Microsoft has just announced some very proud Xbox 360 related numbers today. According to reports, 76 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold across the globe since its debut a little over 7 years ago. Kinect sales have been even more impressive since it has only been in the market for 2 years; it has sold 24 million units so far. Along with hardware sales comes the Xbox Live member base which currently stands at 46 million, a 15 percent increase from the last year.
As early as last year, hints and rumors of the next-generation Xbox points to an announcement being made sometime this year along with a possible updated Kinect 2. If it does surface this year, the next generation Xbox will compete against two main next-generation competitors: Sony’s PlayStation 4 (whose announcement is likely next week) and a possible Steam Box console from Valve.