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Microsoft Left Out Of Black Friday Console Wars?

CNBC's Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Jim Goldman reports:

"The game console war enjoyed a robust battle on Black Friday and we're getting indications now of new momentum for Sony's flagging PlayStation franchise, and continued mega-sales for Nintendo's Wii..."

Goldman sums up the sales numbers of the PS3, PS2, Wii, and DS for November and the Black Friday week, and writes:

"Still awaiting hard data from Microsoft but with all the recent bad press surrounding ongoing console breakdowns, Xbox 360 overheating problems, and a new class-action suit filed by Halo 3 users who complain the game isn't completely compatible with the platform, you gotta wonder whether Sony and Nintendo are capitalizing on Xbox's misfortune."

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sonarus3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago )

microsoft will spit out their numbers once they have it. I still dnt expect them to bave sold on par with sony they will still be higher. I expect the gap to be much closer though. Msoft WILL release sales data even if its not that good or not an increase they will release it and find a way to spin it to make it look better than it really is jst like all company's do

jiggyjay3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago )

Just too many to count that's why its taking them a longer time.. Either that or they were so suprise of the numbers that they had to recount 2 or 3 more times just to make sure!

Edit-Socomick so very true... My friends and family members all have the 360 theres a couple that have a PS3.. One of them don't use it much because most of his gaming is on the 360 since we all can play on live. The other uses it mostly as a Blu Ray player and when he does play games its on the 360 with his friends again!

socomnick3948d ago

Yea microsoft will eventually release the sales data. You guys are missing the point though nobody in America Cares about sony anymore Xbox is where its at here.

Danja3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago )

Nobody in America cares about Sony..?

Th PS2 is selling well...the PSP is selling well...the PS3 is also selling well..!

HMMM makes me wonder about that statement..!!!

So I guess I can say the rest of the world doesn't care about M$..!

Rooftrellen3948d ago


Only half right. Sony isn't a big deal to Americans anymore, but the Wii is the console of choice, now.


Only half right, the rest of the world doesn't like the 360 (mostly), but the PS2, PSP, and PS3 aren't selling well in NA. They're selling, but not well.

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Anego Montoya FTMFW3948d ago


Play Beyond.


Pray Beyond

razer3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago )

I can't wait to see the numbers and I will most definately remember your post. How the sheep seem to suddenly think the 360 is going to stop selling. It has been handing Sony it's ass in NA since day 1, I expect it to continue..

@2.6 - I thought it was assumed we are talking about the PS3. Yes, I am referring to the PS3 for the anal retentive folks reading this.

@2.5 - I called him a troll not a fanboy there is a difference. Didn't mean to pick on your boyfriend..

@2.7 - I see that you owned it, it broke and MS wouldn't fix it so you sold it. Was it not the 3 red lights? I can see that you've never once in all your comments said one nice thing about the 360 but you have to understand that some people have no problems and love it. I guess I'm in the opposite boat, because I bought a PS3 and now regret buying it. But still your comment was meant only to bash, only to cause flammage. If you hate the 360 so much why even comment on an article about MS? Take your own advice and MOVE ON. Also, don't flatter yourself.. You have been on my ignore list for a long time I guess I was stupid enough to click Show Comment. I won't make that mistake again.

Wait Beyond
Cook a Burger Beyond
Install a game and wait 30 minutes beyond

TheMART3948d ago

It's more like




and the 360 just like it is


Slayer OP3948d ago

Jump into what? The red rings? No thank you.

Anego Montoya FTMFW3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago )

Play Beyond RRODs


"Jump Out"

Like I DID.


Meus Renaissance3948d ago

Its funny how you criticise Anego for his fanboyish comments; call them immature and rightly so then you both finish off your comments with things like "Wait B3yond" "PLAY R3TARD3D".

Kleptic3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago ) should rephrase what you said...

the 360 has hardly "handed Sony its ass in NA since day 1"...not true...the PS2 kicked the shat out of the 360 for 1.5 of the 360's 2 years so far...Sony makes the PS2...Sony profits off the PS2...and lets not even touch on last quarters 1 billion dollars of Playstation software sold, to MS's...~300 million...

the 360 has been outselling the PS3 in NA since day 1...but the reality of Sony vs. MS is the exact opposite of what you said...and its been happening since MS got into console gaming

Anego Montoya FTMFW3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago )

I can`t be a troll

when IVE OWNED A 360.

but wait, wait i didn`t because NOBODYS breaks.


I gave MS enough $$$ i can make funny of them all I want.


again, you have the memory of a GOLDFISH, i`m NOT explainig it to you again.

go thru my post, if you want to find out why.

you know you LOVE me, pay Homage and RESEARCH ME.

Anego Montoya FTMFW3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago )

see you do research me.

put me back on IGNORE, it`s probaly better for your CONFIDENCE if you do.

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Mr_Kuwabara3948d ago

Yeah I wonder why they haven't showed there #'s yet. Oh well, sooner or l8r.

Real gamer 4 life3948d ago

The fact that the Playstation 3 is selling very well in all regions must be good news to game developers such as konami and square Enix. Both of these developers where worry about the ps3 install base but now with the price drop and it selling well in europe and japan, those developers can now breath easy. So think are looking good for sony, i just hope they can keep the mommentum up, but with game like GT5 prologue and UT3 being released next month think should keep going on pace.

Meus Renaissance3948d ago

I'm confident that Microsoft had a great Black Friday aswell. Why wouldn't they? No reason.

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