Xbox 360 Hardware Sales Pass 40 Million

By Chris Faylor, Apr 26, 2010 8:20am PDT Over 40 million Xbox 360 consoles have been shipped and sold to retailers since the gaming console launched in November 2005, maker Microsoft has revealed.

The revelation comes as part of the company's recent financial update, with competitors Nintendo and Sony expected to issue their respective reports in the near future as well. At last word, circa January 2010, the PlayStation 3 had racked up lifetime sales of 33.71 million units while the Wii had hit a record-breaking 67.45 million units.

While we're waiting, here's a breakdown of Xbox 360 shipments throughout the years:

    FY 2006 / July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006: 5.0 million Xbox 360s
    FY 2007 / July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007: 6.6 million Xbox 360s
    FY 2008 / July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008: 8.7 million Xbox 360s
    FY 2009 / July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009: 11.2 million Xbox 360s
    FY 2010 / July 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010: 8.8 million Xbox 360s

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