Mon Jan 7 2008, Logan Booker - Xbox Live is experiencing its fair share of problems at the moment. Kotaku Australia received a picture from Ali that shows Halo 3 getting in on the action with its only slice of crazy.
whats the proble?
Okay people thinking it's possible to have 7.6 million users online on a game that sold 8.1 million need to get a serious grip on reality.
The world is divided in 24 time zones. Even if all the Halo owners in America (4 time zones) by some miracle got online right after school/work (And I do believe most 360 gamers have a life besides gaming), this would mean that it's 1-3am in Europe and morning in Asia.
This would not even be possible if there were 15 million copies sold (Besides the release day).
LOL. You might be right.
But I'm still shocked at the lack of logic thinking in this thread.
Your use of logic will only bring you problems in the comments section man, come on, join the fanboyisms!
Halo 3 pwns the bs3!!! Waitb3yond with your precious blu-ray player!!!
Halo 3 640p puny lastgen crap on lagbox suxx, teh super ps3 pwns xbots in the ass!!!
That is almost all of Sony's PS3 user base.....WOW
The best features of the game are in its online play. So 7 million online is possible. would explain the live troubles wouldn't it ?
do you always use your energy to diminish 360 news?
One of the best comments towards the new traffic issue.
the ps3 can omnly dream the can have 1 milion ppl on th ewhole psn network at 1 time never happens never will gamers choose 360 every time all around the world
how is this halo 3 going wrong ???
the thing is to not hate the player n hate the game....n here microsoft is the game n HALO 3 is a player....
XBOTS have nothing else to play. Poor guys, your playing the last great overhyped game you will have until Gears 2 comeout. Meanwhile just go and play................ PLAY B3YOND that is.
Yes I am a PlayStation Fanboy
What are you playing? oh wait I forgot you Sony fans didn't actualy buy any games (just movies) How about UT3? uh, wait not even 100k sold. Ok how about? no, well uh....there is uh... and uh...(crickets) then you can uh...(crickets) WOULD SOMEONE SHUT THESE DAMN PS3rd CRICKETS UP!!!!
you shoulda said "yes i am a playstation gayboy", because a real fan doesnt sh!t on other fans
how many 360 games do you have? just Halo3, Gears of war? HAHAHAHAHHA I have 13 PS3 games so PWNED. I think its the 360 fanboys that need games.
lol funny post :D
i'm not a fanboy of anything, but ps3 doesn't have a big enough userbase to compare game sales with xbox 360. metal gear solid 4's coming out soon though, so while that sells some systems, you can buy some hd-dvds LOL OWNED
ever heard of COD4? Warhawk? Tekken 5 DRO?
That is a LOT of people but hell I haven't seem it past the 40.000 (60.000 near new year) while playing Social Slayer and usually no more than 15.000 while playing rumble :S
I would LOVE to know when its the best time with the most people playing so the match finding thing doesn't take so long (for example yesterday night I saw the least amount of players ever around 6.000 on rumble T.T and couldn't find a match :( )
There are 10+ million Live accounts and 8+ million copies of Halo sold and like Silver360 said above the primary reason for Halo is multiplayer. So, yeah I think those numbers are spot on and the only people to deny it are PS3rd Droids in denial.
I don't deny that there are ton of Halo 3 copies out there and that there is a huge online community for it, but are you seriously arguing that 7 million people are logged in at one time? Is that what the screenshot says? If so you are delusional if you think that is real. That is saying 87.5% of ALL halo 3 purchasers were online at the same time. That is ridiculous.
It's fake bullcrap.
I'm seriously, some people are sleeping, some people are at work. Different times all arond the world. It's just very crazy to think that so many people could really be playing Halo 3 online at the same time. Infact just about all 8 million people who bought the game.
That's just crazy.
this also proves something... RROD is not as bad as Sony fanboys paint it.
I didn't think of that Blade but you are sooooo right and when you take in account those 360 owners that don't own, didn't play that day or don't like Halo 3, that number just gets higher. :) Thanks for the smile. Just think if you added COD4, Battlefield 2 MC, Shadowrun, Rainbow Six, Graw and Graw 2, COD3, Madden, NBA, NHL, Soccer, Lost Planet, Chromehounds, FEAR, Timeshift, Team Fortress 2, Halo 2 or any of the BC games that MP shine like Counter Strike. That makes me go hmmmmm.
U know fake.
If it isn't then something is wrong with the #.
7 million users could never be on at the same time.
Over 8 million Halo 3 games sold and online service is MS primary selling point.
10 million gold AND silver users?
Edit: @BS, ah I didn't know that. Guess M$ finally threw a bone at silver members.
"10 million gold AND silver users?"
Yep, and the total number includes Xbox owners as well. It's a total count of all Live users since inception. Quite the achievement! (*10M Achievement Unlocked*)
Edit: And another Disagreediot rears his head. What exactly do you dispute? That it's 10 Million users? That it's total users? You should read the press releases and articles a bit more closely.
Silver members can play Halo 3 online in Social (unranked)gametypes, if you disagree make a new silver aqccount and try playing social, you will see.
thats some great info man, alot of people probably have no clue about that. is that a glitch w/halo? because silver isnt supposed to allow online play
No, it's not a glitch. I think they just made an exception for Halo 3, since it pretty much represents the 360 and XBL. Does anyone know if there are any other games that silver members can play online? I'm just curious...
Also, I don't think that many people know about it because MS doesn't want them to. There was probably a huge surge in gold accounts once the game came out, and if everyone knew that, there would probably be a lot less.
