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Microsoft announced it sold more than 750,000 Xbox 360 devices during the week of Black Friday, exceeding company forecasts. However, it's down from last year's Black Friday haul, when Microsoft sold 960,000 consoles during the same time period.

It's still an impressive tally for a video game console that's wrapping up its seventh year on store shelves. Analysts have suggested Microsoft could launch the successor to the Xbox 360 as soon as next year.

That's amazing, i don't care what people have to say about the Xbox, a 7th year out console has sold almost a million units in 1 day. That is amazing.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2012/11/27/microsoft-xbox-360-black-friday/1729819/
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wow really surprising that's a lot of consoles. my xbox 360 jasper is still alive and kicking thumb.gif
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Yeah I recently picked up a 4Gb Slim for Halo 4, good prices about at the moment smile.gif
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wow really surprising that's a lot of consoles. my xbox 360 jasper is still alive and kicking thumb.gif
Same here, i have the early model, opened her up, overheated it, kicking for a year now thumb.gif
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I have one of the earliest models as well, white and no HDMI. I got rrod once, but got it fixed on warranty smile.gif

Then opened it up and gave it some new thermal paste.
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wow really surprising that's a lot of consoles. my xbox 360 jasper is still alive and kicking thumb.gif

Same here. Originally my jasper was a standard white one, but I had a buddy with a broken Elite so I just had to get the case from him. Replaced my TIM cleaned the console out really well. Cleaned my drive laser and slightly bumped up the dvd pot voltage. Quieter then my 80gb BC ps3 with a 250gb hard drive thats for sure. Also replaced the TIM on my ps3. So i'm set on not needing a new console, but am surprised by the number of 360 sales. Though MS sure has done a great job at keeping the console vary modern with both UI changes and added features. Something Sony and Nintendo should follow.
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Same here. Originally my jasper was a standard white one, but I had a buddy with a broken Elite so I just had to get the case from him. Replaced my TIM cleaned the console out really well. Cleaned my drive laser and slightly bumped up the dvd pot voltage. Quieter then my 80gb BC ps3 with a 250gb hard drive thats for sure. Also replaced the TIM on my ps3. So i'm set on not needing a new console, but am surprised by the number of 360 sales. Though MS sure has done a great job at keeping the console vary modern with both UI changes and added features. Something Sony and Nintendo should follow.
The newest dashboard makes it look like your using the latest software imaginable. On 7 year old hardware it looks like it's running windows 8.
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Good smile.gif Publishers will see this and hopefully interpret this as people are excited for the xbox brand, then put a lot of effort into the next gen
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Its easy to keep sales going when the console has an extremely high rate of failure. How many of those 750,000 are on their 3rd or 4th Xbox?
    
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Its easy to keep sales going when the console has an extremely high rate of failure. How many of those 750,000 are on their 3rd or 4th Xbox?
That happened a long time ago, they don't even count the white Xbox's i believe, since they do not sell them. I also highly doubt everybody White console broke and was bought exactly on Black Friday.
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