Xbox 360 sales better than predicted
The Xbox 360 will sell more units than even Microsoft had hoped for, according to P.J. McNealy, a Senior Analyst with American Technology Research. In a new report, McNealy predicts that Microsoft will sell between 10 and 12 million consoles by the end of the year.
Microsoft executives have previously stated their goal to sell 4.5-5.5 million Xbox 360′s by the end of June and can now raise that figure to over 6 million, McNealy forecast.
The new estimates by McNealy provide good news for Microsoft, who have received constant criticism over the Xbox 360′s launch and its console shortages.
The report, acquired by video gaming site Gamasutra, also notes that while the availability of the Xbox 360 is slowly rising, stores are still having trouble finding stock. Of the 125 retailers surveyed only 26 had the product on shelves and the majority of those with only 1-3 units.
McNealy anticipates an increase in the sale of games as the effects of the Xbox 360 drought comes to an end.