VG247: Microsoft has responded to claims from Bill Roper that Don Mattrick isn't a "fan" of the MMO genre by saying 360 is already creating "memorable" MMO experiences for its 17 million Live members.
I've always wondered how many Gold accounts they have, but you never see anything these days other than that 17 million number.
See I would think all 17 million are gold accounts. Why? Well as per the oxford english dictionary a "subscriber" is.... (pay close attention to the 2nd explanation) sub⋅scrib⋅er /səbˈskraɪbər/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [suhb-skrahy-ber] Show IPA –noun 1. a person, company, etc., that subscribes, as to a publication or concert series. 2. a homeowner, apartment dweller, business, etc., that pays a monthly charge to be connected to a television cable service. 3. a person who promises to donate a sum of money, purchase stock, etc. "that pays a monthly charge", now we all know that silver accounts don't pay a monthly charge, therefore they are not "subscribers". Well that's my take on it.
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