Over 100 Million Friendships Have Been Made Over Xbox Live (And Over 200 Billion Achievement Points)

Amidst all the back-slapping and high-fiving going on at Xbox Live today, Microsoft released a statistic related to the service that I found pretty interesting.

Seems that since Xbox Live's inception in 2002, over 100 million friendships have been made. 122,265,266 at time of writing, to be exact.

No word on how many friendships were later irrevocably fractured by homophobic or racist slurs, but I'd imagine that's not the kind of figure Microsoft wants to release on a day like this.

Other notable figures released by Microsoft today include the fact 14.5 billion achievements have been earned on the service, unlocking a staggering 270 billion achievement points.


    Love Xbox Live. I've been a member for 7 years.
    From what it was back then to what it is now, its completely different. Xbox has put together an awesome service.

    Agreed! I've been a member since 2006 but prior to that I used to share my friends gamertag.

    Great service so far! I just wish they'd get rid of those bloody dashboard advertisements for Gold Members

    There are 110 million registered user in PSN and 30 millions games sold more on the PS3
    so ps3 numbers will be much higher

    It's not so much the Xbox Live 'service' that's great, but the way it's integrated into the OS.

    As to sudarsan's comment. It's pointless. PSN is free to activate, and includes PSP/Vita accounts. Poeple create multiple accounts to use for specific countries.

    The better figure, would be to see how many GOLD users Microsoft has and how many PS PLUS subscribers Sony has.

    Giving off a number of people who have registered a service that's free to register for means jack shit. Same way, mentioning Silver users for Live is kinda pointless. Tell us how many people are PAYING for these services, and then you have something to brag about.

    Microsoft makes a tonne more money on Live than Sony does on PSN. Also, XBLA games sell a hell of a lot more than PSN games. No need to just flat out lie.

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