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

by Ernice Gilbert on June 28th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PC, PS3, Sony, Wii, Xbox 360

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.


  1. Tue, 28th Jun 2011 at 11:33 am

    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 ?

  2. Tue, 28th Jun 2011 at 12:04 pm

    VERY good question. NPD don’t say.

  3. Wed, 29th Jun 2011 at 4:41 am

    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.

  4. Wed, 29th Jun 2011 at 6:14 am

    i am alives not a DL game after all.
    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.

  5. Wed, 29th Jun 2011 at 6:46 am

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

  6. Wed, 29th Jun 2011 at 6:48 am

    MS knows how to milk it, man.

  7. Wed, 29th Jun 2011 at 9:48 am

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

  8. Wed, 29th Jun 2011 at 9:50 am

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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