Ahead of next week's E3 expo, Microsoft announced today that Xbox 360 console sales hit 30 million globally and that over 20 million users are connected to Xbox Live. In addition, Xbox 360 continues to be the platform of choice for the industry’s top games, generating $5.9 billion in sales to date at U.S. retail for third-party publishers, which is more than those of current-generation consoles combined. Xbox 360 also leads current-generation consoles in game purchases, with consumers owning an average of 8.3 titles each. Consumers can expect more exciting announcements from Microsoft next week as Xbox 360 kicks off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products, with its press briefing on Monday, June 1, in Los Angeles. good news for 360. MS has also announced the Zune market place will be integrated into Xbox Live with a new Zune HD coming out.