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Xbox 360 sees biggest sales week ever

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The Xbox 360 has set a new record with 960,000 units sold over the week of Black Friday.

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Microsoft sold over 960,000 Xbox 360 units in the US last week, making the seven days around Black Friday the best in the console's seven-year run. While there were certainly enough price drops to pull in ambivalent buyers, the sales also came on the heels of several highly-anticipated titles, like Modern Warfare 3, the Xbox-exclusive Gears of War 3 and Halo: Anniversary, and the critically-acclaimed Arkham City. The Kinect also proved nearly as popular as the console itself, with 750,000 units sold, vindicating Robbie Bach's description of the peripheral as a "mid-life kicker" for the Xbox. Even with the Wii U launching next year and Sony executives fielding questions about the Playstation 4, it's clear plenty of people are still finding life in the nearly decade-old 360.