Microsoft announced a rather astounding Black Friday sales result for its aging Xbox 360 game console.
The company said it sold more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday, more than 800,000 sold within a period of 24 hours, and more than 750,000 Kinect devices.
Granted Microsoft refreshed the Xbox 360 with the Kinect sensor in 2010, but this is an essentially seven-year old console that is still outselling its newer competition. Nintendo sold only about 400,000 units in the United States during its debut week, which was considered a sell-out.
What makes Microsoft's Xbox 360 numbers even more impressive is the fact that the console appears to hold up well in comparison to previous years. According to NPD, Microsoft sold 1.37 million consoles in November 2010; 819,500 in November 2009; 836,000 in November 2008 and 770,000 in November 2007. There was no shipment estimate for November 2011.