In a recent interview with Bloomberg.com, the vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division of Microsoft Corp. Peter Moore said that Microsoft may exceed their sales forecast of 10 million Xbox 360 consoles before Christmas 2006.
“They key is we’re in stock, we’re available, we’re delivering well to retail,” Moore said. “Certainly the consumer is recognizing the fact that we have a great price point as well as 160 games available and that flies in the face of our competition.
In the interview Peter Moore also said that they came off a very strong Thanksgiving holiday. However, when asked he refused to comment on a new forecast. If Microsoft does happen to sell more then 10M consoles before Christmas, then I think it would fair to say that they will have unlocked an achievement worth an infinitive amount of gamerpoints.
It’s possible that one of the reasons why more 360s then expected have been sold is that Microsoft released the Xbox 360 a full year before the PS3 and Wii in the USA and people decided not to wait for Sony or Nintendo’s next-gen console. Another possible reason is that some people in America couldn’t get the console their children wanted and because of that they decided to avoid total disappointment on Christmas day and bought an Xbox 360 instead.
Thanks to Colby for submitting this.