Microsoft has just revealed that Black Friday 2015 has been a huge success for the Xbox entertainment console. During Black Friday 2015, worldwide Xbox sales in the Xbox Store broke records with an increase of 57 percent for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined. In the United States, Black Friday 2015 was responsible for an increase in Xbox One sales by 22 percent over the same period last year.
Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Edition Bundle was the most popular bundle, and the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller was sold out at most retailers due to high demand.
On top of all that, so far gamers have spent four million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, thanks to Backward Compatibility, which launched on November 12th.
Here’s a breakdown of the stats:
- Xbox fans around the world spent a total of 325 million hours gaming on Xbox Live this past week. Hours spent playing games on Xbox One last week were up 196 percent compared to Black Friday week in 2014, and time spent using Xbox apps increased a whopping 321 percent.
- Worldwide Xbox Black Friday sales in the Xbox Store broke records with an increase of 57 percent across Xbox One and Xbox 360, global Xbox Live Gold subscriptions were up over 40 percent, and U.S. Xbox One console sales at retail were up 22 percent over the same period last year, making it the second biggest Black Friday week in 15 years of Xbox history in the U.S.
- Total paid unique users in the Xbox Store also broke records with an increase of 55 percent across Xbox One and Xbox 360 compared to Black Friday week last year, with 88 percent growth on Xbox One alone.
- Hardware is hot this holiday – the Xbox One 500GB Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle was the best-selling Xbox console bundle. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller has been met with high demand and was sold out at most major U.S. retailers since launch and we are working hard with retailers to replenish stock.
- Gamers have logged more than 4 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One since Backward Compatibility launched on Nov. 12.