Microsoft’s Interactive marketing chief, Yusuf Mehdi, has revealed that the company has sold 67 million units worldwide.
Speaking in a post on Microsoft’s Technet blog, Mehdi also revealed that the company has a 47% share of the current-generation console market, although we presume he is referring to the position in the US with that latter remark.
“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,” 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).”
Mehdi also to went on to say that sales continue to grow, thanks to Microsoft continuously adapting and evolving the console for the living room.
“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.”
Finally, the executive also made mention of E3, adding that as well as a few games, they’ll also have “a few surprises to share.”
We like surprises.