Microsoft Claims it Can Sell 25 Million More Xbox 360s

Microsoft tells OXM that it can sell 25 million more Xbox 360s even after it rolls out the Xbox One. The Xbox 360 has sold an estimated 77.2 million units since it launched in 2005. Speaking to the UK's Official Xbox Magazine, Interactive Entertainment Business Senior VP Yusuf Mehdi said that Microsoft plans to sell these 25 million additional consoles over the next five years.

Mehdi admits that a large number of those sales will "probably come from replacements," but Microsoft is also planning a "huge announcement" related to the Xbox 360 for E3 to keep owners of the aging console engaged. In addition to an expected update to the system's dashboard, Microsoft might announce some enhancements or changes to its subsidized pricing strategy for the system that it introduced last year.

Mehdi also told the publication that an increased focus on entertainment and TV could help the company sell hundreds of millions of Xbox Ones.

Mehdi said that if "you can go broader than a game console," then you can go from 300 million total console sales this generation to "potentially upwards of a billion" next. "That's how we're thinking of the Xbox opportunity as we go forward."

Source: OXM by way of The Verge


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    Imautobot says:

    The newer models actually are sturdier, The fact that the slim has the GPU and CPU on one chip made RROD impossible, well, that and the system can't display that error code.  Keep in mind that the processor construction improved.  The old ones were built on a 90 nm process, while the  Elite ones were 65 nm, and the Slim model were 45 nm.  This means less heat, and less chance of failure.  Also, less wattage requirements.

    But yes, the sales numbers are inflated.

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    ZippyDSMlee says:

    As much as I rail on MS even I know the jaspers mobo in 08 fixed most of the RROD issues. Still it put its near 30% fail rate to something more like the PS3s fail rate.

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    Kajex says:

    I could see it happening. Their numbers are already inflated from the amount of times people have picked up their consoles after the old one fried itself, so why the hell not. It's not like the newer models are any sturdier.

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    Wymorence says:

    Yeah, this news isn't exactly surprising to me considering they've made the XO non-backwards compatable with 360 games. It's almost as if they possibly planned this prior…

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    Hevach says:

    Yeah, I can see them selling another 25 million. Between the Wii U and what we know about the PS4 and Xbone, there's a good chance the next five years is going to be backlog heavy for me, and I don't think my old 360 will survive me slowly trading my way through the bargain bin. I went through three PS2's in my last big backlog phase.

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