Worldwide Xbox 360 sales hit 40m

Software attach rate up to 8.8.

Microsoft has now sold more than 40 million Xbox 360 consoles worldwide according to figures released overnight.

In January Steve Ballmer said the firm had topped 39m, and the platform holder's latest financials reveal an additional 1.5 million were sold during the quarter just ended. Microsoft later confirmed the 40m figure to IGN.

Microsoft's financials also reveal that the console's software attach rate - the number of software units sold per console - is now 8.8, although the investor presentation doesn't say whether that includes digital sales (we expect it does).

Xbox 360 launched in November 2005. PlayStation 3, which launched in November 2006, has sold 33.5 million units worldwide.

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