Xbox 360 reaches 67 million life-to-date sales

Microsoft reveals that the Xbox 360 accounts for a 47 percent share of the current-generation console market; 19 million Kinect units sold.

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Microsoft has announced that its Xbox 360 console has achieved sales of 67 million units in its lifetime.

Microsoft says the Xbox 360 has sold 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.

Discussion

390 comments
slice_of_cheese
slice_of_cheese

they both are great systems that have flaws and still have made lil changes to fix them idc what these idiots on here comments say.. ive had both since release date but wouldnt pick one over the other  

McGregor
McGregor

I have personally bought 4 now. 3 have rrod on me and the 4th I sold on eBay at launch for a ridiculous amount of money.

ghost688
ghost688

HEY GIVE ME ON FOR FREE, WHO WILL REMEMBER? LOL

1stormbringer77
1stormbringer77

This might seem strange but I'm probably the luckiest guy in the world.I've never had ANY of my consoles break down.PS1,PS2 & PS3 haven't broke down,XBOX & XBOX360 never got a red ring.Nintendo,Super Nintendo,GameCube,Atari2600,nothing has ever broke down on me. Even my old 1979 PONG didn't break down on meNow that's what you'd call lucky!

holtrocks
holtrocks

Well how about all the ones that red ringed so ppl bought another one? I helped with 2 my friend has had 4 new ones since launch so thats 6 between 2 ppl.

ghost688
ghost688

now i am certanly why Bill Gates is the richest man in the world

deathblow3
deathblow3

alot of people are talking about console failures will it is a simple as this. the more you use something the more likely it is to break i have only had nintendo systems not break on me. both my ps1 and ps2 broke. the ps2 twice my original xbox broke and my 360 got the rrod 3 times till i put it in a nice spot with breathing room. my ps3 is fine since i rarely ever use it. heck the last game i bought on it was uncharted 3

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

Such hypocrites on here...complain about fanboys of one system only to make it clear that they are in fact fanboys of another.

ZRLeigh
ZRLeigh

Congrats to Microsoft on selling 67 million consoles. Now they need to sort out their dashboard which has got slower with each iteration and now puts adverts above functionality.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

I have both 360 and ps3 and i have to say while i don't like fanboys ps 3 fanboys are the worst. All they can keep on about is rrod when A microsoft extended the warranty and fixed most of them from for free something i don't think sony would have done if it was there system. Secondly newer models tend not to get rrod . xbox is a good system where you can play games like alan wake, left 4 dead, halo, gears, radient sliver gun and guardian heroes and a mixture of top quality games from microsoft and third partyies. the ps 3 is the place to play uncharted, god of war and yakuza. 

the 360 is a lot more user friendly than the ps 3. if ps 3 fans liked there console so much they would be to busy playing there ps 3 to come on here and slag off the xbox. both machines are good but with xbox live and with how user friendly the xbos is with the fact  for the most part the have the same games gives the xbox the edge

tightwad34
tightwad34

360's must be cheaper for them to make. Might be the lack of Blu-ray. Hand it to Microsoft for knowing how to make Billions upon Billions. There is nothing wrong with PS3 or 360, why can't people realize it's only their preference and nobody is going to lose sleep because someone likes one better than the other. Why don't you argue over Blondes vs. Brunettes or some other pointless argument.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Don't reply to clarksuk or you may get infeced/spammed.

orestes1981
orestes1981

The PS3 has sold 64 million (as of March 31st, 2011).  The Wii has sold in the 90 Million plus range.  The 360 is just announced as being 67 milllion?  How in God's good name is that 45 percent of the console market?  They must be Republicans because only Republicans can pass off fuzzy math as fact (see--Supply Side Economics).

steelmouth
steelmouth

Bravo, now lets make it to 100mil and call it quits

Syphon_Filter2
Syphon_Filter2

Long live Ps3, Ps4, and Sony, Only the name of PS makes someone crying.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Windows 8 is going to be garbage. Anyone upgrading is making a mistake, the crap Microsoft is pulling is not worth the ability to play Xbox 360 games. What good is that for anyways? Halo and Gears? Forza maybe? There aren't many GOOD exclusives to take advantage of. If you have a gaming PC, you're best sticking with Windows 7.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

lets get some FACTS straight. gen 1 and gen 2 360 had a 10% RROD rate. Gen 3, gen 4, gen 5, gen 6, and the current gen 7 models have a RROD rate less than 1%.

(I love my ps3 and my 360... and I love that the sony fan boys are bringing up the 5 year old RROD issue that has LONG been fixed... but I dont see you bringing up the little hacking issue, or the no in-system chat or game invite system)

 

ALSO RROD consoles are refurbished and RESOLD. they do not count as NEW sales. so to say their sales are void is fine, seedcase when they are resold as referbished units, then you can count that sale in your book or your own little universe that you created to somehow make your self feel better about some number that doesnt even matter in your life at all any way.

