Microsoft: Xbox One 'Sales Were Incredible' on Black Friday, Takes Jab at Sony - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 30 November 2014 / 12,817 Views

Microsoft has been doing everything it can to win this holiday season in the US with the Xbox One. Microsoft has temporarily dropped the price on all SKUs and bundles by $50 and the cheapest bundle can be found for $349 and some stores have gone even lower selling the Xbox One for $329.

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has taken to Twitter to praise the success of the Xbox One on Black Friday. He has stated that sales for the console have been incredible and he is thankful for the supports from the fans.

"Sales were incredible, grateful for all the support and new fans," tweeted Greenberg.

Greenberg also tweeted that the Xbox One is sold out at Target in California and even took a jab at Sony. He took a picture at Target showing how the PlayStation 4 is not sold out, while the Xbox One is.

Microsoft: Xbox One 'Sales were incredible' on Black Friday, Takes Jab at Sony

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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21 Comments

xenogears1234 (on 30 November 2014)

A jab dont mean much when your losing the over all match now does it.


Baryonyx (on 30 November 2014)

He have proven himself to be a liar and biased. there is clearly a bunch of XB1's next to the Ps4's. Everyone can see them in the right down corner of the photo. or is it giant boxes of headphones? lol


DJEVOLVE (on 30 November 2014)

That is 360 bunduru


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JudasKiss (on 30 November 2014)

Look at the labels on the top of the game boxes...those are 360s


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Rayban99 (on 30 November 2014)

It's 360's


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NobleTeam360 (on 30 November 2014)

Lol, the fact that you got a bunch of thumbs ups for your comment tells you how many fanboys are on this site.


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Baryonyx (on 30 November 2014)

So why is there XB1's next to the Ps4? i can clearly see some XB boxes there.


DJEVOLVE (on 30 November 2014)

IT'S XBOX 360, MY GOD BRO.


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mymuro (on 30 November 2014)

R u blind lol?


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mymuro (on 30 November 2014)

R u blind lol?


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mymuro (on 30 November 2014)

R u blind lol?


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NobleTeam360 (on 30 November 2014)

Look like 360 boxes to me.


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John_Doe (on 30 November 2014)

what are these things right next to the ps4....?


binary solo (on 30 November 2014)

Looks like xbox 360's.


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DJEVOLVE (on 30 November 2014)

Xbox 360.


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brighat (on 30 November 2014)

Microsoft really needs to tell Aaron Greenberg to take a hike. He's just an unprofessional executive who does nothing but stir the pot.


cfin2987@gmail.com (on 30 November 2014)

A saw a Wii u shelf empty beside a huge pile of xb1s. This must also mean that the Wii u outsold the xb1 ? :p


Skratchy (on 30 November 2014)

Well, Mr. Greenberg, you guys had to have a good week eventually, right? After all, you had to drop your console $170 to do so. The PS4 had how many price cuts again? Congrats on this one time :)


DJEVOLVE (on 30 November 2014)

70, The Bundle takes out Kinect, which is a $100 Value. My god people are jelly.


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kdognumba1 (on 30 November 2014)

Not surprising. Gotta be honest. Outside of buying a XB1, most of the Black Friday deals weren't really that great for gaming. All I did was snag some eShop cards from Best Buy and do some digital shopping in the WiiU/3DS eShop and snagged a few things off of PSN. There was no point in doing much else as the good deals seem to have happen before this at various different retailers which is what I took advantage of. Anyways, it's cool to see the XB1 doing well. Hopefully they keep the price the same and don't bring it back up. I'd like to see Nintendo do a price drop on WiiU.


NewBeginning (on 01 December 2014)

How long are we going to keep calling this a "temporary" price cut for? There's no chance it's actually going to go back up.


NobleTeam360 (on 30 November 2014)

Maybe we'll see a 1 million + week for Xbone?


pankyr92 (on 30 November 2014)

that's an xbox 360 next to it


Baryonyx (on 30 November 2014)

So why is there XB1's next to the Ps4? i can clearly see some XB boxes there.


DJEVOLVE (on 30 November 2014)

Because it's a Xbox 360 Home slice.


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Mr Puggsly (on 30 November 2014)

Well here's a little proof to back that up. http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252311/xbox-one-sales-dominate-on-black-friday-bundles-account-for-90-of-all-console-sales/


xenogears1234 (on 30 November 2014)

No its not its user submitted data meaning it is garbage this is the same site that has made similar claims that were all out of wack i cant believe anyone is falling for this.


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Devil_Survivor (on 30 November 2014)

That's your proof really lmao? Wow you should really get a with MS and be their official shill.


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COKTOE (on 30 November 2014)

Ah, MS may, MAY have, with 3 price cuts, multiple free games, as well as free gift cards and vouchers, pulled off a narrow victory. Maybe. So naturally, it's time for that fat, pumpkin-headed greaseball, Aaron Greenberg, to reconstitute himself from the sludgepile he resides in, like a dirty, fetid T-1000, and start taking shots at the competition who has continually thrashed his employer for the past year, and almost undoubtedly did again, globally, when this brilliant photo was taken. To say nothing for the fact that Sony may have done so, yet again, in North America.


Admiralsnake (on 30 November 2014)

lmaooo


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Admiralsnake (on 30 November 2014)

lmaooo


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Xaric6 (on 30 November 2014)

welp, time to pick up a ps4


Ruler (on 01 December 2014)

how about MS also making every xbox one game 10-5 $ cheaper which doesnt support 1080p? For my personal preference its always better to invest that little extra money to get the strongest console.


Ruler (on 01 December 2014)

how about MS also making every xbox one game 10-5 $ cheaper which doesnt support 1080p? For my personal preference its always better to invest that little extra money to get the strongest console.


MastermindPT (on 30 November 2014)

Even offered who want that underpowered XB1 console? PS4 rules and that's a fact!


fluky-nintendy (on 30 November 2014)

They hype for PS4 is officially over right? Now I can sleep in peace.


ijustlikegames:) (on 30 November 2014)

So MS has to practixally give X1s away to have a narrow win in 1 month of their strongest territory while still getting crushed in total sales and this is somehow a victory? Lmao


NobleTeam360 (on 30 November 2014)

"Narrow" Ummmm do you have the number for NPD already?


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ijustlikegames:) (on 30 November 2014)

Regardless how much they win by its still not much if a victory. They're getting killed in total sales. They have had to be ridiculous in order to get sales in their home market and its only one month. Plus PS4 sales haven't been hurt at all...that's not a victory worth bragging about and only an idiot like the author of this article would brag about it. PS4 sold over 700k the week before black Friday...X1 needs to just be happy with second


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NobleTeam360 (on 30 November 2014)

I agree, PS4 is still the best selling console WW. But them winning November is at least something positive for the MS camp.


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SWORDF1SH (on 30 November 2014)

MS would of weighed up what they were doing before price cuts and bundles giving away free games. Even if they lose money on the bundles, XBLG subs and the extra software sales will more than make up for it.


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binary solo (on 30 November 2014)

Riiiiight, that photo is taken with not a single person in the frame. Probably means it was taken before the store opened, since stores are meant to be uber busy on BF.


DJEVOLVE (on 30 November 2014)

Nope, if you look up and to the left you see a guy with a cart.


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DJEVOLVE (on 30 November 2014)

Actually I Mean the right.


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