Coming on the heels of Nintendo of America's announcement of its best North American sales week ever -- with 350,000 Wiis and 653,000 Nintendo DSes sold -- a CNBC report states that Microsoft has announced it sold 310,000 Xbox 360 systems during the same period, allegedly outselling the PlayStation 3 2:1.
Microsoft also maintains that it has the highest software sales of all three consoles and expects that trend to continue through to the end of the year, with software sales for 360 as much as PS3 and Wii's combined.
Despite Microsoft's insistence that the 360 outsold the PlayStation 3 2:1 during the shopping week, SCEA spokesperson Kimberly Otzman told SeattlePI.com that "Microsoft's estimates of our PS3 unit sales numbers are way off and they did not outsell PS3 2:1 during Black Friday week." She did not counter with figures, however, saying that Sony prefers to wait for the NPD Group's official counts, which will be released on December 13.
Sony did, however, release some statistics about the performance of all of its platforms during Black Friday earlier this week, noting a marked increase in sales of the PS3 as well as the PS2 and PSP.