Xbox 360 tops PS3 & Wii in initial holiday sales

Microsoft sold more than 310,000 Xbox 360s last week in the United States, according to data released by the company this morning. The number essentially completes the statistical picture for the first week of holiday console sales. Nintendo said previously that it sold 350,000 Wii consoles in the country for the week.Sony hasn't disclosed the […]

Microsoft sold more than 310,000 Xbox 360s last week in the United States, according to data released by the company this morning. The number essentially completes the statistical picture for the first week of holiday console sales. Nintendo said previously that it sold 350,000 Wii consoles in the country for the week.

Sony hasn't disclosed the raw number of PlayStation 3 units it sold last week. (A Sony spokeswoman says it will give those numbers when NPD Group stats come out in mid-December.) The company did say that PlayStation 3 hardware sales were up 245 percent last week, when compared with the same week last year, among the top 10 North American retailers. This morning, Microsoft said the Xbox 360 still outsold the PS3 two-to-one last week, according to "estimates from top retailers."

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