Microsoft has announced that its Xbox 360 console has achieved sales of 67 million units in its lifetime.
Posting on the official Microsoft blog, the chief marketing officer of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Division, Yusuf Mehdi, revealed that the Xbox 360 has generated more than $56 billion at retail since the console was launched in 2005.
According to the publisher, the 360 accounts for a 47 percent share of the current-generation console market. Microsoft also revealed that Kinect for the Xbox 360 has sold 19 million units, to date, while Xbox Live has hit 40 million subscribers. According to Mehdi, Xbox Live subscribers now spend an average of 84 hours per month on the console.
Microsoft also published a graph detailing data from the NPD Group that shows US console hardware sales; in the graphic, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sales are shown to increase, while Nintendo Wii sales are shown to decrease.
The publisher also outlined its plans to use the launch of Windows 8 to help the Xbox 360 become a "premium entertainment service" and grow the console's reach to "hundreds of millions of people worldwide."
In March, Microsoft revealed that it would not be announcing any new hardware at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in June. However, it has been suggested that the next Xbox is currently in development under the code name Durango.
For more on the next Xbox, check out GameSpot's rumour roundup concerning the new hardware from Microsoft.
Microsoft's E3 press conference will commence Monday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. PDT.