Major Nelson’s 360 Numbers, and New Dashboard Update Goes Live Very Soon
This being “fun fact day” because everybody’s been revealing their last-quarter results in the past 24 hours, Major Nelson has thrown out some numbers on his blog to show everyone how well the 360 is doing. Here we go:
- The are 42 million consoles sold in 35 countries.*
- In the last year alone there has been an 157 percent increase in the time spent watching movies and television on Xbox.
- 42 percent of Xbox LIVE Gold members in the US are watching an average of an hour of television and movies on their Xbox, every single day or more than 30 hours of digitally distributed television and movies a month.
- The 25 million members of Xbox LIVE around the world are each spending more than 30 hours per month on the service – that means cumulatively Xbox LIVE members are now logging more than one billion hours a month on the service.
He also says that the new dashboard update, which has been in beta for a little while now, will go live to the public “in the very near future,” which I would assume means “by the time Kinect is released next week.”
*My personal calculations put lifetime Xbox 360 sales at 44.6 million. I think Major Nelson is a quarter behind.