Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Halo2 Drives Xbox Live Traffic

"Halo 2," which has sold more than 6.4 million copies worldwide since its launch in November 2004, is continuing to drive traffic on Microsoft's Xbox live service. The Xbox Live community has logged a record-breaking 91 million hours playing "Halo 2" since the title's launch -- more than any other Xbox Live game in the two-year history of the service. In addition, the gameplay has resulted in close to 61 million logged sessions on the game, with an average session lasting nearly 92 minutes, approximately the length of a major motion picture.

Microsoft's Xbox Live online gaming service currently has more than 1.4 million members. There are now more than 200 Xbox Live-enabled titles.

In addition, Xbox Live members now can enjoy Xbox Live Arcade, a new social experience that brings popular retro classics and broad-appeal games directly to the Xbox console over the Xbox Live service. Microsoft said it Xbox Live service continues to evolve with improved features such as downloadable content, voice messages and alerts coupled with new games.

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