750K Xbox 360 And 400K Wii U Consoles Were Sold Last Week
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend was a huge sales boom for video game retailers. With all the sales on the popular home consoles right before the holidays, the big numbers put up by Nintendo and Microsoft won’t be a huge surprise.
Revealed today by Major Nelson, Microsoft moved 750,000 Xbox 360s from Sunday, November 18th, to Friday, November 23rd in the United States alone. Also announced were Xbox Live Gold subscription figures, which jumped by 50% compared to last year, and Xbox Live hours logged, which came to a total of 72 million on Sunday alone.
According to CNET, Nintendo didn’t do too shabby either, moving 400,000 Wii U consoles, 300,000 Wii units, 250,000 3DS units, and 275,000 DS units. The total sales in the United States adds up to more than 1.2 million total consoles sold for Nintendo.
The Wii, which came out way back in 2006, was able to move 600,000 units in its launch week, well ahead of the Wii U so far, but still a very respectable pace given the pandemonium and console shortage that originally plagued the Wii.
As for Sony’s numbers, they haven’t been released thus far, but expect a press release very soon.