In an updated sales chart, Microsoft shows a gain of over 5 million units sold since Oct. 2012, where the total sold was 70 million. The number consists of total units sold all over the world since the console's release in 2005.
Meanwhile, Xbox Live memberships stand “north of 40 million users,” Makuch writes. This is the same figure that Microsoft announced a month ago, at the start of 2013.
In Sony’s corner, the PlayStation 3 has officially shipped roughly 70 million units as of Nov. 2012, “though a new report states as many as 77 million units have been sold,” which would mean the PS3 has sold more than its competitor, the 360.
Of course the 360 and PS3 generation of consoles is beginning to die away, and the next gen announcements are being hinted at. In a previous article, Microsoft announced that it would be holding an “Apple-style event” in March 2013, possibly announcing their new Xbox 720 console; and Sony, earlier this week, released an ambiguous teaser for “PlayStation 2013,” which is more than likely an announcement for the PlayStation 4, an event which will take place at a New York City event on Feb. 20, 2013.
For more information, check out Eddie Makuch’s article here.