GamerScore Blog just posted a ton of statistics about XBox Live and also posted a list of the "Top 10 experiences that you can only get using Xbox 360".
One of the big bulletins is that there are 4 MILLION users of Xbox Live today. That’s a lot of people to play against. They also posted that over 12 MILLION downloads have occured on the network from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Mattel… I hope someone’s reading!
One big point they also make that I hope isn’t lost on anyone is the fact that our #1 seller on Xbox Live is UNO. That’s right – Mattel’s card game UNO. Y’all have a licensing success with this game. To be honest, I could see this blowing up huge with other Mattel games and children’s toys. How about a Hot Wheels racer? How about a Sims add-in for Barbie? After all, apparently Hasbro hasn’t gotten on the ball with home games based on their properties… and you KNOW that they’ve got a lot of properties that would translate well to Xbox online gaming. Grab the gold ring while it’s still available!
Top 10 Experiences on XBox Live
BTW: Here’s an excerpt of the "Top 10" on the blog post.
- Xbox Live delivers one identity across your entire Xbox 360 experience
o Your unique gamertag, gamer profile; gamer score; gamer zone; reputation and achievements stay with you wherever and whatever you play.
o One friends list across all games, so you are always connected to a global community of millions at any time.
o As we roll out Live across platforms, your identity will be available anywhere, anytime on Xbox, Windows, and mobile devices.
- Earn Achievements in every Xbox 360 game to compare your progress, skills and accomplishments with your friends on Xbox Live and Xbox.com
o Achievements are changing the way people play games, the way games are designed and chronicles your entire gaming history.
- The unified Xbox Live network means you are always connected to a global community of 4 million gamers across 24 countries
o Connect with your friends online, or play with new ones in a safe, secure, managed environment free from cheating, hacking and viruses.
o Xbox Live provides gamers with access to global tournaments and exclusive programs including online Game with Fame events with Larry Johnson, Matisyahu, Jack Black, The Fray and the forthcoming Pac-Man World Championships in February 2007.
- Download and enjoy the wide collection Xbox Live Arcade games that are taking the industry by storm
o Access the collection of over 30 highly addictive games to date from the world’s most creative indie game developers and the biggest game publishers on the planet.
o Sample the free, fully playable trial version for every Xbox Live Arcade game.
Read more here: http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2006/10/18/538041.aspx