This isn't a clone of the Wii thread, going by previous years figures, I believe this could be the 360's peak year.
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The latter part of 2008 saw the massive marketing blitz on the Xbox 360 pricecut and avatars update, which clearly helped to achieve it's highest ever sales.
Even though 2009 was (a mere) 500k below what 2008 did it had strong sales in the first 3 quaters compared to 2008,2007 and 2006.
So Xmas 2009 is over, and not a lot happened for the 360 sales wise, it was down YOY throughout the entire holiday, but Q1 2010 so far is painting a different picture (slightly), although it's down from 2009's strong Q1, it's not down by much, and it's come out of a pretty average holiday season, there was no reason to believe it wouldn't fall back to just a little bit more than 2008's Q1 sales.
If the Xbox 360 can keep this up for the next 2 Q's, then sales will be something like this 4mill 2010 vs 4.5 mill 2009.
Then comes christmas, now this all depends on what microsoft have planned, and if it's going to be bigger than the price cuts and NXE of 2009. Natal, rumoured redeisgn, possible price cut, and the amount of articles titled "biggest year for X360 EVER" we've seen seem to suggest so?
So with a strong Q1/Q2/Q3 similar to 2009's, and a very strong Q4 similar to 2008's, the 360 can go way above it's 10.4 mill high score it set in 2008.
So, is this the 360's peak year?