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2008/12/02 9:55:16: Posted by DM
MS is claiming that the sales for the infamous day after Thanksgiving, so called Black Friday, have resulted in the Xbox360 outselling the Sony PS3 almost 3 to 1. Click read more for the full info.


REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 1, 2008 — Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system kicked off the holidays with record-breaking console sales on one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year in the U.S. Retailers reported Xbox 360 console sales over the Black Friday weekend were on pace to beat previous years, outselling the PlayStation 3 by a three-to-one ratio and estimating a 25 percent increase from Xbox 360 Black Friday sales figures from 2007.

Strong game sales rounded out a historic Black Friday for Xbox 360, with record-paced software sales continuing for key Microsoft titles, such as “Gears of War 2,” “Fable II,” and “Lips.” Xbox 360 continues to have the highest game attach rate of any console at 8.1 games per console.

“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.”

Xbox 360 sales have also surged worldwide since the September price drop, outselling the PlayStation 3 week over week across Europe. Console sales in Europe are up as much as 400 percent, with sales nearly double year over year and reaching 7 million consoles sold this generation.

With a mass-market price point starting at $199.99 worldwide (estimated retail price) for Xbox 360 Arcade, a games lineup of more broad-appeal social titles than any other platform, and the recently launched New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 is leading the industry and inviting everyone to play.

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Written by arthur56k on 2008/12/02

DM , you really need someone helping you out with these stories, how on earth will this place grow if we are always late with news that has been discussed to death all over the internet?
Written by blacktiger on 2008/12/02

I've notice something,

whenever PS3 sells good you guys never report to it,

that's why i been very slow with this site....

is this a xbox 360 fan boy site ?
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02

@ blacktiger, well we have the blind sony zombies like you and sky, then we have people who prefer the ps3 like Victus and madgunde, and honestly I'm not sure who prefers the 360 here other than nemesis and I. Maybe they haven't posted any ps3 selling news since it really hasn't been selling good? just a thought...

Calling the SDF spin doctors.....lol

Joking, joking.

Seriously though, how convenient that the Wii has been totally ignored in this press release. I know that PRs are meant to make you look good and nothing else, but I still find it amusing.

Who was it here that said the latest 360 price cut will work against it? Honest question because I want to know who I need to laugh at since every sales report (worldwide, not just US) has proven how wrong he was. I could always just check that thread out....
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02


Found out who it was and what an epic thread that was lol


Sorry jb33 but you've been owned so far with your predictions =p

I'm just messin with yah, but considering how spot on I've been so far, it's nice to consider my outlook for this gen =)
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/12/02

BlackTiger: Need a tissue???
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02

Oh yeah, that reminds me, you still feel confident in our bet Pimpdaddy? =p
Written by blacktiger on 2008/12/02

there we go again ?

everyone's excuse is fanboy i'll leave it there then...

but i never heard once that PS3 has gone good sales or anything

maybe barely...

but we all know Xbox one year ahead they are only 3-4 million units away, and world PS3 is winning and that GR never report

thats what i mean
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02

Ummm, it was a 5 million or so gap and after all is said and done, the gap will probably be 6 or 7 million by the end of the year blacktiger.

Also, the ps3 isn't winning around the world. I'd say now WW the 360 is selling more, but again it's by such a small amount it's not worth mentioning.
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02

Look at the what each company announces for install base if you don't believe me.

Sony claims 16.5 million and MS claims 25 million, right? That's a lot more than "only 3-4 million units away"

WTF why didn't the comments merge? G.A.Y.
Written by B1ueBurneR on 2008/12/02

FagTiger did you go to school or did you school at home?

Xenos, Can you keep a secret *in my whisper voice* 2008 is the year of the PS3..shhhh don't let anyone know.
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02

lol @ blueburner,

Sad thing is, I'm already reading on the net how 2009 is "the year of the ps3" lol

What I don't understand is why can't 2009 be "the year of gaming"?? It's great that the ps3 is getting into full swing in terms of software, but why does this have to mean that the Wii or 360 are lacking or hindered in this aspect?

What's sickening is that I'm reading the same "360 has no games in 09" BS. I recall reading the same crap last year when 08 came up and look at all the games we have now. There is PLENTY for MS to announce next year, you can bookmark, quote, or hold whatever you want over my head in that regard since I'm not guessing at all ;)
Written by B1ueBurneR on 2008/12/02

John McCain said in the last 3weeks of his Presidential Campaign "The Mack Is Back" is = to PS3 fanboys announcing every year in the last month of 1/2 before the current year is over "that Next Year is the year of the PS3 "

Did I word that right? I tried my best not to sound like FagTiger.
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/12/02

blacktiger: You have serious issues Fud Boy. The gap is already 6.5 million and climbing. The 360 outsells the PS3 consistently in USA and EU. Heck even in Canada where you live.

The reason there is no news on the PS3 outselling the 360 is because it was marginal at best during the first half of the year. Ever since Microsoft cut the price of the 360 arcade to $199.00 in the US it has been an absolute squash. Not to mention a while back Microsoft was able to show how they have outsold the PS3 in Europe through actual sales charts tracking.

