While gamers around the world eagerly await the launch (or at least the unveiling) of the next Xbox (720, Infinity, Durango), Microsoft is spending its time talking up the current Xbox console. The company is keeping quiet about its plans for the future generation console, likely because any hint of a new Xbox will affect sales of the 360. Speaking to All Things D this week, Microsoft shared some numbers for the current generation of Xbox.
ATD cites Yusuf Mehdi, head of Microsoft's interactive entertainment business, as saying the Xbox installed base is now at the 76 million mark. This is up from 70 million at the end of September of last year. Mehdi's remarks were made while speaking at D: Dive Into Media conference.
In addition to its impressive number of Xbox consoles shipped, ATD also cites Mehdi as confirming 24 million Kinects sold and 46 million Xbox Live accounts. These numbers are up from 20 million and 40 million respectively.
This week has also brought fresh rumors regarding the Xbox 720, which will reportedly come with mandatory Kinect and a requirement for installing games. The Xbox 360 was first released in 2005, and is expected to be replaced by a new Xbox later this year.
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'46 million Xbox Live accounts'Reply
So many fools. Why pay for online? It's the only platform that requires you to pay to play online, it's ridiculous.
....wake me up when it beats my GODLIKE PS 2 (in other words - never).
i live in a year round cold area, and three out of four 360's rrod on me.Reply
I wonder what its like in a warmer climate.
It has to be one of the biggest blunders in manufacturing history not to take a company down with it.
How many of them have been replacements...?Reply
For the first 2 years of production, the failure rate was as high as 40%, so of course it is not negligeable.
edliviani live in a year round cold area, and three out of four 360's rrod on me.I wonder what its like in a warmer climate.It has to be one of the biggest blunders in manufacturing history not to take a company down with it.Reply
I have one Xbox 360 from launch and one Xbox 360 Slim... Can you guess which of them that failed? None of them, they are still just as good as when i got them. On the other hand, my PS3 died in it's first year. Get over it troll..
blubbey'46 million Xbox Live accounts'So many fools. Why pay for online? It's the only platform that requires you to pay to play online, it's ridiculous.Reply
Depends on what you want... I'm gladly paying 25£ (or more) for 12 months to get a stable and secure online service...
internetladThanks, RROD.Beat me to it, I was going to say "Microsoft Has Sold 76 Million Xbox Consoles to Date" of which 26 million still work.Reply
This is no "get over it, troll." He's not a troll. A failure rate of 40 fucking percent is very disappointing. Maybe they should have taken more time to apply the thermal paste better. cercuitsparkI have one Xbox 360 from launch and one Xbox 360 Slim... Can you guess which of them that failed? None of them, they are still just as good as when i got them. On the other hand, my PS3 died in it's first year. Get over it troll..Reply