Xbox One Sales Dominate on Black Friday, Bundles Account for 90% of All Console Sales - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 30 November 2014 / 17,905 Views
It has only been two days since Black Friday and market research firm InfoScout already has data about how well each console has sold.
Microsoft had tried to do everything to win this holiday season in the US with a temporary price cut and bundles for the Xbox One and it appears to have worked. The Xbox One accounted for more than half of all the consoles sold on Black Friday.
The Xbox One accounted for 53 percent of the consoles sold, followed by the PlayStation 4 with 31 percent of sales. Last generation console, the Xbox 360, accounted for nine percent of the sales, followed by the Wii U with just six percent, The PlayStation 3 lagged in last with only one percent of the sales.
Consumers were also asked if they bought the console for their kids and 92 percent of people who bought a Wii U said yes. Two-thirds of the people bought the Xbox One purchased it for their kids, while 45 percent of people who bought a PlayStation 4 purchased it for their kids.
90 percent of all console sales on Black Friday came bundled with at least one game. 75 percent of people said yes when asked if the console coming bundled with a game influence their purchase.
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