December was very good for Microsoft.
Just how popular were Xbox 360s during the Holiday season? Pretty dang popular, as it turns out. In fact, sales were so high that Microsoft apparently sold out of the consoles, according to Larry Hyrb, AKA Major Nelson.
Hyrb apparently got a look at the NPD sales data that’s due to be released tonight, and the results were more than a little surprising for Microsoft. “NPD tomorrow,” said Hyrb via Twitter. “I found out we ran out of consoles at end of the month so don’t expect to win Dec.”
Hyrb also stated that Microsoft’s “Jan/Feb supply is tight as well. Likely amazing YOY growth numbers for Xbox.”
While the official sales numbers have yet to be released, research firm Wedbush Morgan estimated that 360s outsold PS3s two-to-one. Of course, the Kinect’s release probably helped boost the console’s sales, seeing as how the device sold 2.5 million units in 25 days.