In a sign that the Xbox 360 might outsell the PlayStation 3 for the third month in a row, Microsoft said it outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 by a three-to-one ratio over the Black Friday shopping weekend.
Holiday sales are critical for video game console makers because they account for the majority of console sales each year.
Updated, 8 pm: In a statement, Sony does not refer to Microsoft's claim. Sony's Peter Dille says, "We remain confident in our continued momentum, as evidenced by the most recent NPD numbers showing 90% growth in year-to-date sales. We're on pace to meet our fiscal year targets and believe our unmatched software line up and feature-rich hardware offerings will continue to drive our growth throughout the holiday season."