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

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

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

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.

Follow us

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?

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Intel Pocket Avatars

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
Lenovo Nexus 6 concept integrating Motorola techMotorola Google Nexus 6 claims bolstered, to launch once Moto is fully under Lenovo
Cortana vs. Siri: Microsoft takes on Apple’s popular assistant in latest ad (VIDEO)
Tizen-powered Samsung Z pushed back again – Will the OS make it in the end?
HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android to launch later this year?
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
PayPal iOS appPayPal for iOS update brings loyalty card support, other features and enhancements
Facebook Slingshot now official to challenge Snapchat – What makes it stand out?
Pinterest update brings Guided Search to desktop users (VIDEO)
SwiftKey goes free on Google Play, boasts great new features & improvements
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics