Nearly One Million Xbox 360 Consoles Sold In The U.S. Last Week

Ahh, Black Friday. The one day of the year when my fellow Americans collectively stand in line all night, trample Wal-Mart employees to death, pepper spray each other, step over the bodies of collapsed elderly shoppers, and get thrown to the ground via violent leg sweeps by the Police.

Why? Because saving a few bucks on video games (and other items) is apparently just that important to some shoppers.


Regardless, lower prices mean higher sales and no one saw that result as much as Microsoft did. They just announced that on the week of Black Friday, 960,000 Xbox 360 units were sold in the U.S. with Kinect also selling strong at 750,000 units (console bundles and stand-alone units combined). Of the 960,000 consoles sold, 800,000 of them were sold during the 24-hour Black Friday event.

There’s no word just yet from Sony on how many PS3’s sold during that time frame but Nintendo checked in at 500,000 Wii systems during the entire week. They also made mention that 3DS sales were up 325% for the week of Black Friday.

Putting my disdain for this particular event aside, a lot of people take part in this day full of bargains and mayhem, and the video game market is feeling the effect. Almost a million units moved in just one week is extremely impressive when you consider the console’s age and the fact that these numbers are only for one region.

When (read: if) Sony decides to release their figures for PS3 sales, we’ll be sure to bring them to you so we can all have a good ol’ fashioned fanboy debate about which console is better, and how stupid consumers are to have bought more/less of the console you love/hate.

Source: VG247



  1. I don’t expect Sony to do as well as MS in this race. USA is mainly dominated by Xbox being the home brand. Interested to see how they will measure up to Nintendo though. I’m expecting around 500.000-600.000 mark… maybe.

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