Xbox Live is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and Microsoft, besides organizing contests and giveaways, has just shared some impressive stats concerning the online service, including the fact that nearly 14.5 billion achievements had been unlocked in these 10 years, totaling a Gamerscore of over 270 billion.The original Xbox came out back in 2001 and, in November of 2002, Microsoft released a special online service called Xbox Live.
Since then, the company continued to invest in the service and made it a quintessential part of the current Xbox 360 console.
Now, as it’s celebrating the service’s 10-year anniversary, Microsoft has released a set of impressive stats about Xbox Live, its subscribers, and their in-game accomplishments.
“This year we had an average of 9.4 million people a week using multi-player gaming on Xbox Live and in the 10 years of Live, nearly 14.5 billion Achievements have been unlocked worldwide, accumulating a total combined Gamerscore of more than 270 billion,” said Xbox Live’s Mark Whitten on the official website.
According to the executive, the recent releases of Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has also yielded some impressive figures.
“It's fitting to be celebrating our anniversary on the heels of launching two of the most anticipated games of the year, Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The time you’ve spent playing these games and enjoying entertainment on Xbox has set new records for the service.”
“I’m proud to announce that during the week of Nov. 6 through Nov. 13, our members spent more time on Xbox Live (gaming and watching entertainment) than any other week in the history of our service: a total of 442 million hours. And Halo 4, which broke entertainment industry numbers, resulted in the Live community unlocking 43 million achievements in just the first five days of gameplay.”
Whitten assures the 40+ million Xbox Live members from 41 countries around the globe that more new features will be released for the service in the near future.
“If the last 10 years is any indication of what's possible in the next 10 years, imagine the innovation yet to come. One thing is for sure – we will continue to offer some of the best entertainment, from premium games, sports, TV, movies, web to music. To the members who've been with us since the beginning – I sincerely thank you, both for your support and your feedback. And for those of you that have just become members, a very warm welcome.”