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Microsoft, October sales and holiday hopes

Microsoft had a good October. With 393,000 Xbox consoles sold in the US, last month saw 21% growth over the same month last year. Of course, Kinect was released last November so, when given a chance to talk with Microsoft product manager David Dennis about sales numbers, I asked if he thought monthly sales numbers would exceed last November and December’s.

“The rule of thumb you can look at,” Dennis explained, “is you take October and you double it and that’s your November and you double your November and that’s your December.” With that rule of thumb in mind, our napkin math puts this November’s Xbox 360 sales at 786K, far short of last November’s staggering 1.37 million Xbox consoles. But Dennis said that there’s “an incredible amount of momentum behind the platform right now,” and Microsoft is hopeful that Kinect can strike holiday gold a second year in a row.

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