NEWS - Thursday, December 1, 2005
Xbox 360 Sells 400K Stock This WeekendMcNealy believes Microsoft could have sold up to three times that amount, putting the company halfway to its three month target of 3 million units worldwide. "I think they would have been happy to have sold another million if they could have. They just didnt have them," he said. Microsoft has told the retail channel top expect more supplies on a weekly basis, although further details have not been released. A company spokesperson has said that new supplies would arrive "for the weekend". It seems even the biggest retailers are in the dark. Speaking to USA Today, Circuit Citys Jim Babb said, "We knew demand would outstrip supply for some time. I have been told well get additional supplies, so I can only advise customers keep checking back with stores and on the website." Microsoft is gearing up for its European launch this weekend, but many believe the shortages could be even worse over there. Retail supplies are said to be tiny, and many customers who have pre-ordered have been told that they may not receive their machines this side of the New Year. Meanwhile, Microsoft says the number of faulty Xboxs is below the average for new consumer electronics products, of 3%.