The Black Friday discount sales bonanza, which struck last week and triggered the American sales spree that is the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, saw Xbox 360 literally RUIN AND DESTROY Sony’s PS3 – thanks to selling over THREE TIMES as many consoles.
Microsoft said Xbox 360 sales were 25% up on last year’s Thanksgiving weekend figures, helping the company humanely smother away what little life Sony’s console has left in it. Here’s how Don Mattrick, senior vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, put it. He should’ve used some smiley faces.
“Record Black Friday sales in the U.S., coupled with our existing global install base of 25 million and an online community of more than 14 million Xbox LIVE members, have laid the groundwork for continued global sales momentum in 2009.”
Don went on to say that Xbox 360 has sold nearly DOUBLE the amount of units in Europe in 2008 as it did in 2007, adding, once more, that the console is currently beating PS3 in Europe too. Sadly, Don neglected to mention how many Wiis Nintendo has sold. It was probably at least 200 more.