Microsoft: 750,000 Xbox 360s Sold Black Friday Week in the US - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 27 November 2012 / 10,327 Views
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 has sold 750,000 units during Black Friday week in the US. While these figures topped the company's expectations, it did not beat last year's numbers where the console sold 960,000 units.
Other sales Microsoft gave include Xbox Live Gold subscriptions which increased by more than 50 percent compared to the same week a year ago. Also the amount of time spent viewing Non-gaming content on Xbox Live increased 43 percent compared to last year.
Halo 4 also beat the company's expectations for the week, however no figures were given. "Halo 4 exceeded expectations with impressive sales the week of Black Friday," a Microsoft spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail.
To compare, Nintendo announced that its new console, the Wii U, sold 400,000 units during the week, however the console sold out at most retailers. Also the bestselling current generation console, the Wii, sold 300,000 units. Sony hasn't released its Black Friday week sales.