Xbox 360 Tops 60 Million Units Worldwide - NewsMiles Taven , posted on 02 December 2011 / 12,377 Views
With the data being processed for the week ending November 26th, VGChartz can confirm that the Xbox 360 has surpassed the 60 million unit milestone, in just over 6 years on shelves (averaging 10 million per year). Microsoft announced earlier this week that they had shifted over 960,000 units during Black Friday week, which means lifetime sales of the Xbox 360 in the US (30.86m) have now surpassed that of the PlayStation (30.1m), and it becomes the 3rd best-selling home console in the country, behind the Sony PlayStation 2 (46.1m) and the Nintendo Wii (37.45m).
Over 50% of all Xbox 360s are sold in the US (30.85M), meaning at least 1 in 4 homes house an Xbox in its homeland. The UK population, however, can claim they're the most passionate about the Xbox 360, as 11.2% of the population has bought one, compared to 9.9% in the US.
If the Xbox 360 remains flat year over year over the next 5 weeks, it should just about overtake its current peak year (2010) meaning the console's new peak year is its 6th. With that said, VGChartz anticipate higher sales this holiday season for the Xbox, and so it should clear this mark fairly easily.