Microsoft’s Xbox 360 slim records storming sales

Darren Allan

July 20, 2010

It’s good news for Microsoft on the console front when it comes to the launch of the company’s new slim version of the Xbox 360.

After bringing out the new Xbox 360 S on Friday, Chart Track says that Microsoft has managed to achieve the biggest launch in the UK for a revamped version of a console.

In other words, the company has beat out the slim versions of both the PS2 and PS3 when it comes to the initial sales figures.

Chart Track doesn’t specify the exact number of units shifted, but claims that over two days, the new improved Xbox hit the same launch sales total as the original Xbox 360 did back in 2005.

The Xbox 360 S comes with a 250GB hard drive, built-in wi-fi and a dedicated port for the upcoming Kinect motion controller. It also has a slimmer profile, and runs more quietly than the original.

Apparently US sales have also been strong. Microsoft claims that retail demand for its overhauled games machine has been “unprecedented” over in the States.

Perhaps those analyst reports we saw back in May, which forecast Sony making big gains on the Xbox worldwide, might have to be revised somewhat in light of the slim Xbox’s apparent success.


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