Microsoft Tops Black Friday Hardware Sales At Walmart And Target

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According to MCVUK, an early InfoScout report has pegged Microsoft as the hardware sales winner on Black Friday at Target and Walmart. While specific hardware numbers have yet to be released, it is being reported that the Xbox One and Xbox 360 accounted for more than 60% of hardware sales between the two stores.

Following Microsoft is Sony, whose PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 accounted for an additional 30% of hardware sales. Bringing up the rear is Nintendo, with the Wii U and Wii combining for only around 6% of total sales. Although, to be fair to Nintendo, numbers for the 3DS have yet to be released.

Though Microsoft certainly had an impressive weekend, there were some outside factors that may have contributed to the company’s high sales. The InfoScout report mentioned that the scarcity of the PlayStation 4 certainly played a major role, as well as the fact that Walmart was offering a $99 deal for the Xbox 360.

InfoScout also provided an early look at which titles were most popular over the Thanksgiving weekend. The top selling title is certainly not a surprise, as Call of Duty: Ghosts looks to stake its claim as biggest game of the Holiday season. The rest of the top 20 is filled with your usual suspects like Grand Theft Auto V and Madden NFL 25, although I do find it humorous that both Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare also placed. The full top 20 list can be seen below:

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  2. Disney Infinity
  3. Skylanders Swap Force
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Madden NFL 25
  6. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  7. Batman: Arkham Origins
  8. NBA 2K14
  9. Lego Marvel Super Heroes
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  11. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  12. FIFA 14
  13. NCAA Football 14
  14. Super Mario 3D Land
  15. WWE 2K14
  16. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  17. The Last Of Us
  18. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  19. Killzone: Shadow Fall
  20. Batman: Arkham Origins

We will hopefully be able to update you with additional sales figures in the coming days. For now though, tell us, is anyone surprised that Microsoft is the early winner of Black Friday? Let us know in the comments section below.