posted at 18:00
Author: Jeff Grubb
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 01:45:56 +0000
Xbox One beats PS4 on Black Friday, according to market-research firm
The Xbox One dominated Black Friday sales, according to market-research firm InfoScout. Microsoft's latest system made up 53 percent of all console sales on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The Xbox One was on sale for $330 at a number of big stores like Target and Walmart, and Microsoft bundled it with big games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Unity. The PlayStation 4 has built up a substantial lead over the Xbox One since each system debuted last November. On Black Friday, consumers uploaded more than 182,000 receipts, which helped InfoScout declare Xbox One the Black Friday winner. While Microsoft dominated the battle against PS4, the Xbox 360 also continues to sell well. The system composed 9 percent of all console sales, which is actually better than the Wii U's 6 percent. "Unsurprisingly, 66 percent of InfoScout panelists confirmed that they purchased the console for their kids," InfoScout chief technology officer and co-founder Jon Brelig wrote in a blog.

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