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Microsoft this afternoon released a wave of stats related to the Xbox 360, including Xbox Live membership growth and the first official update on Kinect sales in more than a year.

The company says it has now sold 24 million Kinect sensors since the motion controller launched in the fall of 2010. That’s up from the 18 million that the company reported as of January 2012, which translates into sales of roughly 6 million units over the past year. That means Kinect sensors now represent about 32 percent of the Xbox 360’s 76 million-unit installed base, an increase from 25 percent a year ago.

In addition, Microsoft said Xbox Live members now number 46 million, up 15 percent from a year ago.

Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, shared the numbers during the D: Dive into Media conference in Southern California. In addition, Nancy Tellem, Microsoft’s president of entertainment and digital media, discussed plans for the newly created Xbox Entertainment Studios to create original content for the Xbox.

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