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Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Microsoft

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Microsoft Sells Nearly 1 Million X360s During Thanksgiving Weekend

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. PST

Xbox 360 is a video game and entertainment system that is home to video games, an on-demand library of movies and TV shows connected to the television. The Xbox 360 blends its content with the largest online social network of 20 million members on Xbox Live to create an entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe.

“We have seen tremendous excitement from customers for our hot holiday gaming offers,” said Chris Homeister, senior vice president and general manager of Home Entertainment at Best Buy. “Xbox 360 was among the best-sellers at Best Buy this Black Friday, and is a testament to the continued popularity of the gaming category this holiday.”

Internal Black Friday data sales include:

  • Xbox 360 sold more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. alone, of which more than 800,000 were sold within a period of 24 hours – the biggest week of sales in Xbox history.
  • More than 750,000 Kinect for Xbox 360 sensors were sold in the U.S. – standalone and bundled.

Xbox 360 has something for everyone this holiday season including a growing Kinect portfolio of more than 75 new Kinect for Xbox 360 titles – four times more than last holiday. New titles include sequels to best sellers such as “Kinect Sports: Season Two” and “Dance Central 2.”  Xbox 360 also released some of the biggest excusive blockbuster games this holiday with titles like “Gears of War 3,” “Forza Motorsport 4” and “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.”

In addition to games, on Dec. 6, the next generation of TV entertainment will begin with the availability of a new Xbox 360 experience and the launch of the first group of custom entertainment apps on Xbox LIVE. By the end of the year, nearly 40 world-leading TV and entertainment providers including Comcast and HBO GO will be available on Xbox LIVE.


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