750,000 Xbox 360 Consoles Sold During Black Friday: Microsoft

By Vamien McKalin | Nov 28, 2012 10:29 AM EST

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Black Friday has come and gone. Hoards of shoppers came out and spent a lot of money on discounted goods, while Microsoft sat back, enjoying the Xbox 360's massive sale success on the day.

The Xbox 360 is seven years old, yet the console is still managing to sell well on a weekly basis, which is not surprising the considering the fact that great games are still being released along with new and interesting Xbox Live content.

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The console's success took a huge step forward during the Black Friday marathon. According to Microsoft, 750,000 Xbox 360 consoles were sold on the day, a definite great achievement for a console that has been made obsolete by the Nintendo Wii U. The huge sale figures could be due to the recent release of Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, two games that have been tearing up the charts worldwide.

Last year, Microsoft managed to sell 800,000 Xbox 360 consoles on Black Friday, and a combined 960,000 units during the same week. No other competing console came close to the Xbox 360 success during that time, and it is likely the same will apply this time around. It would be interesting to see what Sony has to say, if and when it releases its own sales figures for the PlayStation 3. With the Xbox 360 being the top selling console in the US for past 22 months, it is safe to say Sony will play second fiddle.

The Xbox 360 has reached the point where it is now facing strong completion from the Nintendo's next generation console, the Wii U. The console recently sold 400,000 units during its first week of going on sale in the US, while the original Wii managed an acceptable 300,000 sales figure.

Did any of our readers snag an Xbox 360 on Black Friday?

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