Today Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, along with Nancy Tellem, president of entertainment and digital media at Microsoft, participated in a D: Dive into Media session facilitated by Peter Kafka. At the session, Mehdi revealed some new data that illustrate how entertainment usage on the Xbox has exploded during its living room transformation:
- Microsoft has now sold 76 million Xbox 360 consoles and 24 million Kinect sensors.
- The Xbox Live community grew 15 percent in the last year to 46 million members.
- Xbox users consumed more than 18 billion hours of entertainment in 2012, with entertainment app usage growing 57 percent year over year globally.
Also during the session, Tellem shared more details about her newly created Los Angeles-based Xbox Entertainment Studios.
“We want to partner with the industry to bring entertainment into a new era,” she says. “It’s an era when interactive entertainment becomes the greatest form of all entertainment – and we couldn’t be more excited to play a part in it.”
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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog