Xbox 360 Holiday Sales ... As Good as They Could Have Been

It's still hard to know how Microsoft's Xbox 360 fared during the holidays. Stung by a parts shortage and an ill-advised near-simultaneous launch in its three biggest markets, Xbox 360 could have sold much better. On the other hand, it was the number-one most requested tech gift of the holidays, and if Microsoft can ramp up production, the company should sell a ton of Xbox 360s this quarter. According to the software giant, it sold 1.5 million Xbox 360 consoles in the previous quarter, far fewer than the 3 million it originally projected, but still on track for 4 to 5 million by the end of June 2006. Of those 1.5 million consoles, 900,000 were sold in North America, 500,000 in Europe, and 100,000 in Japan. Attach rates were record-setting: Xbox 360 owners are purchasing four games and three accessories per console

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