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.
Some of the most popular arcade games of Microsoft Xbox LIVE at the end of 2008 are as follows:
- A Kingdom for Keflings
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
- Castle Crashers
- 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.