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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andre F, Nov 19, 2001.
Does anyone know where to get numbers for the initial Gamecube sales?
Also the XBox figures would make interesting reading...
I haven't seen any official figures, but judging from the ease of availability of obtaining a post launch day Cube, as opposed to the harder to find Xbox, I would say that it compares with the Japanese launch.
I think they moved a lot of units, just not what many may have predicted. Launching the console just days after another may have bitten into their sales.
I'm sure sales for all consoles will rise the closer to Christmas it gets.
I would think some official figures will be made available this week.
i don't totally agree with that.
In my store,we have received in 54 Xboxes. (28 were bundle presells) and those are gone.
We also got in 200 Gamecubes,and sold about 180 of them on the first day. From what I have seen and know,there were simply more GC's to go around at first then there were Xboxes.
There will be sales figures posted somewhere soon,I am sure. But whatever the launch figure ends up being - it really doesn't matter. Both will do well during the holidays. Next year,when all systems are firmly in the marketplace,will we have a clear idea of who,if any,is the industry leader.
In my town I can go to anystore right now and get a GameCube, I haven't seen an Xbox on a store self since the 15th.
I picked up my Gamecube on Sunday. The store reported that they did not have any spare GC's beyond those that were preorderred (I picked mine up at 1:20pm). They had X-Box available, however.
I'll bet I could start a thread on meatball sandwiches in this forum and within five posts it would turn into a console war. How boring.
I'd love to see some launch numbers for the two consoles as well. And I'll try to ignore the "Gamecube outsells Xbox" or "Xbox blows away Gamecube" threads that are bound to sprout up like noxious mushrooms.
Sheesh, with both systems now out and about, you'd think people would be too wrapped up in their games to worry about the other guy.
Keep in mind that not all consoles were shipped to every store/region equally. There are people in marketing analysis who are going to recommmend that X number be shipped to the midwest, while X number will be shipped to Los Angeles/NYC, etc. So it really will vary, some regions will have some extra XBoxs, some extra GCNs. What I'm curious about is sales figures for the entire US.
I think the GameCube will out sell the Xbox for a couple reasons.
1) There were more GCs than Xboxes at launch.
2) The GC is $100 cheaper than the Xbox or PS2.
3) People are more confident that Nintendo will continue in the games business while Microsoft is a new entity in console gaming.
I saw some EBers playing Halo at the mall the other day and was almost tempted to go for an Xbox instead, but then I reminded myself that Perfect Dark Zero is only 8 or 9 months away.
I don't care what system I'm playing games on, I just care about the games. All the systems have something I want to play...
I read that a little over 700,000 gamecubes were shipped out. As for the X-Box, I think it was around 400,000.
Another thing that is getting reported is that MS has shipped their second batch and those are selling out at most places.....I personally think people should be required to buy both as you MUST PLAY Halo and Rouge Squadron 2.
Link to sales figures for Gamecube:
Xbox leades holiday spending survey. Read below.
"Leading the pack is Microsoft's just-released Xbox with 8% of respondents saying they are interested in purchasing it for the holidays. Sony PlayStation 2 comes in a close second with 7% interested in purchasing it, and a number of toys and games are tied for third place at 3% each, including Nintendo's Game Boy, assorted video games, PC software and hardware, computer games, and anything Harry Potter"
I'm not going to give exact figures (getting fired would be bad) but I'll check the national numbers for my company today. I'll post back with the percentage difference later this evening.
However, I can virtually guarantee that by sheer numbers alone Gamecube will be leading.
Here are some more figures.
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According to the numbers in the link Andre provided, XBox sold about 219,000 and GameCube 329,000.