Microsoft certainly is one company not feeling the economic downturn at the moment. During the biggest shopping weekend of the year, they pulled out a huge victory in the shops, and over Sony's rival PlayStation 3 system.
In a recent press release, figures show that the Xbox 360 outsold PlayStation 3 consoles three-to-one, and estimates a 25% increase on sales of the console from last years Black Friday. To top this off, the Xbox 360 also continues to have the highest attach rate of any current generation console, with a rate of 8.1 games per console.
Whilst signs are good in the USA, it's not geographically exclusive. Xbox sales have seen a 400% rise in some Euro zone countries, and since the September price drop, have been consistently outselling the PS3 week on week.
With some analysts claiming this festive period is make or break for the PS3, the signs are not good for Sony. Microsoft on the other hand, it seems, keep making the right decisions where it matters.