Microsoft has announced that 70 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold as of September 30, 2012. The successful console, which launched in November 2005, has brought about many innovations to the gaming industry like the fantastic social networking service Xbox Live and the interactive Kinect peripheral that makes you the controller.
The Xbox 360 has led console sales for months now, and will probably continue to do so thanks the steady release of console exclusive titles like Forza Horizon and Halo 4, but year-over-year MS has actually seen a decline in Xbox 360 revenue and shipped units.
All things considered, lifetime Sony PlayStation 3 sales weren't too far behind the Xbox 360, at 63.9 million units sold as of March 31, 2012. The family friendly Nintendo Wii, which released in November 2006, a year after the Xbox 360, has already surpassed both consoles, reaching sales of 96.56 million units as of June 30, 2012. We'll have to see if things shake up once Nintendo's new console, the Wii U releases on November 18, 2012.