Since its launch in November 2005, Microsoft has sold more than 28 million Xbox 360 through the end of 2008, Microsoft joyfully said in a statement.
The company also has sold 8 million Xbox 360 units during the Christmas holiday shopping season, with Xbox 360 2008 Christmas sales doubling over the same time frame in 2007. Despite the struggling economy that has led to consumers spending less money and being more frugal, Microsoft still managed to have the best year of history for the Xbox.
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Even though Microsoft won't catch up to Nintendo, it's still selling good numbers, and looks forward to a bigger 2009. The New Xbox Experience (NXE) has proven to be quite nice, with Netflix streaming, and I'm sure a handful of decent game titles will be released throughout the year.