Xbox 360 sees highest ever sales month in Europe

Thursday, 4 December 2008 12:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Microsoft’s just claimed that Xbox 360 sales in November were the highest they’ve been in Europe since launch.

According to GfK Chart-Track data, said the firm, Xbox 360 outsold PlayStation 3 across the whole territory, with notable gains in France, Spain and Italy.

“November was a very significant milestone for Xbox – we sold the most consoles ever in our history in Europe, and are outselling PlayStation 3 week-on-week across Europe,” said Xbox Europe boss Chris Lewis.

“Since the reduction in the Xbox 360 ERP in September, bringing the entry-level price point for Xbox 360 down to £129.99, consumers have responded enthusiastically to the Xbox 360 offering.

“Our strong partnerships with retail and with publishers have played a big role in this success – we are working closely with retail to ensure a steady supply of consoles throughout the Christmas season, and third-party games have been selling well on the Xbox 360 platform and providing great choice for consumers.”

November Xbox 360 sales were up 124 percent compared to last year, Microsoft said, while Wii and PS3 were up 43 percent and 3 percent respectively.

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