/// Microsoft’s Xbox Blows Wii U’s First Week Sales Out of the Water

November 27, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Microsoft said today that the seven-year-old Xbox 360 outsold the Nintendo Wii U during the new console’s first week on sale. In a blog post , Microsoft’s Major Nelson reported that the Xbox 360 sold more than 750,000 consoles in the U.S. last week to easily beat Wii U sales of 400,000 . What’s more, it even exceeds the 700,000 units Nintendo sold of the Wii U and the original Wii combined. In some ways, however, the two numbers are not comparable. The Wii U, which launched last Sunday, costs between $300 and $350, and Microsoft is selling the Xbox for a number of configurations starting at half that price. Additionally, sales of the Wii U were limited by the number of units Nintendo could manufacturer, with many retailers reporting that inventory was sold out. Microsoft said the 750,000 consoles it sold between Sunday, Nov. 18 (when the Wii U launched), and Black Friday exceeded its internal forecasts

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Microsoft’s Xbox Blows Wii U’s First Week Sales Out of the Water


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