The first sales figures for Black Friday are coming in and all three console manufacturers are gloating about their sales figuresâ€¦ but only one of them isn’t telling us how many it actually sold.
Without a shadow of a doubt Nintendo has once again cake walked the biggest sales day on the American calendar selling over a million DS units and 550 000 Wii’s in the last week.
However Sony won’t be crying in their milk with over 440 000 PS3’s being snapped up giving them a year on year increase of around 300%.
Microsoft has come out stating that their sales were double the previous week in Novemberâ€¦ which is a pretty arb statement and leaves us scrambling to see how many they sold. The best count so far has them at around the 300 000 mark making this a huge loss for the juggernaut from Redmond.
Have no doubt, Microsoft’s target for this holiday season is to beat Sony and the bigwigs are not going to be impressed with these numbers. Watch for some major holiday bundle announcements from Microsoft in the next two weeks.
Sony are back from the brink of defeat and in some style.
Last Updated: December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009 at 13:43
Possible backlash from all the bannings?
December 1, 2009 at 14:06
Doubt it. Black friday shoppers are those buying early gifts and bargain hunters. XBL bannings definitely wouldn’t affect them
Also, those bannings were of scumbas who steal and cheat, so power to MS for banning them.
But having finally completed my collection of the current gen consoles with a PS3 (which my GF bought for me :wub: ) I can understand why people would looks at a multipurpose console including free online play and a blu-ray player, costing the same as an Xbox with a similar size HDD and pick the PS3 (even though my love for my Xbox knows no bounds)
December 1, 2009 at 14:56
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December 1, 2009 at 15:00
Would be interesting to know how many of the people who purchased a PS3 already own an Xbox.