Xbox 360 hits 25 million consoles sold, a full 2 years faster than original Xbox

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Kudos to Microsoft, which has tricked more people into buying the Xbox 360 then it did the original Xbox . Redmond has sold—well, is projected to sell through the end of this month—some 25 million Xbox 360s . It took the original Xbox, which launched in late 2001, five years to reach that number. Meanwhile, the plucky little 360 will hit that number a mere three years after its own late 2005 launch.

What I’d like to know: how many of these 25 million Xbox 360s are re-purchases as a result of the red ring of death? Like I said before, if my current Xbox 360 dies there’s no chance in hell I’d get another one. I’ll move exclusively to emulators—the older games are better anyway—and WoW.