Xbox 360 Outsold PlayStation 3 3:1 on Black Friday, Claims Microsoft

The Xbox 360 outsold the PlayStation 3 on a three-to-one ratio on Black Friday, one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year, Microsoft has announced.

Citing U.S. retailer reports, Microsoft said November 28 was a "historic Black Friday for Xbox 360," with an estimated 25% jump in hardware sales over Black Friday 2007.

The company further reported that, since the September price drop, the Xbox 360 has outsold the PlayStation 3 "week over week across Europe," with European console sales "up as much as 400 percent."

Noted Microsoft VP Don Mattrick: "Record Black Friday sales in the U.S., coupled with our existing global install base of 25 million and an online community of more than 14 million Xbox Live members, have laid the groundwork for continued global sales momentum in 2009."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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