Wash. – Microsoft (NASD: MSFT) has now sold
more than 40 million Xbox 360 consoles since the device was first introduced in
2005, the company said in a financial filing. The report also indicated that
sales so far this year are down 12% compared to the same period a year ago. By
comparison, Nintendo had shipped 67.4 million Wii consoles since 2006 as of
Dec. 31, while Sony had sold 33.5 million PlayStation 3 consoles since 2006 as
of Dec. 31.