55 Million Xbox 360 Sold And 35 Million Active Xbox LIVE Members

Major Nelson from Microsoft today shared some stats on Xbox 360. First look at these stats,

  • Microsoft has now sold 55 million Xbox 360 consoles across 38 countries and sales are accelerating.
  • Xbox 360 maintains its lead in the U.S. as the top selling console in 2011, and ten of the past eleven months.
  • In the first four months of 2011, Xbox 360 has seen a 29 percent year over year increase in sales, which is more than triple the growth of PlayStation 3 and the largest growth of any console on the market.
  • There are now nearly 35 million active Xbox LIVE members worldwide spending an average of almost 60 hours a month on the service.
  • Cumulatively Xbox LIVE members are now logging 2.1 billion entertainment hours a month.
  • Apart from Xbox being the platform for core gaming, they have a whole new platform called Xbox LIVE. From Multiplayer gaming, On demand video, Social networking,etc, clearly Xbox LIVE is a great service for consumers as they spent 40% of time on this service while using Xbox. I just wanted to know if these numbers aren’t enough to be considered as a platform for Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt, then what else you need..