Microsoft just confirmed that Xbox Live membership has now hit 14 million.
I'd like a breakdown of Gold/Silver, but we'll never get that.
...Halo second account-ers. Theres a trillion of those.
Agreed. I believe they should tell us the Gold/Silver breakdown. Unless the ratio is not good. I know few people having multiple accounts just cuz you are allowed to have 3 free 1 month gold accounts per machine. I used to have 4 before now i'm just sticking to one account for gamerscore.
All I see are excuses
Doesn't really matter, as long as people are using the service! I know alot of people have let their Gold account run out, but then again, they probably just want to download stuff, and didn't play alot of online anyway!
I have 1 gold and two silver. My kids (guitar hero/rockband) and my wife (feeding frenzy & zuma). They don't need to be competitive online. Me...I got to "go for the gold".
14 million suckers
Enjoying a better online service than that of a certain other console's.. :)
14 million premature ejaculations
Sony has sold 16.4 million ps3's according to a real source "TVGC", so that means they have 16.4 million psn subs, at will. No subscription price to be had. So, in technicality terms, they beat Microsoft at their own game. Now, granted Sony doesn't ahve "ALL" 16.4 million ps3 owners connected, but I'm willing to bet, with the price of the system and the level of people who can afford it, they're working at atleast 70% capacity.
u got a link? or u pulling that from ur ass
Lol fail. You can't sign up for the ShhitStation Network unless you are connected to the internet. And I don't think every single PS3 owner is connected to the internet. Again, LOL FAIL, though I wouldn't expect any more from a PStard.
Of course he pulled it from his ass...but he had to remove the 12" dildo first. ;)
There is a Live account for every PS3 sold, can we say "last"???
The Business model is making good amount of money, no way you cut that off any time soon. Especially if more people continue to jump on board/in.
The only way XBL will become free is when PSN is in the same league and remains free.. PSN has really improved though the last few months and have really gotten me thinking of scrapping my 360 for a PS3 just because of the free online.
the other 30% are not connected??? or something else :)
^^^ Maybe They don't like to play online.
33% hardware failure might have something to do with it. :)
I'm Proud To Be One Of Them. All Hail Live!!!
more live members then ps3's sold.
is that your final answer?
About 4 months ago. But it was a low-key SCE report, so it's no biggie if you've never read it.
That was 14 million shipped (sold to retail)
That's a lot of money Microsoft is getting.
Which brings me to the big question. What the hell is the ratio of Gold to Silver accounts, and why aren't they brave enough to tell us?
just add the number of people that play halo 3 and gears of war.
It's not a matter of being brave enough. Its a question of whether telling silver/gold has any benefit. I can see where disclosing that information would benefit Microsoft. Breaking that down is actually only a statistic that would used to feed the would be haters out there. You're not curious because you just want to know. You are curious so that you can make some sort of negative comment about it. Here's a more curious statement. Being the PSN is free, why doesn't PSN have at least an 80-85 percent member rate. I mean, it free for god sakes. I just kills me how whenever some good news comes out about the 360 or XBL you trolls get on here and try to down play it. DAMN, I never knew there were so many haters in the world. There's got to be billions. A new hater born every "360" minutes.
for that inspired common sense. bubbles uuuup!
There's only one problem with it, which is the generalization that it's one-sided, and that's getting old. When are people on both sides (not including wii because the majority of those people are too busy playing than b*tching) going to realize that both sides have haters, both sides have trolls and both sides have fanboys. Both Sony and Microsoft are loving it because they are making a killing from each one of them without sharing a single dime
You can only address it in the threads that you read. And since I rarely if ever read much in the PS3 thread I guess I normally don't see it. But I see it a lot in the 360 threads. That's my take on it. Although I'm sure you have a valid point.
this is paid subsciptions few months ago when microsoft said they reached 12mill, that article included that it was "12 million paid subscribers"
Because silver members can download movies and tv shows plus buy arcade games. Microsoft makes most of their money on the marketplace store so they dont care about the ratio. Microsoft is now the biggest provider of movies and tv shows so they dont need to care.
that doesnt include me, but thats pretty impressive. What 2/3 are actually paying?. Imagine how much cash microsoft makes off that. Good idea in a way. Not for us of course. Hmm then again, I bet all those live fees pay for microsofts exclusive DLC and buyouts such as FFXIII. Jesus sony, think about it. We could be buying Niko new jeans and cars in...2010.
Yep. And xbl users shouldn't mind paying for Live either... that money is bringing in the free demos, Betas, Netflix, NXE 8-way chat, exclusive DLC for Fallout3 + GTA4 + TombRaider, & more Sony franchises to the X360 everyday (Tekken 6 & FF says hello).
I was one of them.D
If I were to compare that, it's like 1 Live account for every PS3 sold, it's earned the right to be called the number 1 online gaming community in the world.
but teh cell
you can't subscribe to something they can't even GIVE away. LOOL. Play House much? no? oh...... :(
Good luck if you ever try to unsubscribe. You will die trying.
but 14 million people paying 50 bucks a year. Thats like 70 million, or something. Man, I guess I can forget about Live ever being free....
14 million this is for gold and silver accounts
Well it says xbox live "membership". I would assume that the 14 million represents all gold members since silver is considered to be in all the consoles. If it was silver and gold combined then what would stop them from saying there are 20 million "MEMBERS" ON LIVE...
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