Xbox 360: Over 40 million served

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Despite recent lagging sales of Microsoft's game console, it has managed to jump over the 40 million unit milestone worldwide, though there's still a lot of catch-up to do if it is to ever eclipse Wii sales.

Microsoft today released its quarterly earnings report, and although year-to-year Q1 sales are down 12% for the Xbox division, it was able to reach the new milestone.

No one's shedding any tears over the company as a whole, however. Microsoft's total profit was up 35% over 2009 thanks in large part to Windows 7 and Office sales.

The 360 is the only console that's currently in a slump. Wii sales are still consistently strong, and PS3 numbers are soaring above where they were a year ago. The Xbox 360 is still in a pretty solid second place worldwide, but the 5 - 7 million unit lead it has over the PS3 is not insurmountable.

The Wii, meanwhile, has lifetime unit sales of over 65 million which gives it a very padded first place lead.