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Microsoft Sold 800,000 Xbox Consoles on Black Friday

Possibly due to black friday deals, 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.

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  • A Bad Day
    And those ancient 360s are going to be replaced by the 720s the very next year. Good planning for the majority of the 800,000 customers.
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  • s3anister
    A Bad DayAnd those ancient 360s are going to be replaced by the 720s the very next year. Good planning for the majority of the 800,000 customers.Not everyone is willing to wait to be able to play Halo 4 or use the console as a media player (which it does very well). Let's not forget its capabilities as a streaming (netflix) or Downloaded Content player (new movies).

    Not everyone wants to shell out $100 for something that only plays videos, they might want the enhanced functionality of a game console, even if it is long in the tooth with a newer box right around the corner.
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  • getochkn
    A Bad DayAnd those ancient 360s are going to be replaced by the 720s the very next year. Good planning for the majority of the 800,000 customers.
    Why because they bought a console for probably $120 that will last a few years and didn't wait to buy a $600 console next year that will probably be buggy and not have a lot of optimized games like ANY new console does when it launches?
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  • wardoc22
    Well someone is rich
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  • dimar
    I'd get it instead of PS3, if only it had a blu-ray player.
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  • Pennanen
    How can murricans buy xboxes when they have trillions of dept? Arent you supposed to pay what you owe to people before spending it on luxury?

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  • wolley74
    s3anisterNot everyone is willing to wait to be able to play Halo 4 or use the console as a media player (which it does very well). Let's not forget its capabilities as a streaming (netflix) or Downloaded Content player (new movies).Not everyone wants to shell out $100 for something that only plays videos, they might want the enhanced functionality of a game console, even if it is long in the tooth with a newer box right around the corner.
    $60 a month for live for Netflix + most online apps, PS3 does win in that respect for Netflix atleast, plus has the advantage of a Bluray player
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  • leandrodafontoura
    One of them was mine. But I got it cause it was a white special edition released on Black Friday. Moreover, for only $150 and some extra games bundled, great deal!

    Now I have a new 7 year of library of exclusive games to discover.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    PennanenHow can murricans buy xboxes when they have trillions of dept? Arent you supposed to pay what you owe to people before spending it on luxury?There's a reason they call it "The American Way".
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  • mightymaxio
    wardoc22Well someone is rich Pshhh new xboxs are less than $200. Even a person earning 20k a year can afford one.
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