Microsoft recently released some interesting news regarding the infamous “Black Friday,” and some of the results they saw this year. The biggest of that news was the claim that their X-Box 360 outsold Sony’s Playstation 3, 3 to 1. They also announced that the total sales of the X-Box 360 are up 25% over last year’s Black Friday results, and overall sales in Europe have grown by as much as 400% since the September price drop.
Below is a statement released by Microsoft regarding their console and it’s success:
“We entered into the Black Friday sales period with cautious optimism, knowing that dollar for dollar, Xbox 360 offers more social entertainment value than any other console on the market,” said Don Mattrick, senior vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “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.”
It’s not as though this is a surprise to anyone. Microsoft has arguably the best lineup of games out there, and unarguably has more consoles and active on-line users than it’s main competitor mentioned. With the 360 continually getting cheaper, and no price cuts in sight for the PS3, it looks like another big year for the box in 2009, especially if the economy stays in it’s current condition.