So minor bit players have to boost their ego's by producing misleading and irrelevant gibberish.
I am a 70 year old fiddler who remembers playing with a 12 bit system in the dim and distant past.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Sets Another Record in the U.S.[01/13/2012 06:09 PM]
Microsoft Corp. said that during the year 2011 it had managed to outsell its "closest rival" by 2.7 million units with its Xbox 360 game console in the U.S. in 2011, according to NPD market tracker. Citing the numbers from NPD, Microsoft said it also won the holiday season from Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation.
While Microsoft did not indicate how many Xbox 360 video game consoles it sold in the U.S. exactly throughout the 2011, it said that the platform held 46% of the current-gen game console market. The software giant stressed: Xbox 360 sold more than 1.7 million units in December, solidifying the No.1 console spot in the U.S. for 2011.
Based on numbers from Vgchartz web-site, which allegedly includes data from world's class market research companies like NPD or Media Create, the X360 is ahead in terms of sales only in the U.S. A good thing for the X360 is that the platform (hardware, software and accessories) reached $1.5 billion, the most for any console in the U.S. Still, X360 is only a tad ahead of PS3 based on worldwide numbers, according to Vgchartz.
The software giant also claims that total retail $ spent on the Xbox 360 platform (hardware, software and accessories) reached $1.5 billion in 2011, the most for any console in the U.S.
What should be kept in mind is that Microsoft Xbox 360 is massively and overwhelmingly successful only in the U.S. There is a different situation in the European Union and Japan, where Sony and Nintendo brands are very strong.
Nintendo and Sony are yet to comment on the news-story and disclose sales numbers.
Enter your username and e-mail address. Password will be sent to you.
6:09 pm | Second-Generation Kinect Sensor for Windows Due in 2014 – Microsoft. Microsoft Discloses Additional Details About Kinect 2
4:24 pm | New Technique May Open Up an Era of Atomic-Scale Semiconductor Devices. Atom-Scale Semiconductor Devices May Be Incoming, Thanks to New Researchers
11:30 pm | Kinect Support Is Not Mandatory for Xbox One Video Games – Microsoft. Microsoft Will Not Require Compulsory Support of Kinect from Xbox One Games
11:20 pm | Thermaltake Publishes List of PSUs Compatible with Intel Cori i “Haswell” Chips. 20 PSUs from Thermaltake Are Compatible with Next-Gen Intel Chips
11:10 pm | European Amazon Stores Start to List Xbox One with €599 Price-Tag. Microsoft Xbox One May Cost €599 in Europe, If First Listings Are Correct
9:28 pm | Apple to Assemble Macs in Texas, Set to Manufacture Parts Across the U.S. Apple’s Plan to Move Production Back to U.S. Gets Shape
9:12 pm | Microsoft Confident in Lack of Quality Issues with Xbox One Hardware. Microsoft Vows Xbox One Will Not Have RROD-Like Issues
8:52 pm | AMD Officially Launches New-Generation APUs for Mobile Applications [UPDATED]. AMD Introduces Kabini, Temash and Richland Accelerated Processing Units
6:51 pm | OCZ Reveals Vertex 450 Solid-State Drives: High-End Performance at Mainstream Prices. OCZ Introduces New SSDs Based on Indilinx Barefoot 3 Controller
3:40 pm | Nvidia Unveils GeForce GTX 780: GK110-Based Consumer Solution for $649. Nvidia’s Cut Down Titan LE Becomes GeForce GTX 780