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360 Sees "Biggest Week in Xbox History"

A blog from Major Nelson announced the Microsoft console's Black Friday success.

Hot on the heels of Nintendo's Black Friday sales bulletin, Major Nelson released the news of an astounding performance by the Xbox 360. Nelson reports that over 960,000 Xbox 360 consoles were sold during Thanksgiving week, with over 800,000 of those 360s being sold on Black Friday, itself.

Moreover, Microsoft's camera-based motion gaming peripheral, Kinect, saw sales greater than 750,000 during the same week. These high sales come immediately after rumors and rumblings that Kinect sales had been slowing for Microsoft since March, with the PlayStation Move controller hot on Kinect's heels. Nelson's blog also points out that these sales occurred as the Xbox 360 enters its seventh year on the market, demonstrating the console's longevity as a major video game platform.



Jason Ross Senior Editor

11/29/2011 at 07:58 PM

Those are some big numbers, I have to say. Balancing this out, I saw mostly 360 and Kinect sales browsing websites for great Black Friday deals. Tons and tons of massive savings seemed to be available everywhere. The Wii had several great deals, too, but nothing near the magnitude that Microsoft had. As for the PS3... there weren't all that many solid discounts out there. Maybe that's why we've only seen Nintendo and MS's numbers?

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

11/29/2011 at 08:26 PM

The PS3 bundle sold out way before the 360 did. At least where I live.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

11/29/2011 at 09:00 PM

I didn't check out any brick and mortar stores, I'm just saying what I saw online: 360 Bundles offered a ton of savings, extra games, and add-ins at lower prices than everything else. I was on the look out for a good PS3 deal, since Chris is the one that owns one, not me. Unfortunately, there weren't any that were competitive with the 360 bundles out and about.

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