Microsoft raises Xbox 360 sales estimates

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 12 2006 @ 05:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft raised its sales estimates for the Xbox 360 after the company announced it expected to have sold more than 10 million Xbox 360 consoles.
“This holiday, we expect to have sold in excess of 10 million units worldwide,” a Microsoft spokeswoman said, according to a news-story by Reuters agency.

That “sold” number refers to units “sold into retail”, which refers to units in transit, units sitting in store inventories and machines sold to consumers, the news-agency noted. Previously, the software giant hoped to ship about 10 million of Xbox 360 consoles by the end of the year, whereas by-mid 2007 approximately 13 to 15 million were expected to be installed. It is unclear whether the number of consoles to be sold in 6-7 months time was also increased.


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