What happened on Xbox LIVE in 2012

Xbox LIVE has counted down the stats various different titles released on the Xbox 360 console throughout 2012. From Max Payne 3 to Halo 4. See how many kills have been registered and hours accumulated with the breakdown of 2012.

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KangarooSam1982d ago (Edited 1982d ago )

What happened was I'm trying to convince myself to pay $60 so I can play Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 online when I just paid $50 and got 20+ games for free...

I'm okay with paying for Xbox Live Gold but I'm about to get Battlefield 3 for my PS3 so it's hard to convince myself to pay for Live when I may not have time to use it. Although I did just get Halo 4 and Black Ops 2, don't wanna waste those.

/personal rant over

Edit: I like Microsoft and Sony, just saying.

QuantumWake1982d ago

I'd be nice if XBL were free. But the fact it continues to grow only shows MS that people don't really mind paying for it. If that's the case, then I don't think XBL will ever be free until the community just decided they had enough.

I mean I guess you can gather from these stats that it hasn't slowed down one bit. I still pray one day XBL will be free for everyone. But at this point, it's a long shot.

BitbyDeath1982d ago

Still only around 12-13 million gold users.
If it were free it'd likely be up around the 50million count like Sony.

Janitor1982d ago (Edited 1982d ago )

@KangarooSam- Not calling you a liar, but NOBODY I know pays $60 (full price) for live. Seems to me like people who say that's what they pay don't even have live. I mean, you can obviously find your way around the internet, made an account on a gaming news site, posted comments, but you can't figure out Amazon or Newegg? I don't get it...

Sp1d3ynut1982d ago (Edited 1982d ago )


Let's see... should MS be happy with (by your estimate) (A) $720-780 MILLION/yr revenue, with "only" 12-13 million subscribers...or (B) $0/yr with 50 million subscribers? Keep in mind, of course, that the majority of those Gold subscribers also purchase DLC, movies, music, etc.'s a tough call, but I'm betting they'll stick with option A.

Hingle_Mcringleberry1982d ago

You just PAID. . .and got for FREE. . .sir, do you even know what you're saying?? So what exactly did you pay that 50 bucks for then if these games are free

Janitor1982d ago

Don't even try man, these people are delusional. I mean, its like me saying "Hey I bought the BLOPS2 season pass for $50, and got 4 FREE MAP PACKS!!!"

xboxinsider1982d ago

You can get subscriptions from retail and online retailers for a lot cheaper than that. I think a lot of people opt for Xbox due to the it being the most advertised, if you will, for a console that caters to children and adults with the Entertainment side etc.

Sp1d3ynut1982d ago (Edited 1982d ago )

I've not paid more than $35-40 in the past 6 years...many of which came with a bonus month (12+1)...and that includes since it jumped to $60. Newegg and Amazon always have great deals on 12 mo. Live Gold, and I never pay tax or shpg.

BanBrother1982d ago

For my little brothers silver account, they always have deals to entice you to get gold. $2 for 2 months has happened a few times, and other $1, 1 month specials.

The family pack is great also. I don't mean to sound like a drone, but I do hope that they incorporate some of the great sales and deals that PS+ subscribers get. I am loving the 12 days of Christmas sale on XBL though. Great.

Sp1d3ynut1982d ago

They have more deals on XBL than people realize....MS just doesn't openly advertise them, nor mention them as an enticement to get XBLG. In the past year alone, I've downloaded 4 free games, and about 15 others that were 50% off.

Belking1982d ago (Edited 1982d ago )

I just got renewed for another year for 30 bucks. Sweet! I've never paid full price for xbox live and i never plan too.

SonyStyled1982d ago

dont ya love being a game bandit?

MasterCornholio1982d ago

What a coincidence I managed to do the same thing with my PlayStation plus subscription.

There are great deals for both all it takes is a little window shopping and you will find them.

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gninja921982d ago

Back in April they said by July 1st 2012. XBL would go free to play. it was even advertised on the Xbox dashboard when you turn on the xbox. What happened cause it was clearly about to be done?

gninja921980d ago

is that sarcasm? im being genuine here. why would they advertise it and then back out. everything a company like them does is a strategy.

hellvaguy1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

I think what Hingle meant was somewhere between dreaming about that super model under your arm and becoming a pro athlete, you seen the free live subscription floating across the sky. Because in reality, there was no talk of it.

A billion dollar company likey isnt going to promote false advertising, so in all honesty, you probably just got your facts mixed up. I'd have to ask for a link or screen to verifiy your claim, but its very doubtful to exist.

gninja921975d ago

well im sorry i dont have a hauppauge to record my game screens. and yes i know fanboys and supporters of money-grubbign companies will never believe me. but honestly yes i did see that commercial. it said " july 1st xbox goes free to play" on the xbox dashboard.

hellvaguy1975d ago (Edited 1975d ago )


Lol dude give it rest and admit your wrong. Honestly you didnt see 1 commercial that the rest of the world somehow missed and theres no record of it on the internet. This nothing to do with fanboy, except for fanboy of facts, which I am an avid fan.

You sound like a spoiled kid whos parents always told you you were right, so that's your mindset even when your clearly wrong. Mom prolly told you how handsome your were despite being some 150lbs+ too fat. Sorry if it's harsh, but you needed to hear it when your so painfully and obviously wrong.

gninja921974d ago

actually no im not spoiled and unlike you i have responsibilities. and no i wont admit im wrong. i know what i saw. just casue the homosexuals on N4g dont agree doesnt make me wrong. your not interested in anythign new only in whatever others can prove. which is a real good thing. but im nto trying to prove im right. only to show that i have a different piece of information than the rest of you. so no i wont admit im wrong.

tisoyboy21980d ago

I've got almost 3yrs on XBL and never got a free game. The only time I've seen something free is if you buy 3 games and get one or when they have the special where you get a low amount of points back for spending 1200+ by the end of the month. But since I have only paid about $32 a year, its really the only reason why I maintain my gold. Cause Blops2 cost the same 60 bucks on ps3.

gninja921980d ago

download "Harm's Way" its a free game