Microsoft sells 30 Million Xbox 360 units

Saturday, May 30, 2009 Leave a Comment

Microsoft has recently said that its Xbox 360 video game console has reached life-to-date sales of 30 million units. They are ahead of their main rival Sony Playstation 3 with 22 million sold. But are much behind Nintendo Wii with about 50 million units sold to date.

Microsoft's senior vice president of the interactive entertainment business said, “We’ve always been confident that Xbox 360 offers more entertainment value than any other console on the market, and these latest numbers show that consumers agree. We expect our growth to continue to accelerate. Our news at E3 next week will underscore our commitment to bringing blockbuster entertainment experiences to everyone and to growing the Xbox entertainment brand globally.”

Microsoft also announced that to date, consumers have downloaded nearly 1 billion pieces of gaming and entertainment content from Xbox Live Marketplace, including a broad array of premium high- and standard-definition movies and TV shows from top studios and networks around the world. In addition, the software giant indicated that Xbox Live community had reached 20 million users.

Microsoft Xbox 360 console is based around triple-core microprocessor developed by IBM, high-definition visual processing unit designed by ATI Technologies, I/O controller engineered by SiS and some other key components. The gaming machine provides a broad set of multimedia capabilities in addition to games. Different versions of the console cost $199, $299 and $399.

[Source: X-Bit Labs]