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Offline jedi55555

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Some Cool Xbox Live data.....
« on: August 31, 2006, 01:13:33 pm »
Major Nelson had on his blog some interesting data about Xbox Live from the PR department.  Here is what was shared:

    * The Xbox Live Marketplace just passed 50 million downloads. That is double the 25 million mark from just three months ago.
    * In the first week of Madden '07 releasing, Xbox Live members unlocked over 600,000 achivements and hosted more then 2-million hours of Madden gameplay.
    * 'Texas Hold 'em' set a one day record as the fastest download item ever on the Marketplace. There were over 100 downloads a minute in the first 24-hours of release.

Other Xbox Live statistics:

    * More than 50 million downloads of gaming and entertainment content from Xbox Live Marketplace to date
    * Over 2 billion hours spent on Xbox Live by gamers across the globe since the launch of the Xbox Live online gaming network in November 2002
    * More than 60 percent of Xbox 360 owners are connected to Xbox Live
    * 1,300,000 text and voice messages are sent via Xbox Live every day. Currently totaling half a billion sent messages between the Xbox Live community per year.
    * 65 per cent of all connected consoles already downloading and playing Xbox Live Arcade titles
    * Over 8 million downloads of Xbox Live Arcade games following the launch of Xbox 360
    * Over 2 billion Microsoft Points sold to date (This would be over $25 million in points bought)

Now that is some crazy stuff.
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Re: Some Cool Xbox Live data.....
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006, 01:49:54 pm »
That's a bunch of Live stuff. Although I thought it was sort of a slap to the face when Blizzard essentially mocked Live's numbers compared to WoW's. And I have a feeling that the DS's figures will be quite competitive given another year of growth.

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Re: Some Cool Xbox Live data.....
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 04:18:28 pm »
Blizzard is just trying to make people not notice that it seems that they can't seem to release anyhting since launching WOW.  But, in all fairness, do they really have to?



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Re: Some Cool Xbox Live data.....
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2006, 08:00:00 am »
Blizzard is just trying to make people not notice that it seems that they can't seem to release anyhting since launching WOW. But, in all fairness, do they really have to?

$90 million per month? No. They could retire on that game. That said, I'm not surprised they haven't released any stand-alone games since. It takes a huge, Herculean effort to make a MMO and support it. Not to mention the fact that Blizzard didn't release games at a very quick pace to begin with.