Xbox Cements Second Place In Console Wars

Microsoft’s Xbox hits 30 million console sales

Microsoft says sales of its aXbox 360 consoles have passed the 30 million mark globally, putting it firmly behind the Wii, which has 50 million consoles sold, and way ahead of Sony’s PS3 at 20 million.

Microsoft also says its Xbox Live network has more than 20 million members worldwide, which it believes has been brought about by the consumers desire to connect with friends and extend the life of their favourite games.

“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,” said Don Mattrick, senior vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “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.”

Consumers can expect more announcements from Microsoft next week as Xbox 360 kicks off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), on Monday, June 1, in Los Angeles.