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Xbox 360 enjoys biggest week in Xbox history, nearly 1 million consoles sold

Microsoft sees Xbox's biggest week ever, nearly 1 million sold over the week of Black Friday

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 29, 2011 at 7:48 pm CST (0 mins, 53 secs time to read)

Microsoft's Xbox 360 may be in its seventh year of its life, but it has just closed the biggest sales week in the history of the console by selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. alone during the week of Black Friday.

Xbox 360 enjoys biggest week in Xbox history, nearly 1 million consoles sold |

More than 960,000 consoles were sold, with 800,000 being sold in a 24 hour period. Kinect also saw a huge boost with more than 750,000 sensors being sold across the U.S. in both standalone packages as well as bundles. Microsoft aren't stopping there, come December 6th, the "next generation of TV entertainment will begin" with the availability of a new Xbox 360 experience, and the launch of the first group of custom entertainment apps on Xbox LIVE.

By the end of 2011, nearly 40 world-leading TV and entertainment providers such as Comcast and HBO GO, will be made available through Xbox LIVE. Microsoft has enjoyed this year as the number one console in the U.S. for its eleventh month in a row and should finish the year by being the overall most popular console, starting 2012 off with a bang.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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