Microsoft Issues Statistics To Boost Xbox 360 Morale
A long list of good-looking figures arrived from Microsoft's headquarters. The Xbox 360 is coming close to its second anniversary, reason enough to issue a new set of statistics meant to show just how great the console really is. Also, it must have something to do with the 360 being labeled as a "fairly distant third" in a recent report.
September 20, 2007
Once again, Microsoft did not disclose the number of Gold Xbox Live accounts. It would've been interesting to see just how many are willing to pay the subscription for the premium version of the service.
The console's catalog features 250 games available, with 86 of them being Live Arcade titles.
Around 24.3 million Xbox 360 games have been sold in the US. Up till now, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii sales combined add up to 19.8 million units. Microsoft has every reason to be proud for now. Still, the real victory is scheduled for next year's statistics, which will have Halo 3 fighting against Sony's line up.
Last but not least, Microsoft provides the curious reader with three “most popular” tops: Xbox Live games, XBLA titles and demos.
Top Games Played Worldwide On Xbox Live
1. Halo 2
2. Gears of War
3. Hexic HD
4. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
5. Call of Duty 3
6. Call of Duty 2
7. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 3
8. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
10. Project Gotham Racing 3
Top Xbox Live Arcade Downloads Worldwide:
1. Aegis Wing
3. Texas Hold 'em
4. Geometry Wars Retro Evolved
5. Bankshot Billiards 2
6. Street Fighter 'II Hyper Fighting
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade
9. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Top Xbox Live Demos Downloads Worldwide:
2. Lost Planet
3. Dead Rising
5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
6. Forza Motorsport 2
7. Sonic the Hedgehog
8. Saint's Row
9. Superman Returns
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