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Xbox 360 surpasses 70 million sales milestone

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The Xbox 360 has sold more than 70 million units worldwide since its release in 2005.

Microsoft announced the milestone during its quarterly earnings report, stating that it shifted a further 1.7m during the period in question.

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The platform holder generated revenue of $1.95 billion (£1.2bn) during the quarter, despite selling some 600,000 fewer consoles that it did during the same period last year.

Comparatively, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 3 had sold 63m units as of March this year, while the Nintendo Wii hit 96m units in June.

There was a significant increase in Xbox Live subscriptions during the three-month period, with the network service seeing gains of 15%. More than 40m subscribers now make use of the platform.

Microsoft has been tipped to unveil a successor to the Xbox 360 in 2013, with job listings and leaked documents supporting such rumours.

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