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Microsoft has 150 people in Santa Monica creating content for its 46 million Xbox Live subscribers

Microsoft’s Xbox project, largely forgotten in last year’s Windows and Windows Phone race to eight, is back in the spotlight. Today at the D: Dive Into Media conference, Microsoft let loose some fresh statistics concerning its console, and also revealed how heavily it is investing in creating content and experiences for its living room device.

Microsoft has sold more than 75 million Xbox consoles. Those with an Xbox account average 87 hours per month on their console. There are now 46 million Xbox Live subscribers. 38% of users are women, and 51% have kids. So, males are still the majority, but the Xbox audience is more than a third female, and majority older

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onyoursistersback1324d ago

OOOoooooo.....Santa Monica
and not "Santa Monica Studio"
-_- nice try with that title...(rolls eyes)

koehler831323d ago

Santa Monica is a huge tech hub. What's the problem? Do you need them to name all 150 people individually?

portal_21324d ago

Of that 46 million, I wonder how many actually have Gold.

IronFistChinMi1323d ago

46 million. Key word being "subscribers".

Riderz13371323d ago (Edited 1323d ago )

Lol it's not 46m Gold members. When it says "Xbox Live Subscribers" it includes silver members (Who are the majority), as well as Gold.

BlmThug1323d ago

@Rider 46 million is how many have gold. Quite a few months back, MS announced they have over 40 million Gold Subscribers so it's understandable that number is now 46 million.

Riderz13371323d ago (Edited 1323d ago )

@BlmThug - Talking about this broski?
http://www.tgdaily.com/game...

"Ballmer said that of those 66 million Xbox 360 consoles, there are 40 million users who have signed up for an online Xbox Live account."

SIGNED UP FOR AN ONLINE XBOX LIVE ACCOUNT

Sorry to rain down on your parade.

Hicken1323d ago

If it were 46 million Gold members, they'd say that. Silver members also count as subscribers, do they not? Hell, even I have a Silver account I've used for Rock Band a handful of times.

nukeitall1323d ago

I think MS has in the past said more than half of their XBL subscribers are Gold members.

That alone is almost a billion dollars in revenue annually.

BitbyDeath1323d ago (Edited 1323d ago )

Posted this in another thread -

46 million = Silver and Gold.

http://attackofthefanboy.co...

For comparison sake last year they had 40 million silver and gold

http://www.ign.com/articles...

Last count (back in 2010) showed 12.5 million paid so it may be as high as 20 million today.

http://www.forbes.com/sites...

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AngelicIceDiamond1323d ago (Edited 1323d ago )

Its 46m GOLD subscribers the rest are silver. Riderz is bring up outdated sources. The information has been updated to 46M GOLD subscribers.

Every account made on Xbox starts as a silver or "free" member (With an option to get a free month of gold). MS doesn't count silver.

portal_21323d ago

No, you are all wrong:
http://www.microsoft.com/en...
"The Xbox LIVE community has grown to 46 million members"
Hence paying + non-paying.

Jakens1323d ago

MS wants 46 million live members on next gen and has only now started thinking about how they can do it. Some soccor ball for my avatar is not enough.

Jakens1323d ago

I have hopes for MS too, you know. I want them to do well. I really will buy their next system, even if I'm not totally into all of it. They got me...

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1323d ago (Edited 1323d ago )

ok I am happy for xbox gamers..

Garrison1323d ago

"I need closers dammit!! Close the Sale!! CLOSE the sale! lets get that money!!" - dude running the place.

"You there! Make sure the Ads hit them until their eyeballs HURT!"

Dms20121323d ago

Well, that is the ignorant, low information view of Microsoft.

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