Oh did I forget to mention how the 360 outsold the PS3 for 7 consecutive weeks in Japan? Bottom line is price matters, and although the 360 can't touch the Wii in sales numbers, it is effectively doubling the PS3 in sales on a worldwide basis.

Then you have the PS2 eating into PS3 sales, and sub $200.00 Blu-Ray players eliminating the need for videophiles to buy a PS3 anymore. Need I go on???
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02

Eh, I don't think the 360 is outselling the ps3 by THAT much Pimp =p

But you do make some good points.
Written by Sky on 2008/12/02

Sony is on a Rampage.. Cannot wait for the God of war 3 trailer Dec 14th... DM hurry up with your news... theres alot of other good games being show there.. including gears DLC
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/12/02

Xenos: Well I think it is. Just in the past month though. None of us will ever truly know the sales figures. But several sales tracking websites I visit all seem to track the 360 at a 2:1 ratio over the PS3 right now. It makes sense considering that the 360 and PS3 aren't new any more and now it comes down to price and content. In both those categories I think the 360 is superior to the PS3.

That being said, the fact that the PS3 even sells as many units as it does at price points of 400-500 is rather impressive. Brand name recognition has been Sony's main saving grace this generation. I just wonder how much of Sony's loyal fanbase has jumped shipped this generation...

Sky: Your right Sony is on a rampage if you combine PS2, PSP, and PS3 sales. If were just talking about PS3 only, then your hopeless.

However also allow me to point out that the Wii or DS alone manage to outsell all 3 of Sony's videogame hardware on a monthly basis.

All bow to the juggernaut known as Nintendo.
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02

LOL sky is already chanting one of the typical sony zombie lines: cannot WAIT FOR ________

We can all "wait for" Killzone 2, God of War 3, and whatever else but none of them have the system selling prowess as Halo, GT, Gears, or MGS.

@ pimp, I love how much success Ninty is enjoying now. They deserve it IMO
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/12/02

Xenos: With the DS I absolutely agree. I can't agree with the Wii. But thats my opinion. By the end of this calendar year there will be 40 million Wii owners disagreeing with me.

It's just filthy how bad the Wii rapes the 360 and Ps3 combined in sales. I guess graphics, HD, surround sound, 10+ button controllers, online service, multimedia functions don't matter to most consumers.

That being said SuperSmashBrothers and MarioKart FTW!!!!! Seriously I will buy every single Nintendo console made in the future just to play those 2 games. I apologize to the videogame gods for not buying a N64.
Written by kr0niXz on 2008/12/02

Despite console sales, I say 360 is the true winner of this generation. This is microsoft's 2nd attempt at this market and look how much ass kicking they have done. All Microsoft has to do now is kick Sony while they're down, and aim there crosshairs at Nintendo, which is clearly what they're doing.
Written by Nemesis IX on 2008/12/02

Simply, I love my 360's games

I Adore my DS's Games

I Respect the PSP's Games

I like My Wii Game's

and I sorta Don't care for the PS3's Games.

that is how i feel on the most breaked down level i could possible have posted. on the topic fair play to the 360, it was an obvious result really, the 360 has more exclusives and is getting all the repeated games like EA games. the 360 is this generstions ps2 in terms of open releases, the Wii of course will be the overall winner.
Written by billmomgaye on 2008/12/02

jb33 said that the 360 sells would be strong through xmas. He said numerous times he was talkin about 7-8 months from now, which obviously cant be determined yet if his prediction was right or not!
Written by Xenos on 2008/12/02

@ billmomgaye, yeah I looked over the thread again and realized that after I posted the link. So I do owe him the least bit of an apology.

However, care to elaberate why a selling price point now would all of a sudden look less attractive 6 months from now? There's also the strong possibility that there will be another price drop next year due to the valhalla boards hitting production. These boards will do A LOT to cut down on the production costs.
Written by kungfurabbit on 2008/12/02

3/4 of those 360 's blew up the moment they were plugged in. The remaining few realised that only gears and fable are worth playing.
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/12/03

kungfurabbit: So sad that an american made console with a serious hardware design flaw can outsell a japanese made, industry leading the past 2 generations, brand name console that plays HD movies, has built in wifi, standard HDD, motion control, and a free online service.

Speaking of blowing up. Your comment just got blown up in your face. Thank you and have a nice day. You may now exit by clicking on the big red "x" in the top right hand corner.
Written by blacktiger on 2008/12/03

I think everyone knows SONY runs the globe except for US and recently Japan but its back on track....
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/12/03

blacktiger: LMFAO. Back on track for what? Last place? Um news flash. Sony has always been on track for last place with the PS3. The only thing Sony is running is called the PS3. Right into the ground. How exactly do you f*ck up 10 years of unprecedented videogame market domination???
Written by tr1p1ea on 2008/12/06

Everytime there is a 360 vs ps3 news item, it seems like you guys present the arguments over and over again.

Fight to the death or something ... jeez.

* waits for the 'if you dont like it ...' routine.
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