Xbox 360 hits 77 million sales worldwide

The Xbox 360 is doing pretty well according to the numbers Microsoft has posted.

The company has confirmed that they shipped 1.3 million units in three months to reach 77.2 million worldwide sales. While the sales were down 9 percent year-over-year, it’s still a good milestone late in its generation where a new console is supposed to be announced.

The entire revenue for the Xbox division which contains both Skype and Xbox rose to $2.53 billion which is a 56 percent increase. The Xbox Live service has also seen an 18 percent increase with 46 million members. R&D expenses have also increased by 28 percent to $113 million.

“The bold bets we made on cloud services are paying off as people increasingly choose Microsoft services including Office 365, Windows Azure, Xbox Live, and Skype,” CEO Stever Ballmer’s statement read. “While there is still work to do, we are optimistic that the bets we’ve made on Windows devices position us well for the long-term.”

“Our diverse business continues to deliver solid financial results, even as we navigate the evolving device market,” CFO Peter Klein added. “Looking ahead, we will continue to invest in long-term growth opportunities to drive our devices and services strategy forward and deliver ongoing value to shareholders.”

Klein’s replacement will be announced soon since he’s leaving the company after 11 years of being there.

The Xbox 360’s sales are slowing down which is expected but a new console announcement should significantly boost the audience interest.