Microsoft records biggest year ever for Xbox

Posted by Rick C. Hodgin



Redmond (WA) - Microsoft announced yesterday that XBox 360 has had its biggest year ever, with more than 8 million units sold in 2008, placing them ahead of PS3.




"For Xbox, 2008 will be remembered around the world as a pivotal growth year at retail and online - even in the face of tough economic conditions," said Don Mattrick, senior vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business. "Worldwide, a record number of players flocked to our broadest games and entertainment lineup ever, while the New Xbox Experience thrilled millions of fans by making our console even more engaging. And yet, we’ve only provided a glimpse into the new world of interactive entertainment that we’re imagining. The best of Xbox 360 is yet to come."



See the Microsoft press release.