Microsoft shifted three quarters of a million Xbox 360 consoles during "Black Friday" week in the US. While that works out at 22 per cent fewer units than it managed to shift this time last year, the figures remain impressive for a console nearing the end of its lifecycle. To be fair, overhauling 2011's Xmas Xbox sales would …
So Sony can supposedly pat itself on the back...
...but I would have to think Sony paid a bit of a price for reaching product parity with Microsoft, both in money and in reputation. And at this point, it's pretty much a "who cares" thing. It's becoming clear the market for this generation is closing on the saturation point, meaning both Microsoft and Sony better be on the drawing board for the next generation. Sony as a whole is getting rickety, and Microsoft is probably looking nervously at Windows 8 numbers and perhaps seeing if they can find areas to improve. Nintendo's already fired the first shot with its Wii U, but it needs the games to tell its full story, to the jury's still out on it right now.
Uh, reportage fail.
The Register says "week". The Verge says "weekend".
Somebody's wrong. Who is it?
Re: Uh, reportage fail.
We're right... of course.
We all know the difference between a weekend and a week here... even if our recollection of one is far more detailed than the other. ;-)
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