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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Xbox Live: 2,000,000 stats probably NOT TRUE

Xbox Live: 2,000,000 stats probably NOT TRUE

"Microsoft mention that the Xbox Live service has 2,000,000 subscribers.

They have not exactly explain how they calculated those figures. Knowing that Xbox 360 need as much marketing hype as possible, Microsoft probably included the count to automatic updates. Hit games like Halo 2 automatically download patches while the user is logged into Xbox Live. The download happens quickly and quietly so it don’t become detectable. Microsoft has also yet to say if the 2 million user figure includes subscribers to the 2 month free subscription cards that are bundled with several games already released.

So, take the news about the 2 million subscribers with a grain of salt, because those figures could be inflated heavily as a promotional hype for the upcoming Xbox 360. "

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