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Xbox sale slows Amazon.com

Heavy traffic during a Thanksgiving Day sale disrupted Amazon.com's Web site for about 15 minutes, the company said.

The page-load problems began at about 11 a.m. Thursday, while the online retailer was offering Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game systems for $100 to the first 1,000 customers. An entry-level Xbox system normally retails for about $300.

"We saw dramatically more traffic than what we anticipated," Amazon spokesman Craig Berman said Friday.

The Xbox sold out in 29 seconds, Berman said.

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Silver3603704d ago

They should have had more to sell.

bung tickler3704d ago

yeah i tried to get one and just about a min before 11 the site crashed for the most part, the page wouldnt load up again untill about 5 mins later.

not too sad though i was just gonna resell it since i already have one.

MicroGamer3704d ago

for our side! Go 360!!! :-P