Microsoft Sells 750,000 Xbox 360s During Black Friday

Author: Melissa Nandus
Published: November 28, 2012 at 5:56 am

Gadget lovers took full advantage of Black Friday week. Many smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. were sold in large numbers. Among gaming consoles, the limelight wasn’t only on the Nintendo Wii U. Microsoft announced the sale of 750,000 Xbox 360 units during the week. The sales number surpassed the company’s own expectations.

This number is huge, but it’s lower than what the sales were last year at during the same week. 960,000 units were sold during the Black Friday week of 2011. It’s been 7 years since the console has been available for gamers, and there have been reports that the next-generation Xbox will be arriving in the first quarter of 2013.

There has been one thing that has improved compared to the statistics of last year for the company, the Xbox Live Gold subscription cards. Halo 4 also received significant number of sales last week. However, the company didn’t disclose the exact numbers.

The company also informed more than 14 million people across the world were used Xbox Live on Sunday. The combined hours spent by these users exceeded 72 million on this single day. The US entertainment application use during Black Friday on Xbox Live was 43 percent higher in the US as compared to last year.
Nintendo Wii U saw the sale of 400,000 units during the first week of availability. The total hardware unit sales were 1.2 million units for Nintendo. Meanwhile, Sony has not yet revealed figures for its PS3 console and PS Vita.


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