Connected Device Growth and Potential Continue to Rise

In a pair of somewhat related announcements concerning the Xbox 360, Microsoft revealed that the gaming console will soon be the recipient of a still-hazy live TV streaming service, while also boasting that it has broken the 55 million unit barrier in year 6 of its life cycle. The streaming service, which the company declined to describe in any kind of detail, would “change living room entertainment forever,” according to the press release. Current Xbox Live subscribers already enjoy Netflix, Hulu Plus, and ESPN as streaming partners. As for the Xbox 360 sales numbers, not only has Microsoft sold a massive number of the ubiquitous white boxes, sales continue to accelerate due to upgrades and add-ons such as Kinect, a trend that “no other console in history can…claim.”

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