By Quinton Miles
Thanks to a strong holiday showing, Microsoft’s Xbox Live service is continuing to set new records as the company announced today more than 1.4 million members are signed up for subscriptions. This revelation comes almost immediately after 14 consecutive months of market share increase for the Xbox, which according to Microsoft was the only system to see such a feat.
“Our consumers are passionate about online gameplay and seek larger-than-life digital entertainment experiences,” said Robbie Bach, senior vice president of the Home and Entertainment Division and chief Xbox officer at Microsoft. “We will continue to offer our thriving community best-in-class games, downloadable content, unique programming, and the expanded features and services found only on Xbox and Xbox Live.”
“The Xbox Live community has an insatiable appetite for riveting, connected and social game experiences,” said Cameron Ferroni, general manager of Xbox Live. “Our ongoing vision is to create online experiences that top anything else our community has seen to date. ‘Halo 2’ is another great example of how Xbox Live continues to set the standard for online gameplay.”
Titles like [i]Halo 2[/i] are a part of the 200+ plus titles that are Xbox Live compatible, making it one of the deepest libraries of online console gaming out today.