Mattrick: Live is a staggering accomplishment

By Mike, Thursday, 17 July 2008 08:56 GMT

Speaking with GI at E3 yesterday, Xbox boss Don Mattrick said just how important its Live service is to the success and appeal of 360.

“I think that being the company to build a gaming community, to do it globally, to have all the functionality that we have inside of that, is a pretty staggering accomplishment,” he said.

“We announced at the show that we’ve seen our membership from last E3 go from 6 million to over 12 million, and in the two and a half years we’ve been operating Xbox Live on 360 consumers have spent over a billion dollars.

“A lot of people are talking about rolling out a service or talking about making it work for people. What we’ve demonstrated is we have that service, we have a large audience that’s participated and is valuable, and it’s awesome,” he added.

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