Jeff Meisner from Microsoft writes in his blog that “black Friday week played a significant part in the console’s success this month, and marked the biggest seven-day sales period in Xbox history with Xbox 360 selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. Of that number, more than 800,000 were sold within a period of 24 hours. Microsoft also saw continued demand for Kinect for Xbox 360, selling more than 750,000 Kinects in the U.S. during Black Friday week, according to internal data.”
Beyond these astonishing numbers, here are some additional NPD highlights that Mr. Meisner was willin got share with us:
- Holding 49 percent share of the overall current-generation console market, Xbox 360 sold 1.7 million units in November, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. for 2011. This marks the ninth consecutive month Xbox 360 has had more than 40 percent of the current-generation console market share, and eleventh straight month the Xbox was the top selling console in the U.S.
- Xbox 360 unit sales grew 23 percent year over year in November.
- Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in November (hardware, software and accessories) reached $1.4 billion, the most for any console in the U.S.
- During the month of November, Xbox 360 held four of the top 10 console game titles including: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” and “Battlefield 3”.
With these number, the Xbox 360 outsold both the Wii and Sony PlayStation 3 in November with 1.7 million units in the United States. There are signs of a new Xbox on the horizon, but with sales like these, Microsoft is probably not going to feel rushed in introducing their next gen system.
What is your view on Xbox’s numbers in the US the last months: Do you only see them go up with the new dashboard experience, and added services, or will the Xbox 360 fail to deliver in the months beyond Christmas? Share your ideas below!
Source: Jeff Meisner's blog Via: WinRumors