360 outsold PlayStation 3 three-to-one during Black Friday
Marketwatch report that Microsoft has seen record-breaking Xbox 360 sales over the biggest shopping weekends of the year in American. The site comments that the Xbox 360 sales skyrocket over Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US, which is seen as the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season, outselling the PlayStation 3 by a three-to-one ratio. That is an estimated 25% rise from Xbox 360 Black Friday sales figures from 2007.
“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 Don Mattrick, senior vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Record Black Friday sales in the U.S., 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.“