Xbox Live stats are announced! And the winner is?

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There is no doubt that Xbox Live has been an enormous success for Microsoft.  But just how successful is it? Microsoft announced that more than 6 million Xbox 360 owners are connected to Xbox Live, a target that was projected to be hit in June. Xbox owners have spent more than 2.3 billion hours playing Xbox Live since the system launched in November 2005. 

The worldwide top 10 most played Xbox Live titles are:  

1. Halo 2
2. Gears of War
3. Hexic HD
4. Call of Duty 2
5. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
6. Call Of Duty 3
7. Oblivion
8. Project Gotham Racing 3
9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
10. Perfect Dark Zero

The top Xbox Live Arcade games are:

1. Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting
2. Bankshot Billiards
3. Marble Blast Ultra
4. UNO
5. Doom

Other stats to keep you up at night:

  • There are 2 million text and voice messages sent every day on Xbox Live.
  • The average Xbox Live Gold subscriber has 22 friends on their friends' list.
  • To date, Xbox 360 owners have unlocked nearly 300 million Achievements, creating a grand Gamerscore of nearly 7.5 billion.
  • Nearly 70 percent of Xbox Live users have downloaded at least one Xbox Live Arcade game.
  • More than 70 percent of Xbox Live members are downloading content from Marketplace.
  • Xbox Live hosts more than 7,000 pieces of gaming and entertainment content.
  • More than 5 billion Microsoft Points have been activated on Marketplace to date.
  • Nearly 50 percent of Xbox Live members in the U.S. log into Xbox Live Marketplace every time they turn on their console. 
  • The Discussion

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      Ted Bracewell

      Halo 2 is back on top? Wow. They really need some new game types for Gears, other than straight elimination every time. Deathmatch? Territories? Both would rock in Gears. Come on Mr. B!

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      Ted Bracewell

      Halo 2 is back on top? Wow. They really need some new game types for Gears, other than straight elimination every time. Deathmatch? Territories? Both would rock in Gears. Come on Mr. B!

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      scratchex

      LOL Perfect Dark made the top 10. That game was hot garbage.

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      scratchex

      LOL Perfect Dark made the top 10. That game was hot garbage.

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      AdamKinney
      I can't believe Geometry Wars did not make the Arcade list.  I demand a recount.
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      smigg

      If Hexic HD made the Top 10 overall, how is it not the highest XBox Live Arcade game?? After all, that's where I find it to play it on the dashboard... Smiley

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      smigg

      If Hexic HD made the Top 10 overall, how is it not the highest XBox Live Arcade game?? After all, that's where I find it to play it on the dashboard... Smiley

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      Matthew Mushall

      Those are some impressive stats, but World of Warcraft remains an online rival to be reckoned with...8 million users worldwide.  Now that is a title I'd love to see come to the 360.  Implementing a reasonable control scheme would be a real technical challenge!

      Overall...I'm still a little disappointed with 360 gaming thus far.  We have an awesome next generation gaming console...but the most popular title on it is a last generation game from 2 and a half years ago.  Not only that, but Microsoft seriously botched up the backwards compatibility issue.  As far as I'm concerned, give me all or nothing.  Either make the damn thing fully backwards compatible or don't try at all.  Additionally, the 360 is the only console I've ever owned that has actually crashed. hehe.

      I was a little surprised to read the most commonly played online titles.  Perfect Dark Zero does not belong on the list.  That game was one of the worst shooters to ever grace a console.  The N64 original was much better...even today.

      I would have to say that Xbox Live Arcade is the 360's saving grace.  It has been fantastic and it just keeps getting better.  I am a little weary of the size of the games tripling in memory, but we'll se how it goes.  At this point, the 360 is in serious need of a larger hard drive.

      The top Xbox live Arcade titles were also a little surprising.  I can see Blankshot Billiards, Marble Blast Ultra, and Uno on the list, but the others surprised me.  I was expecting Pac-Man and Galaga to do a little better.

      Thanks for keeping us informed, my goddess of gaming.

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      Matthew Mushall

      Those are some impressive stats, but World of Warcraft remains an online rival to be reckoned with...8 million users worldwide.  Now that is a title I'd love to see come to the 360.  Implementing a reasonable control scheme would be a real technical challenge!

      Overall...I'm still a little disappointed with 360 gaming thus far.  We have an awesome next generation gaming console...but the most popular title on it is a last generation game from 2 and a half years ago.  Not only that, but Microsoft seriously botched up the backwards compatibility issue.  As far as I'm concerned, give me all or nothing.  Either make the damn thing fully backwards compatible or don't try at all.  Additionally, the 360 is the only console I've ever owned that has actually crashed. hehe.

      I was a little surprised to read the most commonly played online titles.  Perfect Dark Zero does not belong on the list.  That game was one of the worst shooters to ever grace a console.  The N64 original was much better...even today.

      I would have to say that Xbox Live Arcade is the 360's saving grace.  It has been fantastic and it just keeps getting better.  I am a little weary of the size of the games tripling in memory, but we'll se how it goes.  At this point, the 360 is in serious need of a larger hard drive.

      The top Xbox live Arcade titles were also a little surprising.  I can see Blankshot Billiards, Marble Blast Ultra, and Uno on the list, but the others surprised me.  I was expecting Pac-Man and Galaga to do a little better.

      Thanks for keeping us informed, my goddess of gaming.

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