Microsoft sees up to 3 mln early Xbox 360 sales
Date: Tuesday, November 08 @ 15:30:59 UTC
Topic: Xbox 360
Microsoft Corp. expects to sell as many as 3 million Xbox 360 consoles in the first three months after launching the newest version of its video game machine, the financial chief of the giant software company's Xbox business said on Tuesday.
The sales target of 2.75 million to 3 million Xbox 360 units in the first 90 days after the launch date of Nov. 22 was outlined by Xbox chief financial officer Bryan Lee at an investors' conference in New York. That target comes nearly two weeks after Microsoft cautioned that initial Xbox sales might not be as high as some in the gaming industry have expected.
Lee also said that sales of the new consoles, games, peripherals and online gaming subscriptions should total about $1.5 billion in the same period,
The figures are "a good signal about the overall health of the business," Lee said in an interview ahead of a presentation at the Harris Nesbitt Media & Entertainment Conference.