CES: 20 million people now using Live, says Bach

Thursday, 7th January 2010 10:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Over 20 million people are now using Xbox Live worldwide, Microsoft confirmed at its CES keynote last night.

The news came from the company’s head of Entertainment & Devices division, Robbie Bach.

“Today, over 20 million people are Xbox Live members,” he said.

“To put this in context and perspective, that’s nearly three times the number of people who watch Oprah.”

Earlier in the keynote, Microsoft president Steve Ballmer said that over 39 million Xbox 360s had been sold worldwide since the machine’s launch back in winter 2005.



  1. mescalineeyes

    the other 19 million are banned :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I’d love to know how many of those are ‘Gold’.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. ShakaCarnage

    I’d feel pretty confident that it’s around 60%.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Whereas I’d be frankly amazed if it was actually that high.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    All we know is that it’s “the majority”.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    50.1%, then. :-D

    #6 5 years ago
  7. ShakaCarnage

    Well, I actually know what their targets were in 2005 – and speaking to someone at Xbox last year, without revealing who it was, they’d beaten those targets. They didn’t mention figures, but Blerks wronge, whatever he says :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. ShakaCarnage

    I can’t spell today, either.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    “Blerks wrong, whatever he says”

    He gets that a lot. ;)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk


    #10 5 years ago

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