Microsoft pushed 750,000 Xbox 360s last week, according to mouthpiece Major Nelson. The figures concentrate on the so-called Black Friday sales, which saw three quarters of a million 360 consoles sold in the United States alone.
Nelson, real name Larry Hryb, says that the numbers “exceeded internal forecasts”, and pointed to LIVE Gold subscriptions increasing more than 50% compared to last year’s same period.
Impressive numbers, but note that last year the Xbox 360 sold close to a million units, with 960,000 consoles sold. There were 750,000 Kinects shifted last year too – Hryb’s post doesn’t say how many were sold this year so it’s impossible to say how it’s doing.
The Wii U sold 400,000 units over the same few days. Sony haven’t issued any numbers.