Microsoft says Xbox One sales soar on Black Friday

In a recent report from Microsoft, the company says that the Xbox One usage and sales were up significantly during Black Friday from the same period a year ago.

The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle was the top selling bundle for Microsoft, being sold at $300 at most retailers. The Xbox Elite Controller was sold out at almost all US retailers and Microsoft stated that they’re “working hard with retailers to replenish stock.”

Xbox One console sales in store in the US rose 22% from the November 21-27 time frame. This marked the second largest Black Friday in Xbox history. People did not only buy Xbox Ones on during this time either, Xbox Live Gold subscription sales jumped up by 40%.

Players were also spending a lot of time on their new Xbox consoles. Players spent a grand total of 325 million hours on Xbox live, Microsoft reports. Players playing Xbox One games during this time was up 196% compared to last year, and up 321% using Xbox apps.

Microsoft also announced that players have played over 4 million hours on backwards compatibility games, since the feature became available back on November 12.

No information has been released for PlayStation or Nintendo consoles at this time.