It has taken a while but the Xbox 360 has finally outsold the Nintendo Wii to become the UK’s best-selling current gen console.
More good news for Microsoft
It’s been a good week for Microsoft with them getting their customers back on side with their policy reversals and Games for Gold initiative. It’s got better again with the news that the Xbox 360 is now the biggest selling console of the current generation.
It has now sold over 8.4 million consoles according to number crunching company Chart-Track. Nintendo Wii blazed in front in the initial years but as the games petered the numbers sold steadily decreased. The 360 now regularly leads the numbers sold weekly when compared to the PS3 and Wii.
It still has little bit to go to catch the highest selling console in the UK ever – the PlayStation 2 – at 10 million units. It is however expected to keep on doing well as more exclusives are announced for the Christmas season.
Redesigned Xbox 360 and price drop to boost sales
It has never been a better time to be (or become) an Xbox 360 owner. There is a massive catalogue of triple A games for the system with some becoming available for free to Gold members.
Microsoft has also brought out a redesigned unit that is mirrors the upcoming Xbox One in terms of style.
“It’s fantastic to see Xbox 360 become the best-selling console in the UK, according to GfK Chart-Track,” UK Xbox boss Harvey Eagle comments. “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.
“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.”
Ultimate Game Sale to also follow suit
Gamers will also be delighted to hear that there is an upcoming sale according to Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson.
He has announced that the following games will be on sale at various points soon so make sure you look out for his tweets and grab yourself a bargain! New games like Bioshock Infinite are included!
* Assassin’s Creed 3
* Bioshock Infinite
* Borderlands 2
* Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
* Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
* Crysis 3
* Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga
* Dragon Age Origins
* Far Cry 3
* Far Cry: Instincts Predator
* Forza Horizon
* Gears of War: Judgement
* Hasbro Family Game Night 3
* Hitman: Absolution
* Kinect Sports 2
* Left 4 Dead 2
* Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes
* Lego Lord of the Rings
* Mass Effect
* Max Payne 3
* Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
* Monopoly Streets
* Perfect Dark Zero
* Rockstar Table Tennis
* The Orange Box
* Tomb Raider
* The Witcher 2
* WWE 13 (Games on Demand)
* XCOM: Enemy Unknown