Since Xbox Live's online gaming network launched in November 2002, gamers have spent over 1.5 billion hours on the network playing games online with their friends around the world. This is equal to 65 million days of gaming or close to 200,000 years. With our top title, Halo 2, which is being played on both the Xbox and Xbox 360, gamers have spent over 500 million hours playing online.
Not only are the majority of our owners connected, but they are also spending more time connected to the Xbox Live community
on Xbox 360 than ever before. The average number of gaming sessions on Xbox Live on Xbox 360 is currently at 25-a-week, which is up dramatically from the average of 6 sessions-a-week we saw on the original Xbox.
Xbox Live on Xbox 360 continues to grow as a social community; we are seeing an average of 600,000 text messages sent every day between members on the service.
We have already had over 10 million downloads
on Marketplace in the first 4 months on the market, reaching this milestone faster than iTunes did when it launched. Playable game demos remain the most popular item with over half of our consumers downloading these.
Xbox Live Arcade
has been an instant hit on the Xbox 360
, with over 60% of all connected consoles already downloading and playing Xbox Live Arcade titles.
Every Xbox Live Arcade title has a free trial version. To-date, we are seeing on average 20% trial to purchase conversion rates across all Arcade titles, with our top title converting at 39%.
Top WW Xbox 360 Live titles to date
1. Call of Duty 2
2. Perfect Dark Zero
4. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
5. Dead or Alive 4
Top WW Arcade Titles on Xbox 360 to date
1. Geometry Wars
2. Marble Blast Ultra
4. Smash TV