Microsoft Ireland has revealed to GOONL!NE that over ten million Xbox 360s have been sold in the EMEA regions, including Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The company told us that it was the only console this year to see a YoY growth increase across the three territories.
The news comes as the company also announced tonight that the new dashboard featuring Twitter, Last.fm and Facebook will be publically released as of next Tuesday. A slight hardware push might have occurred this week also, with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
“Reinventing entertainment through, play, watch, connect and share. This is the vision that we have for Xbox 360 and today that vision is the reality for 10 million Xbox owners. European consumers are very discerning and demand a connected entertainment experience. That’s why we focused on providing content that is right and relevant for them and entertainment beyond just gaming to movies, music and social networking,” said Microsoft’s vice president of interactive entertainment business in Europe.
We have delivered on this promise and next week will bring real innovation into the living room through instant streaming high-definition movies, connecting with friends on Facebook and Twitter and a personalised music channel. Together, this represents a real shift in the way people are entertained every day.”
The press release is after the break.