By Vamien McKalin | Jun 06, 2012 11:53 AM EDT
On Monday, at Microsoft E3 conference, the software giant dropped many surprises, one in particular that is bound to have fanboys from all walks of life in a frenzy arguing over the validity of Microsoft claims. Don Mattrick of Microsoft kicked off the show by announcing the Xbox 360 stepping up from being the top selling console in North America to the top selling console worldwide, a feat once held by the Nintendo Wii before its untimely demise.
Compared to the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3, Microsoft's Xbox 360 does not boast many exclusives video games to help rank it up above the rest, so you might be wondering what could be the cause of the Xbox 360's success. Believe or not, but there is a reason why Microsoft has been focusing so much on Kinect, the company's motion capture and voice recognition peripheral for the 360.
Since the release of the device back in 2010, over 28 million copies were sold, the majority of this were not standalone Kinect devices, but the ones bundled with an Xbox 360. The success of Kinect and Microsoft aggressive bundles and marketing helped pushed Xbox 360 sales upwards to where it is now, and there is no sign of the system slowing down any time soon.
With games like Halo 4, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, along with subsidized 4GB Kinect bundled 360, 2012 and 2013 will be a great year for Microsoft and its Xbox 360 gaming console/entertainment hub.
Nintendo is the last of the big three to hold its E3 conference; we wonder what surprises the company is planning to throw at us. If Mario and Zelda are not one of the big announcements, then Mobile & Apps will shut down for a whole day. OK, maybe we won't do that, but we won't be too happy about it however.
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