Xbox Live Christmas Crash Won't Happen Again

With Microsoft sporting a cheaper console and the need to upgrade all new Xbox 360s to the New Xbox Experience come Christmas morning, it seems that a repeat of last year's Live crash is imminent.

Not so, says Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360.

"We've built a lot of infrastructure, a lot of behind the curtain no one seed," he said. "This is something that Microsoft is good at.

"We are well prepared for the type of growth we expect this holiday."

And if things do go sideways, Greenberg promises that Microsoft will be prepared.

"We will have people standing by, more people on hand than we've ever had before," he said. "Knock on wood we will hopefully not have any issues."

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Nathan Drake3689d ago

Y'know,to actually see if it'll happen or not?

Lord Anubis3689d ago

This is what the man actually said ""Knock on wood we will hopefully not have any issues."" not what kotaku used as a title. Knowing Kotaku is expected they want to make things rosy.

Bnet3433688d ago

What their saying is they'll be ready this time, but they can't control how many people get Xbox Live in a day and sign on.

vhero3688d ago

It wont because they wont sell half the consoles they sold this time last year plus the amount of gold subscribers has dropped by a few million meaning a LOT less tress on the servers as people have had time now to buy both a ps3 and 360 like myself and use the ps3 for online play since its FREE.

Capital G3689d ago

notihng even happened last time

i had no problems and niether dd any of my firends

it was like one guy who had connection problems and the internet blew the story up

just like last holiday live will be fine

any problems just mean live is growing so fast well just wait a see npd results :-)

Capital G3689d ago

dont bother commenting if your jus gonna act likea fanboy

Nathan Drake3689d ago

Are you SURE you want to take it there?

Imallvol73689d ago

wow Capitol. I know your a 360 fan . . . but really you go a little far. Are you just trying to get a rise out of people.

Of course we knew there were problems all last Christmas. Major Nelson's website wouldn't have taken a beating if it didn't, lol. But I think you know this, you just enjoy the attention.

SmokingMonkey3689d ago

this should never happen.

the more people join xbl the more money M$ gets to make it's servers better, right?

outlawlife3688d ago

i actually didn't have any problems either aside from when they put down live for maintenance

it seems to me the problems were largely regional, my friends and myself didn't have a large number of issues

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Capt CHAOS3688d ago

And damn, you're already on one bubble. ;-)

Neo6043689d ago

My christmas wish for my friend xbox360.

gamfreak3689d ago

Don't waste your wish on something so insignificant, the some old RROD is gonna bring terror once again. Instead wish for something that you really want most this christmas. Not a 360 though....!!!!!


Imallvol73689d ago

As for my prediction . . . I am not sure. If there are even MORE 360's sold this Christmas than last Christmas (like most are predicting), I don't see how Live could keep it together. Sounds like Microsoft isn't exactly sure about it either as they will have a record amount of people on staff. Seriously??? At Christmas???

Everyone place your bets.

outlawlife3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

believe it or not some people do have jobs that require them to work on christmas

services that are powered on 24/7 need somebody to tend the fires so don't be naive

since the price drop xboxes have been selling like mad around the world some places like japan are going to have much more [people online than any other previous year and being a global system live will be stressed more than it ever has

the amount of users on xbox live has exploded in recent months, it will only get bigger around christmas and more people will be required to work

lets also take into account that chistmas isn't a holiday to everyone in the world

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