Monday, July 14, 2014

Major Nelson: Xbox Live Members Spend More Than 1 Billion Hours Each Month On The Service

Obviously, some folks have nothing else to do? Either that or Gears of War 3′s already on the network. Oh wait, Halo: Reach.

According to Microsoft’s Major Nelson, when combined, more than a billion hours of log time is spent on the Xbox Live service a month.

Redmond’s released some really amazing Xbox 360 numbers via the Major’s blog, telling the tale of how many Xbox 360s are really out there, how much of an increase in movie watching on the service there has been, and lots more.

Here’s the full stats quencher:

- There are 42 million consoles sold in 35 countries.
In the last year alone there has been an 157 percent increase in the time spent watching movies and television on Xbox.

- 42 percent of Xbox Live Gold members in the US are watching an average of an hour of television and movies on their Xbox, every single day or more than 30 hours of digitally distributed television and movies a month.

- The 25 million members of Xbox Live around the world are each spending more than 30 hours per month on the service – that means cumulatively Xbox Live members are now logging more than one billion hours a month on the service.

- Access to Xbox Live is expanding from 26 countries to 35 this November.

Just awesome. Also, expect that number to rise when Kinect is released in the next few days, Microsoft’s been on an advertising run recently.

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Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • nick

    how boring!

  • Ernice Gilbert