Microsoft delivers Xbox 360 progress report

According to Microsoft, more than 11.6 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold despitereports suggesting that Wii has overtaken total Xbox 360 sales with fewer than 11 million units sold
  • (GamePro (online))
  • — 22 September, 2007 04:57

As Sony soaks up the Tokyo Game Show spotlight, Microsoft was quick to boast its gaming accomplishments thus far including the most played games over Xbox Live.

According to Microsoft, more than 11.6 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold (either to retail or to consumers), this despite multiple reports suggesting that Wii has overtaken total Xbox 360 sales with fewer than 11 million units sold.

Regardless, gamers buy more software for the Xbox 360 than for PS3 and Wii combined according to NPD, and Microsoft said Xbox 360 owners buy an average of 6.3 games per console, more than either PS3 or Wii.

Additionally, Microsoft reports 7 million Xbox Live members (including free silver accounts) and expects that number to reach 10 million by the end of June 2008. The average Xbox Live Gold subscriber has 23 contacts in their friends roster, according to the company, and there are more than 250 games available for Xbox 360, 86 of which are Live Arcade titles.

Microsoft also released the following most popular games on Xbox Live.

The top 10 games played over Xbox Live worldwide were:

1. Halo 2
2. Gears of War
3. Hexic HD
4. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
5. Call of Duty 3
6. Call of Duty 2
7. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 3
8. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
9. Crackdown
10. PGR3

The top 10 arcade downloads worldwide:

1. Aegis Wing
2. Uno
3. Texas Hold 'em
4. Geometry Wars Retro Evolved
5. Bankshot Billiards 2
6. Street Fighter 'II Hyper Fighting
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade
8. Worms
9. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
10. Contra

The top 10 demo downloads worldwide:

1. Crackdown
2. Lost Planet E3 2006
3. Dead Rising
4. BioShock
5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
6. Forza Motorsport 2
7. Sonic the Hedgehog
8. Saints Row
9. Superman Returns
10. Colin McRae: DIRT

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Blake Snow

GamePro (online)
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