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Analyst believes Xbox 360 was the big Black Friday winner in the US

Analyst Doug Creutz believes Xbox 360 was the star performer in the US video games market in November.

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DiRtY1331d ago

1.3 million consoles in just one month in the US only for a 7 year old console is just impressive.

I don't think this has been done before.

guitarded771331d ago

It is very impressive... interesting to see how many people are just getting into this generation, buying a 2nd XBOX or getting an alternate console to game on. Whichever console people bought, they will have a deep library of titles to play. Even Wii U will have a deep library if you include all the Wii, WiiWare and Virtual Console titles.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

Is it just me or is the extreme focus on the US is annoying? Who cares about world wide sales right?

Doesn't matter 360 will still probably be 3rd place at the end of the day.

Agheil1331d ago

I agree in the hype for US sales when it comes to the Xbox, but read the title friend "Black Friday". Doesn't really happen in a lot of places you get me.

Dms20121331d ago

Then submit a story about worldwide sales, problem solved.

aawells071331d ago

Why do even care? It seems a little childish to care right?

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TheTwelve1330d ago

Xbox is 3rd place probably as I as type this.

TheBatman_Fanatic1330d ago

That's why people think the 360 is outselling the PS3 worldwide....

rainslacker1330d ago

Because that's an impressive number regardless of location?

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SilentNegotiator1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

US consumerist holiday.
US's favorite console.

Is it a mystery or something? Should I ring Mr. Sherlock?

SilentNegotiator1330d ago

I understand why some people would disagree.....I said "Mr. Sherlock" when his last name is "Holmes"

I sincerely apologize :(
lol

MsmackyM1330d ago

I would like to see how many households added the Xbox. I know it's only anecdotal but everytime I hear someone getting one this late in the cycle its a replacement. Which is undetstandable since they are tied to the system with game libraries and friends.

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nrvalleytime1331d ago

Well, contextually, yes - the 360 sold the most consoles on Black Friday.

But saying there's a big win to be had on that particular day is like arguing the final shot in a war matters if no one gets hit by it. Sales of IPs and preparation for next-generation technology are already supremely important, and we'll only get the full picture of how important Black Friday was this year months from now.

Neonridr1331d ago

It would have been more interesting say Nintendo had an unlimited supply of Wii U's available for purchase. But regardless, Microsoft made out like bandits for sure.

Conan-O-Brady1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

It wouldn't have made a big difference. Wii U's are still sitting on store shelves in my area and a quick search on the web shows they're plentiful at other locales. I think that a 3 month earlier launch would've helped. You'd be surprised how many people still aren't aware that Nintendo just launched a new console....

Neonridr1330d ago

yeah, in my area it's the complete opposite. They are pretty hard to find. If you are willing to settle for a basic model then yes, you can find them. But the Deluxe is a ghost around me.

Dlacy13g1331d ago

My big take away from the holiday / black friday sales was the industry had a relatively "healthy" hardware month for the first time in about 10+ months.

WeAreLegion1331d ago

Agreed. This is wonderful for the industry, despite year-on-year decline.

MadMen1331d ago

There is no "believing"

It was, fact.

WeAreLegion1331d ago

YOU. DON'T. SAY?!?!?!?!

It's the 360. It's the US.

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