Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Online-Capable Games Selling More Xbox 360 Than PS3/Wii, Says NPD

According to the NPD Group, online-capable games sell more on Xbox 360 than any other console.

Xbox 360 sold twice the amount as PS3 last year, and battered Wii seven times over. The NPD didn’t give sales figures, however.

Xbox Live cards sold four times the amount as PSN’s, and both platforms basically destroyed the Wii. As for currency sold through the services like Microsoft points, those weren’t taken into account.

Gamasutra has the full thing.

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  • ttbounty

    Does the Live Cards sold show how many bought it just to be able to play online on Xbox as opposed to PSN which is FREE ?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    VERY good question. NPD don’t say.

  • nick

    one thing i wish M$ would scrap, getting really annoyed with this points BS!
    gets really annoying everytime i want to buy something i have to 1 look up how much it will cost me and 2 spend more.
    so freaking stupid, when i bought limbo the other day i was 2 points over so i had to waste 9 bucks i think it was just for a extra 2 M$ points!
    yea i have them for later, but what if i dont use them?
    or if the next game i buy costs more, then were back where we started.

  • nick

    i am alives not a DL game after all.
    http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/find.nsf/5b6ebdff7f5b9a24ca2575ca00062226/778c78e6778fc08cca2578bd005db1bf?OpenDocument
    really weird they have submitted it for classification, but have not said anything about it for years!
    why was it not shown at E3?
    if its been for classification it must be releasing this year.
    really weird ubi has not showed it off yet.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Yeah, saw that. Will put up a post today.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    MS knows how to milk it, man.

  • nick

    surprised driver is PG too, was expecting it to be at least M.

  • nick

    onlive might be coming to the ps3 and 360 too.
    not that M$ and sony would accept, but it would be so cool!
    wont work here, ISPs are too slow and greedy for now would take at least another 5 years to get it up to speed.
    but it would be cool to get rid of disks and retail, and replace it with streaming.
    best part about it too is you get PC graphics on consoles!
    yay, no more crappy console ports!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!