66 million Xbox 360 units and 18 million Kinect units sold

Microsoft is on a roll in terms of its Xbox 360 business. During their final CES 2012 keynote address on Monday, the company announced that it has now sold 66 million Xbox 360 console units worldwide since it launched in November 2005.

In addition, Microsoft said that it has now sold a total of 18 milllion units of the Kinect motion gesture game controller for the Xbox 360 since it was launched in November 2010. That's a huge number for an add-on product. Usually a hardware addition that's launched well after the console's launch is lucky to be bought by 10 to 15 percent of that console's users. In Kinect's case the amount of units sold is close to 30 percent of Xbox 360 users.

Microsoft also said during the keynote address that it now has over 40 million subscribers to Xbox Live. As usual, Microsoft did not break down how many of those subscribers use the free Silver service and how many actually pay for the Xbox Live Gold service.

In related news, Joystiq reports that News Corporation is developing a streaming video app that will be released for the Xbox 360. It will offer video from Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and IGN; but there's no release date yet for that app.

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First time i saw XBOX i was like what a pile of crap. It is hard to believe that people will buy all kind of crap but that's how it goes.

techguy77 said,
First time i saw XBOX i was like what a pile of crap. It is hard to believe that people will buy all kind of crap but that's how it goes.

You still think it's a pile of crap?

There use to be days when I look for sold units of PS3 and Xbox but now to me its pointless... just buy what you think suites you... both are good console and both have good collection of games. in fact buy both for exclusives.

Enron said,
So I guess the Kinect is doing a lot better than the Sega 32X did in its time.

LOL! Just a smidge...

Sega was a great company, but they're why companies shy away from addons now I think...

M_Lyons10 said,

LOL! Just a smidge...

Sega was a great company, but they're why companies shy away from addons now I think...

Sega weren't the only ones that failed at addons. Nintendo had their fare share as well. The fact that you've heard of the 32x lends to the idea that Sega was actually more successful than Nintendo were.

I think its not outrageous to think that they are refering to gold subscription, since silver can be used by anyone. Maybe im wrong

iguanas said,
I think its not outrageous to think that they are refering to gold subscription, since silver can be used by anyone. Maybe im wrong

I can't imagine that two out of every three Xbox owners has a gold subscription (66 million Xboxes probably doesn't account for RROD replacements and the like). I think the figures are for both gold and silver.

Well the Silver membership isn't really a subscription anyway, seeing as you're not subscribing to anything. If you put your Xbox online your have one. I think it probably is just gold.