Report – 360 sales double in UK thanks to Kinect

Tuesday, 16th November 2010 16:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen


According to a Eurogamer report, Xbox 360 sales have doubled within the past week in the UK thanks to the launch of Kinect last week.

While specific numbers weren’t mentioned, Chart-Track are quoted as saying it was “more than a fair reflection” to assume sales doubled week-on-week.

It’s also thought because of the spike, the sales gap between 360 and PS3 has “widened substantially” with Sony’s hope of closing down said gap being Gran Turismo 5, which launches next Wednesday.

It’s said that 360 is also outselling Wii as well as PS3, although the former still continues to dominate over the latter.

A publishing source told EG: “360 doubled last week and it was already selling a lot. Wii and PS3 have been beaten by 360 consistently over the past few months.

“Wii is still outselling PS3 – the numbers are going the wrong way for Nintendo year-on-year but it’s certainly not a disaster.”

Microsoft announced this morning it had sold 1 million Kinect units within its first ten days on sale.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    umm is that really significant if its only the past week?

    all people that wanted one would just hold off a week until kinect is out to at least have the option of getting it or not

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    It’s fairly significant given they say that they were already outselling the PS3 / Wii before they doubled the total sold.

    #2 4 years ago

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