Xbox is losing current gen so xbox fans clinging to last gen to feel good?? Move on please.
What a joke of a post, I don't need 360 to be ahead to 'feel good', I want the numbers here to be as accurate as possible. Just like I keep pointing out how Xbox 360 is overtracked in the US by 2m.
Edit - what is it with this debate which brings out the worst in people.
It is hard for them to accept the fact that some users on VGC actually want to see factual numbers, and since the numbers for both PS3 and 360 have been off for atleast a year, they are still living in the dream world where PS3 passed 360. I am actually not too sure anymore that Ps3 will pass 360 at all seeing as PS4 seems to canibalize the sales of Ps3.
Incase it escaped your attention, there will never be "Factual" numbers, it's impossible.
Of course you can when it comes to shipment figures.
Microsoft reach 70 million: http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/10115/article/microsoft-ships-70-million-xbox-360-units-to-date-but-operating-income-plumment-94-in-q1/
Sony reach 70 million: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=149982
Microsoft reach 80 million: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/434439/worldwide-xbox-360-sales-top-80-million-microsoft-claims/
Sony reach 80 million: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251375/sony-playstation-3-shipments-tops-80-million/
As you can see, their shipments match each other for the period between october 2013 and october 2014, probably meaning 360 has hold the distance in sell-throughs aswell. Sony has probably experienced low PS3 shipments during this last quarter, meaning the distance between them has expanded a bit more again.
And I can promise you: if the situation was reversed, I would talk about that aswell :).