Holiday Sales Spree Leads to Xbox 360 Shortage

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Ceadderman

So much for PS3s' outselling Nintendo AND xBox 360 combined.

Sorry PS3 fanbois you just got PWNED in pronstar fashion. ROTMFFLMMFAO!!!

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TsunamiZ

The Kinect update from Xbox Live on November 1, 2010 caused a large number of Xbox 360 to stop reading discs. Microsoft still hasn't addressed the issue. 

There is a very large topic on the issue at the official forums.  Do you think people who thought their Xbox 360 was broken contributed to the higher Xbox 360 sales?

http://forums.xbox.com/34833009/ShowPost.aspx

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Ceadderman

That could be one explanation.

However, Returns are automatically factored into the days store totals. Loss prevention is a major issue and if these are not factored in then someone's head will roll once LP gets involved. I worked in Sales for 12 years. Businesses make a habit of knowing what goes out and what comes in and the numbers are derived from that.

So I don't buy into that thought.

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Julyjules

Any news on whether or not Microsoft finally managed to hit its target of selling 5 million Kinect devices before the end of 2010?

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