Xbox 360 (Xbox 360)UK Xbox 360 sales up 40%
GamesIndustry - March 18, 2008
Submitted by deftangel (291)
at 5:16AM PST on March 18, 2008
The Xbox 360 enjoyed a 40 per cent spike in UK sales over the weekend following the Europe-wide price cut, according to Chart-Track.
The leap was welcomed by retail and will serve as a timely boost for Microsoft's platform in the build up to the busy Easter period.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch revealed: "Xbox 360 is up 35-40 percent - that's from Friday, when the price cut came into effect, up to midnight Saturday.
"Official UK industry monitor ChartTrack has told MCV that Xbox 360 sales have risen 36 per cent since last Friday"
"The rise came in a period where other hardware struggled – with only PS3 enjoying a slight sales rise of six per cent, as every other console on the market dipped. Software sales also dropped week-on-week across the gamut of platforms – including 360."