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Black Friday Sales Figures – Microsoft takes a beating?

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The first sales figures for Black Friday are coming in and all three console manufacturers are gloating about their sales figures… 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 November… 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.

Source: VGChartz

Last Updated: December 1, 2009


  1. Uberutang

    December 1, 2009 at 13:43

    Possible backlash from all the bannings?


  2. ClericZA

    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)


  3. lans

    December 1, 2009 at 14:56

    Dear Xbots.
    Mr. Crow is looking for you
    Kind Regards
    Mr. Crow


  4. Uncle

    December 1, 2009 at 15:00

    Would be interesting to know how many of the people who purchased a PS3 already own an Xbox.


    • Nick de Bruyne

      December 1, 2009 at 15:05

      It’s a good point both ways. The consoles have been out long enough that people with one have now scraped some more cash together to get the other one. Moreso for the PS3 now that the price has dropped. Will be interesting to see what happens during the Christmas period


  5. Uberutang

    December 1, 2009 at 15:07

    I know 8 people that bought ps3 slims during the last 3 weeks.

    All of them xbox owners, that is giving up live to go psn full time.


  6. lans

    December 1, 2009 at 15:20

    Greenberg “PS3 will return to 3rd place in november and stay there and will never overtake the ps3 this generation”

    Microsft PR “XBox 360 is expected to outsell the PS3 2-1 these holidays”

    PS3 – Xbox 360 Gap 6.6 million units

    Ps3 is outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide by 100 000 units a week this week it will be over 250 000 units
    when japan gets FF13 the ps3 will outsell the xbpx 360 by over 300 000 units

    Xbox 360 your time is running out, i wish you success with natal

    Xbox has the balls to sell pure and lego batman with Xbox Elite for 299 when i can get a Ps3 250 gig with killzone and infamous!


    • easy

      December 1, 2009 at 15:55

      come guy, the festive season is encroaching… give the propaganda a rest till the new year.


  7. lans

    December 1, 2009 at 15:42

    $ 199 Xbox 360 + 6 Proper 360 Games<Ps3 = CROW!!!!


    • Nick de Bruyne

      December 1, 2009 at 17:18

      What is it with you and crows? You must be using some advanced forum language that nobody understands.


    • Nick de Bruyne

      December 1, 2009 at 17:21

      I think that in order to make fanboys valid, console manufacturers should start actually selling company shares bundled into their consoles, that way it will all make sense when someone defends their console of choice. :wassat:


  8. Tshepo

    December 1, 2009 at 16:39

    Off topic: As a former xbot, I’m absolutely loving my new PS3 slim. PSN seems OK, but then I really can’t compare the two, since even with xbox live I only really played one or two games online (Battlefield Bad Company and Gears of War 1). The rest I couldn’t be bothered with (sigh@GoW2). I am keen for Final Fantasy though, and to return to the PS for good ol’FF is just pure awesome.

    On Topic: MS probably didn’t do that well, since they’re not releasing numbers. It must be quite a shock for them.


    • Nick de Bruyne

      December 1, 2009 at 17:33

      Im really glad that I have both, each have their own major strong points, its almost a shame that it can’t all be in one console, to save us all a little money. X-Station 3-60 anyone?


      • eyss

        December 1, 2009 at 18:52

        play-box 3.60 :ermm: it sounds like sumtin you can buy at adult world… hahaha


  9. jenkins

    November 29, 2010 at 21:24

    Hasn’t the 360 beat the PS3 for 6 straight months in the states? and is anyone taking into account that you can’t find a 250GB Kinnect bundle anywhere? They’re all sold out and are now being pre-ordered in most Gamestops… we will see with the monthly tally’s… :getlost:


  10. M@GE

    November 30, 2010 at 02:12

    LOL dude. This article is one year old! :silly:


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