Microsoft shows post-NXE stats, no hard figures included

Thursday, 11th December 2008 07:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Xbox production head Aaron Greenberg’s released a ton of stats on post-NXE Live, and it all makes for cheery reading. If you’re Microsoft. And you’re prepared to gloss over the fact that none of these benchmarks t have real numbers attached to them.

Bullets, all taken from Joystiq an Nelson:

  • Marketplace downloads of TV episodes were up 30% and movie downloads up 49% the week after the NXE launch.
  • No Netflix data was released.
  • Xbox LIVE Arcade sales almost tripled in the first week after the New Xbox Experience launched.
  • Post-NXE “the number of new friends added per Xbox LIVE member has risen by 33%” across both Gold and Silver Xbox Live memberships.
  • UNO which was updated to include Avatar support, saw a 650% sales spike “in just one day.” No actually sales figures were released.
  • A Kingdom for Keflings was the second-largest XBLA launch game ever. No sales figures were released.

    More through there.



  1. Blerk

    A Kingdom For Keflings is surprisingly good! I’m going to buy the full thing, my son thinks it’s aces.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    What do you do in it?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    You’re a giant and you help the little guys build a town by training them to fetch wood and mine stone and stuff. It’s a bit like a combat-free version of The Settlers. With a giant.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. onyxbox

    I ate 20% more for breakfast this morning.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. morriss

    I’ll try the demo. How you getting along with Mass Effect?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    It’s super. Technically wonky, but I’m really into it now. In fact, it’s a shame it was the office Christmas party last night ‘cos I didn’t get a chance to play.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. morriss

    ha! Excellent. I fucking love(d) it. I’m just waiting on some more DLC and ME2 info. BioWare has gone completely dark on everything apart from TOR and Dragon Age recently.

    Need more info.

    I downloaded some music from iTunes too, especially the menu music when you boot up the game: fantastic.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. bloke

    K4K is really rather charming – there’s not really a ‘game’ to it (no bad stuff happens and there are infinate supplies of resources) – but it’s fun to see your avatar being a giant and doing stuff.

    A bit of a must for kids, both big and small IMHO.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Yes, all the fun seems to be in ‘doing it your own way’. Which I think is precisely why my son loves it. It’s a very relaxing game.

    #9 6 years ago

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