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Chart-Track: Xbox 360 UK Sales To Overtake Wii

Jonathan Lester
Microsoft, UK retail, Xbox 360

Chart-Track: Xbox 360 UK Sales To Overtake Wii

According to those in the know, the Xbox 360 has managed to shift 8.4 million consoles in the UK, meaning that it's set to overtake the Wii in a matter of days. Since Nintendo's tiny console utterly dominated sales-wise during the early years of this generation, Microsoft are keen to revel in the accomplishment.

GfK Chart-Track (the UK's pre-eminent source for hardware and software sales) confirmed to MCV that the Xbox 360 is "regularly outselling all rivals," and will pass the Wii's sales total within the next couple of days.

“This is an historic milestone and our sincere thanks goes to each and every person that has bought and enjoyed Xbox 360 over the past eight years," the improbably-named Xbox and Entertainment Director Harvey Eagle told the magazine. "As you saw at E3 earlier this month, we announced a new Xbox 360 form factor and we are committed to ensuring Xbox 360 remains the best place to play games, connect with friends and enjoy your entertainment. You’ll see great exclusive content coming not only to Xbox 360, but also to Xbox One later this year.”

It's an impressive achievement to be sure, though I fully expect a fair few RROD jokes in the comments section. Whether Microsoft can sustain this momentum with the Xbox One following a shambolic two months of reveals and U-turns remains to be seen, but can the Xbox 360 now sell an extra 1.5 million units to beat the PS2?

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DivideByZero  Jun. 27, 2013 at 17:20

Yeah, does each RMA count as a "sale".

That said, I only had one dead 360 so far ;)

Breadster  Jun. 27, 2013 at 17:32

Wow that's pretty crazy, the Wii was miles ahead at one point.

I have had 3 Xbox's though so I guess yeah, roll on the RRoD jokes (although it's actually the "open tray" error that did two of mine in).

gmdlogan  Jun. 27, 2013 at 19:29

Its true though, how many people have bought new xbox's through rrod etc etc? That must count towards a hell of a lot of sales.

DivideByZero  Jun. 27, 2013 at 19:44

I have 2 360s and only 1 PS3.

My first xbox didn't have HDMI... had to upgrade to the ELITE to get that...

Referencing another thread, HDMI was standard on the PS3 from day 1. ;)

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