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Microsoft Sets One-Week Xbox 360 Sales Record

Black Friday was good to the MS console

Nov 30 2011, 2:32pm CST | by

Microsoft Sets One-Week Xbox 360 Sales Record
 
 

Even though it's five years old, the Xbox 360 is selling better than ever, at least according to last week's sales numbers.

"Xbox 360 sold more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. alone, with more than 800,000 sold within a period of 24 hours," the company wrote in an official blog post.

That's not bad, considering video game consoles typically aren't the sexy, high-discount items featured in Black Friday ads.

The news is even more important in the context that the Xbox 360 has been fading over the last year or so. Sales of the console have been tepid, allowing the PS3 - which once was trailing far behind - to nearly catch up with its Microsoft rival.

So for the Xbox 360 to show such momentum right now is a good - and surprising - indication that the console still has staying power.

The week of Black Friday also proved that the Kinect, which Microsoft is using to extend the life of the Xbox 360, is popular as well. More than 750,000 Kinect sensors were sold last week, though that number includes consoles that came bundled with the Kinect. Microsoft did not say how many standalone Kinect cameras were sold.

Nevertheless, it's a definite jolt for Microsoft and the Xbox 360, which will bring even more excitement next week when a sweeping firmware update will add enhancements to the Kinect's voice recognition software and offer users the ability to stream live TV.

In summation, Microsoft says it "expects holiday momentum to continue, driving Xbox 360 to finish the year as the number one console in the U.S."

Via Technet

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Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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