1 Billion Entertainment Hours spent on Xbox LIVE every month

 

We’ve just released some interesting Xbox data that I thought you might enjoy:

  • There are 45 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.

And when we ship the next dashboard update in the very near future, Xbox LIVE will launch ESPN on Xbox LIVE, along with Video Kinect.

 

Update: Corrected the number of consoles sold.

 

 

Comments

  • Aqualung812

    Please, update us on how “very” the very near future is on that update.

    I’m in the beta, and would love to party chat with my non-beta friends this weekend.

    Sadly, I assume it will not update until Tuesday next week.

    Please, though, learn from Rock Band and do NOT drop the update on Kinect launch day! That will end in tears.

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  • Dedatos

    stats are always awesome.

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  • Hauz20

    Do the video stats include videos streamed on the home network?

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  • Whetzel

    I’m very curious to see what those numbers look like next year after the price hike starts hitting people.

    As a multi platform owner (360, PS3 and a Wii), I can honestly say that I will most likely NOT be renewing my subscription when it’s up in February.

    I can do (pretty much) everything on my PS3 for FREE (at least the stuff I care about) so there isn’t any reason for me to keep paying (even more now) to watch Netflix when I have 4 other devices that I can watch it on for free (PS3, Wii, WDTV Live Plus and my PC).

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  • VVho Cares

    Can’t wait for the ESPN. The beta does suck that you can’t chat with non beta users. That’s because of the new CODEC changes. Good thing i have a 2nd xbox (old non HDMI version)🙂

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  • Aqualung812

    Oh, I know *why* it won’t work, and I knew it wouldn’t work going into the Beta. Not complaining, just excited to get party chat back!

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  • KLRSKIR

    Impressive stats indeed!

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  • Nintendo Tim

    You’ve got a fact posted twice:

    “In the last year alone there has been an 157 percent increase in the time spent watching movies and television on Xbox.”

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  • MyClockIsOrange

    Whetzel makes a good point.

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  • viper1829

    When i logged on last night I thought they were dropping the update… It said that something was going on with the system. But after i got down playing CODMW2, the dashboard was back up and nothing looked different to me. It’s like waiting for Christmas, but not knowing when Chrisatmas day is. Obviously, it “should” drop by the Kinect release date. Why is it such Top Secret information on when the dashboard update is coming?

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  • twisted poke

    Yay, I guess. You guys want a cookie? It still sucks that those of us that just want to play games have to pay more for the service. ESPN, and all the other crap can be had for free on my computer.

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  • AutomaticOcelot

    That’s 1 billion hours people aren’t out in the streets messing each other up. Gaming is good for society. (Productivity, on the other hand…😉

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  • ANGERMAX

    A 10 dollar increase is hardly anything worth complaining about. Sounds like some people need to prioritize. Five dollars a month to game on one of the best services around is a pretty good deal if you ask me.

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  • metallicorphan

    42 mil?…i thought it was about 44mil,as SONY just announced 41.6 million PS3s sold..so what the hell is going on there?

    and as we don’t have Netflix in the UK,any chance of bringing Lovefilm to the 360 instead?

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  • LEGENDARY T0AD

    I also will probably not renew my live subscription. The money is not the point.xbox live is already over priced and now there raising it,If Sony can do it free I think M$ could manage without the price increase.why pay if I have a ps3 that’s free.

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  • Monhegan

    Looking forward to the update. I’m surprised they’ve waited this long given the high stakes involved with the Kinect launch. Imagine buying Kinect day one and XBL is down because of update issues. That would be a quick way to turn off a lot of new customers.

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  • Myst3r1o

    Wow…nice stats. Crazy how many hours are spent watching movies/tv shows on the 360(mostly due to the awesome powers of Netflix!). haha

    And I wonder if that dashboard update will coincide with the launch of Microsoft Kinect? Let’s hope so.

    And yeah, Monhegan, exactly! lol I’m sure the Xbox/Kinect Team is working extremely hard not to make that mistake. That would seriously be disastrous. Well…maybe not disastrous, but extremely problematic.

    Wow…next week is Kinect week! Hell yeah…can’t wait!

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  • RICE md

    I know I’m doing my part adding to these stats!

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  • RICE md

    I know I’m doing my part adding to these stats!

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  • AN1MAL75

    I would have to say they ll probably drop the update this evening with the launch of kinect next week they need time to work out the bugs if there is a problem they have time to work it out before the launch.Just my opinion remember Xmas a few years ago when live crashed.The mayhem that insued After that.lmao

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  • ZombieTron

    How many hours are spent gaming on Xbox? Does the increase in TV/Movie watching mean that game time is decreasing?

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  • xxBlitzBurghxx

    I have seen more & more of my friends watching movies on their 360 lately…..

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  • viper1829

    I watched Hot Fuzz last night. One of the funniest movies ever…. if you like British Humor.

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  • Redneck ant

    I almost never see television and movies on my Xbox but my past 3 xboxes had their good share of gaming😀
    by the way, I hope the Xbox Slim is finally free of the 3 lights of dead and other RIP errors…

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  • rastansaga

    meh… no more 1 vs 100 = no more gold subscription for me when this one runs out.
    a twitter follower (UK) of mine went to cancel her subscription today and was able to get half price gold subscription with 800 points thrown in, so it’s worth trying your luck i reckon.

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