Xbox 360 Shifts 750,000 In The US Last Weekend

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.



  1. Nintendo sold almost 1.2m units total, 400k Wii U, 350k Wii, 275k DS & 250k 3DS & they also announced the 3DS has sold 1m more than the DS than at the same stage of its life

    Wii U’s US launch week of 400k is less than the Wii’s 600k & PS2’s 500k but more than the 360’s 326k & PS3’s 197k

    • PS2 – 664,000
      360 – 511,000
      Wii – 476,000
      PS3 – 197,000

      (NPD figures)

      • According to Wikipedia:

        “According to the NDP Group, North American sales totaled 326,000 units in November. In Canada, all 32,100 units available for launch were sold. By the end of 2005, Microsoft stated it sold roughly 200,000 units.”

        The 360 was released on the 21. of November.

      • Yep – The figures I mentioned were NDP’s US launch week sales – as published on 1,001 sites yesterday.

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