Research: Xbox Live to Generate $1b Annually

"Micosoft's Xbox Live service will clearly lead" competitors Sony and Nintendo in the online console gaming space, generating over $1 billion in online revenues annually by 2013, according to the latest research from In-Stat.

The projection includes subscriptions, download revenue and online advertising.

In July 2008, Microsoft said that people had spent $1 billion on Xbox Live since the Xbox 360's launch in 2006.

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ShabzS3540d ago

we're gonna need that money to settle those lawsuits ...

seriously though .. i hope they make the service free soon.. but seeing those numbers ... its probably not gonna happen

Nineball21123540d ago

That is a lot of money....

Why o why3540d ago

cash bull even. why close studious when they generate so much loot?

JeffGUNZ3540d ago

I wish I mad 1 billion annually at my job.

overseer3540d ago

Personally, I don't think $30 a years is a lot to pay for a well integrated online capability, but I'm glad that the company is turning a nice revenue, because hopefully it will give it a bit more headroom for R'n'D spending for their next console.

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