Microsoft's CMO Yusuf Mehdi has posted on the official Microsoft blog via Technet the updated figures for Xbox 360 sales since the console's launch in 2005 as a part of the company's pre-E3 report.
According to Mehdi: "Since 2005 when we launched Xbox 360 we have sold 67 million consoles and have generated more than $56 billion at retail, and were still going strong in our seventh year. 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 went on to point to the home entertainment integration of the Xbox 360 as one of the system's successes, adding "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."
As for what to expect for Microsoft's E3 press conference, Mehdi didn't provide many hints, simply stating: "Well unveil new games, show new ways to enjoy the entertainment you love and, as always, well have a few surprises to share."
Original Xbox to this...kudos.