Microsoft has said that the Xbox 360 has experienced an upsurge in sales with the release of the “slim” model of the console a couple of weeks back.
The revamped Xbox 360 comes with sleeker lines, runs more quietly, and has built-in wi-fi, a port for the motion control system Kinect, and a 250GB hard drive.
Microsoft told Industry Gamers that demand at retail for the new Xbox had been “unprecedented” over in the US.
Price cuts on the existing Arcade and Elite models (down to $150 and $250 respectively) also meant overall sales of the console had picked up, Microsoft claimed.
Obviously this is only in the States, and how the new model performs worldwide will have more of a bearing on Microsoft’s fortunes. It’s due to arrive in the UK in two weeks time.