Amidst the hub-bub of the Tokyo Game Show
, Microsoft has released some new statistics and numbers
regarding the Xbox 360, which will have its second birthday this November. Worth noting are the stats on Xbox Live, which Microsoft reports has over 7 million subscribers so far, with 10 million anticipated by June of 2008.
According to the stats, the original Xbox's Halo 2
is still the most-played title on Xbox Live, followed by Epic's Gears of War
. On Xbox Live Arcade, Aegis Wing
is the most widely downloaded title, with family card classic Uno
coming in second. It's clear that Microsoft considers Live to be the 360's killer app, boasting that 70% of connected console users download and play XBLA games. In terms of social networking, Microsoft is proud to have 2.6 million text and voice messages sent over their service every day, and claims that the average Live Gold user has 23 friends listed. It's no MySpace, but maybe that's a good thing...