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More Xbox 360 consoles were sold in North America last week than Wii and Wii Us combined, according to sales figures released by Microsoft.

Over 750,000 Xbox 360s were sold during Thanksgiving week - almost double the amount of Wii U consoles Nintendo managed to shift during the same time period.

400,000 Wii Us and 300,000 Wiis were sold last week. Sony has yet to announce how many PlayStation 3s were sold.

Xbox 360 sales even exceeded Microsoft's internal forecasts.

But despite the high sales figures, Xbox 360 console sales were actually down year-on-year.

Microsoft sold 960,000 Xbox 360 consoles during last year's Thanksgiving week, with 800,000 of them sold during a 24-hour period alone.

Wii U launches in the UK this Friday.

Source: Major Nelson

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Woffls@ Clockpunk

The only relevant factor is that I paid £200 for it as a replacement for the one that cost me £280.

Back to my original point: Of the Xbox 360 sales made even in this year, some will be to replace broken consoles no longer covered by the pathetic warranty allocated by Microsoft. BUT 750k is still very impressive... providing the numbers are accurate.
Posted 13:21 on 28 November 2012
Bloodstorm's Avatar


I have a Gears 3 xbox and no problems yet (technically my 3rd but i got rid of my second console for a ps3)
Posted 13:19 on 28 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


That's your problem it's only your third. My seventh or something (lost count) has worked fine for three years. Still, noisy as hell though.
Posted 13:16 on 28 November 2012
Clockpunk's Avatar


Ah, that is indeed the sixty-four thousand dollar question - which model(s) are we talking about here? :p
Posted 13:14 on 28 November 2012
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Woffls@ Clockpunk

Problems with my 3rd Xbox 360:

I need to punch the console just above the disc tray for it to open if there's no disc in there.

It freezes randomly, ruining things like my five hour Halo ODST Firefight run.

I have to open and close the tray for anything up to 20 minutes for any discs to be read. (Probably related to the first one)

My PC is really loud, with three hard drives, four fans, a dvd drive, and one of the loudest GPUs ever: the Nvidia 8800GT... my Xbox 360 is louder than this.

Also 20Gb HDD and no wifi, and the grip on both my controllers has worn down entirely... but these aren't manufacturing faults or poor quality.
Posted 13:10 on 28 November 2012


New slim ones seem pretty stable in general.

The Wii won't sell in great numbers now due to the Wii U launch and the Wii U is limited by stock anyway, although speaking to local retailers around here there hasn't really been the expected demand, so not sure if that was the same in the US or if they sold all their stock allocation.

Also..."according to sales figures released by Microsoft." hmmm. Though it doesn't mean it isn't true, but still I'd be cautious.
Posted 12:57 on 28 November 2012
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Are 360s designed to fail?! I'll get my 4th on Friday. No Wii U for me, there goes that.
Posted 12:53 on 28 November 2012
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FantasyMeister@ Clockpunk

Whilst I didn't get my new 360 Slim from North America, the one I bought last week was to replace my broken console. (This is now my 4th 360). I believe Wido is about to lose his 12 month old replacement 360 to ill health too.

The whole 'broken console' thing is still quite current :)
Posted 12:16 on 28 November 2012
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rbevanx@ Clockpunk

Yeah and hasn't the original Wii been out for some time now as well and is far cheaper ;)
Posted 12:14 on 28 November 2012
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Clockpunk@ Woffls

Really? Still going for the whole 'broken console' thing? What is this, 2007? :p
Posted 12:13 on 28 November 2012
Woffls's Avatar


Wii U was always going to be limited by launch allocation in sales figures, so this isn't surprising at all. It's great that a seven year old console can still do numbers like that, though... even if half of them are to replace broken consoles >_>>>
Posted 12:05 on 28 November 2012
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Is this really a surprise?

Nintendo hasn't done the best job marketing it, and apparently there were stock issues in some places. The 360 on the other hand has had 7 years worth of marketing grunt to get in to the public viewpoint.

And besides, those 360's were probably discounted so low in the thanks giving Black Friday sales that buying one would be a no brainer. The Wii U on the other hand having just been released, so had no chance for a discount.
Posted 11:30 on 28 November 2012
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