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Xbox 360 has biggest sales week ever

America's Black Friday sees 960,000 consoles sold in a single week

The Xbox 360 has seen impressive Thanksgiving sales this year, selling more that 960,000 units in the US alone.

It's the biggest sales week yet in the history of the seven year old console.

Larry Hryb, the director of programming for XBox Live, and also known as Major Nelson, shared the figures. They also showed that of the 960,000 sold, 800,000 were sold within one 24 hour period.

More that 750,000 Kinects were also sold, a figure that includes both individual peripherals and bundles.

"We have seen tremendous excitement from customers for our hot holiday gaming offers," said Chris Homeister, SVP and GM of Home Entertainment at Best Buy.

"Xbox 360 was among the best-sellers at Best Buy this Black Friday, and is a testament to the continued popularity of the gaming category this holiday."

The news follows figures from Japan, where the Xbox 360 Kinect peripheral has been on sale for one year, selling 114,000 units in that time.

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