Today, Xbox Live had a record breaking day. Two million people were connected to Xbox Live service at one time
The Modern Warfare 2 Effect.
it looks like every one forgot about PC online gaming maybe they are talking about the xbox breaking it own record
With a growing userbase + a hot new game + a online that works= Continued Live Dominance. JOY edit, lol the disagree's won't change the fact that Live dominates when it comes to online playtime for consoles, its not even close, some of you act as you never heard of Halo3, Gears, L4D, COD4 etc before. lol
Pretty much yes...nothing can beat PC online community Hahaha!!! disagree all you want, you delusional kids: Online PC community > everything
No doubt MW2 is a beaaast when it comes to online community.
lol PC community is too big to be counted for the most part xD I'm thinking it (live) broke it's previous highest record.. which is pretty kewl.
boy it seems you dont have much to say nowadays...i guess that 'fact' you speak of OWNS having actual games to play huh....lol i mean i really get pissed and bitter that you get to take advantage of so many online users all at once whilst i just have to play other games AND this 1...*sigh* Anyhow it seems cod6 is a beast on live and psn. Congratulations IW and xbl i think @ some of the guys above pc shouldnt even come into this. we all know what time it is when it comes to pcs online community plus theres more pcs than anything else out there therefore there should be more....even JokesOnYou should be able to grasp that gem of wisdom.
@jOkes on you haha, nice stealth troll there. "An online that works" implying other services, specifically PSN, doesn't.
You may be right...too bad this story is talking about Xbox Live. I think you're getting disagrees because you are way off topic.
This is what kills me i wonder just how many xbox gold accounts there really are as we speak microsoft likes to talk a big one but 2 million a record. I say there is no way they have over 7 million gold with that figure then. At least not active gold maybe 10 million who have signed up at one time or another. Like me i have had 2 accounts but not gold anymore and both of them where at one time or another.
Hy dummy, It says at the same time. Why would everyone that has an xbox be online at the same time. Hell MW2 is as popular as crack but the most you see on at a time is about 400,000.
I gotta say it's one of the best games I've ever seen this generation thank you IW you are the best
and no thanks to Halo the so called great exclusive.. A 3rd party non exclusive had to do it shame on you 360 owners.
@vhero Who cares what game is being played? That's not what's important, it's the numbers that matter. I've been lurking this site for over a year, and I'm sick of all you people constantly flipping sh1t on each other. GROW UP Who cares which console does better, sells more etc etc Play the games that YOU like and just enjoy one of the most competitive gaming markets of all time, instead of coming on websites like this to argue like 12 year olds at a playground.
yesterday at about 3 o clock central, there were 1 million people on mw2. awesome
Amazing This is one of the MANY reasons Xbox Live is so superior to PSN The large community.
Supposedly there are over 30 million individual Xbox360 users. Supposedly they average over 11 hours per week (so many play a lot more). Supposedly nearly all of them pay for Live. Even accounting for time-zones, if all the above is true, does it make sense that this has happened only once?
What does Halo has to do with MW2 online numbers? If you would actually PLAY the games, you would know that Halo and MW are totally different... I don't like Halo multiplayer too much, I prefer MW, but that don't mean I shouldn't recognize that hundreds of thousands do enjoy it. You are just being a hater. Halo has transcended just being a "great exclusive". The franchise is already at legendary status. If you don't see that, then you are blind and there is no hope for you. You don't have to like it, but you should be a man and atleast respect it.
"it looks like every one forgot about PC online gamin" Erm, it is talking about breaking the Xbox live's previous record. And what does PC have to do with this? There is no way in telling how many people are online playing games on the PC, and if there was, it would be a much, much higher number than 2 million.. lol.
Wow, cry more PC fanboys. You are all pathetic internet trolls!
PC technically does have something to do with it because GFWL uses what is essentially Xbox Live, not sure if those numbers were included in this account.
sounds like a lagfest.
We were all playing Perfect Dark Zero. lol.
I'm playing Kung Fu Panda, thank you very much
Record of ... ?
The previous record was of >1 Million when Halo 3 and Gears 2 launched.
all those PPL with no lives thats just sad
so all of a sudden, online gamers have no lives? you're logic is extremely flawed.
...says the driod who spends all his time in a game forum.LOL.
That's by xbox live is the community Multiplayer platform of the future Where were the Sony gaymer ... oh right .... they were playing HD pool in HOME and doing the konga .... Great
LOL coming from the guy trolling N4G oh the hypocrisy!
