE(not talking about america, but WORLDWIDE) and will have 21m Units sold.
    27/3.1 = 360 8.6m Units/year.(we HAVE PASSED december 08) 360 already passed 3 years and 2 months.

    Xbox 360 sells more?

  24. xbox wins cool what if microsoft will have tekken for 2009? if the rumor are true.
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