Xbox Execs Talk Momenum

Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, and Nancy Tellem, entertainment and digital media president at Microsoft, participated in the All Things D: Dive into Media industry event on Monday evening, sharing their vision for entertainment on Xbox and announcing new Xbox 360 momentum data, including:

  • 76 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold around the world to-date
  • Xbox 360 has been the #1 selling console in the US for 24 consecutive months, selling three times the number of original Xbox consoles
  • 24 million Kinect sensors have been sold around the world to-date
  • The Xbox Live community has grown to 46 million subscribers, a 15% YOY growth
  • The average user now spends 87 hours a month on Xbox, a 10% YOY growth
  • Entertainment app usage grew 57% year over year globally
  • Family content consumption on Xbox Video has grown 400% year over year

Nancy discussed new details about her LA studio that will be creating interactive content for Xbox. She revealed that the name of the studio is Xbox Entertainment Studios and it will create original interactive content. Xbox Entertainment Studios will also oversee interactive live events, similar to Sunday night’s live streaming of the Grammy Awards’ red carpet broadcast.

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