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Xbox 360 sees highest ever sales month in Europe

Thursday, 4th 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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  1. Blerk

    I’m sure they’re preparing the gloat machine as we speak. And well done to ‘em – you can sell the 360 to Europeans after all, it would appear. Especially if you make it significantly cheaper than it’s closest competitor. I wonder how things would’ve played out if Sony had also knocked down the price?

    Wii sales up 43%, though. Christ on a bike! That’s going to be some monumental sales figure when we get to Boxing Day.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh great!

    More French clans on LIVE… That’s all we need!

    LOL.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. frod

    Blerk pushed the numbers over the edge

    #3 5 years ago
  4. frod

    I really thought the scourge of the Wii epidemic would be over by now.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Truk

    “Blerk pushed the numbers over the edge”

    That’s done it.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Shatner

    So they’re STILL not mentioning actual sales figures in their frequent claims?

    Yes 124% is greater than 43% but let’s hope people don’t think about that one too hard, given the starting point of the Wii before that 43% improvement.

    Every time I see a press release from anyone where they’re so consistently careful to avoid quoting genuine unit figures it just makes me wonder what they’re not saying.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    frod! \o/

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Whizzo

    The Disciples of Blerk obviously followed in their master’s footsteps.

    Who knew this dangerous cult was so large?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    You won’t see us until it’s too late.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. scuz

    i guess that’s what happens when you make your console cheaper than a bike

    #10 5 years ago
  11. morriss

    frod!!

    #11 5 years ago