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Microsoft Xbox Live revenue estimated to top $1 billion

By Jos
Jul 8, 2010
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  1. Microsoft's Xbox Live reportedly closed a record sales year for fiscal 2010, which ended June 30. According to estimates published by Bloomberg recently, the premium gaming service over this last year managed to break the $1 billion dollar mark collectively through subscriptions, movie and TV show sales, and other downloadable content.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    That picture just reminds me how silly the community of 12 year olds that makes up the xbox live network really is.
     
  3. I don't think the average user pays the suggested $50. Subscription cards can be found online for around $30 a month.
     
  4. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    wow 12 year olds? yes their are many youngons on the 360 but I guaruntee you that their are just as many on PS network. "look as sony's picture boy of PSP marketing." Fact is Microsoft has always provided the better online experience because since its paid for its kept up much better then Sony.
     
  5. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    As guest points out, if you are a gold subscriber you should never be paying full price ($50) as there are so many great deals available for discounted subscription.
     
  6. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    how to spot a 360 fanboy 101...

    the 360's online experience is not in any way better than PS3 network. i have both consoles and i canceled my Live acct. long ago. you really think the Live service is better just because you pay for it? i'm willing to bet you've never even used a PS3. sure, i could go on all day about how PS3 online is free but when it comes down to it they are basically the same thing. there's only a few subtle differences and they are not enough to make a valid claim to which is the superior service.

    you ever wonder that maybe microsoft charges for 0.1% of their server capacity because they are just greedmongers?
     
  7. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Ahem!!! well its fairly easy to state why live is better. (yes I have used a PS3) 1. is security. With XBL you don't have to worry very much about people hacking the servers for your favorite game COD4 to make people fly around and have unlimited ammo. 2. Superior online service XBL strives to create deals with its partners to make sure DLC arrives on the XB before any competitor. 3. Netflix (much easier to use on XBL then PS3), ESPN, Zune, Last.FM. 4. you can log in with more then one live account on XBL, sadly you can only log onto PSN with one account at a time... Its not very difficult to see why YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
     
  8. Xbox Gold membership is $50 a year, so the people saying the things for $30 for a month is way more expensive
     
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    He meant a year, which is pretty easy to find online.
     
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