The Xbox 360 has hit 67 million sales around the planet, banking more than $56 billion for Microsoft’s Mars base fund. I’m assuming they’re building a Mars base because what else would you spend $56 billion on? Maybe a hybrid spider-elephant, but a Mars base is probably more useful in the long term.
“Since 2005 – when we launched Xbox 360 – we have sold 67 million consoles and have generated more than $56 billion at retail, and we’re still going strong in our seventh year,” Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Division marketing boss Yusuf Mehdi said.
“With 47% share of the current-generation console market, we are hitting our stride largely as a result of the success of Kinect for Xbox 360 (19 million sold ) and the flood of new entertainment options through Xbox LIVE (40 million members).”
He also attributed the console’s consistently increasing sales with its expanded entertainment features.
“The more entertainment options we add, the more time people spend on Xbox,” he added. “Sales for Xbox 360 in year five were greater than in year four, sales in year six were greater than in year five, and sales in year seven were greater than in year six.”
Big things are expected for the company’s E3 presentation next week, with promises of “new games, show new ways to enjoy the entertainment you love and, as always, we’ll have a few surprises to share!”
A Mars base? You read it here first.