Why wouldn't 7.6 million users be online playing halo 3? With 17 milion or whatever 360's out there its possible, especially since this is the game americans buy 360 for. Considering most 360's are in america, if people were online, they would be online the same time since its basically the same timezone. Out of all the 360 games to play online, halo 3 is it...so, yeah. great.
whats wrong with watching or buying movies for ps3? you can pretty much toss out cd players dvd players thats crowding the entertainment system up and just use the ps3 for almost everything.
movies is a great for of entertainment has been for years.
That's impressive, but it does imply that the 360 is primarily a Halo box... still impressive tho'
This means 7/8 owners of Halo were online playing at the same time across the globe? I wasn't playing and haven't for a while. Were all of you playing at this time?
Then it's possible. However, 8.1 million at 60 dollars at least, many buying the legendary edition... that's an insane amount of monies.
this is probable an error. anybody knows if at the bungie.net they have an arhive for the last weeks not only the current stats?
EDIT lol disagrees at a full stop? done by accident? well its in the 360 section i guess.
The Disagreediots are everywhere.
I was thinking it might be interesting if N4G made a slight change that would require a user to agree/disagree only if they made a reply to the comment or parent comment.
id like it if you could see just who agreed/disagreed. The people doing it are cowards anyway or they'd post a valid reason. I guess it offers them some form of power or something. pretty sad mind.
I own halo 3 but i'm not online at the moment, doing bloody drafts for some poster. =(
...that this is possible but incredibly unlikely. Has anyone here seen it over 1 million before? Let alone anywhere near that number.
I'd expect Microsoft to respond to the XBox Live problems by saying "Yes we've had problems, but with over 7 million in one game alone, it's not that surprising".
while possible, this sounds like a glitch since i remember seeing over 1 million online only once or twice, but the majority of the time its in the 100,000's, not millions
Is that with 7+ million people online he's in a room by himself with 0 games found and 0 possible matches. Whats also more sad is that it leaves around 3 mil people that hopefully are playing the much much better COD4. Check my profile i have a 360 but this just doesnt seem logical. No bashing whatsoever just seems unlikely that....that many people will be playing all at the same time...i know since COD has come out its getting much more play time than Halo.
If yuou have been paying attention to major Nelsons psots you would know that Halo 3 is being played more than COD4.
Ill tell u what, 0% of my friends that have halo are playing it since COD4 came out... every one of them said they like it much better, and having 95% of people on at the same time when its usually around 1 million... I duno how people can believe that this is legit information.. but it doesnt take much for 360 fanboys to believe nonsense (yeah mgs4 is going to come to the 360, riggghhttt)
to the ps3 troll cod4 is a great game but its to easy to play and gets boring fast if ur me a hard core counter strike player with skill halo 3 is a much better all around game more things to unlock/defferent games modes with forge even every time i play halo 3 now ppl are adding things to maps makiing it a whole defferent feeling game not to mention the vehicle combat isunmatched no game drives like halo vehicles .
Even if Halo3 has sold 10 million, 7.6 million online at a given time is impossible. Use your common sense people...
Exactly. Personal schedules and time differences be damned, all Haloz players on at once!
Gimme a break.
The amount of Halo Sales just goes to show that the reason behind ppl wanting the original xbox and the 360 was basically just for halo.. and other fps... but mostly for just halo.. without halo where would the xbox and 360 be today???
so its 7.6 million players online and all of them are playing social slayer? yeah right keep dreaming xbots this is obviously an error and it makes sense since XBL has been having problems lately, i just logged on right now there were 47,220 on social slayer while there were 208,454 players in total online and by the way i think japan got tired of Halo 3 cuz i dont see any of those little lights in japan LOL
but what happened to DPAD 2008 game awards news that was approved earlier this morning?
Yes. There are millions of players online at once sometimes. Loads of fraggers ready for some competitive action. What sony droids forget is that we all have more than 1 game to play and most of our games are favorites of ours and we go back and play them numerous times. Sony has no competition those gamers are numbskulls compared to us xboxer's. We aint watching movies kids, We are interactive sprites with guns and a whole lot of trash talking. we aint going nowhere and millions of gamers will acknoledge this simple fact.
How is that news? WOW Millions of people playing a game MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BOUGHT.
I think most people would expect as much. Yoyu don't see people but a game, and not play it.
Complete utter BS. With other games available like CoD4/ME, in combination with different timezones, and the fact there has never been nowhere near that amount of people doing social slayer; there is no way in hell that nearly the entire Halo 3 install base was playing at the exact same time.
7.6 million online at the same time on multiple time zone. I called BS
You would have to be an IDIOT to believe that 7 million people could be playing any single game at one time. Come on people, use your common sense...
ain't 9 million people playing WoW. so why can't 7mil be playing halo. stop calling BS because theres no games on the ps3 that has that many people playing. how many people are on the psn. and ain't it free. to bad 7 mil people aren't playing warhark or UT3.
vegas whats your argument, no one said UT3 or warhawk even had a million users at one time... which i doubt it ever has but WoW is possible since its basically the only hot computer game and everyone in the world owns a computer... not everyone in the world owns an xbox and to think that it was even closs to the same as WoW is rediculous
WOW has 9 million players.. Not 9 million at ones.
Atleast 8million people are enjoying the game, what r u guys upto? Your trainstation3 has been delayed for indefinite time so go watch talladega nights.
Trainstation 3? I don't even get that joke. What does that even mean?
Trainstation 3? Do u mean that the train is comming and it will crush 360 along the way?
I remember 20M + people on CS on at same time.
7.6 million players, 0 games and 0 matches...
Obviously a bug in the system.
To you who believe otherwise: What logic are you using?? :D
it could have just started its search.
Man, there servers must be halling ass.