Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Over 80 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Sold

Posted Oct 18, 2013

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced a major milestone.  They have over 80 million Xbox 360 consoles since launching it less than 8 years ago.  The Xbox 360 arrived in November 2005.  The original Xbox sold 24.65 million units.

“This month, Xbox 360 reached 80 million consoles sold to retailers worldwide and maintained its lead as the number one selling console in the U.S. in 2013,” said Microsoft in a blog post yesterday.

Last month was the biggest September software sales for the Xbox 360 with sales hitting $401.2 million, which is the most for any console in the U.S.  The top selling games for the Xbox 360 was Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 14, Diablo III, and NBA 2K14.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said that pre-orders for the Xbox One is selling out faster than any other Xbox and it is outpacing the Xbox 360 at the same time period.