Microsoft is patting themselves on the back, and likely on the wallet, after huge sales for the next-gen console over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Retailers revealed they had sold three times as many Xbox 360 units over the Black Friday weekend than PS3. Microsoft's console priced from $200 to $400 during the sale.
The PS3 cost either $400 or $500. Apparently the hungry Black Friday consumers gobbled up 25% more Xbox 360s than they had last year. With some price cuts in European regions Microsoft have stated that sales have "nearly double" last year's numbers.
"We entered into the Black Friday sales period with cautious optimism, knowing that dollar for dollar, Xbox 360 offers more social entertainment value than any other console on the market," said Xbox boss Don Mattrick.
YouTube already sports a number of videos documenting the crazy wild eyed US bargain hunters in action over the Black Friday weekend.
"Record Black Friday sales in the US, coupled with our existing global install base of 25 million and an online community of more than 14 million Xbox LIVE members, have laid the groundwork for continued global sales momentum in 2009," he continued.
Who says commercialism wrecks the holiday spirit? Think of all the less spirit and joy there'd be if you knew a cheap-ass gift was coming your way. The corporations are only thinking of you really...
Xbox 360s outsold PS3s three-to-one over Thanksgiving holiday
03 December 2008 | By Simon Priest