Analyst: Microsoft Beat Out Sony on Black Friday

Microsoft fared considerably better than Sony on Black Friday, according to data analysts InfoScout. The firm claims that Xbox One was the highest selling console during the period, comprising 31 percent of total hardware sales. The Xbox 360 also fared pretty well, grabbing a 30 percent share resulting in a joint Microsoft lead of 60 percent. Joint sales of the PS3 and PS4 amounted to 30 percent share in sales total, while sales of the Wii U and Wii combined was 7 percent.

Infoscout analyst Jon Brelig says the scarcity of the PS4 may have contributed to Microsoft's victory.

"Their [Microsoft's] success can be largely attributed to limited availability of the PS4 in addition to Walmart discounting the Xbox 360 down to $99 for Black Friday," he said.

Software sales exceeded console hardware sales, with Call of Duty: Ghosts coming out on top as the best selling game. Disney Infinity managed to beat out Skylanders: Swap Force for the number two position.

Source: CVG

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