Gaming consoles are going strong and top players have just posted some really impressive stats. Microsoft reported sales figures for Xbox 360 and Kinect motion control device. Thanks to Black Friday sales, anesthetist the company sold over 960, pills 000 consoles in the US during Black Friday week. It also sold 750, capsule 000 units of Kinect device. Xbox 360 is about seven years old device and the sales figures are pretty impressive for a mature device.
Competitor Wii is also doing well as Nintendo reported that it sold 500,000 units during Black Friday sales. The company has sold about 90 million units since its launch some five years back. Reggie Fils-Aime, America President for Nintendo, said, “We know that Black Friday and that entire week is a key selling week and it is important for products like ours to have a jump in momentum and we were fortunate to see that.”
Both Wii and Xbox are gearing for update now. The Japanese company has already released teasers about Wii U, while Microsoft is said to be working on Xbox 730. Nintendo says, “For us, it really was driven by unique and powerful software and what gives us confidence is that we still have more software to launch in the balance of this holiday period.”
Microsoft is also working on a new dashboard for the console which will bring Metro UI to it, with all the square tiles for apps, videos and games ala Windows Phone 7.