Xbox One Sold Over 720K Black Friday Week in the US, Sets Black Friday Record - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 05 December 2014 / 24,314 Views
Microsoft has done everything it could to win this holiday in the US with a $50 price cut on all SKUs and bundles for the Xbox One. Some retailers even had bundles selling for as low as $329.
The Xbox One manged to sell 721,569 units Black Friday week in the US for the week ending November 29, according to VGChartz. That makes it the bestselling console for the week in the US, outselling its main rivals the PlayStation 4 and Wii U.
The Xbox One sales for Black Friday week have set a new record in the US. The console sold more units in its second Black Friday week than any other console in history. It is also one of the bestselling consoles in history on Black Friday week in the US.
To compare, the Wii sold 383,499 units in its second Black Friday week back in 2007 and is nearly on par with what the Wii sold in its peak year in 2008. That year the Wii sold 766,179 units Black Friday week.
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 email@example.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.