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.
I wonder how many of these sales were people getting their fourth or fifth replacement XB360? Seriously though, all hating aside Sony needs to get their shit together. They clearly have the superior hardware with the PS3- the fact that they are getting their asses so thoroughly handed to them is simply miraculous.
I know-I know, M$ can throw fucking GOBS of money at game developers to get exclusive titles. You know- because the PS3 is “so hard to develop games for” wink wink, nudge nudge, moneybag. But still Sony, WTF? Get your shit together.
And how about you Microsoft? Maybe put some of that money into making the system work reliably? Maybe I could justify buying one then. Shit I’d have one already if it wasn’t for the fact that like every single person I know that owns one has had at least one system fail on them… is a working system too much to ask for at $200??