Microsoft sold a lot of Xbox 360s and Halo 4 games the day after Thanksgiving.
Microsoft sold a lot of Xbox 360s and Halo 4 games the day after Thanksgiving. The house that Bill Gates built sold more than 750,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday. The company also sold a lot of Halo 4 games, although they didn’t specify exactly how many. In addition, Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription card sales increased more than 50 percent compared to last year’s Black Friday week.
Microsoft saw incredible activity on Xbox over the weekend. On Sunday alone there were over 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, Microsoft saw a 43 percent increase in U.S. entertainment application usage taking place on Xbox LIVE during the week of Black Friday.
Xbox continues to attract gamers with its lineup of exclusive games like Halo 4 (which generated more than $220 million worldwide in the first 24-hours of its release), Forza Horizon, Dance Central 3 and Fable: The Journey, as well as new family friendly titles such as Kinect Nat Geo TV, Kinect Sesame Street TV, and Nike+ Kinect Training.