Microsoft: 2010 was the biggest year in Xbox history

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Old 21-Jan-2011
Microsoft: 2010 was the biggest year in Xbox history

Itís hard to believe that a decade ago Microsoft launched the original Xbox and Xbox LIVE services. Whilst the successor has had a troublesome past, the new slimmer console and Kinect system has been a big success and Microsoftís Steve Ballmer recently confirmed that 2010 was a big year for Xbox.
Microsoft predicted that by the end of the holiday period (last year) they would sell 5 million Kinect sensors and yet this total was surpassed with sales of 8 million units worldwide within the first 60 days of launch. The new slimmer console also helped the cause too, with the console staying six consecutive months as the best-selling console in North America (selling 1.9 million units in December alone).
To date, more than 50 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide Ė which is double the amount of the previous generation Xbox. The Xbox LIVE community also continues to grow, with more that 30 million active Xbox LIVE members. In fact, according to Microsoft there is a new member that joins Xbox LIVE every two seconds.
On a similar topic we also managed to uncover news that Microsoft is soon to release an update for the Kinect that brings your Avatar to life. Its called Avatar Kinect and will allow you to control your Avatarís movements and facial expressions. Avatar Kinect will be available this Spring for free to Xbox LIVE Gold members.

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