Unlike Amazon who is not being specific about their astronomical Kindle Fire sales on Cyber Monday, the folks at Microsoft are more than happy to share some early internal sales numbers with the world.
In a blog post to his Major Nelson website, Larry Hryb from Xbox Live, is sharing some nice secret/now public internal numbers from their databank about Xbox 360 and related services on Black Friday week.
- Xbox 360 sold more than 750,000 consoles in the U.S. alone –exceeding internal forecasts.
- Three month Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription sales increased more than 50 percent compared to last year’s Black Friday week.
- We saw incredible activity on Xbox over the weekend. For example, on Sunday alone we had more than 14 million people on Xbox LIVE across the world, racking up more than 72 million hours of use in just one day.
- Compared to 2011, we’ve seen a 43 percent increase in U.S. entertainment application hours logged on Xbox LIVE during the week of Black Friday.
The really cool thing about these sales numbers is they do not even include the Saturday and Sunday totals!