Feeds

Xbox Live hits 50,000 in Europe

Good or bad?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

gamesindustry.biz logo Microsoft has signed up 50,000 Xbox Live users in Europe, spread across eight countries, just one month after launch.

It's hard to judge whether this figure represents a success or not for the service; 50,000 units sold across Europe isn't exactly stellar in pure shipment terms, but then again, there's no other product in the same category as Live so we can't compare those figures with head to head.

Microsoft, for its part, certainly believes that the launch has been successful, with European Xbox Live boss Michel Cassius commenting that "we're really excited to be reporting successful sales so soon after launch. The feedback and take-up has been very encouraging."

It'll certainly be some time before the European network catches up with the numbers reported in the USA, however.

MS has also revealed a listing of the Xbox Live titles becoming available in the next eight weeks, many of which offer true multiplayer as well as online scoreboards or downloadable content.

May

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Lucas Arts) - Multiplayer and Downloadable Content
  • Godzilla (Infogrames) - Downloadable Content
  • MotoGP 2 (THQ) - Multiplayer
  • Phantasy Star Online (Sega) - Multiplayer
  • Burnout 2 (Acclaim) - Online Scoreboards
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein (Activision) - Multiplayer and Downloadable Content

June

  • Midtown Madness (Microsoft Games Studios) - Multiplayer and Downloadable Content
  • Midnight Club 2 (Take2 Interactive/Rockstar) - Multiplayer
  • Brute Force (Microsoft Games Studios) - Downloadable Content

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.