Microsoft takes nearly half of current-gen market, teases E3 showing

Microsoft has offered up an update on how well the Xbox 360 has been doing; writing on the company’s official blog, IED marketing chief Yusuf Mehdi says that 67 million systems have been sold since the 2005 launch, generating over $56 billion at retail, and that there’s no stopping the company.

“With 47% share of the current-generation console market, we are hitting our stride largely as a result of the success of Kinect for Xbox 360 (19 million sold) and the flood of new entertainment options through Xbox LIVE (40 million members).

“Sales for Xbox 360 in year five were greater than in year four, sales in year six were greater than in year five, and sales in year seven were greater than in year six.”

We get the idea.

He also gives a few teases towards Microsoft’s E3 media briefing on Monday: “We’ll unveil new games, show new ways to enjoy the entertainment you love and, as always, we’ll have a few surprises to share.”