Earlier this week Sony’s PlayStation 3 console finally pushed Microsoft’s Xbox 360 off of the top-spot for the first time in 32 months. In response to that Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox 360 has sold over 80 million units since it’s launch in 2005. Pretty impressive!
Since 2005 Microsoft has launched eight different consoles starting with the Xbox 360 20GB Premium model and the Xbox 360 Core model which came without a hard drive. In 2007 Microsoft launched the black Xbox 360 Elite which came with a massive 120GB hard drive with the hard-drive free Arcade console launching later in the year. In 2008 Microsoft discontinued the 20GB Premium model and launched the Xbox 360 Premium console with a 60GB console.
2010 brought the biggest change to the Xbox 360 with the launch of the Xbox 360 S a new slimmer console with a 250GB hard drive and discontinued the Xbox 360 Elite and Xbox 360 Arcade. Finally in June of this year Microsoft announced and launched the Xbox 360 E in either 4GB and 250GB variants a more squarer model of the console with the same Xbox markings as the Xbox One.
“Looking ahead to Xbox One launch, we continue to see overwhelming demand for the console with pre-orders for Xbox One selling out quicker than any previous Xbox release,” the company stated.
“Xbox One pre-orders continue to outpace Xbox 360 pre-orders in the same time period. While we remain on track to honor all pre-order commitments, we do expect to sell every Xbox One we deliver to retail this holiday.”