The record is only two million? Every day Steam has about 1.95 million online at once. Anyone know how many Live accounts there are in relation to Steam? I know Steam is around ~20 million.
To have 2 million people on a console game is pretty big . 20 million people have xbox live accounts.
If you're talking about Gold accounts, I believe it's, what? 8 million active users is what MS said?
yeah, but if people are like me, they have Steam starting when windows does, still doesn't mean I'm using Steam during that time. While Live is active when you go on your Xbox, chances are you'll be using it when you log on (since most games these days seem to heavily rely on MP and have shorter SP, see MW2), while I mostly use my computer for school and work.
Yes, I have steam on all the time, 24/7. I bet that counts
As 5.4 pointed out, many people including myself leave steam on all the time. I'd guess that only 20% of online steam users are actually gaming at any specific time. I know I'm only gaming <5% of the time I'm logged in. Though as people have pointed out, I believe this article is just about XBL breaking its own record. Comparing it to PC is pretty pointless as it's impossible to measure how many people are PC gaming online.
Again this is about Xbox Live not Steam.
Some of my friends leave their Xbox's on 24/7, but I see your point.
PSN will never see those numbers.
That's a lot of suckers online at once. I already pay enough to my ISP to get online, no need to pay again.
Yawn... this is news?
Figures dont lie...Liers figure nit.. but MS forgot to take out the X% of the pirates in this Live figure.. just as in their 360 sales figures which did NOT take into account the ~ 25% hardware failure rate....this is direct from a GS regional manager..every unit they sold or exchanged was counted as a sale..
@OP Whatever you say. You seem to know best /s
Maybe you could find something ELSE to whine randomly about? Maybe when MS ran over your dog? Or when Sony saved you from that burning schoolbus?
Thats more than the entire PSN userbase!
PSN Userbase is 25 million. its split between PSP and PS3...Retard...
Actually thats the number of ACCOUNTS made, not individual users. Most people have atleast 3 or 4 ps3 accounts for EU,JPN US ps store etc or to make a new account like lloO-QuIcK-_-ScoPeZoOII for cod4 LOL. Retard
No. thats the number of accounts made based on what region you live, which is also unique to the PS3 stupid. multiple accounts don't get counted. and its likely to grow from here. They dont count JP accounts that are made in america. or NA accounts made in the EU. Grow a Pair of Testicles and bear with it fanboy.
PShit 3 free cheap online all ppl playing best game on best console xbox 360 like COD MW2
Is it exclusive? Oh wait
Almost lol you should check some numbers bro
fellow droids. I Ken kutaragi your drone master hath returned. Please continue to buy my failstations but continue to avoid the PSN online experience. It is a catastrophic failure. No games and a crappy crash-happy service. That's why it's free. PS3 Play behind
Went and made another account just to diss the PS3... xbot with no life
Ah yes, the online service that acutally works. It was glorious playing Call of Duty yesterday.
it better work.
Awwwww, little baby can't afford $50 dollars a year on mommy and daddy's allowance, that's too bad.
Says the guy who couldn't afford a $600 machine with every feature built-in... at no extra cost
Says the guy who probably payed 600 dollars at launch, with NO games to play and to just have them slice the price to 300 a couple years later. And come on, no extra cost? That's WHY it was 600 dollars.
Doesnt Home has atleast like 4 milliom log in everyday?
they arent logged in at once.
Amazing microsoft is always setting world records all that money microsoft is making off xbox live they are simulating the usa and world economy pathetic ps3 owners iff it wasent for uss most off you wouldnt have jobs and be homeless
Are you really that retarded? Or do you just enjoy making Xtards look bad? It's probably the former since you're not the only one acting like that anyway.
plz go play with flash game LBP hehehheh kids not allowed here...
They are the same person. The same constant spelling and grammatical errors. The same constant bot delusion. There has to be maybe 5 bots here tops and they have 50 accounts between them. Bots are an endangered species soon to be extinct. EDIT look he used his 2 accounts to disagree with me! I hope you get carpal tunnel from clicking the log in and log out button over and over.
another new account, what is going on lately it seems that more and more accounts are being made for nothing but trolling.
Don't sit there and act like 360 fanboys are the only ones with multiple accounts. If you're going to call someone delusional, make sure you aren't delusional yourself.
I founds a troll wunce. He was hidin under my grama's doorstoop. I aked him wat he was dooin, he said playin wit his three shoes! Wahahaaa.. I'sa made a funy! Ya see he aint got no three foots.
and how many of those people were thinking, 'Crap, I'd better get as much online play in as possible before Microsoft finds out I've got a modded console and bans me'?