Xbox the Best-Selling Console for 20th Straight Month

The Xbox is the best-selling console for the 20th consecutive month.

Xbox 360 E3 Media Briefing

With some 193,000 consoles sold this August alone, the Xbox is far and away becoming the dominance in the Video Game market.

The next-generation Xbox, codenamed Xbox 720, is expected to keep flying the flag of dominance307865_279635362059291_165485226807639_948208_2006806618_n, and eventually outselling the current Xbox. Leaks suggest the 720 will have 6 times the graphics power of the current console sold in stores today.

Most of the success story comes from Microsoft’s gift to engage and interact game developers. These developers get first-rate special treatment, elite gaming software and SDKs, as well as Microsoft’s full support and documentation.

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Update: Xbox LIVE Service Alert for Xbox LIVE

Xbox LIVE PPC Code Redemption is currently down to unforeseen technical issues currently up and running.  An Xbox LIVE Service Alert became active as of 3:00PM. The issue has been resolved and there are no issues to report.

When?….   The issue was discovered some hours ago

Issue?….   Users may have had trouble redeeming PPC codes.

Status?….   FIXED: Microsoft has resolved the issue.Service Alert

Xbox 720: 6 Times More Powerful than Current

According to an IGN report, the Xbox 720 will feature a monster AMD Radeon HD 6670, which in and out of itself, is 6 times the graphics power of the AMD chip in today’s Xboxes.

Microsoft’s new Xbox is expected to support the latest graphics, and if the report proves right, the RadeonHD 6670 will be taking the Xbox to greater heights, supporting DirectX 11, multi-display output, 3-D output, and un-scaled, true 1080p output.

Based on the Xbox 720’s new graphics hardware, it is safe to say that next generation Xbox will have 6 times the graphics performance of current Xboxes; Reports also suggest that the next-gen console will beat the new Wii’s graphics by a 22% margin.

Game developers could be the only leaks of new information, since only they alone will be provided with the SDK’s for making Xbox games.

Why Xbox Maintains its Lead over Wii and PS3

In an era where Microsoft needs to establish a consistent and brand-name product, Microsoft has made the jackpot with the Xbox system. Surprisingly, Xbox kept its lead against its competitors, continuing to outperform Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 sales.   In addition, Microsoft’s console has racked up more sales than its Nintendo and Sony PS3 during a time period of 12 months of 13. First introduced when Sony ruled the video game universe, the Xbox took off slowly and then sky-rocketed to fame. The very word “Xbox” conjures up images of the Halo franchise, Gears of War epic screenshots,  and Call of Duty platinum titles.Microsoft’s Xbox is currently in it’s sixth year since Bill Gates unveiled the “Black Box”  way back in the early 2000s.

The general rule in technology killer products slow down over time- yet, the Xbox shows no sign of aging…according to an independent market share firm, the Xbox 360 owns 48% of the market, ranked #1 Best-Selling console, and the Xbox 360 version alone has sold 537,000 units.

The video above should refresh memories…way back last year, Microsoft announced its new Xbox 360 console, commonly called the Slim. Although it was the hype of news for much of that year, Xbox sales figures confirm that the console is no fad, but a strong, consistent market for Microsoft.

 Games like “2K11” and “Halo Reach” have kept gamers hooked up to their 360s like no consoles has done. While the Wii’s WiiPlay and PS3’s popular FPS games have maintained a good gamer following, the Xbox set of franchise, high-quality games are simply too good for gamers to resist.

Halo Reach, the latest installment in one of the most famous Xbox franchise, not only continues the story Halo fans love, but expands on saga, in the package of a great game. This characteristic goes for almost all Xbox games…each game in a franchise expands, it delves into more characters, more excitement, more game. Xbox games are truly a huge reason why Microsoft’s console is nearly unstoppable.

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Bottom line: Xbox 360 has continued the success of the long-forgotten first version. Having introduced great console hardware, adding more features to the Xbox experience, and enhancing the fundamentals of what makes Xbox Xbox, it’s rather easy to see why gamers continue to buy Microsoft’s console over other consoles that perform just as well but don’t have the games or features to make a complete gaming experience.