Microsoft has sold over 750,000 Xbox 360s during Thanksgiving week in the United States alone, according to Major Nelson. While a breakdown of specific days and SKUs were not given, three quarters of a million in just under a week is mighty impressive, spanning between November 18th and November 23rd. A grand figure, but one still down more than twenty percent over last year.
While we’ve seen sales of the Xbox 360, and every other console, drop considerably over the last many months, it’s good to see that demand for the console is still active. With that said, though, hopefully this isn’t giving Microsoft any ideas of possibly holding the launch of their next console back even further than they already have as, while the system is selling, the games industry needs a serious change in the next little bit.
Nelson also gave a number of extra statistics for the last week:
- Three month Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription sales increased more than 50 percent compared to last year’s Black Friday week.
- We saw incredible activity on Xbox over the weekend. For example, on Sunday alone we had more than 14 million people on Xbox LIVE across the world, racking up more than 72 million hours of use in just one day.
- Compared to 2011, we’ve seen a 43 percent increase in U.S. entertainment application hours logged on Xbox LIVE during the week of Black Friday.