January 6, 2008 - President of Entertainment & Devices Division Robbie Bach offered some encouragement to Xbox fanboys distraught over Nintendo's newfound dominance in hardware sales. Despite being surpassed by Wii in console sales in '07, Xbox 360 managed to sell more software. In fact, Microsoft raked in $3.5 billion in the U.S. through November of last year with the 360. According to Bach, that is a billion dollars more than the Wii pulled in.
Bach said he expects Microsoft's mega-machine to enjoy "the biggest year ever videogame history" in 2008. This could well be true. Xbox Live has now tallied more than 10 million subscribers and did so six months faster than Microsoft expected. The unexpected spike in subscribers is what led to Xbox Live connectivity issues through the holidays.
Sadly, no major announcements were made at during the keynote address.