Everyone Played A Lot Of Xbox On Boxing Day

Everyone Played A Lot Of Xbox On Boxing Day
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More people logged on to Xbox Live on 28 December 2015 than any other day in Xbox history, Microsoft has revealed among figures that include Windows 10 uptake.

In less than six months from release, Windows 10 has shown the fasted growth trajectory of any version of Windows ever. Uptake is 140 per cent greater than Windows 7, and 400 per cent greater than Windows 8.

Microsoft say that customer satisfaction is a lot higher than with previous versions, too.

11 billion hours have been clocked on Windows 10 so far, on over 200 million devices around the world, including the Xbox One.

Gamers spent over 4 billion hours playing PC games on Windows 10 in 2015, and have streamed more than 6.6 million hours of Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs.

741 million hours have been spent in Microsoft Edge across Windows 10 devices in just the last month.

Over 2.5 billion questions have been asked of Cortana since launch, and over 82 billion photos viewed within the Windows 10 Photo app.

People are even using Bing — yes, Bing — more compared to prior versions of Windows, with search queries up 30%.

I think it’s time to fess up. Which of you have been using Bing? And what *were* you playing on Boxing Day holiday?

This post originally appeared on Gizmodo Australia


  • I was one of thems who was pllaying on boxing day. My mum, god bless her heart, got me Halo 5 (which i didnt have) and Batman arkham knight, which I actually already had on PS4 but couldn’t bear to tell her I already had because she was soooooo excited to give them to me. So looks like im gonna be playing arkham knight again.

      • I think it was a public holiday for proclamation day (South Australia) which occurs on the first working day after the Christmas day public holiday. Historically, Proclamation day was on the 28th December 1836
        so in south Australia the shops were closed on the 26th for proclamation day and it counts as a public holiday and also on the 28th as the first working day after the weekend (because the 26th was on a Saturday…2 for the price of one).

        as an aside, if Christmas is on Saturday (which is a public holiday), boxing day/proclamation day would be on sunday (which can’t be a public holiday) so the public holiday gets pushed to Monday for Christmas day even though the Saturday was one also (2 for the price of one) and boxing day/proclamation day in that instance would be the 27th.
        my head hurts.

      • I would accept that if the title said “…Boxing Day Public Holiday”, but it didn’t. Boxing Day doesn’t change – it’s always December 26

  • Bing usage has gone up because of the way the Edge browser is designed / when you open it up and start typing instead of typing in the address bar you’re typing in a search field – you have to click near the top of the window to find the addres bar – this simple design change kinda forces you into Bing – it’s very clever on their part

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