It Is Good To Play Together! Really!!

Once again breaking new ground and proving that gamers around the world crave personalised and social online experiences, Xbox Live now unites two million gamers from around the world. Xbox Live continues to grow exponentially having doubled its online, dynamic community in just one year – the equivalent to adding one Xbox Live member every 30 seconds.

Reaching the two million member milestone in such a short time speaks volumes about the depth and vibrancy of the Xbox Live community,” said Robbie Bach, senior vice president of the Home and Entertainment Division and chief Xbox officer at Microsoft. “This enormous growth is a true testament to the compelling content and engaging experiences enabled through Xbox Live today. The service is inspired by the creative power of the individual and fuelled by the passion of a worldwide community.”

The two million Xbox Live member milestone is due largely to a growing library of video game titles that deliver incredible online experiences, the availability of exciting downloadable content to extend gaming experiences, and a vibrant and active online community. More than 20 million pieces of content have been downloaded to date, proving that gamers today have access to and are experiencing more exciting downloadable content to enhance their gaming experience such as extra levels, maps and weapons than ever to enhance their gaming experience.

Additionally, there is plenty more for Xbox Live gamers to look forward to in the coming months through both current-generation titles and the launch of Microsoft’s eagerly anticipated next-generation Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. With the launch of the console this Christmas, the Xbox Live portfolio is planning for more then 300 multiplayer Xbox and Xbox 360 games available worldwide for gamers to enjoy. New Xbox 360 titles will include Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham Racing 3, Madden NFL 06, Dead or Alive 4 and Call of Duty 2.

Transferring user accounts to the next-generation console will be easy. As Xbox Live is a universal service between both platforms, gamers can move their Xbox Live memberships seamlessly from Xbox to Xbox 360, while still enjoying online games and entertainment on the current generation system.