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Sales down from last year's record, but still enough to beat the Wii U

Xbox 360 shifts over 750k on Black Friday weekend

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox 360 sold over 750,000 copies during the "black Friday" weekend.

This number is down from last year’s record sales of 960,000, but is still a significant accomplishment for an aging console.

Microsoft has brushed off all rumors of a next generation console by pointing to "new life" for its current-gen tech by way of the Kinect.

Though few believe that a next-generation console is truly out of the picture, an industry eager for new hardware may find these numbers a bit disheartening.

If Microsoft can nearly double Wii U sales of 400,000 units, there is little financial incentive for the hardware manufacturer to make a big gamble on expensive new tech.

While early sales of the Wii U indicate there is still a good market for new consoles, the Wii itself sold 475,000 during its debut.

The success of the old console in stores may have a lot to do with its bundle deals, which start at $99 complete with a Kinect in exchange for a two-year Xbox Live contract.

Whatever the larger effect these figures will have on the next round of console wars, it goes without saying that Microsoft can count this as a win.

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