Microsoft touts Xbox 360 Black Friday sales

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The Xbox 360 experienced “record-breaking console sales” over the busy shopping period known in the United States as the Black Friday weekend. According to Microsoft, the 360 outsold PlayStation 3 consoles three-to-one, noting that it's 2008 Black Friday sales were also 25 percent higher than the same period a year ago.

It seems the combination of low prices along with the New Xbox Experience and Netflix support is making the Xbox 360 a very hot buy. What’s more, this success is not exclusive to the United States, with Microsoft claiming Xbox 360 sales have surged worldwide since the September price drop, where it says console sales “are up as much as 400 percent.” Of course, data regarding the Nintendo Wii's sales on Black Friday was notably absent from the announcement, so we’ll just have to wait for the NPD report.

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