Microsoft announces that the Xbox 360 set new records in sales on Black Friday. Apparently the Xbox 360 outsold the Sony PS3 3-to-1 and Microsoft sold 25% more Xbox 360 consoles compared to Black Friday 2007.
The Xbox 360 has now an install base of 25 million and an online community of more than 14 million Xbox LIVE members. In Europe Xbox 360 console sales in Europe are up as much as 400%, with sales nearly double year over year and reaching 7 million consoles sold this generation.
I already predicted a very strong holiday sales season for the Xbox 360 as the combination of low prices, the new NXE and Netflix support are making the Xbox 360 a very hot console buy compared to the others. You just get a lot for your money.The Sony PS3 is still behind on its promises and without price breaks it is a hard sell. If Playstation Home would have launched already things might look different, but Sony still did not roll it out. Blu-ray is still not adopting fast enough to be a sales driver for the PS3.
There are still great Xbox 360 Bundle deals available even after Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over. Check out for instance this $269 Xbox 360 Bundle with Guitar Hero on Walmart.