 

and just FYI I bought TWO ps3 becuase I bought it at luanch and hated it! and then waited for the slim and bought it agian. not to mention I bought 2 ps2s over its lifetime. So Xbox owner are not the ONLY owner to ever buy a console twice! and when I got a RROD Microsoft GAVE me a new xbox. which does not count as a sale!

 

I cant believe how defensive sony fan boys take ANY news about a 360 being sold in the world. like you just have to validate to your self that you made the correct choice when your bought your ps3, and make all 360 feel like %%%%. ok! you win! 360 sux. you can go back bed now and have sweet dreams.

 

You want some truth? more games are actully played on the 360 than the ps3. The 360 has more hardcore gamers than ps3. More people jsut watch netflix on their ps3 than play games. While netflix has a high usage on 360, more hours are put into ACTUAL games than Wii or PS3. proof? http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/2010/349/console-share-of-time_22618_screen.jpg

the 360 actually gets used 30% more than ps3

 

ALSO worldwide sales may be close. but NORTH AMERICAN sales are NOT. 360 has nearly a 20% lead on ps3 in North America. oh no. what about your self validation now? more of your American buddies decided to get a 360! WHO CARES. BOTH SYSTEMS KICK %%%! stop caring how many units are sold and go enjoy playing games!!!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Come on, we all knew the RROD jokes were going to be on tap like a keg at a homecoming bonfire the moment you read the title. At the end of the day, they must be doing something right, people keep buying them.

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

They've sold so many units because the console is a piece of crap and u have to buy multiples. Mine just broke yesterday AGAIN and now i have to get a new one...

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Microsoft says... But looking at wii sales I think they may be wrong.

oh and if you are all gonna argue over who's the bestest because you love them for no reason, how about not argueing over failed units, pretty safe bet the faulty 360's are about the same as the knackered blu-ray drives in ps3's.

... continue...

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

 @holtrocks why dont ppl like you stfu all ready iv had 5 red ring back in the day so?? its over and done with but if you hate it dont buy it trust me id rather here someone with something thats act bad complane a red ring? not that bad and if you went out and got a new 360 i guess you did not have it that bad eh?

kuda001
kuda001

 @orestes1981 Read the article closely; it's not 47% of total units sold, it's 47% of total retail sales i.e.  $56bn since 2005.

ghost688
ghost688

 @steelmouth 100 thousant and not 100 mil. you is brazilian and do not know high numbers?

Vodoo
Vodoo

 @Syphon_Filter2 Sounds like someone sleeps with their Playstation. Ya know... you're gonna void your warrant if you keep putting Vaseline in the disc drive like that.

deathblow3
deathblow3

wow you think that is the only good games on xbox??????

Vodoo
Vodoo

 @inaka_rob Not that I don't agree with you on the RRoD thing, but that graph in the link is from October 2010! The differences will be even greater now in the Xbox and PS3's favor and much, much less for the Wii. Try finding something a bit more relevant if you wanna prove your point.

deathblow3
deathblow3

 @Alex4789123 my first gen xbox has went down 3 times w the rrod the last time was 2 years ago still going strong as of right now. never bought a new one. i did get one for the kids though but i would call that rebuying it.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

 @Alex4789123 probably sitting on a nice shag carpet. that are karma just seems paying it back... Ms. Negative Nancy

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

 @JimmeyBurrows The article says with no word that X360 is better than any other console! Its all about sales numbers of consoles and games and stuff.No need to start a flame war.

1stormbringer77
1stormbringer77

 @ClaudiusCaesar I've only got my XBOX360,PS2&PS3 set up to play,the rest are in the storage shed. I finished playing ME3 with my XBOX360 so tonight I'm going to start Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I'm quite sure nothing's going to break down tonight.

1stormbringer77
1stormbringer77

 @TheZeroPercent That's not possible since I don't have a WiiU. I also don't believe in curses because as a Deist it's only fools who believe in such rubbish.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

 @TheZeroPercent Official playstation controllers suck the positioning of the sticks is uncomfertable and the split in the d pad makes for a nasty d pad made for blisters which is why on ps 3 a third party pad like mad catz is the way to go. secondly blu ray and netflix are separate things. blu ray is the thing we don't need that they put in there system as an excuse to put the price up yes it can hold more data than a dvd but there is enough space on a dvd to fit most games. the games on a system matter more than what disk format it uses. netflix is completly un related to blu ray you can get the netflix on your pc, xbox 360, wii and ps 3 and even smart phones. netflix is a great service but you don't need blu ray or a ps 3 to have it just an internet connection and a device that connects to the internet.

orestes1981
orestes1981

@kuda001 That is still wrong because the PS3 was more expensive until the last price cut. Deceptive press release is deceptive.

deathblow3
deathblow3

 @kuda001 only problem is he is still right unless they mean that % just for this year then it is probably right

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

 @slice_of_cheese First off where did i say my opinion was fact? secondly it is kinda fact that netflix and blu ray are 2  separate things.

kuda001
kuda001

 @deathblow3No, I think it means that $56bn accounts for 47% of sales since 2005.