Xbox 360 nearly doubles the sales of the Wii U during the week of Black Friday
The holiday sales spike was very kind to Microsoft as the console manufacturer sold loads of hardware and software.
Consumers picked up 750k of the Xbox 360 console, which launched seven years ago. That’s compared to 400k Wii U consoles that Nintendo announced selling in the same time frame. Of course, that’s comparing apples to pomegranates that are out of season and are difficult for consumers to find at the store.
Xbox Live Gold subscriptions also saw a boost during the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree. Microsoft sold 50 percent more subscription cards compared to the same week in 2011. The online service hosted over 14 million concurrent players on Sunday, November 25.
Software sales were supposedly brisk as well, but Microsoft would only say that Halo 4′s Black Friday performance “exceeded expectations.”
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